Ron Paul: Syria Chemical Attack A ‘False Flag’

Mikael Thalen
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August 30th, 2013
Updated 08/30/2013 at 4:04 pm

During an interview on Fox Business’ Cavuto Wednesday, former Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) commented on the unfolding situation in Syria, specifically calling the recent chemical attack a ‘false flag’ likely carried out by the US backed Al Qaeda filled rebels. 

I think it’s a false flag…” said Paul. “Why don’t we ask about the Al Qaeda? Why are we on the side of the Al Qaeda right now?”

Despite the Obama administration’s attempt to immediately blame Assad’s forces for the chemical attack, multiple U.S. officials have said that the administration’s evidence is “not a slam dunk.” Officials also mentioned that the administration had no “smoking gun.” In fact, the rebels have now even claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Even with Syrian Deputy Foreign Fayssal Mekdad presenting evidence to the UN that strongly points to a rebel led chemical attack, the Obama administration has continued to ignore any evidence that can’t be used to justify military action against Assad, including multiple YouTube videos showing rebels launching chemical weapons on civilian targets.

Paul’s statements are given even more validity in light of the January Yahoo article that details a potential chemical attack on Syria on behalf of the United States. The emails revealed a plan, supported by the Obama administration, to have a chemical weapons attack blamed on Assad in order to gain international support for military action.

Paul also exposed the history of lies and propaganda used by the US government to justify military intervention, pointing specifically to the Iraq war.

“Look at how many lies were told to us about Saddam Hussein prior to that buildup, war propaganda. It’s endless, it happens all the time,” said Paul, also pointing to Donald Rumsfeld’s role in supplying chemical weapons to Saddam in the 1980′s.

Mounting evidence forced out by the alternative media has destroyed the government’s credibility, with now only 9 percent of Americans supporting military intervention in Syria. The international backlash also caused UK Prime Minister David Cameron to momentarily back down after the British parliament voted against authorizing military action. Cameron later decided to send Military jets to Cyprus, claiming the move was purely “defensive.”

Despite having no congressional authority or support from NATO, the UN or the Arab League, the Obama administration has brazenly threatened to carry out strikes regardless, openly flouting the Constitution. Now, 140 members of the House of Representatives have signed a letter demanding that President Obama get authorization from Congress if he wants to carry out any strikes against Syria.

“The American people right now by a very large majority are opposed to this war. The Constitution can’t support this war and morally we can’t support this war,” Paul said in closing.

Update: Last April during a speech in Austin, Texas, Paul warned of the system’s increasing war propaganda and predicted that a false flag incident would likely accelerate the US deeper into the Middle Eastern conflict.

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  1. Erick says:

    Huge news!

  2. Chris Green says:

    You won't find anyone more opposed to bombing Syria than me. But as a US senator, shouldn't Ron Paul be doing his job by introducing legislation banning it (or affirming that the president doesn't have the power to do it without a vote of congress) as opposed to just talking on the TV?

    • Guest says:

      You are confusing Dr. Ron Paul and his son Senator Rand Paul….

    • Joe says:

      "former Texas Rep. Ron Paul"

      At least read before commenting, that is in the first sentence FFS.

    • william says:

      he isnt a senator anymore

    • Tammy Quraishi says:

      He retired. His son is in congress.

      • don church says:

        every person has a view and the best one is confirm and then follow the will of the people. the arab community are frustrated by us and if we bomb them and kill innocent people are we any better than the people who gassed the children of Syria. i think we should just let them alone because NATO will not back us and if we can't get backing let europe fight its own along with france we have our own problems. soon europe will want help and i think we should say we will think about it .

  3. skanonymous says:

    The chemical weapons were used by the rebels. They were accidentally set off, after they were given to them by the Saudi prince Bander
    http://www.mintpressnews.com/witnesses-of-gas-att

  4. Mr.Lincoln says:

    During the Reagan (Bush) administration, the US provided Iraq with vast quantities of biological and chemical weapons. One of the motivations of the original Gulf War was to capture and destroy these weapons which the US did.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embed

    • John Coctostan says:

      All of the chemical weapons were out of date and inert. I wouldn't go drinking a cup of the chemicals but they were no longer chemical weapons, the UN inspectors confirmed this.

  5. Brian says:

    The American Government is certainly doing so many things to destroy our once great Republic! God please help us!

  6. Rob Mackenzie says:

    http://www.mintpressnews.com/witnesses-of-gas-attack-say-saudis-supplied-rebels-with-chemical-weapons/168135/

    Summary: The chemical weapons “attack” by Assad was actually an accident on the part of a group of rebels who had been supplied with chemical weapons, but no training, by Saudi Arabia.

    *If* the report turns out to be accurate it would cast a huge shadow over the “intelligence” on which British Prime Minister Cameron’s Commons performance was based, in the debate on whether Britain should join in the fun. I think it unlikely that UK Intelligence would be unaware of Saudi intentions, much less the CIA (who would have supplied Saudi with the weapons).

  7. xmfclick says:

    http://www.mintpressnews.com/witnesses-of-gas-att

    Summary: The chemical weapons "attack" by Assad was actually an accident on the part of a group of rebels who had been supplied with the weapons, but no training, by Saudi Arabia.

    *If* the report turns out to be accurate it would cast a huge shadow over the "intelligence" on which British Prime Minister Cameron's Commons performance was based, in the debate on whether Britain should join in the fun. I think it unlikely that the UK's spooks would be unaware of Saudi intentions, much less the CIA (who would have supplied Saudi with the weapons).

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