Quotes From Glenn Beck, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Sarah Palin And Rush Limbaugh About War With Syria

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Sarah PalinRight now, top conservatives such as Glenn Beck, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and Matt Drudge are all trying to warn us about the foolishness of the Obama administration’s rush to go to war with Syria.  Many prominent conservatives are absolutely disgusted that the U.S. military would be fighting on the side of al-Qaeda if we intervene in Syria, and some of them are even warning that striking Syria could lead to World War III.  Over the past couple of decades, conservatives have generally been the most eager to support going to war, but this time is very different.  This time, many of the most well-known conservatives are urging us to stay out of Syria.  The following are 12 quotes from some of the top conservative voices in the country about the upcoming war in Syria that should send a chill down your spine…


#1 Glenn Beck

“This is World War III in the making.”

#2 Ted Cruz

“Of nine major rebel groups, seven of them may well have some significant ties to Al Qaeda. And if Assad is toppled and replaced by a radical Islamist regime, what would be truly dangerous for the United States–for our allies like Israel and Jordan–is for a radical Islamist government to seize control of [the] chemical weapons and to deploy them, against us or our allies.”

#3 Rand Paul

“I think the war may escalate out of control. And then we have to ask ourselves who is on America’s side over there? If the rebels win, will they be American allies?”

#4 Sarah Palin

“We have no clear mission in Syria. There’s no explanation of what vital American interests are at stake there today amidst yet another centuries-old internal struggle between violent radical Islamists and a murderous dictatorial regime, and we have no business getting involved anywhere without one. And where’s the legal consent of the people’s representatives? Our allies in Britain have already spoken. They just said no. The American people overwhelmingly agree, and the wisdom of the people must be heeded.”

#5 Pat Buchanan

We are told Obama intends to hit Syria with cruise missiles for just a few days to punish Assad and deter any future use of gas, not to topple his regime. After a few hundred missiles and a thousand dead Syrians, presumably, we call it off.

Excuse me, but as Casey Stengel said, “Can’t anybody here play this game?”

Nations that start wars and attack countries, as Gen. Tojo and Adm. Yamamoto can testify, do not get to decide how wide the war gets, how long it goes on or how it ends.

If the United States attacks Damascus and Syria’s command and control, under the rules of war Syria would be within its rights to strike Washington, the Pentagon and U.S. bases all across the Middle East.

#6 Dr. Jerome Corsi

“Risking a confrontation with Russia and possibly China is quite frightening and would become one of the most serious moments in U.S. history.”

#7 Sean Hannity

“You can almost see this precipitating it, if in fact the U.S. strikes and Iran gets involved and Syria gets involved, and you’re going to see countries very quickly go down the middle and start taking sides. It has the potential to powder keg.”

#8 Ron Paul

“Why don’t we ask about the Al Qaeda? Why are we on the side of the Al Qaeda right now?”

#9 Mike Huckabee

“Nobody, nobody can claim that Syria is about to drop one [a bomb] on the U.S.”

#10 Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh today raised the possibility that Syrian rebels were responsible for using chemical weapons on their own people – not President Bashar al-Assad.

Limbaugh said he based the theory on emails he received from friends over the weekend, both of whom “have lived in the Middle East” and “claim to know Bashar.”


Limbaugh told listeners he was prepared to brush his friends’ opinions aside until he read an article by Yossef Bodansky, former director of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, which claims that the chemical weapons attack was carried out by al Qaida terrorists posing as Syrian rebels – and that the U.S. may have had foreknowledge of the attack.

Limbaugh read the first two paragraphs of Bodansky’s World Tribune article on the air:

“There is a growing volume of new evidence from numerous sources in the Middle East – mostly affiliated with the Syrian opposition and its sponsors and supporters – which makes a very strong case, based on solid circumstantial evidence, that the Aug. 21 chemical strike in the Damascus suburbs was indeed a premeditated provocation by the Syrian opposition.

“The extent of U.S. foreknowledge of this provocation needs further investigation because available data puts the ‘horror’ of the Barack Obama White House in a different and disturbing light.”

In other words, Limbaugh explained, “Al Qaida was setting off chemical weapons on their own people … to create the situation where we take Bashir out for them because they can’t do it themselves.”

