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. scentability01

    I like Ron Paul, but he has to temper alot of what he says for a mainstream audience. For instance, I don’t think terrorism is so much blowback as it is false flag. Ppl need to accept that he is not going to be president. The last 3 presidents were all “most popular” types in their high school yearbooks. This would indicate that Bill Christie will be our next pres., -as an adoring msm interview i saw said he was quite the man on campus. Maybe Rand Paul as VP? Yes, i’m being sardonic.

    »crosslinked«

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  2. batmandeltaforce

    I can’t imagine what you are talking about. Good riddance to Obama. I look forward to the day I can mark his name out of the phone book. He is lying about the use of chemical weapons, no such thing has happened. If something was used there is no evidence of it, and if someone was going to use it, it would be Al Qaeda, who Obama has pledged allegiance to.

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  3. Khadijah Al Kubra

    To Al-CIA’da

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  4. kennykiller911

    im actually having a pretty swell time mang. dont look so down, it doesnt matter how high up you are, if ur lookin at the ground u’ll always think ur at the floor.

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  5. Selvestr111

    those money didn’t go to humanitarian aid, all that money went to the people who the US government hoping that if Assad goes , the people who get this money will be under the direct control of the US, they don’t want someone to come after Assad unless he’s totally under there hands

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  6. High Line

    Another reason Mr. Paul didn’t win the presidential election is because he is a very, very, very, very smart man and he stands for America and the American people, and the Zionsts don’t like that, they like their poor, father less, immigrant lying sack of shit puppet so they can easily control him. And the Americans just keep on getting low lives to be our commander in chief.

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  7. dontaskmewhatithink

    your link does not work just like your disinformation program.. If it would work I’m going to take a guess that it was a video that showed tens of thousands of Syrians making a pledge to Allah and had nothing to do with any type of anti assad protest.. I am making that guess because it was a propaganda video that was duped & then broadcast over you tube as something it was not by the same poster who has been pushing thousands of propaganda vids all along,,,, instead of thousands of individuals.

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  8. Denis mikovich

    ww w.yo utube.c om/ watch? v= tWhzmUKlKa0 this video looks like hundreds of thousands to me. Also, the media wasn’t in Syria because the ministry of information in Syria prohibited them from getting in, not because the US blocked anyone. You need to get your facts straight brah!

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  9. High Line

    Everything your afraid of becoming true you living it,
    You barcode is you Social Security Number.
    You have no privacy, freedom and your being controlled and watched.
    And when you go to work that is your forced labor camp.
    Your water is poisoned the air you breath is unsafe the food you consume is GM,and I don’t mean the car manufacturer. There is no privacy nor freedom in the past 40 years in America, you just woke up. WELCOME TO HELL

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  10. Bashar al-Assad

    How many red lines did the US government cross when they used Depleted Uranium in Iraq and Agent Orange in Vietnam? I find it very ironic that they even have the moral courage to make false accusations that I used these kinds of weapons.

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  11. Bashar al-Assad

    Good man, Ron Paul!

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  12. TheDAT573

    All America political presidential candidates must make a mandatory
    appearance in front of AIPAC and pledge to support Israel.
    As for as I know, no other country demands this.
    It’s not a sincere pledge, because lots of money, for the candidates
    campaign is involved. Israel/AIPAC should not demand this from
    an American Presidential candidate.

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  13. Jim Kennedy Summers

    Name the Qatar lobby in the U.S. Congress that has equal power to AIPAC…I’ll wait….

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  14. Jim Kennedy Summers

    I guess it is a “conspiracy theory” that Israel didn’t like losing the war to Hezbollah in 2006 and a “conspiracy theory” that Israel wants to drive them out of Lebanon. Because oh Heavens no, Israel doesn’t have real national interests, all other nations have national interests and a definite geopolitical strategy but not Israel, they are so noble they are above even wanting anything for themselves, to suggest that they want anything for themselves would be a “Jewish conspiracy”. IDIOT

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  15. Jim Kennedy Summers

    Yeah sure, the $3 Billion the U.S. gives Israel every year in foreign aid is a “conspiracy” I guess? And the $4 billion the U.S. gives Egypt every year in foreign aid to keep them at peace with Israel (which is still about Israel) is a “conspiracy” too? And the billions of dollars the U.S. is spending to give Israel missile defense systems in the next 5 years is a “conspiracy” too? Your phony scam won’t work. Buzz off loser.

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  16. DaFallenFew

    Ron Paul is the devil.

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  17. Jim Kennedy Summers

    You don’t know what AIPAC is. You are another Israel apologist. Ron Paul was defeated by the Fox News channel in both 2008 and 2012 GOP primaries because he doesn’t advocate U.S. wars for Israel. They don’t call them “NeoCons” for nothing, they call them that due to their staunch support for Israel. Jonah Goldberg, William Kristol, and Charles Krauthammer are all famous Jewish NeoCons and they despise Ron Paul because he won’t wage wars for Israel. AIPAC isn’t a “conspiracy”, it is reality.

