Skip to comments.Rand Paul: Are We Going To Send Americans To Die To Force Turkey To Get Along With The Kurds?
Posted on 10/13/2019 10:34:33 PM PDT by rintintin
Sen. Rand Paul told NBC's "Meet the Press" that the situation with the Syrian Kurds is much more complex than it appears at first glance and detailed some of the history involved.
CHUCK TODD: Joining me now is Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky. He also sits on the Foreign Relations Committee senate side. Senator Paul is also the author of the new book "The Case Against Socialists." Senator Paul, welcome back to Meet the Press, sir.
SEN. RAND PAUL, (R) KENTUCKY: Thanks, Chuck. Thanks for having me.
TODD: Let me start with the news of the morning. I hope you caught our report from Richard Engel and what he's seen on the ground.
I know where your views are philosophically, and I want to get to that in a minute. But are you concerned that this decision was too hasty and it sort of created a more chaotic situation than necessary?
PAUL: Well, I think one of the things about the Arab militias that Turkey is using that your reporter reported on, it's interesting that some are from the Free Syrian Army, which was our ally for seven years, which just shows how messy this is. Turkey is an ally, the Free Syrian Army was an ally for seven years, and the Kurds have been allies in Syria, so it's a very complicated, messy situation.
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Libertarians are usually anti-war. And here Rand is absolutely right. We cant force peace between countries or provinces. And where was the media and the Democrats when Saddam was gassing the Kurds? They were awol because talking about it didnt help them politically. We really dont need to be fighting in Syria and Afghanistan both. We gain nothing by fighting in Syria.
“Are We Going To Send Americans To Die To Force Turkey To Get Along With The Kurds?
It appears not.”
I don’t know about that. Romney is threatening to hold hearings against Trump’s move. You never know what Congress has in mind for our president.
I have a feeling this guy would’ve objected to a declaration of war after Pearl Harbor.
If Congress wants to intervene, they have the power to declare war.
No more undeclared wars. Too many of my friends have come back from them in boxes in the last decade.
“But they’re our friends.” Or so says some neocons out there who call everyone else code pink republicans.
I have a feeling this guy wouldve objected to a declaration of war after Pearl Harbor.
You see some equivalency? You think border battles in Syria are equivalent, in terms of a threat to Americans,, to the Japanese attack on our countrys soil?
If so you have a low threshold for declaring war
Thanks for putting words in my mouth, since that is not what I said at all.
I would move to expel Turkey from NATO!!
I used to feel so very different about the US intervening in foreign conflicts. I questioned the patriotism and at times, even the humanity of anyone who said we should not get involved and lead that country onto the ‘right path’.
But that was a whole nineteen (19!!) years ago.
Back then, I knew nothing about RINOs, The Swamp, Fake News or the Globalists who make huge profits from warfare. Of course they don’t want it to ever stop.
I don’t think any average civilian expected us to be still deeply involved in those countries until this present day.
I recall reading that WW2 lasted just what? 4 or 5 years.
I’m thinking, surely, this won’t be such a long ride like that one.
Like it or not, while our enemies make deals with people, we have idiot fudd globalists spending money to make people get along like it is marriage counseling between uncivilized people.
We have the idiots
Thats pretty much the point isnt it
Yup. It ain’t like the Middle East nations won’t still be fighting among themselves a thousand years from now, no matter what the US does or doesn’t do today. There’s no amount of US blood or treasure that will change it.
The irony is turkey is a nato partner and we do have legal obligations to them
Unfortunately they are nearly a rogue nation
How many people did Erdogan kill in his faux coup?
It was never our fight to begin with.
They're saracens, I don't care about them.
World War 2 lasted six years.
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