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    Paper: Documents show US funding Syrian opposition

    Paper: Documents show US funding Syrian opposition

    The State Department has been secretly financing opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad, The Washington Post reported, citing previously undisclosed diplomatic documents provided to the newspaper by the WikiLeaks website.

    One of the outfits funded by the U.S. is Barada TV, a London-based satellite channel that broadcasts anti-government news into Syria, the Post reported Sunday. Barada's chief editor, Malik al-Abdeh, is a cofounder of the Syrian exile group Movement for Justice and Development.

    The leaked documents show that the U.S. has provided at least $6 million to Barada TV and other opposition groups inside Syria, the newspaper said.
    Doesn't say how long this has been going on, but good for all the people who've made this happen, most likely including to some extent Bush and Obama.
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    Re: Paper: Documents show US funding Syrian opposition

    I wonder if we printed this money or borrowed it from China. Who are these opponents? Would they be any better than Bashar Assad? And why are we getting involved at all? No wonder the entire middle east hates the US....
    Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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    Re: Paper: Documents show US funding Syrian opposition

    I agree with Helvidius. Unless we know exactly who we're funding and they're clearly better than Assad (which is not the case in Syria), it's best to just stay out of it. I think we can be cordial to the opposition figures without actively funding them. Similarly, we can be cordial to Assad without supporting him; contrary to popular belief, he's not an irredeemable anti-American extremist.
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    Re: Paper: Documents show US funding Syrian opposition

    Quote Originally Posted by Helvidius View Post
    I wonder if we printed this money or borrowed it from China. Who are these opponents? Would they be any better than Bashar Assad? And why are we getting involved at all? No wonder the entire middle east hates the US....
    The Middle East Hates the West because they are taught from Childhood that we all infidels and they deal with us for profit and they say the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

    The Koran allows dealing with infidels if it's in the Muslim's best interest.

    As to who started paying for this rebellion It doesn't matter as much as how the hell we get out and stay out.

    If we had a better logical energy policy we would not need one damn thing from that part of the world. I think we have enough Camels and grow more Dates in California than they do in the whole stinking area.

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    Re: Paper: Documents show US funding Syrian opposition

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    The Middle East Hates the West because they are taught from Childhood that we all infidels and they deal with us for profit and they say the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

    The Koran allows dealing with infidels if it's in the Muslim's best interest.

    As to who started paying for this rebellion It doesn't matter as much as how the hell we get out and stay out.

    If we had a better logical energy policy we would not need one damn thing from that part of the world. I think we have enough Camels and grow more Dates in California than they do in the whole stinking area.
    Agreed. I have a better and more logical energy policy though: We should take enough oil from Iraq, Kuwait and Libya to pay for our military expenses.

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    Re: Paper: Documents show US funding Syrian opposition

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    Agreed. I have a better and more logical energy policy though: We should take enough oil from Iraq, Kuwait and Libya to pay for our military expenses.
    Is that a funny or an /s/?

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    Re: Paper: Documents show US funding Syrian opposition

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    Is that a funny or an /s/?
    No that is the way the world has always worked up until the USA became the superpower.

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    Re: Paper: Documents show US funding Syrian opposition

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    Is that a funny or an /s/?
    Why, do you think it is wrong to expect someone to help the USA pay for some of the costs incurred? Commies like you love to support such actions when other nations try to get thier money back yet history has always given the victor the spoils of war. The USA brings a new level of ethics to the world yet people like you hate on it and wish for its demise.

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    Re: Paper: Documents show US funding Syrian opposition

    So we should violate those ethics to pay for expansionist wars we don't know why we're fighting.

    Gotcha.

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