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. Beats By Forty

    Ron Paul = The only person I have ever voted for

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  2. Grown Ups

    I still like this dude

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  3. braddockakalatis2

    You mean I don’t have a dad?

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  4. Jonathan Sebring

    Ron Paul should have been our president.

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  5. Jonathan Sebring

    you guys are morons. Ron Paul is amazing. Annoying ??? you idiot. hes taking the side of America and its troops. you people make me sick

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  6. TruthWritten

    White people are the CHILDREN OF SATAN!!!

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  7. Jason James

    The greatest president that never was. Hopefully his new channel becomes just as big or bigger than CNN, MSNBC and FOX.

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  8. Mel Fiscus

    Let them kill each other ! !… The very people who “claim” to be our friends and want our help will shoot us in the back once victory is achieved and go back to hating us !…They hate the West and always will …Lie , cheat and deceived the infidels to achieve your goals ! ..Use the infidels laws against him ! !… Convert or kill the infidels ! !.. I say let them kill each other off ! !… Then we will deal with the winner …All of this is so out “Fearless Leader” can save face !..

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  9. ironghost1982

    The petro-dollar…

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  10. Ben Knefelkamp

    Dr. Paul, you get some sun or are you just that fed up with this BIG GOVT?

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  11. Abeselom Wassie

    this old guys become annoying …!!!! he is talking behalf of Russian government …!

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  12. John Williams

    he did run for president. i wrote him in. you could have to as well as america.

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  13. John Williams

    he did run for president. i wrote him in. you could have to as well as america.

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  14. Ray Dillon

    Wtf ron they take polls all the time they KNOW we are against it they dont care!!!!!!! If you dont lead a fucking rebellion your just another agent.

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  15. miggleoso

    Why isn’t this man our president?

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  16. badinfluence1985

    What I dont get it why the US want to invade Syria. It aint for WMDs chemical weapons. Is it to experiment drones on innocents? Resources? To trigger war with Iran as a pretext for another invasion? Its hard to say. Ron Paul hits on the language and propaganda of US media n gov. Scare tactics again before facts. fear covers the judgement of the masses

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  17. nicktwolf

    Sorry with all the pro Paul stuff on here, I thought you were meaning something else, miss interpretation .of what you were meaning. I just think everyone has their own view points. While it is true we should start minding our own business, but anymore we are so used to wars that we don’t think about what is going to happen. I have seen so many people saying that all of this crap in Syria was faked by the U.S. or someone else, just to start a fight.

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  18. nicktwolf

    You said we the American People are with Ron Paul, I don’t believe in War, but I am against his beliefs. I can’t stand the man. If they have been gassing their own people, imagine what they would do to other people.

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  19. SneakerOneISCK

    how? its not necessary.. its not affordable.. and its not wanted… there is no point in all of these useless wars we have been constantly going into… we need to start minding our own business

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  20. K DENTIAL

    Rushing in to this without further investigation- will not bring one single life back! If they did it! If!!!! – clearly they would be fools to donut again with all the world watching! And if they did do it again. We would have the support of every nation on earth! So again! What is the rush! Somebody is hiding something or trying to divert our attention by this rush to military action:/ war. Not one person has given a clear answer as to why this must be done now? Why!

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  21. K DENTIAL

    This thing stinks! What’s the rush? Somebody is full of Shit!

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  22. William Knight

    well guess we can add $1 a gallon at the fuel pump

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  23. Viktor Vlasyuk

    God Bless Ron Paul!

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  24. nicktwolf

    Not this one, I am against him

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  25. Walsa KarTropical

    dehumanizing

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  26. Frankamentise

    Mark Bazer, Ron Paul always defended our soldiers dying and committing suicide because of these bullshit wars. He’s always stood up for the troops. He just didn’t mention them in this particular statement. Do some research.

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  27. ricky garcia

    Go Ron!!

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  28. annie46664

    Barry, PLEASEEE view the following:
    The Official ReThink911 Video
    /watch?v=WDDLX2tQDKg
    THANK YOU!
    We ~ HUMANITY, are SICK & TIRED of YOUR & your cohorts & puppeteers’ BLATANT LIE$, no matter where they hail from & whether you & your precious family are being held ransom.
    Think with your conscience & real BRAIN ~ please!
    Right now, you sound like just another mind-controlled celebrity & that’s truly SICKENING to the very core!
    BTW~ HIV & so-called AID$ is also a LIE!
    KwaZULU Natal ~ SOUTH AFRICA

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  29. Mark Bazer

    Ron Paul as always says it like it is, but he constantly says things about the money it will cost to go to war and never anything about the human cost. These young men and women in our armed forces are not plastic toy soldiers, they’re are brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, sons and daughters. Just for once recognize that Ron.

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  30. bigdn dallas

    go to gordon duff website and read what is said.

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  31. BB King

    This is what you asked for, to give an opportunity to a black person to run as president…now stop complaining! seriously, who thinks Obama is Alexander the great or Napoleon? And this is in no way a racist comment, implying that a black person can not be smart. Dr.Martin Luther King was a wise and intelligent man.

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  32. kibbulz1

    Impeachment???

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  33. LordMalice6d9

    There was actually a scientific study done recently that concluded that most people are not smart enough for a democracy to work (even though the US is not technically a democracy), that being said most people are going to vote for the “cool guy” rather than the guy who makes the most political sense or who has the best policies. The research showed that “incompetent people are inherently unable to judge the competence of other people, or the quality of those people’s ideas.”

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  34. Natasha Davis

    Anyone got a rock I can hide under… ugh!

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  35. Evermont King

    We need to gather together as people and do what Obama is doing and government is letting him do… Break laws and do what he wants no matter what. We need to get our shit together and tell congress and the senate to stop it all and do the right thing or we will jail them outside of conventional law because it simply doesn’t work. We need to go get them and take them! No more talk. DEMAND.

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