Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Obama Launches Illegal War in Syria

-Ron Paul
Nobel Peace Prize winner President Obama has just massively and dangerously expanded our military operations in the Middle East. Let there be no doubt that massive bombing of Syria is an act of war. There’s been no declaration of war, and though Congress did nothing to prevent these attacks, it did not grant authority for them.

The president claims that the US is in imminent danger, and this gives him authority to bomb.

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This argument is a huge stretch of the facts. He also claims he gets authority from the post-9/11 authority for the use of military force against al Qaeda. This too is a huge stretch of reality. That authority was narrowly written to use force against those who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks. The joint resolution is explicit:
“To use force of US Armed Forces against those responsible for the recent attacks launched against the United States.”
There is absolutely no connection between the Islamic State and the perpetrators of 9/11. The current war launched against Syria is illegal, unconstitutional and will only increase the dangers America faces.
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