by John Hawkins | September 17, 2013 5:40 am
We’ve gone from overthrowing nations that cooperate with Al-Qaeda under Bush to helping Al-Qaeda take over a nation under Obama.
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.”
hose two sections prohibit sending weaponry to countries described in section 40(d): “The prohibitions contained in this section apply with respect to a country if the Secretary of State determines that the government of that country has repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism,” Congress stated in the Arms Control Export Act.
“For purposes of this subsection, such acts shall include all activities that the Secretary determines willfully aid or abet the international proliferation of nuclear explosive devices to individuals or groups or willfully aid or abet an individual or groups in acquiring unsafeguarded special nuclear material,” the law continues.
The law allows the president to waive those prohibitions if he “determines that the transaction is essential to the national security interests of the United States.”
When did keeping Barack Obama from being embarrassed because he stupidly mouthed off about a “red line” become a “national security interest of the United States?” Yes, Assad is a bad guy, but is it so important to defeat him that we’re going to be giving weapons to terrorists who want to see Americans die?
It’s so ridiculous. The only way we should be giving weapons to Syrian terrorists is business end first.
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