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. Mitt’s video on Fox — Rmoney announces the NEXT President of the USA…(minute 7:36 and on) Paul Ryan!

    We all know by now, that the Mitt has no real brain, being is a plastic human facsimile…his movements are so life-like, that people forget he is not a real human boy. But even a wooden-head like him, should have memorized that HE wants to become Dictator of the USA (and announce Himself, NOT Paul Ryan as the Next US President)!

    How incredible is this — hope, all that care to waste 25 minutes of their life, watch it! Because, it has some incredible MOMENTS!
    ——————————————————–

    1) Rmoney says about Ryan (about minute 7:36+): “Join me, in welcoming the next President of the United States — Paul Ryan!”

    2) At about minute 7:57 — Ryan makes a dramatic descent from the retired ship, tilting his helmet-like-blackened hairdo until hugs and kisses are exchanged with Rmonkey (this loving exchange between Mormon and Catholic continues till it becomes too sugary…then, waving at the shills bussed-in to MAKE IT LOOK LIKE real Americans actually participated in this charade — minute 8:58).

    3) At about minute 9:03 Ryan says: “WOW” — an intelligent reply while his hair-piece is waving a strand of horse-tail at the back of his head (till minute 9:17), worthy of Our Gang’s jealousy by Alfalfa or Buckwheat (take your choice).

    4) at 9:23 more Hugs — and Rmonkey admits he makes mistakes! Still more patting between these two, till minute 9:37…LOL!

    Sorry, but had enough of this dog-and-pony show by then!

    If you want to waste your time to see it all — it’s your privilege.

    http://www.2012presidentialelectionnews.com/2012/08/video-romney-introduces-paul-ryan-as-his-running-mate/comment-page-1/#comment-169744

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  2. So finaly Romney DID pick a Paul for his V.P…. lol

    Romney campaign confirms Paul Ryan as running mate
    http://www.infowars.com/romney-campaign-confirms-paul-ryan-as-running-mate/

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  3. “Stop and consider, the U. S. Supreme Court now has six Catholics and three Jews. The election of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan as president and vice president would mean that there would be no Protestant in the top positions of the executive and judicial branches of government.”

    Of course, the Mitt & Von Ryan’s Express would be defeated, so we’ll be stuck with the further destruction of the US by Insane Hussein!

    Attaboy….

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  4. Surfisher,
    We have the illusion that when we go to the polls, or vote by mail, that our vote counts. I have sent everyone I know Hacking Democracy and share what Bev Harris told me when I talked to her early in the new year. We have to wake people up that the elections are rigged in many cities and counties across America. We still believe in the illusion that they want us to believe that our vote matters. This is what I will work on in my state=bringing integrity back to this process. Our secretary of state GOP candidate this year knew nothing about election or voter fraud, so we sent him information and I will find out now whether he has done his homework. The one we have now wanted to have internet voting, so I think that says it all there. She has done nothing for our state. I wish we could go to Tampa, but I will be there in spirit with my fellow patriots and pray as many people are there as possible armed with their cell phones to record what happens there by the military/police and the RNC, etc.

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  5. Democrats and Republicans are absolutely the SAME in that they could “Give-a-Damn” about the American people. The only thing that they care about is enriching themselves and passing legislation that enriches their Campaign “Bribers” (I mean Donors). We, the American people are good for ONLY ONE THING – VOTES! But as soon as they get elected, they break promises and govern against the Will of the People and in favor of their Campaign Bribers. The Democrats and Republicans both have increased our National Debt to unsustainable levels. They’re both “In-the-Pockets” of the Wall Street Bankers, the Special Interests and the Money Manipulators.

    Absolutely NOTHING will change until we, the American people, get on the REAL issues – not the issues “made-up” by the Media.

    Maybe you’ll understand it this way…

    Spread this 4 minute video!

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  6. I think Lew Rockwell utters my sentiments exactly about Paul Ryan, but what does it matter because as long as Romney is the GOP choice, I will never vote for him or whoever he picks. The fact he does this now is just another example of how he has undermined the process from the very beginning and when our own GOP in our state says he is our nominee it tells me they continue to sell their souls to the devil. Santorum and Rand Paul speaking on behalf of the Tea Party=which is nothing like what it was when Ron Paul started it. These folks all are imposters-Bachmann, McCain, Sarah Palin, Santorum, Newt Gingrich. It’s been hijacked. I will continue to tell people I know that think Santorum is the cats pajamas that this is a Christian who is a complete fraud and promotes hate mongering(self-righteous, ego maniac) and believes he has the right to legislate morality, but does not want government in our business. They got to have him to continue to get support from the religious right who have no idea they are being led by the anti=Christ. He also has no integrity or a ethical or moral compass, although he puts himself up there with Jesus. I still can’t believe how many Christians I know are completely blinded by someone who carries the banner of the devil himself.

