Though there are still an awful lot of details to settle with Congress, the Obama Administration says that the plan is to start direct transfers of arms to Syrian rebels within a money.
The shipments will be going through the CIA, using the same route that they’ve already been using to smuggle weapons from other countries into the rebels’ hands. US weapons are en route and will be stored in Jordan awaiting the final go-ahead.
That might still require some more dealing with Congress, as Rep. Thomas Massie (R – KY) has introduced a bill blocking the president from unilaterally sending weapons to Syria.
Still and all, the Syrian rebels had been pushing for a rapid influx of weapons, demanding “heavy arms” be delivered by the end of this week. That clearly isn’t going to happen, and there seem to be a lot of stumbling blocks to meeting their goal of a month as well.
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That was quick. And here I thought that Obama and our hardworking representatives in Congress were struggling over this dilemma. But why does the CIA have to do all this unsavory crap? Whatever happened to Academi/Xe/Blackwater. Why doesn't the US outsource these embarrassing and pathetic jobs to others and let the CIA get back to, oh I don't know, doing intelligence work?
they have been arming them for a long time. they give weapons to saudi arabia and say give them to the rebels, then they tell the public this is "indirectly arming". now they will still do the same thing but act like they are doing something different. by the way, there is only a tiny minority of citizens, like fifteen percent, who are okay with this. this is just another example of why it is crucial for the elites that we do not have democracy here, because if we were allowed to vote on this type of big decision, as they are in Switzerland, we wouldn't be giving out any arms. We might, though, also like switzerland, decide to give some kind of red cross aid to anyone there who needs help. but no, we have to give partisan violence tools because we have bigger plans to establish hegemony over the energy rich middle east. i mean, humanitarian intervention, like with the native americans.
In a democratic system smuggling is illegal.., when the South America smuggles drugs.., or for that matter from Afghanistan to USA and Europe and etc. is punishable with life in prison.., but when it comes to government smuggling weapon.., then is for democracy.., even when it reaches bunch of terrorists.
This is bullshit, Jordan did not and will not have anything to do with this. They are a small nation ready to lose a lot if they got involved.
Then you don't know what is cooking for Jordanian people, USA is already occupying Jordan soil by sending Patriot missiles, by sending 400-800 American marins.., by CIA operatives and stat department privet contractors or black water-x mercenaries, Israeli mussads operative and etc. wake up people.., kings and tyrants of the middle easts are the puppets established by English and USA for their interests, they don't give a damn about people of Jordan or any other nations in Middle East or elsewhere.., they killed over a million Iraqis most of them babies.
Notice Anti War hasn’t linked to Clare Daly’s speech in the Irish Parliament. Could it be Anti War has fallen into line. Calling the esteemed leader a war criminal and hypocrite of the century perhaps too much for the brave souls at Anti War.
[moderator’s note: Perhaps none of our editors have come across that speech yet. It should be pretty obvious that calling the War Criminal in Chief a war criminal is not “too much” for a site that’s been doing exactly that for years – TLK]
Mod, If you do link to it I assure you its even better than George Galloway's effort in front of the US senate. With a few million views already hardly invisible.
I wonder if antiwar.com is aware that as we speak, the Qatar's and Saudis government have started to send people of Shiite belief back to Lebanon…, or if they are Syrian or other nationality working in either countries…., Bill Clinton, and the entire Democratic Party.., this is a act in ethnic cleansing by the tyrants that you love so much.
Obamas and Foggy Ratmussens favourite cannibals just beheaded two Christian priests today with a blunt kitchen-knife, western corporate media did their best to bury this story but they just keep coming. You see, Obamas mercenaries only get paid if they post a snuff video as proof of their Wahhabi deeds to the Saudis and Qataris.
O BOMB ER IS A WAR CRIMINAL-IMPEACH AND REMOVE THIS TREASONOUS SCUM.
EXACTLY…THANK YOU ANTIWAR…..
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