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    Re: Rand Paul: Filibuster a possibility on Syria vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    You talkin blood for oil now?
    NAH!better not derail my own OP.
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    Re: Rand Paul: Filibuster a possibility on Syria vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Donc View Post
    NAH!better not derail my own OP.
    Good idea. With any luck Rand succeeds.

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    Re: Rand Paul: Filibuster a possibility on Syria vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Donc View Post
    By Sean Sullivan, Published: September 3 at 7:07 pm

    Good.All we have to do is take a look at Libya and see what has happened when we intervened in that country.No boots on the ground their huh?

    <Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), one of the most outspoken opponents of military action in Syria, wouldn’t rule out the possibility Tuesday of launching a standing filibuster over the issue in the Senate. >

    <When it comes to Syria, Paul said he believes the best hope for defeating a resolution to authorize military action will come in the House. He reiterated his view that an attack on Syria would create more turbulence and danger in the region, and may not even disable the Syrian government’s ability to launch chemical attacks. >

    Rand Paul: Filibuster a possibility on Syria vote
    Hopefully Rand Paul will not have to resort to a filibusterer. Maybe our elected officials will do the right thing by vetoing any action in Syria.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Rand Paul: Filibuster a possibility on Syria vote

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    The participants on this board know more about the actual chemical weapon use than Congress will know after the relevant info is obfuscated and massaged for their consumption.

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    Re: Rand Paul: Filibuster a possibility on Syria vote

    You'll see.

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    Re: Rand Paul: Filibuster a possibility on Syria vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I just don't think the Dems have the votes to pull it off.
    Maybe not,but NEVER discount the stupid party from saving the day and rescuing Al Quaeda.

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    Re: Rand Paul: Filibuster a possibility on Syria vote

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Hopefully Rand Paul will not have to resort to a filibusterer. Maybe our elected officials will do the right thing by vetoing any action in Syria.
    I'm not hopeful. Kerry and especially Hagel,who to me appears to have had a liquid lunch,were unimpressive in their arguments,bordering on being bellicose. Still,the senate is a "club"and Kerry and Hagel are former members. You also have the fact that Dems have shown 0 independence of thought when it comes to supporting Obama,to an almost North Korean level. Add in the old,tired GOp warhorses and I fear it passes. Hope I am wrong.

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    Re: Rand Paul: Filibuster a possibility on Syria vote

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    How could filibuster be a consideration in a matter of life and death. This is about determining who used chemical weapons. The participants on this board know more about the actual chemical weapon use than Congress will know after the relevant info is obfuscated and massaged for their consumption. Shameful! This should be an issue of logical discussion and human ideals.
    No, it is not just about chemical weapons. That is a concocted faux issue. One air attack by the USA will kill more than the 336 killed by chemical weapons, which appear more likely used by the "rebels" than the Assad government - and it is refusal of the rebels to assure UN inspectors' safety that prevented timely investigation.

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    Re: Rand Paul: Filibuster a possibility on Syria vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Drake McHugh View Post
    Maybe not,but NEVER discount the stupid party from saving the day and rescuing Al Quaeda.
    I think we are going to see the pro-war side gets it's war because they always do. Partisanship doesn't have anything to do with it. The professional multi-millionaire politicians aren't going to go up against the military and war-machine complex. nor are they willing to go up against the Saudi King and Princes that want the war.

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    Re: Rand Paul: Filibuster a possibility on Syria vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Donc View Post
    "80 bill" and their oil would reimburse us that.
    The oil went to China.

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