The Obama Administration has been helping smuggle weapons into Syria for months now, but a plan pushed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and then-CIA Director David Petraeus to directly arm them with US weapons was apparently a bit too much, according to new reports.
The plan, which involved setting up training camps for rebel fighters and directly arming them was being pushed heavily in the summer, but administration officials say it was rejected over fears it would draw the US deeper into the war than it intended.
The officials also said they had expected a second major push by Petraeus and Clinton after the election, but Clinton ended up in the hospital and Petraeus ended up resigning in disgrace almost immediately thereafter, so the new push never happened.
It may well have been a much different story that time around if it had come up, as President Obama was said to be interested in deferring direct involvement in Syria until after the vote, and his reluctance to escalate too much beforehand may have reflected fear that a new war would be unpopular with voters.
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A new war would have been unpopular with voters.
That is still true.
It still matters, because Obama would not want to lead the House into total disaster, nor the Senate to major setback, in 2014. That prospect would paralyze his whole term.
This article is BS.., a BIG BS.., the Syrian war was Hillary Clinton and Saudis plan with the blessing from Obama.., so was the Libyan war…, it is this man who names the Syrian government a Barbarian by pointing out the the killings of Syrian people by the Saudis the UAE and Europeans Barbarians sent to Syria blaming it on the Syrian government.., Now if Jason has become the defender of Obama and his falsified democracy wanting to clear his name as yet another white house warmonger is up to Jason.., but his trick is not going to work here.., because the evidences shows the facts that he know what he was doing and who is in charge doing it.
He is the president and have the last word.., in another word if he didn't like for Syrian war to start he could have rejected it when it was introduced to him 2 years ago by simply not supporting it.., unless there is a government within the us government named state department.., and his employee like Hillary have another power then he has and can start wars without his knowledge.., hence.., thats hard to believe.., isn't it Jason…?
picture: the wicked witch of the west
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