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 It has been replaced by international entities like the United Nations and NATO, or the President himself, while ignoring the Congress.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

957 Comments:

  1. Dude, your the shithead ahaha.

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  2. Ah stfu and gtfo you warmonger.

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  3. FREEDOM NOT WAR! SIMPLE AS THAT IDIOTS!.

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  4. The Real Delegate Count of delegates who prefer a

    candidate, not those “bound” to a candidate:

    Romney 419, Paul 263, Gingrich 106, Santorum 41

    Federal Lawsuit has been filed claiming

    NO DELEGATES ARE BOUND!

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    Spread this like wildfire!!!

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  5. Trolls are working overtime here, get some rest you are gonna need it.

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  6. We may be able to bully Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Egypt, etc, but if we tangle with Syria Russia may give the bully a bloody nose.

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  7. Phoenix. Yur a total moron.

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  8. “Sadly the people do not object” – This is absolutely true, you should protest before they make the decision to go in Syria, because the war could escalate very rapidly and then you will be dodging russian missiles on US soil and in all the absurdity, Russia does not want to bomb you. Stop your government now while it is still possible.

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  9. These actions in the middle east have yet one more function for the neocons. They serve as a feint to hide their doings in Africa. Face it, this nation will be in a constant state of war for the rest of our lifetimes (however long or short those may be). This allows them to keep pushing a domestic agenda of control on domination, whereby they treat us citizens like just another enemy people.

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  10. I dont have to take shit from someone whos channel is full of videos of Al-Qaida Clerics preeching to wage “jihad” against the “Infidels”

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  11. Ron Paul Always The Dreamer Living In The Past: In a fast changing, over populated and increasingly dangerous world, fossils like Ron Paul are like most flat earthers; lack vision, foresight and imagination, the 3 essential requirements for any leader. Ron Paul is an idealist who wants to take America back to the future. Back to a time which no longer exists, to a time when the planet’s population was almost half what it is now.Ron Paul is both dangerous for America and dangerous for world peace

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  12. your problem that you don’t want to use your brain, you r naiveaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, you don’t want to think, fox thinks for you, you don’t distinguish between the different parts of the societies in these countries. salafies, brotheres, qayda, really funny stupid racist.

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  13. George W Bush From The Heart Of The Castle Of Freedom Said: We Dont Negotiate With Terrorists, You EIther With Us Or Against Us, Our Government Is Applying The Same Strategy to Cleanse Syria From The Salafist Wahhabi Filth From The Likes Of Laden, Only Then After Making Sure Syria is Safe Our Government Will Negotiate With The Peacefull Opposition, Not The Terrorists Muslim Brotherhood

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  14. AND WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT? NOT A GOD DAMN THING. WE PAID FOR OUR INVASIONS ON BORROWED MONEY FROM CHINA. WE ARE REPAYING THEM WITH THE OIL THAT WE ARE TAKING FROM THOSE COUNTRIES.

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  15. I apologized for your ignorance. Maybe one day you will be able to comprehend what is really going on.

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  16. 75% of Syrians support Assad,the Syrian opposition is terrorist Wahhabi groups a U.S agents who kill Syrians every day by orders of America,Long live Bashar Al Assad,Long live Iran,the only sovereign states in middle east that stands against Zionism against Illuminati against New world order.U.S see your problems not Syria and Iran.

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  17. 100 Christians are killed today in Nigeria by Boko-Haram the terrorist Wahhabi organization created by CIA that takes money from U.S government to kill Christians and to destroy Churches,because the North Nigeria have OIL,is this a proud to kill innocent people to destroy nations for oil i don’t think so.The truth about Syria,SyriaTruthNetworkEN,TruthSyria,U.S hands off sovereign states like Syria and Iran that are against zionism & new world order or you are going to open nuclear world war 3.

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  18. Hands off Syria or you will be nuked by Russia and China,you are responsible for the killing of 11,000 people in Syria,3,000 Syrian Christian are massacred by the Terrorists Wahhabis so your puppet agents,then 4,000 Shia Muslims,and 4,000 terrorists Wahhabis are killed by the Syrian army to protect Syrians against terror,hundreds of Churches are burning by terrorists,and the terrorist Opposition of Syria has said that will deport all Christians if they come to power,is America Christian,NOT.

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