Monday, September 9, 2013

Syria: Rand Paul Weighs In

Here's another e-mail from Patricia Evans that included almost the full text of two articles, which this web site recommends reading as they were originally posted as long as that's possible, plus an appeal from the office of U.S. Senator Rand Paul:

"Evidence is mounting that the strategy by President Obama, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Secretary of State John F. Kerry and other lawmakers to cast members of the Free Syria Army as “moderates” among the rebel forces opposing the government of Bashir al-Assad was the brain-child of Elizabeth O’Bagy, a 26-year-old graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. in Arab studies and political science at Georgetown University, who is working on a dissertation on woman’s militancy.   McCain even traveled with O’Bagy to Syria in May to meet with the rebels. “I just don’t agree that a majority are al-Qaida and the bad guys,” Kerry concluded.  An assessment  “at odds with estimates by U.S. and European intelligence sources and nongovernmental experts, who say Islamic extremists remain by far the fiercest and best-organized rebel elements.”

Woman informing Obama, Kerry, McCain’s opinions on Syria also an advocate for Syrian rebels

On Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry encouraged members of the House of Representatives to read a Wall Street Journal op-ed by 26-year-old Elizabeth O’Bagy — an analyst with the Institute for the Study of War — who asserted that concerns about extremists dominating among the Syrian rebels are unfounded.

[If unable to read the full story at the Daily Caller link, e-mail salolianigodagewi @ yahoo.com.]

WND EXCLUSIVE: Obama relying on student's spin on Syria?

McCain, Kerry also informed by 26-year-old at Georgetown

Jerome R. Corsi    http://www.wnd.com/2013/09/obama-relying-on-students-spin-on-syria/

NEW YORK – Evidence is mounting that the strategy by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Secretary of State John F. Kerry to cast members of the Free Syria Army as “moderates” among the rebel forces opposing the government of Bashir al-Assad was the brain-child of Elizabeth O’Bagy, a 26-year-old graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. in Arab studies and political science at Georgetown University, who is working on a dissertation on woman’s militancy.

[If unable to read this article at WND, e-mail Saloli. The WND article contains photos, videos, many links, and a poll.]

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More from Senator Rand Paul:

Please sign this petition today to add your voice to mine and say "NO" to U.S. military action in Syria.

Our national interests are not at stake in Syria, and using our men and women in uniform to salvage the credibility of this administration would be a shocking misuse.

Next week, the full Senate will deliberate and vote on an authorization for military action. I will lead the opposition to try to stop this mistake from ever happening. And it would be a grave mistake, one whose consequences we cannot even be sure of right now.

I am asking you to let your voice be heard this week and next.

You see, one of the major reason the constitution requires CONGRESS to send us to war is because the voice of the people can be heard clearly here.

Let them hear your voice, and let them hear a resounding "NO" to war in Syria, as they weigh this important decision.

There are many reasons my colleagues could have for voting no, among them:

*** Our military would be joining the same side of this civil war as Al Qaeda. We cannot be sure who among the Syrian rebels are potential allies, and we know many of them are Islamic militants.

*** The hundreds of thousands of Christians in Syria would be in even more danger if the extremist rebels were to take over Syria.

*** There is no real military goal, and no clear sense of what victory is. Without that, our military should never be asked to risk their lives.

There certainly are more strong reasons to stay out of this civil war in Syria. And I will make sure my colleagues here them all this week and next, as I take to the Senate floor and to the airwaves to lead this fight.

But I am counting on you to back me up.

Congress MUST hear from every American who doesn't want to see anyone's sons or daughters be the first to die for a mistake.

Congress MUST hear from every American who knows we can't be the world's policeman.

And Congress MUST hear from every American who would be sickened to know we were contemplating joining a war on the same side as Al Qaeda.
American involvement in the Syrian conflict would only strengthen al-Qaeda terrorists.
So let them hear you.

In Liberty,

Senator Rand Paul

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