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.

  • listen to yourself. nothing but hate. learn the evidence from architects and engineers for 911 truth, firefighters for 911 truth and pilots for 911 truth. learn the real evidence from the experts and try to argue against the evidence instead of spewing hate and insults.

  • You’re truly are a moron azapota1. Being a billionaire does not preclude or ban you from the senate, if fact it probably improves your chances because you would have more campaign resources. You just have to declare it. ALL political candidates have their finances audited to expose any possible conflict of interest situations. I thought you would know that Einstein. You need to get yourself an education dude, and stop wasting my time

  • I know that his finances were thoroughly vetted during the election, so your “billionaire” claim is just make-believe, as is your implication regarding WWII. I know plenty, enough to know this is a load of bullshit. Troll somewhere else.

  • “Christian Zionism” is profoundly un-Christian, and it is the misplaced enthusiasm of Christian Zionists that makes these tragic interventions in the Middle East happen. Let’s hope we can bring these confused souls back to authentic Chrisitianity, through gentle scriptural exegesis. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall inherit the earth.

  • No, I think the military should be stripped to the bone, No, I think we should have never intervened in Nazi Europe, No, I think the IRS & taxes should be abolished, No I think jails should be closed down to safe even more money. “the man’s more educated?” Are you serious you moron. Ron Paul is part of the problem, stripping the wealth from unsuspecting Mom & Pop investors on the stock market.You know nothing about this billionaire pariah. His policies in this planet in chaos is dangerous


  • You don’t think the military is bloated? You don’t think we should stop intervening in other countries’ internal affairs when we can’t afford to run our own? You don’t think we’re being taxed too much? You don’t think any of our money is being wasted? You don’t think a reduction in inmates makes jails more affordable? You don’t think education and healthcare would be more affordable unsubsidized? Do YOUR research; the man’s more educated about economics and foreign policy than anyone here.

  • French Canadian

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  • Pete

    You won’t believe this till you hear the words coming out of his mouth..Remember GENERAL WESLEY CLARK -retired -gives interview -snip; “Bush Administration PLANNED TO TAKE DOWN 7 COUNTRIES IN 5 YEARS: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Iran
    1min youtube: watch; The Plan — according to U.S. General Wesley Clark


    excerpt from ‘America; Freedom to Fascism’ -Russo on his documentary

    “In 1913 America was a free country. Then a band of powerful bankers achieved their fathers’ and grandfathers’ goal and America has never been the same.
    Woodrow Wilson was our President at the time. This band of banksters (JP Morgan, Paul Warburg and John D. Rockefeller amongst others) bribed senators to pass the Federal Reserve Act. The Act was passed on Christmas Eve (as many senators were with their families) and it was done without the required constitutional amendment. This is how the Federal Reserve Act came into being. These Banksters understood: whoever issued the money for America would control the Government.
    Our Government gave these Banksters their most important power, and now had to borrow money from them and pay interest to finance our Government.
    This was the most diabolical fraud ever perpetrated on the American people. Later, in 1919, Woodrow Wilson said,“I am the most unhappy man, I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is now controlled by its system of credit. We are no longer a government by free opinion; no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men”

    “Give me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes it’s laws”-Mayer Amschel Rothschild

    “The process by which money is created is so simple that the mind is repelled.
    The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is one in which complexity is used to disguise truth or to evade truth, not to reveal it” -Money from whence it came John Kenneth Galbraith. Famed economist author and adviser to Presidents Roosevelt-Truman-Kennedy

    “It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning” Henry Ford

    “That is what our money system is. If there were no debts in our money system, there wouldn’t be any money” -Marriner S.Eccles -Gov the Federal Reserve Board.
    Playing us for fools -The truth is the private for profit Federal Reserve +Private Bank of England /ECB/ Rothschilds/Morgan/Warburg etc are consortia of private International bankers,money-changer con-men -the type mentioned in the bible

    Pull the pants up -don’t kid yourselves a moment longer -the banking system was made by thieving psychos who wanted it to work for themselves -there is no fire alarm and the building is on fire!

  • Who? Rand?

  • But that is simply not true, you are a gullible fool living in a bubble of illusion. Also, all the venom and hate is coming from you. Nobody believes in your fears, Get It?. You are like a frightened spoiled little child, who can’t get his mother to believe there are monsters living under his bed.

  • there is a mountain of evidence that proves beyond doubt the official 911 narrative is a lie. you truth deniers are denying the noses on your faces. just look at all the hate in your comment. you cant touch the evidence so all you deniers do is spew hate and insults.

  • “goes mainstream?” do you mean as opposed to conspiracy theories? There’s always a percentage of incredulous, rumor-mongering and suspicious people like yourself, eager to find the worst in people, and spread misinformation when you can’t prove any of your lies. YOU are obviously one of these types. You must be eating up inside with envy, jealousy and hatred for those who have made something of their lives. There’s a word in the English language which describes you perfectly: LOATHSOME !

  • Well of course we’re very much involved in Syria… that’s an understatement. I think what Dr. Paul meant was that we’re very much involved in PLANET EARTH… and also the moon and Mars. Damn, how long will be before we start policing Pluto?

  • all terrorist attacks in the US are committed by our own government. if the truth ever goes mainstream people like you and Rachel maddow and bill maher are going to feel really stupid. you will learn the truth: the whole time the clueless idiot was you.

  • Ron Paul should say that bombing people is a strange form of help.

  • robin

    French Canadian, Not sure if you are going to see this or not, but again, the question remains with all of AJ’s resources why didn’t he do a more thorough investigation of the Boston Bombing ? Just enough to get people riled up, but not enough to bring anymore transparency. This is what concerns us about him that he incites fear and insurrection, but doesn’t ever really get to the bottom of an issue. He finally came out and admitted many of his family members are part of the CIA. So, again why didn’t he do a thorough background check on Jeff Bauman? This would have determined whether this was staged or not and put this to rest. He never does this, and we have to ask why? He keeps people riled up and you have to ask what purpose does he really serve? These are questions we have to ask because we believe there are people even in the alternative media that are leading the opposition exactly where they want us to go just as they did in the former Soviet Union. When people rise up with their guns in hand, (which he promotes) then the government can step in and say it was your choice and we are protecting the citizenry. People are put in places to serve an agenda in a way that even those that support these people don’t see. I know you don’t look at it the same way, but we are very wary of anyone that has been allowed to move up because they usually play into the equation in some way to fulfill the agenda. It’s why many in the liberty movement don’t trust AJ. I still watch his programs to hear what his guests have to say, and remind myself that people are not always the way they appear and to get my information from a multitude of sources to get to the bottom of an issue.

  • Ive run out, that’s why I’m on YouTube

  • Take your Prozac.

  • Cavuto is a good guy, he’s always been fair to Ron and has him more often than anyone else.

  • Fox news truth news straight to ur tv! Love it! Hey fox and cavuto eat a dick u dirty evanlagist zionist pigs