Ron Paul on Obama’s Syria WMD Claim

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Ron Paul: Today, we heard from President Obama that the war in Syria will be escalated. He now has agreed to send weaponry in to assist the rebels. ‘Escalation’ is the proper word, because we’ve already been involved for quite a few months. We’ve been supporting the rebels for probably the past two years, supposedly for humanitarian reasons. But now there’s going to be a much more aggressive approach and we’re going to send weapons.

There are a few problems with this. First off, it’s war, and the second thing is, presidents aren’t supposed to start wars without permission from the people through a congressional declaration of war. And, besides, it’s not going to do us any good to expand in another war. And now we hear that most of the rebels are the Al-Qaida, they’re kind of in there as well. So this foreign policy we’ve been following now for so many years, is backfiring on us. It’s backfiring on us because guess who’s helping the rebels besides the United States, the Al-Qaida from Iraq. Before the Iraq war, there was no Al-Qaida in Iraq, now there is, and now there over there helping. And we think we’re going to sort this out after 2 years? The reason this is coming about is because the rebels are losing this war and we’ve been supporting the rebels. And I don’t think it’s possible to pick out the good guys here, there’s no way. I think we should pick out the good guys over here, the American people and the American tax payer, and think about what’s the best for America. And what we’re doing here is not the best in any way.

The one thing that I find rather ironic, because I was very much involved in the lead up to the Iraq war, is that the language is the same. They’re using the same arguments: weapons of mass destruction, poison gases, hundred people died and the government has done this. But you know what, they haven’t used absolute facts, they haven’t even used absolute language, they hedge their terms and they say, “Yes, possibly”. A couple of weeks ago, our administration was admitting that some of this poison gas may have come from the rebels themselves. But it is estimated 100,000 people have died over there, and they’re saying maybe a hundred or so have died from gas, possibly. But who did it and when and why? And this is the red line. To me, it’s all an excuse. This is sort of like what Clinton did in 1998 to get people to look at something other than the Lewinski affair. There’s a lot of scandal going on in this country, and it benefits the President because to get people mind off the scandals. There’s nothing like a scare tactic on foreign policy to get away from these scandals. So I think this is really a lot of what’s happening.

Besides, if you think about it, why would President Assad, who’s winning the war, use poison gas to kill a hundred people, knowing full well what would happen if people thought he was using poison gas? There’s no way, the man is not an idiot. And now the assumption is, “Yes, this is the case”. But here, over 100,000 have been killed, but the only thing that counts are these 100. It’s sort of like wondering why the people aren’t concerned about 100 or 200 or 300 killed on a regular basis from a drone missile, why isn’t that the red line. Matter of fact, I think the Al-Qaida have red lines, too, and when they hear that the U.S. drone missiles are killing civilians, they can get pretty annoyed.

But we are falling down the path of what Bush did leading up into Iraq, and what Clinton did back in 1998 by bombing Kandahar in Afghanistan. And they know about this, that this is a diversion tactic. So my concern is what has been my concern for so long, what are we doing there, why are we there, what will come of it, how will we get out of it? I argued that same thing about Iraq and Bush, and we’re still messing that place up. We’ve actually had that backfire on us, Iraq now is an ally of the Iranians and is actually still our enemy. A lot of people say, “We have to do it because this is what Israel wants”. It may be, Israel may want this, I suspect that’s their position. But I think that’s a mistake. It’s not a mistake to be friends with Israel, but it’s a mistake to do it this way. I think Israel is getting themselves into real trouble by supporting all this rebellion going on, whether it’s Libya or Egypt or now in Syria or the mess we have in Turkey; this is instability, it cannot help Israel. It is good intentions and humanitarian instincts, but what we’re really doing, and it’s a real tragedy, is that the neo-cons are winning this battle here at home, and they’re controlling our foreign policy. And it’s tragic that they are, because polls now show 68% of the American people say, “Don’t go in there, we don’t need another war”.

