Ron Paul forcefully came out against American intervention in Syria and warned of a potential a set-up by al-Qaeda to trigger Western intervention and aid in hopes of toppling the Assad regime.
“I think it’s a false flag — I think really, indeed,” he added.
Paul said that al-Qaeda forces masquerading as rebels might be trying to receive arms from the U.S. and other members of the international coalition by making the chemical-weapons attack appear to be done by the regime. He also suspected that the U.S. is hesitant because it doesn’t have enough proof of Assad’s culpability.
Paul drew continued comparisons to the lead-up to Iraq, and worried of potential escalation if the U.S. were to intervene in Syria.