Ron Paul: Interventionist Policies Make Us Less Secure




by Ron Paul

Last week the House passed yet another bill placing sanctions on Iran and Syria, bringing us closer to another war in the Middle East. We are told that ever harsher sanctions finally will force the targeted nations to bend to our will. Yet the ineffectiveness of previous sanctions teaches us nothing; in truth sanctions lead to war more than they prevent war.

Until last year, Libyan sanctions were touted as a great success story. The regime would change its behavior. Yet NATO bombed the country anyway.

Last week we learned that President Obama signed an intelligence “finding” directing the CIA to covertly assist rebels in Syria. The administration seems determined to fight yet another war in Syria that has nothing to do with American national interests.

We already know that a similar “finding” was signed under the latest Bush administration directing US intelligence to undermine the Iranian government and promote regime change there. Neoconservatives have long demanded that we overthrow the Syrian government before moving on to war against Iran. This bellicosity continues regardless of which party is in the White House.

In Syria we see once again we see how our interventionist policies backfire and make us less secure. Recent news reports point to ties between the Syrian opposition and al-Qaeda (and other extremist groups). A recent article in the Guardian, a British newspaper, exclaimed that, “Al-Qaida turns tide for rebels in battle for eastern Syria.” The article quotes an al-Qaeda leader in Syria saying that he meets with the main US-backed Syrian rebel organization, the Free Syrian Army, “almost every day.” So by promoting civil war in Syria we end up fueling al-Qaeda.

According to another recent press report, German intelligence services estimate that nearly 100 terrorist attacks have been committed by al-Qaeda or related organizations in Syria over the past six months. Last month a suicide bomber in Syria killed a defense minister and several top government officials. The US government, which has been fighting a “War on Terror” for more than a decade now, refused to condemn that act of terrorism.

This raises the question of whether the US administration is supporting the same people in Syria that we have been fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed these same concerns earlier this year when asked whether the US has been reluctant to arm the Syrian rebels. She answered, “To whom are you delivering them? We know al-Qaida. Zawahiri is supporting the opposition in Syria. Are we supporting al-Qaida in Syria?”

That is a very good question. It clearly demonstrates that the United States has no business at all being involved in the Syrian civil war. In the 1980s we supported a resistance movement in Afghanistan that later gave birth to elements of al-Qaeda and the Taliban. When will we learn our lesson and stop intervening in conflicts we don’t truly understand, conflicts that have nothing to do with American national interests?

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  1. GOOGLE KARAITES and KHAZARS

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  2. Robin,

    MY GOD Robin, you have heard from John Tate. It's about time! He was nowhere to be found on the internet since May.

    Do you think he is really serious? Or is he like Jesse Benton? I'm getting suspicious of all the campaign crew right now. Corruption is everywhere. I hope for you people that this is for real.

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  3. Just got this email from John Tate which some of you got as well. This fight should have started long ago, so only time will tell where it goes now. People are just too tied to the party and the illusion that Romney/Ryan are going to save this country. I'm putting out whatever I can, but they simply don't want to know the truth.
    The credentials fight you and I were expecting to have in Tampa has already started.

    The Committee on Contests recently issued a ruling on the establishment’s challenge to Ron Paul’s delegates and alternates who were duly elected in Maine, and on our challenges to the outright cheating that occurred in Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Oregon (alternates only).

    Despite Ron Paul’s supporters being so clearly in the right in these four states, the establishment is so far refusing to rule fairly and seat our duly elected delegates and/or alternates.

    Here’s a brief summary of the bogus challenge made by the GOP establishment against us in Maine, as well as our challenges to the cheating that occurred elsewhere:

    *** In Maine, where Ron Paul supporters held a clear majority at the State Convention, the establishment is attempting to unseat the state’s duly elected delegates and alternates – acting like sore losers in the process. The challenge to our delegates in Maine is so bogus that Republican Governor Paul LePage – who is one of the few delegates not being challenged by the establishment – has declared he will not attend the Republican National Convention unless Ron Paul's delegates and alternates who were duly elected are seated;

    *** In Louisiana, establishment “big wigs” used threats, intimidation, and force – literally smashing the bones of one gentleman – to shut out Ron Paul supporters who had a clear majority at the State Convention;

    *** In Oregon, the State Chairman blatantly ignored the votes of the Convention, taking it upon himself to replace the duly elected alternate delegates with an “appointed” slate chocked-full of establishment cronies;

    *** In Mitt Romney’s home state of Massachusetts, corrupt Party officials changed the rules after the game was over – kicking out Ron Paul’s duly elected delegates and alternates and replacing them with their hand-picked cronies.

    As you can see, the Old Guard establishment doesn’t care about cheating, lying, abuse of process, and high-handedness in our Party.

