As Washington's Neocons "Crush" Russia, Ron Paul Warns Sanctions Lead To War

Authored by Ron Paul via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity,

You can always count on the neocons in Congress to ignore reality, ignore evidence, and ignore common sense in their endless drive to get us involved in another war.

Last week, for example, Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-NC), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and others joined up to introduce what Senator Graham called “the sanctions bill from hell,” aimed at applying “crushing” sanctions on Russia.

Senator Graham bragged that the bill would include “everything but the kitchen sink” in its attempt to ratchet up tensions with Russia.

Sen Cory Gardner (R-CO) bragged that the new sanctions bill “includes my language requiring the State Department to determine whether Russia merits the designation of a State Sponsor of Terror.”

Does he even know what the word “terrorism” means?

Sen Ben Cardin (D-MD) warns that the bill must be passed to strengthen our resolve against “Vladimir Putin’s pattern of corroding democratic institutions and values around the world, a direct and growing threat to US national security.”

What has Russia done that warrants “kitchen sink” sanctions that will “crush” the country and possibly designate it as a sponsor of terrorism? Sen. Menendez tells us:

“The Kremlin continues to attack our democracy, support a war criminal in Syria, and violate Ukraine’s sovereignty.”

There is a big problem with these accusations on Russia: they’re based on outright lies and unproven accusations that continue to get more bizarre with each re-telling.

How strange that when US Senators like Menendez demand that we stand by our NATO allies even if it means war, they attack Russia for doing the same in Syria. Is the Syrian president a “war criminal,” as he claims? We do know that his army is finally, with Russian and Iranian help, about to defeat ISIS and al-Qaeda, which with US backing for seven years have turned Syria into a smoking ruin. Does Menendez and his allies prefer ISIS in charge of Syria?

And how hypocritical for Menendez to talk about Russia violating Ukraine’s sovereignty. The unrest in Ukraine was started by the 2014 US-backed coup against an elected leader. We have that all on tape!

How is Russia “attacking our democracy”? We’re still waiting for any real evidence that Russia was involved in our 2016 elections and intends to become involved in our 2018 elections. But that doesn’t stop the propagandists, who claim with no proof that Russia was behind the election of Donald Trump.

These Senators claim that sanctions will bring the Russians to heel, but they are wrong. Sanctions are good at two things only: destroying the lives of innocent civilians and leading to war.

As I mentioned in an episode of my Liberty Report last week, even our own history shows that sanctions do lead to war and should not be taken lightly. In the run-up to US involvement in the War of 1812, the US was doing business with both France and the UK, which were at war with each other. When the UK decided that the US was favoring France in its commerce, it imposed sanctions on the US. What did Washington do in response? Declared war. Hence the War of 1812, which most Americans remember as that time when the British burned down the White House.

Recent polls show that the majority of Americans approve of President Trump’s recent meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Among Republicans, a vast majority support the meeting. Perhaps a good defeat in November will wake these neocon warmongers up. Let’s hope so!


Bokkenrijder Free This Mon, 08/06/2018 - 17:06 Permalink

Don't get your hopes up Trumptards: McShitstain's death won't change a fucking thing, because Trump is totally in love with the MIC. He even hired neo-con warhawk Bolton to increase the likelihood of starting a war. 

The Orange Jew promised to 'drain the swamp' while at the same time increasing the 'defence' budget and steering head-on for a conflict with Iran, China and Russia....

How frustrated, desperate and/or retarded does anyone have to be to actually believe Trump's bullshit that he will drain anything at all?

I guess the only thing Dufus J. Trump is gonna drain is his dick inside the ass of the American People, and in return he'll get a nice pat on the back from Netanyahu, Boeing, Raytheon, Lockheed-Martin, Halliburton and all the other usual Swamp, MIC & Deep State suspects. 

Ron Paul would be the ONLY American politician I would have any faith in; he is smart, educated, civilised, thinks straight and rational, does not have a huge ego to satisfy, and seems incorruptible nor easily bought/distracted by billionaires from Wall Street or generals lobbying for the MIC. 

Basically he's the TOTAL OPPOSITE to Dufus J. Trump! 

 Unfortunately Ron Paul won't run for POTUS. 

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Omen IV infotechsailor Mon, 08/06/2018 - 18:48 Permalink

Adelson owns him on all Israel issues - so what to do?


