Ron Paul warns Syria is the way US ‘marches into Iran’

Former US congressman Ron Paul says the United States is planning to strike Syria because Damascus is the doorstep for entering Iran.

“The whole theory is we’re going to Syria because that’s the way you march into Iran,” Paul said in an interview with CNN on Tuesday.

“At the same time, we’ve made it tougher… We’ve made it tougher for people who want to live in peace… and now we’re just stirring it up in Syria,” he argued.

US President Barack Obama, who is waiting for congressional authorization to attack Syria, won critical support from key congressional leaders on Tuesday to launch military strikes against Syria.

Following a meeting with Obama, House Speaker John Boehner said the US has “enemies around the world that need to understand that we’re not going to tolerate this type of behavior. We also have allies around the world and allies in the region who also need to know that America will be there and stand up when it’s necessary.”

Ron Paul also criticized the Obama administration for interfering in the internal affairs of Syria.

“It’s a civil war and there’s no way you’re going to figure it out. I smell Iraq all over again. I remember the assurances that were given us 10 years ago and members of Congress believed that. But let me tell you, the situation is a lot different. The American people are on my side on this issue today and there’s a lot more people in Congress now who are saying, it makes no sense,” he said.

“And just listen to the military commanders. They said, you know, we don’t even have the money for this. We have to have a supplemental. Now, how about all these warmongers getting ready to bomb and kill and invade or do whatever they think necessary and they don’t even have the money and then they have to appropriate the money, which means more money drained from our economy,” Paul argued.

Paul also experienced “technical difficulties” with his satellite connection during his interview with CNN.

Meanwhile, recent polls show the American people are against Syria war under the pretext of the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government.

An ABC News/Washington Post poll released Tuesday said 59 percent of Americans oppose unilateral US military action. Pew Research also found that opponents of a strike outnumber supporters, 48 percent to 29 percent.

By Press TV

 

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