Ron Paul on America’s “foolhardy” ISIS strategy

The US should back out of the Middle East and let Syria and Iran destroy the Islamic State, according to former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas). In an interview with RT’s Erin Ade, the libertarian and activist called American policy towards ISIS “foolhardy,” and also warned that the country is now approaching the 30 year mark of war in the Middle East with no tangible benefits. RT’s Manila Chan and Reema Abu Hamdieh take a look at Paul’s remarks and discuss the strategy against ISIS.

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EyeZwideopen34
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What if they all merge together. against the west

Paul Wood
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ISIS is Islam….all Muslims support ISIS in their own way. Time to slay them ALL !!!This is absolute BULLSHIT !!!!——If ISIS was a bunch of Jews taking large parts of Iraq then every single Muslim on earth would be there TONIGHT to fight, especially if America wasnt backing them.Syria, Iraq, Jordan and Egypt had no problem invading Israel, AND WE DIDNT EVEN ASK THEM TO DO THAT !!!!!So, if Muslims really were against ISIS and its actions then we would see ISIS killed TONIGHT!!!!—–Everyday that ISIS is alive a hundred thousand Muslims should be burned alive. Muslims only respond to… Read more »

Thomas Pinkleton
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Ron Paul! Whoooo! Money Bomb!

G. Fredrick Nowatzke
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Loon Poop

d strout
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Would really upset things say we flatten one of the isis strongholds with say 40 kilotons then tell iran and north korea to abandon their nuclear ambitions today or u will loose both of your capitals tomorrow. stand down fools , and anybody else who wants it bring it dont sing it well put a end to thus nonsense today …tactical nuclear war looks better today than it does tomorrow . Get er done Boyz

Francisco Franco
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War after war… How can people still believe that military action will help, after Afghanistan and Iraq? And the US armed them too. Will they never learn, or is this the plan of the politicians?

Francisco Franco
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Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. And that's what our governments are doing…

shannon brown
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U.S  need to leave these people alone walk away and  defend their borders, from 1991 until now come on… stupid full of shit americans 

Toncor12
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What a dumb ass he is! That would leave a potential nuclear power (Iran) as top dog in the middle east. That might be a tad more dangerous than a few thousand heads being lopped off.

Drew Simmons
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Yes Walk away

shounenbat510
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ISIS wouldn't even exist if we hadn't have invaded Iraq.  As much of a dictator as Hussein was, he would have never allowed them to establish any kind of foothold near his borders.

Tacks Givenn
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This is so ridiculous. What ISIS gonna do? Are they going to go toward Turkey and ultimately Europe?

Julberry Juan
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Ron Paul is born a Christian and an American..

Dodo M
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Women reading scripts…..oh my god, you are deluding the importance of the subject.

Mr Bluntforce T
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The US has systematically bombed power plants,water purification plants etc in Iraq,destroying the infrastructure and generally creating chaos and a power vacum which has opened the way forward for terrorist fanatics like ISIS;so you"re indirectly responsible!

martin b
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elect ron paul….end the madness……..peace !

Kalkas53
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is ron paul not aware that troops have been in Germany and japan for 60 years now?
and chances are we will go back to iraq and we'll be there for the next 100 years 

Toeknee Skullivan
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What the results are what the results are..2:50…what's up with that with that

MrVonKruger
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Iraq needs to put on their Big Boy pants and deal with this themselves.

rob28803
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What? The western allies just vacated the middle east! As soon as we did, ISIS appeared and starting chopping off Westener's heads. Why? to lure us back into a war. Why? so that more and more muslims can be converted to jihad, to further the islamist cause which is a caliphate from the atlantic coast of Africa all the way to the Chinese border. And it won't stop there. All these atrocities are designed to get us BACK into the middle east- ISIS don't want us to leave, it's conflict they NEED to spread. We should absolutely stop ISIS and not… Read more »

navylaks2
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Let's just cut to the chase shall we, this is about the Arab Natural Gas pipeline and the Qataris and Saudis are behind everything, they want the European Market that's why you see this all the sudden Ukraine crisis.
The Solution is very simple, quit protecting the Arabs let and the Iranians attack them.

2000Betelgeuse
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I think that Iraq needs to be left alone, its a conflict that will never be solved, even if the ISIS is eliminated, some other group will emerge, its just a waste of lives and cash

Introverted Sailor
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Gotta love this guy Ron Paul, he should have been the President…

laurel jade
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let the Shi'ites deal with them.

Dejan Swiegers
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EVERYBODY SHUT THE FUCK UP!. We want a Banana Law. The right to eat Bananas everywhere in the world and the right to force everyone to eat at-least one banana a day. Anyone who refuses to eat a banana will be raped with a banana. Everyone will pray to the banana god. Those who do not pray to GOD Banana THE ALL YELLOW AND YUMMY AND SWEET will be forced to deep throat a big banana, especially women with big bewbs. Thumbs up for the ten Banana commandments.

laurel jade
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I agree with Dr. Paul.

