A Free Syrian Army fighter takes cover during clashes with Syrian Army in the Salaheddine neighbourhood of central Aleppo

Moving towards war in Syria through sanctions

In his “Texas Straight Talk” weekly report, Ron Paul says that the United States is fast approaching another war in the Middle East, this time with Syria, by placing further sanctions over the rogue nation that the administration has deemed a threat to our national security.

“In Syria we see once again we see how our interventionist policies backfire and make us less secure,” Paul wrote, citing possible ties between al-Qaeda and the Syrian opposition.  This clear presents an interesting question: by promoting war in Syria, are we essentially supporting the very individuals whom we are supposedly fighting against in Iraq?  Even Hillary Clinton asked this question, Paul notes.

“It clearly demonstrates that the United States has no business at all being involved in the Syrian civil war. In the 1980s we supported a resistance movement in Afghanistan that later gave birth to elements of al-Qaeda and the Taliban. When will we learn our lesson and stop intervening in conflicts we don’t truly understand, conflicts that have nothing to do with American national interests?”



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