Ron Paul: How Americans Rejected War
Ron Paul explains how Americans stopped Obama from attacking Syria. Thanks to the Mises Institute for this video.
Empire SlayerNovember 3rd, 2013 at 10:08 am
Thanks for putting out this message, Dr. Paul.
I heard that the scumbag Bill Maher went on his show and gave the credit for not bombing Syria to OBOMBA!
That is a disgrace. As Dr. Paul says, the US did not bomb Syria IN SPITE of Obama and his neocon friends, who were forced to cancel their vote in shame, because the US Public laid down the law and told Obomba to sit his ass down.
This was a huge victory for democracy, peace, and the antiwar movement, and has far reaching consequences that Dr. Paul has also pointed out, such as winning the scorn of horrific dictatorship Saudi Arabia. When the US public takes actions that make people like the neocons and the Saudi Dictators upset, we know we are doing things very right and must remember that WE did it and be very proud.
StepNovember 3rd, 2013 at 5:51 pm
That is just a bunch of bad logic. Yes, there was a lot of pressure from NeoCons and foreign interests to use force in Syria. But the truth is that Pres Obama did not! And he did it at a cost of elevating Putin. In addition, he has tried to open dialogue with Iran in the face of much home breed and foreign NeoCon influences rather than rattle the swords. This just more partisan BS swipes at the Obama Administration.
Ron Paul and his son may have a few points to make about the rights of individual privacy but they fall far short on policy.
Mike FlanaganNovember 3rd, 2013 at 11:18 pm
President Obama’s use of Putin was smart but based on watching this guy for the past years
1) I think he was advised on how to maneuver.
2) His integrity is such that he could very well change course.
I could be wrong but I am basing my political money and support on my contempt for the current leadership.
Consistent integrity and character.
I feel Ron Paul has been the closest. The jury is out on all others including his son.
John V. WalshNovember 4th, 2013 at 6:42 am
Obama held back on Syria for three reasons. First the American people would not support it – nor the Republicans and some Democrats in the House who threatened impeachment in a not so subtle way. See: inal.antiwar.com/john-v-walsh/2013/10/08/peace-is-no-longer-a-partisan-issue/
Second, Assad was on his way to victory. The American puppets had lost.
Third, many realized that the US was in cahoots with Al-Qaeda – again – in Syria and there was no support for that.
Fourth and most dangerous Obama and the imperial elite are trying to tear loose from the Middle East tar baby to wage war on China. That is very scary indeed.
Ben HortonNovember 4th, 2013 at 11:38 am
Never forget the power of the Israeli influence in American government. All our moves in the Middle East are sanctioned by Israel and their American Congressional puppets. Israel manipulated America to invade Iraq under George W Bush. They have been moving mountains trying to get America to invade Iran and settled on Syria as a temporary replacement. Recently Leon Panetta was quoted as saying war is still an option with Iran. Iran is not a threat to the USA. They even helped us in our war with the Taliban. But Israel wants America to invade Iran and save them the trouble and our spineless officials are responding like domesticated dogs.
Ben_CNovember 4th, 2013 at 8:07 pm
Posted today, November 04, 2013, @ "whitehouse.gov"….~4 days after the White House 'announced' Israel bombed Syria (again) last week:
"A Major Milestone in Our Effort to Eliminate Syria’s Chemical Weapons Program
October 31 marked a major milestone in our determined effort to get rid of Syria’s chemical weapons program. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) announced it is now confident that no additional chemical agents or munitions can be produced in Syria. Just a few months ago, Syria had one of the largest chemical weapons stockpiles in the world – including mustard and sarin – and Bashar al-Assad was using these awful weapons to kill his own people. In addition, given the situation on the ground in Syria, this dangerous arsenal was at risk of capture by or transfer into the hands of extremists.
In mid-September, we and Russia agreed to work together to ensure the destruction of the Syrian chemical weapons program in the fastest and safest manner possible. Our joint commitment led to an historic United Nations (UN) Security Council resolution that legally bound Syria to destroy its chemical weapons stockpile under international supervision on a very fast timeline.
Work is being done around the clock to ensure that these deadly weapons are never used again against the Syrian people or against any other citizens in the region or beyond. Less than three months after the ghastly August 21 attack, we have finished the first phase of the elimination process by destroying Syria’s capacity to make chemical weapons. The OPCW’s central role in this ongoing effort was highlighted when it was honored with the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize last month. The people behind the scenes are brave and dedicated, and so we applaud the OPCW and UN personnel who have taken great personal risks to get the job done. They planned and conducted the inspection site visits, supervised the destruction process, and provided security and logistics to the inspectors.
The international community has stepped up given the magnitude of the task. The OPCW has received over $14 million in funding commitments, and air transportation and armored vehicles for the inspection teams. The United States has contributed $6 million, including direct financial assistance to the UN and OPCW trust funds set up to support this project, as well as training, equipment, protective gear, logistical support, and medication for the inspection team.
While what has been accomplished so far is a significant step, the UN-OPCW Joint Mission will require ongoing support for the final phase of elimination. Here in Washington and in the field, we are already laying the groundwork to provide substantial contributions to the destruction outside of Syria of Syria’s remaining 1,000 tons of chemical agent. As if often the case, the United States has unique capabilities it can apply to this monumental task, thanks to the leadership at our Department of Defense and the foresight and innovation of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. We are also working with other countries that can provide additional capabilities and support.
In the end, Syria will be held accountable for the safe and swift elimination of its chemical weapons program and for full compliance with UN Security Council Resolution 2118, OPCW Executive Council decisions, and the Chemical Weapons Convention. But the international community can speed this process, and in so doing ensure that chemical weapons will not threaten the people of Syria or fall into the hands of extremists who could use them to harm Americans or our allies and partners."
Empire SlayerNovember 5th, 2013 at 11:23 am
Barack Obama supports the use of chemical and other illegal weapons against civilians, if it is done by the US or a US ally.
Here is the record: http://empireslayer.blogspot.com/2013/11/obama-su…
Obama is only against chemical weapons use if it can be used as propaganda to promote attacking a non-US-client state.
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loolaDecember 5th, 2013 at 7:53 pm
after watching it, I want to find out more about the war, Thank you
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