Isn’t that a crime? More hypocrisy from the dictators running the U.S…into the ground. via Clinton offers $45 million to Syrian rebels, who want more support | McClatchy.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday announced $45 million in additional aid for Syrian opposition activists, the latest U.S. push for influence in a civil war that’s raged beyond the international community’s control.
Clinton announced the new aid package before meeting with visiting Syrian dissidents on the margins of this week’s U.N. General Assembly, where world leaders sounded bleaker than ever about the prospects for a negotiated political resolution to the 18-month uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad.
U.S. humanitarian aid for Syria now will total more than $132 million this year, though Syrian rebels are more interested in weapons and military training than in the American promises of more “nonlethal assistance.” Of the $45 million pledged Friday, $30 million is earmarked for humanitarian assistance and $15 million for radios, training and other technical support for opposition activists.
As we noted in a previous post:
U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan [now a justice on the SCoTUS] urged the court to uphold the broad sweep of the terrorism law and to permit prosecutions of anyone who gives any support to a terrorist group. She discounted the “supposed First Amendment claims” raised by human-rights advocates.
“Hezbollah builds bombs. Hezbollah also builds homes. What Congress decided was when you help Hezbollah build homes, you are also helping Hezbollah build bombs. That’s the entire theory behind the statute.”
Justice Antonin Scalia agreed with Kagan and said he saw no constitutional problems with the antiterrorism law. “If you provide any aid” to them, it “furthers their terrorist activity,” he said.
And Clinton herself has admitted that groups on the U.S. terror list are aiding and supporting the so-called Syrian rebels. Watch the video. (if anyone can clip it to youtube that would be great)
“We have a very dangerous set of actors in the region, Al-Qaeda, Hamas, and those who are on our terrorist list, to be sure, supporting – claiming to support the opposition.”
Administration officials say that outsourcing the supply of money and arms to the rebels maintains a crucial distinction that keeps American military fingerprints off a conflict that has already turned into a bloody civil war. “It’s not for us to determine what the donations are used for,” said one official, who requested anonymity to discuss administration thinking, describing a plausible deniability that might not be plausible to all. “It could be for medical supplies.”
Is sending money to aid terrorist groups a crime or not?
How about spending taxpayer funds by the billions on undeclared wars that taxpayers would never approve of?
All of Congress are guilty of misusing taxpayer funds and abandoning their oath to uphold the Constitution.
Wake up America, it’s slipping away.