Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Obama Authorizes 'Secret' Support For Syrian Rebels

Remember way back when, before Obama was president, when military secrets generally stayed secret? Remember when all the leaks did not conveniently help the President? I am not saying that Obama is leaking this, being President and all he could just tell us openly if he wanted the news to be public, but undoubtedly the leaker is one of his supporters.

As for the actual move, I am generally in support. I think he should have help the Iranians before it was to late, and I am glad he is stepping in the help the Syrians. He should have made this move sooner. Also, giving them lethal weapons would not be objectionable.

"Remember when SEAL Team Six didn't exist? Or back when details of SEAL tactics were not supposed to be known by the world at large? Or back when it was a secret that the FLAME computer virus used the neat-o tactic of sending its data to nearby Bluetooth-equipped phones and laptops, to get the information transmitted from the secure (not connected to the internet) networks?

Yes, that was "secrecy" before Barack Obama needed a reelection boost, back when "secrecy" meant "we don't leak this information to our partisan agents in the media."

And now: Obama secretly orders secret help for our secret friends in the Syrian rebellion. It's in all the papers, like good secrets should be.
President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for rebels seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government, U.S. sources familiar with the matter said.

Obama's order, approved earlier this year and known as an intelligence "finding," broadly permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the rebels oust Assad.


The White House is for now apparently stopping short of giving the rebels lethal weapons, even as some U.S. allies do just that.

Rolling eyes. Either it's true and it's sooo typically Obama, or it's not true -- and this then is him "keeping a secret," even though it's preposterous that Syria wouldn't suspect we were sending arms.

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