By Liberty Report Staff
By Liberty Report Staff
By Ron Paul
I'm very pleased to report that the cause of liberty and peace are alive and well beneath the headlines.
Over the weekend, The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity and The Mises Institute held a joint conference in my home town of Lake Jackson, TX. It was a packed house!
Peace is popular amongst the people, despite our war hungry federal government.
At first, the conference was setup to discuss the slight possibility that (just maybe) President Trump would pursue a more peaceful foreign policy than his recent predecessors.
Little did we know that President Trump would squash that idea just 2 days before the conference began.
The president's rash and reckless decision to bomb Syria gave all of the scheduled speakers an extra jolt to provide passionate defenses for the ideas of peace and non-interventionism.
You can watch my speech below, as well as the entire conference that was recorded for everyone who's fed up with more of the same from the Empire:
Ron Paul's Speech For Peace
The Full Ron Paul Institute / Mises Institute Conference
Republican political leaders in Washington who condemned Obama's plan to bomb Syria in 2013 are gung ho over President Trump's bombing last week. Even "progressives" are jumping on the bomb band wagon. Are we all neocons now?
By Ron Paul
Thursday’s US missile attack on Syria must represent the quickest foreign policy U-turn in history. Less than a week after the White House gave Assad permission to stay on as president of his own country, President Trump decided that the US had to attack Syria and demand Assad’s ouster after a chemical attack earlier in the week. Trump blamed Assad for the attack, stated that “something’s going to happen” in retaliation, and less than two days later he launched a volley of 59 Tomahawk missiles (at a cost of $1.5 million each) onto a military airfield near where the chemical attack took place.
President Trump said it is in the “vital national security interest of the United States” to attack Syria over the use of poison gas. That is nonsense. Even if what Trump claims about the gas attack is true – and we’ve seen no evidence that it is – there is nothing about an isolated incident of inhuman cruelty thousands of miles from our borders that is in our “vital national security interest.” Even if Assad gassed his own people last week it hardly means he will launch chemical attacks on the United States even if he had the ability, which he does not.
From the moment the chemical attack was blamed on Assad, however, I expressed my doubts about the claims. It simply makes no sense for Assad to attack civilians with a chemical weapon just as he is winning his war against ISIS and al-Qaeda and has been told by the US that it no longer seeks regime change. On the verge of victory, he commits a suicidal act to no strategic or tactical military advantage? More likely the gas attack was a false flag by the rebels -- or perhaps even by our CIA -- as a last ditch effort to forestall a rebel defeat in the six year war.
Would the neocons and the mainstream media lie to us about what happened last week in Syria? Of course they would. They lied us into attacking Iraq, they lied us into attacking Gaddafi, they lied us into seeking regime change in Syria in the first place. We should always assume they are lying.
Who benefits from the US attack on Syria? ISIS, which immediately after the attack began a ground offensive. Does President Trump really want the US to act as ISIS’s air force?
The gas attack, which took some 70 civilian lives, was horrible and must be condemned. But we must also remember that US bombs in Syria have killed hundreds of civilians. Just recently, US bombs killed 300 Iraqi civilians in one strike! Does it really make a difference if you are killed by poison gas or by a US missile?
What’s next for President Trump in Syria? Russia has not backed down from its claim that the poison gas leaked as a result of a conventional Syrian bomb on an ISIS chemical weapons factory. Moscow claims it is determined to defend its ally, Syria. Will Trump unilaterally declare a no fly zone in parts of Syria and attempt to prevent Russian air traffic? Some suggest this is his next move. It is one that carries a great danger of igniting World War Three.
Donald Trump’s attack on Syria was clearly illegal. However, Congress shows no interest in reining in this out-of-control president. We should fear any US escalation and must demand that our Representatives prohibit it. If there ever was a time to flood the Capitol Hill switchboard demanding an end to US military action in Syria, it is now!
By Charles Goyette
DONALD TRUMP: I’m worth over $10 billion.
LAPDOG PRESS: PROVE IT! SHOW US YOUR TAX RETURNS!
DONALD TRUMP: I watched in New Jersey as thousands cheered the collapse of the World Trade Center.
LAPDOG PRESS: PROVE IT! PROVE IT!
DONALD TRUMP: I had the biggest turn-out ever for my inauguration.
LAPDOG PRESS: PROVE IT! WHERE’S THE PROOF?
DONALD TRUMP: I want to attack a country, kill people in America’s name, and provoke a major nuclear power because Assad used sarin gas.
LAPDOG PRESS: O.K. Sounds good to us!
(h/t LewRockwell.com Blog)
By Liberty Report Staff
President Trump's decision to fire 59 Tomahawk missiles into Syria in retaliation for an alleged Assad chemical attack is said by the president to be in the "vital national security interest of the United States." Does he think Syria is about to attack us? US Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) joins the show live from the studio.
One hundred years ago today, President Woodrow Wilson, who was elected on his antiwar slogans, asked a joint House-Senate session for a declaration of war on Germany. His war has launched endless wars ever since...and only made the world safe for the emergence of Hitler, Mussolini, and Lenin.
By Christian Datoc
Ron Paul claimed on Wednesday’s broadcast of “The Liberty Report” that all signs point toward Tuesday’s chemical attack in Syria being a false flag operation.
“Before this episode of possible gas exposure and who did what, things were going along reasonably well for the conditions,” the former Texas congressman stated. “Trump said let the Syrians decide who should run their country, and peace talks were making out, and Al Qaeda and ISIS were on the run.”
“It looks like, maybe, somebody didn’t like that so there had to be an episode, and the blame now is we can’t let that happen because it looks like it might benefit Assad.”
“It’s not so easy though is it? What happened four years ago in 2013, you know, this whole thing about crossing the red line?” he posed. “Ever since then, the neocons have been yelling and screaming, a part of the administration has been yelling and screaming about Assad using poison gas.”
“It was never proven in fact,” agreed Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity executive director Daniel McAdams. “U.N. official Carla Del Ponte said it was most likely done by the rebels.”
“It makes no sense, even if you were totally separate from this and take no sides of this and you were just an analyst, it doesn’t make sense for Assad under these conditions to all of the sudden use poison gasses,” Paul continued. “I think it’s zero chance that he would have done this deliberately.”
Back in January, Paul said in an interview with The Daily Caller that false flag attacks could be used by both the so-called American “deep state” and foreign actors to draw the Trump administration into foreign engagements.
“All we need is a false flag and an accident and everybody will be for teaching them a lesson,” he told TheDC’s Alex Pfeiffer. “You know the deep state is very very powerful and they have a lot of control.”
“I think there’s the shadow government, the military-industrial complex, the CIA, and all the things that can be done because they just melt away and they do exactly what the establishment says.”
This article was reprinted with permission from The Daily Caller News Foundation.