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Rand Paul: Stop using taxpayer money to aid Egypt's Morsy

By Rand Paul

(CNN) -- On the one-year anniversary of President Mohammed Morsy's inauguration, tens of thousands of Egyptians marched in the streets of Cairo in an effort to remove him from office.

The Associated Press described the protesters as "an array of secular and liberal Egyptians, moderate Muslims, Christians — and what the opposition says is a broad sector of the general public that has turned against the Islamists."

You would think these protesters represent an Egypt more favorable or in line with American interests. Unfortunately, our government supports the current regime of Morsy and the Muslim Brotherhood. Earlier this year, we sent Egypt's government 20 F-16 fighter jets, Abrams tanks and other military aid.

I introduced an amendment that would halt the transfer of advanced weapons to Egypt. I argued that the situation in that country was too volatile and that Morsy was not someone the United States should necessarily embrace.

My amendment was defeated in the Senate, 79 to 19.

Last week, President Obama deployed more than 400 Army soldiers to Egypt as part of a nine-month "peacekeeping mission," which could include responding to protests—or even riots—led potentially by Egyptians seeking a more secular or moderate government.

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With this military coup,

With this military coup, there's a good chance R. Paul's warnings will be validated... Someone should splice up a good video of his warnings of intervention with the Egyption signs about obama hatred, the military power, the senators that voted against his amendment, etc.

"You must be frank with the world; frankness is the child of honesty and courage...Never do anything wrong to make a friend or keep one...Above all do not appear to others what you are not" - Robert E. Lee, CSA

Fine. I agree with Rand, but

Fine. I agree with Rand, but don't stop there. Why does he keep giving the apartheid state of Israel a pass? Israel is wiping Palestine off the map for goodness sake. Its racist colonists are harassing, and beating and stealing from Palestinians. Enough is enough. I will not support Rand till he calls for an end to aid to Israel at the same time that we cut off funding its "enemies."

for the record

he did call for an end to all foreign aid, including Israel

he got nowhere with that, he continues to do what he can

he said Israel would be the

he said Israel would be the last nation to lose its funding

not good enough IMO

my point

He spent his first year in office advocating the cutting of all foreign aid, to anyone. Of course at some point he realized that he had no support from his peers, nor would he ever rally any support as such during his term as Senator. His sweeping policy was clearly going to have no impact. Obviously, also conceding and dropping the issue altogether would also have no impact. Rand is all about finding ways to have impact. People elected him, and he is not satisfied to waste his time in the Senate. He was politically savvy and humble enough to tweak his policy toward a stance from which he might have actual impact. God bless him, he tries! "How about we stop giving aid to the people who prove to be hostile toward us?" Who could argue with that! Well, apparently many do argue with that, but he has found some support with his new advocacy. He doesn't favor financial support for Israel more than he favors financial support for anyone, because he doesn't favor financial support for anyone. He's just doing what he can, where he can. That "Israel would be the last nation to lose its funding" has nothing to do with Rand's particular notions of Israel. It has to do with the fact that of all the foreign peoples to which we give foreign aid, the people of Israel are the least likely to be hostile toward us.*

*as perceived in Washington

an oldie...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmIXQctMcDg

The bigger context of any statements from Rand like "Israel will be the last to lose its funding" is in reality, nothing to do with Rand's efforts at all, not even indirectly. It's a statement that would be akin to "The Senate majority will never vote to lower its salaries" or "The Senate will never vote for term limits on Senators". Rand could advocate [and has advocated] for such policies, but quotes like those have nothing to do with his advocacy. Such quotes flow from his capacity to accept reality.

Eventually, ideals are more practical as a finish line than a starting line.

Don't blame Israel

What is Palestine? Palestine is a Radical Muslim occupied and controled area that believes in Allah, not peace, and Sharia law, thus Palestine is interested in the destruction of Israel, not working with Israel.

Who are the palestinians? Radical Muslims who belong heart, mind and soul to ISLAM.

What music does Palestine produce? None.. it's music is prayer music to Islam.

What art does Palestine produce? Death to Israel and infidel posters, street acts of burning flags and effigies of Jews Christians and infidels

What does Palestine produce, suicide bombers/ martres for Islam

Don't support Rand.. move back to the hell hole Arabs call Palestine, shoot rockets, marry as many women as you can, beat them, abuse them, burn them, have as many babies as you can. teach them to hold guns before they are three, recite hate, tell lies, live in slums, starve and blame Israel and America for the HELL you create.

THIS is why I call you a

THIS is why I call you a bigot Granger. You have no decency on this issue. You are indeed a hateful and extremely ignorant person when it comes to the Palestinians. Please tell us the last suicide bomber for Palestine? How many Palestinians have died since Israel became a state? Compare that to the number of Jewish victims. Night and day.