That being said:

They never proved  - 911 - That Bin Laden did it

They never proved - Skirpal - That Russian did it

They never proved - MH-17 -That  Russia did it

They never proved - Chemical Attacks - That Assad did it

They never proved - Maidan Shootings - That Yanukovych did it

They never proved - The DNC Data - That Russia did it

They never proved it - Russian Collusion - That Trump did it?


The only thing real is a Hall of Mirrors


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Is-Be Algo Rhythm Mon, 08/06/2018 - 21:21 Permalink

Read his missive again.

He makes a string of unsupported assertions about what Donald Trump will be doing in the future.

Lets have a show of hands who believe that they can predict The Don's next move.

The entire point of the Swamp's anguish is that he is unpredictable and just won't do as he is told.

No one has His control files, as they had Hillary's. No wonder they are wailing and gnashing their teeth! The Swamp had the white house all stitched up before The Don broke the door down.

The main substance of Bokkenryder's argument is that the Don is a controlled opposition, which he fails to substantiate.

All this sackcloth and ashes is ever so droll!


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Is-Be Bokkenrijder Mon, 08/06/2018 - 21:37 Permalink

Americans love war, guns and violence

Your aim never hit its target. Try

Americans are naive Patsies, whose trust is regularly abused.

If ever there was a gift I and my Gods could give them, it would be a flinty squint and the cynicism to ask,

You want me to kill those people that I haven't even met? What price my Soul?

A Ranch, an airplane, a ridiculously large some of money upfront, 10 fine virgins, etc and so forth. All paid upfront, with the option to renege at any time with no loss of aforementioned consideration.

Screw the evil warmongers for everything they've got, and then some.

Forget "patriotic duty", unless your lands are directly invaded. (Which they currently are).

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Countrybunkererd HopefulCynical Mon, 08/06/2018 - 16:57 Permalink

Is there a way that we can vote for empty seats, you know, in the interest of national security or sanction the 535 seats it as a state sponsor of terrorism?  I know.  I know. The options have been reduced to only one choice.

Suddenly a John Denver song comes to mind..."I'm leaving on a jet plane..."  I keep getting that late 1930's Europe feeling about it all.

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francis scott … dirty fingernails Tue, 08/07/2018 - 01:02 Permalink

"proving the psychopathic bloodlust in American power circles isn't partisan."

Partisan, Schmartisan, fingers.   The game's almost over. 


There's no way the neocons can win.  Except  --  poor losers that they are  --  if they decide to destroy the global status quo and bring everything down on top of everybody including themselves.    


Even then, they won't know for sure how hard we hit Russia and China?  As bad as they hit us or not?   Maybe.  Maybe not. 

No matter, by then we'll all be dwelling in the land of measureless propaganda.


But good finally prevailed over evil just like everybody knew it would.  Don't run for your car to beat the traffic on the 405, the show isn't officially over until the the last few words are  delivered or stage directions of the script are read and the credits roll.


Fort  "Go, bid the soldiers shoot.

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aloha-snackbar vaporland Mon, 08/06/2018 - 17:24 Permalink

The British.... I thought it was we Canadians who burned down the Shithouse... or was it the Japs, no Koreans, no it was Sadam's great great grand daddy who lit the match... for the Love of God Yanks like war and after the pistol whipping they took from the under gunned, under funded Vietnamese you bone heads have learned nothing and the next conflagration you will be eating rice and noodles with Chinese boots on your necks...

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ironmace Mon, 08/06/2018 - 16:55 Permalink

Shouldn't McCain be on his deathbed?

Brain cancer and all?

That kills most people, as far as I know.

So this means only two things: either he doesn't have cancer or.. he has access to the Real Deal as far as medical care goes and he was cured. 

off topic.


True Blue Mon, 08/06/2018 - 16:56 Permalink

People in glass houses should not throw car bombs.

A) ISIS is a terrorist organization.

B) John McCain and the entire Zero administration directly and overtly sponsored ISIS.


C) The US Gov't generally, and McCain, the Magic Lawn Jockey, Hillary Clinton et. al. were and are proven State sponsors of Terrorism. (As well as the very definition of War Criminals.)

The only justice in this world is that which we bring into it ourselves.