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?


  • French Canadian


    This is exactly what Alex Jones said on his show yesterday. I agree with both of you. Killing innocent people all over the world and nobody lifts an eyebrow. Total hypocrisy. Today, Alex produced a video where they have blown up Obama’s tear video… and guess what? There was no tear of course. All he wants to do is ban guns, that is his only goal.

    And who knows? Was this staged like the Batman event and Colombine? How convenient the timing was. The Globalists like to target kids like in Oklahoma City, the emotions goes skyhigh in the public. Many witnesses spoke of a second gunman, that is not a good sign. Or was he drugged out of his mind with Big Pharma poison?

    Here is an interesting article about this by Mike Adams:

    School shooter Adam Lanza likely on meds; labeled as having ‘personality disorder’

    Many other great articles on this subjects at Infowars today.

  • wRONg Paul is, was, and always be remembered as a complete and total fuckin’ JACKASS!

  • Stand by: calculation in progress…..

    Stand by: calculation complete…..

    Stand by: tabulating results…..

    Tabulation complete…..

    # of shits given = 0


  • ” = inches moron. why don’t you try answering my question? who did you vote for? …and to answer your question, i’m an american and competed in martial arts. i thought i already told you that. how clueless are you? …now, answer my questions, asshole.

  • Well, our motto is

    “By deception, thou shalt do war.”

    Wait a minute…

  • HEADS UP EVERYONE . “At this time back in 1913 when most of congress was home for Christmas is when they got together to pass the Federal Reserve act” So if they want to pass either gun laws or some debt limit increase without Congress this is when they will do it. What can we do?

  • HEADS UP EVERYONE . “At this time back in 1913 when most of congress was home for Christmas is when they got together to pass the Federal Reserve act” So if they want to pass either gun laws or some debt limit increase without Congress this is when they will do it. What can we do?

  • Thanks for your contribution to man kind, especially to the hearts and minds of our young people. I trust God to protect you for many years to come. I no longer choose to be associated with the actions of my country and am voting with my feet. If the dust settles before I die I will return with a healing hand.

  • america is heading into a cave of darkness..

  • robin

    What hypocrisy we have in this country? Where is the outcry and outpouring of prayers for the innocent victims of our drone strikes and Black Op operations from our intelligence community? Are we so ethnocentric that we can’t see that we condone these acts of violence everyday with our tax dollars and by sitting in silence, allow innocent children and adults to be killed. Then we have Obama turning on the tears while he continues his drone strikes in so many countries. Oh, that’s right they are simply “collateral damage”. It just makes me sick.

  • 14 stone 73?…..and you voted in the US presidential election? Please explain how a Limey poofter like you gets to vote in an American election.

  • listen buddy, i didn’t vote for Ron Paul. i voted third party but you don’t see me trolling obama and romney videos do you? my lifetime resume’ probably exceeds yours in spades. be careful who you call a whackjob yo-yo. i’m over 14 stone, 73″, war vet, martial arts competitor, and business major. who did you vote for? not only am i stronger than you (most likely) i’m also WAY smarter than you. do yourself a favor and stop trolling.

  • I know this is out of topic, but the Newtown school shooting has once again people scrambling left and right about the 2nd Amendment. Seriously, what’s happening to the USA, such a thing would be unimaginable just 25-30 years ago. Wonder what Dr. Paul has to say about the LATEST mass killing USA?

  • Oh, my life is full and serene. I have no need of a phony guru, unlike you. You paultards are just a run of the mill freakshow! You tell me to get a life? You sir, need to have a psychiatric intervention, you fuckin’ whackjob yo-yo.

  • French Canadian

    Pastor James David Manning is calling for a boycott of Obama inauguration in January.

    We Can Not Endure Four More Years of Obama

  • Glad to hear Dr. Paul openly acknowledge that the CIA runs the drug supply!

  • you’re the dork, moron. he isn’t even in office anymore so why do you give a shit? holy fuck, you’re batshit crazy. when you point your finger there are 3 pointing back. get a life!

  • It’s all going to end in a bloody showdown Dr. Paul. Mark my words

  • My point is, wRONg Paul and his batshit crazy ideas and convictions are IRRELEVANT, you weird-ass fuckin’ dork!

  • Surfisher

    Barack Hussein Obama is our president…?

    How low has our Nation sunk to have someone, that can’t even put two words together without a teleprompter, usurp the White House residency?!

    This clown is not fit to run the night-shift at a 7-11 store….

    Spread this 1 minute video like Wildfire!