Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Rand Paul: Senate Is Arming Al-Qaeda and Rushing to War in Syria
New American ^ | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.

Posted on 05/27/2013 8:30:17 AM PDT by IbJensen

“This is an important moment. You will be funding, today, the allies of al Qaeda.”

That was the declaration Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.; pictured) made on May 21 during a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Paul’s comments were directed at his colleagues, nearly all of whom voted to send arms to Syrian rebels.

Senators Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) co-sponsored the bill that authorizes “critical support to the Syrian opposition through provision of military assistance, training, and additional humanitarian support.”

The bill sailed through the committee, passing with bipartisan support by a vote of 15-3.

Senator Paul offered two amendments to the bill — officially styled the Syria Transition Support Act — one that would have forbidden the transfer of weapons to the rebel forces fighting to oust the government of current Syrian president Bashar al-Asad, and another that would have prevented the use of U.S. military armed forces in Syria.

Both of Paul’s amendments were rejected by the committee.

Apart from supplying lethal and non-lethal weaponry to Syrian opposition forces, the Menendez-Corker bill contains several other regime-toppling provisions, all of which are boastfully reported by Mendendez on his website. They include:

• “Creation of a $250 million transition fund each year through FY2015 drawn from funds otherwise appropriated for regional transition support”;

• “Sanctions on arms and oil sales to Assad: Targeting any person that the President of the United States determines has knowingly participated in or facilitated a transaction related to the sale or transfer of military equipment, arms, petroleum, or petroleum products to the Assad regime.”; and

• “Amendment to the Syria Accountability Act: To allow for sanctions removal once a transitional government is in place and certain terrorism and WMD criteria have been met.”

Neither Paul’s warnings nor his amendments were enough to counteract the powerful politicians pushing to arm the Syrian rebels. A cadre of lawmakers from seemingly distinct bands of the political spectrum lined up behind the move to add Syria to the list of Middle Eastern countries with U.S.-approved ruling parties. As in the case of Iraq and Afghanistan, these dictators-in-waiting will walk a path to power paved with American money and likely covered in the blood of American soldiers.

Rubio, described by many as a Tea Party favorite, chastised Senator Paul, refuting his allegation that a vote for arming the Syrian rebels was tantamount to giving guns to al-Qaeda.

"I don't think any member of this committee would vote for anything we thought was going to arm al Qaeda," said Rubio.

Mendendez piled on, saying, "Al Qaeda, unfortunately, is well-armed. That is the present reality in Syria."

Senator Corker tried striking a less hostile tone, arguing that arming rebels vetted by Congress — as called for in his bill — would prevent U.S. weaponry from being funneled into more radical segments of the coalition of anti-Asad armed forces.

Seing through Corker’s false dilemma, Paul responded, saying, “It’s impossible to know who our friends are.” He later said that the vote was nothing more than a “rush to war.”

In an exclusive interview with The New American, Senator Paul pointed out the irony in the fact that the original Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) enacted after September 11, 2001 called for finding and destroying al-Qaeda, while the legislation passed on May 21 by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee would arm known associates of that very organization.

“These people [Syrian rebels] will say they love America knowing that that’s how to get weapons. They lie to us and then shoot us in the back,” Paul explained.

Another bit of irony apparently lost on 15 members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is the fact that the United States has walked this road before. In the 1980s, Congress voted to arm militant Islamic forces under the pretext that the enemy of our enemy was our friend. Then, within 20 years, the very beneficiaries of U.S. military largesse in Afghanistan seized control of that country and reportedly sheltered and trained the men who carried out the attacks of September 11.

One wonders how (or if) the Senate fails to appreciate the destruction that will surely come from once again sowing the wind and reaping the whirlwind that comes from arming those who would do us harm. Some senators, however, seemed determined to deploy troops in every corner of the planet, regardless of the fact these young men and women could be killed by militants armed with weapons supplied by their very own government.

Never one to miss a chance to take his turn banging on the war drum, Senator John McCain mocked an amendment offered by Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) that would have placed more stringent controls on the type of weapon shipped to Syrian rebels.

