President Ignores Federal Law and Decides to Arm al Qaeda

The President has decided to go around U.S. law to arm Syrian rebels, many of whom are associated with terrorist organizations including al Qaeda.

From The Washington Examiner:

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.

To be clear the President can unilaterally decide to arm terrorists, just a few weeks after he unilaterally decided to deny the re-importation of rifles from the Korean War, rifles which the U.S. taxpayers paid for.

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