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. Gregorio Jose

    Impeach Obama put in independent Govt and clean up your back yard USA.

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  2. RainnMakerr

    Why dont you organize an urgent rally before we deploy our troops. Trust me Ron. It will be the biggest anti war rally in the history of US. American People listen to you more than the President.

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  3. RainnMakerr

    Ron. God Bless you for speaking out. Remember that what goes around Will come around. U.S govt will collapse in the near future. US government is good at wearing a mask of democracy and human rights. People are waking up in masses. Stay tuned.

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  4. jj watts

    Stop acting like a shoomer
    I just made up a new english word like people waaaaayyy before me have btw

    Shoomer = ignorant

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  5. lia Aisha

    and now they are scared of al qaeda’s ‘terrorist attack’ ROFL

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  6. FlyingLunchboxes

    I wish this guy was President.

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  7. asiv001

    This is all politics to you Ron. I thought that you had enough oomph to make a change in USa but it turns out you’re a toothless barking dog.

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  8. Shoomer1988

    “He now has agreed to send,, what – “weapenary” I think you will find the word is “weapons” How can the world take you seriously when you don’t even seem to have a basic grasp of the English language. “weapenary” is not a word, it will never be a word and you make a fool of yourself saying it.

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  9. pedroissler

    3:02 I wouldn’t be so sure.

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  10. hkgoalie91

    Please be President!
    I would have voted for you last election, didn’t matter anyways because I am overseas in Australia and the state of Illinois (where im from) decided they aren’t going to send ballets to people overseas… shocker!

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  11. e8iMm7KE999

    Mine our own business. Yes ! I agree whole heartily

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  12. chefshitpiece

    Best of luck.

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  13. Sulaiman Muslim

    Truth, well said.

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  14. Sulaiman Muslim

    I know theyre on their way to (attempt) to rule the world with one world government (New World Order) which means to control every government in the world with one rule and to impose their evil laws on other without or with force and kill those who oppose them. This means Iran, then RUSSIA and CHINA. Our Prophet said a Malhama(War Plague) will take place before end times which 99 out of 100 will die. reduction upto 95%. But then Blessed Jesus still has to return and will bring peace again.

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  15. batmandeltaforce

    Look itup and quit listening to MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, etc. sorry, I don’t have time to educate you. Benghazi was about running arms to Al Qaeda. Killing Stephens was about keeping him quiet. Obama and Hillary coordinated that attack with Morsi. It’s all out there, but you won’t get it from the leftist government media.

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  16. Agent0x0x0x0

    wait where did you get pledged allegiance to Al Qaeda from?

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  17. abelardo andres

    Ohh common if we supporting Syria to be Democratic country then we should support them even alqiuda is also part taking out the Syrian Regime..

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  18. Una Dos

    this old piece of shit will never be a president… and you can be calm. the US has already given up the influence in the syria’s region. exactly as this old piece of shit wanted.

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  19. TheLifesentence2278

    +1

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  20. TheLifesentence2278

    ron we understand hopefully the american people who aren’t intellectually curious will become so god bless sir

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  21. chefshitpiece

    I used to think its a shame. Now I just see it as life balancing itself out.
    If you put out a forest fire every time it catches fire, then all that dead crap doesnt get burnt up…so it just accumulates…until one day lightining starts a fire that is so big b/c of all the dead wood and stuff lying around that now it is SO huge that the Fire Dept has no hope of stoppping it.
    Nobody can stop life from finding its own lever. Maybe we need a population reduction. I dunno…do you know?

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  22. Gonzo Hunter

    Behold A Pale Horse -William Cooper – Audiobook

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  23. Sulaiman Muslim

    You are one wise and smart person. Youre the only one who knows alqaeda means the data base and was created by cia. many people i tell, the believe not. its such a shame that people dont want to be educated.

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  24. Sulaiman Muslim

    I wish but they want a tyrant president. Ron Paul will never be a president because he is NOT in the interest of the ZIONISTS from the Imposter state of Israel who CONTROL and RUN American GOV with big coorporations, CONGRESS, W.HOUSE, PENTAGON and the american economy, SUPREME COURT, banks, Showbiz. Sorry to ruin your day but truth hurts. Long live Ron Paul. Peace.

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  25. Sulaiman Muslim

    I wish but he will never be a president because he is NOT in the interest of the ZIONISTS from the Imposter state of Israel who CONTROL and RUN American GOV with big coorporations, CONGRESS, W.HOUSE, PENTAGON and the american economy, SUPREME COURT, banks, Showbiz. Sorry to ruin your day but truth hurts. Long live Ron Paul. Peace.

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  26. MonniJae

    I misunderstood your comment.

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  27. Gary Evans

    Ron Paul, you are the ONE that can bring together MILLIONS of Americans. You have repeatedly told Americans to come together to stop all of our rights from being taken away, stop the illegal wars killing 100′s of 1000′s of innocents, rid ourselves of the Fed’l Res., get back to our constitution, etc. and I add try and punish all those responsible.You know you were robbed of being elected. I beg you, pick a date and ask Americans to join for a march on DC to regain our country. We WILL be there !

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  28. Gary Evans

    Rest assured, He’s aware!

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  29. Michael McWilliams

    Be a king yourself you fool. Stand up and be a man because when you want me to suck your dick I’ll bite it off.

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  30. jim rawling

    I am a huge fan of Ron Paul but the fact that he has no idea that al quaeda was made up by the cia ( translated, means the base, as in data base) and used in geopolitical schemes as a trouble starter and all around monkey wrench to peace, is depressing.

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  31. fullchoke77

    well said and still true, thanks Mr. Paul

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  32. fullchoke77

    so you’re a jerk and an idiot

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  33. uncletim6

    BE A SON OF LIBERTY. Save your Rights.

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  34. uncletim6

    Amen

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  35. hackman669

    He makes a few good points. 1. Who are the rebels and what is their stance on Al Qaeda? 2. US have limited funds. 3. How is this war going to effect the American people? I suggest US contain the situation instead of an all out war. Put UN peace keeping troops on the boarder to prevent the conflict from spreading, also sanctions on Syrian gov and continue to aid refugees, humanitarian aid. Finally establish no fly zones and diplomatic talks, end fighting.

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