"The senator from New Mexico wants to use shotguns against SCUD missiles," McCain said.

Rand Paul has been banging another drum, however. During the hearings on the attack on the American mission in Benghazi, Libya, Paul brought up the possibility that the Obama administration was covering up the existence of a gun running pipeline running throughout the Middle East.

Paul, in fact, tried to get answers to these questions from then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during the Senate’s investigation of the Benghazi raid that left four people dead, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. Addressing Secretary Clinton, Paul asked directly, “Is the U. S. involved with any procuring of weapons, transfer of weapons, buying, selling, anyhow transferring weapons to Turkey out of Libya?”

Clinton demurred, claiming that she’d never heard about that allegation.

Undaunted, Paul continued, “It’s been in news reports that ships have been leaving from Libya and that may have weapons, and what I’d like to know is the annex that was close by, were they involved with procuring, buying, selling, obtaining weapons, and were any of these weapons being transferred to other countries, any countries, Turkey included?”

Always the savvy politician, Clinton responded, “Well, Senator, you’ll have to direct that question to the agency that ran the annex. I will see what information is available.”

“You’re saying you don’t know?” asked Paul.

“I do not know,” Clinton said. “I don’t have any information on that.”

Americans have a right to know, however, who’s receiving millions in tax dollars taken from them.

A Reuters article from last August, which detailed a secret order signed by President Obama providing support to Syrian rebel forces opposing the regime of Bashar al-Assad, noted, “Recent news reports from the region have suggested that the influence and numbers of Islamist militants, some of them connected to al Qaeda or its affiliates, have been growing among Assad's opponents.”

Later, The New American covered the same story, writing that “Western governments, brutal Sunni-Arab dictatorships, an assortment of terror groups including al-Qaeda, and other powerful interests have all been backing the uprising since long before violence even broke out last year.”

In a story covering the violence of the Syrian uprising, the BBC added credibility to the accusations:

The al-Qaeda-styled group in Syria is Jabhat al-Nusra li-Ahl al-Sham (the Front for the Protection of the Syrian People).

Like other al-Qaeda affiliated groups, al-Nusra's statements and videos are usually issued by its own media group, al-Manara al-Baida (the White Minaret) in Syria.

Al-Nusra has claimed responsibility for several attacks against the Syrian army, security and shabiha (state-sponsored thugs) since it announced its formation early this year.

Finally, under a headline reading "Al-Qaida turns tide for rebels in battle for eastern Syria,” the Guardian (U.K.) reported:

They try to hide their presence. "Some people are worried about carrying the [black] flags," said Abu Khuder. "They fear America will come and fight us. So we fight in secret. Why give Bashar and the west a pretext?" But their existence is common knowledge in Mohassen. Even passers-by joke with the men about car bombs and IEDs [improvised explosive devices].

According to Abu Khuder, his men are working closely with the military council that commands the Free Syrian Army brigades in the region. "We meet almost every day," he said. "We have clear instructions from our [al-Qaida] leadership that if the FSA need our help we should give it. We help them with IEDs and car bombs. Our main talent is in the bombing operations." Abu Khuder's men had a lot of experience in bomb-making from Iraq and elsewhere, he added.

Regardless of Rand Paul’s efforts to keep the U.S. from running headlong into an armed conflict in Syria and his accurate depiction of the duplicity of those Syrian opposition forces waiting for the shipment of weapons from the United States, the Senate is speedily moving toward awarding al-Qaeda with crates of technologically advanced U.S. weaponry.

The Menendez-Corker bill will now move to Senate floor for debate by the entire body. A member of the staff of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told The New American that he was unsure when the bill would be put on the calendar.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: evilobamaregime; mclamemccain; syria; worthlessstatedept
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051 next last
What a crazy, out-of-control Congress and the phony president and his White Hut cronies.

Let's not forget how Ambassador Stevens arrived in Libya. He was on a cargo vessel loaded with arms for the rebels. Those armaments probably fell into the hands of the Muslims who beat, sodomized and murdered him.

