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    Obama seeks $500M to train, equip Syrian rebels

    Obama seeks $500M to train, equip Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama asked Congress Thursday for $500 million to train and arm vetted members of the Syrian opposition, as the U.S. struggles for a way to stem a civil war that has also fueled the al-Qaida inspired insurgency in neighboring Iraq.

    The military training program would deepen the Obama administration's involvement in the more than four-year conflict between rebels and forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad. If approved by Congress, the program would supplement a covert train-and-assistance program run by U.S. intelligence agencies.

    The Syria program is part of a broader $65.8 billion overseas operations request that the administration sent to Congress Thursday. The package includes $1 billion to help stabilize nations bordering Syria that are struggling with the effects of the civil war. It also formalizes a request for a previously announced $1 billion to strengthen the U.S. military presence in Central and Eastern Europe amid Russia's threatening moves in Ukraine.

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    Re: Obama seeks $500M to train, equip Syrian rebels

    We already have been arming them and training them for quite some time.


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    Re: Obama seeks $500M to train, equip Syrian rebels

    It's too bad Romney wasn't elected, he would have.....oh....never mind

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    Re: Obama seeks $500M to train, equip Syrian rebels

    Because these sorts of ideas have worked out so well for us over the last 50 years.
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    Re: Obama seeks $500M to train, equip Syrian rebels

    So, there was this guy, and he was all like, "An enemy of my enemy is my friend", so, he gave them training and weapons. And then, like, those people proceeded to use that training years later to terrorize other countries, even ones we had no animosity towards. And, like, this other dude decided what we should REALLY do is remove ....





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    Re: Obama seeks $500M to train, equip Syrian rebels

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Obama seeks $500M to train, equip Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama asked Congress Thursday for $500 million to train and arm vetted members of the Syrian opposition, as the U.S. struggles for a way to stem a civil war that has also fueled the al-Qaida inspired insurgency in neighboring Iraq.

    The military training program would deepen the Obama administration's involvement in the more than four-year conflict between rebels and forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad. If approved by Congress, the program would supplement a covert train-and-assistance program run by U.S. intelligence agencies.

    The Syria program is part of a broader $65.8 billion overseas operations request that the administration sent to Congress Thursday. The package includes $1 billion to help stabilize nations bordering Syria that are struggling with the effects of the civil war. It also formalizes a request for a previously announced $1 billion to strengthen the U.S. military presence in Central and Eastern Europe amid Russia's threatening moves in Ukraine.

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    This increased assistance to one of the parties to a bitter sectarian conflict that involves few U.S. interests is disappointing. The U.S. would do far better to define its Asia Pivot and begin giving it substance than aiding armed elements that are unlikely to be hospitable to U.S. interests or strategic regional U.S. allies. Hopefully, Congress won't agree to provide such assistance.

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    Re: Obama seeks $500M to train, equip Syrian rebels

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Obama seeks $500M to train, equip Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama asked Congress Thursday for $500 million to train and arm vetted members of the Syrian opposition, as the U.S. struggles for a way to stem a civil war that has also fueled the al-Qaida inspired insurgency in neighboring Iraq.

    The military training program would deepen the Obama administration's involvement in the more than four-year conflict between rebels and forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad. If approved by Congress, the program would supplement a covert train-and-assistance program run by U.S. intelligence agencies.

    The Syria program is part of a broader $65.8 billion overseas operations request that the administration sent to Congress Thursday. The package includes $1 billion to help stabilize nations bordering Syria that are struggling with the effects of the civil war. It also formalizes a request for a previously announced $1 billion to strengthen the U.S. military presence in Central and Eastern Europe amid Russia's threatening moves in Ukraine.

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    Yeah... lets just give guys money... and weapons.... so that same money and all those weapons can be used by Muslim Extremists to take Iraq.... jeez what a bright POTUS we have.

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    Re: Obama seeks $500M to train, equip Syrian rebels

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    Obama seeks $500M to train, equip Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama asked Congress Thursday for $500 million to train and arm vetted members of the Syrian opposition, as the U.S. struggles for a way to stem a civil war that has also fueled the al-Qaida inspired insurgency in neighboring Iraq.

    The military training program would deepen the Obama administration's involvement in the more than four-year conflict between rebels and forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad. If approved by Congress, the program would supplement a covert train-and-assistance program run by U.S. intelligence agencies.

    The Syria program is part of a broader $65.8 billion overseas operations request that the administration sent to Congress Thursday. The package includes $1 billion to help stabilize nations bordering Syria that are struggling with the effects of the civil war. It also formalizes a request for a previously announced $1 billion to strengthen the U.S. military presence in Central and Eastern Europe amid Russia's threatening moves in Ukraine.

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    While Putin is arming and supporting president Assad! Beautiful. The all powerful MIC, with a very large appetite.
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    Re: Obama seeks $500M to train, equip Syrian rebels

    I must find a stronger description for this administration; My normal "INEPT" is a woefully inadequate.

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    Re: Obama seeks $500M to train, equip Syrian rebels

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    We already have been arming them and training them for quite some time.
    Right, like since the beginning. The MIC needs another 500 mil.
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