Smart Power?


Our friends in Syria

Washington Examiner:

Obama waives ban on arming terrorists to allow aid to Syrian opposition

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.”

When the president does it, it’s not illegal.


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46 Responses to Smart Power?

  1. jeffhas says:

    Not to worry… There will be a forceful public outcry.

  2. The Klown says:
    • angienc says:

      I saw that O’Bagey woman on TV and I knew she was full of shit and yet she “fooled” Kerry and the rest of the idiots in DC? I guess when someone is telling you what you want to hear/backing up your preconceived notions, you are the perfect patsy.

      • The Klown says:

        I doubt they were fooled. They just wanted an “authority” that they could cite to back up their schemes.

        • Lulu says:

          But, but she can speak Arabic perfectly! And she was sort of pretty and to not believe her was racist, no wait, misogyny and age discrimination against the young and ignorant. She sounded like a parrot repeating talking points. She answered questions with the same memorized answers. Even the “rebels” canned her because her (and their) scam was exposed.But now she is sorry so everything is OK.

  3. The Klown says:
  4. swanspirit says:

  5. helenk3 says:

    backtrack bunch biggest enemies of this country in my lifetime put in a place to do the most harm.

    example arm al qaeda……..disarm Americans

    strange times

  6. helenk3 says:

    backtrack is like a termite destroying the foundations of this country from inside.
    Hitler, Japan, communism and other enemies united this country against them.
    backtrack is dividing this country more every day and embolding our enemies
    as one former president said ” A House Divided Can Not Stand”

  7. DeniseVB says:

  8. foxyladi14 says:

    Preezy’s Speech yesterday. 🙄

  9. foxyladi14 says:

    Happy Constitution Day. 🙂

  10. erica says:

    I am amazed that an American president can get away with cr@p like this. It’s unbelievable, and sickening. He is more baldfaced with every passing day. Where is this country heading?

  11. DandyTIger says:

    MSNBC went to the trouble to mention that today is the one year anniversary of the release of the 47% Mitt Romney video. And they’ll be discussing it further. Seriously, that’s how far they’ve fallen.

  12. votermom says:

  13. helenk3 says:

    this is an interesting article.
    my thoughts
    the democratics inflicted backtrack on us, they should have to pay a very heavy price for doing so

  14. Karma says:

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