Why are we supporting terrorist organizations? I, and many other here, think we should stay out of the Syrian conflict completely. We don't need to get involved in anymore messes that don't reflect our National interest.

We can't even support our borders and fail to take care of North Korea where their missiles are all aimed at the USA...along with China's and Russia's! Our foreign policy, like this jerk who some call president, is not a joke, it's a death warrant!

No more foreign aid to any nation and reduce our number of embassies in idiot nations like Zimbabme, or Zimbabwe, or Zimbabme, or whatever the hell they call this abortion.

1 posted on 05/27/2013 8:30:17 AM PDT by IbJensen
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: IbJensen

Well hopefully the terrorists they’ve armed don’t kill any shady US ambassadors or brave military heroes like they did in Benghazi.


2 posted on 05/27/2013 8:34:18 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: chris37

Nah; the ‘muslim freedom fighters’ too busy killing Syrians.

WARNING VERY, VERY GRAPHIC:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtxLm19459k&oref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DgtxLm19459k&has_verified=1


3 posted on 05/27/2013 8:41:12 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: IbJensen
"“These people [Syrian rebels] will say they love America knowing that that’s how to get weapons. They lie to us and then shoot us in the back,” Paul explained."

They don't need to shoot us in the back. They can shoot us in the face and we will send them more money and arms. To paraphrase one of the recent Benghazi witnesses - the terrorists are in the building. Senators who engage in the fiction that we are not arming the terrorists are aiding and abetting the slaughter and the weapons will end up killing Christians, Jews and other Westerners.

4 posted on 05/27/2013 8:43:07 AM PDT by Truth29
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: IbJensen
The civilized world needs to eradicate every Muslim population center from Morocco to Indonesia with A-bombs. Get this over with for once and for all.
5 posted on 05/27/2013 8:46:25 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: IbJensen

We must rid ourselves by the cursed Obama administration and the Utopian a$$hats who are in Congress. Cashier the lot of them!

I have never before in my life witnessed such idiotic
conduct in Congress.

This latest idiocy takes the cake.

Israel will be very hard pressed because of this idiocy.


6 posted on 05/27/2013 8:46:26 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: IbJensen

The regime embraces the enemy and gives our allies the finger.


7 posted on 05/27/2013 8:47:10 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Truth29

You make excellent points.

I posed this question when the infamous jerkoff Billy Goat Clinton was getting serviced in the oval orifice:

‘What do you think the United States Central Socialist Government would do in the even of a nuclear attack on one of our cities by either North Korea, Iran, China or Russia?’

My answer was: nothing for a very long time. This creep in the White Hut is not interested in saving America from anything. We have no adequate defense thanks to his deliberate stupidity. Further, he has no guts and no balls!


8 posted on 05/27/2013 8:48:33 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Candor7

We must rid ourselves by the cursed Obama administration and the Utopian a$$hats who are in Congress. Cashier the lot of them!

They’re just doing what their CFR globalist masters tell them.


9 posted on 05/27/2013 8:51:52 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Candor7

I think the weasels that infest this evil administration are deliberately baiting Americans in order to get a revolt that they can put down with brutal force!

They’ve bought up all the ammunition and have a bull dyke in charge of Homeland Insecurity. With the dyke and the stupid AG, we haven’t got a chance in hell.

Where’s our Francisco Franco when we need one?


10 posted on 05/27/2013 8:52:28 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Candor7
John Kerry unveils plan to boost Palestinian economy

John Kerry revealed his long-awaited plan for peace in the Middle East on Sunday, hinging on a $4bn (£2.6bn) investment in the Palestinian private sector.

11 posted on 05/27/2013 8:59:44 AM PDT by MamaDearest
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill

Ah I cannot watch that one as I can’t remember my youtube password >_>

If it is the one of the rebel eating the soldier though, I don’t think I want to see that one too much.

What really bothers me though is that our country as routinely been allying itself with the worst of the worst and making real changes in this world as a result. It makes me think that my country has become the axis of evil.


12 posted on 05/27/2013 9:04:55 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: IbJensen
To every point you have made -- an unqualified absolutely correct.

