Obama Inc Considering Arming Muslim Brotherhood Jihadists in Syria

Weapons of war don't belong in our streets. They belong only in the hands of Syrian terrorists

Weapons of war don’t belong in our streets. They belong only in the hands of Syrian terrorists

It’s not that big of a leap considering that Obama Inc. is already shipping jets and tanks to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. The only difference is that the Brotherhood does not yet completely control the Egyptian military and any weapons shipped to the Syrian Jihadists will inevitably end up in the hands of terrorists around the world.

The threat is mostly academic though, because Qatar, Turkey and the Saudis have already been shipping weapons to everyone from Al Qaeda to the Brotherhood with a wink and a nod from Obama. This seems more like the lamest attempt to pressure Putin ever.

Obama is preparing to send lethal weaponry to the Syrian opposition and has taken steps to assert more aggressive U.S. leadership among allies and partners seeking the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad, according to senior administration officials.

Naturally these senior officials are staying anonymous and selectively leaking this trial balloon slash threat to WaPo.

The officials emphasized that supplying arms is one of several options under consideration and that political negotiation remains the preferred option. To that end, the administration has launched an effort to convince Russian President Vladimir Putin that the probable use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government — and the more direct outside intervention that could provoke — should lead him to reconsider his support of Assad.

But Obama, who spoke by telephone with Putin on Monday and is sending Secretary of State John F. Kerry to Moscow in the coming days, is likely to make a final decision on the supply of arms to the opposition within weeks, before a scheduled meeting with Putin in June, officials said.

Once again we have “options” on Obama’s table that he might be considering if Russia doesn’t do what he says. Putin and Obama have been playing this game for a bit and Obama still hasn’t figured out that you can’t play chicken, when everyone knows you are a chicken.

Russia is hedging its bets on Assad, but it doesn’t really give a damn where Obama begins handing out the weapons that the Qataris have been handing out until now. It’s useless as a pressure point.

Confirmation of the use of chemical weapons by the Assad government, Obama said Tuesday, would mean that “there are some options that we might not otherwise exercise that we would strongly consider.”

That’s some impressive trash talk right there. If Obama ever decides that Assad crossed a red line, which other administration officials now say he regretted setting, then might “strongly consider” exercising some options.

Putin is no doubt shaking in his galoshes while staging a photo op in which someone drops a dead alligator right next to his boat.

At a news conference, he emphasized the need to “make sure I’ve got the facts. . . . If we end up rushing to judgment without hard, effective evidence, we can find ourselves in a position where we can’t mobilize the international community to support” additional action.

Terrifying. Obama will be considering whether to strongly consider some options without rushing to do anything or abandon the mobilization of the United Nations.

Oddly enough Obama wasn’t worried about getting all the facts when he lied and claimed that Gaddafi was about to commit genocide in Benghazi.

Yet even as Obama voiced caution in responding to what he has called the “red line” on chemical weapons use, officials described him as ready to move on what one described as the “left-hand side” of a broad spectrum that ranged from “arming the opposition to boots on the ground.”

“We’re clearly on an upward trajectory,” the senior official said. “We’ve moved over to assistance that has a direct military purpose.”

So at this rate, Obama will eventually drag us into a war in Syria, but not after he finishes giving the world the impression that he has no idea what he’s doing.

Assuming he gets far enough down the left hand side of Assad without tripping over his tongue.

Officials did not specify what U.S. equipment is under consideration, although the rebels have specifically requested antitank weapons and surface-to-air missiles.

Can’t see any possible way that giving terrorists those weapons could possibly backfire on us.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    "Naturally these senior officials are staying anonymous and selectively leaking this trial balloon slash threat to WaPo."

    Exactly. Everything is done by first leaking trial balloons and then checking reactions on twitter. Leading from behind and using passive-aggressive techniques as "leader of the free world."

  • Arlie

    He's not only a chicken, he's a dangerous, corrupt, idiot chicken. Every screw that holds him together is backwards and inside out. He thinks he's "cool" because he hangs out with warped hollywood and destructive "yes" people that have no souls. I try to look for the "good guys" in all of this turmoil and I only find one, Israel. G-d Speed and Might be with you Israel! Barukh atah Adoni eloheinu melekh ha-olam, ozier Yisrael bigvurah.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    Let's be clear, Benghazigate was initiated to arm the Syrian Brotherhood Mafia, in the same way in which the orders to Mubarak – GO NOW – were designed to install the same Mafia in Egypt, the Arab world's most populous nation – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/03/10/a-hellfire-un

    To wit, the Pyromaniac-in-Chief set his foreign policy to install the Brotherhood near and far. It is all falling into place and 1 plus 1 does equal two!

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • DDay66

    Why did I spend so many years fighting al Qaeda in Iraq and Afghanastan, if the Democrats were just going to turn around and unite with them? I feel a bit betrayed.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      Of course you feel betrayed, just as betrayed as the guy on the Benghazi roof fighting for his life and calling for help.

      This president is not worthy of that office, or the country that has it.

  • gee59

    Doesn’t have any money for America, yet seems to find hundreds of millions for terrorists. I wonder how that works since the House of Representatives controls the finances and not the President

  • Matt

    See a lot of people want Congress to cut all aid to Egypt. Putin and Morsi been meeting twice. So if that happens the Russians will supply them with weapons. And Israel will be in the same position as weapons sales to Assad and then onto the Hizbullah. It is strategically foolish to try to pressure the US to halt sales. It is the same as it was in the 60 and 70's the USSR used the region to use Israel as a hedge and that would always draw the US in. That was what Camp David was about, the whole peace process. Otherwise they would have kept attacking. Now it is Iran and a nuclear program, weapons to Syria that end up in the hands of Hizbullah. It is still the same game as it always was. When the Arabs would attack the US and the USSR would dance and be close to war. That is the same thing with Syria and any intervention now. That is why Gates called the Kremlin policies schizophrenic, it is the Kremlin two step and it is calculated, one step forward and two backward. Create a problem, offer limited assistance to allow the problem to remain while getting the maximum concessions for basically nothing in return. And then extort as much use can from the other side for the protection the Russians provide you from the US and UN etc. While keeping the problem in play. That is the only reason you get limited support from Russia at the UN, it wedges both parties in, that is the case with Iran, they support sanction, but they don't help resolve the problem they keep it in play.