    All they seem to care about is maintaining their iron grip over the Republican Party.

    But Ron Paul’s number-one goal for the RNC is making sure his delegates and alternates who deserve to be seated in Tampa are credentialed.

    So if the establishment wants a fight in Tampa, rest assured we’re going to give them one.

    Currently, our campaign lawyers and staff are furiously working to analyze and craft the appropriate response to the Committee’s rulings, and we’ll be sure to keep you informed as we move forward in the process.

    And believe me, we will not sit idly by and watch the establishment run roughshod over Ron Paul’s supporters who were illegally railroaded by the GOP.

    We will stand up and fight for all of Ron Paul’s delegates and/or alternates in these four states – and we will not back down.

    Of course, one would think the Romney campaign would want these conflicts resolved so they didn’t become major issues at the Convention.

    But so far they’ve sat idly by on the sidelines.

    Hopefully they’ll change their do-nothing approach once they realize we’re serious about going all-out to win these credentials battles.

    And remember, nearly 90 major media outlets have already reserved a spot at our “We are the Future Rally.”

    So if the GOP goes through with these bogus challenges, they won’t be able to hide behind their iron curtain. They will be exposed by the press.

    The good news is, the Committee on Contests’ ruling is not the final word in this fight.

    The battle will be decided by the Credentials Committee in Tampa – where we are very organized and prepared to take action.

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  4. Robin,

    When RAND (the traitor) endorsed Romney and on the same day RON suspended his campaign, it was almost game over.

    The evil slicky Jessie Benton & al, were satisfied, knowing their carreer will continue with RAND reelection in the GOP.

    After this dreathful moment, Ron Paul's campaing crew, stopped helping delegates to fight the fraud of the RNC. Supporters and delegates were left alone in the rat hole with no hope of seing the light at the end of the tunnel.

    I will hold Jessie Benton & al, guilty and responsible for America's collapse.. You think the Federal Reserves Banksters are bad... the Ron Paul campaing crew is much worse, they are trying to prevent Ron Paul from becoming President and to save America..

    I really despites them. I hope they burn in hell.

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  5. LOL... do you think they are afraid of civil unrest?

    DHS To Purchase Another 750 Million Rounds Of Ammo
    http://www.infowars.com/dhs-to-purchase-another-750-million-rounds-of-ammo/

    Excerpts:

    Second massive ammunition buy this year fuels fears of civil unrest

    "Fears that federal authorities are preparing for mass civil unrest have increased after it was revealed that the Department of Homeland Security is planning to buy a further 750 million rounds of ammo in addition to the 450 million rounds of hollow point bullets already purchased earlier this year.

    A solicitation originally issued by the DHS in April but updated on Friday calls on suppliers to provide a plethora of different types of ammunition, including 357 mag rounds that are able to penetrate walls.

    The PDF file for the solicitation lists the different units of ammo required by the thousand, with the total ammo purchase exceeding 750 million rounds."

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  6. Did we expect anything else from these gangsters the RNC...
    The Committee on Contests recently issued a ruling on the establishment’s challenge to Ron Paul’s delegates and alternates who were duly elected in
    Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Oregon (alternates only).

    Despite Ron Paul’s supporters being so clearly in the right in these four states, the establishment is so far refusing to rule fairly and seat our duly elected delegates and/or alternates.

    Here’s a brief summary of the bogus challenge made by the GOP establishment against us in Maine, as well as our challenges to the cheating that occurred elsewhere:

    *** In Maine, where Ron Paul supporters held a clear majority at the State Convention, the establishment is attempting to unseat the state’s duly elected delegates and alternates – acting like sore losers in the process. The challenge to our delegates in Maine is so bogus that Republican Governor Paul LePage – who is one of the few delegates not being challenged by the establishment – has declared he will not attend the Republican National Convention unless Ron Paul's delegates and alternates who were duly elected are seated;

    *** In Louisiana, establishment “big wigs” used threats, intimidation, and force – literally smashing the bones of one gentleman – to shut out Ron Paul supporters who had a clear majority at the State Convention;

    *** In Oregon, the State Chairman blatantly ignored the votes of the Convention, taking it upon himself to replace the duly elected alternate delegates with an “appointed” slate chocked-full of establishment cronies;

    *** In Mitt Romney’s home state of Massachusetts, corrupt Party officials changed the rules after the game was over – kicking out Ron Paul’s duly elected delegates and alternates and replacing them with their hand-picked cronies.

    As you can see, the Old Guard establishment doesn’t care about cheating, lying, abuse of process, and high-handedness in our Party.

    All they seem to care about is maintaining their iron grip over the Republican Party.

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  7. Learn how to CRUSH people in debates while defending the constitution:
    http://www.libertyclassroom.com/dap/a/?a=984

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