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 It has been replaced by international entities like the United Nations and NATO, or the President himself, while ignoring the Congress.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. the iranian government is already doing a better job raping and torturing its own people, no need to be afraid of american bombs. . .

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  2. I just publish an introducing article on our blog #RevActu.

    mercredi 27 juin 2012
    USA: « Vous, les Va-t-en guerre, laissez la Syrie tranquille! » un extraordinaire discours de Ron Paul, libertarien de droite ex-postulant à la candidature du Parti Républicain ( traduit par Henri Hude)
    Wednesday, June 27, 2012
    USA: “to Warmongers: Leave Syria Alone!”An extraordinary speech by Ron Paul, a right wing-Libertarian former candidate to the nomination of the Republican Party (translated by Henri Hude)

    link on Google translation French===>English

    translator of Ron Paul’s speech (English===> French) : Henri Hude
    http://www.henrihude.fr/mes-reflexions/51-guerreetpaix/232-que-faire-en-syrie-
    YouTube translated into French

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  3. Ron Paul still working his ass off…..he reminds me of my grandpa…just keeps going and going and going

    »crosslinked«

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  4. Ron Paul still working his ass off…..he reminds me of my grandpa…just keeps going and going and going

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  5. Islam is the root of Evil

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  6. people outnumber the politicians ……and if they ever figure that out, there goes our way of life!

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  7. I imagine if we just tapped into our own resources here in America we would probably be left alone, but they know we would never stand for 3.00 plus a gallon for fuel that came from our own land, so we have this money grab going on and on and on……somebody please pull the plug

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  8. Uncle Paul is still the man

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  9. If you think one man can fix any of this than you must also believe in the American Dream… but remember you have to be asleep to believe it!!!!!

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  10. see i knew you were a nut keep talking to you’re self it’s better that way it just shows how fucked up in the head you are lmao

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  11. wow ok looser u need a life for real and you still make no fucking sense by the way XD

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  12. so repeating me makes you feel smart? ha what the fuck are you a parrot you take stupidity to a new level never mind ignorance…listen troll you speak bullshit in my email so i answer simple as that.

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  13. every Muslim is with Ron Paul. We don’t want you to bomb us for freedom. If you want to come and help, come with your teachers and your doctors not with your soldiers. when someone comes from a country, which is a continent and an ocean faraway, don’t say that there is something suspicious about my motives when I take arms to fight that “someone.”

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  14. “how do you know what i would’ve done?” B/c it’s fucking OBVIOUS to anyone who has 1 brain cell left. “get a life ya retarded chump and go get fucked by romney or obama no ones stopping you ya dirty cow” are not the words of someone who is carefree. You’re taking “ignorance is bliss” to a whole new level.

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  15. YOUR comment. Not “you’re”. A ‘person’ cannot be a ‘comment’. Dumbass.

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  16. How much more FUCKING SIMPLE CAN I PUT IT?? You people are MORONS. Writing normally didn’t give him a CLUE as to what color the sky is. So I tried all-caps. If I tell you the earth is round with ALL-CAPS does that mean it’s flat?? FUCK I might as well be talking to a bowling ball

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  17. Whoa I am honored to be voted down by so many douchebags who can’t begin to tell me that RP isn’t stupid, lying, or an asshole – except mr. conspiracy, who basically thinks that the US starts every war in the world. My biggest question is how long will a moron continue to yell that 2+2=eleventeen? (That’s not a question for you lot, I wouldn’t bother asking you what’s 2+2 in the first place).

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  18. you’re nothing but a troll and how do you know what i would’ve done? you think you know everything don’t you lol…i just tell it how it is .. i hate you’re type

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