January 29, 2015—There is still lots of trouble over in Iraq and Syria. There’s a war against ISIS and the support against ISIS is pretty strong worldwide. But sorting out the truth of this situation is sometimes a tough job. Sometimes what you hear in the evening news is not exactly what’s happening. Propaganda is a powerful tool to motivate people to support war.
Here’s an article that says, “U.S. Won’t Admit to Killing a Single Civilian in the ISIS war”. That is some stretch, not one person. They’ve had 1,800 strikes, there’s estimates that 6,000 individuals have been killed, but best they can tell, not one single civilian.
How do you tell a civilian against somebody who thinks they’re really fighting an intrusion from people outside and protecting their homeland? I think it’s pretty hard to distinguish between the two, and distinguishing between those individuals who may be resenting this invasion and bombing and our participation because they’ve lost family members. It’s a lot a more complicated than the United States putting out a release and saying that not a single individual was killed by these bombs that was considered a civilian.
The day that Charlie Hebdo event occurred, 17 were killed in the magazine building. On the same day, there were 50 individuals killed from our bombing in Syria. Learn more about this incident by watching this episode of the Ron Paul Channel.
August 18, in 2011, President Obama, who’s supposed to be anti-war, announced Assad must go. We’ve been involved tremendously. We’ve sent a lot of weapons over there. We know that those weapons ended up supporting radical groups who are now ISIS and who are in charge of this reason. They are so powerful now because the local people are supportive of ISIS, because they’re sick and tired of all the foreigners coming in and fighting. They’re so powerful that they can drill and get the oil and sell oil. At the same time we put on sanctions on governments that makes it very difficult, because something has to be going on that ISIS can be financed though the sale of oil. They don’t even have a sea port, but the oil’s getting out, and they’re being financed.
This whole idea of us going in, delivering weapons to people who were going to kill Assad. We create ISIS. Guess what? ISIS that we’re trying to kill, Assad wants to kill too, because eventually the Isis are opposed to Assad and you would think, “well maybe this is what we really want”. It’s just total chaos that makes no sense what so ever, and people get killed. This is not going to be settled easily. This is going to be there for a long time, and I can not see how it ever will end without it expanding, and then there’s going to be a total victory on one side, and we’ll probably be even more drawn in. If we put 1,800 bombing missions over that regional trying to kill ISIS, they’ll do twice as many more or quadruple it, hoping that these bombs will bring about victory.
I think it’s wrong to accept every headline you see. I just think there’s a lot of war propaganda. There was war propaganda to get us starting in there, whether it was in Iraq. War propaganda to galvanize the American people to support going after Assad, but a headline like this should raise questions whether it’s true or not. US won’t admit to killing a single civilian in the war against ISIS. That is very doubtful. Let’s keep tabs on what’s happening in Syria, what’s happening with ISIS.
Let’s hope and pray that our governments don’t get us further bogged down, because we have no National Security interests in that region. We do not go there to protect our freedoms and to protect our constitution. They do not want to kill Americans because we’re free and prosperous. It has a lot to do with a policy that creates enemies, and that people retaliate against us. If that is not understood we can never solve this problem. We have to get American people to realize that when you kill a lot of people, even if they’re defending their home land and they’re part of a military unit or whether they are civilians. There will be ramifications and we’re feeling it. This war lingers on. We’ve been into the Middle East since 1990. That’s 25 years. It’s time to quit, and it’s time to come home.