Friday, December 12, 2014

Spending Bill Grants Half-Billion to ISIS-Linked Syrian Rebels

The $1.1 trillion federal spending bill rammed through Congress provides a half-billion dollars to arm and train ISIS-linked Syrian rebels who could potentially launch terrorist attacks against the U.S.

Section 9016 of the spending bill authorizes the Secretary of Defense $500,000,000 to equip “appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition” who will defend “the Syrian people from attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant,” but back in September ISIS signed a truce with the remaining rebel groups and they are now working together against the Syrian government.
“The Secretary of Defense is authorized, in coordination with the Secretary of State, to provide assistance, including training, equipment, supplies, sustainment and stipends, to appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition and other appropriately vetted Syrian groups or individuals…” the bill states.
The Syrian rebels, however, consist of ISIS and groups with ties to ISIS.

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                [Somewhere near Guantanamo Bay]

 "We'll ask you again, who's funding your terrorist organization?"

(After a long afternoon of being water-boarded, Abdul finally decides to tell the truth.)

"Okay, okay...It's the U.S. taxpayer, via the U.S. Government!"

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McRaven said...

Masked men, never a good thing. Batman, Superman, The Lone Ranger...all had a dark side!

Bob said...

We will never learn.

BBC said...

I'm just an observer...

texlahoma said...

McRaven - I tried wearing a mask for a while, I looked a lot better, but going to the bank became quite unpleasant.

texlahoma said...

Bob - Regular people, like our blogging community, could do a way better job in Washington. I'm pretty sure we wouldn't vote to fund ISIS.

texlahoma said...

BBC - You're just watching the wheels go round and round?
I guess really we are all just observers, some of us just don't want to admit it.

Galt-in-Da-Box said...

So, we're funding terrorists while we continue to claim/make excuses for torture & murder to "fight terrorism"...
Seems legit!

texlahoma said...

Galt - Yeah, insanity.

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