Skip to comments.Sen. Rubio: Time to provide ammunition to Syrian opposition
Posted on 03/01/2013 2:42:58 PM PST by ColdOne
The Obama administration should send ammunition to the Syrian rebels, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Wednesday.
The comments from a potential Republican front-runner in 2016 suggest both parties are coalescing around a more forceful U.S. role in the two-year-old civil war.
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I’m against the next war.
Where ever it is.
If you have ammunition, put it on the streets of the US so we can prepare for our war!
The future of Syria is not worth the expenditure of one American life.
WHAT ABOUT US?????????..................
NO! NO! NO! Stay out of this! No more American lives lost to create Sharia nations. And no more American treasure!
He’s just another one of them.
And most ppl on here were fooled again. Thought he was the savior. Again.
How many more times.
Natural borne possible Presidential candidates
are unlikely to support weaponizing al Qaeda.
Let’s leave this one to the private sector. If Rubio wants to raise private funds to send to the Syrian rebels, i won’t get in his way. Our government doesn’t have any money for this kind of thing anymore.
If it’s to the non-jihadi and secular Free Syrian Army, then yes. We should have done this in 2011 to prevent the jihadis from moving in and filling the vacuum left by the FSA’s inability to quickly overthrow Assad. Now the jihadis are racking up military successes and gaining credibility among the Syrian populace, which is going to turn Syrian into a prime battleground between moderates and radical Al Qaeda-linked groups once Assad’s gone. Had we armed the FSA early on so they could quickly prevail, we could have prevented the jihadis from getting a foothold there. Obama’s inaction has greatly complicated the situation there, not to mention cost 10s of thousands of lives. Not sure why Obama felt it was so important to overthrow Gaddafi and but then to do nothing to rid the Middle East of Iran’s stooge Assad, and the presence on the Mediterranean he gives the Mullahs.
Give us some ammo! Rubio, you jerk!
I guess the elites want the Syrian Civil War to end and they must have found Rubio's price.
I knew with this Immigration talk back a few years ago we couldn't trust him.
He wants to be a Republicans, it's as simple as that.
Nope Rubio, the only danger we have now is within, these folks can get by on their own, just as we will have to do.
Cheap shot. Rubio was born in the US. And the Free Syrian Army is not radical nor linked with Al Qaeda. Other groups fighting Assad there are, precisely because we did nothing to end the war quickly there to prevent the jihadis from getting a beach head on the ground in Syria.
So its not just immigration where he seems squishy, he gets all worked up for jihadi’s too?
The Hispanic Obama.
No, it!s time to stop stealing money from the American people for other countries.
Yes, let’s go ahead and arm some more terrorists, because it worked so well in Libya.
Funny...we'll send them bullets but take away ours?? What's wrong with this picture??
Shame on you.
Man, all of my “potential” conservative presidential candidates are dropping like flies.
Two sides of the same coin.
And we are the ones who keep getting flipped.
This should be a fun thread
Yes, just like Bismarck said of the Balkans: “Not worth the bones of a single Pomeranian grenadier”.
Not particularly interested in getting involved in any Syrian nonsense (or anywhere else for that matter) when the USA is currently in the state of cultural, moral and economic decomposition.
Americans who want to get involved should raise private funds and send them to Syria.
"If there's one thing about Washington, DC, that I cannot stomach, it's all the damned neo-cons!"
I'm so glad Rubio cannot qualify to be President.
The Libyan opposition was Terrorists
The Syrian opposition is Terrorists
Every Arab is a Terrorist.
I would have great conflict in supporting ANY foreign war while the democrats are in power, and the rest of those corrupt bastards in DC..... certainly not anything to do with Syria.
These bad guys are fighting MORE bad guys!
Take your Mehhhhiccccans and STAY OUT OF IT!
cheap shot? not at all.
are both of his parents natural US citizens?
and al Qaeda is intermixed with the “rebels”.
helping al Qaeda did not work out well the last
two times. [unless you
support crucifixions in Egypt and MANPADS held
by al Qaeda just about everywhere.]
Dear Senator Rubio:
Your stock just keeps dropping in my household.
Not one penny for Syria. It’s an absolute tragedy what is happening over there, but we have already seen what is happening in Egypt and Libya, and what little we know about the goals of the Syrian rebels is not comforting.
And, not to put too fine a point on it, Syria has long been one of Russia’s closest allies in the region. Add in the fact that the Chinese have been investing signifcantly in the country, and this is likely to get very sticky, very quickly.
However, that does mean I will agree with him in all things.
Syria is in the midst of a civil war. We should not be involved. If we can play a role in keeping outside interference, I could agree - depending.
I believe that’s the first paraphrase from The Lost Boys I’ve ever seen on FR.
How about providing the taxpayers with some ammunition? I’ll take 9MM, .308 and some 12 GA. please.
IMO its clear now there will be no earthly solution to our problems from DC.
Apparently there isn't a single person there with the mettle, motives or principles. If they have any going in the system rejects them like a virus.
Dammit! Haven’t we learned enough about involving ourselves in Mideast Madness! Egypt? Libya? HELLO! Let these scumbags fight it out. Regardless of who wins, the are going to blame us for whatever anyway...
Not me. This is just the cherry on top of the cake, as far as I’m concerned. Rubio’s been a non-starter for me ever since he began flapping his lips about amnesty.
the next republican presidential candidate wants to arm Al Qaeda
Remember after 9/11, we all pondered how soon before democrats took the side of al Qaeda?
Now the republicans are doing it
Our nation has fallen, has fallen...
Someone should ask him where they will get it? I cannot find any. I am hearing live fire exercises scheduled for this weekend are being cancelled because there is no ammo.
This is much worse than the average guy on the street realizes.
. . .but they still don't kiss you good night afterwards.
Syrian ‘rebels’ are clearly linked with al Qaeda
Muslims killing muslims?
Stay out of it.
Great Marco. Lets get into another war.
Amen, Brother! NWO Globalist, Sr. Rubio is part of the problem — just another glib mouth telling you what you want to hear - anyone on board with the further destabilization of the Arab/Muslim world is America’s, & Civilization itself, Enemy. Endorsing Amnesty, Rubio wants to bring continued destabilization to America, the prime goal of the NWO Globalists.
NO MORE FOREIGN ENTANGLEMENTS - TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME.
Looks like the Sunni’s got to him. He is as corrupt as any of the worst.
Had hopes for Rubio at one time. Disappointed once again.