View Full Version : Rand Paul Wants to See Evidence of Syrian Chemical Strike

04-08-2017, 04:14 PM
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said on Friday that the Senate Intelligence Committee needs to review the evidence linking Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to a chemical-weapons attack that prompted Thursday night’s missile strike (http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/trump-strikes-syria-chemical-attack/) by the U.S.On the surface, Paul said, it makes no sense for Assad to use chemical weapons. He was winning the six-year-old civil war, had the support of Russian troops on the ground, and, just days earlier, received a public statement from U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that regime change was not America’s goal.

“He’s either the dumbest dictator in the world, or it may be more confusing that this.”
“He’s either the dumbest dictator in the world, or it may be more confusing,” Paul said on “The Laura Ingraham Show.”
Paul, a longtime critic of U.S. military intervention in Middle East conflicts, made clear he is not peddling a conspiracy theory.
“I would like to see the evidence … In all this rush, why don’t we at least look at the intelligence instead of getting somebody’s conclusion on TV second-hand from the president,” he said. “I don’t dispute the evidence,” he said. “I just haven’t seen it.

Paul said President Donald Trump was right during the presidential campaign to condemn the war in Iraq and urge caution in Syria. He said the president must keep those principles in mind even in the face of horrifying images of children being killed.
“The instincts of President Trump are good ones … But he’s been greatly influenced by the emotions,” Paul said.
Paul urged Trump not to get swept up in war fever. He noted the tone of coverage on all the cable news stations, from liberal to conservative.

"There is a huge drumbeat," he said. "Everybody's excited."
Ingraham lamented a "domino of disaster" resulting from U.S. engagement in military conflicts from North Africa to Afghanistan. Paul agreed.
"All the people who wanted to take out Hussein are now clamoring to take out Iran as well," he said. "So where does it end? When will we finally be done taking out regimes in the Middle East?"


04-08-2017, 05:37 PM
I am with you Paul, seems like the stupidest move possible for a man that has held on to his country for years of civil war.....Show us the evidence..

04-09-2017, 09:14 AM
(#2 caption is Reuters, stating "missile attack") -
Whether a newer design "air-to-surface" sarin missile launched from an Su-22 is more plausible than a
known-to-previously-exist-in-Syria "surface to-surface" missile fired from down the road (?)

http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah180/81501/bolivia06x_zpsmd7dvog7.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/81501/media/bolivia06x_zpsmd7dvog7.jpg.html%5D%5BIMG%5Dhttp://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah180/81501/bolivia06x_zpsmd7dvog7.jpg%5B/IMG%5D%5B/URL)

What are the odds al-Nusra would do such a thing when getting - or about to get - bombed from above and are heading out of town (?)

It's time for the "blue helmets" in Syria again is one certainty.

This road is reported by villagers as where the gas came from . . . the town square . . .
day later they were on there way to some community bulletin board(?), came across dead cousins,
and others survivors coming to the town square.

This blast was definitely before Syrian jets bombardment - by the reports from these villagers as I understand.

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u494/81502/syria-chemical-attack01a_zpsadeb2wyx.jpg (http://s1070.photobucket.com/user/81502/media/syria-chemical-attack01a_zpsadeb2wyx.jpg.html)
A crater is seen at the site of an air strike, after what rescue workers described as a suspected gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun
in rebel-held Idlib, Syria Reuters

04-09-2017, 09:30 AM
Silly Rand,

Boobus doesn't care just exactly what the facts is. (ode to Det. Billy Mack)

All he knows is that greatness is measured in tonnage equivalents of TNT.

"Murika is back!

04-09-2017, 09:44 AM
I don't understand how people can be so stupid as to believe the videos depicting what is said to be a sarin gas attack in which responders totally lack proper protection. The responders would all be dead. If you've ever seen people working around what they fear is sarin gas they look like spacesuits, totally enclosed.

04-14-2017, 03:16 PM
. . . people working around what they fear is sarin gas they look like spacesuits, totally enclosed.

fwiw, the 2013 Syria attacks were a "high-purity" . . . confirmed in the UN report as "higher purity than used in Iraqi-Iran war"

http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/oo161/sunblush/ghoutaweapons_inspector01bcd_zpseirdwyjs.jpg (http://s372.photobucket.com/user/sunblush/media/ghoutaweapons_inspector01bcd_zpseirdwyjs.jpg.html)

UN Weapons inspectors arrives in Ghouta, Syria after 2013 surface-to-surface sarin missile atacks

Intersection reported in northern portion of Khan Sheikhoun, Syria as area of chemical attack per Reuters photo