I am thankful for Ron Paul, otherwise I fear there would be no mainstream voice against continued intervention around the world. I am very worried that we will intervene in Syria. The results will be the same as in Iraq and Libya: There will be unintended consequences, Al-Qaeda or other terrorist groups will intervene, and Christians will be persecuted.
Here’s a video of Cong. Paul criticizing Senator McCain’s intervention in Syria. He actually cites persecution of believers.
My concern rises when I see this story about a Turkish plane fired upon by Syrian forces. The Turkish government has sought NATO consultation over the issue. NATO is a sock-puppet for the US intervention when it is convenient. We have already adjudged the situation as being Syrian aggression:
In Washington, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton criticized Syria on Sunday, saying that it had shot down the Turkish jet “without warning.” The United States would work with Turkey and other allies “to hold the Assad regime accountable,” Mrs. Clinton said.
“The United States condemns this brazen and unacceptable act in the strongest possible terms,” she said. “It is yet another reflection of the Syrian authorities’ callous disregard for international norms, human life, and peace and security.”
I cannot determine who is right but incidents like this have historically been pretext for war. I do not think yet we will engage militarily in Syria. But war is popular and may be tempting for a President with at best a close election prospect. Let’s pray and hope not. But I am clear: No intervention in Syria.