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Bipartisan Group of Senators: Quit Arming Syrian Rebels
American Prowler ^ | 6.20.13 | Matt Purple

Posted on 06/20/2013 12:04:20 PM PDT by nickcarraway

What can bring a New England liberal and a southern Tea Partier together, other than the theme song from “The Odd Couple”? Staying out of Syria’s messy civil war.

From Sen. Rand Paul’s press office:

Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Mike Lee (R-UT), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced bipartisan legislation to prohibit the President from using any funds on activities that would escalate U.S. involvement in the Syrian civil war.

The bill would ban the Department of Defense, the CIA and all other intelligence agencies from funding any military, paramilitary or covert operations in Syria. The legislation would not affect humanitarian aid.

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


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1 posted on 06/20/2013 12:04:20 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

good.


2 posted on 06/20/2013 12:05:55 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: dadfly

His excellency will veto it.


3 posted on 06/20/2013 12:07:02 PM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: nickcarraway

Find out the REAL truth about Benghazi and you won’t need such a law because Obama will be removed from office!


4 posted on 06/20/2013 12:08:51 PM PDT by Stayfree (If it is left, then it can't be right!)
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To: nickcarraway

Irrelevant. Why do we think the administration was funneling arms out of Libya? It’s just another executive branch ploy to earn its own money, much like Iran-Contra.


5 posted on 06/20/2013 12:11:40 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: nickcarraway

If they would just say “Quit arming Al Qaeda” they might get someones attention.


6 posted on 06/20/2013 12:13:14 PM PDT by Edgar3 (Don't THREAD on me!)
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To: nickcarraway

On several issues, from the Syrian rebels to NSA spying, it’s interesting to see the unusual “bi-partisan” alliances cropping up.

Hard-core independent conservatives aligning with civil libertarians over the NSA revelations, while the political elite condemn the whistleblower as a traitor.

Now we have this alliance over Syria, even within the political elite.

There are some serious fundamental changes taking place in our country, and it’s pretty clear to me that the USA of 2020 will look nothing like the USA of 2000. And I don’t think it’s for the good, unfortunately. But I can always hope and pray.


7 posted on 06/20/2013 12:14:11 PM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: Mouton
"His excellency will veto it."

His golem, Harry Reid, will never let it come to a vote.

8 posted on 06/20/2013 12:14:24 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Stayfree

Hear, Hear!


9 posted on 06/20/2013 12:16:34 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Mouton

the bills are submitted to make the leftists in both parties deal with them. it’s a form of asymetric battle.


10 posted on 06/20/2013 12:20:16 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: nickcarraway

Anyone else tired of “groups of Senators” or “gangs of Senators”? It’s like a Middle School club.


11 posted on 06/20/2013 12:21:58 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: RIghtwardHo

Not tired of this group of senators when they stand up for the Constitution and common sense. It’s long overdue and may many more join them.


12 posted on 06/20/2013 12:33:07 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Mouton

Where the heel is Obastard getting the money to purchase these weapons? Does he have an infinite slush fund of taxpayere dollars that he doesn’t have to account for? And where the hell is Kerry getting the money he is passing out all over the mid east?


13 posted on 06/20/2013 12:34:35 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: nickcarraway

They’ll PONTIFICATE about it incessantly but they seem to have a propensity for DOING NOTHING ABOUT IT.


14 posted on 06/20/2013 12:36:22 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: nickcarraway

At least Chris Murphy is consistent, he doesn’t want Syrian rebels or American rebels to have guns.


15 posted on 06/20/2013 12:53:12 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: nickcarraway

Good. The House also needs to sign on to this and refuse to fund any boots on the ground in Syria.


16 posted on 06/20/2013 12:55:43 PM PDT 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: RIghtwardHo

Worst of all is the dreaded ‘Horde of 100’.


17 posted on 06/20/2013 1:03:51 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: nickcarraway


18 posted on 06/20/2013 1:06:18 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: nickcarraway

NO MORE WARS! Haven’t we lost enough heroes? Haven’t we wounded and maimed and scarred for life enough of our brave military men & women? Haven’t we wasted enough hard earned taxpayer money?

Sarah had it right, let them kill each other and Allah can sort them out.

“Strong on defense” is only three words, but too many Republicans don’t apparently know the meaning of “Defense”.


19 posted on 06/20/2013 1:13:25 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Where the heel is Obastard getting the money to purchase these weapons?

It would please the Resident's Saudi patrons greatly to expand the Grand Caliphate through Syria and beyond. He's already tipped the balance in Libya and Egypt.

20 posted on 06/20/2013 1:17:10 PM PDT by N-R-T (no rat tyranny)
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To: nickcarraway

Bipartisan Group of antiwar pacifist democrats and isolationist republicans.


21 posted on 06/20/2013 1:23:19 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: nickcarraway; annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; ...
As IF oh bama will pay any attention. We have too many alternate realities going here simultaneously.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

22 posted on 06/20/2013 1:35:47 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: N-R-T

“It would please the Resident’s Saudi patrons greatly to expand the Grand Caliphate through Syria and beyond.”

Yup! Lebanon and Jordan next! Batter up!


23 posted on 06/20/2013 1:40:25 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Stayfree

Dream on.


24 posted on 06/20/2013 1:41:42 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Mouton

His lowness will ignore it. The heavy weapons are already in Turkey for delivery.


25 posted on 06/20/2013 2:08:57 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: nickcarraway

Fine, now arrest the bastard.


26 posted on 06/20/2013 2:52:16 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: henkster

It was a bipartisan group in the House that stopped the Farm Bill (80% welfare funds) today.


27 posted on 06/20/2013 2:58:22 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Ben Ficklin

If Assad Pest Control, Inc. is spraying a few of those cockroaches, he is doing us a favor...


28 posted on 06/20/2013 5:46:01 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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29 posted on 06/21/2013 8:01:14 AM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: nickcarraway

to this bipartisan group of Senators, all I can say

thanks for reading my posts here and on the wsj-online oped comments blogs FOR TWO YEARS NOW,

defining how and why the “Syrian opposition” is an externally created, externally put-togethher, externally supported “regime change” agenda we have allied outselves to but that, on the ground operationally and in the core of the “opposition” leaders, is a Sunni Islamist putsch and those leaders (like the Mujahadeen and the Taliban between 1979-1989 in Afghanistan) are NOT going to be our friends and allies in the long term.

Assad is no saint, sure, we got that, but the “opposition” movement core leaders are no better.

WE (yes WE) were “present at the creation” of all of this in Syria and now the neocons are trying to use recent activities of Russia and Iran as cause for MORE support for “the rebels”; and yet, WE have been part of creating the events that caused Syria to seek closer military cooperation with Russia.

For somethings the neocons say are unwelcome to us, they are ignoring that the “Syrian rebellion” (our creation - yes OURS) was what drew the Russians into its recent moves with Syria in the region. We could not have done more if we had directly and publicly invited them.


30 posted on 06/21/2013 11:48:50 AM PDT by Wuli (qu)
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To: nickcarraway

Finally. Some intelligence.


31 posted on 06/21/2013 1:13:37 PM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/) Obama, do you hear me?)
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