We need to stay out of Syria!

Our best and only acceotable stand is to work conjointly with Israel, and back her up completely. No money -- not even humanitarian, to Syria. Both sides hate us.

See http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3024040/posts

Even Russia is backing out of it -- no more missiles to Syria --

13 posted on 05/27/2013 9:05:33 AM PDT by imardmd1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: imardmd1

YES! To your points as well!


14 posted on 05/27/2013 9:09:56 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Truth29

[[and the weapons will end up killing Christians, Jews and other Westerners. ]]

That was my first htought when I sdaw the headlines- sure, they will sue it to win their civil war, then they wil use them to launch an all out assautl on Israel and Americans overseas too-


15 posted on 05/27/2013 9:17:11 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: IbJensen

The US Congress does not care.

It passes LAW which IT skirts around (e.g. SEC, ObamaCARE)
and it is PROTECTED, so it cares not a whit about
US border security, or released felons.


16 posted on 05/27/2013 9:19:00 AM PDT by Diogenesis
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: IbJensen

Fast and Furious FSA


17 posted on 05/27/2013 9:20:20 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: IbJensen

War without a formal Congressional declaration of war is unconstitutional.


18 posted on 05/27/2013 9:24:54 AM PDT by ex-snook (God is Love)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: IbJensen

There is no question the opposition in Syria is as bad as the regime itself. Just listen to the treats they’ve issued. It now seems they not the government of Syria, used chemical weapons.

There’s no doubt what sordid groups are involved. We can’t support them.

This is a skirmish neither party deserves to win.

We should stay out of it. It’s practically insane to jump in on either side.

NO!


19 posted on 05/27/2013 9:43:47 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


20 posted on 05/27/2013 9:54:36 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: IbJensen

Its a shame that only Senator Rand Paul is addressing this. Stand strong Rand.


21 posted on 05/27/2013 10:21:17 AM PDT by SSDecontrol
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: chris37

That’s part of it; other parts are far worse.

0traitor is using America to further the islamic caliphate and rid the ME and Europe of its leaders, pc it to death, and infiltrate and destroy America. He’s got 3.5yrs to finish the job.

I can’t believe how far we’ve fallen in 4.5yrs... hard to fight “Santa Claus”, isn’t it?


22 posted on 05/27/2013 10:32:19 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill

It is especially hard to fight Santa when the ones we elect to do so go out if their way to help him.

I also have a bad feeling that his scheduled leaving of office in 3.5 years isn’t going to happen as expected.


23 posted on 05/27/2013 11:11:10 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: chris37

Why would you want to fight Santa?


24 posted on 05/27/2013 11:43:08 AM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: SSDecontrol

It appears now that Rand is the MAN!


25 posted on 05/27/2013 12:25:32 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Dalberg-Acton

Because Santa’s gifts have fish hooks in them.


26 posted on 05/27/2013 12:26:33 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: chris37

And Halloween candy has razor blades. Tough childhood, Chris.


27 posted on 05/27/2013 12:28:01 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Dalberg-Acton

We, the patriots, got tricked. You, the takers, got treated. Troll.


28 posted on 05/27/2013 12:41:58 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: Dalberg-Acton

I’m not altogether certain you understand what context the name Santa is being used in here.

Barack Obama is Santa Claus, and it would be better for everyone if he kept his gifts to himself.


29 posted on 05/27/2013 12:57:21 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: chris37
It makes me think that my country has become the axis of evil.
1 Timothy 6:10a
King James Version (KJV)

10 For the love of money is the root of all evil


30 posted on 05/27/2013 1:06:15 PM PDT by Bratch
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Bratch

While I do generally believe that wisdom, I am not certain that it is the motivating factor in this case.

It may be an ideology whose goal is the complete and total control and domination of others. The establishment of Utopia, which is heaven for those who run it and hell for everyone else who lives in it.

Certainly money is involved, but I think lust for power and control are key. Notice, for example, that Bloomberg has all the money that he can ever use, but what he desires, what drives him, is something else.


