Not to side with Obama or against Rand Paul, but is this really true? Certainly the situation in Syria affects Israel and other countries in the region friendly to us.
Israel and Saudi Arabia are friendly to us and have the resources at hand to deal with the mess they are living in.
Yes, this is really true. Assad is in a fight against al qaeda - the guys who killed 3,000 Amicans on 9/11. For some strange reason *cough, obama is a muslim brotherhood manchurian candidate* our presitard is hellbent on helping al qaeda. As long as the U.S. stays out of it, Syria is a problem for its dicatator and the terrorists to figure out. Once we start bombing and killing civilians in a show of force to punish Syria for killing civilians, we expose Israel to attack, not from Syria, but from Iran.
You have to be pretty stupid to interject yourself into a skunk fight.
I disagree with Paul on aid to the Egypt military. The Egypt military deals with the illegal aliens in the Sinai. Israel would not get away with those methods.
The chemical attack was not directed by Assad. It could be an angry soldier whose family was killed, a double agent or the FSA.
Given Obama's track record I think whoever takes over in Syria would be even less friendly than the current regime, you know, dragging our dead Ambassador in the streets and all.
I hope you don't think Obama's doing this for the sake of Israel. Everything Obama has done in the last 5 years has been negative for both Israel AND the United States.
I have more faith in Netanyahu as a leader than I do our current Commander In Chief. I doubt Netanyahu will strike Syria with "just enough muscle as to not be mocked".
That Obama statement there says a lot.