Is Obama Making War To Distract Us From The “Recovery”?

Ron Paul spoke to Neil Cavuto about who might be responsible for the chemical weapons attack in Syria:

“I think it’s a false flag… There are a lot of factions out there, why don’t we ask, you know, about the al Qaeda?”

Since there is evidence that the rebels have been using either chlorine or sarin gas to destroy their enemies in Syria, and the mainstream media has acknowledged that our intelligence forces are working with the “rebels,” I think we have to ask if this event is being used as an excuse for an attack simply because the Obama Administration wants to attack. Was this event timed for a reason? Even if this event was unintentional on the part of the rebels, we still have to ask why the White House is so ready to go to war at this moment in history. They have put it off before and they could easily have delayed it now. Our own military thinks the attack is a bad idea.

It is obviously the Executive Branch alone that wants to strike Syria, with no endgame in mind.

So why? Why attack the Syrians now?

I think one possibility we should consider is that Obama Administration is expecting this fake “economic recovery” to spectacularly fail really soon. Striking Syria would not only distract the population from what is going on at the home front, but it would also provide a scapegoat to blame rather than admit the failure of Obamanomics. “Oh we were about to get our recovery started but then we had to deal with Bashar al-Assad’s attack on his own people. Teaching him a lesson caused oil prices to spike and that derailed the recovery.”

Right now, the economy looks like it could easily take a dive. We have a record number of people not working, and a McClatchy Newspapers ran a recent headline, “Teen employment hits record lows, suggesting lost generation.” Consumer confidence has declined from its peak, and consumer spending is dropping:

“Spending, which accounts for more than two-thirds of U.S. economic activity, could struggle to regain momentum as other data on Friday showed consumer sentiment fell this month. The reports added to a number of signs that have suggested a loss of steam in the economy early in the third quarter after a fairly sturdy performance in the April-June period even in the face of higher taxes and lower government spending. ‘There has been a lot of optimism about the economy accelerating in the second half of the year as the fiscal drag waned. The latest data suggests that’s not happening,’ said Michelle Girard, chief economist at RBS in Stamford, Connecticut.”

Additionally, there are signs that could mean another housing crash as mortgage interest rates rise. Recently Obama began warning of a bubble, and then met in a closed-door meeting with financial regulators—a meeting that may indicate something bad in the near future.

Of course, I don’t know for sure that this is the reason for suddenly threatening Syria and taking military action against it. But it makes as much sense as any reason offered by Obama supporters.