Rand Paul Urges Trump Not to Take Military Action in Syria

Posted: April 6, 2017 in Uncategorized

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Steve Watson
Prison Planet.com
April 6 , 2017

Senator Rand Paul has urged the President to stick to the position on Syria that he espoused before taking office – that military intervention will do more harm than good.

The Senator retweeted a tweet from Trump posted in August of 2013, when a similar chemical weapon attack to this week’s was blamed on the Syrian government.

At the Time Trump tweeted “What will we get for bombing Syria besides more debt and a possible long term conflict? Obama needs Congressional approval.”

While he condemned the reported attacks in the Syrian city of Idlib, Paul noted that what Trump wrote “remains true today as it was in 2013. Both parts.”

At the time, Trump made his feelings clear after hundreds were killed in the attack, and the Obama administration was on the verge of taking military action.

With this week’s atrocity in Syria, it seems Trump may be changing his stance however.

The president said on Wednesday that the attack “crossed a lot of lines for me” and that his “attitude toward Syria and Assad has changed very much.”

After saying last week that it was up to the Syrian people, rather than outsiders to decide what to do about Assad, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he now believes that Russia needs to reconsider its support of the Assad regime.

In a further interview with Fox & Friends Wednesday, Senator Paul reminded viewers that the support provided by the US government to Syrian rebels in the past has led directly to the current situation in Syria. . .

via Rand Paul Urges Trump Not To Take Military Action In Syria — Dark Politricks

Comments
  1. simonjkyte says:

    You may not get many likes for that post but based on the experience of the last couple of decades I think caution is the best policy. I am worried that TRump will get tripped from self-opinionated anti-intervention to self-opinion intervention.

    • More deja vu all over again, I guess. Popular sentiment against war is so strong in the US that ever war and military action the US has engaged in since the Spanish American War has been initiated by a false flag incident such as this one. Attack first, then wait for the evidence. Hopefully people with access to the Internet will hear the other side of the story.

      • simonjkyte says:

        I have got to say that I don’t necessarily believe it was a false flag incident. But, really what is any of this going to achieve. The situation there is so complex that you can’t really talk about ‘sides’ – no more than you can when you look at a circle. We clearly supported radical Islamic groups there at some stage and that did not really help us. Now ‘we’ are not pretending to but who is the west supporting? Or is it just a case of, everyone else is fighting and us joining in is good for the arms industry…?

      • simonjkyte says:

        Beginning to wonder if you might not be 100% right

  2. ytaca says:

    Mr Trump say we will use our power for justice, msg to Assad to stop using chemical weapons.

  3. Alan Scott says:

    $94 million dollars for 59 Tomahawk missiles – and most of them missed their target according to the Russians . . . which begs the question, where did those other ones hit? And that $94 million doesn’t factor in the cost of maintaining a fleet of warships in the Mediterranean.

  4. This is true, Alan. But now the US has to spend $94 million to build another 59 missiles – and that’s very good for stock prices.

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