Obama about to arm the Syrian rebels with “lethal arms”

I’ve been waiting for this move by Obama. He was so quick to help take Qaddafi out, no doubt so his massive arsenal could be freed to help the Muslim Brotherhood win these revolutions. And now he’s considering sending some of our ‘lethal arms’ to the Syrian rebels – who will be enemies of Israel when they finally win the day. And they will have these ‘lethal weapons’ in their arsenal to use against Israel.

Oh happy day.

WASHINGTON POST – President Obama is preparing to send lethal weaponry to the Syrian opposition and has taken steps to assert more aggressive U.S. leadership among allies and partners seeking the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad, according to senior administration officials.

The officials emphasized that supplying arms is one of several options under consideration and that political negotiation remains the preferred option. To that end, the administration has launched an effort to convince Russian President Vladimir Putin that the probable use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government — and the more direct outside intervention that could provoke — should lead him to reconsider his support of Assad.

But Obama, who spoke by telephone with Putin on Monday and is sending Secretary of State John F. Kerry to Moscow in the coming days, is likely to make a final decision on the supply of arms to the opposition within weeks, before a scheduled meeting with Putin in June, officials said.

Confirmation of the use of chemical weapons by the Assad government, Obama said Tuesday, would mean that “there are some options that we might not otherwise exercise that we would strongly consider.”


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