Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by leogator, Aug 3, 2013.
I think Israel only recently warmed to the idea of arming rebels in Syria. We probably don't want to be running arms through Israel (already a difficult task) when the Israeli government, an ally, was publicly opposed to the idea.
Not to mention the relative chaos in Libya which is a plus for gun running.
I agree that the rule on Congressional Approval is iffy in that the executive branch meets the requirement that you stated.
On the international laws here is a good read
Now if any country is guilty of breaking this law it would be interesting to see how the charges are file and the case goes to trial. I am sure there will be a lot of political arm twisting and back room deals going on.
The fact that there were CIA operatives in Benghazi like fleas on a cur tell you that extra legal activities were afoot. It doesn't take a rocket surgeon to see that the CIA was "assisting" the OA with one or more "projects". If not we have a rogue CIA operation. We probably would have never known about any of this if Ambassador Stevens had not gone into harms way. Then again, he was probably involved in the operation. Wouldn't it be refreshing if Obama would take a few minutes away from his incessant propaganda tours and just come clean: "My fellow Americans. We were supplying the Syrian rebels with weapons from Libya and we screwed up. Thank you and good night". I dream on.
Wait, why *wouldn't* there be a bunch of CIA guys in Libya?
Now I've seen it all.