Glenn Beck's war against reality continues on.
After once again (falsely, again) insisting that he has never once before called for President Obama to be impeached, Beck stated that he is doing so now because Obama has supposedly waived a law so that he can supply weapons to al Qaeda in Syria.
In a story originating with the Washington Examiner, Obama was reported to have waived a provision of federal law designed to prevent the supply of arms to terrorist groups to clear the way for the U.S. to provide military assistance to "vetted" opposition groups fighting Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.
Neither Beck nor his website, The Blaze, did any research of their own and have instead cited these claims to demand Obama's impeachment.
The problem is that, while Obama did indeed issue such a waiver, he did so for the purpose of providing "non-lethal" defensive assistance to help protect against any possible future chemical weapons attacks.
In a statement by the NSC spokesperson Caitlin Hayden, the White House lists the provisions as "1) chemical weapons-related personal protective equipment to international organizations, including the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, for the conduct of their operations; 2) chemical weapons-related life-saving assistance for organizations implementing Department of State or U.S. Agency for International Development programs to strengthen local Syrian health care providers’ ability to prepare for and respond to any use of chemical weapons; and 3) defensive chemical weapons-related training and personal protective equipment to select vetted members of the Syrian opposition, including the Supreme Military Council, to protect against the use of chemical weapons."
Yet an article by The Blaze's Jason Howerton claims that "According to sources, arms shipments of light weapons and other munitions were delivered to the rebels as well as nonlethal gear like sophisticated communications equipment, advanced combat medical kits and vehicles."
The Blaze's sources are either fraudulent or nonexistent.