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    Re: Obama authorizes secret support for Syrian rebels

    Quote Originally Posted by Furiounova View Post
    where is the info on al qaeda angling in?
    There is no concrete info. As I said, it's a concern. There's bits of evidence here and there. al Zawahiri has been very vocal about his support of the uprising. It's not much of a stretch to imagine that he has dispatched some lieutenants to assist in any way they can.

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    Re: Obama authorizes secret support for Syrian rebels

    Not cool Obama...
    Several things to say from my POV
    1.)I could care less that this leaked. I think its a good thing it leaked. Secrets are not good for a well informed democracy to function
    2.)I dont think we should be supporting sides in a civil war. I support the rebels in their fight against an oppressive government but we the USA should not be involved.


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    Re: Obama authorizes secret support for Syrian rebels

    Syria and Libya, "There are foreign mercs invading our soil!"

    US media, "They are bombing their own rebels."

    *shrugs* The world may never know.
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    Re: Obama authorizes secret support for Syrian rebels

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    There is no concrete info. As I said, it's a concern. There's bits of evidence here and there. al Zawahiri has been very vocal about his support of the uprising. It's not much of a stretch to imagine that he has dispatched some lieutenants to assist in any way they can.
    Taking solid action on whiffy info is never a good idea. Also, if anyone believes we are not providing lethal aid.....oh boy.

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    Re: Obama authorizes secret support for Syrian rebels

    Why isn't this situation being taken care of by the neighboring countries? Why do we have to get involved?
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    Re: Obama authorizes secret support for Syrian rebels

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Why isn't this situation being taken care of by the neighboring countries? Why do we have to get involved?
    What's the point of ridiculous spending on a military budget if you don't use it?

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    Re: Obama authorizes secret support for Syrian rebels

    Quote Originally Posted by Furiounova View Post
    What's the point of ridiculous spending on a military budget if you don't use it?
    So we shoot our nukes at them? We spent money on them, might as well use them.
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    Re: Obama authorizes secret support for Syrian rebels

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    So we shoot our nukes at them? We spent money on them, might as well use them.
    Okay. But no more than five.

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    Re: Obama authorizes secret support for Syrian rebels

    Quote Originally Posted by Furiounova View Post
    Taking solid action on whiffy info is never a good idea. Also, if anyone believes we are not providing lethal aid.....oh boy.
    who's taking solid action? In face of such concerns, I said the West's reaction has been cautious.

    And I believe we are not providing lethal aid. Or was the order to supply lethal aid sent in another double-secret directive?
    Last edited by the_recruit; 08-03-12 at 10:58 AM.

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    Re: Obama authorizes secret support for Syrian rebels

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    Obama authorizes secret support for Syrian rebels | Reuters

    Not entirely surprising, really. Ultimately it's a wise move; for Assad the writing is on the wall. It's still very unclear how long he will survive, though. Two weeks ago, the FSA seemed poised to bring it all down, but the Army has since retaliated and regained much of what they lost.
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