Obama Scrambles in UN Fine Print to Arm Al Qaeda in Libya

Americans great-grandchildren still have a lot of cash that hasn’t been stolen yet.

It will be no problem for Obama to supply arms to the Islamists and Al-Qaeda from a budgetary standpoint (HA).

The real immediate news of this post is that Obama’s UN delegation has manipulated the fine print in the UN resolution to facilitate arming Al-Qaeda, and Islamists, well in advance!

What a cluster-Obama!

Deal near: NATO to take control of war “time-limited, scope-limited military action” in Libya; Update: U.S. looking for legal loophole to arm Libyan rebels

Update: Wait until Turkey realizes that our time-limited, scope-limited military action isn’t as time-limited or scope-limited as they thought.
Paragraph 4 of [the UN] resolution provides sweeping authority to U.N. member states “to take all necessary measures, notwithstanding paragraph 9 of resolution 1970, to protect civilians and civilian populated areas under threat of attack in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.” The notwithstanding clause, which was proposed by the United States, provides for an unspecified exemption from the embargo, according to diplomats…
Council diplomats say [Susan] Rice gave no hint that the clause would be used as a pretext to arm the rebels. “The clear perception of the large majority of the council is that it would not open the door to arming the rebels,” the council diplomat said…
U.N. diplomats say the exemption would technically provide a legal basis for limited supplies of weapons to rebels, as long as they could make the case that they were needed to forestall a government attack against civilian targets. But they warned that it could poison the U.S. relationship with other council members, who may feel they have been misled about the intent of the language.

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