And think about the money, we went through this sequester and a nickel and dime was cut, and they cut a few things, and they cut a couple of TSA agents for a couple hours, and they tried to make a big deal of slashing. But never once has the President ever hesitated to promise more foreign aid and more military aid. So that has all been a charade about cutting, because there is no cutting here, this is expansion. And this, I think, is a lot more dangerous than Libya, and a lot more dangerous than Egypt. Russia is involved with this, and Iran is involved. China is probably keeping their eyes on it, and it’s not serving our interests at all. This is why I think it’s so necessary for us as a people to once again think about the advice the founders gave us by talking about a non-interventionist foreign policy, mind our own business. This compulsion and obsession to be involved when it doesn’t even involve us … there are some in the Senate right now, there are the neo-cons in the Senate who are just shouting about why we should do a lot more, we shouldn’t have incrementalism, we should go in there with full force. Well, I’ll tell you what, the American people don’t want it, we can’t afford it, it’s bad policy. It’s not going to help Israel, and it’s not going to help the rebels because we don’t even know who the rebels are, and if we do help, it’s probably going to help the Al-Qaida. The weapons we send over there will probably end up in the hands of the Al-Qaida, and will be used against the American people.

So it’s time for the American people to wake up and let their members of Congress and their senators know, “Stop it”. Why should you just sit back and let the President do these things. He used to pretend that we don’t need a congressional approval, we’ll get it from the UN and we’ll get it from NATO. Well, in this case, he just does it, and nobody says anything, they think the money will be there. But I’ll tell you what, having been in Washington for a long time, and except for a few, the people that are there are not going to say much, they’re just going to go along with it. So it’s going to take the American people to wake up and say, “Enough is enough, we’re broke, we don’t want this. No wonder we’re in a constant recession, and no wonder we are under constant threat by Americans being killed by the Al-Qaida”. And that is going to continue until we understand exactly the motives of those individuals who would like to kill Americans, and, believe me, it’s not because we’re free and prosperous. It has a lot to do with drone warfare, occupation, putting our troops in other’s lands, putting on no-fly zones and putting on boycotts and prohibiting these countries from minding their own business. So it’s time for us to wake up, because this could get out of hand, and that’s what I fear. Because eventually we’re going to have a financial crisis, which will be related to this endless spending. So this is an opportunity for us to wake up the American people, and they’re with us on this issue, we just need to get our voices heard.

Thank you for listening.


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2,327 responses to “Ron Paul on Obama’s Syria WMD Claim”

  1. 614streets

    Sounds like the Charles Lindbergh speech warning not to lose our men in Europe.

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  2. dontaskmewhatithink

    right,, thats why they dropped 3 nukes on them in the last 2 months.. Israel has 2 goals. “From the Euphrates to the Nile” & the building of the 3rd temple so those who follow Judaism can finaly have their Messiah come. To bad the followers of Judaism regect Jesus as the Messiah. Because it was him. Jesus was & is the king of the Jews.

    Stupid Judaism.. Temple chasers.. Fools.. Their false messiah will be the Christians antichrist… Notice the battle in the holy land beheading all christians?

    »crosslinked«

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  3. Denis mikovich

    I was referencing the beginning of the revolution before there was an armed rebellion when it was purely protests and the armed forces were shooting at civilians (i.e. in March-August 2011). If you would like to be a part of a conversation please read all comments and not just the very last one.

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  4. tsteel80

    well of course but by then its too late. at that point i will be leading small party raids and such using the skills and leadership gained while under their employ against them. just sayin

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  5. dontaskmewhatithink

    Where are these “hundreds of thousands” you speak of?? I can see videos on you tube of fsa that upon futher examination is always delivered by the exact same people posting sometimes 40 thousand times each. When you look at their location its always being posted from FUTUNA ISLAND & never ever shows more than a handfull of Syrians? They are always ALQAEDA INSURGENTS from libya & saudi.. Please give me a different link showing hundreds of thousands of syrians.. This is not a sunni vs shia battle

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  6. TheCrappyaccount

    Israel likes Assad -_-

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  7. Mohsin Siddiqui

    The Executive Branch now has too much power. The Legislature and Judiciary were meant to act as checks and balances against any abuse. But he just keeps passing law after law to give himself more power.

