Ron Paul to Warmongers: Leave Syria Alone!

Ron Paul: Plans, rumors, and war propaganda for attacking Syria and deposing Assad have been around for many months.

This past week however, it was reported that the Pentagon indeed has finalized plans to do just that. In my opinion, all the evidence to justify this attack is bogus. It is no more credible than the pretext given for the 2003 invasion of Iraq or the 2011 attack on Libya.

The total waste of those wars should cause us to pause before this all-out effort at occupation and regime change is initiated against Syria.

There are no national security concerns that require such a foolish escalation of violence in the Middle East. There should be no doubt that our security interests are best served by completely staying out of the internal strife now raging in Syria.

We are already too much involved in supporting the forces within Syria anxious to overthrow the current government. Without outside interference, the strife—now characterized as a civil war—would likely be non-existent.

Whether or not we attack yet another country, occupying it and setting up a new regime that we hope we can control poses a serious Constitutional question: From where does a president get such authority?

Since World War II the proper authority to go to war has been ignored. It has been replaced by international entities like the United Nations and NATO, or the President himself, while ignoring the Congress. And sadly, the people don’t object.

Our recent presidents explicitly maintain that the authority to go to war is not the U.S. Congress. This has been the case since 1950 when we were taken into war in Korea under UN Resolution and without Congressional approval.

And once again, we are about to engage in military action against Syria and at the same time irresponsibly reactivating the Cold War with Russia. We’re now engaged in a game of “chicken” with Russia which presents a much greater threat to our security than does Syria.

How would we tolerate Russia in Mexico demanding a humanitarian solution to the violence on the U.S.-Mexican border? We would consider that a legitimate concern for us. But, for us to be engaged in Syria, where the Russian have a legal naval base, is equivalent to the Russians being in our backyard in Mexico.

We are hypocritical when we condemn Russian for protecting their neighborhood interests for exactly what we have been doing ourselves, thousands of miles away from our shores. There’s no benefit for us to be picking sides, secretly providing assistance and encouraging civil strife in an effort to effect regime change in Syria.

Falsely charging the Russians with supplying military helicopters to Assad is an unnecessary provocation. Falsely blaming the Assad government for a so-called massacre perpetrated by a violent warring rebel faction is nothing more than war propaganda.

Most knowledgeable people now recognize that the planned war against Syria is merely the next step to take on the Iranian government, something the neo-cons openly admit.

Controlling Iranian oil, just as we have done in Saudi Arabia and are attempting to do in Iraq, is the real goal of the neo-conservatives who have been in charge of our foreign policy for the past couple of decades.

War is inevitable without a significant change in our foreign policy, and soon. Disagreements between our two political parties are minor. Both agree the sequestration of any war funds must be canceled. Neither side wants to abandon our aggressive and growing presence in the Middle East and South Asia.

This crisis building can easily get out of control and become a much bigger war than just another routine occupation and regime change that the American people have grown to accept or ignore.

It’s time the United States tried a policy of diplomacy, seeking peace, trade, and friendship. We must abandon our military effort to promote and secure an American empire.

Besides, we’re broke, we can’t afford it, and worst of all, we’re fulfilling the strategy laid out by Osama bin Laden whose goal had always been to bog us down in the Middle East and bring on our bankruptcy here at home.

It’s time to bring our troops home and establish a non-interventionist foreign policy, which is the only road to peace and prosperity.

This week I am introducing legislation to prohibit the Administration, absent a declaration of war by Congress, from supporting — directly or indirectly — any military or paramilitary operations in Syria. I hope my colleagues will join me in this effort.

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  • Amen. If you don’t back this guy you’re fucking retarded.

  • I’m an Atheist, i want this guy to be elected so bad.

