In January, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) suggested the Obama Administration may have been smuggling guns to jihadist groups in the Middle East in a possible “international Fast and Furious” gun running operation. Rand Paul later doubled down and accused the Obama Administration of a cover-up for running guns through Turkey to terrorist groups in the region.
Then in February Senator Paul demanded that the administration answer whether or not they were running guns through Turkey to Syria.
It looks like Senator Paul has his answer. It was leaked to The New York Times.
The New York Times reported today that the US has been sending “military aid” to the Syrian opposition for a year now.
With help from the C.I.A., Arab governments and Turkey have sharply increased their military aid to Syria’s opposition fighters in recent months, expanding a secret airlift of arms and equipment for the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, according to air traffic data, interviews with officials in several countries and the accounts of rebel commanders.
The airlift, which began on a small scale in early 2012 and continued intermittently through last fall, expanded into a steady and much heavier flow late last year, the data shows. It has grown to include more than 160 military cargo flights by Jordanian, Saudi and Qatari military-style cargo planes landing at Esenboga Airport near Ankara, and, to a lesser degree, at other Turkish and Jordanian airports.
As it evolved, the airlift correlated with shifts in the war within Syria, as rebels drove Syria’s army from territory by the middle of last year. And even as the Obama administration has publicly refused to give more than “nonlethal” aid to the rebels, the involvement of the C.I.A. in the arms shipments — albeit mostly in a consultative role, American officials say — has shown that the United States is more willing to help its Arab allies support the lethal side of the civil war.
Last week, headlines informed us that, because of the Sequester, the FAA will be reducing the number of Air Traffic Controllers and closing 149 control towers completely. Earlier, the Department of Homeland Security released hundreds of illegal aliens awaiting deportation because they could not afford to hold them because of cuts mandated by the Sequester, they said.
Head Start is to face cuts due to Sequestration. Native American children are being sacrificed to Sequestration according to Slate Magazine. The Marine Corps faces massive reductions in manpower reports the Wall Street Journal. The U.S.S. Harry Truman and its escorts are sitting idle in Norfolk, VA because of the Sequester when they should be on their way to the other side of the world.
The TSA is threatening cuts that will push airport security lines out onto the street, while the government had been threatening to cut meat inspections until Congress pushed back.
In other words the Administration is holding a gun to the head of almost every single American in its quest to inflict the maximum pain possible on each of us to achieve its political objectives.
Gee, who is that guy standing next to Hanoi Jane at an anti-war protest
rally back in the 70s? Why it’s none other than our new Secretary of State.
Isn’t that a slap in the face to every Viet Nam Vet… to every American
We refuse to surrender our Constitution or our nation!
On Saturday March 23, Terry M. Hestilow, a retired Army officer with nearly 30 years of service under his belt, posted this letter he sent to Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) this week. Hestilow wants DHS to hand over their war weapons to the Department of Defense.
(LD) – The Western media eagerly announced that long time US resident Ghassan Hitto was chosen as the new “interim prime minister” of NATO’s proxy forces fighting in Syria. While most headlines attempted to focus solely on Hitto’s long stay in the US and his role in a tech firm based in Texas, The Globe and Mail reported in their article, “Canadian loses bid to lead Syria’s rebels; Ottawa’s stance assailed,” that:
Ghassan Hitto, a Kurd with links to the Muslim Brotherhood, was elected in the early hours of Tuesday at a meeting of leading opposition figures of the Syrian National Coalition.
What if the President of the United States was aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood?
What if the President of the United States as far back as 2009, during the so-called “Cairo Speech” (where Obama tells us he was “reaching out to the Muslim world”) was setting the wheels in motion for the Arab Spring and the subsequent removal of long-time U.S. and Israel ally Hosni Mubarak from power? What if Obama was backing an organization and movement that calls for a global caliphate whereby the United States would exist under the thumb of an Islamic totalitarian government?
The founder of Domino’s Pizza sued the federal government over the Obamacare HHS mandate in December. Tom Monaghan, a devout Roman Catholic, currently offers health insurance to employees that excludes contraception and abortion. The Obama Administration and Democrats believe Monaghan should have to pay for these services despite his religious beliefs.
A federal judge this month blocked a the Obama Administration from requiring Domino’s Pizza founder Tom Monaghan to provide mandatory contraception coverage to his employees. It infringed upon his Constitutional rights.
Despite this – Senate Democrats voted today to reaffirm the HHS mandate, that tramples on the First Amendment rights of religious groups. The mandate forces religious groups to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs despite their religious or moral objections. LifeNews reported: