Skip to comments.Rand Paul: My colleagues just voted to arm the allies of al Qaeda
Posted on 05/21/2013 5:01:53 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) blasted members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday, which voted overwhelmingly to arm elements of the Syrian opposition in a bill co-sponsored by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN). "This is an important moment," Paul said, addressing his Senate colleagues. "You will be funding, today, the allies of al Qaeda. It's an irony you cannot overcome."
The legislation, which would authorize the shipment of arms and military training to rebels "that have gone through a thorough vetting process," passed in a bipartisan 15-3 vote. Paul offered an amendment that would strike the bill's weapons provision, but it was rejected along with another Paul amendment ruling out the authorization of the use of military force in Syria. (Connecticut Democrat Chris Murphy was the only senator to join Paul in support of the weapons amendment.)
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Que McCain to embarrass himself. Again.
They were killing each other just fine without us paying for it.
If we wanted to arm secularist, or at the very least non-salafi opposition to Assad, that moment passed months ago.
The Free Syrian Army is being cannibalized by the Al-Nursa Front, who’s doing the heavy lifting now.
The civil war is a quagmire that we didn’t start, why jump right into the middle of it?
Ben Ghazi lives on in the Senate.
anything to keep the sh33 pot stirred
They will turn around and use these weapons on us.
its bloody obvious.
I don’t see muslim killing muslims. I see us arming muslims to kill non-muslims
Is it Rand’s turn to play “principled conservative hero” again this week?
They aren't going to be killing anybody they think of as a Moslem.
You got that right. They were killing each other with great abandonment when I was a kid. Why did we have to get involved? They might all be dead by now.
>> rebels “that have gone through a thorough vetting process,”
wait a minute... you say not just ANY old Al Queda jihadi can have these missiles? The Obama administration will be *vetting* the recipients?
That changes everything! NOW I’m comfortable with the idea, because I have Confidence In My FedGov.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee just gave Obama and Hillary a get out of jail free pass for doing the same thing illegally via Benghazi (”What difference does it make...?!”).
Wonder how many of those arms are going to end up in Ashcanistan and used against our men.
“would authorize the shipment of arms and military training to rebels “that have gone through a thorough vetting process”
Vetting by John F. Kerrey? What a travesty. More American money spent to back one group of throat cutters against another group of throat cutters, all of whom whould prefer to be cutting our throats.
Rand Paul Bump.
And when they get tired of killing each other, they’ll turn their US freebie weapons on us.
No wonder the Obama administration didn't help Ambassador Stevens. They wanted his lips sealed so this scandal would not come to light.
I see this administration is rewarding its friends again. /s