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Will More US Troops in Saudi Arabia Make America Great?

By Ron Paul | September 23, 2019

President Trump deserves credit for resisting the war cries from neocons like Sen. Lindsey Graham and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after last week’s attack on two Saudi oil facilities. Pompeo was eager to blame Iran because he wants war with Iran and anything that can trigger such a war is fine with him. So he put the president in a difficult spot by declaring Iran the culprit: suddenly the president’s options in the media and in Washington were limited to “how to punish Iran.”

A week has now passed since the attack and Pompeo’s rush to judgement has been shown for what it was: war propaganda. That is because there has still been no determination of who launched the attack. Yemen’s Houthis took responsibility right away and Iran denied any involvement. We have seen nothing to this point that contradicts this.

President Trump likely understands that a US war on Iran will be his undoing as president. Who knows, maybe that’s what his closest advisors want. But according to a Gallup poll just last month, only 18 percent of Americans were in favor of military action against Iran. Seventy-eight percent of Americans – including 72 percent of Republicans – want the president to pursue diplomatic efforts over war. Iran has made clear that any attack on its territory will trigger a total war. The Middle East would be engulfed in flames and the US economy would be in the tank. Suddenly we’d see Democrat challengers pretending to be antiwar!

The message to Trump is pretty clear – war with Iran would be deeply unpopular – and it seems clear he understands the message. Just hours after his Secretary of State put the US on war footing with Iran, President Trump was forced to walk back Pompeo’s aggression. When asked about going to war with Iran, President Trump said, “Do I want war? I don’t want war with anybody.”

Unfortunately, with pressure on President Trump to “do something” even as Iran has not been found to have been behind the attack, the president has settled on two measures – one pointless and the other dangerous. On Friday Trump announced yet even more sanctions on Iran, leaving many of us to wonder what is possibly left to sanction. He also announced a deployment of US military forces to Saudi Arabia of a “defensive nature.” Why should the military be sent to “defend” one of the wealthiest and most repressive countries on earth? It is hard to see how putting US servicemembers into harm’s way – into a war zone – to defend Saudi Arabia can in any way make America great again. I believe most Americans would agree.

President Trump should immediately cancel the order to send US troops to Saudi Arabia and should immediately remove what troops are already on Saudi soil. Then the Saudis would understand that they must end their aggression against Yemen.

Attempting to placate the neocons is a fool’s errand, because they are never satisfied even up to and including war. The tide is turning in America – and even in Washington – against Saudi Arabia. After the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and a catastrophic four-year Saudi war on Yemen, no American politician is any longer in the mood to stick his or her neck out to defend Saudi Arabia. President Trump would be wise to use caution: it’s always dangerous sticking one’s neck out when the Saudi government is around.

Copyright © 2019 by RonPaul Institute.

September 23, 2019 - Posted by | Militarism | ,


  1. The first Puritan raid on the Indians put the end to “Great”. “Okay” is your goal now.


    Comment by GGH | September 23, 2019 | Reply

  2. They should call it the Ron Paul Disinformation Institute, because he never told the truth about the private-foreign owned and controlled US INC., and it’s well-over 600 Nationwide Subsidiary Corporations, (Federal agencies, the Military, the States and Municipalities, other multinational corporations, arms manufacturers and paramilitary [mercenary] corps.-etc) to the people when he “allegedly served” them. After all, he does come from the “freemason State” and we all know what kind of CEO-s, (presidents) that state has produced. Just like Lyndon “Bum” Johnson, who was attacking Vietnam before the “false” Tonkin Gulf incidents, the israeli puppet and gnostic degenerate in the half-wit house has been attacking Iran in every way possible since he’s been in office, via trojan horse NGO-s, psychological ops, tectonic and weather weapons and economically. What is said in this article is pure “cowpuckey” or is testimony to the fact that the current degenerate CEO either cannot manage his own people, is lousy at picking viable people for their posts and/or doesn’t select the people at all and they come to him in a list from his masters, the latter, of course, being the case. It’s obvious that the “whine like a woman” degenerate, (I can’t even stand his name, image or voice) luciferian puppet can’t attack Iran before the votes come in, and the Democrublicans are already settig up the Republocrats for a “big win” with the help of the horrendously duplicitous and controlled media. It will be another choice equivilent to voting for the plague, or voting for cholera, or in other words; voting for the openly marxist party, or voting for the stealthy marxist party. They all want to do-away with us, and our way of life, and not one of them actually work for the American people or their freedom. Their record proves it! They work for the, (Bankrupt since 1933 to-date) Corporation Company of the United States and it’s Subsidiaries that is subservient to the; UN, IMF, World Bank, Bank of Int’l Settlements, World Communism, (zionism) and their own “Self-Service at the Expense of the Public.” These TRUTHS exist in the OFFICIAL US Inc.’s (de-facto / illegitimate govts’) Records, Files, Documents and Archives, but you will never hear them from Ron Paul, or the disinformative media, only “free passes” for the “willing” israeli puppet, Supercriminal Fraud and current CEO = “Mop & Glow Degenerate donald” the “crypto-jew” gnostic kabbalist. It’s all a “show” with very lousy actors, developed and distributed for your entertainment as well as for your division, thanks to the largest and 2nd longest-lasting terrorist state in history and it’s highly controlled media.


    Comment by Wildman 100% | September 23, 2019 | Reply

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