Former Congressman and Libertarian icon Ron Paul has warned that ‘shadow government’ neocons could orchestrate a ‘false flag’ incident in order to drag new president Donald Trump into a fresh war.
“I don’t how anybody can say they know what is going to happen,” Paul told The Daily Caller, referring to Trump’s foreign policy.
“All we need is a false flag and an accident and everybody will be for teaching them a lesson,” Paul said, warning that such an event could trigger new foreign entanglement.
“The neocons always talked about it before 9/11 they kept saying, ‘we aren’t going to get our program in until we have a Pearl Harbor event,’” the former congressman stated, stopping short of saying he believes those attacks were staged.
“I think other countries could use false flags.” Paul also added.
Paul also warned that a shadow government will continue to operate when Trump is president, just as it did during Obama’s time in office.
“Obama probably was much more attune to a different foreign policy of less aggression but why then does he do it?” Paul said.
“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.” the former Congressman added.
Paul warned that those within the shadow government are seeking to influence Trump now.
“He’s very friendly with a lot of them right now, he’s talking to them,” Paul said, adding that “We don’t have a final answer, we have to wait to see who get’s appointed.”
“He doesn’t talk about blowback and coming out of these countries. He has a better policy with Russia but I think he still is talking with the neoconservatives.” Paul also stated.
“The deep state is very very powerful and they have a lot of control,” Paul said, adding “That is one of my big issues about how shadow government is so powerful in all administrations.”
Earlier this month, Paul issued the same warnings, saying that neocons and shadow government figures are going to attempt to infiltrate and influence Trump’s presidency and prevent him from achieving successful change.