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Obama Considering Directly Arming Syrian Al Qaeda

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On November 29, 2012 @ 7:40 pm In The Point | 13 Comments

Please, won’t you help these Jolly Jihadists take over Syria? For only 9 billion dollars you can help kill Christians and Shiites to establish an Islamic state. Send RPG’s, Patriot Missiles and cluster bombs. Anything you can spare.

Let’s briefly sum up Obama’s history of intervention in Syria.

1. Obama recognized the Syrian opposition and had the CIA direct the flow of arms from Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia to the Syrian rebels.

2. Obama un-recognized the Syrian opposition after it became clear that most of the weapons had gone to Jihadists and the Free Syrian Army was openly conducting joint operations with Al Qaeda militias.

3. Obama convened a new Syrian opposition group that the fighters on the ground don’t appear to recognize, but that was done under the auspices of Qatar, which is a major backer of the Islamists and has Al Qaeda connections.

4. Obama is considering directly arming the Syrian rebels/Jihadists/ethnic cleansers.

5.  Two years from now, all the Christians and Shiites are dead

The New York Times offers us a view inside the inept Obama policymaking machine trying to find ways to make Syrian even worse.

the administration is considering several alternatives, including directly providing arms to some opposition fighters.

Since we’ve already established that there are no clean opposition fighters and the Free Syrian Army jointly operates with Al Qaeda, giving them weapons means that Obama is arming Al Qaeda.

The most urgent decision, likely to come next week, is whether NATO should deploy surface-to-air missiles in Turkey, ostensibly to protect that country from Syrian missiles that could carry chemical weapons.

Syria is about as likely to use chemical weapons on Turkey as Assad is to take up line-dancing. Turkey has backed a war against Syria and created several provocations. But if Assad is going to use his chemical weapons, it will be at home. So this is a lie that even the New York Times doesn’t appear to accept, putting “ostensibly” in front of it. And if the New York Times isn’t even buying this propaganda…

But some strategists and administration officials believe that Syrian Air Force pilots might fear how else the missile batteries could be used. If so, they could be intimidated from bombing the northern Syrian border towns where the rebels control considerable territory.

Which would have the effect of using Patriot missiles to protect a Sunni Islamist mini-Caliphate in Syrian territory.

Other, more distant options include directly providing arms to opposition fighters rather than only continuing to use other countries, especially Qatar, to do so. A riskier course would be to insert C.I.A. officers or allied intelligence services on the ground in Syria, to work more closely with opposition fighters in areas that they now largely control.

So the options are that either Qatar will ship weapons to Al Qaeda or we’ll give weapons to the Free Syrian Army and they’ll give them to Al Qaeda. Is there a third option where we save them the trouble and just shoot ourselves in the back? Oh right, that was the 2012 election.

the combination of President Obama’s re-election, which has made the White House more willing to take risks, and a series of recent tactical successes by rebel forces, one senior administration official said, “has given this debate a new urgency, and a new focus.”

Four more wars! Four more wars!

Remember how Obama began blathering on about “Nation Building at Home” during the latter debates? Yeah Barry was lying his ass off as usual and views victory as a reason to get into more wars. Which he will deny are wars because he can hardly sneeze without lying.

 American officials and independent specialists on Syria said that the administration was reviewing its Syria policy in part to gain credibility and sway with opposition fighters, who have seized key Syrian military bases in recent weeks.

Most of those fighters are straight up Jihadis. To gain credibility with them, Obama would have to convert to Islam. Their brand of Islam. And start knocking down statues in Washington DC.

“The administration has figured out that if they don’t start doing something, the war will be over and they won’t have any influence over the combat forces on the ground,” said Jeffrey White, a former Defense Intelligence Agency intelligence officer and specialist on the Syria military.

If we don’t begin supporting Al Qaeda so that they win, how will we have any influence with them if they do win?

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Another person who has been consulted and briefed on the administration’s thinking about Syria said, “The U.S. won’t be able to maintain the position where it’s been,” adding, “Whatever we do will be done in close coordination with the allies.”

Translation. Obama will let Britain and France drag him into war in Syria, the way they dragged him into war in Libya.


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