Ron Paul: We’re Already Very Much Involved in Syria


Neil Cavuto: This is Neil Cavuto, and whether President Obama ends up sending troops or just some well-placed tomahawks, the President is in a very tough placed now. He’s already warned Syria that if he ever got proof it used chemical weapons on its people, there would be hell to pay, even if we can’t pay for that hell. Dr. Ron Paul says, the truth is, consequences costs, so quit offering ultimatums we can’t pay for, even if we did have the money to pay for them. The Congressman and former presidential candidate joins us right now. Congressman, you would just say, “Don’t even get involved, let the Syrians do whatever they want”?

Ron Paul: Yes, pretty much that way, because it’s not our business, our national security isn’t threatened, and it smells a little bit like the argument going into Iraq: weapons of mass destruction, poisonous gasses, and all that. He drew the line in the sand, or whatever he called it, but for him to worry about going over that line, I don’t know where the evidence is. No, they don’t have evidence, I think he overstated that in the first place, and he shouldn’t be in a dilemma, he should just stay out of it.

Neil Cavuto: What if they did have unequivocal evidence that Bashar al-Assad is using these weapons routinely against his own people, Congressman, more than the former President Bush had on the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq?

Ron Paul: Well, look how many hundreds of millions of people were killed in the 20th century by bad regimes? I would say that the likelihood of that happening is slim, so I would still argue the case for staying out of it, unless they were using it against us and affecting our national security. But they couldn’t possibly use it against us if we weren’t in their backyard. I mean, we’re in Jordan, and I’m sure we have plenty of CIA agents already in Syria. We support the Syrian rebels, so we’re already very much involved. So whether you’re machine-gunned, or you’re gassed or a drone missile kills you, it’s still very, very dangerous. But I think we’re looking for trouble by being there. And to answer your questions, no, just because there’s evidence that they do have a weapon, I would say that is not a justification to send our young people over there to get killed.

Neil Cavuto: In other words, killing people is killing people, whether you’re doing it with chemical weapons or shooting them on the streets.

Ron Paul: Yes, you want to minimize that. The responsibility for an American public official should be to make sure Americans don’t get involved needlessly, don’t get involved in the internal affairs of other nations, and don’t set the stage for a lot of Americans being killed. So there’s a lot of responsibility there. But I think going in is the worst thing to do, especially under these circumstances, especially because it would take a lot of convincing to have the American people actually believe that Assad is a threat to us and he actually has weapons that we’re threatened by. They’ve been through those lies before, and they’re not going to buy into it this time, I think they’re healthily skeptical of this right now.

Neil Cavuto: And we’re a lot poor than we were when prior threats were made, right, so we don’t have the money. But we could put it, as we do with so much else, on the credit card, I guess. But your point is that whether we can afford this or not, we just dig a deeper whole every time we do it?

Ron Paul: Yes, and that’s part of the reason. But the first reason is we don’t have the moral imperative to go there, we don’t the legal authority to do it, it never works and it backfires on us. And to climax the whole argument, we don’t have any money. And this is what brings great nations down, they think they own the world and they spread themselves around too much. It brought the Soviets down and it’s going to bring us down. Because this is one place I think the American people from the Left and Right could come together and say, “Let’s not close down the airports, and let’s not take away child healthcare, but let’s quit fighting these wars. These wars overseas are costing us trillions of dollars a year, and we have nothing to show for it except more enemies. So to me, the logical place to cut is overseas. But we keep expanding it, and it’s a sacred cow and we can’t cut a nickel out of the military. This proposal, which was all fictitious about cutting FAA funds and closing some of the airports and causing great problems for the American people, why didn’t they just save twice that much from some of this nonsense overseas? But no, they never suggest that, it’s a sacred cow, the military-industrial complex controls things, and you’re not even allowed to criticize it and say too much money is being spent.

Neil Cavuto: And, bottom line, we haven’t found replacement cuts for the workers, so points well taken. Ron Paul, thank you very, very much.

Ron Paul: Sure thing.

  • Dont talk about intellect and shit, you stupid.

  • Correct! Ron Paul wants to abolish the IRS and remove all taxes, slash military spending by 60% and reduce federal government to a comity. Which means states will need to raise revenue by aggressive traffic fines, land taxes, poll taxes, massively increasing court fines (because he says we can’t afford the jails) and increase the cost of education and healthcare. … Do you research, the mans a dangerous fool, who wants to take America back to the future.