#11 Walid Shoebat

“If Bodansky’s claims are correct, they will make Gavlak’s story pale in comparison. It will also mean that Barack Obama and any member of Congress who votes to attack Syria will be complicit in war crimes.”

#12 Matt Drudge

“Why would anyone vote Republican?” Drudge tweeted. “Please give reason. Raised taxes; marching us off to war again; approved more NSA snooping. WHO ARE THEY?!”

The tweet came after another that was also critical of the GOP. “It’s now Authoritarian vs. Libertarian,” Drudge wrote. “Since Democrats vs. Republicans has been obliterated, no real difference between parties.”

Speaking of Drudge, the Drudge report just conducted a poll about war with Syria that received more than half a million responses.  It asked the following question…


The results were absolutely jaw-dropping…

Yes: 8.6%

No: 91.4%

Two other more “scientific” polls that were released on Tuesday also showed that the American people are overwhelmingly against attacking Syria

Nearly six in 10 Americans are opposed to using military action as a response to the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons in the nation’s bloody civil war, according to a Washington Post/ABC News poll released Tuesday. A Pew Research Center poll, also released Tuesday afternoon, found that 48% of adults are against military strikes while 29% say they are in favor.

So you would think that deciding what to do should be a slam dunk for the Republican leadership in Congress, right?


Speaker of the House John Boehner has decided to fully support Barack Obama’s plan to attack Syria.

Not that Obama is going to listen to Congress anyway.  In fact, over the weekend Secretary of State John Kerry repeatedly stated that Obama can strike Syria no matter what Congress decides

On three national television programs on Sunday, Secretary of State John Kerry repeated an argument President Barack Obama had made on Saturday when Obama announced that he wanted Congress to authorize him to use military force in Syria.

The president does not need authorization from Congress to initiate acts of war, Kerry said.

“He has the right to do that no matter what Congress does,” Kerry said on CNN’s “State of the Union. “That is his right and he asserted that in his comments yesterday.”

What in the world is happening to America?

Is there any hope for us?

Fortunately, some Americans are choosing to stand up and be heard.  For example, former anti-war protestor John Kerry is finally getting a taste of his own medicine for once

On Sunday, anti-war protestors protested the anti-war protestor, and with that, as Shakespeare once said, “the wheel is come full circle.”

In the aftermath of Secretary of State John Kerry making a forceful case on Friday for U.S. military intervention in Syria, protesters assembled outside his townhouse on Beacon Hill.

Yes, the Vietnam veteran who became a leading anti-war activist after serving is now advocating for war.

According to Twitter users, as Twitchy reported, protesters pounded on Kerry’s front door and windows, but he wasn’t home. Of course, past precedent tells us if there is a crisis at hand, Kerry’s likely to be found aboard his 76-foot yacht, the “Isabel.”

In the end, the upcoming war with Syria is going to deeply affect all of us.

What the American people want is exceedingly clear.  Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress should listen to us.

Unfortunately, they have made it very clear that they don’t care what we think, and we are all going to end up paying the price for their foolishness.

Rand Paul

  • Richard

    As I keep saying over and over again: GET OUT OF AMERICA. NOW. LEAVE. TAKE YOUR THINGS AND GO. That country is a loose cannon. It wants war at any cost and for any absurd pretext. It is THE MOST DANGEROUS COUNTRY EVER TO GRACE THE PLANET IN HISTORY. AMERICA CANNOT WIN THIS. THEY WILL NOT WIN. THE COUNTRY WILL BE DEVASTATED AND TENS OF MILLIONS OF AMERICANS WILL DIE IN NUCLEAR CONFLICT. Please! Waste no more time. Go – while the going is still good.

    Thank you, Michael, for a superb article.

    • Tim

      And where do you suggest they go?

      • Richard

        There are plenty of countries which have not signed up to this madness and which refuse to get caught up in the United States’s hegemony. If yours is a serious question, go do your own homework. Start with Sri Lanka, a beautiful island to the south of India where they speak English (ex British colony), have just a concluded a 30-year civil war… meaning they have no interest in joining anyone else’s conflict, a society at the beginning of the process of regeneration, happy to receive immigrants. You will be very welcome there. Want a first-world country? Plenty of them, too.

