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Syrian Rebels Fret Over Trump’s Planned Syria Overhaul

President-elect Donald Trump is planning a major overhaul to US policy in Syria, and that’s got the putative “moderate” rebels that have been getting US funds and weapons fretting, as the CIA program responsible for smuggling that gear in is set to be cancelled.

The CIA has been eager to regularly increase the amount of weapons provided to the rebels, and has sought to shift the focus of US policy in Syria toward imposing regime change, and to dial down efforts to go after ISIS. Trump campaigned on the oppose, moving away from the regime change efforts and focusing on fighting ISIS.
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Ron Paul: The Two-Party System is 'Horrible'

While Ron Paul has run for president twice, as well as served in the United States House of Representatives, as a Republican, he is far from a lockstep follower of that party or even a devotee of the “two-party system.” Indeed, Paul is quoted in a Sunday Victoria Advocate article as calling the two-party system “horrible” and speaking favorably of people voting “their conscience instead of Republican or Democratic."

Paul in 1988 ran as the Libertarian Party presidential nominee. In 2008, after competing in the Republican presidential primary, Paul held a press conference at which he promoted the fact that several third party candidates, three of whom joined him at the press conference, had announced their agreement with a list of principles Paul saw as important for America. These principles related to actions including ending US military intervention, protecting privacy, limiting presidential power, stopping the growth of the national debt, and auditing the Federal Reserve.
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