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. TruthWritten

    Neo-con NAZIs are the ones that I mentioned in my previous comment on the Project for New American Century documents in 1997, which states that they will make war on all Muslims and 7 Muslim nations in particular, including Syria!!

    And White people are NOT Jews – that is a hoax!! Black people are the Jews!! No such thing as Al-Qaeda – 40 guys and a truck don’t take over nations – and roam thousands of miles in their trucks to take over the world – it is all a show of deception!!

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  2. TruthWritten

    Neo-con NAZIs are the ones that I mentioned in my previous comment on the Project for New American Century documents in 1997, which states that they will make war on all Muslims and 7 Muslim nations in particular, including Syria!!

    And White people are NOT Jews – that is a hoax!! Black people are the Jews!! No such thing as Al-Qaeda – 40 guys and a truck don’t take over nations – and roam thousands of miles in their trucks to take over the world – it is all a show of deception!!

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  3. 12ylanAllan

    Imagine if this man actually became president.

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  4. LordMalice6d9

    No, the war in Syria was caused by the Jewish Neo-cons, the bankers and most likely instigated by CIA/Mossad assets like Al ‘Qaeda for example.

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  5. 2bfreeism

    People of the world are with you, Dr Ron Paul.
    Neocons need to all go to hell

    »crosslinked«

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  6. Jay Dubb

    I’d like to see some citation for those statistics and facts. Oh wait.. here they are… “TruthWritten’s Ass”

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  7. yaahme

    Hey Ron, shouldn’t ObomBa be surrendering his Peace Prize to PUTIN for stopping WW3…

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  8. Antonio Brandao

    lol what a bunch of retards talking about Satan here… talking fantasy won’t help anyone

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  9. AnzhelikaSol

    Mr. Ron Paul you’re the man! Putin hates the Muslim Brotherhood that is why one of the reasons he’s supporting Assad.

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  10. AnzhelikaSol

    Mr. Ron Paul you’re the man! Putin hates the Muslim Brotherhood that is why one of the reasons he’s supporting Assad.

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  11. TruthWritten

    White people are the ones who caused the war in Syria and they are there and in all Muslim lands murdering the Muslims!!! 450,000 white assassins are in Arab lands!!! This is a never-ending war on all Muslims on the earth!! Syria was mentioned as to be destroyed in the NAZI Project for the New American Century documents – a war against THE Muslim SAINTS and alllllllllllllllllll humans on the earth – AS PROPHESIED!!!!!!

    White people hate humans and God – they are THEY ENEMY!!!!!!!

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  12. thank*reason

    what?

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  13. thank*reason

    no it’s pretty easy…you just don’t buy into unsubstantiated claims…whether from the government or from the likes of Alex Jones

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  14. LordMalice6d9

    “White people are the CHILDREN OF SATAN!!!”

    Prove it asshole!! Why is it mostly “white” people who are the ones fighting to prevent a war in Syria then?

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  15. LordMalice6d9

    It is kind of hard NOT to be a conspiracy theorist these days because of all of the constant lies these western governments spew and the corporate owned media propagandizing war!

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  16. thank*reason

    Ron Paul should get lecture his son on how to be a calm, cool, and collective politician instead of a conspiracy theorist..and then RON PAUL SHOULD RUN AGAIN!

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  17. inbredagogo

    He just explained that in the video by saying that it’s all related to the endless spending, such as on the wars that never seem to end.

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  18. inbredagogo

    I respect Ron Paul a lot, but he needs to update the look of his office. That place looks like something out of the 1970′s with that floor to ceiling wood paneling.

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  19. Iluvhizballah

    Ron Paul u r a champ! Another false flag to strike another middle eastern country! But this time we will not be silent we will send ur men back in body bags! The US is run by the Jews and they want war, God willing we will wipe the Jews off this planet

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  20. loh1110

    Why does Dr Paul connect wars with recessions when ultimately all recessions are fabricated by the Fed?

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  21. TejasM14

    Clinton was impeached by the HOUSE on two charges. The first being perjury, and the second being obstruction of justice.

    BUT

    Bill Clinton was acquitted. The senate did not reach the 2/3′s majority needed to fully process his impeachment. So yes Bill Clinton WAS impeached…but the Senate acquitted him so he was not ousted from office.

    The only president of the US almost guaranteed to get ousted from the senate too was Nixon. But he resigned, preventing the vote to take place at all.

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  22. TejasM14

    Clinton was impeached by the HOUSE on two charges. The first being perjury, and the second being obstruction of justice.

    BUT

    Bill Clinton was acquitted. The senate did not reach the 2/3′s majority needed to fully process his impeachment. So yes Bill Clinton WAS impeached…but the Senate acquitted him so he was not ousted from office.

    The only president of the US almost guaranteed to get ousted from the senate too was Nixon. But he resigned, preventing the vote to take place at all.

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  23. Alicia Banks

    cc africom and that original mf/blackish hobama

    cc god

    she is wounded!

    cc africom/syria/wwiii/.ndaa…

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  24. Alicia Banks

    cc africom and that original mf/blackish hobama

    cc god

    she is wounded!

    cc africom/syria/wwiii/.ndaa…

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  25. 2337908

    Address the facts, not “held conceptions” of what something means.

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  26. 2337908

    Why wasn’t Clinton removed when he was impeached then?

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  27. Chuck Norris

    What are you talking about? Impeachment removes the president or other politician from office. It is a necessary precursor for any criminal charges to be laid against them. First you have to get them out of office, so the country isn’t in disarray with no functioning government while we tried all for crimes against humanity.

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  28. ZaZaNaNach

    RON PAUL !!!

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  29. DetroitIsland

    we’re trying Paul, we’re trying…

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  30. 2337908

    You’re right. “Wishing and praying” isn’t going to do anything until people start putting actions behind it.

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  31. 2337908

    Impeachment isn’t going to do anything. All “to impeach” means is to “blame or accuse.” It doesn’t mean to remove. Bill Clinton was “impeached” but he still finished his term. Besides, just another shill would replace him.

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  32. podpiski kokokok

    HERE’S REAL SYRIAN ARMY.
    /watch?v=-MjSlM2Rr4M (Abhazian channel from battlefield daily reports. Russian language. English subtitles available.) They are against terrorism, they are want peace on their earth!
    USA! Don’t bomb syria! Stop finance al-kaida!
    Don’t bomb syria! Stop finance al-kaida!
    Don’t bomb syria! Stop finance al-kaida!
    Don’t bomb syria! Stop finance al-kaida!

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  33. TheJoeguy35

    Ron Paul and Jesse Ventura 2014 presidential election

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  34. Rupert P. Rutzki

    RON PAUL 2014

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  35. Beats By Forty

    Ron Paul = The only person I have ever voted for

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