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

  • Treddian

    For all we know, an American bomb might kill the man who would have been Libya’s version of our George Washsington. We might kill great Libyan people who would have survived even under Kadaffi’s rule.

    I believe we’re robbing Libya of their motivation and ability to stand up to Kadaffi on their own terms.

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  • Briansgarage

    Ron Paul 2012!!!

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  • dyad2r1

    Many believe that the US has a moral duty to remove evil dictators around the world, but I believe it’s deeply immoral for our nation to murder other human beings. Ron Paul is right – and BTW, he was the only Republican congressman to vote against the war in Iraq. Perhaps that’s why FoxNews has given him the cold shoulder.

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  • sjalma14

    all of you people doggin ur own country if u dont like whats goin on get ur fatasses off of youtube and do somethin about it!

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  • tonydia

    You have my vote Mr. Paul if you run for President.

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  • uturniaphobic

    imagine Honduras imposing a no-fly-zone over the US. see? you just can’t do these things unless you’re a war bully. I don’t want to be a part of a war bully country any more …yuck!

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  • herodotall

    The time calls for action now! Fort Leavenworth 2011! Obama City, Japan? Area Jordan 232km/sq? 1776+area jordan=2008? Chicago? Washington? Is Omizu-okuri the annual water passing festival on 3/2 in Obama City? Radiation suits? Throw lucifer and the zionist staff of enchanment out of the oval office.

    7:40

    watch?v=dIFmkT–BDk

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  • catchic0000000000000

    Ron Paul 2012!

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  • herodotall

    watch?v=WD_xwDqsUQ4

    Ibaraki Prefecture? There’s a Obama City in Japan? Area Jordan 232km/sq? Chicago? Washington? 1776+232=2008? Is Omizu-okuri the annual water passing festival 3/2? Radiation suits?

    Throw lucifer out of the oval office, zionist staff included.

    7:40 watch?v=dIFmkT–BDk

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  • herodotall

    Obama is lucifer. The natural disasters are happening because they’re still usurping.

    Japan
    Chile
    Haiti
    Eyjafjallajokull
    Brooklyn Tornado
    Oregon Tornado
    BP

    Unseal the Columbia records.

    watch?v=lVYDA5ko940

    Also have Abercrombie fetch any Hawaiian records of Obama’s birth asap. The privacy law shielding the truth on the birth certificate doesn’t apply to magic usurpers during war. The privacy law especially doesn’t apply during the end of the 13th baktun with obv magic.

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    • http://www.facebook.com/CrushingBastards Kill all NWO Elites

      Haarp cause earthquakes and a false barrack obama, CIA, or David Rockefeller used it on japan and other places to cause earthquakes. David Rockefeller and CIA killed the real Barrack Obama.

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  • palase1

    The President is a PUPPET! They all ARE!

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  • LoneWolfHacker

    Also, the cruise missiles being used my U.S. forces are being funded through the DoD through funds that are already there. There is no financial burden really. If you increase the DoD’s budget to makeup for the missiles used THEN there is a financial burden. | Usually, I agree with what Ron Paul on what he says with a few exceptions. This time is one of those exceptions.

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    • Libertarian777

      it’s called attrition replacement and is often funded as ’emergency war funding’ and thus is never included in the budget

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  • UBSCARED

    Where does the President get the authority to propose a no fly zone over Libya? Article II Sec 2 of the US Constitution. The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States. That allows him to use force when he wants. Don’t confuse use of force with a declaration of war.

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  • TLydon007

    “Where did the President get the authority to impose a No Fly Zone”

    Well, Ron, he doesn’t have the authority to “impose” one.. The UN Security Council does under its charter which the US has agreed to which is Constitutional under the Supremacy Clause..

    Now quit telling others to read the constitution and read it your damn self..

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  • LoneWolfHacker

    The UN authorized the No-Fly Zone, French started enforcing it, we are helping put the No-Fly Zone in place. Once it is in place, we will turn it over to the French. ALSO, The president has the power to MAKE war for 90 days before the President has to go to Congress. This is a Joint-International Military Operation WITH our Allies enforcing a U.N. Resolution. If a No-Fly Zone was placed over the U.S., this would happen to us as well but we would probably better defend ourselves than Libya can.

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  • miscal

    A week before the unrest began, it was the the London based National Conference of Libyan Opposition (NCLO) that called for the February 17th “Day of Rage,” not Libyans in the streets of Tripoli or Benghazi.

    The NCLO itself was created in London in 2005 by Ibrahim Sahad and his National Front for the Salvation of Libya (NFSL), which in turn has been one of the leading Libyan opposition groups since the 1980’s. The Daily Globe and Mail has reported that Sahad’s NFSL had been behind several attempted armed uprisings and assassination attempts against Qaddafi in the 1980’s, while records found in the US Library of Congress indicate Sahad’s NFSL had CIA support and training.

    Sahad himself now directs the unrest in Libya from Washington D.C. while giving interviews with the corporate owned media literally in front of the White House

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  • k2000k

    The founding fathers had every inclination that this nation would rise to be the first among many, that is precisely why they wrote the constitution the way they did. The surest way to kill a nation, other than from within, is to over extend itself in engagements and slowly bleed a nations blood and treasure on wars that have little value for the nation. You are absolutely right in stating that the world does not exist in a vacuum, and the U.S is the first military power in the world. But if the US concentrated solely on preventing wars of aggression by other nations and securing the safety of international commerce we would be in much better shape. Contrast the first Gulf war with our actions in the Balkans, Afghanistan, or many other nations we have been involved in. It was a short definitive war with defined objectives, we could have easily packed up and gone home afterwards. We didn’t, not because we couldn’t, or because it would have been irresponsible to to do so, but because our leaders felt a continued need to meddle in that regions affairs. Let us focus on our needs first, by this nation merely existing it furthers the cause of liberty. Exhausting our nation to promote liberty will only have the opposite effect in the long term.

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    • Diogenes

      To: K2000K
      1. Apply to your University for a refund for your history syudies. The Founders had no such certainty and the Constitution was a complex structure to prevent the Central Control required to be such a power. In fact, the only founder who attempted to prepare the US for a major role was Hamilton. We were 13 colonies and even the major author of the Constitution (Madison) believed that the States could secede under extreme and significant differences. That is far from a vision that we would become dominant.
      2. I agree in large with many of your other points, in fact I go even further. It was Bush Senior’s maladroitness (remember April Glaspie?) that created the believe in Saddam that he could annex Kuwait. We then became paid mercenaries serving the interests of the surrounding monarchies/sultanates. Clinton’s efforts in the Balkans were more sanguine that they should have been and prolonged the involvement. Bush Junior’s Iraq incursion may have been acceptable had it been only punitive. When it became “nation building” we essentially screwed the pooch.In recent years only Reagan brought troops home and closed bases abroad. But he had restored the military from the dangerous levels under Carter so we had once again become the country with massive capabilities with no desire to use that capability. OK. But Rep. Paul has never supported a large military. I support effecient lethality but not self-emaciation. The real problem is you never posed an answer to my question. To whom would Rep. Paul cede the power? As I recall, we lived in constant fear of Europeans attempting to dictate to us until the end of the 19th century. What is the way out of this that doesn’t put us in peril with someone else limiting our choices. China will likely get there soon enough but hastening it doesn’t seem particularly wise. “I’m tired and I wanna go home” is not a good answer even though I dislike the fix we are in as much as you do.

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  • NWsubmom

    The NWO and UN gave Obama permission.

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  • Treddian

    The pro-globalism leaders in the corporate/military/political world love to divide and conquer us using the left/right paradigm. We get so wrapped up in the complex and subjective politics that we’re blind to the overall loss of our liberty, heritage, and national identity.

    For what it’s worth, I think Bush and Obama are just different flavors of the same push for a global government.

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  • MichaelPann1

    The resolution to withdraw troops from Afghanistan Ron mentioned was forwarded by Kucinich. The vote went 321-93 against the measure. Ron said 93 voted against. I check the news for the result of this vote to deduce what Ron was trying to express, IMO, he meant to say only 93 members voted for the measure and that not one new TP freshman joined him. I love Ron a great deal for his ideas and advocacy but his extemporaneous style, which I also respect, at times mixes up the facts and figures.

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    • lg

      you’re right Michael, Ron needs to hire some professional consultants that will keep him on point and accurate in ALL of his statements to the press.

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