Is the USA now an official sponsor of terror?
Sep 18, 2013
Obama waives ban on arming terrorists to allow aid to Syrian opposition
President Obama waived a provision of federal law designed to prevent the supply of arms to terrorist groups to clear the way for the U.S. to provide military assistance to "vetted" opposition groups fighting Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.
Some elements of the Syrian opposition are associated with radical Islamic terrorist groups, including al Qaeda, which was responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa., in 2001. Assad's regime is backed by Iran and Hezbollah.
The president, citing his authority under the Arms Export Control Act, announced today that he would "waive the prohibitions in sections 40 and 40A of the AECA related to such a transaction." ....
The law allows the president to waive those prohibitions if he "determines that the transaction is essential to the national security interests of the United States."
So if a nation's leader decides that it is in the best "national interest" to support some terrorist groups, then it is alright to do so?
Would this standard apply to any other nation, such as Iran?
Does the USA reserve the sole right to redefine right and wrong and even international law according to its own interests?
People like Glen Beck are now calling for Obama to be impeached.
Dr. Stephen Jones