Ron Paul’s Destructive Foreign Policy

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Nevertheless, in the face of such evidence, Paul asserted, “we’re claiming that they’re gonna build a nuclear weapon and there’s no evidence for this.” Speaking directly to Rep. Michele Bachmann during the December 15th Fox News debate after she confronted him with the IAEA report regarding Iran’s progress towards nuclear weaponization, Paul said that the IAEA “produced information that led you to believe that, but they have no evidence.”

During the August 11, 2011 GOP presidential debate in Iowa, Paul tried to justify Iran’s aggressive posture towards the United States: “We started it in 1953 when we sent in a coup, installed the Shah, and the reaction — the blowback came in 1979. It’s been going on and on because we just plain don’t mind our own business. That’s our problem.”

Paul went on during this same debate to treat Iran like a mama bear just trying to protect her cubs. He asked rhetorically, “Why wouldn’t it be natural that they might want a weapon? Internationally, they’d be given more respect.”

During the Fox News debate on December 15th, Paul repeated his defense of Iran’s right to pursue a nuclear weapons capability and pointed to what happened to Muammar Qaddafi after he abandoned Libya’s nuclear program:

So the fact that they are surrounded, they have a desire. And how do we treat people when they have a nuclear weapon? With a lot more respect. What did we do with Libya? We talked to them. We talked them out of their nuclear weapon. And then we killed them.

Appearing on the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ radio show earlier this month, Paul called allegations that Iran had attempted to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States a “propaganda stunt” of the Obama administration.

In fact, Paul has run interference in Congress for the Iranian Islamist regime for years – so much so that Iran’s state television has run admiring stories about him under headlines such as “Ron Paul Blasts U.S. Policy on Iran.”

In 2005, for example, Paul was the only Republican lawmaker who refused to vote for a resolution condemning Iran’s President Ahmadinejad after he said “Israel should be wiped off the map,” and predicted that “Like it or not, the Zionist regime is heading toward annihilation.”

On June 19, 2009, the House voted to pass H Res 560 by a 405 to 1 margin, with Ron Paul casting the only vote in opposition. The resolution was entitled: “Expressing support for all Iranian citizens who embrace the values of freedom, human rights, civil liberties, and rule of law, and for other purposes.”

Paul opposes economic sanctions against the Iranian regime. In 2010, he led the opposition to the “Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Divestment Act.” He explained his position to the House as follows:

I rise in strong opposition. I object to this entire push for war on Iran, however it is disguised. . . We need to see all this for what it is: Propaganda to speed us to war against Iran for the benefit of special interests. . . A vote for sanctions on Iran is a vote for war against Iran.

In Paul’s mind, the “special interests” pushing for war against Iran include Israel. While he claimed in a recent interview with Newsmax that he was a friend of Israel, during a 2009 appearance on the Iranian government owned PressTV station he called Gaza a “concentration camp,” which he blamed on Israel, and criticized American foreign policy for “blindly” supporting Israel.

Earlier this year, Paul offered an amendment to cut off $6 billion in U.S. aid specifically to Israel and three other countries, lumping Israel with Pakistan.

“Why do we have this automatic commitment that we’re going to send our kids and send our money endlessly to Israel?” Paul asked in a November 22, 2011 Republican presidential debate on CNN.

Eric Dondero, Ron Paul’s former senior aide, has written that Paul is uncategorically anti-Israel:

He wishes the Israeli state did not exist at all. He expressed this to me numerous times in our private conversations. His view is that Israel is more trouble than it is worth, specifically to the America taxpayer. He sides with the Palestinians, and supports their calls for the abolishment of the Jewish state, and the return of Israel, all of it, to the Arabs.

Such views and actions directed against Israel by Ron Paul are perfectly consistent with the Israel-bashing that has appeared in newsletters published under Paul’s name and written in the first person over two decades. One of these jewels, dealing with the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, hypothesized that it might have been “a setup by the Israeli Mossad.”

Paul has disavowed any involvement in these newsletters’ racist, anti-Semitic content, as recently as last week during a heated CNN interview which Paul cut short in a huff. Nevertheless, Reuters is now reporting that a letter appearing to have been signed by Ron Paul himself has surfaced promoting the controversial newsletters. The letter states that “as the only former high official to publish a financial letter, I supply facts and analysis available nowhere else.” It goes on to boast that “I’ve laid bare,” among other things, the “Israeli lobby, which plays Congress like a cheap harmonica.”

Is it any wonder that Ron Paul’s campaign has appealed to anti-Semitic, white supremacists? When he ran for president in 2008, he received a donation from a prominent white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan grandmaster. The campaign did not return the donation even after it was made aware of the donor’s neo-Nazi connections. Moreover, the Paul campaign did not remove a link from the white supremacist website, Stormfront, to a Ron Paul fundraising site from which prospective donors could click into the Ron Paul 2008 donation page on the official campaign site. Stormfront commentators continue to support Paul this time around, which the “libertarian” candidate has done little to discourage. While Paul claims to reject white supremacists’ extremists views, he does not reject their support. “If they want to endorse me, they’re endorsing what I do or say – it has nothing to do with endorsing what they say,” Paul said.

It is tempting to treat Ron Paul like the kooky uncle whom you tolerate but try to ignore at family occasions. However, as he rises in the polls and could run a formidable campaign as an independent if he loses the GOP nomination, Paul’s crackpot brand of Blame America, Excuse the Enemy foreign policy is far too dangerous to dismiss.

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  • Fred Dawes

    When people hate that much I got to ask why? so you don't like paul But why?

    • Martin

      Could it be that Paul wants to end the Fed, that legal vehicle of theft?

    • http://www.dailypaul.com NC Marc
    • http://callofthepatriot.blogspot.com HermitLion

      Hey, look, its the Paul clones! I came to this article just to see you clowns make fools out of yourself (and don't forget to give me a lot of minuses, just to show everyone how you like to vote multiple times, in a childish attempt to 'win').

      • Victory

        Pretty sure you just made a fool of yourself by doing what 95% of Paul naysayers always do; resort to name-calling. No intelligent, fact-based arguments. Just childish name calling. It is pretty telling for anyone with a bit of discernment.

        In regard to this article; I have rarely seen so much loaded language and twisted use of data designed to manipulate the reader through fear and emotion. No attempt at reason or common sense. No attempt to counter Ron Paul's points with points of his own. Instead of counter arguments, the author simply paints Ron Paul's beliefs in negative tones and surrounds them with demonizing buzzwords. And so many people fall for this stuff. Amazing.

        Like Hitler said, "What luck for rulers that men do not think.”

        • http://callofthepatriot.blogspot.com HermitLion

          No no no, the jokes, good sir, are squarely on you :)

          But do carry on showing to the world what you people are REALLY like (and don't forget to spray those chem-trails http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2011….

          • Victory

            Do you and the other responders to my comment not see what you are doing? You make assumptions about my beliefs that are based on nothing but your own ignorant stereotyping. I point out that you're just name-calling and not offering anything intelligent to the discussion. I have not even made a statement of support for(or against) Ron Paul. Just pointed out how poorly the article is written, and manipulative the language is. Then out of the blue you mention chem-trails? This reveals just how ignorant and simple your mindset is. Your whole thought process operates on a foundation of stereotyping those who do not agree with you, so that you can conveniently disregard them without ever having to question your own emotional beliefs. What's funny is that the way you interpret my comment reveals how you interpret Ron Paul's statements. Your accusations against me AND Ron Paul have no basis in reality.

            Another responder to my comment states that Ron Paul is "my hero". Then implies Ron Paul and I are anti-semites because I quote Hitler. No thought is paid to why I quoted him, just the mindless thought process of a simpleton that looks like, "I see sentences. Don't like sentences. Sentences have names Ron Paul and Hitler in them. I don't like Ron Paul. Hitler is evil. Hitler in same sentences as Ron Paul means Ron Paul loves Hitler. Hitler is anti-semite, so Ron Paul is anti-semite, so comment author is an anti-semite. Anti-semites everywhere!!!"

            Not only that, but you guys quote other Ron Paul haters as proof that Ron Paul wants to abolish Israel. Even if that was true, it's a terrible way to make your point. That's like someone quoting an extremist muslim cleric as proof that the US military wants to eat babies. Please find me a quote from Ron Paul, with a source, and in context, that has him saying he hates Jews, wants to abolish the Jewish state and return Israel to the arabs. And please don't say that these sentiments are implied because he believes receiving US foreign aid(welfare) is not in Israel's best interest. You'll just sound stupid if you do.

        • Joseph Klein

          Funny that you would quote Hitler since your hero didn't think it was worth fighting him.

          • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ JasonPappas

            Ron Paul is saying something worse than it was not worth it. He's saying it was not honorable. Imagine that!

          • MarkLassiter

            It wasn't worth fighting Hitler. Britain was already safe from invasion by Germany before Pearl Harbor because the Germans were bogged down in Russia so how on Earth were the Germans going to conquer America? The media has pushed a false narrative of WWII and too many Americans who don't understand the events within the timeline have fallen for it.

    • WildJew

      "(Dr. Paul) wishes the Israeli state did not exist at all. He expressed this to me numerous times in our private conversations…..He sides with the Palestinians, and supports their calls for the abolishment of the Jewish state, and the return of Israel, all of it, to the Arabs."

      (Eric Dondero, Ron Paul’s former senior aide)

    • Ennis

      Its because of his justifications for the 9/11 atrocities and his defense of America's enemies worldwide. Simple as that

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      I dont hate Paul.
      I hate his repeal of DADT

    • Santa

      because he's the only one who makes sense. everything else is good old american capitalist propaganda. ra ra G.E., Haliburton, Northrupt/Gumman, and ,of course, Wall Street, who fuel all the money in the coup of our government, and 99% of the media, to brainwash our society, culture, and toxic to our childrens minds. Cradle to grave lies. Kindergarden to collage, and all the poney professors.

      • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

        "Gays" serving openly in the US Military does not 'make sense' to me. Legalizing drugs to 'get rid of the war on drugs' makes NO sense to me.

        PRAYER and turning back to GOD, not Ron Paul DOES make sense.

    • http://www.resonoelusono.com/NaturalBornCitizen.htm Alexander Gofen

      I don't like Paul's ignorance and all his political idea's (except 1 or 2). As a skillful demagogue, he speculates on some truthful issues about America, yet distorts them to his advantage.

      A superpower would exist in the world anyway, and let it better be America than anybody else.

      Unfortunately, the recent (in fact all) actions of America were hectic rather than well motivated strategically (on a decades or even century scale).

      The military exercises of the recent years were exactly hectic or worse. Islamic war could be ended in 9/12/2001 by nuking Mecca and Medina (without losing one American soldier).

      As to "Christianity" of Mr. Paul, he could not care less about preservation of the Christian national identity of America. In fact, he does not even acknowledge the America is an exclusively Judeo-Christian nation. In fact he paves the way for islamization of America even more. In fact "a prominent non-interventionist" Ron Dhimmy Paul is all for intervention of islam in America.

      • guest

        You hit the nail on the head regarding Paul's not acknowledging America as being built on Judeo- Christian principal's. As a Jewish supporter of Israel, I could see Israel not having to kow-tow to an Obama to get permission to defend itself . However, this will be offset by the Arabs being emboldened by a US president who doesn't (or pretends he doesn't) care. BUT THE BIGGEST DANGER is to the US: As you say, he paves the way for far greater intervention of Islam in America. Furthermore, I suspect he can be bought , not only by Islamists, but also by China and Russia.

  • Twoplustwoisfive

    You tell me war is peace. For my life I believed you. Your peace has cost millions of lives. Your peace has put all of humanity in peril. I no longer believe you. Now I know, war is war. Peace is peace. Ron Paul is leading the r[3VOL]ution to restore love for humanity. Please join us.

    • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ JasonPappas

      So it's not Nazism and Communism that has put mankind in peril? America was at fault? C'mom. Communism has killed 150 million civilians … 150 million.

      America together with the British Commonwealth saved the world from totalitarian oppression. We defeated one totalitarian power in WWII and held the other in check until it fell 50 years later. The world owes America big time.

      Today the world faces a new threat from a vicious form of religious totalitarianism.

      There's an important debate over whether we should be the police of the world. We shouldn't and needn't. But there should be no debate of the honorable nature of our actions. We may be too generous (and I think we are) but there's no need to vilify our tradition. Paul misses a great opportunity to help lessen the burden and reduce our role in foreign affairs. By going over to the bash-America-first side he makes a fool of himself and his position.

      • intrcptr2

        The problem these days, Jason, is that the "progressives" are no longer christianized, as they first were in 1900, so there is no longer any idea of noblesse oblige; with great power comes great responsibility IS NOT Spider-Man's mantra, but rather Teddy Roosevelt's.

        It is less a question of "should" we be an international police force, but rather if not us, then who? Our free market institutions, built on and nurtured by our Western mindset, have created wealth on a scale unimagined when Jefferson and Hamilton were arguing over the bank. But history has proven Hamilton right; industrializing enables everyone to have more of what they need and what they want. And if we have managed to get, or make, it first, then it is morally incumbent upon us to share both the wealth we have made (And I mean this in an economic sense, rather than a welfare-based, political sense), AND more importantly the knowledge and tools that have enabled us to do it.

        Someone will rule the world. The question during the Cold War centered on the conflict between Adam Smith and Karl Marx. Today it is between, frankly, Muhammad and Jesus (Or if you prefer, St. Paul and Socrates). And you are correct, our Anglo-Saxon "empire" has been the most salutary one in human history.

        Take your pick.

        • dr pepper

          Last century there was another guy who brought that kind of peace. His name was Chamberlain. I wonder if Ron Paul supporters ever heard this name.

          • MarkLassiter

            Gee, the same Chamberlain who declared war on Germany when Hitler went too far? That Chamberlain? The same Chamberlain whose peace deal at Munich gave the British another 11 months to re-arm? That Chamberlain?

          • SpiritOf1683

            Britain only started to take Hitler seriously and started its rearmament progaramme after Hitler's armies marched into Prague in March 1939 – less than six months before the war. Until then, Chamberlain really believed he had achieved 'peace in our time'.

        • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ JasonPappas

          You are implying that we are or should be the de facto world government. I'd argue with that. However, as we discuss our differences I believe we would both maintain that America is honorable in intent and can take pride in its general behavior. The question isn't honor–which is above reproach–but whether are efforts our prudent. Prudence is one of the four classical virtues together with justice, courage, and temperance.

          Ron Paul insults our honor! He is with the far left in his anti-American attacks.

          • intrcptr2

            Hmm, didn't think I was…

            What I was trying to point out is that the original Progressives were intent in passing the blessings and rewards on to those less fortunate, ie The Social Gospel. This played out in foreign affairs in a number of ways, like Teddy's Nobel Prize winning negotiations which ended the Nippo-Russia war in 1905 (Far cry from Obama's, what?).

            There is no question in my mind; on balance, America has been the most benevolent empire the world has yet seen. I would further argue that such a dynamic stems directly from our Judeo-Christian cultural heritage, one which Ron Paul and Progressives deny and reject.

            The question of exercising our power is moot; we do, in myriad ways. The question is ought we do it randomly and haphazardly, or ought we direct our energies to improving the lives of those who do not have the good fortune to live here (Preferrably without removing our borders)?
            A century ago, this latter position was largely agreed upon as a policy stance. It was not till after WWI that American leaders withdrew from such a pro-active stance. The fruit of that shift was Smoot-Hawley, Nanking, the Sudetenland, and Pearl Harbor.
            I think right now we are at a similar position, arguing out whether we engage the world or withdraw from it. Paul argues we should just stay here and watch. I am rather dubious of such thinking, although I am also not pleased with our late attempts at engagement either (Bosnia, Iran, Darfur, Rwanda, East Timor, Tibet, Taiwan).

            I agree too, we need to find leaders who appreciate virtue/arete.

          • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ JasonPappas

            Ah, your point was more subtle that I realized. Yes, we have been benevolent and indeed some would say over generous.

            I'm not sure Ron Paul, who is a devout Christian, would agree that we've rejected Christian principles but that would be an interesting and respectful debate. Paul and the Paulbots are too busy vilifying our nation that any civil debate is no longer possible.

