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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 03:02 PM


Obama's hidden nonplan to arm rebels in Syria

Last week, the world was given an invaluable peek into an internal debate of the Obama administration over whether to intervene in Syria.

In response to a question during a Senate hearing, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the president had vetoed a secret plan last summer – supported by his top national security team – to arm selective opposition groups now fighting the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad.

Sen. John McCain then asked a difficult but rhetorical question of Mr. Panetta and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey:

“How many more have to die [in Syria] before you recommend military action?”

More: http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/the-monitors-view/2013/0210/Obama-s-hidden-nonplan-to-arm-rebels-in-Syria

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dipsydoodle Feb 2013 #1

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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 03:53 PM

1. There is a UN arms embargo in place as part of sanctions.

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The US may seek an amendment to the resolution. China has already made clear they would veto any attempt to change it.

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