(InfoWars) – Speeches given by former Congressman Ron Paul (LP-Texas) on the House floor are being revisited for their incredibly prophetic warnings on nation-building in Afghanistan.
In one clip from March 2011 being re-circulated on social media, Rep. Paul argued it was time to bring the troops home from the war-torn nation, calling it a costly mistake and a “fruitless venture.”
“The large majority of the American people now say it’s time to get out of Afghanistan,” Rep. Paul said. ” It’s a fruitless venture, too much has been lost, the chance of winning, since we don’t even know what we’re going to win, doesn’t exist. So they are tired of it.”
“Financially, there’s a good reason to come home as well. Some argue we have to be there because if we leave under these circumstances we’ll lose face; it will look embarrassing to leave. So how many more men and women have to die, how many more dollars have to be spent to save face? That is one of the worst arguments possible.”
Ron Paul ten years ago: “If we don’t get out now, we’ll be there for another ten years.”https://t.co/02WTxD3hsS
— Ron Paul Institute (@RonPaulInstitut) August 16, 2021
Elsewhere in his speech, Rep. Paul pointed out the US’ “perpetual occupation of a country,” and reiterated, ” We can’t change Afghanistan. The people who are bragging about these changes, even if you could, you are not supposed to. You don’t have the moral authority. You don’t have the constitutional authority. ”
“This is military Keynesianism to believe that we should do this forever.”
In another speech from 2009 shared by the former rep’s son, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Paul remarked, ” What if our foreign policy of the past century is deeply flawed and has not served our national security interest? What if we realize that the terrorist threat is our consequence of meddling in the affairs of others and has nothing to do with us being free and prosperous? ”
More people should have listened to @RonPaul years ago.
Come over to https://t.co/1sAnMwUZeq today and all this week for if you’re tired of Big Tech censorship and want unfiltered news on Afghanistan and what we should learn (hint a the neocons were wrong then and wrong today). https://t.co/W7sJT4J3pU
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 16, 2021
“More people should have listened to @RonPaul years ago,” tweeted Sen. Paul.
Others noted Rep. Paul’s farewell speech from 2012 , in which the former congressman commented that “Violent anti-Americanism has engulfed the world. Because the phenomenon of ‘blow-back’ is not understood or denied, our foreign policy is destined to keep us involved in many wars that we have no business being in. National bankruptcy and a greater threat to our national security will result.”
Prominent social media users took notice of the former congressman’s accurate predictions.
“The question we’re facing today is should we leave Afghanistan? Of course we should. As soon as we can,” he said. “If we don’t, we’ll be there for another decade would be my prediction.” https://t.co/3FWsGxMHLL
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) August 17, 2021