            Hmmmm, I wonder, perhaps it is because Ron Paul is a Christian and accepts the imperative to help others that he can't just say "leave them to suffer on their own" but has to say "look at the harm we are causing them." He has to find the only acceptable motivation for our withdrawal from the world, i.e. we are the problem and do great harm. What do you think? Do you think he is having problems squaring isolationism with the Christian imperative to go and do good?

          • http://www.resonoelusono.com/NaturalBornCitizen.htm Alexander Gofen

            intrcptr2 and JasonPappa,

            I love the reasoning of you both.

            Yes, a superpower would exist in the world anyway, and let it better be America than anybody else.

            Unfortunately, the recent (in fact all) actions of America were hectic rather than well motivated strategically (on the decades or even century scale).

            The military exercises of the recent decades were exactly hectic or worse. Islamic war could be ended on 9/12/2001 by nuking Mecca and Medina (without losing one American soldier).

            As to "Christianity" of Mr. Paul, he could not care less about preservation of the Christian national identity of America. In fact, he does not even acknowledge that America is an exclusively Judeo-Christian nation. In fact he paves the way for islamization of America even more.

      • guest

        Herman Cain said that America needs to sit down and figure out who its friends and enemies are. If Paul ever does this, the country will go into cardiac arrest upon finding his results.

  • thomas

    Oh yeah..because a foreign policy of peace and commerce is somehow destructive. This old recycled war mongering and distortions are really getting old. Ron Paul stands for freedom and peace….both of which the Lord would approve.

    All this garbage coming from Harvard lawyer..why am I not surprised..I dont know what they teach you guys over there, but it always seems that the most evil propagandists come from Harvard. Ron Paul is going to win Iowa and possibly the Presidency, even if he doesnt, he has changed the discussion forever and a whole new generation of peace and freedom loving activists are now on their way to government to make positive changes. Either way Ron Paul will win, even if he loses the Presidency. Suck on that one for a while and go back to your UN masters and admit total failure :P

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      'new generation of peace'

      Ezekiel 13:10 "Because, even because they have seduced My People, saying, Peace; and there was no peace; and one built up a wall, and, lo, others daubed it with untempered morter:"

      • FriendofGaryCooper

        Right on Mad Jewess! Why not Ron Paul? Because his phrase "minding our own business" is code for delivering the world to a world-wide Islamic Caliphate. THAT is the price for "minding our own business."

  • Ben H

    Your views are out of the mainstream. We want freedom and peace. We want Ron Paul.

    • MarkLassiter

      Horowitz who runs this site wants to serve his real homeland of Israel, in contrast Ron Paul's only homeland is the USA.

      • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

        Horowitz had never even been to Israel, read his books.
        Read "the Race card", the Radical Son"

        IF you want people to listen to you, you can begin by listening to other people.

        • MarkLassiter

          Horowitz is a Jew serving the tribal Zionist interests of his people, he has racial motives for opposing Ron Paul's foreign policy.

          • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

            You are a dolt.
            Got that?
            "Tribal Zionists? Eh?
            Tell us about GWB, the "Tribal Zionist" who kicked over 8k Israelis out of their homes: http://www.tomgrossmedia.com/ExodusFromGaza.html

            Go march with your other pink swatsticka boyz.

    • intrcptr2

      If JK's views are out of the mainstream, then why did Paul's own constituents force him to support the war in Afghanistan? Why was he the only Congressman to vote against a resolution condemning a foreign leader from swearing destruction to a soverign member of the UN? Why is he the only major politician saying these things?

      You lie. You want peace and freedom, for yourself. That is radically, dangerously different from wanting those things for everyone. It is also cowardly. The US military has spent decades freeing people across the globe.
      Yes, there have been instances when our leaders have played Realpolitik. But go on Wikipedia and read up on how many totalitarian regimes there are today compared to 40 years ago. And pay close attention to the role the US played in those changes.

      Ron Paul is a throwback to a by-gone age. And his thoughts on Israel and palestine are reprehensible trash.

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      I want GOD.

  • dfdaf

    you sir are an idiot, for every nation that the US government has liberated it has had its own interests. If the US wants to liberate a country and people, they should "liberate" the african nations that take kids as slaves and teach them to kill people at the age of 8.

    • intrcptr2

      Funny, I recall Pres Bush talking quite a bit about Dafur, but I don't recall Clinton or Obama or Carter talking or saying anything about such things; although I am aware that Obama has recently sent those ubiquitous military advisors to Kenya, interesting that, hmm?

      So which is a better motive for such things, national interest or personal interest?

  • Spock

    You, Mr. Joseph Klein, are a charlatan.

    • WildJew

      How so?

      • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

        Of course, he wont answer….

  • Nakba1948

    Translate of above article: "Ron Paul isn't for endless Zionist wars and the dream of regional Israeli hegemony, so we're going to hurl every name in the book at him." The US–and indeed the world–would be a better place if Ron Paul became president. Your propaganda attempts are a day late and a dollar short. People are getting tired of you Israel-firsters and fast.

    • WildJew

      We're seeing the bitter / divisive fruit of electing a racist. You want another racist in the White House?

    • Joseph Klein

      Your name says it all. You are a Palestinian-firster whom, like Ron Paul, still doesn't believe that there should be any Jewish state of Israel at all.

      • trickyblain

        I'm not really a Paul supporter, but at the same time I despise lies. When did he say that there should not be a state of Israel? Questioning unconditional financial and military support — to the tune of billions per year — of a foreign nation is quite thing than saying that the nation has no right to exist.

      • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

        Yes, he is a pali-firster and a God laster.

    • intrcptr2

      Zionist wars. That's funny.

      So Arabs are Zionists, too? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1948_Arab-Israeli_Wa

      The things I learn on this website…

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      'People are getting tired of you Israel-firsters and fast.'

      God says:
      "Israel is my FIRSTborn son"

      There is no such thing as an America that 'puts Israel first.'
      Americans are worried about food, a roof.

      The Bible tells this Christian nation the ramifications of CURSING Israel, and if you do not know what can happen after the 67 borders Obama speech and then the Joplin, MO tornado, you are just a dummy that hates God.
      Which most Paulans are=God haters.

    • UCSPanther

      Translation: Ron Paul will deliver us from the Jews and throw US support behind the Iranians.

  • Logchop

    That’s some extreme hatred put into words. Absolute distortion of Ron Paul’s ideas. If this author had any real understanding of Paul’s positions this essay would read much differently. Can’t take Ron Paul down by debating issues? Ok, brand him as a wacko and hope nobody looks into him

    • Ben

      "Can't take Ron Paul down by debating issues?"

      That's what he did throughout the entire article. Did you read it.

    • dean

      i am very sad that this is how people talk to each other in this way i am a christian you should be praying that we will have a godly man as president cant you all see where our country is going if we just keep pushing god out of the way just watch what happens to usthere is a way that seems right to man but its end is death spiritual deaththis country is already spiritually bankrupt.

  • FreedomIsAbsolute

    I used to be a Republican, that is untill I found out that I was an outcast if I support Ron Paul. So I left the Republican barracks for a brighter future. I am now an Independant and will be voting for Paul and only Paul. What is funny is the republican party stands to lose a heft amount of support for coming elections for their treatment of Paul. They are appealing to only those who are upsessed with war and fear, while pushing the independant thinking republicans aside. So be it, but it is at your own peril. BTW Paul voted to go into Afghanistan you tard. Also, why is it so dangerous for the congress to declare war? I mean we havn't won a war since we declared it. Oh well, as long as shills occupy a computer or a video camera Americans will be hearing the same 'ol BS. But a lot are aware that you're full of it. We don't need you any more. Get a real job!

    • Ben

      "BTW Paul voted to go into Afghanistan you tard."

      Apparently, Paul supporters never resort to name calling. Like "tard" for example.

      You know, I have been on numerous Paul-worshiping websites and I have made the exact same point: that Paul voted not only for the war in Afghanistan, but to got to war anywhere the president chooses against anyone the president deems to have planned the attacks or anyone who sheltered the perps. Those are broad powers, a "blank check" of executive authority granted to all future presidents.

      I have been called a liar for this, and no matter how many times I show his followers the actual voting record, I am told that Ron Paul didn't really vote for that. Their excuses are ridiculous. A few of them included, 'Well, he really only voted to go after Bin Laden, nothing more." Nope, he voted for the bill as it existed, not as he would have liked to have rewritten it at a later date. (And then when someone actually did go after bin Laden, he opposed that too.) Other excuses include, "Well he proposed a bill of mark and reprisal a few months later!" Which apparently erased his vote for broad executive powers.

      Now you tell me that "Paul voted to go into Afghanistan." Yes, but according to his former aide, he was initially planning on voting no. He changed his mind at the last minute, and only because of the political price he would have had to have paid. If he had voted no, that would have been the end of his career.

      Uh…so? Isn't he the most principled man in government? Isn't he courageous? He voted for a bill that was so terrible (according to Paul followers) only to save his own hide?

      By the way, the author of this article mentioned specifically that Rp voted for the war in Afghanistan. So I don't know what record you're correcting. Your "gotcha" comeback has failed.

      Paul followers = brainwashed cult.

      • intrcptr2

        RP proposed a bill of mark and reprisal?

        And yet he maintains that our attempt to capture Osama was illegal…
        amazing stuff going on in 'is 'ead.

  • Thomas Jefferson

    Go home and wait for Ron Paul to win. Loser.

    • NadePaulKuciGravMcKi

      Willard Mitt Romney campaign is full of Top Neocons
      Iowa, keep track of every vote count like a Hawk-eye.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa89gmjUTyk

      Don't let them turn a landslide into a photo finish.
      Remember the Ames Straw Poll fix.

  • Shayaan Matin

    Articles like this make me laugh. Fact of the matter is the evidence for conspiracy theories has been taken from a fired ex employee who clearly benefits from lapping up to the determined media outlets. The simple truth is this. An article like this simply depicts, without a doubt, that the United States is above other countries. That it is above the law, superior and unanswerable to anyone. Then it wonders why, like the completely rational quote about Bin Laden and Al Qaeda said, that people wish to retaliate. I lived in Pakistan for a long time, and I know the people out in the west, and why they're mad, and why Iran is mad… Simply put, to assume that any group is 'mental' or 'bad' is as shallow and naive as you put out Dr. Paul to be and I'm sorry that you don't seem to think much of him, but there's alot that's been said, and a lot, when analyzed from a 3rd party, that makes sense.

    • Ben

      "Fact of the matter is the evidence for conspiracy theories has been taken from a fired ex employee who clearly benefits from lapping up to the determined media outlets."

      In what way?

    • intrcptr2

      Conspiracy theories?

      RP is the only one proposing those, otherwise he would own up to all the clap-trap as his.
      Your spending time there does not "prove" that your observations are accurate. I have little doubt that those people are mad. You may notice that many of your compatriots here are also mad. The question to ask is not the presence of animosity but the reasons for it. Ron Paul is pretty clearly NOT paying attention to anything but his mirror.

      As an example, abortionists are angry at pro-lifers. But one side kills utterly defenseless humans and the other tries defending them. Who has the moral and logical right to be angry? Now go apply my little syllogism to Muslims.

      I'll be waiting…

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      'Iran is mad' because the BOLSHEVIKS in Obamas administration are trying to 'protect the world' with their "Responsibility to protect" bs.
      Since you dont know what it is, go look it up

  • TJefferson

    Simple. You advocate for endless illegal foreign war. Paul believes in the rule of law and declaration of war when it's really needed, not like now where it is used as a play toy for the president.

    • Ben

      "You advocate for endless illegal foreign war.:"

      Nowhere in the article did the author advocate any such thing. Please don't make ridiculous unsupportable claims.

      "Paul believes in the rule of law and declaration of war when it's really needed, not like now where it is used as a play toy for the president."

      Both the war in iraq and the war in Afghanistan were approved by the Congress, as opposed to the one in Libya. This was not simply a case of the president going to war without the congress. In the case of the war in Afghanistan, your boy Paul actually voted YAY to the resolution. So I guess he DOESN'T believe in the rule of law and declaration of war. Is that so?

      Also, RP voted to give a blank check to the president. The September 14, 2001 resolution authorized the president to take the country to war anywhere, for an indefinite period of time, and against anyone he deems to have carried out the attacks or harbored the perps. And RP voted yes.

      Still think he cares about the rule of law?

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      'You advocate for endless illegal foreign war.'
      I dont.

    • FriendofGaryCooper

      OK, Thomas Jefferson didn't want the United States to have a navy; he was opposed to any expansion in the U.S. military. But guess what? Jefferson was FORCED to have a Navy, by yes….the jihadist Barbary pirates, who made war on America for THIRTY YEARS(1785 to 1815) This was way before 1953; the Barbary pirates were carrying out JIHAD against the United States, by preying on our merchants ships. So Jefferson quit minding his own business, and declared war on these Muslim thugs. WHAT does your man,, RON PAUL, have to say about THAT?

  • Sean

    “Rep. Ron Paul believes the United States is a greedy, militaristic empire that brought 9/11 upon itself. He believes that Iran poses no threat to U.S. or Israeli security and that Iran deserves to have a nuclear weapon if it wants one. As for Israel, he does not think it should have ever come into existence as a Jewish state”

    I stopped reading after that because this guys is obviously a Ron Paul basher—someone that doesn’t like him because he’s being told to not like him not simply because he has actual disagreements.

    If you really believe that Ron Paul had NO sympathy for those that perished in the attacks, then you need your head examined. My God, is this the best you guys can do?

    • Ben

      All of his assertions about Paul are correct. He believes all of those things.

      You exhibit clear symptoms of closemindedness. "I stopped reading after that…"

      Yes, despite the fact that Paul believes all of those things, you couldn't read further.

      "…because this guys is obviously a Ron Paul basher"

      This is common with true believers. Anyone who disagrees with them is obviously incapable of making criticisms because they disagree. What you are essentially saying is that this guy's criticism can't be taken seriously because he's critical of Ron Paul.

      How about this. You aren't to be taken seriously because you're obviously a Paulbot? Sound fair? Okay.

      • David – Australia

        Ben,

        It will take a paradigm shift in thinking to make a positive change to America's economy and international prestige.

        I believe RP is the kinda of freak that the world is waiting for.

        Ron Paul 2012.

        • intrcptr2

          Might I ask what sort of shift you're thinking of?

          Obama has brought one to fruition which has been gestating for decades now. The reason we are in such a morass is because this shift is the one that failed Russia in 1989.

          Of course most Americans don't really care about international prestige in the first place. And yet people continue to flock here to become Americans themselves. Yet RP would have us simply crawl into our shell and ignore the rest of the world.

          Go figure…

    • intrcptr2

      When a person argues that America had it coming, defending the motives of the terrorists, it is pretty clear where his sympathies lie.

      Politics aside, no one deserves to have a jetliner flown through his office. Suggesting that the simple reality of working in WTC2 makes one a legitimate target of war defies reason. It is also traitorous.

      Ben is right, you are a robot, incapable of the independent thought that comes from questioning what his heros say. My disagreements with Paul have to do with remembering the last 30 years of ME history, paying attention to what Islamic leaders have been saying for decades, and believing myself that nuclear proliferation is destabalizing and unwise.
      The US is the only nation to have used them, nearly 60 years ago, during a war with a nation that opened hostilites against all of her neighbors. Iran continues to claim that the "Zionist regime" will be destroyed, while at the same time working feverishly to obtain the best weapons to actually accomplish this particular will of Allah.

      Ignoring or downplaying such violent rhetoric is myopic at best, and suicidal at worst.

    • guest

      This reminds me of how people who were suspect of Obama's ties with Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayres were put down as Obama – bashers. Judge people in part by who they hang with and what they say to their aids and assistants, etc.

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  • Tom

    I love how nearly every comment in any ron paul bashing article is pro paul. It's like having only away fans at a home game!
    RON PAUL 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mary

    This article is just ugly, and so are many of the articles in "Related Posts."

    Ron Paul supporters love liberty, peace, and prosperity, and we don't hate Israel. Far from it! But we don't want our government held hostage to it, either. We believe in speaking softly and carrying a big stick. We love our armed forces, and we are finally awakening to their dilemma of fighting for causes that are not moral, so we are looking for a better way.