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/117862.html- a neocon trying to be a fiscal conservative and pretending he is like Ron Paul…

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  7. Douglas,
    My husband and I plan to work as hard as we can on the local and state level because we have more control over changing things from the ground up. That means getting the right people elected and getting people to talk about issues . From our county commissioners, state representatives, federal representatives(keeping the heat on) and Governor. From environmentalists to our dairy farmers and fishermen-working on issues that involve UN Agenda 21. Working with our sheriff by continuing to send him information to update him on the latest issues involving gun control and martial law, etc. I will continue to work with people like Ben Swann on issues to expose which he has been doing. Someone at our last GOP meeting(former Hollywood Director who apparently was friends with Ronald Reagan) said people are used to sound bites and why Ben’s program can get more people to listen as it is short and gets right to the point and then asks the questions that we need to be asking. I will continue to wake one person at a time, and I’m finding many more are waking up. I even got a brain dead relative who only listens to Fox News and Bill O’Reilly to listen to Ben Swann’s programs. He has a short attention span, so this works well.

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  8. Douglass,

    Very interesting comment you just posted here.

    “… the brain washed majority is in power. So, what is your plan now?”

    You’ve got that right! So now the plan should be to continue to wake-up people, by bringning the brainwahed to listen to shows like Alex Jones and others. Because if the elites has gotten that far, it is only because people are ignorant of their plan. The Bible says:” My people perished for lack of knowledge”. Soon this blogsite will be deserted, if Ron Paul doesn’t win the nomination. This is why I keep posting links to Infowars.com, where the fight keeps a going stronger and stronger everyday. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!

    “… Let’s US give the Elite what they want. War! What else do the Elite live for? If we are to challenge them then let US challenge them in a way that they live for. Otherwise we all just a bunch of posters!”

    Of course Douglass, the elites wants war with us. What a better reason to not give them what they want? The first one to attack, always loses. If they ever attack first in a real physical war, of course the people will defend themselves (especially Americans with guns)…. and they will lose, cause we are many and they are few. Meanwhile, we can resist their tyranny by exposing it, saying no to their nonsense and by protesting everything that is against the Constitution. When enough people resist them, they back-up for a while. RESISTANCE IS VICTORY!

    But in the end, the elites will self destruct themselves. It is a matter of time. They are already in a panic mode, this is why they are trying to rush their tyranny. Knowing this should make us feel better. WE ARE ALREADY WINNING and THEY KNOW IT.

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  9. French Canadian robin Surfisher the brain washed majority is in power. So, what is your plan now?
    Ron Paul is the US Republics last chance. So then what?
    The collapse that is looming has been well planned out by the Elite forces? What does history tell US about this? The Elites Plans always fail and the Elite always lose control. Mainly because the Elite are a bunch of stupid trust babies who are more paranoid than you and I.
    My point is out of all your diligent observations what plan do you have to fight this other than the unprecedented work of Ron Paul? It is too easy to point out what we already know.
    Plans of action are acts of true war! What you think we can wage war through posts? Let’s US give the Elite what they want. War! What else do the Elite live for? If we are to challenge them then let US challenge them in a way that they live for. Otherwise we all just a bunch of posters!
    Out of all the power they have what more could they want but a real challenge to pit themselves upon! Otherwise their artificial power is like a dead fish floating upon the great waters. Without a slave population they are nothing. They have not yet achieved a complete slave race, though they pretend to flabbergast themselves into thinking that they already have.
    These final days are tolerated unto such a ludicrous fractional reserve civilization as a token and lesson to those who wish to advance onto the next level. God’s grace is so good that the utmost time is given to choose wisely. It is each Human beings true effort that attains true knowledge that which becomes eternal. Knowledge is eternal, capital is temporal.

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  10. Last week or the week before, I’ve poste here an interview with Dave Krieger on house forcelosures. It didn’t get any attention, since this comment wasn’t flagged.

    Today, he is back on the show by popular demand.. Even if you do not have a house, I.m sure you know someone who has one and who will lose it if he doesn’t get this information.. You will like this guy.

    This is MUST SEE interview.

    The interview starts at 1:14:58… just advance the cursor to that time:

    Alex Jones Show: Friday (8-10-12) Dave Krieger & Syrian Girl
    http://blogdogcicle.blogspot.ca/2012/08/alex-jones-show-friday-8-10-12-dave.html

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  11. Just got an email from the Vice=Chair of the Oregon GOP telling all PCP’s that we must rally behind Mitt Romney, who by the way has not been nominated yet(oh, that really doesn’t matter, does it?), and to dispel all the rumors and misunderstanding about what happened during the conventions. In the same breath, that they will have a meeting to talk about the future of the Oregon Party-more lip service and more deception. They are running scared because Ron Paul supporters are taking over the party positions. We will continue to fight for the democratic process and all those that have been disenfranchised.

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  12. To all Romney delegates,

    If you are PRO Guns, you better vote for Ron Paul in Tampa, because with Romney, your guns will be confiscated. Is this what you want? Is this REALLY what you want?
    Think about it and make the right decision.

