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. mumblejunkie

    I think it’s all of our races, if you were god, would you want your creations killing each other in his name? NO
    We should all smoke the peace pipe, party like thousands of years ago when our ancestors built pyramids. Makes sense, they are all over the world. No more slaves, no more cheap labour, all working together. Then and only then will we know peace and God may again come and see us.

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  2. mumblejunkie

    Just vote this guy in, looks like America has woken from the Bush/Obama slumber. You kicked us brits out, so look after her, you have a good country, with the right people behind this guy (RON PAUL), i see peace. Americans need to work on racism though.

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  3. mumblejunkie

    Yes your right, who wants peace lol. Is that you Obama lol.

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  4. mumblejunkie

    Has Ron got a brother he can send to the UK? Our government have been bought by the Bilderbergs and other wealthy families. This guy i would vote as king of the world. Older generation have more wisdom, this guy is worth making president.

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  5. jovo54

    Are You talking about Obama or Assad?

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  6. Frank Cruywagen

    He is an embarrassment for not only his country, but the whole world. I would even go so far as to say, for the whole universe and to God (which he say’s he believe in but he’s a Muslim?????) Isn’t there SOMEONE out the estimated 7 000 000 000 people on this planet that can get rid of this guy? Since he came into power we knew everything was not right, but now it’s gone beyond near disbelief. This man is DANGEROUS! For all of mankind.

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  7. B Kay

    Cause he is embarrassed of the USA.

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  8. B Kay

    Fuck Obama

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  9. Arny Guzriv

    ron paul 2016 !!!

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  10. flashboy401

    LETS HAVE A SERIES OF RALLIES STARTING SEPTEMBER 15 PEACEFULL PROTEST LETS MAKE SURE

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  11. Pat Palacios

    Man Ron Paul i wish we can start a rally im fuckin down

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  12. Adele King

    The US helps Israel because of their belief in God and God asked that we bless His children – the 12 tribes of Israel. Who are the 12? Is the group of white people who live in Israel today all 12 or just 1? Are there more? Who are these false Jews God himself speaks of in Revelation 2:9 “I know your afflictions and your poverty–yet you are rich! I know about the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.” Synagogue of SATAN! We better find out!

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  13. Adele King

    Isaiah 2:4 “He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.” One day, the Owner of the earth will return and the rule of lies and liars will be done.

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  14. Adele King

    Isaiah 2:4 “He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.” One day, the Owner of the earth will return and the rule of lies and liars will be done.

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  15. 911InvestigationVids

    One of the main complaints in the Declaration of Independence was the despotic King using colonists for foreign wars that were not their to fight. The US Constitution states that the US military MAY ONLY be voluntary and used for US soverign defense. The Constitution says US tax dollars that pay for Obama’s missiles MAY ONLY be used for the welfare and defense of US citizens. Syria is not American soil, nor is Syria our defensive fight. Obama putting America in Syria is ILLEGAL and UNLAWFUL!

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  16. JungolistMassif

    Obama is about to become nothing more than the Black Bush. Start another idiotic war and fed up Americans will shoot you themselves. The middle east must be left alone to war with itself. When the dust settles and one side is the victor or when they are fed up with the bloodshed. A United States of Arabia can be born. One great nation for their own people by their own people. Having their own say over the distribution of their own wealth and resources. OH WAIT we don’t want that!

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  17. 441milachik

    USA attack Syria, Iran defend Syria, If USA attack Iran Russia must defend Iran,
    United States of America Have you completely crazy? To trigger World War III?
    Go home, and solve their domestic problems.
    Any country which would depend on the people in a massive economic crisis, would neutrácala billion on the war in other parts of the world.

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  18. Sonof Richard

    You’re funny. Because chemical weapons were used, you assume Assad did it. As Paul said, Assad would be an idiot to use chemical weapons. I don’t give a flying flip about Assad. But I’m tired of the U.S. govt. using the old ‘they’re using chemical weapons on their own people,’ ploy as an excuse to invade a country. They said the same thing about Iraq with that ‘weapons of mass destruction’ crap. Gaddafi was also accused of this before the U.S. got its way. This is a false flag operation.

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  19. ba15041970

    We do not have any business telling lies after lies to our people and the world just because Obama wants to look machismo! Getting sick and tired of accusing some countries for actions they have not done. That is not what the American system is supposed to be!

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  20. TheSSphinxx

    yeah, except that we know Syria has chemical weapons (they’ve admitted having Sarin gas) and the UN has verified that Sarin gas was used on civilian populations.

    Thanks anyways crazy old man with bad wall paneled strip mall office.

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  21. Chuck Norris

    he looks pink in this lol

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  22. b34113411

    bullshit,they don’t even care,they just don’t care and watch obama intervention

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  24. Pamela Smith

    Everything that comes out of Obama’s mouth is a lie! He doesn’t know how to do anything else, but lie.

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  25. oparisleclerc

    Another prediction coming true as we speak now. Ron Paul is always so ahead of everybody in his foresight.

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  26. oparisleclerc

    Another prediction coming true as we speak now. Ron Paul is always so ahead of everybody in his foresight.

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  27. xavi qaz

    People in the rest of the world cares about peace and stability, not about having a democracy. Can you understand it, you arrogant pricks?

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  28. xavi qaz

    McCain and Graham rage if Obama doesn’t send weapons. Not every single Republican.

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  29. xavi qaz

    Syria is a target because is a key ally of Iran

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  30. xavi qaz

    Antonio Banderas sucks

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  31. Antonio Banderas

    Fuck Bashar

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  32. Antonio Banderas

    Ignorant

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  33. Layla Ali

    Gold bless you Ron Paul

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  34. Victor Alsen

    Ron Paul is an idiot

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  35. Whami321

    If u don’t even know that Syria ain’t an oilrich country… It has less than 0.2% of all oil reserves in the entire world. That’s y idiots like you support this kind of guy. Whatever BS they tell you, you actually believe it.

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