Ron Paul: Why Obama Is Wrong on Libya

Congressman Ron Paul, a member of the House Foreign Relations Committee and honorary chairman of Campaign for Liberty, criticized President Obama’s decision to impose a no-fly zone over Libya in a video shot earlier today.

In the video, Congressman Paul argues that:

  1. The action is an act of War.
  2. The no-fly zone is unconstitutional because Congress has not authorized it, a point Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Richard Lugar agrees with.
  3. President Obama has illegally seceded U.S. sovereignty to the United Nations.
  4. The United States cannot afford the financial burden of more military action in the Middle East.

Date: 03/18/2011

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591 Comments:

  1. Are the Chinese worried about Libya? Fuck no. They are sitting back laughing their asses off at how fucking stupid the Americans are. Spreading themselves so thin they are going to bankrupt the country and the Chinese will own us. And did Congress approve this war? Fuck no. Is your son or daughter going to get killed by an illegal action by the U.S. fucking government? You bet your ass.

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  2. the usa, trying to conquer the world with bombs 😀

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  3. These are the sort of videos that need to go viral

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  4. If the west had not intervened, possibly ALL the people in Benghazi would have been killed by Gadhaffis soldiers. Then, Libya would have been another “North-Korea”, with no diplomatic bonds to the rest of the world. And to those who claim it is because of oil: Would it not have been better to keep Gadhaffi, and support him to secure the oil? As far as i know, it was never a problem before this revolt.
    If the west had not come to help, this would have been like Rwanda, and a big mark on history

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  5. Please God , please stop this madness , US acting as a Nazy Germany in 1940 , leave those people alone , US are not global police officer – US are Global Aggressor

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  6. The UScommunists Corporation Constitution is a separate document not attached or even close to the Constitution for America
    I used to love Ron Paul until I figured out he was just damage control for the Corporation LOL’divide and conquer a fool and their fake money are soon parted along with their life.

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  7. duh ron this how comunism works,You can’t have, communism without a democracy first Obama is getting rid of the democracy because democracies never work or ever have and replacing it with the zars won’t listen to you the only way this. Is when 1 million American go down there and burn that White House to the ground communists Moto is divide and conquer the division is Democrat Republican burn it down and restore the Republic voting got us in this more voting will get us bernt.

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  8. True – the situation in Bahrain is most likely the result of a TRUE uprising. But it is being ignored by media and heavily suppressed by foreign military because the West didn’t give them permission to rebel, like in Egypt and Libya. Bold yet pointless. There’s not much you can do – but don’t be discouraged because at least you can still understand the undercurrents if you pay close enough attention and use critical thinking.

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  9. Our so called elected leaders no longer respect our constitution because the average voter doesn’t know what the constitution says. Educate yourselves and everyone you can, or this b.s. will only get worse.

    Ron Paul 2012!

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  10. Ron Paul is the only politician I trust. Obama and Bush say one thing an do the complete opposite when they get in office. Ron Paul is the same person day in, day out, year in, year out. Wake up American’s. We got a great big problem on our hands. We are represented by no on, unless you live in Ron Paul’s district.

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  11. NEW WORLD ORDER SHOULD COME INTO BEING-with attack on world business center in USA ,earth quack tsunami ,terrorist attack by Muslim fanatics to destroy by suicide bombing and driving into head of innocent to kill people of other religion and enjoy 72 virgin in heaven .UNITED NATION ARMED FORCES IS MUST FOR THE WORLD IN FACT NATO should be renamed as UNAF.A force for the humanity by the humanity and of the humanity any abnormal torture on mankind the UNAF should intervene and restore order.

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  12. 4th -11th of Aprilish obama will declare war on Lebanon. So I have heard anyway!

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  13. the president can take military action without congressional approval; he just cant declare war. what does the act of declaring war entail? maybe the creator included this clause to counter immediate foreign threats against the homeland; mobilizing congress may be too slow. the Libyan crisis does not pose any immediate threat to our soil. the constitution is not ambiguous if you know the intents of the creator and the history of constitution. but its impractical. society depend on loose intrepr

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  14. Is it possible for an anti- Ron Paul troll to have more than a double digit IQ? Guess not.

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  15. What are we going to do after we finish bombing the Libyan military? In south Lebanon the Israelis bombed the area for a month, created 750,000 civilians running for their lives and still could not beat a couple reinforced battalions of Hizbollah fighters. Libya is a huge country, most of which is controlled by pro Gaddafi forces. Who is going to take them on? The Brits and French? Us? What is the end game here? This is one of the most poorly thought out ventures ever! We are going to ruin a country and be responsible for creating huge civilian distress. No situation is so bad that foreign intervention cannot make it worse.

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  16. Ron Paul is dangerously wrong on this matter

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  17. I love you Dr.Paul. You’re my president. You’re the president any educated American would vote for. It’s so simple to test the logic and facts you offer to be true or not. God bless you. I love you and I will never give up on the foundations of America. LIKE THIS COMMENT IF YOU LOVE RON PAUL, PEACE AND AMERICA!!!

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  18. One word: Oil

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  19. i am pissed FOX conveniently cancelled the airing of the Huckabee show interviewing Ron Paul yesterday. i recorded both airings too. i would think even if they aired the special report about libya that at least on the second run they could air the original Huckabee show!

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  20. Bombing a country IS OBVIOUSLY an act of war.

    That Congress wasn’t consulted and the US goes to war on the advice of the UN Security Council and the US president’s unitary executive power is an unconstitutional outrage!

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