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?


  • robin

    Ben has guts and he goes where no one else will go although many of us already know about Al Quaeda, most do not. Listen to his Reality Check tonight.

  • French Canadian

    To Robin, Surfisher and all others who want to wake-up people.

    Here is a short video (11 minutes), very well done that explains the whole fraud and how the system works, and what is the Endgame.


    Full Spectrum Evil: Secrets of Global Domination (VIDEO)

  • French Canadian


    From the excerpt I’ve posted at (August 8, 2012 at 8:31 pm), you can deduct who are
    the 46 Senators’ Names and Party Affiliation that voted FOR Spying on American People… and list them here on this site and elsewhere. Sometimes we have to do this stuff ourselves, since they do not do it.

  • French Canadian

    The only information I could find on the Senators list is this small one.

    Cybersecurity Act fails Senate vote

    “Republican senators that voted for the bill were Collins and Sens. Dick Lugar (Ind.), Dan Coats (Ind.) — who co-sponsored the rival bill — and Scott Brown (Mass.). Democrats voting against the bill were Sens. Ron Wyden (Ore.), Max Baucus (Mont.), Jeff Merkley (Ore.), Jon Tester (Mont.) and Reid. Reid voted against the measure as a procedural move so that he can then bring the bill back to the floor later.”

    • Surfisher

      French Canadian — exactly! That’s all one can find searching!

      It only shows the bill failed. But NOWHERE can it be found the Subhumans that voted FOR Cybersecurity making Spying on the People Legal!

      How can Americans be aware of who the enemies are — if these anti-American Senators’ names are kept secret!

    • Surfisher

      French Canadian —

      Harry Reid is the MOST pernicious Creature in Senate — IT is below Subhuman! One can hardly believe IT is American (and not of dual citizenship…)!

      It — Harry Reid — has pledged its undying support to the Banksters (vowing never to allow Audit the Feds bill to come to floor during its reign in Senate)! And many more travesties IT wants to perpetrate against the American People!

      The reason this Harry Reid creature needs to be removed from ever holding office again!

  • Surfisher

    A week after the Senate vote — on Cybersecurity BILL 2012— and Puppeteer-owned Google STILL won’t post the Identities of the 46 anti-American Senators that voted FOR it (that was defeated 52-46)!

    LOL — Dear, Google, how long can you pretend you are Naught but a NWO shill…?!

  • robin

    French Canadian and Surfisher,
    With respect to the lawsuit filed in California, what law students are saying who are Ron Paul supporters and have read the documents submitted, they are a mess and why the judge ruled as he did, but apparently left it open for them to appeal=refile. Thank you for the info. on G and S…The bottom is going to drop out soon, and I need to be ready..

  • robin

    Spread the word and post wherever you can: Tonight Ben Swann will do another Reality Check on where are these Syrian rebels(jihadists) coming from. We can also assume there are Mossad and our intelligence kicking things up as well. I will continue to try and open people’s eyes=especially the Christian right who is being used as a tool by Israel and the NWO. They are slaughtering Christians right and left there and of course blaming it on the Assad government. The Christian community that is suppose to have so much influence on the Republican party is completely silent supporting a man who supports arming these murderers and killing fellow Christians. Instead, they are anticipating WW111 and the fulfillment of prophecy. Just had a discussion with a relative who is a Christian and thinks this is absolutely immoral. Also, I want to correct some information about the station Ben Swann works for.
    From Ben Swann to clarify about his station …Yes, we are not owned by Fox but by Raycom media. Raycom is not owned by employees but is a stand alone media company that produces news in 40 or so tv markets across the nation with various network affiliations.

  • Surfisher

    Google — what travesty (click your full name…and Google will show all your personal INFO — such as your home address, where you work, home and business phone number, relatives and so forth — TOTAL INVASION OF PRIVACY)!


    Ask the below (and Google is MUTE — LOL, considering their CEO is part of the Bilderberg Gang…not surprising)!

    “Name of Senators that voted FOR the Cybersecurity act of 2012″ — no results!

    “Cybersecurity act of 2012 — which Senators voted for it?” — no results!

    LOL — Bilderberg’s fair-haired child, Google, is nothing but their Puppet anti-Freedom info collector!

    How can Americans find out the 46 Senators’ Names and Party Affiliation that voted FOR Spying on American People?

    Hope someone here can identify these 46 creatures — so I can spread their Infamy (and ask all True Americans to their LEGAL best to make sure they never hold office again)!

  • Surfisher

    Ron Paul to WIN — or America to END 2012!

    All REAL Americans, and ALL the People around the world— that believe in Liberty, Prosperity, Honesty, Truth, Goodness and Self-determination —are for Ron Paul.

    President Paul wants to save our Nation and heal the World, and desires nothing for himself — making him a True Patriot (unlike the megalomaniacs that want The Presidency, so they can get a bigger pie, and engorge themselves further at the people’s expense — marking them as Leeches on the path to suck US dry)!

