Obama Moves To Aid Syrian Rebels

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by pspr, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. pspr

    pspr

    Step 1.

    The Obama administration is moving to provide direct assistance to the internal opposition in Syria for the first time, marking a shift in U.S. policy toward a more aggressive plan to help oust President Bashar al-Assad.

    Last week, a group of senior Obama administration officials met to finalize a package of options for aiding both the internal and external Syrian opposition, to include providing direct humanitarian and communications assistance to the Syrian opposition, two administration officials confirmed to The Cable. This meeting of what's known as the Deputies Committee of the National Security Council set forth a new and assertive strategy for expanding U.S. engagement with Syrian activists and providing them with the means to organize themselves, but stops short of providing any direct military assistance to the armed opposition.

    For now, riskier options, such as creating a no-fly zone in Syria, using U.S. military force there, or engaging directly with the Free Syrian Army, are all still off the table. But the administration has decided not to oppose, either in public or in private, the arming of the rebels by other countries, the officials said.

    "These moves are going to invest the U.S. in a much deeper sense with the opposition," one administration official said. "U.S. policy is now aligned with enabling the opposition to overthrow the Assad regime. This codifies a significant change in our Syria policy."


    http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/p...administration_moves_to_aid_syrian_opposition
     
  2. 377OHMS

    377OHMS

    In short, Obama is going to allow those civilians to be massacred because he doesn't want to jeopardize his reelection and lose those taxpayer funded vacations.
     
  3. pspr

    pspr

    The Syrian rebel's only hope is to somehow get the right to vote in our elections this fall. :D
     
  4. I would bet that Assad is working on the assumption that any zionism decision makers would oppose a libya-like intervention to avoid the risk that he shoots back at Israel.
     
  5. rew

    rew

    The Syrian rebels include allies of Al Qaeda. So once again we will jump in on the side of people who hate us.
     
  6. 377OHMS

    377OHMS

    They could show up tomorrow here in LA and be given drivers licenses, public housing assistance, welfare, a free cellular telephone, utility assistance, a free college education, free public transportation and free medical care.

    I wonder if they know that. :D
     
  7. Bingo!