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    Re: Paul: US has been arming ISIS in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    I don't know if there is direct evidence but indirectly, what happens when the people we're arming die? Where do their U.S. supplied weapons go?
    Fighters from either side could pick up a weapon from a dead man on the battlefield. If this is Rand Paul's evidence that the U.S. government (Obama Administration) is arming ISIS, he's loonier than I thought!
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    Re: Paul: US has been arming ISIS in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Fighters from either side could pick up a weapon from a dead man on the battlefield. If this is Ron Paul's evidence that the U.S. government (Obama Administration) is arming ISIS, he's loonier than I thought!
    It was Rand, and that's not what he said, although of course, that could happen too.
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    Re: Paul: US has been arming ISIS in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    It was Rand, and that's not what he said, although of course, that could happen too.
    Corrected...thanks.

    What Rand Paul seems to be suggesting is that where the U.S. is arming Syrian rebels (militia fighters who apparently consist of Muslim Extremist/Islamist), the high-tech weapons (i.e., anti-tank weapons, etc.) Sen. McCain himself has suggested we provide to them are somehow finding their way down into Iraqi and into the hands of Sunni militia fighters there.

    Well, that's possible, but again it's foolish on Rand Paul's part to suggest that such an indirect passing of arms equates to the Obama Administration supporting the Sunni Muslims in Iraq.

    Furthermore, you can't have it both ways. You can't say "Pres. Obama, you must get involved with the overthrow of Assad in Syria; arm the opposition" on the one hand, but then make the bold claim that "arming the opposition" in a neighboring country who is experiencing its own civil war is by definition "arming the Islamists" in another neighboring country simply because U.S. weapons are somehow finding their way down into Iraq.

    Whether true or not, it's a BIIIIIIG stretch!
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