    Let's give peace and economic prosperity a chance, and leave the hate-mongering and war-mongering behind us, at least for four years. Join us.

    • Ben

      We love our armed forces, and we are finally awakening to their dilemma of fighting for causes that are not moral…

      Can you please tell me what's immoral about freeing people from the Taliban?

      I consider it immoral to abandon allies who have helped us to people who will extract revenge by rape and beheading against anyone who ever helped the Americans. Do you?

      • intrcptr2

        Yeah, funny how they always forget that what created the Taliban was NOT going to Afghanistan to help fight the Soviets and their stooges, but rather leaving before rebuilding the country.
        Every war we've won, we've stayed behind and helped rebuild, except Vietnam (Which responsibility rests squarely on the shoulders of the Dem Party) and Afghanistan, Part I. I wonder if we've left Iraq, and soon Afghanistan, too soon…

        Pity the feminazis are so silent in the face of true oppression, as opposed to being legally prevented from doing as they wish.

    • Ennis

      "Ron Paul supporters love liberty, peace, and prosperity, and we don't hate Israel."

      Ever heard of stormfront?

      • intrcptr2

        unfortunately

    • intrcptr2

      "Join us"

      Why does this sound like Darth Vader's admontions to Luke?

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      'Ron Paul supporters love liberty, peace, and prosperity, and we don't hate Israel.'
      I believe you do.
      But, Ron Pauls idead, making drugs legal and voting to repeal DADT are NOT Christian, by any stretch of the imagination.
      "War mongering"
      Is Obama (Droning in Pakistan, Yemen, Syria, troops in Libya, antagonizing Egypt and demanding the ouster of Mubarrak who kept the peace with Israel for over 30 years)
      Yes, Obama is a war monger WORSE than Bush.

      I will hold my nose and vote Paul, but he does not represent Christian ideas with drugs and same sex crap.

  • Ron Paul
    • Mary

      Great video. I love that video. I wish every American would watch that video!

  • fuzzywzhe

    It's ironic that saying a man that wants to get out of the 3 wars we are in, has a destructive foreign policy – because blowing up countries, that's not a destructive foreign policy at all.

    War is peace, Freedom is Slavery, etc. People don't even realize what they say is Orwellian anymore.

    The United States spent 8 years supporting Saddam Hussein in the 1980s, at a minimum, was giving Hosni Mubarak a billion dollars a year in "aid". What a country, a crazy insane country with a bunch of mush brains posing as journalists.

    • Ben

      "War is peace, Freedom is Slavery, etc. People don't even realize what they say is Orwellian anymore."

      No one has ever said any such thing. Could you please stop being a robot and actually engage what the author is saying? Just for once, argue with the person making the point and not the man who lives in your head.

      "The United States spent 8 years supporting Saddam Hussein in the 1980s,"

      This old trope. First of all "support" is an odd word to use here. It was simply a case of my enemy's enemy being my friend.

      But let's say this it was wrong to support Saddam. I guess that means that we should never change from a pro-Saddam to an anti-Saddam stance. Here's the point. We were WRONG to "support" Saddam in the 1980's, and we were RIGHT to oppose him in the 2000's. Toppling him was the RIGHT thing to do.

      Your point of view is kind of like saying that RP should support the war in Afghanistan, and indeed any other foreign adventures the CINC wants to get involved in, because he voted for it on Septemeber 14, 2001. It's hypocritical to change his mind now.

      • Adam

        Right for 8000 american soldiers and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis' to die? We gave him chemical weapons to use against Iran, Id say that was supporting him. What about the genocides in africa? We don't march in to help them. When do we draw a line? It's not robotic to be sick of this obviously hypocritical and destructive foreign policy.

        • Ben

          The number of Americans to die in Iraq was 4484, not 8000. Your figure is wrong by almost half. Yes, a lot of Iraqis died. Most of them at the hands of Baathists, al- Qaeda, and Mookie al-Sadr. In other words, the butchers of Iraqi civilians were the OPPOSITION, most of whom came from other countries.

          "We gave him chemical weapons to use against Iran". There's no evidence of that. Even if it were true, that would mean that our nation's policy was wrong THEN, not later. Let's get this straight–supporting Saddam Hussein and arming him were wrong. Toppling Saddam Hussein and disarming him was right.

          Oh, by the way, how could we have given Saddam WMD when he never had WMD? He did in fact have WMD. He never documented the destruction of it after the 1991 ceasefire as he was required to. So where did it go?

          "What about the genocides in africa? We don't march in to help them."

          This is a common argument. "if we can't help everywhere, then we shouldn't help anywhere."

          The main reason I'm opposed to it is because our military has been slashed to the bone and we can't handle another engagement right now.

          "When do we draw a line?"

          I don't know. Where does RP draw the line? He voted to give the president a blank check of executive powers. So ask him.

        • intrcptr2

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_and_weapons_of_

          No Adam, we didn't. Try actually using your computer for once.
          Like Ben has told more than one of you mindless automatons, accepting that the policies of a previous administration were wrong, and changing course, is one of the primary reasons we have elections in the first place.
          Supporting Iraq against Iran was likely not the wisest policy. But we were not alone in that, and many nations still support regimes, like Syria and Iran, that have sworn eternal enmity to Western nations.

          If you are so upset that Washington has done so little in Africa, write your Congressman. And don't vote for Ron Paul; he has made it crystal clear that he will let those poor savages die.

      • Ennis

        "The United States spent 8 years supporting Saddam Hussein in the 1980s,"

        Just so you know something, Saddam Hussein’s weapons mostly came from countries that would later go on to oppose the later Iraq war. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, 57% came from
        Russia, 13% from France and 12% from China. Out of all the countries that backed Saddam only 1% of that aid came from united States
        The main opponents of the Iraq war supplied over 80 times as
        many weapons as the main advocates of the war.

        • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ JasonPappas

          Thanks, Ennis, for the facts. Saddam, like Sadat, was originally an ally of the USSR. He rose to power in an Arab culture that favors strongmen. He represents a failed culture.

          We gave the Iraqis a chance for change but given the culture it's a long shot. We can be proud of our efforts. Paul could have given us an honest debate about over extending ourselves but instead he has just joined the far left in anti-American propaganda. How sad.

    • Ennis

      "It's ironic that saying a man that wants to get out of the 3 wars we are in"

      I'm sorry what 3 wars is the United states currently in?

  • D Ekhoff

    I hope I see the day when the Press chooses to not post this kind of opinionated babble, devoid of fact or wisdom. Each reply above runs circles around the author and actually bring in support from readers willing to think rationally. Sheeple becoming people are finding their voice and the world CAN become a better place. Ron Paul is a Brave man.

    • Ben

      "Ron Paul is a Brave man."

      He wasn't brave enough to vote against the war in Afghanistan. Spineless coward.

    • intrcptr2

      "devoid of fact"

      See, this is how quotes work, you write, I copy; simple.

      Same thing with Ron Paul's odious rantings. Facts are stubborn things, even when the speaker dislikes being called out on them.

      Denying responsibility for saying such things is not a mark of bravery or honor.

  • xyz198155

    Ron Paul simply wants to put forward his idea that War is not the solution of every problem in the world.

    Just take the example of how non violently Gandhi drove away the British from India, there is an other way.

    And believe me the US will make more friends in the world by following a non millitaristic foreign polciy than one of an aggresive millitary force.

    People will be more happy to receive flowers rather than bombs!!

    • Ben

      "Ron Paul simply wants to put forward his idea that War is not the solution of every problem in the world."

      No, he simply wants to put forward the idea that the United States is the cause of all evil in the world and that we deserved 9/11.

    • http://apollospaeks.blogtownhall.com/ ApolloSpeaks

      Yeah, let's give Chamberlainism another chance, maybe this time it will work.

    • http://apollospaeks.blogtownhall.com/ ApolloSpeaks

      Aren't you confusing Americanism with Islam which believes that war is the answer to establishing the universal rule of Islam: the Religion of Peace?

      • xyz198155

        The only hope we have is we change the minds of muslims, that aggression and war are not the ways… The way is not for us too to become like them… the way is for us to lead by examples in the way we live!!

    • SpiritOf1683

      And they'll be less happy to receive a rusty blade through their necks, doofuss. Ron Paul should be heading for the nuthouse, just like his supporters.

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      Tell me, since Ron Paul is a 'patriot'…. Why did he not come to bat for LT COL Lakin, but DID come to bat for Manning??

    • intrcptr2

      And I suppose you think Ghandi would have succeeded in Muslim Pakistan, hmm? Do you remember all the bloodshed?

      The British were tired and broke.

      I think you might try peddling your fantasy on Al Jazeera.
      Good luck with that, too.

      • xyz198155

        So does that mean then that we continue to kill each other.

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      People will be more happy to receive flowers rather than bombs!!

      Tell that to the 'peaceful' muslims

  • Joe Doe

    Noo.
    Of course not, they attack us because we are free and prosperous. /sarcasm
    Only half-brained person could think that after all what's happened so far.

    • Ben

      Free? yes. Prosperous? No.

      The funny thing is that Ron Paul thinks that his domestic opposition are "liberty-haters". Hey, I love liberty! Radical Muslims don't.

      Here's the default position of the radical Islamic world. Tell me if you think that they hate freedom.

      The penalty for converting to another religion from Islam is death. The penalty for homosexuality is death. A woman who are raped must provide four male witnesses to their rape or they will be considered to be a run-of-the-mill fornicator. The penalty for fornicating is death. The penalty for making a graven image of Mohammed is death. Those non-Muslim inhabitants of Muslim lands must pay a tax and accept second class citizenship or be put to death. Alcohol is prohibited. Pork is prohibited. Gambling is prohibited. Democratic processes are prohibited as well, because people might just vote for something that contradicts the Koran. No need for elected representatives to make law when Allah gave them all the law they need in one book.

      So, now do you think that they hate freedom?

      By the way, while this may be the view of "radical" Muslims, that doesn't mean that it's a small number of people. "Radical" Muslims are probably the majority of Muslims.

      Oh yes, and their long term goal is to bring every nation in the world under the yoke of Islam. After all, it is all Allah's creation and it should all rightfully belong to him. It is their duty to make it so, and they have been pursuing that goal since the 7th century.

  • J Edgar

    I feel sad for this writer's family if he really believes what he says……You're a deeply disturbed man Mr. Klein

  • Evgenia

    RON PAUL 2012!!

  • Talal

    i love how the more the media try to bury RP, the more he succeeds. from Australia, hope you win RP, i for one have had enough of violent foreign policy, and lies from all governments, you will change the landscape whether you win or lose.

    • Ben

      The media have been very supportive of RP so far. They love his foreign policy.

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      'from Australia,'
      We are not interested in what AU's want

  • Jay

    How is peace destructive? You, sir, have the destructive foreign policy.

    • SpiritOf1683

      Peace is destructive when faced with the likes of Hitler and the Mohammedan savages who you and Ron Paul admires so much.

      • Paulista

        Both sides are chess-pieces of the banksters! If you can't say this, you're nothing but sheep! Baah! Baah! Baah!

  • Andrew

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNnHArM2P9s

    3:43 – 4:10
    Prime Minister Netanyahu specifically ASKS us to leave Israel, take our troops home, etc.
    If we are truly allies with Israel, we would honor their wishes.

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      America is an Israel hating country, and has been for decades

      THIS is what Bush did to Israel and they called him a "Zionist"
      http://www.tomgrossmedia.com/ExodusFromGaza.html

      • intrcptr2

        Brings tears to my eyes.

        Thanks for the link, sister.
        -Kevin

        • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

          Sad, and these IDIOTS think that America is a "Zionist" entity.. Tell me what could possibly be "Zionist" about forcing Jews out of their homes in the thousands.

          Bush did that, and we suffered Katrina 10 days later, and Paul BOTS think God does not exist.
          BULL!!!
          GOD exists and America is not 'first' with God anymore.
          We curse his little land, when all that God asks for is moral blessing, not money, just blessing.
          We cant even do that.

    • intrcptr2

      Wait, you actually think that is what Bibi is arguing here; that the US needs to remove its troops from Israel?

      Boy are you a f*cking idiot!!

      He is rhetorically contrasting Israel to other nations, like Afghanistan and Iraq (Where the US does in fact have a presence, unlike Israel), which are not fully functioning nation-states.
      He does not ask US troops to leave Israel (Curiously, we do not HAVE any troops there); https://www.google.com/#sclient=psy-ab&hl=en&…
      He is telling Congress that Israel is a political equal of the US, who does not need babying or basic instructions in self-rule.

      What is troubling is that you've gotten 9 thumbs-up from other Paulites. Apparently, the illiterate bug has bitten a good many of you.

  • guevara

    What's crazier to me is all the people who dont care about the election .They would rather watch /talk about Football allday. These are real important issues the way Ron Paul is being attacked should show any disinterested person that RP is a different kind of candidate, one we need .I love the looks I get when I wear my RP2012! shirt.Crazy ive never seen anyone else with another candidates shirt save an old obama.sorry bout the lose thoughts,ive been awake awhile.EitHER WAY RON PAUL 2012!!!!!

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      Ron Paul is running for prez. People are allowed free speech and opinion.
      Did you forget this as you are pushing for liberty??

  • MeNaCeDoG

    Mr. Klein,
    here is a lesson on objectivity, it is a significant principle of journalistic professionalism. Journalistic objectivity can refer to fairness, disinterestedness, factuality, and nonpartisanship, but most often encompasses all of these qualities. You on the other hand show none of these qualities there for your "opinion" is irrelevant to the sleeping majority that is currently waking up.

  • Scattel2z

    Why does everyone who writes inaccurate information about Ron Paul have to be Jewish? http://nndb.com/people/408/000044276/ Is there honestly a Jewish media conspiracy going on in America? I don't want to believe it but the facts remain very clear that if you find inaccurate information about Ron Paul then the author is Jewish.

    • Ben

      Can you please tell me which part of this article was inaccurate? Is it inaccurate, or something you just don't like to hear?

    • Joseph Klein

      Jewish conspiracy? Maybe we have found the author of the Ron Paul newsletters.

      • intrcptr2

        Wait; do mean,…the Elders?

        The Elders wrote the Ron Paul newsletter, forseeing that they would be able to propel him to the forefront in this election cycle, for the sole purpose of kneecapping him to destroy once and forever all this antisemitic, conspiracy talk.

        wow

        Genius!!!

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      There is such a thing called FREE SPEECH that has zero to do with being a JEW.

      • intrcptr2

        It might be possible that the Jew prefers free speech more than the goyim. It certainly appears that way reading this thread, anyway.

        • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

          You have a problem being a 'goyim?' I have no problem whatsoever with being a 1/2 goyim.

          Looks to me like you are allowed to say exactly what you want here- I AM REPLYING to you.

          • intrcptr2

            Not at all, which is a good thing since I'm 100% goy. Unless you consider worsiping a Jewish carpenter "Jewish".

            Just an attempt at levity, pointing out that the bulk of comments today seem to be coming from folks who really like Ron Paul, and they almost universally believe (Have been brainwashed) that "The Jews" are the problem, especially when it comes to critiquing his stance concerning Ha'Aretz Israel.

            Other than the fact that reading their drivel gets tiring, I prefer to bring such things into the light so it can be exposed for what it is.

  • PatRedstone

    As an independent and the parent of a serviceman, Ron Paul is the only candidate I will endorse. Ron Paul 2012! The People are Rising!!

  • PatRedstone

    As an independent and the parent of a serviceman Ron Paul is the only candidate I will endorse.

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      Great for you.. Tell it to the Marines, who have to watch other Marines kiss (same sex), Paul voted to repeal DADT so that 'gays' could serve openly.

  • SOB

    I can't even read past the opening lie that says Ron Paul believes Iran poses no threat to the US or Israel. He just doesn't want simple minded folk trumping up the threat to start another war. That's what makes him great. He knows there's a threat (the size is debatable) but how do we deal with it is where you disagree. Terrible and misinformed piece, just one more to pile on the coordinated attack. Here's hoping you all fail.

    • Ben

      "I can't even read past the opening lie that says Ron Paul believes Iran poses no threat to the US or Israel."

