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    Re: Paul: US has been arming ISIS in Syria

    Indeed we can.....and we did.


    Obama to up support for Syrian rebels: White House.....


    A rebel fighter keeps watch over the Karm al-Jabal neighbourhood of Syria's northern city of Aleppo on May 25, 2014

    Aboard Air Force One (United States) (AFP) - The White House said Wednesday it would be increasing support for the Syrian opposition, amid reports it is planning to begin training moderate rebels

    White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters on Air Force One that Washington would be "increasing support for the moderate opposition."

    Officially, US support for Syrian rebels has been limited to non-lethal aid amounting to $287 million, though the CIA reportedly participates in a secret program to train moderate rebels in Jordan.

    The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that Obama was ready to sign off on training missions for selected rebel groups, to counter the rising power of Al-Qaeda-linked extremists.....snip~

    http://news.yahoo.com/obama-support-...133911176.html

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    Re: Paul: US has been arming ISIS in Syria

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    We're not going to win any hearts and minds anyway, so who cares?
    Seriously? Dropping bombs is not the way to win friends and influence people?
    Has anyone told the war hawks in Congress about that?
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    Re: Paul: US has been arming ISIS in Syria

    As an earlier poster stated there is no reliable evidence whatsoever that the US has been arming or supporting ISIS. I'll even add that there is great evidence that we have been doing exactly the opposite in an effort to contain them. Paul's remarks are almost certainly wrong.

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    Re: Paul: US has been arming ISIS in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    As an earlier poster stated there is no reliable evidence whatsoever that the US has been arming or supporting ISIS. I'll even add that there is great evidence that we have been doing exactly the opposite in an effort to contain them. Paul's remarks are almost certainly wrong.
    Mornin' Sherman. You are correct that No one in the News says that the US is arming Terrorists.

    But now Rebels are a different story.

    https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q...+missile+syria

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    Re: Paul: US has been arming ISIS in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Mornin' Sherman. You are correct that No one in the News says that the US is arming Terrorists.

    But now Rebels are a different story.

    https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q...+missile+syria
    Yes we've been arming some of the rebel groups, specifically those that are in confrontation with ISIS and associated Islamist organizations. Which is a direct contradiction of what Paul claimed.

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    Re: Paul: US has been arming ISIS in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Is there any evidence that Paul is right?
    I think we've been arming some of the militants in Syria, and it's not inconceivable that ISIS got some of the weapons. (That has a lot to do with Benghazi, IMO).


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    Re: Paul: US has been arming ISIS in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Yes we've been arming some of the rebel groups, specifically those that are in confrontation with ISIS and associated Islamist organizations. Which is a direct contradiction of what Paul claimed.
    And nobody in any of the rebel groups gave any of our weapons to ISIS people?


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    Re: Paul: US has been arming ISIS in Syria

    Playing politics with these messy foreign double cross, triple cross, entangled matters is just pointless. If you could have a real talk with the CIA director about why things are done here and there you would learn the real truth about our reasons and strategies for accomplishing goals in the middle east. All this is about is Rand Paul jabbing Obama, nothing more. Obama is not a military strategist, he is the PR guy.

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    Re: Paul: US has been arming ISIS in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    You are correct that No one in the News says that the US is arming Terrorists.
    Not no one, the alternative media certainly are. Just not the mainstream media, because they're useless insiders.
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    Re: Paul: US has been arming ISIS in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    And nobody in any of the rebel groups gave any of our weapons to ISIS people?
    Entirely plausible but that isn't anywhere close to the same as 'arming ISIS' nor can it be argued that it has had a meaningful impact on their capabilities. We are not arming ISIS, nor are our arms responsible for their success in Syria and Iraq. The Senators remarks are simply untrue.

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