As a libertarian, Ron Paul has long been against any intervention in world affairs by the United States. Paul now claims that the Obama administration’s intervention in Ukraine led to the resulting civil war, and out of this intervention some say World War 3 is inevitable due to Washington’s “overlordship.”
In a related report by the Inquisitr, a U.S. Navy SEAL is claiming an “unconventional” WW3 has already started due to a “lack of forward thinking,” and recently Russian jets “fired” upon NATO forces as part of a mock exercise. King Abdullah of Jordan also claims World War 3 started already, but blames a group other than Russia.
On Ron Paul’s website, the former congressman claimed the Ukraine civil war to be the fault of American intervention.
“Looking back at the events that led to the overthrow it is clear that without foreign intervention Ukraine would not be in its current, seemingly hopeless situation,” Paul wrote. “By the end of 2013, Ukraine’s economy was in ruins. The government was desperate for an economic bailout and then-president Yanukovych first looked west to the U.S. and EU before deciding to accept an offer of help from Russia.”
Ron Paul notes that many U.S. officials, even including Senator John McCain, visited Kiev to encourage the protest movement in Ukraine. To put these events in perspective, Paul says, “Imagine if a foreign leader like Putin or Assad came to Washington to encourage protesters to overthrow the Obama administration!”
The result may seem like the actions of inept politicians who did not consider the repercussions of their actions, but Paul Craig Roberts of the Institute for Political Economy believes Washington is purposefully driving the planet toward World War 3.
“Western people have no comprehension of the real reasons for Washington’s murderous interventions in Yugoslavia, Middle East, Afghanistan, Libya, Ukraine, Indonesia, or Latin America. The most transparent lies are fed to people too ignorant to recognize the lies. The lies have cost huge numbers of deaths and injuries and are leading directly to war with Russia and China,” claims Roberts. “It is probably too late to stop this war. The war is inevitable because Washington’s doctrine of world hegemony does not permit the existence of other strong countries with independent foreign policies. Unless the House-of-Card U.S. economy collapses, the only way Russia and China can avoid war is to accept Washington’s overlordship.”
Do you think the United States was right to intervene in the Ukraine protests, or do you agree with Ron Paul that interventionism is a bad idea? Do you think President Obama should give Ukraine military aid as the Ukraine Freedom Support Act demanded for February of 2015?