President Obama gives Libyan rebels $25M

A government that does not learn from their own mistakes is bound to repeat them. We saw this with giving guns to Al-Qieda to fight the Russians. This did not start with weapons but it did start with funding. It has now been announced that The Obama administration plans to give the Libyan opposition $25 million in non-lethal assistance. We have all wondered what the plan was, are we in, and are we out, who is in charge. This is the first direct U.S. aid to the rebels after weeks of assessing their capabilities. President Barack Obama informed Congress that intends to use his so-called draw down authority to give the opposition, led by the Transitional National Council in Benghazi, up to $25 million in surplus American goods to help protect civilians in rebel-held areas threatened by Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s forces. It will be interesting to see where the money goes and if it is used for intended purpose as $25 million is a lot of money in that area but it is not a lot of money for weaponry. This is starting to get a bad feeling that everyone kind of seen coming from the first air strikes and the no fly zone. The list is still being revised but now covers items such as medical supplies, uniforms, boots, tents, personal protective gear, radios and Halal meals. This was stated that it is not a blank check and most of the items are on hand at the Pentagon as surplus. This would not be the first we heard of medical supplies traded on black market for weapons or cash.

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