Skip to comments.Rand Paul on Syria: I canít see sending my son to fight on the same side as al Qaeda
Posted on 08/30/2013 6:13:06 AM PDT by theruleshavechanged
Paul also explained that he had difficulty seeing any American interests in the Syrian conflict.
I cant see fighting to impose Sharia law in Syria, Paul said. I cant see sending my son to fight with Islamic rebels against Christians. I also cant see my son going to fight on the same side as al Qaeda.
Under Sharia law, Paul noted, Christians would be persecuted for blasphemy, citing a woman in Pakistan who was jailed for blasphemy after she drank from a cup shared by Muslim workers.
That is not something I want to send our boys and girls to die for, Paul added.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
A man who makes sense and has the courage to speak it is a truly rare gem in our government. No wonder the Ruling Class hates him.
Why isn’t the house coming into emergency session to discuss?
Can he see sending his son to fight on the same side as Assad?
Because according to Article II only the president can call the Congress into special session. And I'd be surprised if Obama was willing to do that.
Sometimes the enemy of my enemy.... IS STILL MY ENEMY TOO.
Thank God Obama is an indecisive wuss. Its too late to bomb Syria now. Assad and his forces have moved into the heavily populated neighborhoods. Bomb him and you just kill thousands more innocent people.
He also said he would seek a restraining order if Obama tries to bypass congressional authorization.
I truly hope so.
“I cant see sending my son to fight on the same side as al Qaeda”
The brass in the Pennntagon have no problem sending our troops to fight with al-Qaaaeeeda. They, like the preezy, spit on the graves of those killed on nine eleven.
Tell it brother.
I have several friends (in three different families) who have young sons either enlisted or planning to enlist in the military.
In each case I have personally known these boys since they were babies. It’s sickening to think of them doing this. They are willingly submitting to an unworthy, America-hating commander-in-chief.
Moreover the rules of engagement these days are not favorable to survival. Nor will these young men be encouraged to profess their faith. They will however be encouraged if not obligated to profess approval of homosexual behavior.
They just don’t see that this is no longer their fathers’ America, nor his armed forces.
They don’t see that there’s no good reason to risk one’s life for any political faction in Syria or Afghanistan or any other foreign country, especially with Obama calling the shots.
Pearls before swine, that’s what MY father would have said. And he was proud to have served his country honorably in WW2.
“Let Allah sort it out.”
- Sarah Palin
Today, Boehner CONTINUES to protect Obama
as 150+ Congressmen are DEMANDING he convene
the House on this matter. But he has not.
The corrupt GOP is the mirror image of the DNC, is it not?
GREAT point, Rand. I wouldn’t want any family member of mine in this country’s military, much less sending rounds downrange on behalf of this POS.
From now on lets avoid civil wars in the Middle East. Maybe we sit this one out?
He won’t have to send his son. Obama will do it for him by executive order.
And that is the unvarnished truth of the matter here. Obama’s historical and religious allegiance is to Islam. I believe that allegiance is to the side of Islam that forsakes all else but total Jihad against Infidels.
There is no way I would allow a child of mine to participate in this madness of attacking Syria, especially since this President has shown he doesn’t know shit from shinola with respect to true conventional American interests.
He is a traitor, he is a Muslim, and he works specifically for the Muslim Brotherhood. He always comes down on the side of what I consider insanity when it comes to the mid east. I’d be damned if I let any of my children be sacrificed for the likes of him.
Wonderful work by Rand Paul. Concise and memorable. Well done, sir.
I’d think not, but I’ll not put words in his mouth.
Suffice it to say that there is not a single aspect of this whole Syrian debacle that warrants the risking of one American life, or the cost of a single bullet.
I could not care less what one Muslim does to another.
If Obama does not turn around his policy of helping Islamists persecute and kill Christians abroad, this country risks incurring the wrath of a just and holy God. Said wrath is distinctly unpleasant.
I know his goal is to establish a regional Islamic dictatorship, but isn’t the Muslim Brotherhood faction a rival of AQ ? It doesn’t help our side to get the facts random for a soundbite even if they are technically under the ‘rebel’ umbrella.
I didn’t read the rest of the article, does he suggest we fight for Assad?
Yup - they ALL hate the west and would slit our throats as soon as look at us.
Let them have at it, then deal with the winner.
If the world cries about chemical weapons being used, tell them to call 1-800-UnitedNations. Let that great and wise governing body show their strength and leadership.
I did not either but I am taking the stand that we have no dog in this fight whatsoever. We shouldn’t be worrying at all about Syria.
It used to be that there were quite a few minor differences between the GOP and the DNC.
Now there are almost no differences. Maybe on guns? .... and who knows when the GOP falls into line on that one, too.
Time to hit reset.
Kill islamists en masse.
Good for Paul!
No blood for ego.
Thank you. I was not aware of that.
The enemy of my enemy is my friend
In this case they are both my enemy...let them both reduce each others numbers
With all due respect to your friends, I can’t imagine anyone wanting to enlist today. The military has become so wussified and the rules of engagement virtually guarantee you’ll be injured or killed.
I just can’t see it.
That would make a really good tagline.
And I couldn't agree with that more. At the end of the day there isn't a dimes worth of difference between the two. Both will hate us regardless of what we do. Both will work against us if they are in power. Neither side can be trusted.
He didn't say, that's why I was asking.
Works for me. I cannot see any good coming out of us intervening on either side.
“does he suggest we fight for Assad?”
No. He wants to stay out and let the Syrians sort it out.
Nor I. That's why this whole "We need to do something" coming from the Obama administration and the "We should have done something earlier" coming from the Republicans is so frustrating. I think that there was absolutely nothing we could have done at any stage that would have furthered our interests in the long run.
Elections have consequences. Words have meaning. Rules are made to be broken. Humans like watching games shows and reality TV.
Add those together and the dreams of his father shall be the work and goals of our children.
What is the “Obama Doctrine?”
Where has he publicly stated the “Obama Doctrine.”
What is the in the national interest of the United States Government in Syria?
Other than the proposed Mideast pipeline to Europe, what is our commercial interest in Syria?
How will lobbing cruise missiles into Syria and destroying selected sites help our national interest? Our Commercial interest?
Will it at least help to decrease conflict?
Bombing Syria to end violence is like having sex to end love.
I have been thinking the same (as have many other Freepers). My thought (and hope, and prayer) is they are allowing Obama to stick just one toe over "that" line and whallop him with impeachment. Last I read, 80%+ of this country does NOT want to mess around in Syria. Support for stringing zero up by his balls shouldn't be hard to come by and when the media tries to cover their boy wonder, start calling them out and ridiculing them for the "war mongers" that they are.
Pie in the sky to be sure, more than likely it's just our current congress being impotent as usual. We're in a real mess in this country.
This country shall reap what we have sown in the Middle East for sure.
I am curious, everyone here does know that the US/CIA has been backing Al Qaeda and sending them weapons to be used against Syria the whole time?
He has the odd position that there may be fights we should just stay out of, and mind our own business. Syria is one of those fights. There are no good guys, except the Christians caught in the middle.
But Obastard WANTS to be on the same side as the terrorists! Look who he supported in Egypt and Syria.
Everything Obama touches turns to crap.
NO! The DNC doesn't mask its intent and purpose!!!