Former Congressman, presidential candidate and “godfather” of the Tea Party movement, Ron Paul (R-TX) continues to work hard as an advocate for peace, freedom and economic prosperity. While his foreign policy positions have always run contrary to the mainstream of the GOP, Dr. Paul never wavered from the strident defense of his beliefs. In his latest op-ed for the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, he explains why he believes that the war on terror has actually created more terrorism.
The interventionists will do anything to prevent Americans from seeing that their foreign policies are perpetuating terrorism and inspiring others to seek to harm us. The neocons know that when it is understood that blowback is real – that people seek to attack us not because we are good and free but because we bomb and occupy their countries – their stranglehold over foreign policy will begin to slip.
That is why each time there is an event like the killings in Paris earlier this month, they rush to the television stations to terrify Americans into agreeing to even more bombing, more occupation, more surveillance at home, and more curtailment of our civil liberties. They tell us we have to do it in order to fight terrorism, but their policies actually increase terrorism.
If that sounds harsh, consider the recently-released 2015 Global Terrorism Index report. The report shows that deaths from terrorism have increased dramatically over the last 15 years – a period coinciding with the “war on terrorism” that was supposed to end terrorism.
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