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  13. Surfisher,
    Interesting that you brought up Newt because a Newt supporter suddenly put something on Ben’s Facebook to support Newt because he has a PHD, etc. She is one of those highly educated people, and I responded in kind about why we support Ron Paul and could never support someone with absolutely no integrity, someone who uses fear, intolerance and hate to get votes, and someone who is thoroughly brainwashed from all his higher education-simply knows how to work the system. She of course, did not respond to my post. I’m praying everyday for some divine justice here. I will continue to send information to key people in our GOP although we plan to participate in another group with more like=minded people who want to change this party at the local and state level where we can make a real difference. Working on the C issue with a local candidate who has a good chance of going to the legislature. I’m on his case now to get busy on the real issues not the typical we need jobs, jobs, jobs. Just the usual rhetoric. He also has been the first person that has said that legislators should not vote on issues when they have a conflict of interest, so I’ve been sharing about those people in our Congress and in key positions that have dual citizenship with Israel and isn’t this a conflict of interest when deciding on foreign policy issues that involve this country? I’m sending them Ben Swann’s Reality Check because it is short and to the point, otherwise they won’t take the time to watch it. His campaign manager is a long=time journalist who reports on stories that no one else does, so I can’t wait to hear what he says.

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  14. Surfisher,
    Do you have inside information we don’t have, or a gut feeling that Ron Paul will not only speak at the convention but be nominated? Ben did another incredible Reality Check on the Fast and Furious Scandal. He is one brave patriot. What I appreciate is he said it started in the Bush Administration because people need to recognize these things happen in both parties to promote the NWO. A relative just accused me of being one of those conspiracy theorists and of course, he is someone who gets all his news from Fox=Bill O’Reilly and finds anything on the internet that shows Muslims are all evil/Israel is a saint, etc. We got into a huge debate when I posted something about the USS Liberty incident and how the survivors want answers. In his eyes, Israel can do no wrong. The one good thing is it looks like he likes Ben Swann’s programs, so that is a start. I post them every week.
    http://www.fox19.com/story/19242729/fast-and-furious-about-us-backing-a-mexican-drug-cartel

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    • robin — great job on posting Reality Check (something the brainwashed masses are unfamiliar with — truth in Media)! Keep it up!

      Rmonkey is done! The RNC is finally recognizing the Fact, that flip-flopping Perfidy Mitt cannot defeat the ENEMY of The American People — the other Monkey that’s already occupied the White House!

      So, they are desperate to find a viable replacement — and will go for Brokered Convention (hoping to put the Newt as their alternative…but, Ron Paul will be there to speak, and there’ll be millions of REAL Americans outside the Tampa Conventions that will VOICE their DEMANDS that the ONLY True American Patriot — Ron Paul — WIN the NOMINATION)!

      We are the MANY — they are the FEW!

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  15. Ron Paul to WIN — or America to END 2012!
    (there are no other options!)

    All REAL Americans, and ALL 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)!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xq3BYw4xjxE

    Share!

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  16. Another fantastic and very powerful interview with Holland Vandennieuwenhof that you don’t want to miss on Gun Ban.

    The interview starts at: 2:24:30… just advance the cursor to that time:

    Alex Jones Show: Thursday (8-9-12) David Knight & Holland Vandennieuwenhof
    http://planet.infowars.com/video/alex-jones-show-thursday-8-9-12-david-knight-holland-vandennieuwenhof

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  17. 3rd party run.
    Platform of piece and real money.
    3rd party, Ron. Time to Run.

    Run Paul Run

    3rd party run.

    Will America get another chance at peace if you don’t?

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  18. Divisions appearing amongst GOP ranks against Romney (over Andrea Saul comments)
    http://www.dailypaul.com/248152/divisions-appearing-amongst-gop-ranks-against-romney-over-andrea-saul-comments

    Excerpts:

    “Keep FIGHTING for a brokered convention! Romney is HELPING us with all his screw ups and gaffes. Keep the PRESSURE and heat turned up HIGH on Romney. The more pressure and heat that can be applied the more gaffe’s that Romney and his team will make.

    Romney is continuing to slide in the polls and questions amongst die-hard GOP are starting to be asked about Romney’s nomination in Tampa”.

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  19. So much is going on now that it is making my head spin. Unfortunately, Ben said he won’t be able to go to the convention, but I’m hoping he will have people sending him information as soon as it happens. There is still a rumor that Ron Paul will be asked to speak. Also, the GOP has told Romney they want him to support auditing the Fed. We know it is a ploy to win Ron Paul supporters at the convention. They hope we will forget about how the RNC stole this election and disenfranchised us during the entire process. The DNC is doing the same thing with the guy who ran on the Democratic ticket in Tenn. who is a conservative/libertarian. Two heads of the same monster…

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  20. Robin,

    It is good to know that Alex jones doesn’t stand alone anymore. He’s been screaming bluddy murder about Al Qaeda and the CIA for 18 years. But people thought he was crazy… lol.

    You know what really saddens me? It’s to think that if Americans wouldn’t have snobbed Alex Jones for 18 years, you would never be in the mess you are now, and every American would have been awaken a long time ago. This is so sad!

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