        • A Dodgy Bloke

          Look up Nuclear Winter. A couple of things nobody is looking at in regards to nuclear war. One is refugees not everybody is going to be fried those that survive will be looking to get out of Dodge. Second is disease radiation sickness will be one of number of health issues you will have to deal with sanitation is going to eventually collapse globally. Not everywhere at once, but drugs and water filters are not made in many of these places, and if they are the raw materials will be increasingly hard to get ahold of. Third is famine non GMO seeds will be worth their weight in gold any large nuclear conflict will affect the environment, radiation doesn’t know borders and any fish or wild game will bound to be hot. I don’t think this is going to go nuclear. But everybody will be affected by a large nuclear conflict don’t kid yourself.

          • Richard

            I see. How many people in the U.S. died as a result of Hiroshima or Nagasaki? It’s ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS the same thing, isn’t it? Criticise the United States, suggest moving away… and the goons will ALWAYS come in and tell you, “well, OK, if things are going to be bad in the United States, they are AUTOMATICALLY going to be as bad … or FAR worse… everywhere else. You people are hopeless. You just cannot get away from the “America, The Exceptional Paradise’ syndrome, can you? The fact is, America is a hellish dump peopled by overweight, moronic, ignorant, bullying slobs who are the ultimate danger to humanity. Nothing and nowhere could be worse for continued existence on Planet Earth.

          • A Dodgy Bloke

            I’m using reason and science and history. Your using emotion, and a hatred of people you disagree with. Nuclear war is nothing to screw around with, most people on this planet would be dead within five years. Either of predation, starvation, thrust, radiation sickness, or illness. Look at Europe after WWII spread that to America Russia and most of Western Europe. Add to that nobody riding to the rescue fallout all over the place, fire storms raging in most major cities. That’s just the opening act. If you can’t deal with that it’s your issue. Just pray those things stay in their bunkers or silos.

          • Richard

            Oh yeah? ‘Reason, science, history’, huh? Are we perhaps being a little selective here? We have history on my side. And that happens to include science. “Pray those things stay in bunkers…” So you forgot to add ‘religion’ to your personal menu. Religious belief hasn’t been very helpful to your case historically, now, has it? Sorry, I doubt that ‘praying’ is going to cut the mustard, my friend…

          • Mikhail

            Better yet…..ship the blood sacrificing “dual citizenship” TRAITORS to their blood sacrficing “homeland” that we pay so much taxpayer money to support (and fight their enemies for them)……and America will return to nomral.

      • 2Gary2

        they can go crazy and fit in with the tea party dolts.

      • seth datta

        There is nowhere to go that will not be affected. It is all about a matter of degree. I honestly would have thought countries on the edge of the Anglosphere (Aus,NZ,Canada) would fare relatively better than US and Europe in coming decades. UK is finished. France may also well be finished. I do believe America has a fighting chance and that the principles she was founded on make her worth fighting for.

        • Richard

          “There is nowhere to go that will not be affected”. You don’t know that. It’s the only argument you have in favour of staying in the United States – what you call “she” and “her” in your affected fashion. Your last sentence is just gibberish. The non-sequitur in that comment defies analysis, comment or even cursory consideration. You are so blinded by bias in favour of “her” and so suffused with the heroic mythos of America that you are unable to grasp the fact that your country has been reduced to an absurd construct in the eyes of the international community. Yes, the UK is finished. So is America. Live with it.

          • seth datta

            My country is the UK. Your assessment is not wrong, but i do differ on one issue; I think everywhere will be affected. I hope you are right, though.

    • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

      You are welcome. :)


    • Carlos Danger

      How long until the nuclear mushroom cloud floats over your country?

  • DJohn1

    Now is the time for those 300 congress people that voted away our constitution for security to step forward and vote for War!
    Jesus once said that you will know them by their actions.
    Not quite in those words but that was the meaning.
    This is the true meaning of a one party government instead of a two party system.
    So now we get to see the Congress do the sidestep. This is more entertaining than watching the people going in and out of WalMart!
    This Congressional vote will take about 2 weeks. At least I think it will. That means that Syria has two weeks to get ready for anything that is thrown at them.
    If Syria has gone to bed with Russia and China then they have already lost even if they win. Both devils will want their pound of blood afterwards. Neither are very forgiving.
    What if they held a war and no one came?
    I think we should get all the Christians out of there that we can before the big party begins. Spend the money to give them homes someplace a lot safer than where they are now. Those kind of illegal immigrants I can stomach.
    We have an excellent opportunity to sit back and let it all happen by doing nothing.