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  18. fast915

    I think your government is testing what the American people will and will not accept by announcing this same old wmd case again. It’s a test to see how passive the population is or isn’t.

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  19. Robert Marshall

    One thing you have to say about Ron Paul. Unlike our president who changes his mind continuously Ron Paul has preached the same warnings to America for more than 20 years. most refused to believe him when he warned of the danger of the federal reserve. The only thing they carried about was when he said that the laws regarding marijuana should be a states issue and not a federal one. America does not deserve a man like Ron Paul. The only member of congress of whom our founders would approve.

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  20. annebeck58

    One thing, Dr Paul; Al Qaeda IS CIA and MOSSAD. It’s not Arabs or Muslims. It is US and it is Israel. And, it never existed before this unbreakable bond.

    I think the whole Syrian thing has to do with Israel wanting to further expand their ever-movable borders into Syria and whatever else Israel can take out of the land, via minerals and oil, etc..

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  21. fast915

    Message from Australia…COME ON American citizens. Pull your fingers out, organise a mass protest to fight this evil bullshit!!!!!

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  22. annebeck58

    Exactly right– ALL of it.
    We need to stop this– another war for Israel. It is against our best interest.

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  23. Stephen Wright

    The rebels got chemical weapons from Turkey apparently and Turkey is building a pipeline with Israel. The Israelis pushed the idea that they had proof of Assad using chemical weapons 50 days ago. Israel needs Assad to fall before they can go into Iran.

    In the end the goal is to have the whole Middle East in debt to the IMF

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  24. dontaskmewhatithink

    Well said… We are many & they call our form of government a representitive form of government for a reason..

    Congress rarely even hears from us.. ARE WE AMERICANS OR NOT?

    Contact Congress !!!!

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  25. dontaskmewhatithink

    Bull.. The first donation for “humanitarian aid” was given 2 years ago.. It was 25 million from the administration.. Since that time the administration slowly was pushed & pushed to give more & more. When news finaly spread that FSA is ALQAEDA, then Obama cut off funding. The grand total was 900+ million US dollars. Then the NEOCON senators passed legislation to give dirrect funding about 6 weeks back. Also watch the defense budget hearing. The US senate told the pentagon to set aside 30 BILLION

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  26. dontaskmewhatithink

    And who is at the top of the IRS? At the top of DHS? At the top of the NSA? Ashkenazis… Who funded all the candidates that beat Ron Paul on the Replican primary? Sheldon Adleson- Ashkenazi… Who funded Obama? Banks all having CEO’s that are Ashkenazis.. Who funded Stalin? Ashkenazis.. Who’s idea was the internment camps? Ask-a-Nazi…

    That 13th tribe sure gets around for being such a poor suffering little group.

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  27. Selvestr111

    i thought you mr Ron didn’t believe the Government lie about Al qaeda , besides sir for 2 years the US was saying they are helping, but the rebels did not get any help from the US, they are minuplating us including you with all due respect, the target here is to make the conflict last longer and longer for more destruction.

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  28. Ian Snow

    Ron Paul’s News broadcast are the best. Americans are starved for truth. Watching every segment.

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  29. thread4souls

    Contact Congress people, push them into action. The more people that do, the better…we need a lot of voices. Put the pressure on!

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  30. dontaskmewhatithink

    There were never 100s of thousands in the streets in March-August of 2011… Also there was very very very little reporting allowed out of Syria because the west / Israel. was blocking all the internet land signals and satelites and from the beggining reporters who would try and give the story were saying this and many were also killed by the FSA SAUDI WAHABI ALQAEDA.. It was very difficult to see anything but the wests propaganda machine coming from FUTUNA ISLAND and some US based IP’s

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  31. Imon2udude

    Our government has zero credibility. Obama has commited treason over and over and nobody can say the word ” impeach”. Not trying to knock you , your the best we got but the president is a lying traitor and he is trying to start WW3.

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  32. dontaskmewhatithink

    Put on your ALQAEDA headband and go join the FSA army to defeat Assad for Israels intrest you ALQAEDA SUPPORTING WAHABI HERETIC….. Benjamin Nutty, The jewish US lobby, & Neocon senators have all been pushing for Assad to go & they have ALL been critisizing the US for not sending in our Millitary.. If you watch our defense budget hearings you’ll see they are telling us to get 75000 US boys ready to head to the battle field ALL FOR ISRAELS DEFENSE….. IMO, WE ARE THE USA,, NOT THE JEW-S-A

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  33. BoDanGRUz

    You wanna “cut” something? “Cut” politicians pay in Washington, and Tax them. They are Americans too.

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  34. Hackiesacker007

    Ron Paul is the man.

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  35. MorbusCQ

    I have absolutely no idea how Ron Paul remains sane after having to unceasingly repeat the same stuff and live through the same shit day in and day out with absolutely no change.

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