Monday, April 27, 2015

Rand Paul Defends Obama's Use of Drones

Adam Weinstein captures well the disgusting Rand support of the drone activities of the Empire:
Rand Paul, the great white hope, presumed enemy of extrajudicial killings from the air, shocked and disappointed his libertarian disciples today by embracing drone warfare and defending President Obama’s use of flying death machines to immolate two hostages held by Al Qaeda.

The Republican senator, who earlier this year vowed that he would shoot a drone over his old Kentucky home with a shotgun, once made his bones with a 13-hour Senate filibuster of drone warfare in which he took an unequivocal stand for the constitutional rights of Americans not to be fried with a missile from an R/C doohickey...

Discussing the White House’s somewhat shady admission last week that two January drone strikes had inadvertently killed American hostage Warren Weinstein, Italian hostage Giovanni Lo Porto, and two American citizens accused of supporting Al Qaeda, Paul told Fox News Monday the attacks were a “difficult situation” and defended the president’s use of slightly discriminate fire from above to kill whoever:
“There is a valuable use for drones and as much as I’m seen as an opponent of drones, in military and warfare, they do have some value,” Paul said on Fox News’s “Fox and Friends.”
“I’ve been an opponent of using drones about people not in combat, however if you are holding hostages, you kind of are involved in combat.”
You see, we had to kill whoever was in that hut, because they were probably in possession of the hostages we had no idea were in that hut. That’s strategic logic, people! Presidential strategic logic. Right? Right?


  1. Rand Paul has a grifters morality for what ever works at the moment, and at this moment he must project the efficacy of shedding blood in the name of state security.

  2. "shocked and disappointed his libertarian disciples"

    There's a certain irony in the fact that Rand said "They thought all along that they could call me a libertarian and hang that label around my neck like an albatross, but I'm not a libertarian," yet we ACTUAL libertarians get to hear/read day in and day out from the MSM that Rand is a libertarian.

    So who is it that has the albatross around their neck? Libertarians or Rand?

    It seems to me that Rand has become the albatross around our necks.

    1. "Rand has become the albatross around our necks." Doesn't that sum it up. :(

    2. I am afraid that he was always meant to be an albatross around our necks.

    3. It's just what statists want too, to make Rand the face of libertarianism