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 It has been replaced by international entities like the United Nations and NATO, or the President himself, while ignoring the Congress.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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  • I’m fine talking about that, it’s YOU who can’t talk about Libya without looking like the fucking moron you are – that’s why you’ve ignored the issue *3 TIMES* now, like a good little Paulbot twat. You CONTINUE to use that 1 million lives as an EXCUSE to let more people die just so you can SAVE MONEY. You sure you’re not a zionist?

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  • i can understand where he’s coming from when he says the US should not intervene especially due to it’s hypocritical foreign policy and tendency to enter other countries purely out of self interest at the expense of civilians. we know that. but to state that assad is not killing his people? that the real life massacres occurring there are propaganda? there are MANY americans of syrian descent who have had family killed back in syria at the hands of assad soldiers

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  • oh I ‘m sorry sir, I didn’t know we are talking about something else and that 1 000 000 lives are insignificant because you want to talk about something else

  • Oh NOW we’re talking about IRAQ all of a sudden. You fucking LYING piece of SHIT ASSHOLE you KNOW I was talking about LIBYA. Are you going to blame OBAMA for IRAQ NOW??? Good job dodging the OBVIOUS FACT that fucking over the Iraqi people does NOT MEAN that you should NOT help anyone else. You’re a fucking selfish greedy turd-sucking faggot to use the Iraq war as an excuse to ignore civilians being slaughtered by dictators. And tell your mother to stop asking me for anal sex, you fucking cunt.

  • I have just read some letters of German Nazi soldiers from 1940-1941.. you now what they wrote from the stormfront to their families? That they are ‘promoting peace’ ! Think about it while you are certainlyalso convinced American soldiers do the same thing. A TANK is a TANK, not a ‘Mobile Freedom Delivery System’ …

  • ‘help’?? lol go claim your retard coupons.. 1 000 000 people have died in Iraq war, and you didn;t even fing the alleged WMD’s that certailny were there…..because USA itself GAVE THEM to Saddam, bac when they were still very good friends!!! what kind of fucking ‘help’ is this?? why don’ you ‘promote democracy’ in North Korea? oh wait they really have WMD’s and no oil.. no need for ‘democracy there…

  • Yep. The shocking thing is that these interventions are almost never debated.

  • Oh So Ron Paul think’s America made up the fact that Russia was sending attack helicopters to syris?? That’s what he said at 3:12 to 3:19 What a snack in the grass

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  • good now i know of two people who aren’t idiots

  • Ron Paul Supports Genocide in Syria. Ron Paul is a Conspiracy Nut and a Liar and a Buffoon and a Stooge of Iran and Russia. Syria is not on the Russian Border and is not in Russia’s “neighborhood” — Ron Paul needs a geography lesson. Ron Paul is also a liar about the Massacre at Al Houle where Assad Alawite Militias and Assad Army slaughtered the local Sunni Villagers. The Fight in Syria is a fight for freedom and democracy and Congress needs to “Vote” to Liberate Syria from Fascism.

  • Great point, 5000 Americans was too high a price for what we achieved and Ron Paul is right that we shouldn’t prop up dictators like in those examples you’ve mentioned. I just disagree with his policy of absolutely no interventions except for self defence. And yes each intervention should be thoroughly debated.