posted on Jul, 23 2013 @ 08:44 AM
The House and Senate Intelligence Committees have given a green light to arm Syrian rebels, as their concerns were alleviated. But a top US
general warned that high costs of military options could reach billions.
So i guess the plan got the green light. Its amazing to me that we keep going more broke by the day....and we just keep spending and spending us into
In the meantime, US President Barack Obama will continue with the plan to arm Syrian rebels after several congressional concerns were alleviated,
Reuters quoted officials as saying. "We believe we are in a position that the administration can move forward,"House of Representatives Intelligence
Committee Chairman Mike Rogers said.
The House and Senate intelligence committees gave a green light to send CIA weapons shipments to opposition fighters in Syria, Washington Post
reported, adding that the US will use the money already in the CIA’s budget and transfer it to the Syria operation. The plan was announced last
month by the Obama administration and involves giving small arms and ammunition to some of the 1,200 groups of Syrian rebels, some of which have known
affiliations with al-Qaeda.
So after all the fighting the last twelve years....we are just going to hand over weapons to the Syrian people, to arm the enemy anyway. I know that
the people are fighting a civil war against an oppressive establishment......Is it really worth it to get involved?
The chairman warned that any decision would need to be weighed carefully and treated as “no less than an act of war.”
With that said, I deem this officially an open deceleration of war. The Ruskies have already told us to stay out of the Syrian peoples business.
Wonder how long it will be before Russia starts getting irritated with our world policing?
McCain and the other Senate Armed Services Committee members previously pressed Dempsey to consider the “costs, benefits and risks associated
with training and arming vetted elements of the Syrian opposition? In your view, could such action alone be sufficient to adequately build the
military capability of the moderate opposition in Syria and create the necessary conditions for the administration’s stated policy objective -
Bashar Assad’s departure and a negotiated solution to the conflict in Syria - to succeed?”
its another IRAQ.....force the elected official out of office.
Its another Iraq.....just what we need, another war to spend billions and billions on. You ship for brains in the white house really want another war?
We have been poking sticks, in holes in the ground for some time now, sooner or later your going to get stung.
Dempsey pushed lawmakers to consider the long-term consequences any military action would mean. “Risks include the loss of US aircraft, which
would require us to insert personnel recovery forces,” he replied. “It may also fail to reduce the violence or shift momentum because the regime
relies overwhelmingly on surfaces fires - mortars, artillery and missiles.” He reminded the committee that virtually every scenario “could also
average well over one billion dollars a month” and could provide aid to al-Qaeda or other radical groups. Along with this came a warning of no
guarantee that Syrian chemical weapons would be put under an American safeguard. “Should the regime’s institutions collapse in the absence of a
viable opposition, we could inadvertently empower extremists or unleash the very chemical weapons we seek to control,” he wrote. “It would be
inappropriate for me to try to influence the decision with me rendering an opinion in public about what kind of force we should use.”
That last line really gets me! “It would be inappropriate for me to try to influence the decision with me rendering an opinion in public about what
kind of force we should use.”
So it would be wrong for the joint chief to speak publicly about the outcome of our actions? Shouldn't the people be informed about our governments
actions or miss-actions ? shouldn't the american tax payers have the say as to weather we want to sink our lives and hundreds of billions of
This is not transparency Mr.Obama. It sure would be nice to have a president ASK the people what THEY want for a change!