      I believe you that you didn't read past the first line. Your ignorant worship of this man won't allow you to read opposing opinions.

      A quick google search reveals that Ron Paul has said this over and over again on the campaign trail. "Iran is no threat to us" is one of his recurring themes. Maybe, if you were a good Ron Paul supporter, you would know what your favorite candidate actually believes.

      Ron Paul: "I think what’s going on now is not too dissimilar with Iran. Iran is not a physical threat to us. They do not have capabilities. The stories you might hear about them being on the verge of a nuclear weapon is not true by our CIA and by the United Nations they are not on the verge of it."

      • SOB

        Ben, not all threats are physical? That's not what this article is saying. It says threats. Don't mistake my lack of desire to read another unoriginal hit piece as destain for opposing views. I have already read this article so many times by countless authors that it hardly composes an opposing view. At least not one I haven't already read. No, the ignorance is all yours for playing semantics and wrongful attribution of blind worship. Now that seems closed minded.

        • Ben

          SOB, are you honestly trying to tell me that RP has not said, over and over again, in many different forums, that Iran is NOT a threat to us? How about every Republican debate this election season?

          You do not understand what your candidate believes. And now you are playing silly semantic games, just like RP. He uses weasel words so that he cannot be pegged down to an actual position.

          • SOB

            In context: when all the "bomb Iran" saber rattling is going on in a debate in response to a specific Nuclear threat. (that is the argument) "Iran poses no threat" to the US that warrants military response. That's what he is saying. I read everything (or make an attempt to) about Dr. Paul. I fully understand his position and I agree with it. Your position is no one can possibly agree with it. If they did the would see how crazy I and the rush, hannity, o'riellys of the world see it. It's just not true.

    • Ben

      Also, RP holds two conflicting beliefs about Iran.

      The first is that Iran is not developing nuclear weapons. Nope, the UN says so. The CIA says so. Iran has no nuclear ambitions.

      The second is that Iran's nuclear ambitions are only a reaction to American foreign policy. They feel threatened by us and our ally Israel. he claims that Israel has nukes, which may be true. It's possible that they have some secret nukes stashed away. It's alos possible that Iran has a secret nuclear program.

      I just want to ask him, Which is it? he can't have it both ways. Either Iran has no nuclear ambitions or it's arming to defend itself from the evil USA and evil Israel. One or the other.

      In either case, you're too ignorant and closeminded to have any real discussion on RP and his policy positions. You don't even know what they are. You actually consider it a "lie" to say that RP thinks Iran is harmless. How many times has he said it?!!!

      • SOB

        Oh, Ben,
        So much anger. I have real discussion with very intelligent fellow military officers who disagree with me about Dr Paul's foreign policy. I'm cool with that. What I am doing is voicing my opinion. The very right I have been fighting for in 15 years of service. And defending yours. You play semantics again. Dr. Paul's message is quite clear. Iran's nuke ambitions are no different than anyone else's. Pakistan, India. What would you have us do. Start another war we have no money for? Then Congress needs to declare it. It's not rocket science.

        • Ben

          I'm a veteran too, SOB. Joined on my eighteenth birthday.

          "What I am doing is voicing my opinion. The very right I have been fighting for in 15 years of service. And defending yours."

          Yup. Got it. You're voicing your opinion, I'm, voicing mine and no one is running to the government to gag the other. And so no one's free speech is threatened. Nice try though. You're implying that because I've found an actual quote from your hero that disputes your unsupported and unsupportable opinion, that I hate free speech. I'm such an evil person, trying to gag a veteran of fifteen years! Sorry. I'm just setting the record straight. So don't be condescending.

          "You play semantics again."

          Please tell me where. Semantics is essential word games. What word games am I playing?

          "Iran's nuke ambitions are no different than anyone else's. Pakistan, India."

          WHAT NUCLEAR AMBITIONS? According to your hero, Iran has none.

          Well, he's wrong of course. And guess what? Pakistan and India don't have nuclear "ambitions". That would imply that they're itching to join the club of nuclear powers. Actually, they're already members. And while I'm not entirely comfortable with Pakistan having nukes, there isn't much I can do about it. What conclusion am I supposed to draw from this? That because Pakistan has nuclear weapons that means that we have nothing to fear from Iranians having nuclear weapons?

          Of course, there is one main difference. Iran has stated specirfically that they want to wipe Israel off the map. They're essentially broadcasting their offensive intentions.

          • SOB

            Thanks for your service.
            "don't be so condescending"– Never said you were a bad person,blah blah free speech. I was only giving you context in regards to the military background. I have been overseas for 5 straight years this Feb and while I love being overseas and seeing the world, I get to see first hand the impacts of our foreign policy… And…You started with the condescending:). The point is, politicians are so quick to write checks that our bodies have to cash. Dr. Paul IMHO is the only one not taking that lightly.
            I'm not overly concerned with Iran. Israel has plenty of nukes to protect itself. Its about time we get some return on that investment. If you want to buy into the hatred and fear go ahead. History has played many of these scenarios out preemptive strike was the least successful.
            Ben, we can talk about other countries problems all year long but what about ours? If we don't fix our economy there will be no military to defend us. The only one talking about real solutions to the bigger issue is Dr. Paul. So pick your poison, which is the bigger threat? Collapse of the county from within, or an attack from a 2nd/3rd world country?

            The semantics you play is taking direct quotes without context of the entire conversation. It's a sound bite world and you can find quotes to paint any picture you want. I voted for Paul in 2008. I know and understand perfectly what He's about.

            Thanks for discourse, I would have enjoyed serving with you!

  • joe

    I did not know an American president or citizen was supposed to swear alligence with Israel. Is that in the constitution?
    Oh dear me. Israel is so wonderful? Its my friend.
    What hog wash.
    For too long America has become a pawn of Israel. For too long we have supported Israel and its racist murdering and oppressive policies towards the people of Gaza and the West Bank. Who do you think you are. Israel is no different than Nazis in the way it treats the people of Gaza and the West Bank. Dropping white phosphorous on children shame. How disgusting.
    Finally America is waking up to your lies. America owes Israel nothing. It is Israel who owes America everything. This is so sick and twisted. A Palestinian rocket comes in with maybe a 1 pound war, many times none. What is Israels response 30 tons of bombs and shooting of rock throwing children from tanks.

    • Ennis

      Let me ask ya something Joe, How do those poor downtrodden Palestinians treat their homosexuals in comparison to Israel? Do they let them have Gay pride parades, have civil right laws that protect LGBT people from discrimination or harassment and allow consensual same-sex sexual acts?

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      I did not know an American president or citizen was supposed to swear alligence with Israel.

      I didnt know this was done, can you provide a link?
      Also, WE are not the friend of ISRAEL, not the vc versa.
      Israel does not come to our country and kick citizens out of their homes in AZ so that the illegals can have them.
      America does that to Israel-WE own them an apology.
      Gaza has a shopping mall, hotels, etc.
      You've been lied to about that, and you believe it because you
      HATE
      JEWS.

  • bball569

    Wow. Just wow.

    This isn't merely smearing… it's downright stupid. It would take too much of my time to actually pick apart each unintelligent and blatantly false remark in this article.

    • Ben

      "It would take too much of my time to actually pick apart each unintelligent and blatantly false remark in this article."

      No one else has either. They've simply resorted to the "you're just trying to keep a good man down" defense.

      I would appreciate a real discussion of the issues with a Ron Paul supporter. I have never had one because they are incapable of it.

  • http://www.resonoelusono.com/NaturalBornCitizen.htm Alexander Gofen

    The greatest tragedy of America is that in this 3rd year of Obama/Soetoro coup, the best opposition we have is represented by these so called "front runners"! A crook guiding the crooks… Some of them may be right on one issue (yet wrong on everything else).

    Mr. Paul may be right on the gold money. And he was right (and alone among the rest of the crooks) expressing his concern that a new "anti-terrorist" bill (allowing unlimited detention without a due process) now applies already to … American citizens on American soil!

    That said, he is completely ignorant about islam and the war waged by islam against the non-islamic world by every mean.

    Worse: Mr. Paul negates the exclusive
    Judeo-Christian national identity of America! Mr. Paul's "understanding" of the US Constitution is no different than that of the Lefts: as though America is not specifically Christian nation, but also islamic (and whatever in the world) nation. As though the 1st Amendment protects islam in America giving islam a free pass for proselytization.

    In his speeches Ron Dhimmy Paul demonstrated himself as an islamic apologist, who gladly paves the way for islamization of America even more! The so called "non-interventionist" Mr. Paul has nothing against intervention of islam into the US by every mean!

    This alone disqualifies Ron Dhimmy Paul to represent America. His negligence to Israel is a consequence of his misunderstanding of the American national identity.

    • intrcptr2

      As usual, another healthy response. thank you

      I too, agree that the PATRIOT Act has not been positive for America and should be dumped, immediately.
      We should sit down and write from scratch a proper, systematic legal framework for dealing with such threats. The way the Act is written is a treasure trove for abuse.

      But I also agree that Paul is utterly blinkered as regards Islam and America both.
      But then, I think, too, our last two presidents have had a very tenuous grasp of such things.

      • http://www.resonoelusono.com/NaturalBornCitizen.htm Alexander Gofen

        Thank you for your sober voice in this quire of Paulbots.

        "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.
        It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. "
        John Adams, October 11, 1798

        Our Constitution was made only for moral and religious people
        adhering to the tenets of the Judeo-Christian faith and living on an isolated continent.
        It is wholly inadequate to the government and people of any other faith.
        It is wholly inadequate under conditions of wide openness to hostile ideologies and people carrying them.
        2011 update.
        http://www.resonoelusono.com/2008vs1917.htm

  • DirkReynolds

    This is what desperation sounds like.

  • Cody

    When did he say Israel shouldn't have become an independent state? If that's from the newsletters that it's invalid because he did not write them and disavows those things. This article is ridiculous, it's hilarious how hard the media's trying here. Try and think of why Anti-Americanism is on the rise all over the world. Ya know when he says America brought it on itself it's not the peoples fault. It's a handful of criminals in control of things. It's the military industrial complex. It's simple logic, hell our own CIA is the one's that said that's why we got attacked. It's like you people wrap total evil in the American flag and all the sudden it's patriotic. No, real freedoms, morality, and peace is something to proud of. And if that's what we ought to be thinking of when we look at that flag. And, of course the men and women who have died in the defense of this country. But, we should not be sending our young people into battle for corporate interest. The mainstream foreign policy is destructive and will lead to our downfall. JUST STUDY HISTORY. You know Sweden is a free country but does it have 900 bases all around the world?!

    • Ben

      "If that's from the newsletters that it's invalid because he did not write them and disavows those things."

      You're more than a little gullible if you believe that Ron Paul didn't write his own newsletters. Every explanation he has offered has fallen apart in tatters.

      By the way, Islmaists are attacking Sweden too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_k5hral4qs

      • intrcptr2

        Sweden. It's always Sweden. Why is that?

        Why is it no one ever emmigrates there?

        And by the way, it does not matter who penned those newsletters (This somehow sounds like Obama's lie; I wasn't there that Sunday), his name is on the masthead, he is responsible for everything that newsletter published.

        If he wishes to state his true beliefs (You know, by, like, creating a website), not one of us is stopping him.

  • martyblueyes

    delete your mothers ass scumbag

  • martyblueyes

    warmongering garbage. Go to hell.

  • martyblueyes

    This is the worst Anti American garbage I have ever read

  • Jeremy

    "An idea whose time has come cannot be stopped by any army or any government!" – Ron Paul

  • Rango

    http://pacificprogress.us/2011/12/18/americans-mu

    I am not American but certainly are worried about the never ending wars and lies….Dr Paul would bring the world hope…!!

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      Tell Paul that the Muslims HANG 'gay's and he voted so the 'gays' could serve openly in the US military

  • Rango
  • Andrew

    How will repatriating thousands and thousands of troops back to America weaken her defenses? How will spending money on defensive, rather than offensive, military action make for a weaker country?

    You sir, are a moron.

    Ron Paul 2012

    • Ben

      Because the Islamic jihadists will consider it a victory. America is a nation of cowards that runs away, even when attacked!

      "We have seen in the last decade the decline of the American government and the weakness of the American soldier who is ready to wage Cold Wars and unprepared to fight long wars. This was proven in Beirut when the Marines fled after two explosions. It also proves they can run in less than 24 hours, and this was also repeated in Somalia."

      OBL called the US military "a paper tiger" who runs in defeat after a few blows. Cutting and running emboldened him.

      We are weak and we always run. So let's stop running. Hmmm? Well, that's not the Ron Paul policy. The Ron Paul policy is that we haven't run enough, and only more cowardly retreats will secure the peace. After all, when the Islamists see us rereat from the battlefield they will enjoy our sign of good will and leave us alone.

      Okay. If you believe that, you're not all there.

    • Ben

      "How will spending money on defensive, rather than offensive, military action make for a weaker country?"

      You make it sound as if RP really wants to increase the size and budget of the military, but only at home. Nope. He wants to cut and run and then devour the defense budget. So no, he isn't for "spending money on defensive, rather than offensive, military action."

      By the way, the military is awfully good at repelleling conventional land invasions. They aren't much good at combatting terrorist campaigns. The biggest army in the world couldn't have stopped 9/11.

      Ron Paul likes to pretend he's tough on defense because he wants to "bring the troops home". How does that work? Will the terrorists form battalions and land on the coast in ampibious troop carriers? No.

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      Why has not Paul secured the border in TX? He has been in congress…how many times?

  • mitcheg

    Please take attention that this author is a member of the CFR, "Council on Foreign Relations" a 'think tank' with very very dubious goals. Goal counter aligned with the constitution. In fact, just take a look at why the CFR even exists, what it has done since 1921, and then you will understand why, every single Jewish journalist lies about Ron Paul… These guys are bough and paid for. 100% bought.

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      every single Jewish journalist lies about Ron Paul.

      I see many non Jews that write not in favor of Ron Paul-so, they lie too.
      You are an idiot.

  • burt reynolds

    the worst article i've ever read. be ashamed of yourself for writing such distasteful nonsense.

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      Well, burt, you have your freedom to say that, and Klein has his freedom to write what he thinks

  • Doug

    You lost me at “Nevertheless…”

    What I hope you will one day realize is that you should replace the word with “Therefore, Ron Paul is a serious contender for the GOP presidential nomination.”

    We are tired of sending our money, our brothers, our best friends, off to die so that we can bully the world. We are sick of being lied to, of being spied on, of every day losing more of the personal freedoms that this country was founded on.

    We’re mature adults. We can handle the truth. We can handle someone who says, “We’re heading in a bad direction. Fixing it is going to suck. It’s going to hurt. We’re all going to have to cut back, make some sacrifices. But dammit, it’s worth it before we reach rock bottom and self destruct.”

    I like America. I want it to last. At the current rate of things, I don’t think it will much longer. And I am convinced that Ron Paul is the ONLY serious politician who’s interested in getting it back on track.

  • Addy

    One of the mos logical voices among the presidential candidates. Until now ,American foreign policy has been indeed destructive. Examples from Afghanistan to Middle East(not mentioning Latin America). Time for US to focus on its own people

  • John

    Who on earth would ever support Ron Paul? Lets take a look at his top contributors, my guess would be: 1)Al Qaeda, 2)north korea, 3)the nazi's
    http://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/contrib.php?cyc

  • john

    Who on earth would ever support Ron Paul?
    http://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/contrib.php?cyc

  • Newt

    Who on earth would ever support Ron Paul? http://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/contrib.php?cyc

  • rick

    Who on earth would ever support Ron Paul? http://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/contrib.php?cyc

  • Brett

    Go pick up a gun and go fight the war yourself, warmonger. Otherwise, shut up and make way for the peacemakers.

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      'shut up and make way for the peacemakers.'

      Jeremiah 6:14

      And they have healed the breach of the daughter of my people lightly, saying, Peace, peace! when there is no peace.

