by Kim Shady
Former U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Colonel Oliver North, most known for his role during the Iran-Contra scandal in the late 1980′s, is confronted by Adam Kokesh and Anthony Antonello about U.S. foreign intervention. Adam points out that intervention is only possible through the funding received by taxation, and therefore makes U.S. taxpayers less free. He also points out that the U.S. government is creating enemies and makes all U.S. citizens less safe. North laughs and says the American people need to completely replace the Congress if they are unhappy (VOTE HARDER!). North then states that the role of the government is to keep us safe. Anthony pushes the issue that they are supposed to be protecting individual rights. North disappears into the elevator rambling about oaths to the Constitution, as though he had previously misspoke, and as though our foreign intervention has anything to do with the Constitution. Adam sums it up best at the end of the video when he says, “Oliver North: If you don’t like it, you can beg or vote for your freedoms, and hope that the government will stop stealing from you to pay for all of its crazy interventionist ideas.”
Lt. Colonel Oliver North, (who was once involved in trading over 1,500 missiles to Iran in exchange for American hostages during the Iran-Iraq War, while diverting $18 million of $30 million of the funds from the arm sales to the Contras, a group of rebels in Nicaragua) recently warned the only way to handle the current crisis in Iraq is with boots on the ground. He said that Obama would need a Status of Forces Agreement, but public opinion would not support it.
In 2003, Americans were told the U.S. would be seen as liberators from an oppressive dictator who used violence against his people. Today, there is more violence in Iraq, and their new government is set up under Sharia Law. To further intervene, the U.S. will be forced to choose between the current oppressive government that is a close ally with Iran, or siding with Al Qaeda, who wasn’t even present in Iraq prior to the 2003 invasion. And the American taxpayer will get to pay for it.
It is time for another option: Nonintervention! It is time America stops intervening militarily, covertly, and financially in the affairs of foreign nations. None of this makes any sense, and all the while we are going broke and growing the police state around us.