They may say they are against war, but they would gas a billion people before they would let Rand threaten their big Gov't socialism, just as they will vote for advocates of the NAS domestic spying, as long as their candidate promises more and more Government.
Lets get this straight. There is not right-left or libertarian-left coalition on anything. The left may whine. But in the end, they are in the pocket of the big bad Feds. They have their priorities straight.
A portion of the traditional conservative right is waking up. Some are just Obama bashing. But many are realizing that our interventionist foreign policy is irrational.
The real battle of ideas is in the Republican party. Anyone who supports this war should be purged from that party forever.
There is no ideological war within the Democratic party. They will always pull together for the sake of glorious socialism on election day, even if we drone every elementary school in the world.
I was just reading how we provided Iraq WMDs and voted against the condemnation by the UN after Iraq used chemical weapons against Iran.
According to Iraqi documents, assistance in developing chemical weapons was obtained from firms in many countries, including the United States, West Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and France. A report stated that Dutch, Australian, Italian, French and both West and East German companies were involved in the export of raw materials to Iraqi chemical weapons factories. Declassified CIA documents show that the United States was providing reconnaissance intelligence to Iraq around 1987–88 which was then used to launch chemical weapon attacks on Iranian troops and that CIA fully knew that chemical weapons would be deployed and sarin attacks followed.
On 21 March 1986, the United Nations Security Council made a declaration stating that "members are profoundly concerned by the unanimous conclusion of the specialists that chemical weapons on many occasions have been used by Iraqi forces against Iranian troops, and the members of the Council strongly condemn this continued use of chemical weapons in clear violation of the Geneva Protocol of 1925, which prohibits the use in war of chemical weapons." The United States was the only member who voted against the issuance of this statement.[note 5] A mission to the region in 1988 found evidence of the use of chemical weapons, and was condemned in Security Council Resolution 612.
Halabja poison gas attack in 1988According Walter Lang, senior defence intelligence officer for the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency at the time, "the use of gas on the battlefield by the Iraqis was not a matter of deep strategic concern" to Reagan and his aides, because they "were desperate to make sure that Iraq did not lose." He claimed that the Defense Intelligence Agency "would have never accepted the use of chemical weapons against civilians, but the use against military objectives was seen as inevitable in the Iraqi struggle for survival". The Reagan administration did not stop aiding Iraq after receiving reports of the use of poison gas on Kurdish civilians
Donald Riegle, Chairman of the Senate committee that authored the aforementioned Riegle Report, said:
U.N. inspectors had identified many United States manufactured items that had been exported from the United States to Iraq under licenses issued by the Department of Commerce, and [established] that these items were used to further Iraq's chemical and nuclear weapons development and its missile delivery system development programs. ... The executive branch of our government approved 771 different export licenses for sale of dual-use technology to Iraq. I think that is a devastating record.
During the Persian Gulf War, "I can't tell you what your haulin', (yellow band tipped artillery munitions) but if it goes off, grab your gas mask and RUN!"
"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."
There is no duration defined in the Oath
Go Rand 2016.
I don't watch TV, and this is why. But when I see this stuff, I realize how heavily biased the media is, and that the media is NOT ASKING QUESTIONS during these interviews, they are spreading ideas. And it just makes me sick.
I know you guys understand this better than I do, and I am preaching to the choir...
But it scares me and makes me sad at the same time to see what has become of the people in my own country. The public does not even understand the basic founding principles of our country, are incapable of defending those principles, incapable of realizing when those principles have been violated or opposed, incapable of refuting the opposing the ideas being forced onto them through the MSM and government, and are unwilling to go back and focus on learning these basic founding principles.
I see the root of evil right in front of me. I am living in it. And it is unreal.
...Rand IS conveying his message articulately and quite well.
His way of communicating to the MSM and to the mass public is pretty damn good. He has almost perfected it, and I give him props.
Even though I have been critical of his approach before, I do have to say, atleast in the GOP, that his words are becoming effective in slowly progressing towards legislation and policies of non-intervention, and turning the people over to the principles of Liberty, even if they know it or not.
Good job Rand.
Keep your eye on the prize! - Ending legal tender laws in order for the Federal Reserve System to self-destruct is of the upmost importance.
What in the World are They Spraying https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jf0khstYDLA
... And that's all there is to it.
"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.
"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius
Rand is slowly rolling out his beliefs on non-interventionism, and his Tea Party followers are fully backing him up.
Anybody who doesn't believe we're effectively getting more of a voice within the GOP just needs to follow Rand in the past week. He's been a strong advocate of no war, and instead of becoming blackballed, he's being listened to.
Rand was on mark with this interview! Makes me proud that he is getting more and more press coverage and he is able to present "common sense" and Truthful opinions.
Go Rand. Rand Paul 2016 President!
The US does not look weak if we don't attack Syria. The USA still has the capacity to decimate the entire planet with our military hardware and defend our country from any invading enemy.
on Face the Nation. The old coot is bringing up the war powers act, claiming the president has authorization under this act to attack Syria. McCain is brain dead, the war powers act reads:
50 USC § 1541 - Purpose and policy
(a) Congressional declaration
It is the purpose of this chapter to fulfill the intent of the framers of the Constitution of the United States and insure that the collective judgment of both the Congress and the President will apply to the introduction of United States Armed Forces into hostilities, or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances, and to the continued use of such forces in hostilities or in such situations.
