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Old July 8th, 2013, 12:52 AM
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Default How can Obama approve military aid to rebels in religious war.

What's tought to understand is how Obama can approve militaty aid to the rebels when it is support for one of the combatants in the the Sunni Shia religious war.
A Pandora’s box was opened in the Middle East in late May. That was when Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the Egyptian theologian who is perhaps the world’s most influential Sunni cleric, called on Sunni Muslims worldwide to fight against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad and Hezbollah in Syria. In the weeks and months ahead, Qaradawi’s statement will surely quicken the stream of foreign fighters into Syria. Before long, Syria’s civil war could turn into an all-out sectarian conflict involving the entire region.
The 86-year-old Qaradawi is a religious cleric who left Egypt for Qatar in 1961 and has since become something of a celebrity among Islamic religious leaders. He has authored more than 100 books that are sold across the Muslim world, and his weekly TV show on al Jazeera has tens of millions of viewers. Qaradawi owes much of his influence to his careful balancing of populism and political conservatism. He manages to combine, for example, hard-line views on Israel with vigorous condemnation of al Qaeda. He has built a reputation as someone who speaks truth to power, all the while retaining the privileges -- such as a TV program and a professorship -- that come with being close to the establishment. In some sense, he is the closest thing that the Sunni Muslim world has to a pope.
Qaradawi’s controversial remarks fell at a Friday rally in Doha on May 31. In an emotional address about the plight of Sunnis in Syria, Qaradawi declared that “anyone who has the ability, who is trained to fight . . . has to go; I call on Muslims to go and support their brothers in Syria.” That’s a remarkable message, precisely because it is one that clerics of Qaradawi’s stature almost never make. Establishment Islamic clerics often declare that a given armed struggle is a legitimate jihad, but they rarely say that Muslims worldwide have a duty to join it. Radical clerics have been known to make this so-called individual duty argument, which consists of saying that all able Muslim men must fight and that declining to do so would be a sin. But mainstream clerics such as Qaradawi usually make the “collective duty” argument, which implies that outsiders can fight under certain conditions but with no obligation.

Right now Obama wants to focus on Egypt, but the Syrian war will resurface again.
The war can't be restricted to just Syria since it is religious and will spread to other areas of the Midesast especially if these religious leaders see that these activities have traction with their followers. What does the Teflon Obama do then?

Note lack of coverage in the news about Syria, Afghan and other hot sports. The press seems to be cooperating with the Administration,
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Old July 9th, 2013, 03:28 AM
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There are no religious wars. It is always about money.
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Old July 12th, 2013, 07:41 AM
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There are no religious wars. It is always about money.
Religion is the motivator used by these nut case jehadists. They don't have money, but they get it from the princes of Saudi Arabia who want to keep their kingdoms.
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The US needs to get the Heck out of the Middle East! That part of the world will always be in chaos.
Let those people take of their own crap.

No we don't need their oil as much as they need our money.

We need to take care of our own people.

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The US needs to get the Heck out of the Middle East! That part of the world will always be in chaos.
Let those people take of their own crap.

No we don't need their oil as much as they need our money.

We need to take care of our own people.

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Well said ,Manuel. I will take it a step further .The US needs to stay out of the affairs of all countries and focus on the problems affecting citizens of the United States of America.
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The US needs to stop foreign aid and bring our troops home from around the world.

We need to keep a strong military station here in the US.

Our military should not be used to try to influence other countries.
We should act fast and with efficiency when we need to, but not occupy countries and spend money without any tangible results.

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Note lack of coverage in the news about Syria, Afghan and other hot sports. The press seems to be cooperating with the Administration,
You've got to be kidding. The free market press is giving tremendous analysis to the Syrian civil war.
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Religion is the motivator used by these nut case jehadists. They don't have money, but they get it from the princes of Saudi Arabia who want to keep their kingdoms.
They are manipulated, threatened, whatever it takes, by those with money. It is ALWAYS about the money.
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