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 It has been replaced by international entities like the United Nations and NATO, or the President himself, while ignoring the Congress.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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  • Where in the Constitution does it say America can’t police the world ?? Or we can’t have military bases inside of other country’s?

  • Ron Paul is gonna stick a finger up your butt

  • The Wars have only destabilised countries like iraq and afghanistan and only caused more woes. The Dictatorships were stable. Like how China controls its people. Less deaths. But the US had to put a finger in there and stir up a hornets nest. After Vietnam, the US has failed every war, no victories, just a buncha losers with stars and stripes on their asses

  • How fucking sad is it, that Ron Paul is essentially trying to pass the Constitution ITSELF through congress, by prohibiting the president’s power to wage war without Congressional consent, and it will probably be voted down in a landslide.. This country is finished (no offense to you USA USA chanty type folks).

  • Maybe now that he’s retiring he could speak out on the depth of the corruption, but as you say he can’t really do a lot while he’s still in congress. I really hope he keeps his movement active. It’s still growing, and it’s growing overseas as well.

  • Not good, their government in corrupt as well, so they are both illegitimate, but yet again USA is the tool of the New World Order (Their name for themselves not mine) and that is pure evil. So you should see it as:
    Russia – corrupt but doing nothing more than defending itself in syria.
    America being controlled to steer into WW3 with Iran, Russia and China through corruption while being on the side of the UK – suprise suprise.

    Which is better in this situation alone – russia.

  • I welcome this statement from Ron Paul; it’s a pity he still pretends to hold Osama bin Laden responsible for 9/11, when only brainwashed MSM believers and knowing apologists for the traitors who organised 9/11 still maintain it was 19 Arabs with boxcutters, organised by a guy on dialysis in a cave.
    There are also others like Ron Paul, who know damn well the truth, but are afraid to speak it.

  • (…continue4) The reason why the rats couldn’t do anything in Libya without NATO and why they can’t do anything in Syria, except massacre people and taking them as hostage in cities close to foreign borders (Homs-Lebanon, Daraa-Jordan, Idlib-Turkey: check the map and also Benghazi/Misurata – SEA) is that great majority of people is pro-Assad and was pro-Gaddafi unlike Egypt and Tunisa. Also on 2 March 2007, Wesley Clark US general said there was a plan to attack Syria+Libya watch?v=YPEYwfs4_RY

  • (…continue 3) However the “syrian revolution” is a fraud exactly as the “libyan revolution” where also in that case the “rebels” were dirty mercenaries, and even the current NTC finance minister said some days ago that they costed 1.8 billions Libyans dinars Search for his interview released to Reuters “Libya finmin says to resign soon, cites “wastage””. All the massacres are commited by these dirty mercenaries and then the Western propaganda accuse Assad to invoke the military intervention.

  • (…continue) With this being said, the number of victims by rats (aka “rebels”) mercenaries paid by Qatar&Saudi Arabia (read what it was estabilished by Conference of Istanbul of “Syrian friends”) is about 10.000 of whom almost 3.000 heroic soldiers who sacrificed their lives to protect the civilians, and ofc 7.000 civilians. And this according a report of Syrian government. If UN says 15.000 people died, it means 7.000 civilians + 3.000 soldiers + 5.000 rats aka “rebels”.

  • UN SOURCES???? AHAHAHAHA HEY WAKE UP! Haven’t you realized yet that all fake news broadcasted by CNN and rest of Western propaganda media, have as source the “Syrian observatory of human rights” which is a fraud organization with heardquarters in Coventry (England) and which is run by a single person who publishes fake? Yea you got it. This is also the source of UN Terror Organization. Just wake up, and stop believe the bullshit of these US puppets criminals.

  • I hear you, in fact his “imagine” ad was what first made me a Ron Paul supporter, but after some thinking I don’t believe it is fair to compare Chinese militia intervening here where we all have our liberty (things like the NDAA is why Ron Paul is the best candidate) and a place like Syria where their population is under complete tyranny and want us to intervene. Whether we are hated for intervening will remain unknown but that doesn’t make it the wrong thing to do

  • The reason America is viewed with such negativity is because of our intervention. To be simple like Dr. Paul said imagine if some other country were “intervening” here… You would be calling for war immediately, but now imagine we didn’t have the military power to stand up to the intervention form the foreign power. THIS is what we do…

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  • So Russia good gauys
    america=Empire of evil…..

  • Russia was sending 3 military helicopters to Syria, which Syria owns since soviet times. Those helicopters were, firstly, disassembled, so it would take months before they would actually become operational, and secondly, those helicopters were contracted to undergo repairs in Russia since 2008. I think the reason USA and NATO were so hysterical about it, was because Alaed was also transporting additional air-defence systems to Syria, which btw cannot be used against ground targets (people)

  • Are you sure about that “1 billion in arms”? As far as my knowledge goes, for many years Russia has been selling arms and repairing military tech for Syria ON CREDIT, because Syria is unable to pay for them. Just recently Russia forgave Syria’s debts, so to allow new debts to accumulate. If you think Russia is gaining something from a financial standpoint, you’re lost.

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  • Wow that’s absolute proof that no one in the world has ever helped anyone else, they’ve actually all been Nazis, even Mother Theresa. Being a complete douchebag indeed goes hand in hand with outright stupidity. At least you’re in the right party.