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Published On: Mon, Sep 2nd, 2013

Ron Paul encourages members of Congress to ‘vote against this reckless and immoral use of the US military’

Former Texas Congressman Ron Paul, who just a few days ago warned that the chemical attacks in Syria look like a “false flag” on Neil Cavuto’s show, is encouraging every member to vote against this reckless and immoral use of the US military.

In his latest “Texas Straight Talk” column, published on the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity website, Paul says President Obama, who doesn’t truly believe going to the Congress for authorization is necessary, calls it “astonishing” that the Congress will allow itself to be treated as window dressing.

The President on Saturday claimed that the alleged chemical attack in Syria on August 21 presented “a serious danger to our national security.” I disagree with the idea that every conflict, every dictator, and every insurgency everywhere in the world is somehow critical to our national security. That is the thinking of an empire, not a republic. It is the kind of thinking that this president shares with his predecessor and it is bankrupting us and destroying our liberties here at home.

Paul later writes:

I agree that any chemical attack, particularly one that kills civilians, is horrible and horrendous. All deaths in war and violence are terrible and should be condemned. But why are a few hundred killed by chemical attack any worse or more deserving of US bombs than the 100,000 already killed in the conflict? Why do these few hundred allegedly killed by Assad count any more than the estimated 1,000 Christians in Syria killed by US allies on the other side? Why is it any worse to be killed by poison gas than to have your head chopped off by the US allied radical Islamists, as has happened to a number of Christian priests and bishops in Syria?

He then closes with a jab at the hypocrisy of the administration–“Why are the few hundred civilians killed in Syria by a chemical weapon any worse than the 2000-3000 who have been killed by Obama’s drone strikes in Pakistan?

“Does it really make a difference whether a civilian is killed by poison gas or by drone missile or dull knife?”

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- Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Outbreak News Today and hosts the podcast, Outbreak News Interviews on iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify Robert is politically Independent and a born again Christian Follow @bactiman63

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