According to Paul, the multi-billion-dollar agreement between two of America’s biggest foes will not only cost the US its international influence in the long run, but will decimate the worth of the dollar.
“This is truly a challenge to make this big deal outside of the US currency,” Paul said.
“Maybe we shouldn’t have taken on Russia and maybe we don’t need to do it. But it also means we might be seen as a weaker country, and in that respect Krauthammer is probably right. We are weaker. We are weaker economically. And it’s a shame that to gain stature that is has to be done by the use of force rather than saying ‘Why don’t we clean up our act?’” Paul wrote.
“But if he thinks influence could only be done at the end of a barrel of a gun then it’s a sad story, because eventually that all turns against us. The guns all get turned against us and the economic policies all get turned against us,” Paul warned.
As RT reported previously, this isn’t the first time that Paul has voiced concerns about the involvement of the US in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
“We cannot even afford to fix our own economy. Yet we want to run Ukraine? Does it really matter who Ukrainians elect to represent them?” he asked earlier this year. “Is it really a national security matter worth risking a nuclear war with Russia whether Ukraine votes for more regional autonomy and a weaker central government?”