Under the joint operation that U.S. and Turkish leaders agreed in principle in July, the ground operation on Syrian soil against Islamic State militants would be spearheaded by ... rebel groups made up of Syrian Arab and Turkmen fighters
But ... many of the rebel groups whom Turkey and the U.S. were counting on to take part in the ground offensive have moved south to help defend the rebel stronghold of Aleppo against the Assad regime’s new Russia-backed offensive.
Also in the article, Obama is urging Turkey to seal their border when he refuses to seal our own border, heh.
“Senator Rubio emphatically supported Hillary Clinton in toppling [Muammar] Qaddafi in Libya. I think that made no sense,” Cruz told Bloomberg Politics in a wide-ranging and exclusive interview during a campaign swing through Iowa ...
“If you look at President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and for that matter some of the more aggressive Washington neo-cons, they have consistently mis-perceived the threat of radical Islamic terrorism and have advocated military adventurism that has had the effect of benefiting radical Islamic terrorists,” he said.
The Rubio campaign's response was to criticize Cruz for "gutting" the USA Patriot act.
Whether or not the USA "Freedom" act should have passed depends on what one thinks would have happened had it failed. Personally, I think that the straight renewal failed largely because the Senate leadership made some bad assumptions and was blindsided by the vote. I therefore think that if the USA "Freedom" act had failed, the Leadership would have been able to corral enough votes to pass a straight "Patriot" act renewal on the second attempt. I strongly suspect that getting the initial "Patriot" vote to fail was a big part of why Cruz pushed the "Freedom" act, because its having been presented as an alternative gave Senators more freedom to vote against the "Patriot" act on the first go around.
I don't believe Cruz is shifting on foreign policy at all. At most, he is emphasizing foreign policy stances that he's always had, to draw a contrast with Rubio and illustrate just how much of a neocon Rubio is.
“I believe in the Constitution. I’ve spent my whole life fighting to defend the Bill of Rights and the Constitution, and the federal government has no right to be seizing, collecting and holding the phone metadata of hundreds of millions of law-abiding citizens,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said at a tele-forum hosted by the Washington Examiner this month.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who is seen as Cruz’s main competition aside from the "outsider" candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson, has been especially critical of Cruz’s vote.
“There are members of the Republican Party — that includes Sen. Cruz and Sen. Paul, who have argued that somehow the government is out there spying on everybody, so we need to gut these programs,” Rubio said in an interview with Fox News this week.
“That isn't true. … If you have voted to harm those programs and undermine those programs then we need to have a debate about that, because it is a very different view of what the government's role should be in our national security.”
[W]e are often told by journalists that the science is “settled” and there is no debate. But scientists disagree: They say there is great uncertainty, and they reflected this uncertainty in their fifth and latest assessment for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It projects that temperatures are likely to be anything from 1.5 to 4.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 to 8.1 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer by the latter part of the century—that is, anything from mildly beneficial to significantly harmful.
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