Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A Cruz missile. Powerful and pungent critique.

Ted Cruz: US Is Not 'Al-Qaeda's Air Force'
“We certainly don’t have a dog in the fight,” Cruz said, calling it a civil war in Syria. “We should be focused on defending the United States of America. That’s why young men and women sign up to join the military, not to, as you know, serve as Al Qaeda’s air force.”
Cruz noted that of the nine major rebel groups, seven have ties to Al-Qaeda. Cruz's colleagues, Sens. McCain and Graham, are pushing the Obama Administration to arm rebel forces with heavy weapons. It is unclear how the US would ensure that its weapons would go exclusively to the "right" rebel forces. Even if they were, it is likely that any post-Assad regime would be dominated by elements loyal to Al-Qaeda.
“I’ll give you one of the simplest principles of foreign policy that we ought to be following," Cruz said. "Don’t give weapons to people who hate you. Don’t give weapons to people who want to kill you."


AJ said...

He should have followed it up with: "not even if Qatar and the Saudis ARE offering billions". Which they are.
Things that make ya' go "hmmmm...."
Hint: petrodollar.

Anonymous said...

Ted Cruz has a better grasp on
U.S. Forign policy than anyone in the administration...and as for those other two POS Sens.McCain and
Graham...McCain couldn't keep his oath when he was in the service, and i doubt Graham is any better, judging on on past performance....
I'm going to have to vote for Cruz
no matter what he runs for.

b lll

Anonymous said...

Short, sweet, to the point, and Constitutinal. So far, I like him.

B Woodman

Anonymous said...

But...But, Obama LOVES Al Queda & his brothers Sammy Queda & Jose Queda but he sure as hell DOES NOT LOVE THE USA. I agree with CRUZ.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, the Syria conflict just sounds like a no win situation. The people in the Middle East are always fighting / killing each other (its like black on black violence - its just what they do). As one blog author put it, Obama is upset that Syrians are killing Syrians with gas, so he proposes to kill them with U.S. bombs.

If we get involved, what is the definition of victory ? If they stop - whats to stop them from beginning tomorrow, next week or next month ? If they don't stop, how many times do we bomb and when do we stop ? And when we stop, what have we done to help anyone ? In fact, we're just increasing the misery and giving them yet another excuse to blame the U.S.

Just sounds to me like a no win situation. I hope Cruz can talk sense into fellow Congress critters, but I don't think those SOBs have any sense to begin with.

Sgt_Stryker said...

The example for this proposed action is Libya.
Post US bombing and arming "rebels", It is now a failed state. It is leaderless, as we killed the pro US leader. It is another civil war between the secularists and Al Qaeda/ Muslim Brotherhood.
Gee, lets do it again in Syria.

Anonymous said...

There is absolutely no reason, tactically, or strategically for us to get involved in Syria. Let them kill each other off.

We in America, and the West in general don't have a clue how much the Sunnis and the Shias hate each other. The Irish and the British don't hate each other like the Sunnis and the Shias hate one another. This is a: "We need to wipe them out, to hell with any collateral damage!!" sort of animosity we're dealing with.

If we get involved there, we'll just be giving them another target to attack. If there's an outside force for those to to focus on, then they'll stop fighting one another. Once that outside force is removed, then those two will turn on each other again.

Our best course of action would be for us to just sit back, and let them annihilate one another.

Anonymous said...

It is a sad day in America when the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin has more crediability then the POTUS and the Secretary of State. Kerry has been proven to have lied in the hearings before the House and Senate. Not once but on multiple occasions. And anyone that has been paying attention for less then five minutes knows that the Kenyan Overlord is a serial liar and cannot expell a breath without an untruth escaping his lying teeth. How long we must endure this Tyrant and his evil henchmen is anyones guess. But unless I miss my guess the house of cards is begining to shake and will soon begin to tumble down.