  • Ah all of a sudden it´s the income tax, before you said: “This idiot wanted to remove ALL taxes, how’s that gonna work?”

  • Ive just reviewed ALL your comments on YouTube, and you have the nerve to call me a moron LOL . You’re a fucking joke with too much time on your hands. If you want information about Ron Paul re Income taxes, just Google it like everyone else MORON… You obviously obtain your education via YouTube DICK HEAD. Get and education before its too late… By the way, given your low level of intellect, I’d be careful who you poke a stick at next time, because being Dumb & Stupid, is not a good look

  • Tom

    Oh please just GO away…You are so out of touch. Our brave Law enforcement did a great job!

  • In fact Ron Paul would´ve been one of the few presidents to take action regarding a nuclear false flag.
    Hey moron where´s the video that says that RP wanted to remove all taxes?

  • You have become nazified without realizing it. Besides a few shills who want to be part of a foreign puppet gov nobody ever asked for help.Your world ruling fantasies clearly show how sick you are. You need to be isolated in an asylum.

  • Who ever wanted US military help ?
    Irak ?China ?
    We kick you USA looser in your ass as a good salary.
    Did US pay Germany any money for their help in Afganistan ??
    Without us you loosers have no chance nowhere,
    Thats the reason YOU always call for help.
    Now do your war crimes alone !!
    Syria is a state attacked by terrorists fro AL-kaida !
    And you don’t have enough money to feed your negroes in the ghetto concentration camps,they will uprise one day and you call for help 🙂

  • Thank God Ron Paul never won the presidential race. I get the feeling he wouldn’t take action even if someone sent a nuclear device hidden in a shipping container to New York. Which by the way, ALL US security analysts agree has a 95% chance of happening within the next few years. President Ron Paul would likely say. “Well we don’t really know who’s responsible, besides America can’t afford to do anything about it, cause we’re broke” This idiot wanted to remove ALL taxes, how’s that gonna work?

  • I think you’re confused between isolationism and non-interventionism. The former cuts off diplomatic ties and trade while the later only cuts off diplomatic ties in so far that they could cause us to make “allies” and draw us needlessly into wars – see WW1.

  • Just because you don’t start tons of wars and send troops to every country doesn’t mean you’re isolationist. Is Switzerland isolationist? No, they still trade, make deals, etc., with everyone. That’s what the US should do.

  • Ron Paul IS MY president.

  • I agree/disagree with Ron Paul! We’re no-longer can be isolationists, like before WWII, WHERE DID THAT GET US! Nor can we get into every armed conflict in the world! We simply cannot afford it! There has to be a balance! You know if we started to “charge money for intervention from these countries” who want our help all the time I wonder how fast they would call us! SO BE IT, if we’ve become the worlds police-man then all countries NEED TO PAY US! Yes, I know we have an obligation with NATO

  • Neil Cavuto, SO WHEN DID THE WOLD PROMOTE US TO “POLICE KEEPERS OF THE WORLD”???? If unequivocally proof comes forward; then I would believe an international United Nation Peace keeping force should be mobilized, including Russians and Chinese! Like when George Bush Sr. got an international congression to go into Iraq and fight! Yes, Russia and China were ask, they declined, but Russia loaned us a drive on, drive off cargo caring ship! Chemical Weapons goes against the Geneva Convention!

  • It’s funny on the Huffing-post the commenters insult Ron Paul’s new institute on foreign policy
    It’s funny because it shows how much the hard left really believes in interventionism and meddling in the affairs of othersf
    Ron Paul is one of the few sensible people because he doesn’t play politics

  • RON PAUL!…Hey!…Where are you?!…


  • Ron Paul would be our President if it wasnt for the rnc lying and changing the rules by the order of the nwo puppet masters. The puppets in dc are trying to completely take out the 22nd amendment of the Constitution to keep their destroyer of America in office forever again by the order of the nwo puppet masters. We are living in the endtimes. The return of Jesus Christ is drawing closer as each day passes. God Bless All.

  • Completely agree.

    But in 2016 we’ll have the best president America will have had in at least a century.

  • Best President America never had…..

  • boss