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Ted Cruz: US Is Not 'Al-Qaeda's Air Force'
Breitbart ^ | 4 Sep 2013 | Mike Flynn

Posted on 09/05/2013 9:59:59 PM PDT by SoConPubbie

On Tuesday, Sen. Ted Cruz distilled the current debate over possible military action in Syria to its essential dilemma. While Syrian President Bashar Assad is certainly a ruthless dictator, the forces aligned against him are dominated by jihadis and elements of terrorist organizations. Cruz noted that Americans didn't enlist in the military to "serve as Al-Qaeda's Air Force."

“We certainly don’t have a dog in the fight,” Cruz said, calling it a civil war in Syria. “We should be focused on defending the United States of America. That’s why young men and women sign up to join the military, not to, as you know, serve as Al Qaeda’s air force.”

Cruz noted that of the nine major rebel groups, seven have ties to Al-Qaeda. Cruz's colleagues, Sens. McCain and Graham, are pushing the Obama Administration to arm rebel forces with heavy weapons. It is unclear how the US would ensure that its weapons would go exclusively to the "right" rebel forces. Even if they were, it is likely that any post-Assad regime would be dominated by elements loyal to Al-Qaeda.

“I’ll give you one of the simplest principles of foreign policy that we ought to be following," Cruz said. "Don’t give weapons to people who hate you. Don’t give weapons to people who want to kill you."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cruz; tedcruz

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1 posted on 09/05/2013 9:59:59 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; stephenjohnbanker; LUV W; Patty; itssme; BuckeyeTexan; Jane Long; CatherineofAragon; ..

Ted Cruz Ping!


2 posted on 09/05/2013 10:00:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Oh Bravo!


3 posted on 09/05/2013 10:09:53 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: SoConPubbie
“Don’t give weapons to people who hate you. Don’t give weapons to people who want to kill you.” <<

lol....Even the lowest low-information voter understands that!!

You wont see that statement printed or passed along in the newspaper or nightly Newz!

4 posted on 09/05/2013 10:18:38 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: SoConPubbie
I’ll give you one of the simplest principles of foreign policy that we ought to be following," Cruz said. "Don’t give weapons to people who hate you.

Did he learn this in leadership school? He must be a genius.

5 posted on 09/05/2013 10:23:51 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: SoConPubbie

These anti-American communists never had a problem with Hussein gassing his own people.

Why now in Syria?

Pray for America to Wake Up


6 posted on 09/05/2013 10:30:38 PM PDT by bray (Coming soon: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: SoConPubbie

7 posted on 09/05/2013 10:32:09 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: SoConPubbie




Senator Cruz has it right!!

8 posted on 09/05/2013 10:37:53 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: martin_fierro
I used google to search for other copies of that picture just to see where it was and who was talking about it. One thread on DummiesUnderground had it and they weren't very happy about Obama stumbling into war. If Freepers and Dummies can agree on avoiding this disaster, why is Obama so eager to fight it?
9 posted on 09/05/2013 10:43:38 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Why is our military going to be used as Al Qaeda's air force in Syria?)
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To: KarlInOhio

Because the “rebels” are infested with Muslim Brotherhood and he is on their side.

Heck, they’re in the White House, just like Michelle Bachmann said.


10 posted on 09/05/2013 10:45:47 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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11 posted on 09/05/2013 10:51:32 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: KarlInOhio

If Freepers and Dummies can agree on avoiding this disaster, why is Obama so eager to fight it?


Because those who own 0bunghole are telling him he has to. So AQ and the Moslem Bros can have power. Egypt didn’t work, Al Sisi etc have killed or imprisoned almost all the head MB leaders. Big Fail for 0bunghole’s task of promoting radical Islam.


12 posted on 09/05/2013 10:59:57 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: SoConPubbie

As the anniversary of 911 Atrocities approaches,
the Pentagon is on its knees to al Qaeda.
The Girl Scouts have more pride.


13 posted on 09/06/2013 12:54:22 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: SoConPubbie

Well said, Senator Cruz.


14 posted on 09/06/2013 3:12:15 AM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Ted Cruz is the lone voice in the wilderness, making simple and eloquent sense.


15 posted on 09/06/2013 3:22:34 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.)
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To: LyinLibs

LOL

*stolen*


16 posted on 09/06/2013 3:23:09 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.)
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To: Aria

Most Americans just cannot grasp that truth.


17 posted on 09/06/2013 5:05:05 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: bray
Why now in Syria?

I think Senator Cruz understand that as well.
http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/

Anything to distract the America people long enough from the real issues. The administration doesn’t seem to realize they may start a war in the process.

18 posted on 09/06/2013 7:22:40 AM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: martin_fierro

The same mentally ill rational of Obozo Liar and Kerry the Faux hero, and congressional rats wanting to bomb Syria could apply to 9/11!


19 posted on 09/06/2013 8:32:24 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( When insane/feral Islamics are killing each other, stand back and let Allah sort them out!)
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To: OldNewYork

“Don’t give weapons to people who hate you. Don’t give weapons to people who want to kill you.”

What’s this? A United States Senator with common sense? He appears to be saying we can’t buy love.


20 posted on 09/06/2013 10:15:19 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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