31 posted on 05/27/2013 1:12:01 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: chris37

“I also have a bad feeling that his scheduled leaving of office in 3.5 years isn’t going to happen as expected.”

You think the 22nd Amendment will be repealed/obviated?


32 posted on 05/27/2013 2:49:07 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

what is wrong with my country?? We’re talking arming Al Qaeda here..?!? Twin towers al Qaeda?!?!!!

My best friends aunt lost her life in the towers this is the biggest slap in the face to the families and victims of 9/11. I’m speechless.


33 posted on 05/27/2013 3:14:03 PM PDT by w88warhead
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]


Please Contribute Today!

Woo hoo!!
Less than $7.7k to Go!

We can do this!!
FReepers ROCK!!

34 posted on 05/27/2013 3:53:06 PM PDT by RedMDer (You are Free Republic. There are no outside influences. Just us, all of us. Please donate today!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill

I’m not sure amendments matter to this bunch.

I see it like this. If he refuses to leave, who is going to make him leave?

I cannot answer that question, and this is a man who loves to test limits.


35 posted on 05/27/2013 5:19:25 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: chris37

“...who is going to make him leave?”

If I answered that, I’d get banned here.


36 posted on 05/27/2013 5:34:37 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill

Understood.

I think I can imagine the answer, however I am just not sure such would occur or that even if it did that it would be effective.

But what really has me concerned about this is what is the controlling legal authority that would respond to the constitutional crisis of a president refusing to leave once his term expired?

If there is no answer to that, it seems to me that this is the man who would test it.


37 posted on 05/27/2013 6:05:35 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: chris37

Declaration of Independence from tyranny, CWIII and the “last box”.

There’s only one of the “boxes” remaining, which will fix it, for good.

http://www.celebrationofliberty.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=27&Itemid=36


38 posted on 05/27/2013 6:21:02 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: chris37

I’m not altogether certain you understand what context the name Santa is being used in here.

It WHOOOSHED right over my head.

39 posted on 05/27/2013 6:57:20 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: IbJensen
Rubio, described by many as a Tea Party favorite ...

Hopefully the last of the Marco-fanatics have finally woken up to the reality that they were fed a line of bull from day one by this eager little ladder climber.

40 posted on 05/27/2013 7:08:14 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dalberg-Acton

Whoot! Homer <3

All good, Dalberg, I do believe it was El-Rushbo who had originally referred to Obama as Santa on his radio show.

A good analogy, however this is one bad Santa!


41 posted on 05/27/2013 7:17:08 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

Yes.


42 posted on 05/27/2013 7:26:12 PM PDT by caww
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: chris37

Agreed! Thanks for cutting me some slack.


43 posted on 05/27/2013 7:29:59 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: DoughtyOne

....”We should stay out of it. It’s practically insane to jump in on either side”....

Exactly...they need to settle this on their own...I don’t want the US involved with ammo or on the ground. If Bo wants it...let him go himself and fight this himself...not our sons....none of our money.


44 posted on 05/27/2013 7:31:52 PM PDT by caww
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Dalberg-Acton

noob


45 posted on 05/27/2013 7:42:37 PM PDT by txhurl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: Dalberg-Acton

Ah nothing to even worry about.

Take care and God bless our fallen veterans.


46 posted on 05/27/2013 8:08:18 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: IbJensen

I support arming the rebels, as long as we are Assad too and profit from both transactions. The more dead Syrians the better.


47 posted on 05/27/2013 8:30:56 PM PDT by montag813
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: chris37
Certainly money is involved, but I think lust for power and control are key.

Agreed.
48 posted on 05/27/2013 8:54:19 PM PDT by Girlene
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: Truth29

And, this could wind up with us facing off with Russia.All for no good reason for us, IMHO.


49 posted on 05/28/2013 9:43:11 AM PDT by Quickgun (I got here kicking,screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: IbJensen

Paul is right of course, I suspect we are doing the bidding of the Saudis here. The Saudis have us by the short hairs since they control the fate of the US dollar.


50 posted on 05/28/2013 9:51:56 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been offically denied)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson