Ron Paul: Obama’s Next Target: Syria

by Ron Paul

War drums are beating again in Washington. This time Syria is in the crosshairs after a massacre there last week left more than 100 dead. As might be expected from an administration with an announced policy of “regime change” in Syria, the reaction was to blame only the Syrian government for the tragedy, expel Syrian diplomats from Washington, and announce that the US may attack Syria even without UN approval. Of course, the idea that the administration should follow the Constitution and seek a Declaration of War from Congress is considered even more anachronistic now than under the previous administration.

It may be the case that the Syrian military was responsible for the events last week, but recent bombings and attacks have been carried out by armed rebels with reported al-Qaeda ties. With the stakes so high, it would make sense to wait for a full investigation — unless the truth is less important than stirring up emotions in favor of a US attack.

There is ample reason to be skeptical about US government claims amplified in mainstream media reports. How many times recently have lies and exaggerations been used to push for the use of force overseas? It was not long ago that we were told Gaddafi was planning genocide for the people of Libya, and the only way to stop it was a US attack. Those claims turned out to be false, but by then the US and NATO had already bombed Libya, destroying its infrastructure, killing untold numbers of civilians, and leaving a gang of violent thugs in charge.

Likewise, we were told numerous falsehoods to increase popular support for the 2003 war on Iraq, including salacious stories of trans-Atlantic drones and WMDs. Advocates of war did not understand the complexities of Iraqi society, including its tribal and religious differences. As a result, Iraq today is a chaotic mess, with its ancient Christian population eliminated and the economy set back decades. An unnecessary war brought about by lies and manipulation never ends well.

Earlier still, we were told lies about genocide and massacres in Kosovo to pave the way for President Clinton’s bombing campaign against Yugoslavia. More than 12 years later, that region is every bit as unstable and dangerous as before the US intervention – and American troops are still there.

The story about the Syrian massacre keeps changing, which should raise suspicions. First, we were told that the killings were caused by government shelling, but then it was discovered that most were killed at close range with handgun fire and knives. No one has explained why government forces would take the time to go house to house binding the hands of the victims before shooting them, and then retreat to allow the rebels in to record the gruesome details. No one wants to ask or answer the disturbing questions, but it would be wise to ask ourselves who benefits from these stories.

We have seen media reports over the past several weeks that the Obama administration is providing direct “non-lethal” assistance to the rebels in Syria while facilitating the transfer of weapons from other Gulf States. This semi-covert assistance to rebels we don’t know much about threatens to become overt intervention. Last week Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said about Syria, “I think the military option should be considered.” And here all along I thought it was up to Congress to decide when we go to war, not the generals.

We are on a fast track to war against Syria. It is time to put on the brakes.

  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=NlSH89 NlSH89

    Well you are wrong about ron paul, hes different, go watch the debates.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=pjones4491 pjones4491

    you sure they not gonna be brought off?? the globalist despise the 2 because they need to cause confusion. its very funny you think im a troll instead of King0200Joe because all hes doing is calling me a nigger. I guess we all don’t have a life since we all on youtube commenting on each other. I also guess that people dont know how to tell who really is a troll i mean theres a dude thats calling me a nigger and me whos spitting knowledge, and you think im the troll. *headdesk*

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=orangeblood307 orangeblood307

    Neither Ron or Rand Paul can be controlled… That’s why globalist’s despise them.

    And I would quit feeding the troll: King0200Joe if I were you. He clearly has no life.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=pjones4491 pjones4491

    I am awoke. you need to wake up to the fact that no politicians will ever grant us freedom we need to get this freedom ourselves and not relying on politicians.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=NlSH89 NlSH89

    fucking wake up, go watch his speeches for the last 20 years, he’s the only one speaking the whole truth

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=FletcherProuty Fletcher Prouty

    We should start thinking what are we going to do with the Traitors once Ron Paul takes office.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=pjones4491 pjones4491

    XD im black yes. i haven’t killed my family tho. why would i do that??? i love my family. its amazing how you paul supporters like the make up shit out your own ass just to feel good about your self. can call me a nigger all you want because it only makes you looked stupid and retarded.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=pjones4491 pjones4491

    Ignore the pure part thats was meant for the other dude

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=King0200Joe King0200Joe

    it means you’re a pure nigger you fucking idiot. you have to be killed with your moma an your papa and your school and the people who put the school there, and your brother and your sistser and everyone in your community.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=pjones4491 pjones4491

    How would know that by looking at people comments???

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=pjones4491 pjones4491

    What you mean that everyone can see im pure??? the media ignore him to confuse the american people.

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    NORMAL NWO TACTICS

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=orangeblood307 orangeblood307

    You’re half right. But, you’re completely wrong where you think Ron Paul is controlled. He will never be allowed to be President because he would go against the status quo & bring big changes. Why do you think the controlled media ignores him?

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    • Gar

      Ron Paul is big chance for USA and for the rest of the world. He says with sanity and with sense. He has good plans. He is the only chance for USA and for many another countries.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=King0200Joe King0200Joe

    i think now everyone can see, you pure.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=pjones4491 pjones4491

    You’re retarded dude. Im not even black. supporters like you are the ones that make Ron Paul look bad sir i mean reall bad.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=King0200Joe King0200Joe

    niggers come in all colors. it’s you. pure evil. You die. Evil.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=pjones4491 pjones4491

    what does black people have to do with ron paul??

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=King0200Joe King0200Joe

    ..will do the right thing. The reward comes. As soon as this guy dies.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=King0200Joe King0200Joe

    Kill the niggers when you find them Here is one. A bullet in the right place will the right thing.

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