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 It has been replaced by international entities like the United Nations and NATO, or the President himself, while ignoring the Congress.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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  • We can’t afford to be selfish isolationists either. We CAN afford to help out when it gets bad. We MUST help out when we’ve contributed to the problem if we’re going to claim “personal responsibility” you bots love to crow about. And wtf are we going to trade with if everyone’s at war?? Instability is bad for business.

  • Dude we can’t afford to go solve every countries problems

  • That’s fucking BULLSHIT, our drug problem does NOT compare to government shelling civilians you Pro-Assad FUCK. But if they got permission from the UN it would be ok anyway!! This would NOT be unilateral like Iraq was and you fucking KNOW it. Still waiting for any evidence that intervention is based on lies like Iraq was.

  • “The dissolution of Syria and Iraq later on into ethnically or religiously unique areas such as in Lebanon, is Israel’s primary target on the Eastern front in the long run, while the dissolution of the military power of those states serves as the primary short term target.” “A Strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties” by Oded Yinon, former official for the Israeli Foreign Affairs Office and base study for Richard Perle’s: “A New Israeli Strategy Toward 2000” for B. Netanyahu

  • Going into that war is just like Russia comming over to you guy’s in order straighten out the drug war in mexico! Get out of people back yards trying to regulate shit… FYI you suck at it!

  • Oh really?? So it was a big mistake for us to enter WW2?!? You have to be a complete simpleton to think that EVERY military action is EXACTLY the same. Is there a despot in Bosnia now?? In Libya?? Afghanistan?? You’re the ones with no fucking clue.

  • FYI now LEBANON is now becoming unstable b/c of the conflict in Syria.

  • Oh fuck you fanatic sheep. WTF makes you think I EVER believed Bush’s BULLSHIT? Just b/c you rightwing MORONS did?? I live in california and us Liberals were RIGHT ALL ALONG – and actually protested a war before it even STARTED. What fucking EVIDENCE do you have that intentions for Syria are the same?? You cunts want to use the Iraq BS as an EXCUSE to let millions die so you can get a little fucking TAX BREAK. Fuck you greedy shits.

  • God speaks of America in Revelation 18:24: “In her was found the BLOOD od prophets and of the saints (those who believe in Jesus), AND of ALL who have been KILLED on the EARTH.” The USA has pursued an agressive expansionist policy – both domestically & internationally – since its independence. The slaughter of the American Indians & theft of their lands was just the beginning. Now, we have bases all over the world – what else can you call it but “empire” ? BUT GOD WILL JUDGE AMERICA, ITS COMING.

  • America has now become the PRIMARY instigator of war on the planet. But, there is a GREAT JUDGE IN HEAVEN who will pour out his wrath on the USA. “In her was found the BLOOD of prophets & of the saints (those who believe in Jesus), AND of ALL who have been KILLED on the EARTH.” (Revelation 18:24). It is too bad that the US President and Congress are so beholden to the military-industrial complex, that they will do ANYTHING to continue our warmongering around the world. RON PAUL IS RIGHT !

  • America has now become the PRIMARY instigator of war on the planet. But, there is a GREAT JUDGE IN HEAVEN who will pour out his wrath on the USA. “In her was found the BLOOD of prophets & of the saints (those who believe in Jesus), AND of ALL who have been KILLED on the EARTH.” (Revelation 18:24). It is too bad that the US President and Congress are so beholden to the military-industrial complex, that they will do ANYTHING to continue our warmongering around the world. RON PAUL IS RIGHT !

  • Oops! Nevermind. I found it! Thanks!

  • Do apologise for swearing though.

  • Mini rant over. Would apologise, but nope. That doesn’t seem to be the way of the world anymore. Peace can be gained throughout the world, but we must destroy those causing hatred. Either side(s). We have to help those suffering every day and night but the regular man has to fight the system. This includes backing the FSA more to bring down Assad and his evil regime. Why not go and get him handcuffed? No mass war needed from the West, just some of the best men and women who train for this shit.

  • And I wonder why this time round people are not wanting to protect humanity. They meet with Assad nearly every day, no doubt shake his hand and then tremble in front of Putin. How about a UFC sky championship which is open to the public. I remember the whole, if a Nazi came to your day with a gun, would you convert? If a man burnt down your house, tortured your child and partner would you be happy to suffer? Every day people are dying at the hand of governments, I wanted one to stand up.

  • I believe in peace but more than anything in self defence and the right to live with freedom to achieve peace. America still has the death penalty and no doubt lots of torture chambers under the their Vatican hide-out of world-wide cunts where they can hide Assad for a bit until more paper work is done. In fact I bet the UN have a carbon waste target to achieve, what with all these world-wide meetings where sweet fa seems to happen. Did we talk about Hitler this much? Brits are proud of WWII…

  • There is money and is being hidden. Mass genocide will be too. CI5 etc have training to tackle one to one, why don’t they do it more rather than have us feel safe with tv shows that suggest we have good men at the top not complete and utter bullshitters.

  • Bloody hell for innocent people. Kill Assad and the top men supporting him, American or Russian we shouldn’t care. Fight fire with fire. The badies will go down. NATO should not strike innocent people but governments should get their kick-ass men and women to destroy the regime and help restore order…