    Ron Paul has awoken the Sleeping Giant that is We, The People! We are growing in numbers and our voice is no longer distant thunder — but a Roaring Storm that’s approaching and eventually will wipe out the PUPPETEERS that have stolen Our Nation!

    We are the MANY, while the Criminals in Power, that want to control us, are the FEW (and their subhuman squeals are getting weaker)!

  • CIA does a lot of criminal activity even with civilains.I have narrated a conspiracy done by then in my link.This shows corruption in intelligence agency. They need to be dismantled and replaced with something which respect human values.Please do read it and spread.

  • French Canadian

    Al Qaeda: Pride of The CFR (VIDEO)

    Aug 8, 2012

    “Senior Council on Foreign Relations fellow Ed Husain has hailed the presence of Al-Qaeda terrorists in Syria, praising their fighting prowess in aid of FSA rebels while also lauding the increasing number of successful bombings carried out by Al-Qaeda fighters.”

  • French Canadian

    Right on topic:

    The Rot at The Top with Gerald Celente (VIDEO)


    Aug 8, 2012

    “The Trends Research Institute analyzes world- shaping events and forecasts tomorrows trends. Many of our on-trend forecasts often go undetected by conventional forecasters or run counter to the broad spectrum of expert opinion.”

  • French Canadian

    Another victory!

    Kurt Haskell Wins House of Representatives Primary in Michigan


    Kurt Haskell came to public attention following the so-called underwear bomber incident on Christmas Day, 2009. He was on a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit when Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab feebly attempted to ignite PETN bomb. Haskell also witnessed a “sharp dressed man” ushering Abdulmutallab on the flight prior to the supposedly flubbed attack despite the fact the Nigerian did not have a passport.

    Haskell told his story during a December 29, 2009 appearance on the Alex Jones Show. He maintains that Abdulmutallab was carrying an inoperative bomb and was set-up as a patsy.

    Following sensationalized corporate media coverage of the incident, the Department of Homeland Security instituted more stringent TSA procedures and introduced naked body scanners in U.S. airports.

    Haskell was subsequently called as a witness in Abdulmutallab’s trial. The accused terrorist, however, decided to not plead guilty at the last moment and Haskell was unable to testify.

    Haskell told Alex Jones after the reversal that he planned to file a civil lawsuit against the government.

  • robin
    Help support the Maine delegates by signing this petition…

  • robin

    French Canadian,
    A number of law students read what these lawyers put together and said it was a mess and why he ruled the way he did. They are going to refile I believe and they need to clean it up. It still isn’t over. Some people said that this judge left the door open, but that he couldn’t do anything else because of what I just said.

  • French Canadian


    After Judge Roberts saying that Obamacare was constitutional, I believe Alex Jones had it with the Courts…lol. He knew at the very start that Lawyers for Ron Paul was a lost case and probably didn’t even followed on it. He knows so much about corruption, this is why he knows about things before they even happen. It is a blue print that they follow. When you have studied the blue print… you know what will happen. And once again he was right.

    The Courts are as corrupted and infiltrated as the rest of the system, since they are part of the system. Corruption is like a cancer spreading to all cells of the body. Do not expect anything good coming out of the Courts. Even if I hoped for good results, I personally didn’t expect too much out of it… I am also very aware of the blue print.

    Abolish the Courts!
    Abolish the whole corrupted system!

    Start all over with the Constitution as your only guide.

  • robin
  • robin

    French Canadian,
    I’m so surprised Alex Jones didn’t have a show on this. Here it is from Ben Swann about the lawsuit in California…
    Ben Swann WXIX
    Looks like Judge Carter has granted the RNC’s motion to dismiss but WITHOUT PREJUDICE… meaning that they may still be in violation of the Voting Rights Act of 1971.

    Below is the Ruling Issued by Judge Carter 08-07-2012

    “For the foregoing reasons, the Court GRANTS Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss.
    …See More
    Delegates vs RNC – ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANTS’ MOTION TO DISMISS – Free download as PDF File (.pdf), text file (.txt) or read online for free. UNITED STATES

  • Citizen

    Dr Paul delivers another Texas Straight Talk lecture speaking the truth about the American Empire “outreach” program.

    After all, Syria does have some strategic advantages for the “empire”,
    border with Iran, oil, minerals, makes perfect sense to pick up some cheap real estate.

    The Warfare State needs another conflict to test those new micro drones too…

    Perfect Empire Expansion Opportunity!

  • French Canadian

    Al Qaeda is a creation of the CIA.
    The CIA works hand in hand with Al Qaeda.
    Al Qaeda is the CIA.

    Abolish the CIA.

    • Citizen

      Yep, I agree…
      They are both “Terrorist” organizations that seek to destabilize everything they encounter.

      We need to clean up the elected registry, delete a bunch of bureaucracy and defrag the establishment….
      Then “reboot” the whole political system!