By Ron Paul
I've been very concerned about events in Syria ever since President Obama declared that Assad had to go. The more people that get involved in Syria (including the U.S.) the higher the likelihood of escalation.
With the news being reported today of Turkey taking down a Russian warplane, that could be happening. Even though I have no proof, I doubt that the Turks would do something like this without an understanding, or quid-pro-quo, from the U.S.
There has been plenty of evidence that U.S. weapons have gone to al-Qaeda and ISIS in order to subdue Assad. Could it be that Russia has been doing such a good job in shoring up Assad, that something had to happen in order to thwart them? Could this be an escalation out of desperation?
This is a serious situation. What the resolution will be, we don't know. And even though dangers are constantly trumped up to generate fear, I fear our own government more than any foreign government invading us and taking away our liberties.
Just think of the reaction to 9/11. Yes, there should have been a reaction, and the U.S. government's foreign policy should have been closely examined, however look at what happened: our government instead became the enemy of our freedoms!
It's not unpatriotic to question your own government's policies. We need that now more than anything.
Thank you and be sure to tune in to tomorrow's Liberty Report!