Rand Paul Dropped The Ball...Submitted by pawnstorm12 on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 14:55
I would expect every one of those other lying rats in congress not to ask the right questions about Libya, but not Rand Paul.
Yesterday, Senator Paul drilled Hillary Clinton about the Benghazi attack. But he blew a great opportunity.
HERE is what Rand should have asked Clinton:
"Madam Secretary, lost in all the hype around the Benghazi attacks are some underlying questions.
First of all, is firing cruise missiles into a country from off its coast an act of war? If not, what is it?
Can you explain to me the unilateral decision by the executive branch to attack Libya with one BILLION dollars worth of U.S. cruise missiles fired from our navy, WITHOUT AS MUCH AS CONSULTING THE CONGRESS?
Do you happen to know how many innocent Libyans died in our attacks? If not, you should, being the Secretary of State.
Did it ever occur to you there might be counter-attacks on Americans by such actions?"
Rand should have gotten to the HEART of the matter, which is that the president (backed by his cabinet) USURPED the authority of congress to declare war AS REQUIRED IN OUR CONSTITUTION - WHICH THEY TOOK AN OATH TO UPHOLD.
But instead, he fell in line with the other Neo-Con republicans who seemed just fine with attacking Libya, but now are screaming bloody murder when there's some "blowback" for our (illegal) actions.
WE NEED RON PAUL BACK.
And let's not forget the REAL reason we attacked Libya: Shortly before his overthrow, Quadifi was trying to create a new African currency (backed by GOLD) and he had the blessing of several African nations.
But that might have competed with the U.S. dollar (Federal Reserve) and the Euro which might have cost the central bankers some profits.
So, after supporting Quadifi for decades with billions in foreign aid, suddenly "we" had to remove him before he could establish a new currency.
ALL wars and military actions are funded by the bankers FOR THEIR PROFIT.
We are just the poor fools forced to do their bidding (through taxation, wars, occupations and inflation).
I guess it would be way too much for me to expect Rand to bring THAT up.