A group of lawmakers from the House of Representatives, from both parties, have introduced Stop Arming Terrorists Act (SATA), a bill to forbid the US government from providing arms, funds, and training to organizations that have been designated ‘terrorist.'
The bill was prepared by representatives Peter Welch (D — VT), Barbara Lee (D — CA), Dana Rohrabacher (R — CA), and Thomas Massie (R — KY), and introduced by Tulsi Gabbard (D — HI).
According to Gabbard, sponsorship of terrorism for individuals is forbidden in the United States. However, this does not apply to the US government itself, who has for years been providing funds, arms, and training to groups linked to terrorists in Syria.
A paragraph in the bill includes Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar, which have openly backed a number of the rebel groups targeted, according to AntiWar.com.
Earlier on Friday, Kremlin's Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov suggested that Obama's waiver on arms supplies could lead to advanced weaponry getting into the hands of terrorists, creating a global security threat.
Despite numerous efforts by Syrian and Russian negotiators, the US government has repeatedly failed to clearly delineate the difference between Washington's "moderate opposition" allies and terrorists.