Congress rejects Obama and McCain’s plan to arm terrorist insurgents in Syria

21st Century Wire says…

US Congress delivered a possible death blow to Bilderberg and CFR plans to fund and send weaponry to foreign Islamic terrorist mercenaries in Syria. 

The effort was being championed in Washington DC by President Obama and his colleagues John McCain and Lindsey Graham, among others. 

This latest news will also come as a disappointment to the UK, France and Turkey – all of whom have invested all of their political capital into the destabilisation in Syria, in the hopes of installing a new puppet government to replace the current regime of Bashar al Assad. Israel remains quiet about its own intentions, although many are speculating about Israel’s plans use the ensuing chaos to take land in the Golan Heights region, as well using the conflict as cover to inflict damage on Lebanon’s Hezbollah north of the Israeli border.


 What killed their plan to open the doors to a full-on proxy war was concerns over handing weapons to al-Qaeda-affiliated groups like Jabhat al-Nusra, aka the al-Nusra Front – the opposition’s leading terrorist army who are currently being funded by US and UK allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

More details on this from RT…
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Congress derails Obama plans to arm Syrian rebels

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RT

Though the Obama administration has authorized military aid to the rebel opposition currently engaged in a civil war with the government of Bashar Assad, it now appears that the US Congress has essentially blocked that move over terrorism fears.

Members of both the House and Senate intelligence committees have moved to enact stringent restrictions on funding the Syrian rebels, a move sufficient to prevent the White House from delivering on arms shipments according to sources who spoke with The Hill. 

In mid-June, following allegations from the White House that the Assad government had used chemical weapons against opposition forces moving to depose him, the Obama administration authorized arms shipments in a marked escalation of US involvement in the region. 


IMAGE: Many of the groups in Syria that make up the “opposition” confab are directly linked to al Qaeda.

“This is going to be different in both scope and scale in terms of what we are providing,” said Ben Rhodes, Obama’s deputy national security adviser at the time. 

Now, according to sources familiar with committee activity, restrictions on that increased aid to Syria’s opposition may have essentially stopped the administration in its tracks. 

According to The Hill, lawmakers moved to block the military aid out of fears that weapons would fall into the hands of terrorist groups. US analysts are in particular concerned over the strengthening of the Syrian al-Qaeda-affiliated group Jabhat al-Nusra, also known as the al-Nusra Front. 

Though the Obama administration had long stated that the use of chemical weapons by Assad’s government constituted a “red line,” it seems that lawmakers on the intelligence committees are more worried about the regional threat posed by Islamist elements now engaged against Syrian government forces. 

Jabhat al-Nusra is thought to control as many as 10,000 supporters within Syria. Meanwhile, it is also believed that Iran is currently training Hezbollah fighters within Syria, in growing tension against the Sunni-backed al-Qaeda affiliates of the Syrian opposition forces. 

“Whatever we do, we have to make sure we do it right,” said Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, Tuesday. 

“If we are going to arm, we have to make sure we have control of what arms are out there and how people are trained to use those arms so they don’t fall into the hands of our enemy al-Qaeda,” added Ruppersberger. 

Since the mid-June announcement that the Obama administration would seek to funnel military aid to Syria’s insurgency, it had set out to sell that plan to members of Congress. Both Secretary of State John Kerry and Vice President Joe Biden briefed the intelligence panels in June. 

Despite efforts by the White House to increase momentum for its new Syria policy, support appeared to be splintered on Tuesday, even amongst members of Congress who were in favor of arming the opposition. 

“It’s not clear to me that the administration has a workable policy,” said Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine), a member of the Intelligence Committee. 

Beyond the key House and Senate intelligence committees, which hold funding oversight, Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), a ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, accused the Obama administration of covertly pushing military aid behind the closed doors of the Intelligence Committee. 

“They should come and talk about this openly,” Corker told reporters Tuesday. 

“It puts the Intelligence Committee in a very awkward place. All of a sudden, they own it,” he added. 

According to The Hill, though Obama administration officials stopped just shy of saying efforts to arm the Syrian opposition had been thwarted, congressional opposition was not likely to make it any easier. 

The Associated Press had first reported last month that the congressional intelligence panels had rejected the administration’s initial plans to arm Syria’s rebels.

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  • Ezra Pound

    Any American who suggests that we arm the Zionist-backed al Qaeda Salafist (NOT Muslim) terrorists in Syria should be tried, convicted and executed for treason, starting with John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Joe Lieberman. Tried, convicted and EXECUTED – ideally in public for all to see.

  • robertsgt40

    Too late. They’re are already armed and will continue to be armed covertly.

    • Charlie Primero

      The Syrian people are winning against Al Qaeda.

  • firoz khan

    hhahah,,,,,,,,,,, al qaeda is a threat for america too do not forget dear americans.

    and stop supporting these animals jihadis

    • Hind Abyad

      Do not insult animals…

      • MaImequer0

        Do you feel insulted Mme petit cochon ???

        • Hind Abyad

          No, i love innocent animals, i hate sub humans.low IQ

          • MaImequer0

            self-hater

          • Hind Abyad

            Ha hah……! A stalker !

          • MaImequer0

            Don’t flatter yourself, you delusional propaganda wouldn’t give cause for anyone to waste time stalking you.

          • Hind Abyad

            Then you must be a Malmwear virus..ha ha!

            The fact you stole MalmequerTop10 disqus and name on Al Jazeera stalking during one year is prooves enough, you won’t find her dont “waste time”
            she’s dead.

            Now you’re stalking me..what propaganda? This is a public opinion forum.

            What will you now that she’s DEAD, get a medal from Mossad for “Price Tag” ?

        • Hind Abyad

          For the audience benefit: “Mme petit cochon” means “Madame litlle pig”
          in English. Zionist courtesy…

  • lemniscate888

    the head of the bilderbergers at one time was a Colonel in the Nazi ss.So the movie a wake up call to humanity about their intention to murder 80% of humanity and enslave the other 20% is not as far fetched as it seems. They are busy stealing as much as possible from the poor. A lot of their wealth is stolen or inheritted. I f you read their biographies they are not at all Kosher.If your paper is owned by them please tell them to try and asasinate me. I am protected by Lightening.