For Palestine?

This is where you ignorance is showing.. it's not FOR Palestine.. suicide bombing is FOR Allah and some of it is carried out in Palestine, most of it is anywhere Arabs believe they are being occupied or can kill as many infidels as possible FOR ALLAH.

Most Muslims feel they have a friend in Obama.. so note the drop since Obama was in office.. but also, the pizza bombing has put Israel of super defense, and Israeli intel in IN unoccupied Palestine, working with 1,800 Palestinian Arab Muslims for Iskam and defusing situations with pre-emptive attacks.

The Druze have always workied with the Israeli, there are Palistians who are Israeli, are citizens, The Israelis are not blowing themselves up, so to aske how many Palestinians have died.. they consider it an honor to be martyrs.

You really should study more. I commend you for asking questions, yet, you do not understand what is going on and it appears to me you do not want to understand.

Least anyone forgetthe Yom Kipper war,, it took Israel three days to get her act together and she was taking a very hard beating from Eqypt and Ayria backed by Russia (which is 40% Muslim today) yet, against ALL odds, Israel won, and not because they had superior weapons, but because the Israelis were smarter.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israeli%E2%80%93Palestinian_con...

Is the Dome of the Rock built on two former Israeli temples? YES.. that right there telss you who owns that land, least we forget the law ownership is 99% of the law if the land.

sigh, yeah, Henry Kissinger

sigh, yeah, Henry Kissinger had nothing to do with Israel escaping defeat eh?

Defeat by what?

The UN, the organization Kissinger worships?

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Replace your territories - stop your propoganda

What is [x]? [X] is a radical [x-religion] occupied and controlled area that believes in [x-god], not peace, and [x] law, thus [x] is interested in the destruction of Israel, not working with Israel.

Did you read what you wrote?

********THIS IS NOT RAND PAUL**********

You hide behind your multiple downvoted posts to disengenuate yourself so that people can't tell when you're really disagreed with or not.

I am NOT Rand Paul

Yes, I read what I write and I don't think I get your argument..

What is X? What is Islam? A religion of hate.

I'm not running for office, I'm not mincing my words, I say what I believe and you're free to downvote me to your hearts desire.. Israel is RIGHT ON and the Palestinians are fodder for big Arab oil in the name of Allah.

Thank you Rand

(((((Rand Paul)))))) <- I think this is going to be my bumper sticker.

You're typically more

You're typically more symmetric with the parentheses, so I get the notion that you have consciously placed "Paul" a bit more to center. Very cool! Now you just need to add an extra space and voilà...

(((((Rand Paul ))))))

:D I'm just foolin' around, having fun with it. Cheers!

Touche!

((((((((John Robb))))))))

Rand is spot on!

When are the people going to realise en mass, that the real terrorists, are the people around the world that are being funded by the powers that be.

What a mess in Egypt!

Here's a little hint. You may notice that folks keep reposting the baseless attack from the 'We are (need) Changed' folks...you can avoid feeding these concern trolls (not all, but many are) by commenting on other articles - not the silly attacks.

Check out http://iroots.org/
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I wonder why he chose the

I wonder why he chose the uncommon spelling, "Morsy". Every news organization I've seen mention the name it's spelled "Morsi".

hahaha

good point.

Rand does NOT read/see the MSM!

Rand rocks!

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Hmm... You may be right about

Hmm... You may be right about that, and I don't know for a fact if his spelling is "more accurate" or if the most widely referenced spelling is more accurate, but in cases like this it's usually better to go with the "AP" version of the spelling.

Better yet

Abolish all taxation so as to disable abuse and fraud, while dignifying the prerogative of civic choice

'Dignitarian' ideology : to raise the Status of conscionable choice

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Abolish all TAX

....military industrial complex saying something?

Wars is good for the scum ---> bad for everyone else.

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?

You dont favor abolishing taxes LL?

Rand Paul has been all over this issue, love it!

Can't wait till his PAC makes ads about the losers that support all of this foreign aid.

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This is a plus for Rand, as

This is a plus for Rand, as someone who is still on the fence about him

Thank you

Christians are being killed in Syria Egypt Iraq....
all the places ---> IMPEACH.

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Another reason I support Rand

With all the problems we have, we continue to throw money into the toilets of earth. If these people can't help themselves, they can't be helped in any sustainable way. Just another burden on our shoulders.

Thank you Babybear and Gomez below

You guys rock for bumping this post!
One organic beer to each of you!
Cheers ---> to Liberty!

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15