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 It has been replaced by international entities like the United Nations and NATO, or the President himself, while ignoring the Congress.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.

  • Is U.S the former Nazi Germany the answer is YES,but the time is differently,China is the fastest growing economy and will surpass U.S by 2016,Russia also have changed today have the strongest army and economy with grow 4.5%each year,China 9%,together have 18,000 nukes,what i am saying is that you can not kill millions of people and destroy countries without giving responsibility to anyone,Russia and China will protect Iran and Syria will protect the world against fascism even with nuclear ww3.

  • Ron Paul for everyone.


  • For everyone who supports Romney or Obama, you more than deserve what’s ahead. You never got the message then (30 yrs ago) and you still don’t get it.

  • You have created the Taliban Mujahideen against former SovietUnion,you have created Al Qaeda,Al Shabaab,BokoHaram for you political agenda,you have invaded Afghanistan for OIL and to send the troops close to Iran and China,you have killing thousands of Afghan children and women,for 1,000Al CIAda members that are in Afghanistan,you have funding terrorists Wahhabis in Libya against Gaddafi you have killing 100,000 Libyans and destroyed the most richest and secular country in Africa that was Libya.

  • Only in the last 13 years you have bombed 5 countries,you have financing terrorist Bosnian Albanian KLA criminals against Serbia and you have bombed Serbia in 1999 to create an Albanian nation in Serbian land in Kosovo,you have made 9/11 with the help of Israeli Mossad and Saudis to invade Iraq in 2003 fore regime change and to take the oil of Iraqi people,you have killing 1,5 million human beings in Iraq for 10 year,you have radicalized Afghans in the Soviet-Afghan war.

  • yes he did dumbass. if ron paul knows everything why doesn’t he know if fort knox has any gold, why doesnt anybody tell him just to shut him up? if ron paul gave it all away and nulified all the loan debt civilians have accumulated that could be a solution.

  • Syria is a sovereign state not a corporation to be controlled by others,Syria is the ally of Russia China Iran and support the Palestinians that are persecuted by Israelis for decades,Syria is the land of Syrians not the Americans and 75% of the Syrians today support Assad,what u want to do to invade countries to kill millions of people like you U.S criminal army have made in dozens of countries by supporting terrorism as a pretext to fight terrorism.


  • Ron Paul has never said that, I assure you Ron Paul has a better understanding of our economics than you or ANYONE else in our government today, Your just being a troll.

  • ron pauls economy plans: sell gold if were not using it

  • Besides that, we have a lot of probelms here in this country —- lots of starving children in the Oazarks, tha Appalachians, the Smoky Mountains…….and of course, the inner cities. have you dont anything for them ???

  • I am tired of being the Pit Bull for NATO & UN..

  • Ron Paul ROCKS !

  • Ron Paul is clearly the only honest candidate for US presidential, as all the others are just banksters puppets. I really hope that he wins, else we’re risking a WWIII. Anyway for Italians, I’ve added subtitles to this beautiful speech at this link: watch?v=mJ-s_Qi_Poc

  • I guess we should all just sit back and not do anything about anything in the world because we might be wrong? Or as you are suggesting we should just bomb everyone we think is evil just in case because we don’t want to be wrong? You are as sharp as chewed gum.

  • Ron Paul for the win!

  • You are a dumb ass, do you not know how our government works? The Congress has the right to all information on Syria and any other country, they are the ones who decide if war is going to be declared NOT the president. They murder women and children in Africa and MANY other parts of the world, are we going to just raid every country we don’t like? Should we just take over the world? Force the world to live OUR way? You should kick your own ass since we cant do it for you. Fool.

  • End the Fed and and the UN now!!!

  • We’re broke.

  • And why does the United States need to be the Pitbull for the United Nations.