Patrick Bennett
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Ron Paul is right on the mark. He has honest commonsense. Not trying to brainwash us with more deceptive propaganda like establishment leadership. Earlier post by TMJ Sports&Talk so very right. American people need to realize their familys will be nuked worse than we wrongly did to Japanese, but establishment big shots and the super rich&powerful making freaking super profits from wars they start have 4-6 year self sustaining totally safe huge underground shelters. Go back to American eugenics work and who funded it – even moneys given Germany – Hitler got his ideas of master race from most powerful… Read more »

Creed Justice
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Man *uck isis. A bunch of punk azz clowns hiding behind masks. If you got that much juice why can't you show your face? Weak *uckers won't mess with anybody besides the middle east, the U.S. and England. If they are going for world domination (which they ain't gonna get) they gotta go after EVERYBODY!! They won't *uck with North Korea or Japan. Are they afraid?? These suckers are not intimidating, show up at my front door and I'll whip some azz!!

Douglas Mclean
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Iran is behind and funding BOKO HARAM that's a threat to people. The western government are incompetent to remedy the circumstances of the complexity.Their of poor status that's the problem with the politicians today.

Lars Stadil
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The correspondent is SO self-contradictory that even Glenn Beck would tell he to shut up. She clearly labels the US foreign policy as executive overreach (and in doing so totally neglecting the fact that it was the Soviets that destabilized the already hostile region in the first place), then goes on to say that America is half-assing the fight against ISIS by neglecting corporation with some of the most outrageous regimes in the world partly responsible for the creation of ISIS themselves. Meanwhile she doesn't concern herself with the truth of Ron Paul's statement that offers the only solution to… Read more »

L Kay
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Syria and Iran would of have already ended ISIS, but Miss America had to get in, and arm and Train the "moderate rebels" who are just all being turn to side with ISIS and the weapons they get from America get "accidentally" taken by ISIS. America has made ISIS and the idoitic Rebels strong. now ISIS and the rebels are murdering dozens and dozens of Middle easterns in Syria and Iraq, and most of them are Muslims and we are sitting down blaming it on the Islamic religion like "Oh those muslims are evil…look at them killing each other" It's… Read more »

Luke J
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From what I've researched, ISIS has a lot of the silent majority backing them – they are not `infidels` as this lady has said, maybe they are among Americanized Muslims but around the world there is support for ISIS whether it be monetary or people traveling to fight alongside them.

Daniel Ryan
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I actually think the Obama White House has handled the situation regarding ISIS about as well as it really can be. The only thing I really blame Obama for is arming any Syrian rebels to begin with-the best thing to have done would have been to bottle the Syrian Civil War up as tightly as possible to prevent as much spillover as possible. But once ISIS emerged, I would say Obama has done about a well as anyone could do with all the circumstances involved.

Joss Dionne
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Is it new grammar to call the U.S.= You Ass ?! I hear it a lot… ''It's so said''

Joss Dionne
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Someone told me, they call it America, to avoid saying ''You Ass''…

Jo el
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words from a very wise man…. Ron Paul you are a ledgend!

laurel jade
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step one: get those who want war for Israel out of the white house.

Harry Krust
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Total fucking disaster, but. That is by design. Congratulations on American news media, your failure goes hand in hand with this and every previous administration. All together now, Were number 1.

tubester4567
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The Middle East is a mess because of the religion and culture. The religious hatred and bigotry between Sunni and Shia Muslims is rife, and centuries old. Then even amongst Sunni's, minorities like the Kurds (mostly Sunni) are also persecuted and oppressed by other Sunni Muslims, even whole countries.. Countries like Saudi Arabia and Turkey , fund and provide weapons for Sunni insurgent groups, and even terror groups. Iran does the same thing to help Shia Muslims.The whole region is a backward mess, no regard for human rights or equality. The whole culture and religion is based on war, oppression,… Read more »

TheKeithvidz
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ISIS wouldn not exist were it not for BUSH.
Great Sunni states namely Saudi and Quatar don't bomb Sunni ISIS – easier funding them as Hillary's emails reveal.
Assad let the States in – result: thousands of civilian casualties, CONTINUED US regime change via funds, training and TOW rockets; twice lied on on gassing people, 2016 half of the 26 thousand bombs were on Syrian land and troops and yes US ground troops. ME i'd have downed US jets.

Robert Henderson
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Ron Paul is correct America should just walk away from the middle East war that the USA started. America started the wars in the middle East and in 24 years of fighting there has not won a single war it started. America the all powerful? Not. Ron Paul is right. And that's the facts