Rand Paul gave a speech to the Heritage Foundation in which he questioned whether it is wise to arm the Syrian opposition.
“Perhaps we might want to ask the opinion of the 1 million Christians in Syria, many of whom fled Iraq after our Shiite allies were installed,” Paul said. “Perhaps we might want to ask ‘will the Syrian rebels respect the rights of Christians and other ethnic minorities.”
He also had concerns about the Muslim Brotherhood’s power in the new Egyptian government.
“Out of the Arab Spring, new nations have emerged,” Paul said. “While discussion of Iran dominates world affairs, I think we should have more discussion on whether we continue to send aid to countries that are hostile to Israel and the United States. I think it is unwise to send more M1 tanks and F16 vipers to Egypt.”
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