pennine: This gentleman(Mr Ron Paul) is the Best President America (unfortunately) Never Had. A real genuine lovely person. He has virtues like humility, patience, & gracefulness & wisdom which would have been a great asset in being President and would have benefited America as a whole. The last four bombastic presidents (along with our UK folk in power starting with Bliar who went along with them) have done much to give America a bad name. I thought Mr Trump would have concentrated more on home matters instead of following the example of the Bushes,Clinton & Hussein Obama.
Whatever was he (Trump) thinking of in taking his aggressive action after watching fake news on a fake outlet(the television-the propaganda box, for crying out loud)after all he has had to say about fake media??? Obviously it has all the hallmarks of being a false flag. Syria is fighting terrorism, which someone should quickly remind him is what he said he was intent upon doing also. I can just imagine those dirty scum terrorists laughing & applauding what he did to Mr Assad’s people. WHO is he really working for? If he thinks that much about children then why is he being slow in looking into the rumours of child perverts amongst the elite establishment? & the Clintons are still not in prison yet and doubtful they ever will be. Talking of which, Hellary may as well have won the election as to paraphrase her own words in regard the election and Trump’s win: “What Difference Has It Made?” The good American people i’m sure, didn’t vote for him to do a better job at bullying smaller nations than his four predecessors, or is this what it really was all about to him? egotistic one-up-man-ship, ‘look i can beat them harder than you & grab their lands quicker’ !!! But when these establishment folk do it in the guise of defending humanitarianism -then please pass me the sick-bucket.
Neocons Terrified That Peace Was Going To Break Out In Syria -Ron Paul
by Carol Adl
Ron Paul, a former member of the US House of Representatives and three-time presidential candidate, described the US missile attack on Syria as “a victory of neo-conservatives” who wanted Assad to go.
He added that he does not expect peace talks to resume any time in the near future.
Ron Paul told RT that there is no proof of the Syrian governments guilt that could warrant such a rash and violent response from the US.
“I don’t think the evidence is there, at least it hasn’t been presented, and they need a so-called excuse, they worked real hard, our government and their coalition.”
This is not the first time something like this has happened in Syria or elsewhere, Paul said, but now it is convenient to pay attention and react immediately.
“If any of this was true, I don’t know why they couldn’t wait and take a look at it. In 2013, there were similar stories that didn’t go anywhere, because with a little bit of a pause, there was a resistance to it built in our Congress and in the American people. They thought that it was a fraud and nothing like that was happening, and right now, I just can’t think of how it could conceivably be what they claim, because it’s helping ISIS, because it’s helping Al-Qaeda.”
“From my point of view, there was no need to rush. There was no threat to national security. They have to give a reason to do these things,” Paul added.
A factor that contributed to the speedy reaction was of course the US president, the politician told RT.
“I have no idea what his purpose was. Maybe he just didn’t want to hear the debate, because the last time they debated it, they lost. And this time, it was necessary for them to jump onto this, before people came to know what was really going on.”
The Syrian situation now is “a victory for neo-conservatives, who’ve been looking for Assad to go,” Paul said.
“They want to get rid of him, and you have to look for who is involved in that. Unfortunately, they are the ones who are winning out on this, and the radicals, too! There is a bit of hypocrisy going on here, because at one minute we say, well, maybe Assad has to stay, the next day he has to go, and we’re there fighting ISIS and Al-Qaeda. At the same time, what we end up doing is we actually strengthen them! It is a mess.
“I don’t believe that our people or the American government should be the policemen of the world, it makes no sense, it causes us more trouble and more grief, it causes us more financial problems, and it’s hardly a way that we could defend our constitutional liberty.”
This policy clearly does not lead to peace, Paul told RT.
“The peace talks have ended now. They’re terrified that peace was going to break out! Al-Qaeda was on the run, peace talks were happening, and all of a sudden, they had to change, and this changes things dramatically! I don’t expect peace talks anytime soon or in the distant future.”