    I hope Obama doesn’t do irreversible damage before his term is up and he leaves Office, because it looks like he is trying to fit in as much as possible.

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  8. Mohsin Siddiqui

    Obama’s Government is out of control. He has a database recording and profiling every citizen, with his spy programmes, and data mining software.

    It’s heading down a dark path of Totalitarianist Dictatorship. Could be even worse than Stalin’s.

    I don’t want to wake up with a holocaust barcode imprinted on my arm as drones fly overhead, no privacy, always watched, completely controlled, no freedom, while they send me to an internment camp.

    History is repeating itself.

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  9. dontaskmewhatithink

    Help them? Did you see what happened in April of 2012.. Israel decided it would move forward with its settlement expansions in Jerusalem and had bulldozers at the bese of the 3rd temple.. We sent Biden to tell Israel to not demolish anymore of Jerusalem & Benjamin told Biden “America does not tell Israel what to do,, Israel tells America what to do!!” .”Go away!”. Hillary had to make an emergency trip to restrain them & gave the best speech she ever made. Help Israel? They have 150 nuke missles.

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  10. Mohsin Siddiqui

    Seems fishy to me. Looks like the CIA gave Al Qaeda some sarin gas, told them to use it on civilians, so they could blame Assad using WMD’s on Civilians as a justification for Military Intervention and supplying them with heavy weaponry.

    Only the FSA got caught with the sarin red handed. Do the British, French and American Governments and Head of Nato really think the public are that stupid that we will fall for this again after their previous false flag operations?

    Just speechless …

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  11. visioarts

    “They” being the “republicans” who corrupted the election system and committed voter fraud, such as Preibus and Boehner and changing the rules at the convention that knocked Mr Paul out (he had the requisite 5 states to be nominated) Boehner reads “the ayes have it” off the teleprompter when the audio clearly showed that the nays had it on “voting” in the new rules.

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  12. Cam G

    Is this what they did with WW2 Europe, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan. ??

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  13. Cam G

    Could the Government ammo stocKipling and many Fema camps, be planned preparation for arming Syrian rebels and sheltering fleeing Syrians. ??

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  14. lobaker1

    This should be mandatory viewing for every American citizen, Full broadcast on CNN and Fox, unfortunately the American Amnesia will kick in and people will support this war

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  15. MonniJae

    You know, I am truly impressed and glorified to hear this type of unbiased attitude. You are the epitome of the type of sovereign of the United States of America that we need desperately. Let your voice be heard. We are citizens, not just Jews, Amer-Asians, African Americans, Christians.

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  16. rockshot100

    Ron Paul ALREADY ran for president 2 times. They would not let him be president! If you were asleep last November, go back a see for yourself what happened!

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  17. Buena Patria

    Americans…. You MUST GET UP ON THE STREETS, REVOLT, AND GO ON UPROAR, IF THEY ARE GOING TO WAGE WAR.

    WE MUST STOP WAR FROM REPEATING!!
    “Those who don’t learn from history, are bound to repeat it!!”

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  18. dontaskmewhatithink

    I’ve watched Obama give funding starting with the 1st 25 million of “humanitarian support”, yeah right lol, hogwash.. He was pushed over and over to give more and was criticized for not doing enough. When he had stopped because of the “alqaeda links to FSA” we were at 900+ million of support.. What did the neocons do next? They passed legislation to fund the FSA. The President is only one man.. INSTEAD, This needs to be something AMERICANS start becoming involved in.. WE ARE MANY, THEY ARE FEW..

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  19. MonniJae

    That’s the very attitude that enables him to make the executive orders that he has already taken advantage of. You aren’t helping. Good riddance to whom?

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  20. MonniJae

    Impeachment? Who wants to help start? One, especially the president, can commit genocide.

