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Rand Paul Wants To Block Obama From Sending Aid To Syria

Rand Paul Wants To Block Obama From Sending Aid To Syria

Alex Pappas | 4:41 PM | June 20, 2013

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is one of four senators on Capitol Hill who introduced a new bill Thursday that would block President Obama from getting involved in the Syrian civil war.

It comes after the Obama administration announced plans last week to send arms to the rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad’s regime after determining Assad had been using chemical weapons on its people.

The bill proposed Thursday would stop “the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense, or any other agency or entity of the United States involved in intelligence activities” from “supporting, directly or indirectly, military or paramilitary operations in Syria by any nation, group, organization, movement, or individual.”

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Four senators, one including

Four senators, one including rand, dont know about the other senators, who they are, what are their views, but i reckon they deserve some recognition for the bill aswell, and let their foot through the door show us their ideals

THIS,....... ACTIONS, is how you will get us to notice, to some, listen.....but ONLY, listen.....you still have to say and DO things we agree with

edit: for how long?
Well, thankfully we've had a recent retired congressman whose set an impressive precedent to go by......also known as.....CONVICTION

SteveMT's picture

Text of Bill here; no number yet.

http://www.paul.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=866

Title: To restrict funds related to escalating United States military involvement in Syria.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the "Protecting Americans from the Proliferation of Weapons to Terrorists Act of 2013".

SEC. 2. PROHIBITION ON FUNDS TO ESCALATE UNITED STATES MILITARY INVOLVEMENT IN SYRIA.

(a) In General.-Except as provided under subsection (b), no funds made available to the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense, or any other agency or entity of the United States involved in intelligence activities may be obligated or expended for the purpose of, or in a manner which would have the effect of, supporting, directly or indirectly, military or paramilitary operations in Syria by any nation, group, organization, movement, or individual.

(b) Exception.-The prohibition under subsection (a) does not apply to funds obligated for non-lethal humanitarian assistance for the Syrian people provided directly by the United States Government, through nongovernmental organizations and contractors, or through foreign governments.

(c) Duration of Prohibition.-The prohibition under subsection (a) shall cease to apply only if a joint resolution approving assistance for military or paramilitary operations in Syria is enacted.

(d) Quarterly Reports.-Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, and every 90 days thereafter, the Secretary of State shall submit to Congress a report on assistance provided to groups, organizations, movements, and individuals in Syria.

(e) Non-lethal Humanitarian Assistance Defined.-In this Act, the term "non-lethal humanitarian assistance" means humanitarian assistance that is not weapons, ammunition, or other equipment or material that is designed to inflict serious bodily harm or death.
http://www.paul.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=866

Great SteveMT

Thanks..

fireant's picture

I'm with Rand on this.

It's not his or our fault the idiot in the White House drew his stupid "red line in the sand". We've already tilted the balance toward radical Islamists in the region. Messing with Syria will just make it worse...maybe that's what OBarry wants?

Undo what Wilson did

The neocons who pull Obama's

The neocons who pull Obama's strings on foreign policy have such a blind hatred of Assad that they are willing to fund the rebel opposition, which consists of Islamic extremists who are sympathetic to Al Qaeda.

I'm an agnostic, but if there is a just God I suspect He has created a special circle in hell for neocons.

Or a Super Nova

http://www.dailypaul.com/270001/time-for-my-nightly-jam-sess...

"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_enlistment

There is no duration defined in the Oath

Funny Stuff johncarter444

Thanks pal..