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Ron Paul gets to the heart of the Benghazi circus

Sunday, June 02, 2013 by: Lance Johnson
Tags: Benghazi, President Obama, Ron Paul

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(NaturalNews) The mainstream media and both political parties have turned the events of Benghazi into a political show. Facts have emerged, cover-ups have been revealed, and responsibility has not been taken, but at the heart of the situation exists more than a blame game. The heart of the issue, according to former Congressman Ron Paul, is a decades-long failed foreign policy of interventionism.

Telling it like it is, Ron Paul, in a recent op-ed, said that "The post-Benghazi discussion on Capitol Hill has been 'more of a sideshow' than an honest investigation of what motivated the attacks that left the U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans dead."

Ron Paul believes government interventionism into the affairs of other nations causes blowback, which is a cycle of violence witnessed when covert CIA operations backfire.

Shrugging off the blame game

Many remember the aftermath of the Benghazi tragedy, how the Obama Administration accused Nakoula Basseley of posting a racist video, which supposedly caused a violent protest that led to the killing of Ambassador Stevens.

Many on the right are demanding accountability from the Obama Administration now, railing against the lack of security that surrounded the late Ambassador Stevens.

According to Paul, all this is political racket, bypassing the root of the problem.

Constitutional principles that have been disregarded for decades

As the blame game rages, Paul consistently blames failed ideas, instead of accusing a person or a political party. Paul explains that the United States has been intervening into the foreign affairs of other countries without properly respecting the sovereignty of individual countries. Paul believes in avoiding war and believes that the US has no right to send military into another country without properly declaring war through Congress as stated in the Constitution. In this way, war, violence, blowback, and suicides can all be avoided and peaceful national security can be preserved.

Since the end of World War II, the United States has engaged in an almost continuous state of war without a formal Declaration of War. Political leaders have used the United Nations to circumvent the Constitution, sending young men and women into unnecessary combat, all at world governance command.

The US Constitution states that it is the responsibility of Congress to declare war and to have principled reason for doing so.

Principle have been discarded in recent years, though, as the United States is over extended in over 130 countries around the world. This makes blowback even more inevitable, as violence like in Benghazi returns to haunt instigating countries like the US.

Libya invasion most recent example of unconstitutional invasion

The most recent example of bypassing principle was President Obama's invasion of Libya in 2011. Not approved by Congress, Obama's invasion of Libya ignores the voices of the American people and Constitutional anti-war principle. This kind of relative ethics and power wielding by the President is making violence seem appropriate and normal in culture today.

Arming rebels causes blowback

Ron Paul explains blowback by pointing out that the same militants responsible for the killing of the US ambassador were the same rebels that the US armed in order to overthrow the Libyan government.

"The Islamic radicals who attacked Benghazi were the same people let loose by the U.S.-led attack on Libya," Paul continued, "Ambassador Stevens was slain by the same Islamic radicals he personally assisted just over one year earlier."

"Neither side wants to talk about the real lesson of Benghazi," says Mr. Paul. "Interventionism always carries with it unintended consequences. The U.S. attack on Libya led to the unleashing of Islamist radicals in Libya. These radicals have destroyed the country, murdered thousands, and killed the U.S. ambassador."

National Security threatened

Has the republic realized what the military industrial complex is engaging in around the world? By arming rebels in foreign countries to carry out military plans, the United States government is only welcoming violence and death right back upon the American people. The current path is threatening national security. Peace and principle must be restored.

Ron Paul has recently launched an Institute for Peace and Prosperity: http://ronpaulinstitute.org/

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Passionate about holistic wellness, Lance Johnson and his wife invite you to www.allnaturalfreespirit.com, where you can buy clean, chemical-free body care products.

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