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Sen. Rubio: Time to provide ammunition to Syrian opposition
thehill.com ^ | 2/27/13 | Julian Pecquet

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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KEYWORDS: neoconservative; nomoreforeignwars; war
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1 posted on 03/01/2013 2:43:06 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

I’m against the next war.

Where ever it is.


2 posted on 03/01/2013 2:44:43 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: ColdOne
Like hell!
Let them deal with their own damn war.

If you have ammunition, put it on the streets of the US so we can prepare for our war!

3 posted on 03/01/2013 2:46:33 PM PST by grobdriver (Vivere liberi aut mori)
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To: ColdOne

The future of Syria is not worth the expenditure of one American life.


4 posted on 03/01/2013 2:46:49 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ColdOne

WHAT ABOUT US?????????..................


5 posted on 03/01/2013 2:47:52 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: ColdOne

NO! NO! NO! Stay out of this! No more American lives lost to create Sharia nations. And no more American treasure!


6 posted on 03/01/2013 2:49:11 PM PST by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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To: ColdOne

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.


7 posted on 03/01/2013 2:49:11 PM PST by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: ColdOne

Natural borne possible Presidential candidates
are unlikely to support weaponizing al Qaeda.


8 posted on 03/01/2013 2:49:18 PM PST by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: ColdOne

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.


9 posted on 03/01/2013 2:50:37 PM PST by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: ColdOne

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.


10 posted on 03/01/2013 2:50:42 PM PST by MissesBush (The Fourth Estate has Become a Fifth Column)
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To: ColdOne

Give us some ammo! Rubio, you jerk!


11 posted on 03/01/2013 2:51:37 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: ColdOne

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.


12 posted on 03/01/2013 2:52:12 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: ColdOne

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.


13 posted on 03/01/2013 2:52:31 PM PST by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: Diogenesis

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.


14 posted on 03/01/2013 2:52:40 PM PST by MissesBush (The Fourth Estate has Become a Fifth Column)
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To: dforest

So its not just immigration where he seems squishy, he gets all worked up for jihadi’s too?


15 posted on 03/01/2013 2:53:28 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

The Hispanic Obama.


16 posted on 03/01/2013 2:54:59 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave ofo attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: maine yankee

Me too!


17 posted on 03/01/2013 2:56:42 PM PST by NeoCaveman (Let it burn, let it burn, let it burn)
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To: ColdOne

No, it!s time to stop stealing money from the American people for other countries.


18 posted on 03/01/2013 2:58:06 PM PST by novemberslady
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To: ColdOne

Yes, let’s go ahead and arm some more terrorists, because it worked so well in Libya.


19 posted on 03/01/2013 2:59:10 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: ColdOne
I'm sure they're getting gun money from us through the back door.

Funny...we'll send them bullets but take away ours?? What's wrong with this picture??

20 posted on 03/01/2013 2:59:27 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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Shame on you.


21 posted on 03/01/2013 2:59:27 PM PST by novemberslady
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To: novemberslady

Man, all of my “potential” conservative presidential candidates are dropping like flies.


22 posted on 03/01/2013 3:01:58 PM PST by WVNan
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To: ColdOne
Democrats... Republicans...

Two sides of the same coin.

And we are the ones who keep getting flipped.

23 posted on 03/01/2013 3:02:49 PM PST by bayliving (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country!)
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To: ColdOne

This should be a fun thread


24 posted on 03/01/2013 3:04:05 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Yes, just like Bismarck said of the Balkans: “Not worth the bones of a single Pomeranian grenadier”.


25 posted on 03/01/2013 3:04:05 PM PST by yarddog (Per Ardua Ad Alta.)
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To: ColdOne

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.


26 posted on 03/01/2013 3:06:59 PM PST by greene66
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To: MissesBush
Why can't the private sector fund these middle east adventures? The only way to eliminate the jihadis from the Middle East is to nuke the entire Middle East. I don't want to do that.

Americans who want to get involved should raise private funds and send them to Syria.

27 posted on 03/01/2013 3:07:07 PM PST by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: ColdOne

"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.

28 posted on 03/01/2013 3:07:41 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Yep


29 posted on 03/01/2013 3:08:18 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: ColdOne

The Libyan opposition was Terrorists
The Syrian opposition is Terrorists
Every Arab is a Terrorist.


30 posted on 03/01/2013 3:08:22 PM PST by omega4179 ( Huelo azufre)
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To: ColdOne

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.


31 posted on 03/01/2013 3:15:29 PM PST by Gator113 ( REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS and leave my guns alone!!)
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To: ColdOne

Jheeeeeeze!

These bad guys are fighting MORE bad guys!

Take your Mehhhhiccccans and STAY OUT OF IT!


32 posted on 03/01/2013 3:20:18 PM PST by Flintlock (Paul Revere: "The British are coming--TO TAKE OUR GUNS!")
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To: MissesBush

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.]


33 posted on 03/01/2013 3:28:02 PM PST by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: ColdOne

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.


34 posted on 03/01/2013 3:32:47 PM PST by DemforBush (When life gives you lemons, hoard them and make a killing in citrus futures!)
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To: ColdOne
I really like Rubio and believe he will develop into a great conservative public servant.

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.

35 posted on 03/01/2013 3:40:48 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I believe that’s the first paraphrase from The Lost Boys I’ve ever seen on FR.


36 posted on 03/01/2013 3:41:55 PM PST by EEGator
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To: ColdOne

How about providing the taxpayers with some ammunition? I’ll take 9MM, .308 and some 12 GA. please.


37 posted on 03/01/2013 3:43:15 PM PST by dljordan (Voltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: WVNan
Man, all of my “potential” conservative presidential candidates are dropping like flies.

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.

38 posted on 03/01/2013 3:46:43 PM PST by skeeter
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To: ColdOne

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...


39 posted on 03/01/2013 3:48:40 PM PST by ill duce
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

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.


40 posted on 03/01/2013 3:51:40 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: ColdOne

my God
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...


41 posted on 03/01/2013 3:53:20 PM PST by RaceBannon (When Chuck Norris goes to bed, he checks under it for Clint Eastwood!)
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To: ColdOne

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.


42 posted on 03/01/2013 3:54:49 PM PST by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: RaceBannon
The GOP: At least they use vaseline . . .

. . .but they still don't kiss you good night afterwards.

43 posted on 03/01/2013 4:00:29 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: MissesBush

Syrian ‘rebels’ are clearly linked with al Qaeda

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/09/world/middleeast/syrian-rebels-tied-to-al-qaeda-play-key-role-in-war.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0


44 posted on 03/01/2013 4:05:20 PM PST by RaceBannon (When Chuck Norris goes to bed, he checks under it for Clint Eastwood!)
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To: ColdOne

Muslims killing muslims?

Stay out of it.


45 posted on 03/01/2013 4:10:17 PM PST by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: ColdOne

Great Marco. Lets get into another war.


46 posted on 03/01/2013 4:31:48 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: ColdOne
We sponsor both sides of the war?
47 posted on 03/01/2013 4:47:08 PM PST by SisterK (Bill Whittle for president)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

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.


48 posted on 03/01/2013 5:02:36 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: ColdOne

Looks like the Sunni’s got to him. He is as corrupt as any of the worst.


49 posted on 03/01/2013 5:19:59 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: ColdOne

Had hopes for Rubio at one time. Disappointed once again.


50 posted on 03/01/2013 5:36:11 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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