Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Our government doesn't sell arms to terrorists ... except when it does

The lead-in:
The Obama administration promises over and over again they are only sending arms to secular, freedom-loving Syrian rebels, not those Islamic jihadists associated with terrorist groups like al-Qaeda.
The pay-off: 
President Obama waived a provision of federal law designed to prevent the supply of arms to terrorist groups to clear the way for the U.S. to provide military assistance to “vetted” opposition groups fighting Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.
Some elements of the Syrian opposition are associated with radical Islamic terrorist groups, including al Qaeda, which was responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa., in 2001. Assad’s regime is backed by Iran and Hezbollah.
The president, citing his authority under the Arms Export Control Act, announced today that he would “waive the prohibitions in sections 40 and 40A of the AECA related to such a transaction.” 
Yep, that war on terrorism is a really high priority. 

1 comment:

mynym said...

One of the main reasons why Obama is doing that... and the McCainiac would be even worse: AIPAC 101 — What Every American Should Know

Apparently Americans could always move to Israel and try to have some sort of representation in the Knesset. There again, they wouldn't get much representation there among the Oligarchs Inc. running the military industrial complex there either.

These wars and so forth aren't in the interests of American or Israeli peasants. Kind of a dangerous spot for peasants to be in, given that factions may conclude that people need another "convincing" or yet another "New Pearl Harbor" or 911 and so forth.