  • michele

    Who on earth would ever support Ron Paul? http://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/contrib.php?cyc

  • mitt

    Who on earth would ever support Ron Paul? http://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/contrib.php?cyc

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    Who on earth would ever support Ron Paul? http://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/contrib.php?cyc

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    Who on earth would ever support Ron Paul? http://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/contrib.php?cyc

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    Who on earth would ever support Ron Paul? http://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/contrib.php?cyc

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    Who on earth would ever support Ron Paul? http://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/contrib.php?cyc

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    Who on earth would ever support Ron Paul? http://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/contrib.php?cyc

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    Who on earth would ever support Ron Paul? http://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/contrib.php?cyc

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    Who on earth would ever support Ron Paul? http://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/contrib.php?cyc

  • Mainini Tembie

    Ha ha ha, this article is just downright silly propaganda.

    • Ben

      Okay, then rebut it. Word by word. With facts.

  • Joel

    Wow! I love reading the comments on this obvious and ridiculous hit piece. America is waking up. I am sending Ron Paul a donation first thing in the morning.

  • USA-1

    Thank God there is a nominee that isn’t hell bent on sending America’s children off to war.

    Thank you, Ron Paul.

  • Dosgel

    Mr. Klein, your understanding of history is woefully inadequate if you believe that the attack on Pearl Harbor was not known about in advance. I suggest you read a bit more on the subject. It was necessary to allow it to happen in order to get American public opinion behind a war in the Pacific. Just as it was necessary for 9/11 to happen to get Americans behind an attack on either Iraq or Afghanistan. And,  it was necessary for the Gulf of Tonkin incidents to allow LBJ to send the Marines into Vietnam (and I believe McNamara himself admitted that the second incident never happened…). There are many well-documented examples of such events. I would also like to point out that your use of the term "anti-Semite" is objectionable and inaccurate. I'm surprised that a Jew apparently doesn't know that Arabs are also Semites. The Israeli treatment of Palestinians over the last several decades would qualify as anti-Semitic. Many of us have had enough of the unbalanced American mid-east policy, that has allowed Israel to commit war crimes and human-rights violations against the Palestinians. And we plan to do our best to end AIPAC’s control of the American political agenda. Thank you.

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      'The Israeli treatment of Palestinians'

      Tell this to the JOOS that are in Ashkelon and Sderot, who get rocketed on a DAILY basis. Jew hater.
      "AIPAC?"
      Lol.
      NO person in their right mind is with AIPAC.

  • Deeptoad

    Have you any idea how much we are hated around the globe? What has all this militarism done to benefit a single American? Other than make enormous amounts of money for companies contracted with our military, not a dang thing.

    This insane push for more war, more invasion, more drones, more bombing of innocent men, women and children has absolutely GOT to stop. Even if you don't give a flip about human life, is the blistering debt worth it?

    Paul is being attacked for his staunch peace stance.

    His supporters are being labeled misfits because they (wait for it…) support his ideas.

    He has more veteran and active-duty support that the others combines, but that never makes the new (in a country where we are taught to have respect for our troops).

    The caucuses in Iowa will be tabulated in an 'undisclosed location'.

    The gov is telling people that if Paul takes Iowa, it won't count.

    Precisely what the heck is going on here?

    This country has gone from a represented republic to an empire and a police state. What you and I want are no longer relevant. Profits over lives is the new name of the game. Because Paul stands against that mentality, I expect the attacks to continue.

    What a shameful, disgraceful state of affairs.

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      'Paul is being attacked for his staunch peace stance. '
      Jeremiah 6:14
      And they have healed the breach of the daughter of my people lightly, saying, Peace, peace! when there is no peace.

      Tell it to the ghost of Chamberlain who talked like Paul re. peace on the brink of war all over-courtesy of OBAMA

  • Safetyfield

    I must have woke up in 1984. War is peace? 2+2=5? You’re an idiot, Joseph Klein. How’s it feel to be another cog in the propaganda machine?

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      Jeremiah 6:14
      They have healed also the hurt of my people lightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

  • Richard G.

    Ron Paul is one of America's leading apologists for radical Islam. In this category
    he is excelled only by Barack Obama himself!

  • ObamaYoMoma

    I hate to rain on all you Ron Paul kook acolytes, but Ron Paul isn't qualified to be dogcatcher in a mental institution, let alone president of the USA. In any event, Paul doesn't have a prayer in hell of ever being elected president of the USA by virtue of the fact that there aren't nearly enough unhinged Jew haters living in America to vote for that moonbat. Just stating the obvious.

    Indeed, Ron Paul like the unhinged severely paranoid delusional loon he is, believes that 9/11 was America's chickens coming to roost. As he believes that 9/11 was retaliation for America's interventionist foreign policy on the behalf of Jews and Israel. However, I have news for that obsessed anti-Semitic Jew hating bigot, 9/11 was NOT a terrorist attack. Instead, it was a violent jihad attack in the cause of Allah against non-Muslim unbelievers to make Islam supreme.

    Hence, Ron Paul's self-destructive positions on foreign policy are really a direct manifestation of his severe paranoid delusions emanating from his Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) relative to his intense Jew hatred that totally consumes his entire life.

    Therefore, Ron Paul should be locked up in a strait jacket in a mental institution somewhere and should never be allowed anywhere near the White House.

    • JDavis

      A straitjacket, eh? Like what the Bush administration tried with Susan Lindauer after she told the White House that an attack was immanent on the twin towers? They locked her up under the Patriot act for years. They said she was crazy and tried to drug her, and finally released her, saying she was too crazy to put on trial. Ie, they gave her the standard Soviet treatment.

    • http://callofthepatriot.blogspot.com HermitLion

      I believe he can bring his own strait jacket from home (as well as tinfoil hat, and anti-lizard-aliens body lotion).

  • pATRiotEyeS

    I HATE Ron Paul, ALL I WANT IS MORE WARS,I WANT NO PEACE, I WANT TO KEEP BLOWING COUNTRIES UP AND BANKRUPTING OUT NATION, I HATE PEACE AND EVERYTHING IT STANDS FOR……….HAAHA TOO BAD JOSEPH, I WAS JUST JOKING, GO JUMP OFF A CLIFF, YOUR A WASTE OF DNA

  • RonPaulWins2012

    Some Ron Paul facts:

    [1] Ron Paul has won all the straw polls in Iowa, other than first GOP straw poll in August, which was a statistical tie for 1st with Bachmann: 4823, 28.55%, Bachmann; 4671, 27.65%, Paul. Less than 200 votes difference, total number cast 17,000.
    [2] Ron Paul has won the most straw polls nationwide – more than 25; The mainstream media anointed "front-runner," Newt, has won 2 straw polls. [laughs]
    [3] Ron Paul recently had his Tea Party moneybomb, which raised 4 million dollars in less than 48 hours, from tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of individual supporters.
    [4] Ron Paul receives more money from individual US citizens than any other GOP candidate, and more than twice the money the two mainstream media anointed "front-runners," Newt and Mitt, receive COMBINED.
    [5] Ron Paul receives more money from US military personel than OBAMA and ALL other GOP candidates receive COMBINED.
    [6] Ron Paul wins virtually every single online poll by landslide, usually by such a huge margin that most mainstream news organisations stopped having Ron Paul related polls (the polls didn't jibe with their organisations' skewed, dismissive reporting and usually outright fallacious opinion blog pieces.) Several mainstream news organisations also used the purposely deceitful tactic of deletion and/or reseting of poll results, while other mainstream news organisations offered polls which purposely excluded Ron Paul, usually replacing his name with the choice Someone Else (who completely hilariously, by the way, ALWAYS had the most votes by landslide.)

    Clearly Ron Paul is far and away the real front-runner nationwide. No other candidate comes close.

    More Ron Paul facts:

    [1] Ron Paul will pardon all non-white US citizens ever convicted of nonviolent drug crime.
    [2] Ron Paul will end the War on Drugs (which is really a war on minorities).
    [2] Ron Paul will end the war on terror (which is essentially a war on non-whites).
    [3] Ron Paul will end all foreign wars (completely stopping the killing of said non-whites).
    [4] Ron Paul is against racial profiling of muslims as terrorists.
    [5] Ron Paul voted Yes for MLK Day holiday.
    [6] Ron Paul has the support of NAACP leaders who say [he's] not racist.
    [7] Ron Paul is the most favorable GOP candidate amongst non-white voters, says a recent CNN poll.
    [8] Ron Paul has stated that 3 of his heros are MLK, Rosa Parks, and Ghandi.

    ps. Non-intervention was the word you meant, not Isolationist. Because Ron Paul wants free trade, free travel and diplomacy with all nations. You know that already – you just chose to lie to your readers. But that's okay. I can't wait 'til Iowa and New Hampshire!

    Ron Paul will win 2012. Get ready for it. :)

    • ObamaYoMoma

      Ron Paul will win 2012

      Moonbat…that's numerically impossible as there simply aren't nearly enough Jew haters in this country for Ron Paul to ever be elected.

      • RonPaulWins2012

        I'm happy you're very scared, troll. :)

        • http://callofthepatriot.blogspot.com HermitLion

          I think you forgot to copy-paste another series of nonsense statistics that are only meaningful to your own army of zombie followers. Go ahead, give it a try, you're *that* close to winning the war on the demons in your head.

          • RonPaulWins2012

            Yeah, solid facts are nonsense. [laughs]

  • Richard G.

    Ron Paul is one of America's leading apologists for radical Islam. In this category
    he is excelled only by Barack Obama himself.

  • troy

    Ron Paul is correct!
    Paul / Jones
    2012

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Anyway, how do all you paranoid delusional Jew hating Ron Paul kooks mobilize in numbers so fast? Do you moonbats have a system in place to mobilize?

    Nevertheless, it is obvious that all you unhinged Jew hating loons aren't conservatives, as conservatives aren't addicted to emoting the same way you mentally handicapped Paulytes are.

    • Rango

      The anti Semitic and Jew hating line has been compromised my friend…try something new..!!
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW3a1bw5XlE

      • ObamaYoMoma

        Damn…you obsessed Jew hating moonbats are even more mentally handicapped than I first realized.

    • http://callofthepatriot.blogspot.com HermitLion

      They're sharing links between themselves, and skip straight to the comments section to copy-paste something remotely relevant.

      If even one of them was able to realize that their actions speak louder about their cult than all the words in the world, then… well I guess he wouldn't be in the R.P camp anymore.

    • Hitler

      We don't hate the Jews. We hate Hitler for not getting them all!!!!!! Next time around we will get them all.

      • dr pepper

        Disgusting! Is that what Ron Paul's supporters think?

  • Jakob

    This “wiped off the map” statement is very controversional and apparently based on a wrong translation. One can read all about it on wikipedia. What is meant seems to be that Ahmadinejad want the regime to end, not to simply eradicate the people living there and the physical land. I’m sure many people in the world would similarly want the militaristic regime in the United States also to end. This doesn’t mean these people would want to drop hundreds of nuclear weapon on the US and eradicate the whole of US and its people.

    Listening to media now reminds me too much about the situation with Iraq where insinuations was made that Saddam could drop nuclear bombs on american cities.

    Now, even IF Iran had a nuclear weapon, even IF they had the capability to actually drop it over Israel, why on earth would they do such a thing when 1,7 million arabs live in Israel, including 250.000 iranians??

    But if Israel even despite this – actually getting a nuclear bomb, actaully being able to drop it on Israel, actually want to do such a thing – would it still be our job to take charge of the situation? Netanjahu said in a speech in may 2011 that “Israel can defend itself”. It doesn’t need the US. It may need to buy some weapons, but they can afford it. There’s no point in using US taxpayer money to give money to a rich country as Israel. Iran, btw, is a 3rd world country, with a GPD/capita 1/10 that of the US. So we need to see all this in perspective.

    And Paul never said he wanted Iran to get a nuclear weapon. In all the debates, Paul have called for more diplomacy, trade, that we actually talk with the iranian and other regime. Also he wants us to trade with Cuba etc, like most americans do.

    • Ennis

      "Now, even IF Iran had a nuclear weapon, even IF they had the capability to actually drop it over Israel, why on earth would they do such a thing when 1,7 million arabs live in Israel, including 250.000 iranians??"

      And what makes you think they give a damn about the wellbeing of arabs and their own people. Oh and by the way Iranians aren't arabs, they're Persian. Both of whom by the way have had years of animosity between them

      • Jakob

        Iran is actually one of the most peaceful nations in the world, they have not attacked or gone to war with another country in over 300 years.

        So do they care about their own people? What makes you think they don't? Does US care about its own people? In US you have twice as many people in prison per capita compared to Iran (743/100.000 vs 330/100.000). Life expectancy in Iran isn't great at 71 years (compared to 78 in the US), but it isn't that low either.

        Are people generally unhappy and miserable in Iran?

        I'm not suggestion Iran has a good political system, but I do not belive regime change of the type in Iraq would be beneficial whatsoever, the best would be if they implemented changes themselves which is only possible if we leave them alone (otherwise they will unite against the outside "enemy" that are attacking them or putting up sanctions against them, and that will give more power to the likes of Ahmadinejad).

        Also look at how much better we now to with China, Vietnam etc when we accept their regimes and try and talk and trade with them instead of putting up sanctions and dropping bombs. A war against Iran is not only going to be costly and unnecessary, it may also trigger off even WW3 due to Iran's close ties with Russia and China. Only 15% of the US population want military intervention in Iran, the majority want diplomacy. So I do not see why Paul's ideas are considered "crackpot" when it comes to Iran.

        Please also also see the possible 1 nuclear warhead developed by Iran MAYBE in some years from now, relative to Israel 200 nuclear warheads, and Russia's over 10.000 (and Pakistan's 100).

        • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

          they have not attacked or gone to war with another country in over 300 years.

          This is idiotic. They were at war with Iraq for a LONG time. Look at the casualties of the Iran/Iraq war.

          • Jakob

            Of course I know about the Iran-Iraq war, but this was started by Iraq, not Iran. (During this time Israel supported Iran.)

    • Ben

      "Now, even IF Iran had a nuclear weapon, even IF they had the capability to actually drop it over Israel, why on earth would they do such a thing when 1,7 million arabs live in Israel, including 250.000 iranians??"

      Because they don't give a hoot how many of their fellow Muslims they annihilate just as long as they can kill an even larger number of Jews and obliterate the object of their unending hate? Yup. That's why.

      • Jakob

        Iran has NEVER attacked Israel. Even today some 40.000 Jews live in Iran. They are not tortured or sent to prison etc, as one may believe after watching american television. Actually there's more Jews in Iran today than 20 years ago.

        • Ennis

          You're right, but they're equally treated as bad as well as all the other Iranians.

        • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

          Jews dont live in Iran anymore.

          • Jakob

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jews_in_Iran

            "Estimates of the Jewish population in Iran vary. In mid- and late 1980s, it was estimated at 20,000–30,000, rising to around 35,000 in mid-1990s,[27] and estimated at less than 40,000 nowadays, with around 25,000 residing in Tehran. However, Iran's Jewish community still remains the largest in the Middle East outside of Israel.[24]"

  • Jamie

    I watched something today I think every American needs to see. It is a BBC documentary called THE POWER OF NIGHTMARES. It is so very relevant to the current geo-politcal climate in this country and throughout the world. Make sure to watch all 3 parts and share with others.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5lByw7kvS0&fe

  • Mark

    "Rep. Ron Paul believes the United States is a greedy, militaristic empire that brought 9/11 upon itself." Well Mr Klein he is not alone in that belief, your allies now see the US as an out of control war machine, who have not only become a tyrant to their own citizens by throwing out their constitution and bill of rights but also wiling to make war at the drop of a hat under the false pretence of a terrorist threat. Your allies are sick of these useless wars where our young men and women are spilling their blood to make the energy conglomerates and defence contractors richer. Your country has a sickness and Dr Paul has the only cure.

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      GOD has the cure and Paul is not the messiah

  • Jimmy

    All we are saying is give peace a chance! Come on America vote RON PAUL.
    Liverpool UK

  • Rango
  • Brian Donegal

    What I can appreciate about Ron Paul is his commitment to individual and property rights. Perhaps that is something todays republicans have forgotten.

    • http://callofthepatriot.blogspot.com HermitLion

      Nothing says "individual rights" like an army of cloned commentators.

      • trickyblain

        As opposed to the cloned commentators nattering on endlessly here about evil Muslims and birth certificates?