    I think the entire country will fall apart in about 2 months if given the opportunity.
    Rather we should spend the war money on helping our own people here. Spend the money getting our population back into being employed with good jobs.
    Spend the money to economically out compete the Chinese and give our people the jobs making retail goods. We really do not need the Chinese.
    I think the Russians should take our place as their parasitic hosts. Remember that when they want to take up arms against us.

  • charlestonvoice

    Too many neocons in that mix to trust it.

    • El Pollo de Oro

      Excellent point! Some of the neocons on that list are the same people who cheered the imperialist war in Iraq (one of the worst foreign policy blunders in the country’s history) and demonized Ron Paul for his opposition to neocon imperialism. Limbaugh and Hannity are as anti-libertarian as it gets.

      Of course, there are many neocons criticizing Barack “Goldman Sachs” Obama for being “indecisive” on Syria (Jonah Goldberg, Max Boot, Bill Kristol, Lizzy “Borden” Cheney, John McCain) and think he has waited too long to start bombing. You gotta love it: Mr. Goldman Sachs is about to do something that could start WWIII, and neocons think he isn’t aggressive enough.

  • Richard

    Republican Congressional leaders on Tuesday came out
    strongly in support of President Barack Obama’s proposed military strike on Syria. The administration has announced that Obama will snub Putin and not meet with him during the G20 conference in St. Petersburg this week. Obama will take additional steps to publicly embarrass Putin by meeting with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights activists while in Russia. The Americans just can’t wait to attack, can they? And the worst part is that of all the 91% of those who claim they don’t want America to invade Syria, huge swaths will whip round and support the attacks once they are in motion… just like Iraq. The word ‘grave’ does not begin to do justice in describing the present situation. America is truly a hideous nation of thugs and monsters.

    • El Pollo de Oro

      “I don’t think people realize just how evil and what
      an abomination our country has become.”—Alex Jones

      “We’re sandwiched between authoritarian government and street thugs.”—Alex Jones

      “The police are now as dangerous to citizens as criminals and far more dangerous than terrorists.” — Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

  • uh-huh

    Last time I heard, helping Al-Qaeda violates the Patriot Act (as they are a terrorist organization) and anybody who helps a terrorist organization can be held indefinitely without a trial…is there enough room in jail for all the senators and congressmen who vote to help Al-Qaeda?

    Then we can move onto a charge of Treason for aiding and abetting a sworn enemy of America (Al-Qaeda):

    “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony
    of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.”

  • krinks

    Being a Democrat means never having to say you’re sorry and never having to admit error. You have the whole of the Gov’t Media Complex at your disposal to justify and explain away anything you might do or have done. Hence Obama can do as he sees fit and none of these quotes means a thing.

    • Gay Veteran

      while I detest Obama, I don’t recall Bush ever saying he was sorry or admit to an error in his war of aggression against Iraq

    • 2Gary2

      the media has a conservative bias, not a liberal bias.

      • krinks

        You couldn’t possibly be dumb enough to believe that.

        • 2Gary2

          you can’t possible be dumb enough to believe there is even remotely a liberal bias. Am hate radio is filled with conservative trash talkers and fox news…

          • krinks

            Every media outlet other that Faux News are little more then cheerleaders for Obama and the Demonrat party. If that doesn’t scream liberal to you, are are a liar or a moron.

  • McCainisdrunk

    Since when does Congress listen to the desires of the people it represents?

  • Carlos Danger

    Kerry: Arabs will pick up the tab. No cost, no casualties.

    • Gay Veteran

      LOL, and Iraq would pay for itself, I tells ya

  • El Pollo de Oro

    One anti-imperialist, anti-empire libertarian/paleoconservative I highly recommend reading is Justin Raimondo of AntiWar.com. That site has been a consistent opponent of imperialism under the Bush and Obama regimes. Other writers for AntiWar.com include Dr. Paul Craig Roberts and Patrick Buchanan. AntiWar.com is Bill Kristol’s worst nightmare: a right-wing website with an anti-imperialist agenda.

