This action is unlikely to help convince those who believe the man is still a secret Muslim that they are incorrect:
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.” Those two
sections prohibit sending weaponry to countries described in section
40(d): “The prohibitions contained in this section apply with respect to
a country if the Secretary of State determines that the government of
that country has repeatedly provided support for acts of international
terrorism,” Congress stated in the Arms Control Export Act.
“For purposes of this subsection, such acts shall include all
activities that the Secretary determines willfully aid or abet the
international proliferation of nuclear explosive devices to individuals
or groups or willfully aid or abet an individual or groups in acquiring
unsafeguarded special nuclear material,” the law continues.
“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.”” Either Obama is lying and arming terrorists is not in the national security interests of the United States, or worse, those interests are in direct opposition to the national security interests of the American people.