• April 13, 2024

U.S. Arms Sent To Syria That Rand Paul Warned Might End Up In Al-Qaeda Hands, End Up Where?

In September, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) blasted the Obama administration and hawks in both parties for aiding the Syrian rebel groups opposed to President Assad.

Said Paul, “The rebels have been all over the map… There’s said to be 1500 different groups. It is chaos over there. We will be sending arms into chaos.” Paul said, “It’s a mistake to arm them. Most of the arms we’ve given to the so-called moderate rebels have wound up in the hands of ISIS, because ISIS simply takes it from them, or it’s given to them, or we mistakenly actually give it to some of the radicals.”

A year earlier, in May 2013, Foreign Policy reported (emphasis mine), “Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) blasted members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday, which voted overwhelmingly to arm elements of the Syrian opposition in a bill co-sponsored by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN).

“This is an important moment,” Paul said, addressing his Senate colleagues. “You will be funding, today, the allies of al Qaeda. It’s an irony you cannot overcome.”

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