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#1 "Obama's order, approved earlier this year and known as an intelligence "finding," broadly permits the CIA and other US agencies to provide support that could help the rebels oust Assad."
The Daily Telegraph
By Peter Foster in Washington 9:58PM BST 16 Jul 2012
Barack Obama's US government has warned its western allies and Syria's opposition groups that it can do nothing to intervene in the country's crisis until after November's presidential election, The Daily Telegraph has learned.
The Obama administration has also made clear to its allies that it will not intervene, a message that was carried to London last week by Tom Donilon, the White House National Security Adviser, who made a low-profile stop en route to Israel.
Is Obama a man of his word/promises or what.
Posted by Spike Shatch7290 2012-08-02 00:32||
Posted by Besoeker 2012-08-02 01:56||
#3 Helped poor indigenous farmers evict the Russians from Afghanistan as well. Boy, did we show those Russians a thing or two.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-08-02 02:09||
#4 Obama has stood idly by for 16 months, offering excuses for doing nothing, now if something happens, he needs to pretend he has done something. So now we are presented with a deniable *secret* order.
Obama has stood idly by for 16 months, offering excuses for doing nothing, now if something happens, he needs to pretend he has done something. So now we are presented with a deniable *secret* order.
Posted by BernardZ 2012-08-02 07:43||
#5 This is just typical big power pretense.
The admin has concluded that the rebels will win and thinks this 'support' policy will help diplomacy in the post Assad era.
Romney would 0probably have done the same.
McCain would have already bombed Assad's palace by now.
Posted by lord garth 2012-08-02 08:34||
#6 I heard it on the D.C. radio this morning as -- 1. "non-leathal aid" and 2. no big deal, so certainly not secret
Posted by Bobby 2012-08-02 12:20||
#7 Am I willing to commit troops to protect the oil ticks in Saudi? No, I am not.
They got lots of money, let 'em do their own dirty work.
Posted by mojo 2012-08-02 13:11||
#8 Could be bandwagon leadership, like with Libya, its already happening so don't want to be left out.
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-08-02 17:19||
#9 That represents a significant change in assessments of the rebels by Western officials...
So a couple weeks back the O-Team's big commitment to the effort was "Assessment of Opposition". And lookie here...a super secret order is leaked 'bout unity of Vision. Damn...it's if The One himself is on the ground.
Posted by DepotGuy 2012-08-02 20:03||
#10 OK, secretly HALO the One in with 5 days rations and let him secretly sort it out.
Posted by Tarzan Spairt4671 2012-08-02 21:44||