Ron Paul, in a new interview with host Anand Naidoo at CGTN, discussed what Paul calls the “accelerated” and “dangerous” United States military actions in the Middle East. Pointing to the fact that there was no Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria until the US began intervening there in support of the ouster of the Syria government, Paul warns “there are a lot of unintended consequences, a lot of blowback” that comes when the US government carelessly intervenes overseas based on a loose “national security” justification.
Paul, who served in the US House of Representatives as a Republican from Texas and is now the chairman of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, further discusses in the interview harm in America that accompanies US military intervention overseas. Included is “detriment to our personal liberties here at home,” such as via increasing disrespect for privacy. Also, Paul warns of “the great burden” financially of foreign intervention. This financial burden, Paul declares, is particularly worrisome considering that, as Paul puts it, “we are insolvent right now.”
Watch Paul’s complete interview here:
Reprinted with permission from the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.