I am in absolute awe at the number of people who criticize Ron Paul for his anti-war themes. Paul's crazy notion that Obama sidestepped Congress and simply decided to declare war on Libya.
Is it about powerful men and money and oil? About oil depleted allies? Yes. They have run out of excuses. No more WMD's, no more anti-communist themes.
Who benefits from wars? International bankers (the financiers), big oil interests, big defense contractors, government. The usual suspects.
Do coincidences ever catch your eye? You can go ahead and fall for all of that "hoo rah nationalism" nonsense that you want. The harsh reality is- this country has been making up excuses and justifications for starting wars since the Mexican American war. Land grabs, oil, business interests. Now we are broke. We don't have the money to finance this bullshit ad infinitum....which I am beginning to believe might very well happen if TPTB had their way.
From ZeroHedge. On that maniac Ron Paul.
The Obama administration attacked Libya without a constitutional declaration of war, without congressional authorization, without meaningful consultation with Congress -- and without a dollar being authorized from the House or Senate. It was a war started by a president who turned to the United Nations for its authority and ignored the authority of the US Congress.
Are we better off as a nation by ignoring and debasing our Constitution? Are we better off having spent more than a billion dollars attacking a country thousands of miles away that had not threatened us? Are we more financially sound having expanded the empire to include yet another protectorate and probable long-term military occupation? Are we more admired throughout the world for getting involved in yet another war?
Still, many will claim that getting rid of Libyan ruler Gaddafi was worth it. They will say that the ends justify the means.
I will say one last thing about all of this. Paul, being the man that he is, will not bend to any pressure to get elected. In other words, his anti-war stance will not change...he will not lie about that to get elected. If you are looking for change, how does someone standing on principles and telling the truth sound to you?
From where I sit, that's change I can believe in.
*Get the fuck out.