“This happened and as of today the United States is willingly, knowingly, intentionally sending arms to terrorists,” Bachmann said in a radio interview with Understanding the Times that was first reported by Right Wing Watch. “Now what this says to me, I’m a believer in Jesus Christ, as I look at the End Times scripture, this says to me that the leaf is on the fig tree and we are to understand the signs of the times, which is your ministry, we are to understand where we are in God’s end times history.”
“Rather than seeing this as a negative, we need to rejoice,” she continued. “Maranatha, come Lord Jesus, his day is at hand. When we see up is down and right is called wrong, when this is happening, we were told this; these days would be as the days of Noah.”
Bachmann said Obama waived restrictions under the Arms Export Control Act, with the result that taxpayers are “now paying to give arms to terrorists, including al Qaeda.”
Last month, the National Security Council announced that Obama waived some restrictions under the Arms Export Control Act so the U.S. could provide “non-lethal assistance inside Syria” to “protect against the use of chemical weapons.”
“This action is part of longstanding and ongoing efforts to provide life-saving chemical weapons-related assistance to people in need in Syria,” the NSC said.
The administration stressed that all the aid to the rebels would be “non-lethal” equipment such as gas masks. Many conservatives have warned against arming rebels in Syria for fear that the weapons will fall in the hands of terrorist groups in the country, including al Qaeda.
“That day President Obama waived a ban on arming terrorists in order to allow weapons to go to the Syrian opposition,” Bachmann said. “Now this is hard to believe that President Obama did that…but President Obama waived a ban on arming terrorists in order to allow weapons to go to the Syrian opposition …Your listeners, US taxpayers, are now paying to give arms to terrorists including Al Qaeda.”