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 It has been replaced by international entities like the United Nations and NATO, or the President himself, while ignoring the Congress.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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  1. STANDING OVATIONS!!!

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  2. Ron Paul still has a chance at the RNC in Tampa, Ron Paul 2012!

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  3. Lucifer has all of the money he needs to get all of the people on Earth to destroy each other. The ONLY way to stop Lucifer is to repent as a nation for our personal sins and our national sins against the rest of God's children. Find Jesus he will lead you to the Father and then you too will be free of fear and worry and you will be filled with happiness and peace

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  4. Finally,with The Fourth coming up this:
    Dateline : July 4, 2012 RON PAUL 2012
    Good morning. In less than two months, delegates from here will join others from around the country, and you will be participating in the most important Republican National Convention in the history of the Ron Paul Revolution. Ron Paul Revolution. Those words should have new meaning for all of us today. We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it's fate that today is the Fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom. Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution… but from marginalization. We're fighting for our right to live. To exist. And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known just as an American holiday, but also as the day when the Ron Paul Revolution declared in one voice: We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!

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  5. I always Roll with Ron Paul. I will not be rolling with Ron Paul on Syria.Only insofar as Syria was a commitment.Syria has been an ongoing situation for some time.It would just be a perfunctory formality to declare war in Syria. Now we will never get involved again without a Deceleration of war.

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  6. stop wasting time on middle east...sooon ur nation is going bankrupt...and not even the IMF can save such a huge bankruptcy considering your nation's economic size...

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  7. AYE

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  8. ALL AGREEIING WITH RON PAUL SAY : "AYE"

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  9. That's the way a president should speak, what the fuck is Obama saying these days. "Predators drones, you won't see it coming".... good one, jack ass.

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  10. Then you know what you must do. Vote for Ron Paul. It's our duty as Americans to do right for the States.

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  11. Actually they did. You stupid redneck.

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  12. so was MJ nigga XD

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  13. and yours were joined at the hip ;D

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  14. and you're the whole turd ahahaha

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  15. JUST LIKE SLEEPING OVER YOUR PROBLEMS AND DOING NOTHING ABOUT IT LOSER

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  16. Obama is just a pawn. A great marketing piece by the Neocons.

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  17. "My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth".

    "Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all" "The constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure" -George Washington-

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  18. Ron Paul said "BOGUS"...Hurahhhhhhhhhhhhhh....

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  19. Ron Paul is good but Obama is better!

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  20. long live Ron Paul may God bless you...

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