Obama waives ban on arming terrorists to allow aid to Syrian jihadists
And thereby admits that he knows they're jihad terrorists, contrary to all of Kerry's blather about "moderates," and wants to arm them anyway.
The U.S. is now officially on the side of al-Qaeda.
"Obama waives ban on arming terrorists to allow aid to Syrian opposition," by Joel Gehrke for the Washington Examiner, September 16 (thanks to Pamela Geller):
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."
Those 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."...
In no conceivable way is arming al-Qaeda in Syria "essential to the national security interests of the United States."
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This is upsetting my stomach. In the end these weapons are going to be used againsts our brothers and sisters in Syria and against the nation of Israel.
. . . and . . . US!
and still, O stays in the WH ~~ no impeachment, not even close ~~ this nation's founding fathers' hard fought freedom is being mocked ~~God help us ~!
Our Lord's once Gracious Provision upon this nation is despised ~~ it stings seeing how this administration wars against the one True God and His Righteousness~
I'm sure former presidents would have been surprised to learn they could just "waive" laws whenever it was convenient to them.