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Rand Paul on Syria: I canít see sending my son to fight on the same side as al Qaeda
Washington Examiner ^ | August 30, 2013 | Charlie Spiering

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 can’t see fighting to impose Sharia law in Syria,” Paul said. “I can’t see sending my son to fight with Islamic rebels against Christians. I also can’t 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.

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To: theruleshavechanged

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.


21 posted on 08/30/2013 6:30:34 AM PDT by erlayman
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To: DoodleDawg

I didn’t read the rest of the article, does he suggest we fight for Assad?


22 posted on 08/30/2013 6:30:47 AM PDT by spudville
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To: theruleshavechanged

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.


23 posted on 08/30/2013 6:31:56 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: spudville

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.


24 posted on 08/30/2013 6:32:07 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Diogenesis
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?

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.

25 posted on 08/30/2013 6:32:57 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: DoodleDawg

Time to hit reset.


26 posted on 08/30/2013 6:33:30 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Gaffer

I agree.


27 posted on 08/30/2013 6:33:51 AM PDT by spudville
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To: theruleshavechanged

Kill islamists en masse.


28 posted on 08/30/2013 6:33:51 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: theruleshavechanged

BTTT


29 posted on 08/30/2013 6:37:56 AM PDT by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: theruleshavechanged

Good for Paul!

No blood for ego.


30 posted on 08/30/2013 6:40:45 AM PDT by kidd (No blood for ego)
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To: DoodleDawg

Thank you. I was not aware of that.


31 posted on 08/30/2013 6:42:35 AM PDT by Piranha (Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have - Saul Alinsky)
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To: DoodleDawg

The enemy of my enemy is my friend

In this case they are both my enemy...let them both reduce each others numbers


32 posted on 08/30/2013 6:44:27 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.)
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To: HomeAtLast

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.


33 posted on 08/30/2013 6:46:46 AM PDT by upchuck (The nobama regime: a string of omnishambles that stretches, seemingly, to infinity.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Sometimes the enemy of my enemy.... IS STILL MY ENEMY TOO.

That would make a really good tagline.

34 posted on 08/30/2013 6:46:49 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: theruleshavechanged
I can’t see sending my son to fight with Islamic rebels against Christians.

FINALLY SOMEONE HAS THE BALLS TO SAY OUT LOUD WHAT OBAMA IS DOING!

35 posted on 08/30/2013 6:47:00 AM PDT by novemberslady (Texas For President)
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To: Vaquero
In this case they are both my enemy...let them both reduce each others numbers.

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.

36 posted on 08/30/2013 6:48:47 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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BTW-WORKPLACE VIOLENCE MY ASS!

Do the right thing and take care of the victims and families of victims from Ft. Hood.
37 posted on 08/30/2013 6:50:02 AM PDT by novemberslady (Texas For President)
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To: spudville
I didn’t read the rest of the article, does he suggest we fight for Assad?

He didn't say, that's why I was asking.

38 posted on 08/30/2013 6:50:08 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: o2bfree
From now on lets avoid civil wars in the Middle East. Maybe we sit this one out?

Works for me. I cannot see any good coming out of us intervening on either side.

39 posted on 08/30/2013 6:51:21 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: spudville

“does he suggest we fight for Assad?”

No. He wants to stay out and let the Syrians sort it out.


40 posted on 08/30/2013 6:53:01 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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