    The Banana Republic of America cannot afford any more imperialist wars. We’re tapped out, our deficit is through the roof, and our currency is being debased.

    • El Pollo de Oro

      I should add that while Buchanan is NOT a libertarian (unlike most of the people at AntiWar.com), he is definitely a paleoconservative with an anti-imperialist agenda.

      Another anti-imperialist on the right is Alex Jones.

  • Jim Davis

    Where were all of these Republicans when we were bombing Iraq for no damned reason? Only Ron Paul was against that insanity. I especially remember Limbaugh and Beck cheering on the mass murder of Iraqis. Complete frauds both.

    • El Pollo de Oro

      Jim Davis: You’re absolutely right. Pillhead Limbaugh and Beck applauded the neocon bloodlust in Iraq and were extremely critical of Ron Paul for his anti-imperialist position. Same goes for Hannity, who absolutely hates Ron Paul and is still a major Bushbot.

      Alex Jones and AntiWar’s Justin Raimondo are two other right-wing libertarian/paleoconservatives who opposed the BRA’s slaughter in Iraq and warned us that neocons aren’t really neo-conservatives. They’re neo-fascists.

  • 2Gary2

    talk about a line up of looney’s. Michael–you could not get less creditable sources if you tried.

  • 2Gary2

    John Kerry looks like a corpse

  • A Dodgy Bloke

    I really don’t understand this. First how many of these same people bought and supported George Bush’s “Freedom Agenda” in Iraq? How is that working out? The same people who condemned George Bush and his adventure in Iraq and Afghanistan? Are now saying we need to attack Syria. BTW were is that Peace Movement?
    There are a couple of angles that nobody is looking at. The Russians are sending war ships and sending weapons to Syria. Everybody and his yellow dog in the Syrian Military knows an attack is coming. Do you think these guys are sitting around waiting around or are they preparing? Not just for an attack but for a counter attack. These guys have a lot resources to draw on how this is going to go down. They have the Iranian Military who I have no doubt have studied our weapons and methods, in preparation for their own defense. Iraq Shia who had to live though several of our attacks and one invasion, and the Russians who will no doubt add their own suggestions as well as giving the Syrians as much warning warning as possible.
    You have a White House that is frankly clueless, and a DOD who way to sure of it’s self. Add this to the above and this has the makings of a first class train wreck.

  • Scott Wylie

    Man Sarah Palin’s HOT! WHEW!

    • Cornelius Croid

      I wanna win wuz da lass time she rode a thick black snake fo reels …..

  • Sandbagger

    What is up with Rand’s pic at the end of this?

    Try this pic of the “Nobel Torsion Message over Norway”!


  • andywade

    I just watched “Three Kings”. We in the West spent over 20 years bombing and occupying Iraq. At the end of it we have people living in shanties and eating food parcels while Iraq is a bloody, terrorist-ridden nightmare. What’s going to happen after 20 years of war against Syria? Starvation? While Syria’s reduced to, what – a crater?

  • SantosGarcia

    This MUST be avoided! There is some evidence that the rebels are culpable, rather than Assad- who has said it would be lunacy for him to use chemical weapons… since the civil war has been going in his favor, and he ‘heard’ the clear “Red Line” decree that was made some time ago. I believe that both sides are beyond evil- but if America is going to put our stained reputation on the line, let it be for truth rather than fabrication. We are already under Divine Judgment, and on collision course with GOD! EVIDENCE? Read it and weep, then Fast and PRAY for our wayward nation: http://zionsgate.wordpress.com/2013/07/17/america-on-a-collision-course-with-god-yhvh/

    Kingdom Blessings, always in Christ ~Santos

  • Pauly

    I can’t stand looking at Palin. New article please, one more before we all die.

  • JR

    Remember the old “we had to destroy the village to save it” mantra from Vietnam? That was proven never to have been said, but is sure appears the President Obama now is using this as his official, new policy in Syria.

    What’s next? Nancy Pelosi to introduce her adjunct Syria doctrine, “We have to destroy the country to find out what’s in it?”