Congressional Research Service:
“The Administration’s version envisions broader purposes for assistance that include not only assistance to defend Syrians from IS attacks but also against attacks by the Syrian government. “
“defending the Syrian people from attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and
the Levant and the Syrian regime; facilitating the provision of essential
services; and, stabilizing territory controlled by the opposition”;
Obama is trying to grant himself the power to decide who is the legitimate government of Syria. Defensive acts by the Syrian armed forces will be considered attacks on the US proxy terrorist forces.
This is a backdoor declaration of war. This is what 90%+ of the American people rose up to oppose last year. This is a breach of the UN Charter, as in Libya, in support of radical Jihadist terrorist forces. Only they’ll get to pick and choose which radical Jihadist terrorist forces are considered “good” and which are considered “bad,” by them and their Wahabbi allies in Saudi Arabia.
This is a sham and a crime. The US and friends have covertly helped to destroy Syria already. Now they’re going overt.