$500M requested to aid Syrian rebels

The Obama administration has requested $500M to aid Syrian rebels, as a result of the civil war which seems to be expanding into Iraq.

In a move that increases the United State's role in the crisis, the government is requesting funds to train and arm the rebels, marking its opposing stance which previously sought no heavy involvement in the region.

The plan is still pending approval from Congess. If executed, the program may not even begin until next year, as training will approximately take six to eight months after the funding is put in place.


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  • DeepValueLover
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    Maybe crumbling American bridges, sewer pipes and electrical systems should dress up as terrori...I mean "moderate rebels"...and put out a video about how they need help from the Obama administration and that the president should send $500 million to "aid" the "fight".


    Perhaps that way American taxpayer money can stay at home to help Americans for once.
    27 Jun 2014, 05:28 AM Reply Like
  • noob
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    It's too bad he doesn't know when he's beaten at his own game. Time to move on and wish them the best in running their own lives.
    27 Jun 2014, 07:03 AM Reply Like
  • Patent News
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    what?? why do so called 'rebels' ie terrorists deserve over $500,000,000 dollars?


    27 Jun 2014, 07:37 AM Reply Like
  • Betalyst
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    Patent News - You seriously seem like the most bitter SA member ever...


    I too think this is rediculous, this is fueling a fight that will leave the region in shambles. Look at Egypt.. they dont even have a civil war and cant even get their crap together.
    27 Jun 2014, 11:14 AM Reply Like
  • NY Dan
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    This is getting more and more absurd. Leave them to fend for themselves...
    27 Jun 2014, 08:49 AM Reply Like
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