By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
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The grisly scenes of death accompanying the Hamas coup in Gaza are a reminder of the dark vision that radical Islamists backed by Iran and Syria have in store for the Palestinians and Muslims throughout the Middle East. And they also should serve as a warning of what the region will look like when these Islamists perceive the United States and the West to be too weak to project power and defend their interests. Today, Hamas, which gets financial support, weapons and military training from Iran, and marching orders from Secretary-General Khaled Meshal in Damascus, has complete control of Gaza, having eliminated all vestiges of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah organization.