Ron Paul: Blame Neo-cons for Syrian Crisis
Former Texas congressman Ron Paul has shot back at critics blaming the Syrian refugee crisis on America, arguing that the policies of neo-conservatives are really to blame.
In his latest article published September 20, Paul argues it was the neo-conservatives who decided on “regime change” in Syria by “destabiliz[ing] the government, caus[ing] social chaos, and destroy[ing] the [Syrian] economy,” which later resulted in the mass exodus of millions out of the country.
“How many Syrians were streaming out of Syria before US support for Islamist rebels there made the country unlivable?,” Paul asks. “Is pointing out this consequence of bad US policy also blaming America first?”.
The neo-cons are directly responsible for those “bad US foreign policy actions,” Paul writes.
“I don’t blame America,” Paul explains. “I blame bad policy. I blame the interventionists. I blame the neoconservatives who preach this stuff, who believe in it like a religion — that they have to promote American goodness even if you have to bomb and kill people.”