  • Steve Trotter

    I would have to agree with those that are saying that war and occupation are destructive for America. Paul is perhaps the only one that is willing to say what is on most peoples minds especially regarding Israel.

    • http://callofthepatriot.blogspot.com HermitLion

      Having multiple personalities does not turn you into "most people".

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      Re; Israel…. Meaning how we sh*t all over Israel, forcing their people out of their homes?
      I have not heard Paul address that.

  • montlasky

    Call the paddy wagon quick to pick Paul up and fit him out with a straight jacket before he dresses up like an imam and converts America into a Muslim shria law embracing state!

  • Ludwig von Mises

    Photographic proof that Ron Paul is a racist!!!

    The presstitute shills and the Neocons are going to pull out all of the stops against RP—now even comparing him to Kim Jong un in one article I just read— and they will come down on him with both feet. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the establishment MSM so scared in my lifetime; It’s because they have a vested interest in maintaining the status quo.

    By the way, if you want to see some great pictures of Ron Paul acting like a racist, then check out the following link:
    http://www.5k.com/

    Please spread these photos around!

  • ChrisCantwell

    Eric Dondero is an ignorant, racist, war propagandist http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L504vrTdCT0

    Sometimes I think these idiots just post these articles so we'll drive up their traffic counters when we come to comment. I can't believe that anybody would take this author seriously.

  • noam
  • Ben

    I have tried to have conversations with Paul supporters in the past. They always break down. Here's why

    1) Ron Paul supporters yell and hurl insults. They do not debate.
    2) Ron Paul supporters do not back up their assertions with facts. They think their ideas are so self-evident that they don't need to.
    3) Ron Paul supporters believe that any disagreement with their hero is trying to keep a good man down. It's always "the establishment" running scared of "the truth". No one can legitimatally challenge or criticize Paul because if they do, that means that they are against him. And people who are against him are not to be trusted.
    4) Ron Paul supporters believe everything Ron Paul says, even if the historical record contradicts it. If Ron Paul says that he never voted to invade Afghanistan, they believe him. if he says that he didn't write his own newsletters, they believe him. And then they arrogantly order other people to just stop talking about it because that one's already been "debunked".

    So go ahead and prove me wrong. Have a rational conversation with me. Tell me where the writer of this article is mistaken, and why. Back up your assertions with facts. Go ahead. i dare you.

    • josh

      Were not talking about Ron Paul supporters, were talking about Ron Paul. I've talked to many different people about all kinds of politics. It's all the same. One person voicing their opinion about what they believe. You must have been lied to your whole life, because you have no idea what the truth sounds like.

      • http://callofthepatriot.blogspot.com HermitLion

        Hey, 'josh', thanks for proving proving point #3, "It's always "the establishment" running scared of "the truth"."

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      I cant hardly converse with them either.
      One thing I can thank them for; Watching their fascistic ways and a demand for us to worship Paul, I have become more tolerant of listening to dissent, UNLIKE Paulans

    • Quinterius

      OK, Ben, here are two statements that Klein makes that are absolute nonsense:

      1. Klein says, "In 2005, for example, Paul was the only Republican lawmaker who refused to vote for a resolution condemning Iran’s President Ahmadinejad after he said “Israel should be wiped off the map.” Well, he never said such a thing. It is all a lie. It was simply a mis-translation. If you want to know the gory details, see:
      http://www.mohammadmossadegh.com/news/rumor-of-th

      2. Klein ridicules Ron Paul for saying, "we’re claiming that they’re gonna build a nuclear weapon and there’s no evidence for this.” Well, do you have evidence that they are building nukes? The 2007 and 2011 US NIEs both said that they are not. This is a consensus of 16 US intelligence agencies. Now, you may have heard of the latest IAEA report on Iran. Do you know what it really says? Have you read it? Obviously not. Do you know what it is based on? It is based on a set of documents that are well-known forgeries. The report is a piece of junk. The head of IAEA is a US stooge as WikiLeaks-released em-mails from US diplomats show. It is total nonsense. It is all hype. Iran does not have a nuclear weapons program. It will take me too long to explain the details to you. If you want, you can watch the following video to find out more:
      http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_co

    • Questions

      You're right on the money. The slightest criticism of Rep. Paul brings foaming rage from his youthful supporters that the criticism actually was a "smear." It doesn't matter if the criticism is valid and even sympathetic in tone. Like cultists blinded by devotion, their hero is perfect, not simply good. The web site http://www.lewrockwell.com, for which Paul has written regularly, is rife with this syndrome.

  • jacob

    GOD FORBID RON PAUL EVER GETS TO FIRST BASE, LET ALONE THE PRESIDENCY__As Einstein, (the German Jew Paul's policy he wouldn't have allowed into the USA)__once stated :__ "There are two infinite things in life : The universe and human stupidity" of which__ Rep . PAUL is, in my opinion, one of the highest exponents…____So according to him, good old USA had no business whatsoever against Hitler…__Just imagine this beast getting hold of the A bomb, from which he wasn't too far__away…__Does he believe good old USA would have been safe or was he contemplating __becoming Hitler's GAULETIER for America or better yet, his QUISLING ?????____And as to the destructive foreign policy, allow me to say that, if wars such as the__Iraqi and Taliban wars would have been fought the way WWII was, they would __have been over in weeks and if anyone wants proof, wasn't the war with Japan shortened and saved uncountable lives and destruction on both sides if not the__dropping of the A bomb on Horoshima and Nagasaki ????__But of course, under President PAUL, GOD only knows what would have happened…__I only hope and pray the RNC doesn't get the same HOOF IN MOUTH it got with__McCain…__AMEN

  • Joshua

    Im worry about Ron. Ron, dont go hunting with Dick Chaney. I don't want him to accidentally point a shot gun at you and pull the trigger.

    • josh

      I' worried. ^ :D

  • jacob

    To all those morons ranting and raving about USA involvement with ISRAEL…

    Would any of you please tell me when in the hell has an American soldier
    shed one drop of SWEAT, let alone of BLOOD for ISRAEL ???

    Why don't you rant and rave about the billions given to PAKISTAN, EGYPT,
    JORDAN, etc,. and there is nothing there to show for all those billions.??

    Most of the financial help good old USA gives Israel is in the form of LOAN
    GUARANTEES which, contrary to SOLYANDRA's, has the string attached
    IT HAS TO BE SPENT ON AMERICAN ARMAMENTS, are most of
    it repaid by Israel

    • josh

      Are you Jewish?

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      drop of SWEAT, let alone of BLOOD for ISRAEL ???

      Friday, 7 February, 2003, 12:59 GMT Israel warns of Iraq war ‘earthquake’
      The head of the Israeli army has warned of an “earthquake, which will reshape” the Middle East if America goes to war with Iraq.

      Lieutenant-General Moshe Yaalon told an Israeli newspaper that while he expected America to launch a strike, he was more concerned about attacks by Palestinian militants than any danger posed to Israel by Iraq. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2736283.st

  • Brujo Blanco

    It is hard to believe Ron Paul is a member of the Republican Party. It is obvious that if he gets into the driver’s seat Iran will get nuclear weapons and the Jews not only in Israel but all over the mid east had better run for their lives. I also believe he would degrade the military to the point that we would not be in a position to defend ourselves from anyone. I am very concerned regarding his positions on Jews. We do not need an anti American president.

    • Josh

      The Jews have made the bed they sleep in. Every sovereign nation has the right to pursue nuclear power. Besides, that's between Israel and Iran. It would probably work better if they both stopped talking about how they want to destroy each other, and start talking about how they can benefit from each other.

  • ukant

    What world have you been living in ?.. Find another job !!

  • Cynic

    Sadly some of the comments here are making the case for the person who commented in a Czech paper in March of this year:

    ” The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him
    with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency
    than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to
    have such a man for their president. “

  • Josh

    I dont think Ron Paul is a Racist, I think he just doesn't think we should support Israel. If Israel could play nice, and stop all this talk about preemptive strikes on Iran. Maybe Israel wouldn't have so much to worry about.

    • Ennis

      "If Israel could play nice, and stop all this talk about preemptive strikes on Iran. Maybe Israel wouldn't have so much to worry about."

      I'm sorry? Last I check the Iranians are the ones who have repeatly called for the destruction of Israel, ,they say the united states is a satanic power,they been caught sponsoring death squadsand they've to the Un about their nuclear program. Who is looking for a war here?

      • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ JasonPappas

        Right!

        Let me add: Iran has repeatedly attacked Israel through its proxies. What has Israel ever done to Iran? Clearly, Iran is the aggressor.

      • Ennis

        Edit: they've lied to the EU about their nuclear program

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      Yeah, maybe Israel should roll over and play dead.

  • Maxwell

    Dude…you're obtuse. 911 boils down to this…Tom gives guns to Jill. Jill uses guns to forces Bob out of his house. Bob drives over to Toms house and punches him in the face and telss Tom exactly why, "Tom you gave gund to Jill and she stole my house! Stop giving guns to Jill!" What's Tom's retort? "You hate my freedom!" Get your head out of the sand Joseph and stop drinking the coolaid.

    • Ennis

      Wow, I don't really know what to say to that. First off, you're saying Israel would never have guns if it weren't for the US? Second You forgot to mention that Bob was using his house to harbor terrorists and as a means for smuggling in weapons through the tunnel has has under his house.
      Also none of the 9/11 hijackers were Palestinians, as a matter of fact not many members of Al qaeda are Palestinian at all.

  • crypticguise

    The picture of the female Ron Paul supporter in this article: http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/articl

    looks a lot like the MSO female leader that David Horowitz "outed" in California in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5HT0yU6L8Q

    Is it possible that sleuth Muslim Brotherhood Muslims are supporint Ron Paul? Just asking. If you compare the pictures of the two young woman you'll be astounded that they look like twins except the one in NH has a pink wig and the MSO leader in CA has her Palestinian "schmata" on.

  • colhghtsva

    Speaking of empirical behavior! I know an enlisted man who is personal chef to an Admiral in Italy. One must wonder whether there are enlisted personal maids, butlers, gardners, bartenders, handymen, etc. The Romans (of the empire) would be envious.
    The practice of the brass using enlisted personnel as personal servants must stop. It is a blatant and offensive waste of taxpayers' money. All Americans should contact (as I have) the President and their Congress persons, and encourage all of their acquaintances to voice their opposition as well.

  • mrbean

    Ron Paul – “A Complete Nutcase Conspiratorialist Quasi-Anti-Semitic Leftwing American-Hating Nutball.” who will never be president.

    • clara

      keep drinking the koolaid.

      • AL__

        says the pothead

      • mrbean

        I suppose you and the flake Ron Paul think Bush bombed the twin towers and blamed al Qaeda?

    • LibertyIL

      We’ll see you little monkey

      • mrbean

        I suppose you, clara, and the flake Ron Paul think Bush bombed the twin towers and blamed al Qaeda?

  • NAHALKIDES

    Paul's supporters are few but fanatical as we see here. Klein's article is pretty well-documented, although Paul has succeeded to a certain extent in covering up his trail by disavowing those letters. Paul would be a disaster for the Republican Party because he's not a Republican – he's sort of a one-of-a-kind RINO. He might even be a LINO – Libertarian in Name Only – and I'm not sure what the correct name is for someone with Paul's views other than "nutcase".

    Fortunately, he has zero chance of being nominated even if he wins Iowa, and we may hope that when he loses the nomination he does not attempt to mount a third-party bid for the Presidency, playing spoiler and giving Obama a second term. Let's hope that the pleas of everyone who understands the importance of defeating Obama and state sore-loser laws are enough to stop Paul from doing even more damage than he already has.

    O.K., crazy Paul supporters – go ahead and start piling on. But I have to ask, even though I don't believe you're open to reasoned argument – do you really think all the Islamist attacks on us through the 90's were somehow justified, even though we weren't "occupying" anything at the time? Oh, wait, I forgot – the Jews were "occupying" Jerusalem, just as we were "occupying" New York with the World Trade Center, and our own embassies in Africa, and that dock space in Yemen (U.S.S. Cole), so I guess we deserved the attacks.

    • RonPaulWins2012

      "Paul's supporters are few but fanatical as we see here"

      No. What you see here is several fanatical, anti-Paul, name calling commenters who use ad hominem attacks because they have no argument and nothing worthwhile to add to the discussion. They claim that Paul supporters (and Paul) are jew haters. It's hilarious really. I know of more jewish people who are voting Ron Paul than any other candidate including Obama.

      The Paul supporters who have posted comments here, have for the most part been polite and factually correct in their content. The fanatics are the anti-Paul, name calling, ad hominem attack commenters who post nonsense and idiocy. They clearly have no idea what's really going.

      Ron Paul will win 2012. Get ready for it. :)

  • RoguePatriot6

    I could never support anyone who, in anyway, justified the 9-11 attacks on this nation.

  • Fred Dawes

    70 years of BS AND AS far as our so called foreign BS We need a real leader who can keep as from the third world war and yes how is peace destructive? but understand one thing our bankers may not like that ideal of peace no money in that!

    • Ennis

      And what makes you think the United States will start the third world war?

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      Peace is not destructive, tell that to the Islamo nations

  • BS77

    Yeah, you morons, go vote for that cranky, whiney lunatic fringe Ron Paul….he will be destroyed in the general election by BHO. Get a grip and face reality.

  • clara

    Most of you either forget or don't realize the invasions/color revolutions and wars are funded by the international banking cartel and the oligarchs along with them! NOBama is surrounded by them, just google it. Auditing the non federal Federal Reserve/money laundering entity, as Dr. Paul would like is a first step to stop the looting and illegal funding.

  • http://apollospaeks.blogtownhall.com/ ApolloSpeaks

    PAUL'S WILLFUL IGNORANCE OF ISLAM

    Ron Paul's denial that 9/11 was a civilizational attack by Islamic supremacists on the US springs from his willful ignorance of 14 centuries of Moslem militancy and imperialism rooted in the lawless, power driven, murdering founder of Islam.

    And who but a lunatic and patriot from hell would want to shred the Patriot Act which kept us safe from multiple 9/11s for ten years?

    Fortunately the American electorate will deny Paul the opportunity to unleash an Islamic wave of terror across the US.

  • Beth

    In the article: "despite a disturbing report to the contrary issued last month by the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency"

    The IAEA is controlled by muslims. Why should any non-muslim believe them? Remember, the muslim's duty is to lie to 'infidels' and also to provoke war with all 'infidels'. (003.028, 004.094 and 004.095, 002.216 – just to name a few)

    So I would caution the author when considering to use the IAEA for any part of their argument.

    For the Christians I would like to share these (keeping in mind that I am a STRONG defender of Israel….and on that I am in disagreement with Ron Paul, but have confidence in the fact that there are 3 branches of government, meaning that no president gets to make their own policies 100% of the time. I don't believe Ron Paul would be able to win over all 3 branches when it comes to not protecting Israel. But to the Christians, this needs to be shared….)

    Mat 25:32 And before Him shall be gathered all nations: and He shall SEPARATE them one from another

    1Ti 5:8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house [FIRST], he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel. (On this – Ron Paul is 100% correct – speaking as a Christian)

    The U.S. Constitution is one of the greatest documents ever provided to mankind and Ron Paul gets it. Therefore – he has my vote (so far).

  • Voter 2011

    Ron Paul in the only candidate that is not an actor. The republican party is rejecting the only person that can beat Obama. I usually vote Dem, but I would vote Rep if Ron Paul was the candidate. He is the only person that respects freedom and has never changed his position.

    • mrbean

      Rona paul would guarantee the reelection of Obama fool!

    • http://apollospaeks.blogtownhall.com/ ApolloSpeaks

      You're right. Paul is not an actor. He makes no attempt to conceal his insanity.

  • Jakob

    Yes, there are concerns about Iran wanting to develop a nuclear bomb, according to wikipedia:

    "In November of 2011 the IAEA released a report stating inspectors had found credible evidence that Iran had been conducting experiments aimed at designing a nuclear bomb until 2003, and research may have continued on a lower rate since that time. IAEA Director Yukiya Amano said evidence gathered by the agency "indicates that Iran has carried out activities relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device."

    … but no direct proof.

