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 It has been replaced by international entities like the United Nations and NATO, or the President himself, while ignoring the Congress.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

  • Surfisher

    10 million Strong Americans need to descent on Tampa and take the nomination for Ron Paul!

    If there was a “Million Men March” on DC (to ask for what they thought was right) we can have a 10 Million Men, Women and Children March on Tampa — to demand what we KNOW is RIGHT!!

    No more playing nice with these criminals in power!!!

    Ron Paul to WIN — Or America to END 2012!
    (There are no other options — so, speak softly, and carry a Big Stick in Tampa!)


  • Surfisher

    “Mitt Romney Resigns!”

    “Mitt Romney announced today (place date) he will no longer seek the Republican nomination. Instead, he pledged his full support to Dr. Ron Paul, who he trusts implicitly to be the only viable candidate to defeat Barrack Obama,” said a Romney spokesperson.

    Mr. Romney’s spokesperson continued saying, ” Mr. Romney is making the ultimate sacrifice, for the good of the Nation, so wants to be remembered as the one that helped America be rid of Obama…as such Mr. Romney is a true patriot…”.

    Questioned as to the real reasons Mitt Romney quit — the spokesperson said, “He only wants to be remembered as the Patriot that Saved America… that is his only reason”….and “…none of the below were a factor in his decision”…as claimed:

    “That so many videos have been taped showing fraud on his behalf that TV mini-series could be made running for weeks,
    Or, that he can’t get 100 people to attend his meetings, while Ron Paul gathers Real Americans in the several thousands,
    Or, that he has broken rule #11 in collusion with the GOP, so he is about to be removed from many states ballots,
    Or, that his shadowy party in Nevada, is further grounds for his removal as a GOP candidate,
    Or, that he cannot garner enough delegates with all the cheating done on his behalf so far,
    Or, that All National Delegates are NOT bound according to rule #38, and US election law, in Tampa,
    Or, that his eventual loss to Ron Paul in Tampa will make him a national joke,
    Or, that even if manages to CHEAT his way out of Tampa, his guaranteed loss to Obama will make him an even Bigger Joke…”.

    No, none of these are factors, according to Mitt Romney’s spokesperson — “Mr. Romney quit the race today because he is a Patriot!”

    And I agree, Mitt did the right thing — and we shall build monuments and name schools after him!

    Pass it on! Hopefully someone with brains in Mitt’s camp will see this syllogism and force it upon this dullard (for his own good)!

  • ron paul for president of RUSSIA please)

  • i told u, read the right books, nothing changed since 100 years. Look for proof by yourself idiot, i’m not u teacher or advocate

  • Рон Пол – молорик!

  • Flood of BS. Many revolutionizers lived in West states, that proves nothing.

  • proof? read the history, all revolutioners like Trotski comes to Russia from west 4 month before
    Lenin lived in Bern (Swiss)
    Trotsky lived in New York,
    and etc
    most of them was jewish
    Check it in google. Money for revolution came from west, because the FED was established, and they killed also Nikolay II Tsar of russian Empire and all his family

  • Excellent video. Ron Paul.. is a prophet. Though I can’t vote for him (as I am Canadian) I see on you tube and other news sites how loved he is in other countries for his words, commitment to ‘we the people’ and how he continually stands up for the Constitution. He predicted everything to date long back before it happened and everyone took it for granted.

  • I am not sure what you’re argument with me is? The US needs to stay out of Syria. I am pretty sure that I stated that MY government has too many problems to deal with, and do not need to be involved in global political affairs. Obviously I am older than you because I can read.

  • Ron paul for president is what the west and the world needs. I’m canadian and this guy is my hero.

  • Oh my, how old are u? For every middle east family you destroy = a visiting terrorist on your soil. Syria is not the problem. Your alien-in-chief who sleeps with Israel is your problem. If you don’t like American Soldiers killing innocent people, you should be instructing YOUR government to quit invading countries illegally. It’s about power and corruption within the USA/ Israel and UN.

  • Go back to sleep. The pillow is behind the couch. And turn off the computer. Your electricity bills are real …can’t say much for your education. Duh!!!

  • 1905-1917 (financing russian revolution) – that’s something new. Got proof?

  • USA always was the main terrorist of the world after opening the federal reserve in 1913

    atomic bomb in hiroshima and nagasaki, vietnam, WW1,WW2 (money to nazis from american banks), 1905-1917 (financing russian revolution) ,1991 collapse of USSR, and many local wars including middle east.

  • The worst terrorist now is USA. You are hated all over the world, Usans, and you know it. You can’t stop killing and raping other countries. You’re rabid dogs, like Nazis, and end will be same!

  • Wall Street is your president, fool. Always.

  • it is no conspiracy, many proof of outside intervention in Syria exist and open to the public, on other languages, and in english too.
    “fighting terrorism” – it is like fighting against air. America holds the terrorists bands like AL Qaeda (they too helps opposition in Syria! Interest of terrorist and the west is the SAME. Your politicans lie because the tax money goes to killing around a world, to rescue your financial debt and dollar

  • Americans your goverment is captured by gansters politicans and masons. Ron Paul only one politican that telling the truth. ON YOUR TAX CIA KILLING PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD: Afganistan,Libiya, Syria, Egypt etc.

  • the CIA are wasted on people like you, you hate them but its most likely there hands are completely tied fighting terrorism domestically before you EVEN accuse them of these foreign conspiracy’s. the wheels have fallen of ron pauls campaign because ron paul is WRONG! your an traitor and theres a good reason why ron paul lost miserably its because he isnt tough enough to deal with counter-terrorism otherwise people like you and him and you are equal worthless and purpose wise pussys and unfit

  • Ron Paul bravo! Stupid americans watch TV lies, and not checking the facts in the internet. This is like 2+2 Libya, Syria, the same scenario. CIA and Al Qaeda killing innocent people making the citizen war.