Ron Paul: No More Covert Wars and Coups in Foreign Lands!

by Ron Paul

Earlier this month we learned that the Obama Administration is significantly expanding the number of covert Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) agents overseas. From just a few hundred DIA agents overseas today, the administration intends to eventually deploy some 1,600 covert agents. The nature of their work will also shift, away from intelligence collection and more toward covert actions. This move signals a major change in how the administration intends to conduct military and paramilitary operations overseas. Unfortunately it is not a shift toward peace, but rather to an even more deadly and disturbing phase in the “war on terror.”

Surely attacks on foreign countries will increase as a result of this move, but more and more the strikes will take place under cover of darkness and outside the knowledge of Congress or the American people. The move also represents a further blurring of the lines between the military and intelligence services, with the CIA becoming more like a secret military unto itself. This is a very troubling development.

In 2010, I said in a speech that there had been a CIA coup in this country. The CIA runs the military, the drone program, and they are in drug trafficking. The CIA is a secretive government all on its own. With this new expanded Defense Intelligence Agency presence overseas it will be even worse. Because the DIA is operationally under control of the Pentagon, direct Congressional oversight of the program will be more difficult. Perhaps this is as intended. The CIA will be training the DIA in its facilities to conduct operations overseas. Much of this will include developing targeting data for the president’s expanding drone warfare program.

Already the president has demonstrated his preference for ever more drone attacks overseas. In Pakistan, for example, President Obama has in his first four years authorized six times more drone strikes than under all eight years of the Bush Administration. Nearly three thousand individuals have been killed by these drones, many of those non-combatants.

President Obama said recently of Israel’s strikes against the Palestinians in Gaza, “No country on Earth would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders.” This announcement by the administration amounts to precisely that: the US intends to rain down ever more missiles on citizens overseas. I believe what the president says about Israel is true everywhere, so what about those overseas who live in fear of our raining missiles? How will they feel about the United States? Is it not possible that we may be inviting more blowback by expanding the covert war overseas? Does that make us safer?

An exhaustive study earlier this year by Stanford and New YorkUniversity law schools found that US drone strikes on Pakistan are “damaging and counterproductive,” potentially creating more terrorists than they kill. Its recommendations of a radical re-appraisal of the program obviously fell on deaf ears in the administration.

Thousands of new DIA spies are to be hired and placed undercover alongside their CIA counterparts to help foment ever more covert wars and coups in foreign lands. Congress is silent. Where will it all end?


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  • maria holland

    I just hope the elite is not tracking down every opponent to the current system, to target them for depopulation, which of course would be every Ron Paul supporter, of which I am his no 1 fan. The new world order ect. Truth is never tolerated.
    I love Ron Paul!!!!!

  • Morl3

    Ron Paul, don’t go away, the country needs you. Does Rand share the same belief’s? I sure hope he does. You need to get Presidential, you already are saying the right things, now you need to put on the polish! Don’t be to radical, American’s can’t handle the Truth, pick your fight and drive it home, stay focused, you can’t change the world in one election, but you sure can give it a damn good try.
    You are so right about the Fed. I don’t think it will ever go away, to powerful and corrupt. What the bankers did to this country is unforgivable, worst ripoff in history, and NO ONE in jail, NO ONE, now we know how connected they really are!

  • lol yea because he is crazy? WTF

  • LOL people still follow this crazy loser?! Wtf?

  • Rand Paul voted for the Indefinite Detention of American Citizens without trial as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013!: ipetitions . com/petition/recall-rand-paulrecallrandpaul

  • run for president i will vote for you

  • run for president i will vote for you

  • TP Das

    It’s time people stood up and just say “Paul is the Real President. We are not
    listening anymore to this administration. Stop sending in taxes. Do what Iceland
    has done NOW!”

  • dear ron paul,i am 75 years old and i have seen a lot of bad things happening just like you have also,so why dont we have the real RON PAUL REVOLUTION,has there been any more thoughts about taking texas out of the union and you becoming president or whatever,because america is really going to pot,it has more than a thousand military bases and that alone is an act of war against the rest of the world.i think the time has come to get off our arses and do something stop talking and do something really positive,as things stand we will never have world peace,all the war mongering that is being done in the world today is being done by three rogue nations,and they are AMERICA,BRITAIN and ISRAEL so lets just call them the ABI NETWORK,and its plain to see that netenyahu does not want peace, it really is long past time for america to break away,so all it needs is someone to start the ball rolling now today and not tomorrow for tomorrow never comes.


  • CIA that brought us the bay of pigs, CIA messed up then, they still messed up big time

  • CIA that brought us the bay of pigs, CIA messed up then, they still messed up big time

  • of course he’s a cranky old man. he put up with a lot of shit from people like you probably longer than you’ve been alive. what’s your point, toll?

  • wRONg Paul is a cranky old geezer, no more,no less. He’s just a fuckin’ jackass!

  • Michael Hayes

    It will end when a sufficiency of people world wide have decided that it shall…

  • Dr. Paul has been wandering through the wilderness for a long time now. It is time for us to take up the mantle. This revolutionary movement cuts through the many boundaries that were put in place to keep us separated. This revolutionary movement transcends the cult of personality that would further separate us. When money trumps the Constitution and common sense, it is time to take a stand.Thank you, Dr. Paul, for keeping hope alive.The torch is being handed off to the next generation.

  • Patty Hankins

    Now our military wants to openly target children. In response to the killing in October of 3 Afghani children who were simply collecting dung so their mother could cook dinner, Lt. Col Marion Carrinton said in the Military Times that in addition to targeting military age males, he wants to “open the aperture” to also target “children with potential hostile intent”.


  • Sharon Duncan

    This article about Covert War is shocking! But, that’s what we need, to be shocked into the reality that our freedom is slipping away. One of the most important things Ron Paul has done, is to tell us the truth. Most importantly, he has opened the eyes of young people, who are not willing to accept what is happening in our country. Time will tell, but I believe we are quickly reaching the breaking point and big changes in our current government are inevitable.

  • I want 4 more years of freedom and less taxes.