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    Paul: US has been arming ISIS in Syria

    Paul: US has been arming ISIS in Syria | TheHill
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    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Sunday that the Sunni militants taking over Iraq have quickly gained power because the United States has armed their group in Syria. *

    “I think we have to understand first how we got here,” he said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “We have been arming [the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria] ISIS in Syria.”



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    Re: Paul: US has been arming ISIS in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by 24107 View Post
    Paul: US has been arming ISIS in Syria | TheHill
    Do you think this will continue?
    Is there any evidence that Paul is right?
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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?
    PressTV - US arming Syria militants with advanced weapons: Report

    I am of course assuming that a weapon that goes to ANY Syrian militant is probably going to ISIS.

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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 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?

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    Re: Paul: US has been arming ISIS in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by MasterLiberty View Post
    PressTV - US arming Syria militants with advanced weapons: Report

    I am of course assuming that a weapon that goes to ANY Syrian militant is probably going to ISIS.
    Which may or may not be the case.
    Why we would arm anyone in Syria is a mystery to me. I really don't see any good guys over there, and if the arms we supply are, indeed going to ISIS that is a total failure of foreign policy.

    But, saying that we are arming ISIS does seem to me to be jumping to conclusions at this point.
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    Re: Paul: US has been arming ISIS in Syria

    We've been arming the Middle East for years. They're our best customers. It's what the Cold War was about.





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    Re: Paul: US has been arming ISIS in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by 24107 View Post
    Paul: US has been arming ISIS in Syria | TheHill
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    Paul is probably right. Knowing some of those we armed and helped for either short term gain or just to spit an known enemy at the time, arming ISIS probably happened and maybe is continuing. We wanted Assad gone, most likely this arming was not to the ISIS directly, but indirectly.
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    Re: Paul: US has been arming ISIS in Syria

    weapons diversion is the "arming". the CIA was arming thru Jordan, now there are training and arming both


    The U.S. is providing more arms and training to the moderate rebels in Syria, under a growing secret program run by the CIA in Jordan. Sources tell NPR that secret program could be supplemented by a more public effort in the coming months involving American military trainers.

    The change in strategy comes as the White House sees Syrian leader Bashar Assad growing in strength, and continuing to strike rebel strongholds
    April 23, 2014

    CIA Is Quietly Ramping Up Aid To Syrian Rebels, Sources Say : Parallels : NPR

    I've been screaming about this for years, Assad isn't the problem in Syria, as we finally all see. The FSA is incapable of holding on to their depots, training and arming up FSA types in Jordan is just stupid
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    Re: Paul: US has been arming ISIS in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Paul is probably right. Knowing some of those we armed and helped for either short term gain or just to spit an known enemy at the time, arming ISIS probably happened and maybe is continuing. We wanted Assad gone, most likely this arming was not to the ISIS directly, but indirectly.
    Its not like this hasn't happened in the past before... I mean Regan and Bush sr armed Al Quaeda so I mean... there is plenty of precedent of presidents doing this. We armed Al Quaeda to fight russia.... worked out bad for us... and then we repeat the mistake and arm these syrian militants.... also bad.

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    Re: Paul: US has been arming ISIS in Syria

    TOW missiles/training..it's an incredibly stupid thing to do

    SA-7's from Libya ( MNAPADS) another glorious Obama screw up

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