Obama Doubles Aid to Muslim Brotherhood-Dominated Rebels in Syria

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The United States said Sunday that it will double its non-lethal assistance to Syria’s opposition as the rebels’ top supporters vowed to enhance and expand their backing of the two-year battle to oust President Bashar Assad’s regime.

Yet the pledge fell far short of what the opposition had made clear it wanted: weapons and direct military intervention to stop the violence that has killed more than 70,000 people. The Syrian National Coalition had sought drone strikes on sites from which the regime has fired missiles, the imposition of no-fly zones and protected humanitarian corridors to ensure the safety of civilians.

Instead, the Obama administration’s pledged to provide an additional $123 million in aid, which may include for the first time armored vehicles, body armor, night vision goggles and other defensive military supplies. It was the only tangible, public offer of new international support as the foreign ministers of the 11 main countries supporting the opposition met in a marathon session in Istanbul.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced the new package of assistance in a written statement at the conclusion of the conference that began Saturday afternoon and stretched into early Sunday.


The additional aid, which brings total non-lethal U.S. assistance to the opposition to $250 million since the fighting began, “underscores the United States’ firm support for a political solution to the crisis in Syria and for the opposition’s advancement of an inclusive, tolerant vision for a post-Assad Syria,” he said.

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  • This act should tell everybody what we have in the White House !!!!

    • Kent2012

      it will not impact the “no information voter” or the worthless government union leaders or the pseudo intellectuals that voted for kenyan boy….they could not care less if he is a rag head loving communist pimp…………

  • Stealth

    Now…not to be ‘crass’ but WTF don’t you moronic a-holes who voted for this freeking evil satanic ‘thing’…NOT get about this???? I am NOT trying to be ‘nice’ here…I’m damned well fed up….

    • Kent2012

      he has 3 and a 1/2 years to do as much damage as the house and senate and most of all, the media, allow him to do with out taking him down or out. I prefer the later……..

      • You can bet your life he will do all he can to ruin this great country .

    • Cayman

      Burn in hell Obozo, no good commie

  • Nellie CA

    Give them money for guns to use on Israel and other countries where it will be used against our Military. Obama will try and take all the guns away from American Citizens and who will protect us against the illegals, terrors criminals, drug lords and refugees WHY IS OBAMA STILL IN OFFICE??

    • Because of all the IDIOTS who voted this IDIOT in!!!!!

  • Disgusted

    REALLY???!?!?!?! Impeach Mr O and send him to the his homeland among his ilk.

  • in true marxist-jihadi fashion,obama,will insure that any secular government in the region disappears,how long until he declares the u.s. an islamic republic ?

  • this has TO STOP!
    WE MUST STOP THIS NOW! MUST CALL CONGRESS!
    The damn us govt needs to stay THE HELL OUT OF SYRIA! IT IS NOT THE RIGHT OF THE US GOVT TO INVADE OTHER COUNTRIES SO THAT THEY WILL USE THE USD!!!!!!!!!!!!
    And NO $100+ milloin for Israel’s Iron Dome! ALL FOREIGN AID MUST STOP ASAFP!

  • in reality, he [obama] is funding jihad against us, since the brotherhood is the “umbrella” for al’quaida’s war againt the united states, and this enemy funding goes on while our economy has been crippled by his systematic destruction of our economy,security,and our constitution.

  • sorry but israel is NOT our ally more like one of the us’ bosses
    and israel is NOT our ally after KILLING 30+ MEMBERS OF OUR USN ON THE USS LIBERTY!

  • Mike Grunewald

    cut funding for this a..hole I am sick of this free loading black man and his cronies killing our country

  • CSN

    ….that’s because they’re brothers from another mother…..Obama that is.