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Panetta Says the Pentagon
Backed Arming Syrian Rebels

New York Times, by Michael R. Gordon

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 2/7/2013 4:04:03 PM

Washington - Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta told Congress on Thursday that the Pentagon had supported a plan to arm Syrian rebels that was developed last year by David H. Petraeus, the C.I.A. director at the time, and backed by Hillary Rodham Clinton, who was then serving as Secretary of State. (Snip) The New York Times reported in its Sunday editions that as the fighting in Syria raged last summer, Mr. Petraeus developed the plan, which Mrs. Clinton supported and that called for vetting rebels and training fighters who would be supplied with weapons. His proposal offered

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How exactly do you vet rebels who are basically made up of splinter Al Qaeda forces? PIAPS has claimed in her testimony that she looked these people in the eyes. I find that impossible to believe. This is a no-win situation and we are at a point that it is going to have to just play itself out and see what the people left standing accept in a new government. Giving military or humanitarian aid [in BILLIONS annually] is akin to arming these animals to kill US [Westerners] or Jews later. Think Iran, Egypt [Muslim Brotherhood] and Syria as their real friends.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: privateer, 2/7/2013 4:17:00 PM     (No. 9164319)

Not sure if I believe this. But apparently, her first blizzard of lies shows signs of insufficiency to whitewash her fatal failures. One thing is sure: she now has Panetta penciled in for something important in her administration.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/7/2013 4:24:21 PM     (No. 9164329)

But American citizens will be denied if this Administration has its way.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 2/7/2013 5:09:09 PM     (No. 9164406)

I´m dubious about this. I´ve never worked in "the Pentagon" but I´ve spent a fair amount of time there, some time back.

There are some smart people there (along with the usual Peter Principle-types) and I can´t believe something this stupid would go unchallenged.

It seems to me more likely that someone or a task group was directed to come up with a plan. Once that plan was presented, then the claim is the developers "supported" it.

Or, maybe the culture there has changed one heckuva lot since I walked those halls.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 2/7/2013 7:07:56 PM     (No. 9164569)

Just as long as they weren´t arming the Contras. /s

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