I received the following email communication from Senator Rand Paul regarding his opposition to arming Syrian rebels.
It read as follows:
Earlier this week, I took to the Senate floor to offer a motion to have seperate votes on funding the government and arming rebels in Syria. After the Senate Democrats objected to this request, I then outlined my opposition to arming the Syrian rebels.
If there is one theme that connects the dots in the Middle East, it is that chaos breeds terrorism. We must protect ourselves from radical Islam, but we should never, ever have armed radical Islam, and we could make it worse by arming it more today. ISIS is now a threat. Let’s get on with destroying them. But make no mistake arming Islamic rebels in Syria will only make it harder to destroy ISIS.
See video: Sen. Rand Paul argument against arming Syria rebels https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DveDwEk122Y