As Syrian Jihadists fight in Iraq, Obama seeks $500 million from Congress to help "moderate Syrian rebels" - Atlas Shrugs
AFTER YEARS OF DITHERING
in making a commitment to fund anti-Assad Sunni rebels in strife-torn Syria why has Obama suddenly decided to do it now? Because of the alarming success of ISIS/ISIL in Iraq. It's Obama's solution to avoid alienating Saudi Arabia and Sunni Moslem states when he orders military strikes against ISIS/ISIL forces...the Sunnis' last best hope to restore the buffer against Iranian expansion lost with the fall of Saddam Hussein. In seeking $500 million from Congress to support the funding, training and arming of Syria's "moderate" Sunni rebels Obama is doing a balancing act. As I am hell-bent on toppling the Assad regime to weaken Iran and stop their quest for regional hegemony I support Obama's request and urge Congress to grant it.