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. pianoeman2002

    service men and women are American human beings with families. They are the soul of this country. Not one of them should die on soil where they are hated. We have our own oil, its been proven a thousand times over. I don’t give a shit if you’re an environmentalist. Stuffing dandelions in your gas tank wont get you to work in the morning. Drill here, build some refineries which will create jobs, build the friggin Canadian pipeline, that will create jobs and the price of oil will drop drastically.

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  2. pianoeman2002

    coming home in boxes. Enough of this bullshit. Let these people kill each other. We have our own problems at home. Soldiers that come home in one piece cant find jobs. That alone is a disgrace. All we are doing is stirring up another hornets nest. I don’t care if you’re Democrat or Republican. It seems both parties could give a rats ass about what we think. Ron Paul is right. Going to war should depend on what the people decide thru congress. This dictator is no better than the one in Syria. Our

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  3. pianoeman2002

    I’m all for kicking the living sh-t out of anyone who attacks us, but I am so sick and tired of us getting involved with these bastards in the Middle East. If we try to help, they stab us in the back. If we get involved and arm these people they use these arms against us in the future. We jut got Bin Laden and before his body is fully eaten by the fish, history is already repeating itself. I thought this president was about peace. As a combat veteran I am sickened by seeing more of our soldiers

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  4. BustaFilms1

    Yes we are spying on you…

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  5. shmeet

    This man speaks the truth! Listen!

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  7. Steve Edwards

    just more meddling in other countries ,don’t they ever learn

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  8. Martin Bring

    National Security is a hoax and the money we spend on it is an atrocious waste. You’d think we were at war with the red army or the Nazis. Our real enemies are here at home. We saw them coming years ago and crescendo in Bush and Cheney. Obama is more of the same only slicker.

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  9. Martin Bring

    National Security is a hoax and the money we spend on it is an atrocious waste. You’d think we were at war with the red army or the Nazis. Our real enemies are here at home. We saw them coming years ago and crescendo in Bush and Cheney. Obama is more of the same only slicker.

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  10. perr lag lind

    backing Al Qaeda. is the best thing America has ever done
    seen videos now on u-tube with Al Qaeda. using Stingers and Russian Anti Air missiles thats pretty much what McCain promised.

    i hate you so much America.

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  11. perr lag lind

    backing Al Qaeda. is the best thing America has ever done
    seen videos now on u-tube with Al Qaeda. using Stingers and Russian Anti Air missiles thats pretty much what McCain promised.

    i hate you so much America.

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  12. Phillip Fillmore

    Ok so whos gonna do what? Nothing business as, usual! Its gonna get worse before ut gets better! Foreign troops fema/concentration camps etc! Obama needs somethin to distract us from his lies and BS! The US gov owns and operates Al Qaeda. Revolution a on its way! Its inevitable if not enslavement! Total totalitarian rule!

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  13. horungebajjs

    Israel need to get rid of muslim countries to get their “greater israel” -> USA bombed with jewish propaganda -> 9/11 false flag, USA hates muslims -> USA start to do Israels bidding in murdering muslims funding terrorist so on -> muslims expose zionists -> muslims getting called terrorist by the west. people read the Quran, read upon the Islamic theory on “the last days” and you will see everything that is happening right now, and what will happen in the future, peace

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  14. 58Vulcan

    Israel is pulling the strings providing false intelligence,planting false evidence and the neo cons sell it to you

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  15. pimplahdon

    i love this man.

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  16. pimplahdon

    this man is GREAT. his points are so common sense that when you tell people word for word what ron says they ALWAYS agree and have held that opinion for themselves… especially on our country spending/causing/spreading wars and spending our money to do so without our consent.

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  17. perr lag lind

    There is no proof, United nations has peoof that rebels´used it with soli samples” however for some strange reason America lies and says its Assad ,
    total comedy.hey kriperian :)

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  18. perr lag lind

    My church has ties with the order of Malta. and they are going real good humanitarian project The mission to help the sick and the needy, medical and social assistance, disaster relief etc.
    (Knighs of malta) Is a very closed order with honor-full members and contributors that share catholic beliefs.Jesuit order? not its not. Listen i bet you are talking about Eric prince now? one member of many the ground for everyone is catholic beliefs.

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  19. perr lag lind

    My church has ties with the order of Malta. and they are going real good humanitarian project The mission to help the sick and the needy, medical and social assistance, disaster relief etc.
    (Knighs of malta) Is a very closed order with honor-full members and contributors that share catholic beliefs.Jesuit order? not its not. Listen i bet you are talking about Eric prince now? one member of many the ground for everyone is catholic beliefs.

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    is this an official channel of Ron Paul ? Cause there is not much on it if it was

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  21. freeyourmind1776

    His face is so red of rage against this machine. The Free Market has created a beast that has taken over, and we need to just go back to a free market and if this happens again we’ll just get rid of ‘em. Apparently my opponents don’t believe in freedom and markets. That’s just hot air. My butt produces hot air, and Ron Paul is hot with rage. He’s awake, good job.

    Rand Paul 2016

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  22. sabu85

    I strongly disagree with ron paul’s economic ideals (monetary policy in particular), but i can’t agree more with him on foreign policy.

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  23. 77slamster

    *this

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  24. 77slamster

    I just don’t understand why people don’t listen to his man. He only talks sense….but maybe that’s why. We’re turning into a country of morons.

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  25. skillsnpvp

    Is there even proof that poison gas was used?

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  26. Barney Rubble

    We are the champions – my friends And we’ll keep on fighting Till the end We are the champions We are the champions No time for losers ‘Cause we are the champions of the World

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  27. Barney Rubble

    We are the champions – my friends And we’ll keep on fighting Till the end We are the champions We are the champions No time for losers ‘Cause we are the champions of the World

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  28. James Steele

    I think it is funny that you believe that voting is a Peoples Choice affair.

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  29. Paul Rayment

    Well said Ron….the best President the USA never had!. Remember….Obama is an Islamic Fundamentalist sympathiser…will be interesting to see what support he gives to the Islamic Brotherhood in Egypt!

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  30. cameraeye49201

    very well put Mr ron paul.i just wanna say thank you for all your doing..you Sir are a good man!!!!!

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  31. cameraeye49201

    ya wish we could light a fire under everyones azz

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  32. cameraeye49201

    no kidddin i fully agree with you spartakus900000 ron paul was our last chance for hope and peace..i dont know where u live but here the voting is rigged i think we need to go back to paper ballotts they use electronic voting and very easy cheat..we need to get in the streets here and start protesting i wish we had some coordinators per state to help send flyers for the protest i feel so worthless.omg obama sucks

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  33. cameraeye49201

    no kidddin i fully agree with you spartakus900000 ron paul was our last chance for hope and peace..i dont know where u live but here the voting is rigged i think we need to go back to paper ballotts they use electronic voting and very easy cheat..we need to get in the streets here and start protesting i wish we had some coordinators per state to help send flyers for the protest i feel so worthless.omg obama sucks

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  34. aryaan77

    hahahahaah, spoken like a true neocon. If socialism were destroying Canada, it would have done so long ago.

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  35. Jeenius Mongeon

    It’s not the younger generations, it’s the baby-boomers.

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