(b) Congressional legislative power under necessary and proper clause
Under article I, section 8, of the Constitution, it is specifically provided that the Congress shall have the power to make all laws necessary and proper for carrying into execution, not only its own powers but also all other powers vested by the Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any department or officer hereof.
(c) Presidential executive power as Commander-in-Chief; limitation
The constitutional powers of the President as Commander-in-Chief to introduce United States Armed Forces into hostilities, or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances, are exercised only pursuant to
(1) a declaration of war,
(2) specific statutory authorization, or
(3) a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces.
The Patriot Act did more than shred the Bill of Rights, it gave the executive branch the power to execute pre-emptive wars, with only a resolution from congress, which Obama violated by going into Libya, and then taking off for Brazil. The UN does not have the authority to override the United States Constitution, for the use of our military, no matter what Leon Panetta, Chuck Hagel, General Dempsey and John Kerry believe.
I hope congress votes this action down, but realizing congress is a bunch of milktoasts, I don't have much hope. Congress doesn't represent the American people any longer.
I heard McCain say that he and Lindsey Graham had been invited to the white house tomorrow to talk. Those two are just obama's b-i-t-c-h-e-s.
a fly on the wall for that meeting.
Three different times he asked Rand whether he disagreed with the Administrations argument. How many time does he have to say no?
And how does David Gregory sleep at night?
David Gregory is simply a mouth piece for the establishment, from the Greenwald interview, to this and others. Fortunately, he is a rather bad mouth piece for the establishment and again had his lunch handed to him.
Very objective, open-minded and unbiased line of questioning, Gregory. Excellent piece of journalism. I had no idea if Meet the Presstitutes was for or against intervention in Syria. A+ reporting.
A nation of sheep breeds a government of wolves.
Even if Assad did use the chemical weapons that does not mean we should intervene. People get killed in a civil war. There were 600,000 killed in our own civil war. Would it have appropriate for the other world powers from that era to start bombing the USA to teach us a lesson for killing our own people?
Gregory: What does it make our country look like when the president wants to go to war but congress rejects his request?
Answer: A constitutional republic with separation of powers.
my thoughts exactly
according to the shill gregory and the hawks. ho hum
...but in yourselves. Or, in other words, he who smelt the Hitler dealt the Hitler. Or, the boys who cried Hitler...me thinks they doth protest too much. Or overcompensation, like those airport bathroom enthusiasts who are the most vociferous opponents of gay marriage.
"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."
...or did someone not understand my point (i.e. that the neocons more resemble Hitler than anyone they liken to Hitler)
...I don't expect to be downvoted on the DP for criticizing neocons and Hitler.
propaganda ministry forget to bring up the fact that only 9% of people polled support a strike on Syria...and the U.K. House has rejected the idea.
He didn't want to talk about that. The mouthpiece also did NOT show any verifiable evidence that Assad is to blame.
Fact is, nobody believes the gvt. anymore.
WMD in Iraq? "I did not have sex with that woman" "I am not a crook" and on and on etc...
Otherwise, there would be no hope that Congress would sign-off on the bombing attack.
Now, after the lie has been hatched this morning, Congress, will now likely goes as sheep to the slaughter and allow Obama to display a "SHOW OF FORCE."
Wheather the American people are for or against the bombing, it will eventually happen because that is the goal: World Hegemony..
Sens. McCain, Graham and Rep. Peter King are probably salivating in anticipation..They don't mind massacring innocents. They will pay dearly in hell for thir wicked ways..
Remember the goal: 7 countries in 5 years
Once again, Rand disappoints. So far, we have seen zero evidence that Assad ordered this! Zero. Why didn't he question the honesty of the Obama administration? He could have at least questioned the intelligence.
Why is US and Israeli intelligence still so revered given all that has happened leading up to and after 9/11?
It is time for Rand to really challenge the establishment. This mealy mouthed, "Oh, but Assad protects the Christians" approach is simply not enough. And why must he always pretend that Israel is in danger? This whole thing could very easily be another Israeli false flag!
Israel, through the writings of Oded Yinon, and her beligerent policies, has long sought after the instability of its neighbors. You can't defeat neo-conservatism by making Israel's security the uppermost concern.
I wish Rand would have argued against the legitimacy of the so-called intelligence as well, but this is an interview that moves the ball more for the anti-war camp.
You underestimate Rand. There will be millions of christian voters calling their congressmen telling them to vote no simply because of the one sentence, christians are being killed by the rebels,Assad protects the christians.
Catholics are Christian, but not all Christians are Catholics; Syria had both. The Catholic Church, with the philosophy that governments come and go, after all we're all still using the Roman Empire's Calendar, will work with Assad to keep it's property and place. Other Christians it was split.
Let uderstand that the rebels were protesting Assad no different that Protesters in America over Obama. Kids were killed, people had been killed, then the net shut down and the war was on..
IMO, because it allies with his religion, Assad has allowed Jihadists to pour into Syria. They are said to be hilping the rebels. I don't believe that. I believe, especially looking at the FORCE Assad is employing against his people, and blowing Syria up way worse than the rebels, who many fleed..
The Jihadists were allowed in, and they have been going after the Churches, not the the rebels who are angry that the Church would protect it's self and not the people.. Jihadist have an entire different beef with the Christians, and this civil war is a perfect cover. Assad is not protecting the Churches. That is what the Church hopes.. that's not what Assad's personal religion, which is there as Jihadists are doing.
The rebels are people like you and me. The Army os like all the YouTube videos of police brutality but a war zone..and Islam is doing their part as "rebels", but they are not rebels, and Assad did nothing to keep them out.
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