#1 Obama waives ban on arming terrorists to allow aid to Syrian opposition by Rev 17.09.2013 07:37

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Obama waives ban on arming terrorists to allow aid to Syrian opposition
By JOEL GEHRKE | SEPTEMBER 16, 2013 AT 7:16 PM

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.

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#2 RE: Obama waives ban on arming terrorists to allow aid to Syrian opposition by Sanguine 17.09.2013 09:24

Can he do that? Legally, that is.

#3 RE: Obama waives ban on arming terrorists to allow aid to Syrian opposition by algernonpj 18.09.2013 17:20

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Quote: Sanguine wrote in post #2
Can he do that? Legally, that is.


Probably not, although the devil is in this detail:
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,"

Per our illustrious Secretary of State the rebels in Syria are not terrorists.

#4 RE: Obama waives ban on arming terrorists to allow aid to Syrian opposition by algernonpj 18.09.2013 17:21

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Quote: Sanguine wrote in post #2
Can he do that? Legally, that is.


Probably not, although the devil is in this detail:
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,"

Per our illustrious Secretary of State the rebels in Syria are not terrorists.

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