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    Re: Paul: US has been arming ISIS in Syria

    you arm the "rebels" ( and here we'll use the terms for the so called 'moderates' )FSA types, you are by de facto arming up ISIS. The FSA cannot control any territory, cannot hold it's weapon depot
    , cannot be reined in Jordan by the CIA for Syrian insertion without the ISIL jihadist getting their weapons almost at will.

    It is exceedingly nave to say " support the moderates" when they cannot hold territory; there are numerous examples of "weapons diversion in Syria" here is from 11 days ago

    Iraq - City of Mosul falls to Extremists Flowing in From Syria | SCG News

    The tactics employed by the ISIS are so brutal that in February the main branch of Al-Qaeda in Syria disavowed the group entirely. The U.S. government, which has been funding and arming rebels in Syria has attempted to distance itself from both the ISIS and mainline Al-Qaeda fighters in Syria, however the so called "moderate" rebels that Washington is publicly supporting, have admitted that they regularly carry out joint operations with Al-Qaeda, and do not consider the group their enemy.

    U.S. officials acknowledge that American weapons and vehicles have been diverted to extremists in both Iraq and Libya, but as of yet they have dodged the obvious questions related to their channeling of arms to insurgents in Syria.

    Weapons and funding aside, it is the U.S. government's push to topple Assad that has made ISIS's rise to power possible. The group has thrived in the chaos of the Syrian war, and in its weakened state the Syrian government has been unable to push them out of their strongholds
    or this - 'I am not fighting against*al-Qa

    'I am not fighting against al-Qa’ida… it’s not our problem', says West’s last hope in Syria

    While Maarouf maintains that their military supplies are too few to share, he cites the battle of Yabroud, against the regime, as an example of how his group shared weapons with Jabhat al-Nusra
    google 'weapons diversion in Syria"

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    Re: Paul: US has been arming ISIS in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Yes we've been arming some of the rebel groups, specifically those that are in confrontation with ISIS and associated Islamist organizations. Which is a direct contradiction of what Paul claimed.
    He never came out and said BO was sending them to Terrorists Directly.....but then we know they were sent and taken from the MB backed Rebels by al Nusra and ISIL.

    Which didn't count any cooperative battles. Wherein the MB backed Rebels just gave the weapons to both groups of Terrorists.

    Also the info is not all out on the Weapons that we were sending to Syria from Libya. But the Pieces are coming together.

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    Re: Paul: US has been arming ISIS in Syria

    Why leave one bullet over there is crazy.

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    Re: Paul: US has been arming ISIS in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    He never came out and said BO was sending them to Terrorists Directly.....but then we know they were sent and taken from the MB backed Rebels by al Nusra and ISIL.

    Which didn't count any cooperative battles. Wherein the MB backed Rebels just gave the weapons to both groups of Terrorists.

    Also the info is not all out on the Weapons that we were sending to Syria from Libya. But the Pieces are coming together.
    From the OP's link "Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Sunday that the Sunni militants taking over Iraq have quickly gained power because the United States has armed their group in Syria.". That statement is false.

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    Re: Paul: US has been arming ISIS in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    From the OP's link "Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Sunday that the Sunni militants taking over Iraq have quickly gained power because the United States has armed their group in Syria.". That statement is false.
    Yeah, which includes the Sunni backed Rebels with the MB that were trying to remove Assad Sunni Militants, Right?......so like I said he didn't say armed the terrorists directly.

    As a matter of Fact he also said this wasn't BO's fault while he talked about what was told by Cheney and Bush and the issue of Iraq.

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    Re: Paul: US has been arming ISIS in Syria

    Paul also tried to find out if the CIA annex in Bengazi -which was supposed to be clearing up Libyan weapons after the NATO/US overthrow of Qadaffi was in fact a transit point for weapons to Syria.

    I looked many times -because it was a CIA op, it was all covert ops - Paul got nowhere in questioning either. There were a LOT of Libyan weapons showing up in Syria,

    How US Ambassador Chris Stevens May Have Been Linked To Jihadist Rebels In Syria - Business Insider

    In March 2011 Stevens became the official U.S. liaison to the al-Qaeda-linked Libyan opposition, working directly with Abdelhakim Belhadj of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group — a group that has now disbanded, with some fighters reportedly participating in the attack that took Stevens' life.
    In November 2011 The Telegraph reported that Belhadj, acting as head of the Tripoli Military Council, "met with Free Syrian Army [FSA] leaders in Istanbul and on the border with Turkey" in an effort by the new Libyan government to provide money and weapons to the growing insurgency in Syria

    That means that Ambassador Stevens had only one person—Belhadj—between him and the Benghazi man who brought heavy weapons to Syria.

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    Re: Paul: US has been arming ISIS in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    Not no one, the alternative media certainly are. Just not the mainstream media, because they're useless insiders.
    Heya Lachean. Well.....you know how they view sources from the other side of any divide. Its all just propaganda.

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    Re: Paul: US has been arming ISIS in Syria

    To say that we've been intentionally arming ISIS is completely false. ISIS is in a league of its own in Syria to such an extent that other extremist groups have allied with more moderate ones to fight ISIS. Of course, it's not impossible that ISIS has stolen weapons from the rebels that we do support, but that could happen if we armed Assad, and is not even comparable to direct support.
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