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. apparidown

    Why isn’t he the president?

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  2. wishen4fishen2

    For any non Americans out there,this is the man that truly represents the vast majority of we the American people and that is the absolute truth of it.

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  3. Alec Makraid

    Ron Paul 2016!

    »crosslinked«

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  4. GhostOfAStranger1

    The establishment will never allow it. We the people have to stand up for ourselves if we ever wish to break the cycle, but unfortunately the majority of this country has the attention span of a fucking monkey.

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  5. Ian Taylor

    We the american people are with ron paul

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  6. JungolistMassif

    For a man in charge of the biggest stock pile of weapons of mass destruction the world has ever known, he is a pretty cocky hypocrite. Disarm and destroy all nukes now! Or be judged for threatening the destruction of all mankind. Until America gets rid of its nuclear noose around the neck of all nations, it has no right to police the world or dictate to others the difference between right and wrong.

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  7. davidswyfe

    Ron Paul needs to be our next president !!!!!!

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  8. Josef Stalinsson

    how they know that Asad used Chemicals , if here in West they don’t know how many people where killed , second as long as CIA down there on the boards of Syria it smells that CIA know itself accountable for that attack . USA has used unconventional weapons against many countries secretly and not , why this time not?????

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  9. firstonethrough

    some other videos to enjoy:
    Obama’s Drone Program (Guns N’ Roses)
    /watch?v=P7oFcZ2F19Q
    The anthems of the Middle East (Enya)
    /watch?v=gY4muU_1tls
    US hypocrisy: Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process
    /watch?v=UjYG7J3bGFw

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  10. firstonethrough

    some other videos to enjoy:
    Obama’s Drone Program (Guns N’ Roses)
    /watch?v=P7oFcZ2F19Q
    The anthems of the Middle East (Enya)
    /watch?v=gY4muU_1tls
    US hypocrisy: Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process
    /watch?v=UjYG7J3bGFw

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  11. firstonethrough

    share these videos:
    Obama befriends the Muslim World (Todd Rundgren)
    /watch?v=KSgUdMjqHyY
    Obama’s Iranian Red Line (Bugs Bunny)
    /watch?v=ttfhSJQPDlY
    Ron Paul questions Obama on Letterman
    /watch?v=mVCIsRViNk4

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  12. firstonethrough

    share these videos:
    Obama befriends the Muslim World (Todd Rundgren)
    /watch?v=KSgUdMjqHyY
    Obama’s Iranian Red Line (Bugs Bunny)
    /watch?v=ttfhSJQPDlY
    Ron Paul questions Obama on Letterman
    /watch?v=mVCIsRViNk4

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  13. acx113214

    This man, right here, was too smart for US president position.

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  14. Marc Hauser

    Anytime a white man talks sense some libtard has to call him a racist.

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  15. S. Reid

    F*ck wishing. I say we make it a mandatory life mission to mess their shit up.

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  16. ra bA

    obama isnt stupid, hes going on an oil run though the mid-east. the US is mad at china for taking away our dominice on the oil market and we are pushing back. we would never go to war with anyone to save innocent people. we cant just go to war with china for alot of reasons. we wil wait till they fight first or when we have no choices left. i predict we will eventually go to war with china and russia after that try to make a one world government and currency.rite now its almost like a cold war.

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  17. charles43110

    False flag of lies. USA “operatives” used the gas. Ron Paul WARNED US what a 2nd term would be. By Spring of 2014 BHO launches war in Middle east. By FALL of 2014 huge regional wars begin & continually escalate. USA is 1st major nation that is destroyed. By fall of 2015 Global War starts sweeping across earth. In 2018 It ends with earth a smoldering mass of ruins, a small nomadic surviving population. & the NWO gone. Remnant population begins a peaceful agrarian rebuilding w/o any technology.

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  18. CarTwenty4

    Prove hes a racist you cant do it and if you dont like him why are you watching his video typical hypocrite I bet you voted for obama and think its only racist when youre not the one passing judgement People like you will get what they deserve

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  19. HardcoreBadass684290

    I hope Rand Paul is this smart.

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  20. MrDrawingguy

    God bless you Dr Paul… if only… :(

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  21. Sanitywanted

    this dude should be our president, instead he gets boo’d by his own party for telling them that our foreign policy should be similar to the basic moral guideline of treating others the way we would like to be treated

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  22. Sanitywanted

    this dude should be our president, instead he gets boo’d by his own party for telling them that our foreign policy should be similar to the basic moral guideline of treating others the way we would like to be treated

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  23. Sam Merrin

    Signs of the times Bible Prophecy coming into existence once again, we need to wake up and get right with GOD….All Part of the New World Order from the Illuminati. The all inclusive DemoRepublic government. We need Stand up men with no hidden agendas to lead our government (Ron Paul)

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  24. Randy Weaver

    Benghazi was a covert warehouse/shipping port for weapons to support Syrian rebels. Russia said hands off, we didn’t listen and the consulate was attacked and the weapons stolen. If the Russians attacked the consulate, our Govt. wouldn’t acknowledge it because it is by definition an act of war and they would have to explain what they were doing to provoke it. Now a new false flag operation, Gas Attack, to justify overt military action that will escalate to WW3, and likely nuclear war.

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  25. casaamaril

    Very good and very clear speech!

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  26. KronaTithers

    They tried it a couple of months ago. Now they are trying it again.

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  27. Don Holman

    ISRAEL HAS BEEN ABANDONED BY THE ALMIGHTY GOD, HAVE CAST THEIR LOTS WITH SATAN AND HIS DEMONS OF DEMON-OCRACY THE ANGLO AMERICAN WORLD POWERS OF BRITAIN, AMERICA, FRANCE, ISRAEL, GERMANY AND OTHERS UNDER THEIR CREATION THE WILD BEAST AND ITS RELIGIOUS WHORES RIDING ON THE BACK OF “THE UNITED NATIONS”.

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  28. Smoothsay2

    America is now playing with fire & the lives of millions of Americans. She is too economically vulnerable to start a world war.

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  29. Timoteo Pulealii

    Your right ron paul. Obama is a globalist

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  30. DrCAS1964

    Heroic President? LOL!

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  31. DrCAS1964

    MrFJ- same to you butthead

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  32. MrFantasticJackson

    shut up old man. you are washed up. go change your diapers. racist fuck

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  33. senkrad5

    LOL

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  34. charlie goldshire

    You’re too old to do any good mr Paul. Just shut up already. Stop mocking our heroic president.

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  35. Insayne9999

    I am democratic and I agree with that statement

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