    I think based on the history and all the errors made in regards to Iraq, we should be very cautious, as this may be war propaganda (which is Mr. Paul's point). Today 65% or more of the american people believe the Iraq war was a mistake. And it is indicated it added as much as $4 trillion of debt, so that US public debt/GDP is almost as high as countries like Italy.

    I do not think there's been much "diplomacy" and direct talks with Iran. I believe I read somewhere that only 45 minutes of direct talk with Iran the past 30 years, and there's been a lot of sanctions. This resembles Cuba very much. I believe Cuba had become a more capitalistic democracy long time ago if it wasn't for the stupid sanctions and interference that united the Cuban people against the US and kept their leaders in power for this reason.

    Paul said in the latest debate that he didn't "want" Iran to get a nuclear bomb.

    I think you are maybe distorting his positions, I looked at the article to which you referred and there's not even a direct quote for what you are saying. Maybe you'll share with me the direct quotes from what he was saying at that debate?

    Obviously Paul wants to downplay the Iranian threat due to the blowback effect and economic effect a war with Iran would cause. This does not mean he want Iran to have a nuclear weapon, even be okay with it. He said in one debate that the greatest threat to national security is the economy. Hence if US gets bankrupted by these wars or as a result end up like Greece today due to too much debt, they will not be able to defend themselves anyway.

    I should also like to mention that Paul has suggested repeatedly that Israel should be allowed to make its own decisions. When Israel attacked a nuclear reactor in Iraq in 1981 almost the entire US Congress voted to condemn the act, but Congressman Paul was one of the few Republicans who stood up and said Israel should not have to answer to America for how she defends herself.

    As I said, Israel is a rich country and can – and want – to defend itself. Paul want to cut foreign aid to Israel, yes, but also to the other muslim countries. So his policy will not make Israel weaker. And it will allow Israel to make its own agreements etc with Iran. Obviously Israel is in a better position being so close to understand these issues than some politicians in Washington that know little about Iran.

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      I couldnt care less if Paul hates Israel, I am sure Israel is USED to that. We have not had a pro-Israel prez since Reagan, who left Israel alone after the Islamo bombing of the Marine barracks in Lebanon

  • Stephen_Brady

    I thought I would wait a while, before responding, and allow the Paulbots to reveal who they are, what they believe, and why they believe it. Doing this is the best way to bring down Dr. Paul. The more the American people hear of him and his ideas, the more radical he becomes, in their eyes.

  • TL Winslow

    A U.S. presidential candidate who isn't a staunch supporter of Israel is a non-starter, but he can sure help derail one who is by a strong third party vote-sapping campaign. That's why Ron Paul is dangerous. I hope the American people don't keep falling for his white-is-black views that make the U.S. the enemy and Islam the good guy, which are far to the left even of Obama. Poor outnumbered surrounded Israel is the focal point of Islam's world jihad, and if it goes, the U.S. will be next, which is why we have to make our stand there. Unfortunately a final war on Israel will likely drag every nation on Earth into it, and the Pauls will be forgotten or only remembered as clueless. Paul doesn't even get that there are no such things as Palestinians, like Newt tried to explain to him. Visit my Historyscoper site for free historical courses on Islam, Israel, and Obama.

    • Quinterius

      "Poor little surrounded Israel." My heat bleed for this greatest terrorist country in the world. Israel has become the Nazi Germany of the Middle East. It assassinates and kills anybody that it wants and bombs anything that moves. Israel is an utterly barbaric and apartheid society. Let's say Palestinians are a new people. Well, how old are Americans? The US didn't even exist three hundred years ago. So, we should let China come and take over the US. You talk utter nonsense.

  • Brain

    Is isolationism really that bad for America. We should stop diddling other countries with our military and let them be. These countries need to survive on their own merit and if they collapse and fall into Anarchy and have a second stone age so be it. Did the fall of Somalia really affect us, if we drilled our own oil an arab winter wouldn't affect us in the least. And as for Iran having a nuke, let them have it. If they're stupid enough to use it Israel will wipe them off the face of the Earth and maybe a couple other sand boxes as well…problem solved.

    • http://callofthepatriot.blogspot.com HermitLion

      Of course isolationism isn't bad for America, the same way that sticking your head in the sand isn't bad for an ostrich, when a tank is racing its way.

      • Quinterius

        What tank is going to hit you? Do you mean that Iran is going to come all the way here and attack us? Are you crazy? How long have you had this problem?

  • Quinterius

    Mr. Klein says, "Rep. Ron Paul believes the United States is a greedy, militaristic empire that brought 9/11 upon itself." That is precisely the truth. What part of it does Mr. Klein not understand? The US has started numerous wars since WWII. The US and Israel are the most hated countries in the world according to a BBC survey of 27 countries around the world. They are also the biggest terrorist countries in the world. The US claims that Iran sponsors terrorists. In fact, it is the US that sponsors numerous terrorists around the world. The US created the Al Qaeda during the Soviet invasion of the Afghanistan and it still supports the Jundullah, PJAK and MKO terrorists who have committed numerous acts of terror against Iran.

    Does Mr. Klein really believe that they attacked us in 9/11 because they "hate our freedoms?" Really? As Ron Paul has said, why didn't they attack Switzerland or Sweden which are even more free than the US? This Bush-talk is simply stupid.

    Iran is no threat to anyone. Israel has hundreds of nukes and the US has thousands. Yet, this two bullies want to prevent Iran from even having a peaceful nuclear program. It is the height of hypocrisy.

    The recent IAEA report on Iran was a piece of garbage that was based on documents that are known forgeries. The Russian ambassador to the UN said that there is nothing new in it. He also said that it is just a propaganda document.

    Ron Paul is the only presidential candidate who has a valid approach to foreign policy. The rest are all lackeys of Israel and care nothing about the well-being of the US. Similarly, almost the entire Congress considers the well-being Israelis far above that of Americans. It is really pathetic to see how Israel completely controls the US foreign policy.

    • Joseph Klein

      I guess Quinterius missed this report about an Islamist terrorist bombing in Sweden ; http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/12/world/europe/12

      Quoting a Russian diplomat calling the IAEA report a propaganda document is somehow supposed to buttress the Ron Paul fans' case against the facts laid out in detail in the report, which I would doubt highly they ever took the time to read for themselves? How pathetic.

      The rest of Quinterius' rant repeating his idol's defense of Iran etc. is not worth responding to.

      • Quinterius

        Joseph, if you follow your link about the Swedish bombing you will see that it was in response to anti-Islamic cartoons. People do not bomb others because of some abstract notion that they hate our freedoms. Just as the Swedish bombing was in response to a specific action, similarly, 9/11 was in response to our support for your darling Israel and the presence of US forces in Saudi Arabia.

        OK, you don't want to take the word of the Russian ambassador about the IAEA report. Have you read it yourself? Do you know what it says? Do you know what documents it is based on? Do you know about the so-called "alleged studies?" Do you know how they popped up and who probably wrote them? Do you know that El Baradei had them for years and he never considered them to be credible?

        You don't want to respond to my comments because you seem to know almost nothing about Iran. I don't see why you are writing about Iran. So, do you still think that Iran is threatening to "wipe out Israel?" Have you been asleep for the last six years?

        By the way, do you know about the 2007 and 2011 NIEs which said that Iran has no nuclear weapons program? But, if you don't want to believe them, then why are we spending hundreds of billion dollars every year on the the 16 US intelligence agencies that generated the NIEs? Do you mean that they all conspired with Iran to support Iran's nuclear program? If so, you are then being ridiculous.

        Please note that I know a lot about this subject. So, please don't try any games with me. You don't have a case and you are just repeating what you probably heard on Fox News. You may be a "Harvard-trained lawyer," but you don't seem to know anything about the Middle East other than your devotion to Israel.

    • Ennis

      "The US created the Al Qaeda during the Soviet invasion of the Afghanistan"

      Sigh this really is a lie that I'm so sick of hearing from you people. Ok the CIA trained absolutely no one in Afghanistan, or in neighboring Pakistan, neither in the tactics of terror or even in how to use the Stinger missiles provided to the Afghans.

      The entire CIA effort in Afghanistan was more logistical than operational. Vince Cannistraro, the National Security Council staff director who headed up coordination of policy for Afghanistan in the mid-1980’s told author Peter Bergen that there were only six CIA employees in Pakistan at any given time – and none actually in Afghanistan – and that they were administrators rather than field officers. Bergen also reports that CIA officials only rarely met with leaders of the Afghan resistance, and never with the Arabs who came to the jihad. This is not to imply that U.S. officials never met with Afghan leaders. They did. There were plenty of photo opportunities to be had, and elected and high level bureaucrats often took advantage of them. But to believe that, say a Congressional staff member went to Afghanistan to train resistance warriors, much less terrorists would be pushing the bounds of possibility.

      What the CIA did, in reality, was buy weapons, ammunition, and supplies, in vast quantities. The Pakistani intelligence agency, the ISI, distributed the weapons and supplies once the Americans delivered them. This was a fundamental rule of Pakistani policy according to Brigadier Mohammed Yousaf, who ran the ISI operation in Afghanistan between 1983 and 1989: No American was to come into contact with the mujahedeen and no American was to be involved in the distribution of arms or supplies once they arrived in Pakistan. So far as the Arabs who went to the jihad, such as Bin Laden, were concerned, there was even less contact between them and the Americans. The Arabs had their own sources of funding and support, and no need of the Americans at all.

      What training was provided was provided by Pakistan and likely did include terror tactics. The Pakistani’s were no strangers to terrorist activities. They had been supporting terrorism, mainly in the Kashmir region of India, since the 1970’s[2]. The Pakistani’s directed the bulk of American-financed support to the Afghan groups that were the most extremist, the most Islamist, the most violent. These groups were reported by the Pakistani’s to also be the most effective, although those claims are questionable. The group, which received the highest percentage of aid, as well as the most support from Arab sources, was the Hizb party, which was headed by a Muslim fanatic named Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, who was a Pakistani agent from long before the jihad began.

      There were more moderate Afghan commanders available, but they were not trusted so much by Pakistan, and therefore weren’t seen as reliable by the Americans. Perhaps the biggest mistake the U.S. made in the Afghan operation was in not taking greater account of who the Pakistani’s were paying with our tax dollars. However, the ISI was seen as being more familiar with the situation “on the ground” and was allowed to run the show. If the CIA had taken a stronger hand in determining the allocation of support, it was likely that the ISI would have stopped funneling any support to the Afghans. Alright?

      "Iran is no threat to anyone."

      Last I checked they've been caught sponsoring death squads, they've repeatly called for another Un member to be physically removed from the face of the earth and constantly call for death against America.

      "if you follow your link about the Swedish bombing you will see that it was in response to anti-Islamic cartoons. People do not bomb others because of some abstract notion that they hate our freedoms. Just as the Swedish bombing was in response to a specific action"

      You've actually contradicted yourself in that sentence there, wanna know why Sweden got bombed? Because (get this) of their FREEDOM of speech.

  • Joe

    I quit reading and knew the article was a joke after the first sentence.

    Although I certainly wasn't surprised based on the title.

    • mrbean

      I guess for you it went something like Butthead….. "Words…. ahhh errrrr… words…. so samn many words,,, this sucks… errr ahhh..

  • Datan_ds

    It is enevitable anyway. Most of Ron Paul's desired goals will be achieved due to our own debt crisis. At $15T, how much longer can we sustain the borrowing? At some point, you end up like Greece and you are then unable to support your allies even if you want to.

    As a kid, I grew up in the early 60s during the Vietnam war. All of the establishment and talking heads told us we had to fight in Vietnam to "contain communism". People used to say (until the late 1980s), that once a country goes communist, they never go back, so that is why it must be contained. We now know that that was all BS, because all communist countries eventually go back to other forms of government. Many more people (on both sides) could have died in Vietnam if we did not walk away.

    In 2001, all of the establishment and talking heads told us we had to invade Iraq to stop their Weapons of Mass Destruction. We now know that that was all BS because we could not find any WMD in the country. Am I the only one who remembers these things?

    • mrbean

      "all communist countries eventually go back to other forms of government" Another useful idiot of leftists that is a product of a 60's progressive education. Go to China or North Korea fool.

      Pol Pot and his Communist Khmer Rouge managed to kill off, depending how you count and calculate, somewhere between 20% – 40% of their fellow countrymen. So we’re talking about 1.8 to 3 million people and the NVA Communists managed after the US Democrat Congress cowardly abandoned South Vietnam to kill 1.5 million South Vietnamese in the purges and reeducation camps after the fall of Saigon in 1975.

  • AL__

    wrong paul is a disgusting kook

  • AL__

    The wrong paul brown shirts are the cockroaches of the internet.

  • fisherKing

    Ron Paul's feeble monomania pollutes every decision he makes except the ones which might cost him his power or money. His ideology of blame government for everything leads to decisions based upon self vindication and not by what works best in reality.

    Compare this to George Washington, who listened objectively and would often put his own ego aside to defer to experts like Alexander Hamilton, who understood foreign arch-monsters would obliterate America if it were not for a strong, not big, central government managing military affairs and guaranteeing currency by lending money to other banks.

    What do the abolish the Fed advocates think should take the place of a fiat currency? Gold, a barbarian relic, leading to bartering sugar and commodity instability?

    I do understand desperation. "If you're not a rebel in your 20s you have no heart…"

    "…and if you're not establishment by your 30s you have no brain.". Do you really think limiting yourselves to the 1800s is a good idea?

  • mike

    not a big surprise if Iowa votes for him, after all Iowa stands for:

    I diots
    O ut
    W andering
    A imllessly

    • fisherKing

      Don't forget about half of his voters in Iowa are not Republicans, including a lot of Democrats who are voting for the worst electable.

  • Ghostwriter

    I've been hearing a lot about Ron Paul. I doubt that he's going to the White House. From what I've heard of him,he's an isolationist who doesn't care what happens to the rest of the world. Also,his anti-semitism and racist newsletters are also a concern. Paul would let Israel be destroyed and pave the way for a second Holocaust simply because he doesn't think Jews are worth protecting. He lives in a fantasy world a lot like Obama does. America needs someone who's living in the real world,not a fantasy land that President Obama and Ron Paul live in.
    And for those foreigners who support Ron Paul,when some lunatic dictator decides to invade or destroy your country,don't look to Ron Paul to save your bacon. He doesn't care about anyone,other than himself.

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      Ghost:
      I dont give a rats a$$ if Paul likes Jews or not, its the fact that people PRETEND to like them.
      I would prefer people saying "I hate the f'n Jews"

      I have issues with his repeal of DADT, and 'ending the war on drugs' by legalizing drugs.

      I already know he hates Israel, Reagan was none too fond of Israel as well, but he left them alone..

  • James

    Klein, Klein, Klein.

    Why place Israel over the US? Why place Jews over US citizens.

    Your opinion is skewed, biased, and outright RACIST. You believe Jews are worth more and attack a man who says that everyone has equal rights.

    Wouldnt it have been better to share Israel with the Palestinians than to have rockets raining down every single day?

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      'Why place Israel over the US? Why place Jews over US citizens. '

      You are not a Christian.
      GOD puts Israel first, you got that?
      And Ron Paul is a LASTER, allowing 'gays' to serve openly in the military first before MEN soldiers with his repeal of DADT

      Whahhhhhh, 'you believe Jews are worth more, whahhhh'

      Meaning, I hate you Jews that care about other Jews.

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      James, you are a little metro queer boy.

    • Stephen_Brady

      "Why place Israel over the US? Why place Jews over US citizens."

      The proper second sentence, in the quote above, is, "Why place Israelis over US citizens?"

      Your decision to use "Jews" instead of "Israelis" says quite a bit about you …

  • Passer by

    Ron Paul is the same fool as some european governments, since he never adressed the issue of islamic emigration. Many european countries followed Paul's advise, (although due to fear of Islam, caused by the 1973 Oil Embargo, not due to isolationism) and became more hostile to Israel, rejected the Iraq war, blocked sanctions against Iran (Germany for example), etc. But keeping their heads low did not save them from the issue of Islam simply because they allowed islamic emigration.
    So today there is specific islamic terrorism in Europe that has nothing to do with foreign policy and attacks even "neutral" states like Sweden. The aim of this islamic terrorism is to eliminate free speech and critisism of Islam. So european embassies were targeted across the Islamic world because of Muhammad cartoons, a suicide bomber blew himself up in Sweden, there were many plots against cartoonists, film director Theo van Gog was killed, etc.

