How is knowingly arming terrorist not outright treason?

"UPDATED: Obama waives ban on arming terrorists to allow aid to Syrian opposition"

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.

8 Answers

  • Thorn
    Lv 7
    4 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    assuming they are on your side

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    SHOCKING!?! --US regime arms terrorists to hinder socialists at home- in elections-!

    Is that now? WWI, or WWII? it's all of them. It's outright criminality as well as treason.

  • 4 years ago

    Getting rid of Assad is a much higher priority than even containing ISIL.

  • 4 years ago

    The Washington Examiner?? hahahahaha

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  • 4 years ago

    Obama is a terrorist sympathizer, he is probably the most shameful president in America's history

    • BrushPicks
      Lv 5
      4 years agoReport

      It's the same MO in the Afghan War, where the US supplied and trained the Mujahadeen in the art of roadside bomb making against the Soviets

      Obama is just a puppet

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Sorry, but that's not a real "news outlet."

    My God - just look at the page!

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Obama is creating WW3.

  • Spocko
    Lv 6
    4 years ago

    The Examiner? Please.

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