Many of those frustrated with the establishment Democrats and Republicans and disgusted with globalism were supporters of Congressman Ron Paul, especially in his multiple presidential runs. I was one of them. I was a hardcore libertarian who hated the Federal Reserve and overbearing police state more than anything. I was also, regrettably, a “9/11 Truther.”
Yes, I drank the Kool-Aid that the twin towers fell on September 11, 2001 via a controlled demolition. I apologize for all the time I spent believing such a thing. It is insulting to the families of victims and survivors. That being said, I still have doubts that the 9/11 Commission Report was thorough and how accountable Saudi Arabia has been held. But no, I don’t believe “9/11 Was An Inside Job.”
The issue was, I did. And I don’t have the hard numbers, but I’d argue a good portion of Ron Paul supporters did too. So much so that Ron Paul would have to address the issue of his supporters who believed in the 9/11 Conspiracy.
One way many of critics would drag him down and slander him: by making him have to speak for his many supporters who believed 9/11 was an inside job. So if you’re a “9/11 Truther,” you might feel abandoned and betrayed by Ron Paul. I did.
That is why I was beyond surprised to see Ron Paul, in his retired role, come out and claim that the chemical attack by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on his own people was a “false flag.” He then heavily criticized President Trump for attacking a Syrian air base before getting Congressional approval and before a thorough investigation could be done.
“It makes no sense, even if you were totally separate from this and take no sides of this and you were just an analyst, it doesn’t make sense for Assad under these conditions to all of the sudden use poison gasses,” Paul continued. “I think it’s zero chance that he would have done this deliberately.”
Back in January, Paul said in an interview with The Daily Caller that false flag attacks could be used by both the so-called American “deep state” and foreign actors to draw the Trump administration into foreign engagements.
“All we need is a false flag and an accident and everybody will be for teaching them a lesson,” he told TheDC’s Alex Pfeiffer. “You know the deep state is very very powerful and they have a lot of control.”
“I think there’s the shadow government, the military-industrial complex, the CIA, and all the things that can be done because they just melt away and they do exactly what the establishment says.”
I have said this before, and I’ll say it again, I trust President Trump and his team, especially when the only nay-sayers are Russia, Syria, and North Korea. President Trump knows the “Deep State” would try to drag his administration into conflicts, which is why they were all in agreement of supporting President Trump’s Syrian strike. President Trump knows this, which is why he will know to keep the neo-cons and war hawks from having too much influence.
He has a prestigious education. He is a master of making deals. I’m not saying that it is impossible for President Trump to be fooled, but for him to be fooled on such a large issue with intense ramifications, forgive me for being skeptical.
So why, if Ron Paul refused to cast doubt on 9/11’s official story which has enough doubts to create a massive “truther” movement, then why is he so quick, before the dust settles, to call Assad’s chemical attack a false flag?