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Cruz To Obama: Don’t Arm People Who Hate Us

June 20, 2013 by  

Veering away from the Senate’s fickle debate over immigration Thursday, Senator Ted Cruz took to the floor of the legislative chamber to blast President Barack Obama for the White House’s decision to intervene in Syria.

Imploring the President to avoid foreign policy measures that would put weapons in the hands of terrorist enemies of the United States, Cruz noted that the Free Syrian Army contains fighters with loyalty to al-Qaida. He also discussed reports of rebels in the country kidnapping, raping, desecrating churches and beheading people who defy al-Qaida principles.

“These forces are engaged with a deadly struggle with the Assad regime and President Obama has chosen this moment to signal that it is now suddenly in our vital security interests to intervene in Syria,” Cruz said. “It seems far more likely a recipe for disaster.”

Cruz had a simple suggestion for the President.

“Let me suggest a simple rule,” Cruz said. “Don’t give weapons to people who hate us. Don’t give weapons to people who want to kill us.”

Noting that the decision was likely motivated by public opinion, Cruz also took the President to task for making the announcement of the decision to arm rebels through an Administration spokesman.

Pew recently found that 70 percent of Americans disagree with the White House’s decision to arm rebels.

“In a case where his policy is so at odds with the will of the people, it’s beholden on the President to make his case and persuade us that this proposed intervention is necessary,” Cruz said.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • TOB

    He has to help his fellow Muslims.

  • Badburro

    I suspect the rebels won’t be required to undergo a background check either.. bravo Mr Cruz. I wish we had more men of principle such as yourself in the governent (by the government and for the government apparently)

  • kent zastrow

    Maybe if I declared myself a rebel with a cause obama will want to arm me too! Step right up folks obama is looking for a few good men to arm as long as they are muslim and anti American. Thank you to those low info voters who are the takers for imposing their choice of a baffoon for President

  • Zeropoint123

    He’s so ridiculously transparent yet he’s getting away with murder ( literally)! He’s a great talker yet everything he says he does the exact opposite except for one thing… He’s gonna ” fundamentally change” our government !

  • http://shadow1776.wordpress.com shadow1776

    Common sense should tell people that Obama is a Muslim. He hosted in the White house since he has been in office, the breaking of Ramadan. Said that they will no longer offer prayers for people.. So yes he will arm his people. The Islamist ,while trying to take guns and security from Americans. It wasn’t my vote that got this guy in office.

  • Don miller

    And we wonder why things like the Boston bombing happened our government is importing terriosts to this country if that isn’t treason then someone please explain to me what is oh I just found it it’s when we the people have had enough of a corrupt government and stand up that’s what terrorism is according to this government time for talk is over people the time to take action is at hand give up or put up I choose freedom and liberty who will stand calling on all Americans unite organize and put this government in its place once and for all and put things in place so our children will never have to endure something like this in their lifetime it’s our responsibility as keepers of the constitution we were left with the task of preserving this great document and these rights when are we the people going to start doing our job times a wasting the longer we wait the better they get prepared

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  • Don miller

    That’s how this government works they play both sides so no matter the outcome they win now if you think you can trust something like that I have a white house I’ll sell you ever heard of a double agent same principal

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