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  21. rockshot100

    Think of it this way: Israel is the PIMP in its global whorehouse. We bend over and sell ourselves and Israel profits. We can not go back to leading a respectable and happy life. It is too late, we are known prostitutes and Israel will not let us shed our sorid past.

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  22. SSCell911

    Wish Ron Paul became President.

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  23. tsteel80

    RP right as usual. there is SO MUCH nonsense goin on and it makes me sad that my country is dying because the majority of the people simply just dont even care anymore. every day just about we hear about some new crap goin on that shouldnt be, one scandal on top of another, cover up after coverup, distractions from distractions. mark my words, a calamity is coming. be it financial or “act of terrorism” something is goin to happen soon to bring about the end and the people will welcome it.

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  24. jelleepit

    It’s over. Next stop 7 years of tribulation. Do not take the mark.

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  25. jcrowley1985

    “Oceania has always been at war with East Asia”

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  26. jelleepit

    Ron Paul was the last hope for the USA. Reduced to webcam. Shame on you, you Americans. You HAD the greatest country in the world, you let it fall into the hands of globalists who hate freedom. You sat watching Beyonce and Madonna while they ripped up your constitution. Obama is a wall street lacky who leads the sheep straight down the toilet. WAKE UP!

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  27. alburkha1

    Ron, Obama doesn’t care if it’s al-qaeda that will overthrow the ally to Iran, Syria. It’s about the PetroDollar. Iran is threatening the PetroDollar, and Syria is ally to Iran. Therefore, if we have an easy opportunity to take out Syria, then Obama will do so. Next is Iran.

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  28. dontaskmewhatithink

    FSA are SAUDI WAHABI ALQAEDA INSURGENTS… Look at the 100s of thousands of videos showing them flying the ALQAEDA flag.. Notice videos where they come with hundreds of trucks miles long & 85% are the exact same year, make & model.. This is a for hire army trained under Erick Prince in SAUDI..(former blackrock founder)… Remember the Alqaeda blackrock scandle in Iraq under the Bush “security contractor” contracts?. Same Alqaeda that were sent into Libya.. Hillary needs to be charged 4 treason.

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  29. enjoiskaterguy

    Ron – you need a new mic!

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  30. tsteel80

    haha ironic isnt it! lol

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  31. Nicole Asmar

    Assad will see few more American presidents before he goes you’ll see he will be re elected and life in Syria will be rebuild by Syrians and no American construction will be In it

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  32. GOD719

    The anti gun president is ARMING rebels to fight a government. Hahaha.

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  33. IFRFLIGHTRULES

    SOO MANY OTHER PEOPLE LOST TRUST IN OBAMA IN HIS FIRST TERM IN OFFICE. HOW IN THE HELL DID HE WON HIS SECOND TERM? 75% of the american PEOPLE HATE HIM AND DISAPPROVE HIS REGIME. HE HAS NOT ACCEPTED A SINGLE FAULT FOR HIS PARTY’S FUCKUPS. LIBYA, FAST AND FURIOUS, WHERE THOUSANDS OF POOR MEXICANS DIED AS A RESULT OF WEAPONS BOUGHT IN THE U.S AND GIVEN TO THE CHARTELS. HOW MANY TIMES CAN HE BE FORGIVEN AND NOT BE IMPEACHED? FOR HIS IDIOCY WE ARE GOING TO LOOSE MORE U.S SOLDIERS AS A RESULT

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  34. MrAlmightyNoob

    The 9/11 was planned out by the USA Government and Al-Qaeda together then they pretend to have this war on “terrorism” when in reality its part of a globalism scandal. Numerous conspiracy theorists legitimately pointed this out yet over 80% of americans still fell for it. This is why whatever is going on cannot be stopped. If the hope lies in these sheeps we might as well surrender now.

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  35. LivelysReport

    I say, let Israel defend herself if she wants to start wars… no more foreign aid, no more military aid, no more missiles, nothing!! If she wants to pursue peace, we will be friends, if not, let her sleep in her own bed!!

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