  • because ron paul is self righteous thats why. this video is the smoking gun and hopfully the final nail in his coffin. WHAT IF HES WRONG? how many more times do i need to say this what if the children did need? help ron paul doesn’t know the truth about syria he hasn’t been there and only a fool in government would share intel with ron because the last time clinton did that he called the anti terrorism branch criminals in congress when they were fighting al qaeda PRIOR 9/11. ron is toooooo soft

  • but what if hes wrong? shouldn’t ron appreciate that like a man before accusing the establishment of something they haven’t even done yet? this isnt about war this its about liberating innocent people from a human rights nightmare. homs is being shelled indiscriminately by the regime a blind person can see that this murder so you would think ron paul would be sat on the fence but no hes purporting this as propoganda. i couldn’t live with that, you can only tell the truth the way you see it.

  • Don’t let anyone push you around comment – youtube v=cOHlN5JWsw8

    NO WAY on CNN comment – youtube v=hNf_TvBJhhg

    They can both be found on the dailypaul. It is best to remember who Ron Paul is and you won’t get confused. I didn’t need to see those videos to know what he would say. There is no mystery about him, and he is consistent.

    When you see the sun rise, you know it is morning.

  • i sympathize with paulbots because you think your doing it for the right reason but what happens if assad was and guilty video evidence emerges confirming his child killings? then ron paul was wrong and it isnt the first time hes been wrong he was wrong about al qeada prior 9\11 ron paul, good morals but he should use caution before he opens his mouth for the simple fact he could be wrong. he knows this but his paycheck and self rightousness is more important

  • His words are wasted on Congress, and that’s the point:

    He is not talking to them, he is talking to YOU and ME.

    Why does that make him a douche.

  • if ron paul doesn’t think regime change is appropriate then he should leave it at that, im sure the establishment are well aware the financial cost and china, russia are allied with syria im sure these are the same reasons why the president has hesitated. nobody has done anything yet so why does ron paul need to galvanize the same point and terms by calling the facts and intel also propoganda? there isnt any need to do that its congress not a fucking alex jones interview. rons a douche sometimes

  • What I don’t understand is: ” Why does Ron have to be in Congress explaining this to them?” He is only one man that has stood up for us for 30 years. Yet he is considered and idiot by many who believe the opposite!

  • Long live Dr Ron Paul, a true hero! Humanity loves you. Humanity will remember your good works.

  • rand isnt ron, just because you are raised by someone doesnt mean you will be like them, rand is a 49 years old, do you actually think that rand is gonna obey his dad now?

  • Every U.S president have destroyed one nation,Obama last year have destroyed Libya,i am afraid that if Romney will become a president he we will do the same thing and will send the world in to the hell in nuclear world war 3,Syria+Iran=RussiaChina.

  • Any attack on Syria would create a civil war not help,America can help Syria if they stop to finance terrorist Wahhabis,Syria is a country with 23 million people with Multiethnic society is not like Libya with 6 million people even murder are happening even now and the countries is totally destroyed by NATO and 100,000 people are killed,any attack on Syria is an attack on Russia and China because Syria is an ally of Russia,and this means Nuclear ww3.
    U.S should support Assad democratic reforms.

  • See this channel SyriaTruthNetworkEN,terrorists Wahhabis Al CIAda financed by US ,Qatar,Saudi Arabia are killing civilians in Syria every day,from 11,000 dead since the last year,terrorists have killed 3,000 Christian 4,000 Shia Muslims,and 4,000 terrorist Wahhabis are killed by the Syrian Army,Assad is fighting against Terrorism funded by Israel US Qatar,he has adopted democratic reforms and has changed the constitution that allows a free elections,but the Syrian opposition has ignore this.

  • Everyone thought Ron Paul wouldn’t return from the Fortress of Solitude to address the world and his faithful flock.

  • you must only listen to non-credible sources like FOX, CNN, or NPR… these are propaganda outlets. Assad is not massacring his own people. the real massacre is happening in the countries the US has invaded

  • you know whats funny? im white and i made my name like this on purpose to see how the actual POV of a white person would be perceived on the internet if they assumed me to be black…you confirm the stupidity of our country and make me actually think the globalists are right…maybe there are too many dumbass fluoride heads walking around today and maybe we do need to kill of 90%….lord help us