Rand Paul defends Assad, says he protected Christians, rebels would persecute Christians

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) appeared on Meet the Press Sunday to weigh in on the situation in Syria. Paul interjected religion as a factor saying that our country’s intervention would put Christians at risk.

Paul explained that the current conflict in Syria was one between the government of President Bashar Al Assad, who Paul said “has protected Christians for a number of decades,” and “Islamic rebels,” who Paul said “have been attacking Christians” and are aligned with Al Qaeda.

Rand Paul pondering stuff.

Rand Paul pondering stuff.














The Huffington Post reports:

“I think the Islamic rebels winning is a bad idea for the Christians, and all of a sudden we’ll have another Islamic state where Christians are persecuted,” Paul said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Paul was likely referring to a string of incidents in Egypt in recent weeks, where supporters of the deposed government of former president Mohamed Morsi have burned Coptic Christian churches to protest what they see as Christian backing for the military overthrow of Morsi’s government.

Earlier on Sunday, Secretary of State John Kerry said that tissue samples from Syria showed evidence that sarin gas was used to kill at least 1,400 civilians outside Damascus on August 21 — an attack the White House says Assad’s government carried out.

Paul, a first-term senator and vocal opponent of U.S. intervention overseas, including U.S. foreign aid, said the U.S. should pursue a negotiated settlement where “Assad is gone, but some of the same people [from Assad’s regime] remain stable,” because, he said, “that would also be good for the Christians.”

If Secretary of State John Kerry is correct when he stated that sarin gas was used to kill at least 1,400 civilians by Assad’s government, then that would suggest Syria’s actions are not very Christ-like. In fact, when sarin gas is launched, it doesn’t just hit certain religions.

Unless! Assad provides only Christians with a secret sarin-repellent.

At any rate, we cannot use religion as a factor. All of the evidence needs to be heavily scrutinized.

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  • mea_mark

    I watched that interview this morning. After thinking about it and digesting it, I think Rand Paul has ulterior motives. It is possible he wants to vote down doing anything with the hopes that Obama will do something militarily without congressional approval. Then they would be able to try and impeach him. I really am afraid that the far right-wing is more than willing to sacrifice what is right, to go after the black man they hate so much, that is president.

    • http://FreakoutNation.com/ Anomaly 100

      Wow you’re brave. I was going to embed it here, but didn’t want to put you guys through the same torment.

      • mea_mark

        I had just sat down with a cup of coffee and the interview started. It is more, that I just didn’t turn the channel. I am kinda glad I watched it, at least after my blood pressure went down from screaming at the TV in anger. The guy really is self obsessed.

        • http://FreakoutNation.com/ Anomaly 100

          He’s definitely a narcissist.

          • Felix Keverich

            But enough about Obama!

          • http://www.tumblr.com/blog/akinsc Carla Akins

            I’m sorry, did you say racist?

          • http://FreakoutNation.com/ Anomaly 100

            That too, that too.

          • Doretha Reeves

            And a complete idiot..

    • juicyfruityyy

      The Coke Brothers, well at least one. Don’t want the war. So, of course, Rand, don’t want it. But I’m waiting for the debate, when all the votes, for or against, are recorded.

    • Hank

      Maybe some people (myself being one) think we should just leave them alone. They have been slaughtering each other for years. We aren’t going to stop them.

      In my opinion, this President has proven he can’t lead. I think it best he not allow himself to be lead either.

      • http://www.tumblr.com/blog/akinsc Carla Akins

        boo, hiss – only on the 2nd sentence. I have an actual response prepared for you on your post closer to the top of the screen but eating Dominos right now, and I’m sorry but it’s more important than this. just hungry and getting worked up!!

    • Felix Keverich

      The right thing for the US to do in this situation is to stay out of the Syrian civil war. According to some recent polls, 80% of Americans agree with Paul on this one.

  • CaptCorona

    please explain the part where Paul “Defends Assad”..I didn’t catch it. He did say that the Rebels are very likely to kill Christians (Which they already have see here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYANzOUluwc). Of course there is no evidence that Assad’s forces are the ones who used the sarin gas. Many source are saying that the Rebels are the ones who used it and suggesting they got it from the Saudis (read USA here). None the less, I be hard pressed to believe any evidence brought forth by the same Intelligence Agencies who broughts proof of WMD in Iraq and blamed Bengazi on a YouTube video. As far as Paul’s position..it hasn’t changed in over a year..he’s anti US involvement on either side (as it should be). If he’s laying a trap for Barry..it’s been sitting for a long time.

    • bill

      isn’t this a russian news source. and isn’t russia not being truthful on a lot of fronts lately. and doesn’t russia with a bad economy supply arms to syria and just might have a slant?

    • Hank

      Honestly. Our enemies are killing each other and we are somehow supposed to improve on that situation?? They are all savages for the most part. And we should not intervene to save or assist any of them. I say just sit back and allow them to thin each other out.

      I don’t think the U.S. should get involved. Putin probably has the better read on this situation. There isn’t a dog in this hunt that won’t bite us, no matter what we do.

  • http://lawyersforwarriors.blogspot.com/ rewinn

    Jesus loves the little dictators
    All the little dictators of the world!

  • cvryder2000

    Li’l Randy actually is right on this one (mark this day in history!), sad as it is. For whatever reason, Bashar and his daddy both have protected the Christians in Syria. Not that it makes them good or anything, but it is a fact. It likely has something to do with money.

    • https://www.facebook.com/mark.q.warren Mark Warren

      If any of the paulbots like him, its just another reason to bomb the shit out of him.

      Was that bad?

      Should I not indirectly attack the christians like that? Does it make me seem unAmerican?

      Sorry. If our tax money was spent protecting christians in another country? It was a complete waste.

  • Doretha Reeves

    Using chemical weapons on his own people basically wipes out all the good he’s done. I saw innocent women and children writhing in pain. Can’t stand Paul or his daddy. His loyalties are a bit misplaced here.