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“A victory of neo-conservatives” – that’s how Ron Paul, a former member of the US House of Representatives and three-time presidential candidate, described the US strike on Syria, adding that he does not expect peace talks to resume any time soon.
“From my point of view, there was no need to rush. There was no threat to national security. They have to give a reason to do these things,” Paul added.
“The peace talks have ended now. They’re terrified that peace was going to break out!
“I don’t believe that our people or the American government should be the policemen of the world, it makes no sense, it causes us more trouble and more grief, it causes us more financial problems, and it’s hardly a way that we could defend our constitutional liberty.”
I could have sworn I heard Trump on the campaign trail saying that we shouldn't be meddling in middle eastern affairs. Why oh why did he suddenly begin listening to the neocons? This is just so wrong!
originally posted by: ColdWisdom
a reply to: diggindirt
This was one big PR stunt.
I don't support it but, I understand why he chose to handle it the way he has, or so I think.
Trump is owned by the neo-cons now .If they want to impeach him they can easily make him out to be a war criminal . In other words ,to throw him under the bus if they decide to because he ordered the attack based on false information . he is toast any way you look at it ... he will keep filling the swamp and be a good little POTUS
This is where we find out where Trump really stands. If it was a PR stunt, and a show of force to our adversaries, then it was a good move.
Sec. of State Tillerson Says 'no change' in Syri policy
The secretary of state said the U.S. priority remains to defeat ISIS. As to the Syrian president... Tillerson told Stephanopoulos that the Trump administration hopes for a political process that will restore stability to Syria and allow its people “to decide the fate of Bashar al-Assad.”
Saying that once the battle with the terrorist group is concluded, which according to the US official is "going quite well," Washington plans to turn its attention "to achieving ceasefire agreements between the regime and opposition forces."
CBS Face the Nation
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told “Face the Nation” moderator John Dickerson that, “we believe that the first priority is the defeat of ISIS.” During the interview for Sunday’s broadcast Tillerson emphasized the importance of eliminating the terrorist organization before dealing with the Assad regime. “Once the ISIS threat has been reduced or eliminated, I think we can turn our attention directly to stabilizing the situation in Syria.”
Tillerson went on to say that the administration remains hopeful of a solution to ending the civil war within Syria. Part of that solution, he said, includes bringing all the parties to the table to begin the process of political discussions.
“Clearly, that requires the participation of the regime with the support of their allies,” Tillerson said and added, “and we’re hopeful that Russia will choose to play a constructive role in supporting ceasefires through their own Astana talks, but also, ultimately, through Geneva.”
In any case, I'd disagree with Ron on the concept of "peace breaking out" over there, was not happening, and not going to happen in this current set of players in Syria.