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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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Good point!
1 posted on 08/30/2013 6:13:06 AM PDT by theruleshavechanged
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To: theruleshavechanged

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.


2 posted on 08/30/2013 6:15:36 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: theruleshavechanged

Amen.


3 posted on 08/30/2013 6:15:49 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: theruleshavechanged

Why isn’t the house coming into emergency session to discuss?


4 posted on 08/30/2013 6:16:41 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: theruleshavechanged
Rand Paul on Syria: I can’t see sending my son to fight on the same side as al Qaeda

Can he see sending his son to fight on the same side as Assad?

5 posted on 08/30/2013 6:17:07 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Piranha
Why isn’t the house coming into emergency session to discuss?

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.

6 posted on 08/30/2013 6:19:06 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: theruleshavechanged

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.


7 posted on 08/30/2013 6:19:20 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: theruleshavechanged; Nachum; 444Flyer; penelopesire

He also said he would seek a restraining order if Obama tries to bypass congressional authorization.

I truly hope so.


8 posted on 08/30/2013 6:21:42 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: theruleshavechanged

“I can’t 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.


9 posted on 08/30/2013 6:23:14 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: theruleshavechanged

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.


10 posted on 08/30/2013 6:23:27 AM PDT by HomeAtLast (Galt's Gulch: it isn't Valley Forge.)
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To: theruleshavechanged

“Let Allah sort it out.”

- Sarah Palin


11 posted on 08/30/2013 6:23:59 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: theruleshavechanged

Correct.

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?


12 posted on 08/30/2013 6:24:05 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: theruleshavechanged

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.


13 posted on 08/30/2013 6:25:54 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: DoodleDawg

From now on lets avoid civil wars in the Middle East. Maybe we sit this one out?


14 posted on 08/30/2013 6:26:54 AM PDT by o2bfree (Lindsey Graham is left of South Carolina.)
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To: theruleshavechanged

He won’t have to send his son. Obama will do it for him by executive order.


15 posted on 08/30/2013 6:27:52 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: theruleshavechanged

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.


16 posted on 08/30/2013 6:28:29 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: theruleshavechanged

Wonderful work by Rand Paul. Concise and memorable. Well done, sir.


17 posted on 08/30/2013 6:30:08 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

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.


18 posted on 08/30/2013 6:30:10 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: theruleshavechanged

FBHO


19 posted on 08/30/2013 6:30:15 AM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (Obama lies, smokes, blasphemes, eats pork, reads your mail, eavesdrops and drinks during Ramadan)
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To: theruleshavechanged
“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.”

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.

20 posted on 08/30/2013 6:30:20 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo ( Walker 2016)
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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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To: Gaffer
I could not care less what one Muslim does to another.

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.

41 posted on 08/30/2013 6:54:21 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: theruleshavechanged
“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.”

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.

42 posted on 08/30/2013 6:54:37 AM PDT by GBA (Staying small in our obamanation: Romans 1:18-32)
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To: theruleshavechanged

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.


43 posted on 08/30/2013 6:55:40 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: Piranha
Why isn’t the house coming into emergency session to discuss?

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.

44 posted on 08/30/2013 6:56:21 AM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Thane_Banquo

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?


45 posted on 08/30/2013 6:56:46 AM PDT by Lloyd-right
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To: Piranha
Boehner could bring the House back, but that would require at least a Slinky's stiffness of spine and testicles the size of lentils, neither of which are available.
46 posted on 08/30/2013 6:57:16 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: spudville
I didn’t read the rest of the article, does he suggest we fight for Assad?

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.

47 posted on 08/30/2013 7:00:19 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: theruleshavechanged

But Obastard WANTS to be on the same side as the terrorists! Look who he supported in Egypt and Syria.


48 posted on 08/30/2013 7:02:03 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the people. T Jefferson)
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To: theruleshavechanged

Everything Obama touches turns to crap.


49 posted on 08/30/2013 7:02:25 AM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: Diogenesis
The corrupt GOP is the mirror image of the DNC, is it not?

NO! The DNC doesn't mask its intent and purpose!!!

50 posted on 08/30/2013 7:06:19 AM PDT by varon ( cum tyrannis para bellum)
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