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    Re: Kerry: U.S. Pledges $60M in NEW AID to Syria Opposition.....

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Rightwingers have been complaining that Obama has not done enough to support the Syrian opposition. Now that he's doing more, the right is complaining that he's doing too much

    Gee, never saw that one coming
    Correction.....Neo Cons and John McCain have been complaining he hasn't been doing enough in Syria. Not to mention I didn't see the left have any problem to taking it to Bush over his screw ups with Foreign policy and the blame game.

    Yet do explain putting a Group on the Terrorist list......then talk about not arming these Rebels, but then support them with aid. Then talk about not getting involved but then throw 385 million into a civil war that has nothing to do with us, really. Then officially recognizing the Syrian Opposition with the French. Explain how that works while running around the Country and getting on TV and talking about cutting the Military and Affecting National Security.

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    Re: Kerry: U.S. Pledges $60M in NEW AID to Syria Opposition.....

    I can't help but wonder why the government views the Syrian rebels as good for our best interests. To me it is bad guys against bad guys. We should ignore it totally.

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    Re: Kerry: U.S. Pledges $60M in NEW AID to Syria Opposition.....

    the President and Congress can't agree on a budget, yet Obama wants to give away 60M to some rebels.
    Seems this money would be a place to start the cuts rather than domestic programs.

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    Re: Kerry: U.S. Pledges $60M in NEW AID to Syria Opposition.....

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    the President and Congress can't agree on a budget, yet Obama wants to give away 60M to some rebels.
    Seems this money would be a place to start the cuts rather than domestic programs.
    Also with using our resources to help the French in Mali and like we did in Libya. Just like when Obama blew off all those Tomahawks. Knowing they would have to be replaced by the beginning of 2012. Course allowing others to use our resources rather than provide their own. Another place to start with saving some money and especially overseas.

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    Re: Kerry: U.S. Pledges $60M in NEW AID to Syria Opposition.....

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    You know we used to say "If you are not part of the solution you are part of the problem" I think your attitude exemplifies that. America is the greatest nation that ever existed but it needs a people that supports its goals, not those that wish to undermine them. You probably don't belong here.
    What are America's goals these day?

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    Re: Kerry: U.S. Pledges $60M in NEW AID to Syria Opposition.....

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Rightwingers have been complaining that Obama has not done enough to support the Syrian opposition. Now that he's doing more, the right is complaining that he's doing too much

    Gee, never saw that one coming
    Which "right wingers' are you referring too?

    As far as i can most sane people thing this is a foolish move of which no good will come, and that the country can afford it.

    Remember the air traffic controllers being out of work? The Prison guards removed? The borders wide open?
    And the Children!!! For God;s sake, what about the children!!!. (I'm talking Head Start here)

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    Re: Kerry: U.S. Pledges $60M in NEW AID to Syria Opposition.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Which "right wingers' are you referring too?

    As far as i can most sane people thing this is a foolish move of which no good will come, and that the country can afford it.

    Remember the air traffic controllers being out of work? The Prison guards removed? The borders wide open?
    And the Children!!! For God;s sake, what about the children!!!. (I'm talking Head Start here)

    Luckily for me I bought stocks in Kool Aid as soon as Barrack was elected. He may be full of crap but he's made me a rich man!
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    Re: Kerry: U.S. Pledges $60M in NEW AID to Syria Opposition.....

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    I can't help but wonder why the government views the Syrian rebels as good for our best interests. To me it is bad guys against bad guys. We should ignore it totally.
    Right, learning from history is for sissys. Let's keep making the same mistakes over and over. If you aren't part of the solution, you are part of the problem.

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    Re: Kerry: U.S. Pledges $60M in NEW AID to Syria Opposition.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    U.S. increases aid to rebels in effort to pressure Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down.....

    ROME (AP) — The Obama administration said Thursday that it will provide the Syrian opposition with an additional $60 million in assistance and — in a significant policy shift — will for the first time provide nonlethal aid like food and medical supplies to rebels battling to oust President Bashar Assad.



    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced the new support and the decision to back the rebel fighters on the sidelines of an international conference on Syria in Rome, where European nations were also expected to signal their intention to provide fresh assistance to the opposition, possibly including defensive military hardware.

    He said the U.S. decision is designed to increase the pressure on Assad to step down and pave the way for a democratic transition. The aid is also intended to help the opposition govern newly liberated areas of Syria and blunt the influence of extremists.

    Kerry said Assad "is out of time and must be out of power."

    Washington has already provided $385 million in humanitarian aid to Syria's war-weary population and $54 million in communications equipment, medical supplies and other nonlethal assistance to Syria's political opposition. The U.S. also has screened rebel groups for Turkey and American allies in the Arab world that have armed rebel fighters.....snip~

    Kerry: U.S. pledges $60M in new aid to Syria opposition
    Associated Press 7:18a.m. EST February 28, 2013 <<<<< More here!

    "Oh".....so it's Okay for Obama to just up and throw 60 million Dollars to the Syrian Rebels. Already Team Obama has sent 385 million dollars to these Rebels. Plus now Obama is going to also give them Food and Medical. What a joke this. First he says we wont give them weapons.....because we know AQ and other Radical Islamists are part of them. That we will not assist our enemies. Yet we can give them what Kerry is calling soft aid. Why would we give AQ or any of their Affiliates or groups like them any type of Aid?

    Here Obama is running around the country talking about how The Sky is falling all due to Seaquestration. First Responders will be laid off, schools will close, teachers will be laid off. Air traffic controllers will lose jobs. The Military will be affected, National Security. Yet Little Boy Blue that keeps blowing his Horn and crying Wolf(Blaming Republicans) just ups and sends Kerry out with a Check to Syria. Imagine that.....and all in a hurry to.

    Why are we even sending our Enemies any Aid while Kerry talks about HOPING for a Democratic Transition? Especially since the Suadis are giving these Rebels 300 million. Yep.....that's 300 million from the New Masters of Syria. Here Team Obama is going to push to help the Sunni take over the Country while the MB assists in that endeavor. Yet.....we need to reign in Spending.

    IMO this not justified to the American People. Not when our Economy is struggling and certainly not justified in giving Aid to our Enemies. Nor is it justified when Team Obama doesn't have to answer any questions over this. Where is Kerry getting the Money? Who in Congress has pledged to give this money to the Syrian Rebels. What should take place is Congress telling Kerry.....NO! There wont be no money going to Syria just so they can turn around and spend it for Weapons, and then later on to attacks us.
    Why not? both are about as insane and authoritarian as one could get..

    Progressives no longer shock me with their nonsense.

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    Re: Kerry: U.S. Pledges $60M in NEW AID to Syria Opposition.....

    Kerry: It's more important to give $60M to Al-Qaida in Syria than it is to keep schools and meat inspectors and first responders and hospitals running in the US.

    Way to go John. You know this $60M could have provided a lot of flu vaccines for elderly Americans.

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