  • NadePaulKuciGravMcKi

    US interests come before Israeli interests
    witness the
    bloodthirsty hatred of the AIPAC Neocons

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      God is an Israel firster.
      Deal with it.

    • AL__

      Are you high all the time?

  • AL__

    Ron Paul and Mrs. Paul were watching TV. Mrs. Paul said, “I’d REALLY like some ice cream.” Ron Paul says, “I’ll get it for you.” Ron Paul checks the freezer but finds no ice cream. He tells his Mrs. Paul, “I’ll go get some ice cream. What kind do you want?” Mrs. Paul says, “As long as you are going out, get me an ice cream sundae. I want vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, whipped cream and a cherry on top.” Ron Paul says, “OK, I’ll go get it.” Mrs. Paul says, “Ron, you better write it down, you KNOW how forgetful your dementia makes you.” Ron Paul says, “NONSENSE! I can remember it.” And he leaves.

    1 hour later, he FINALLY comes home and hands Mrs. Paul a paper bag. Mrs. Paul opens the bag and finds a ham sandwich. Mrs. Paul says, “I told you that you would forget what I wanted, there is no mustard on this sandwich!”
    Larry thompson

  • http://www.western-civilisation.com CrossofMalta

    Have to love the Paulite cult – any posting about Paul brings the Trogs out of their caves and onto the Net to post pro Paul gibberish and nonsense about Libertarian 'freedom' and the fantasy of 'peace'. Paul is a dunce who probably thinks that Hitler was a great German nationalist, Communist Russia a splendid civilisation, and Islam the peaceful embodiment of Jew-hating theology……He and his cult are an embarrassment. Obama the clowna is a 100 times better than Paul….

  • RonPaulWins2012

    NAHALKIDES: "Paul's supporters are few but fanatical as we see here"

    No. What you see here is several fanatical, anti-Paul, name calling commenters who use ad hominem attacks because they have no argument and nothing worthwhile to add to the discussion. They claim that Paul supporters (and Paul) are jew haters. It's hilarious really. I know of more jewish people who are voting Ron Paul than any other candidate including Obama.

    The Paul supporters who have posted comments here, have for the most part been polite and factually correct in their content. The fanatics are the anti-Paul, name calling, ad hominem commenters who post nonsense and idiocy. They clearly have no idea what's really going on.

    Ron Paul will win 2012. Get ready for it. :)

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      Rabbi Kahane:

      "One thing we can learn from history, is that Jews never learn from history"

      There is your answer for Jewish Paul supporters, the same who voted B. hussein Obama

      • RonPaulWins2012

        So basically what you're saying is that jews are stupid if they don't agree with other jews? You know how stupid that sounds, right? [laughs]

        Ron Paul will win 2012. Get ready for it. :)

        • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

          I told you the truth.
          Most Jews in America, historically, love voting in people that hate them.
          (Not me, not sane Jews here)
          Ru Paul hates Jews.

        • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

          I also 100% guarantee that YOU will also vote in Obama.
          Most Paulans will

  • Frank Denver

    Let me explain it for you since you are having problems figuring it out. We go into these countries and kill innocent people for two reasons. To establish another bankster controlled central bank (do your homework). And, to allow our multinational corporations to have a new market to penetrate. FYI, those billions we spend on war are to help the multinationals grow their businesses overseas. Then they get upset that they have to pay taxes should they wish to re-patriot (sorry bring back into the US) that money. Money they earned because we spent our tax money on wars so they can have new markets to enter. Do you get it now? That is the way of our Corporatist Government.

  • Amused

    Oh Paulians ..WAKE UP ! Even if by some cosmic mistake Paul wins the Republican nomination , he will get shredded against Obama , due to his racism that will be exposed from past statements and letters , his isolationist policies , his bias ..YES bias against Israel , his brushing off of Iran as a non-threat . His remarks about 9/11 , his tendency to embrace Trufers , all this is simply being held back , should he get the nomination .
    Paul 2012 ? Good luck with that.

    • RonPaulWins2012

      [1] Ron Paul will pardon all non-white US citizens ever convicted of nonviolent drug crime.
      [2] Ron Paul will end the War on Drugs (which is really a war on minorities).
      [2] Ron Paul will end the war on terror (which is essentially a war on non-whites).
      [3] Ron Paul will end all foreign wars (completely stopping the killing of said non-whites).
      [4] Ron Paul is against racial profiling of muslims as terrorists.
      [5] Ron Paul voted Yes for MLK Day holiday.
      [6] Ron Paul has the support of NAACP leaders who say [he's] not racist.
      [7] Ron Paul is the most favorable GOP candidate amongst non-white voters, says a recent CNN poll.
      [8] Ron Paul has stated that 3 of his heros are MLK, Rosa Parks, and Ghandi.

      Sounds like a racist.

      You should also watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY01Lpg5kqw

      And also read this: http://www.dailypaul.com/195717/breaking-even-mor

      Non-intervention was the word you meant, not Isolationist. Because Ron Paul wants free trade, free travel and diplomacy with all nations. He has no bias against Israel and jewish people. Iran isn't a serious threat: Iran = 0 nuclear weapons. Israel = 200+ nuclear weapons. No contest. No threat. His remark about 9/11 was quoted from the 9/11 report, the CIA and logical thinking. Israeli jewish leaders embrace Bush and Obama; Bush and Obama embrace Saudi leaders; Saudi leaders have disdain for Israel; Saudi leaders are connected to the funding of 9/11; Osama was Saudi; jewish people were killed on 9/11: If you support Bush and Obama you hate jewish people and Israel.

      Ron Paul will win 2012. Get ready for it. :)

      • Amused

        Paulian Propaganda Memes …..I didn't support Bush , I don't support Obama ,and I don't support white supremacist, trufer ,conspiracy theorists like Paul andf his equally deranged son . If pauls wins anything , it would be the "confused Republican " nomination, which is not based on anything other than getting rid of Obama …..aside from than that they've got NOTHING .A Pasul nomination will ensure a Democrat win . Keep dreaming .

  • Lightning Jack

    While one can agree with Ron Paul on some of his domestic/ economic policy positions, his foreign policy philosophy is unworkable and will only further embolden the dictators and terrorist of the world making it a less stable, or a more dangerous place.

    • RonPaulWins2012

      The US military (who are currently fighting as part of US foreign policy) disagree with you. They agree with Ron Paul's foreign policy:

      Ron Paul receives more money from US military personel than OBAMA and ALL other GOP candidates receive COMBINED. Ron Paul receives more than 3 TIMES as much as all other GOP candidates COMBINED.

      Now say the US military (Army, Navy & Marines) are wrong about foreign policy. I dare you.

      Ron Paul will win 2012. Get ready for it. :)

  • RonPaulWins2012

    [1] Ron Paul will pardon all non-white US citizens ever convicted of nonviolent drug crime.
    [2] Ron Paul will end the War on Drugs (which is really a war on minorities).
    [2] Ron Paul will end the war on terror (which is essentially a war on non-whites).
    [3] Ron Paul will end all foreign wars (completely stopping the killing of said non-whites).
    [4] Ron Paul is against racial profiling of muslims as terrorists.
    [5] Ron Paul voted Yes for MLK Day holiday.
    [6] Ron Paul has the support of NAACP leaders who say [he's] not racist.
    [7] Ron Paul is the most favorable GOP candidate amongst non-white voters, says a recent CNN poll.
    [8] Ron Paul has stated that 3 of his heros are MLK, Rosa Parks, and Ghandi.

    Sounds like a racist.

    You should also watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY01Lpg5kqw

    And also read this: http://www.dailypaul.com/195717/breaking-even-mor

    Non-intervention was the word you meant, not Isolationist. Because Ron Paul wants free trade, free travel and diplomacy with all nations. He has no bias against Israel and jewish people. Iran isn't a serious threat: Iran = 0 nuclear weapons. Israel = 200+ nuclear weapons. No contest. No threat. His remark about 9/11 was quoted from the 9/11 report, the CIA and logical thinking. Israeli jewish leaders embrace Bush and Obama; Bush and Obama embrace Saudi leaders; Saudi leaders have disdain for Israel; Saudi leaders are connected to the funding of 9/11; Osama was Saudi; jewish people were killed on 9/11: If you support Bush and Obama you hate jewish people and Israel.

    Ron Paul will win 2012. Get ready for it. :)

    • Stephen_Brady

      No, he won't win, young man.

      Indeed, when he loses the race for the GOP nomination, his dedicated little robots will vote early and often and give him the nomination of America Elects, which will be on all 50 state ballots.

      When that happens, Obama gets four more years.

      The only good news from all this: It's Dr. Paul's last campaign for president …

    • Jakareh

      [4] Ron Paul is against racial profiling of muslims as terrorists.

      Yeah, that makes sense. After all, Quakers and Shintoists are just as likely to be wearing underpants made of C4 as Muslims.

      [8] Ron Paul has stated that 3 of his heros are MLK, Rosa Parks, and Ghandi [sic].

      Then why was he the only one to vote against giving Rosa Parks the Congressional Gold Medal? Maybe he wanted to give her one made of unobtainium.

  • RonPaulWins2012

    Lightning Jack: "his foreign policy philosophy is unworkable"

    The US military (who are currently fighting as part of US foreign policy) disagree with you. They agree with Ron Paul's foreign policy:

    Ron Paul receives more money from US military personel than OBAMA and ALL other GOP candidates receive COMBINED. Ron Paul receives more than 3 TIMES as much as all other GOP candidates COMBINED.

    Now say the US military (Army, Navy & Marines) are wrong about foreign policy. I dare you.

    Ron Paul will win 2012. Get ready for it. :)

  • RonPaulWins2012

    mah29001: "Philip Giraldi as his 2008 foreign policy adviser? He works with Palestinian front groups and pushes anti-Israel conspiracy theories"

    I had no idea who that is. I wiki'd the guy:

    "Philip Giraldi is a former counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and a columnist and television commentator who is the Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, a group that advocates for more even handed policies by the U.S. government in the Middle East. He earned a Bachelor of Arts with Honors from the University of Chicago and a MA and a Ph.D from the University of London in European History. Giraldi served the CIA for eighteen years in Turkey, Italy, Germany, and Spain and speaks those nations' languages."

    You think it's strange Ron Paul would have a former counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer of the CIA who states he wants a more fair middle east foreign policy as somehow being wrong? Are you sane?

    Please post links to the conspiracy theories of Giraldi.

    Ron Paul will win 2012. Get ready for it. :)

  • Touchstone

    The army of Paulistinians must have received instructions to bombard enemy websites with pro-Paul propaganda. These fanatics sure have PLENTY of time on their hands! The fact is, Ron Paul is an incoherent, crotchety old man who's deteriorating intellectually and energizing ugly forces of intolerance and hatred, like Stormfront. As for his loyal zealots, they're either wolves in sheep's clothing, or just plain old wolves. Either way, LOOK OUT.

    Ron Paul (in the dustbin of history) 2012! Yeah!

    • Stephen_Brady

      Amen, brother!

  • Amused

    Paul's already gone on record with enough ridiculous statements , which if nominated will come back to bite in right in the butt .These are NOT misquotes or things taken out of context . Paulwill be left in a state of stuttering denial and memory lapses . Stick around and watch the show.

  • Flowerknife_us

    Why would Ron Paul want to run the Presidency of a Country he believes is directly involved in the 9/11 attacks. Rons pal Alex Jones makes no bones about his belief that 9/11 was an inside job.

  • Lisa_H

    This is what John Bolton had to say about Ron Paul when interviewed by Mark Steyn on Fox last night:
    That’s why I think the debate on the Republican side is so important. And why when I see, I have to be candid, a candidate like Ron Paul whose foreign policy is if anything is worse than the Obama administration apparently leading in Iowa according to some polls, it just gives me great concern. …

    But I guess I’d say to people who look at Ron Paul and have some measure of support for his domestic policies on the libertarian side, I’d have to say look, I consider myself pretty libertarian but you cannot live in fantasy land. The rest of the world is not going to leave us alone and we need a Commander-in-Chief who understands that. A Ron Paul president would simply not address the challenges we face.

    So if you’re thinking about Ron Paul because of his domestic issues, think again and look at virtually any of the other candidates and consider how they would be as Commander-in-Chief. That’s the president’s first duty, defending the country.

    Amen.

  • richard

    both ron paul, & obama need to be gone.

  • Amused

    lol….and the republicans will do anything , including nominating the former in order to get rid of the latter .

  • Jakareh

    I am a practicing Catholic and strongly against gay "marriage", abortion, just about anything the current administration is for. Yet, if by some calamity, Ron Paul were to win the Republican nomination, I would go down to my polling place on November 6 and cast a vote for Barack Hussein Obama.

    Ron Paul is insane. And his insanity is most clearly attested by his attitude toward Islamic radicals. He ignores the fact that Muslims have been waging jihad against the Western world for 1,400 years, ever since Muhammad started making up stories about being choked by angels and jumping over mountains on a donkey-mule hybrid.

    Paul is also the most dishonest man to ever run for president. His ridiculous, literally incredible explanation about the newsletters from which he profited so handsomely justifies that statement. I will say it again: Paul is a liar, and so are most who say they believe him. The few who actually do are idiots.

    As to the article, despite the pro-Paul know-nothings calling it "ugly" and the like, it is entirely factual, therefore entirely fair. They resort to name-calling because they have no legitimate way to defend the appalling man they have chosen to follow.

    • RonPaulWins2012

      Jakareh: "Yeah, that makes sense. After all, Quakers and Shintoists are just as likely to be wearing underpants made of C4 as Muslims."

      I think that you should read this: http://haskellfamily.blogspot.com/2011/09/colossa… and this http://haskellfamily.blogspot.com/2011/10/closer-

      Jakareh: "Then why was he the only one to vote against giving Rosa Parks the Congressional Gold Medal?"

      I think for the same reason he votes against a lot of things: he doesn't want the US citizens being taxed to pay for it. In fact, that was his reason:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=&v=cs-0AXWV8s

      Ron Paul will win 2012. Get ready for it. :)

      • Jakareh

        >>I think that you should read this: http://haskellfamily.blogspot.com/2011/09/colossa…. and this http://haskellfamily.blogspot.com/2011/10/closer-….

        Oh, I see. The 1,400 years of jihad have been a hoax. Muhammad never massacred the Jews of Khaybar. The Muslims did not conquer Egypt in 639, Spain in 711, or Constantinople in 1453. They never invaded France on the way to taking all of Europe. The Barbary Pirates enslaving Americans… psshh, it was all b.s. They just went ashore to chase after the hot Libyan girls–you know sailors! My Armenian great grandmother lied; the Turks never sent everybody in her town to die of thirst in the Syrian Desert.

        Yeah, the CIA did 9/11! The Mossad pitched in, just to join in the fun. The Madrid train bombings? Staged! Same for the London ones. And, of course, the Underwear Bomber was a "false flag operation". Some guy says so–right in your link.

        I'm convinced: Islam really is the Religion of Peace™. Oh, wait… I got it! Islam doesn't actually exist! It's all been a joint CIA-FBI-ATF-Pentagon-Mossad-KGB-Trilateral Commission-Bilderberg-MI6 operation from the beginning! How could I have been so blind?! Muhammad was an agent and so was my great grandmother–naughty old girl!

        Go Ron Paul! R3VO_|ution!

  • classicalastrologer

    David, I am quite perplexed as to why you would publish this nonsense. Demonizing the only candidate who stands for anything worthy of election is deeply dysfunctional. Have you considered the alternatives ??? Ron Paul is the best friend you could have, unless endless wars based mostly on economic interests of the extreme rich suits you. Someone finally called the US on the Military Industrial Complex and its penchant for manufacturing consent while duping us into thinking we have countless enemies. Under a President Ron Paul, America would be in a far better position to significantly reduce the existential threat to Israel

  • RonPaulWins2012

    Jakareh: "Yeah, that makes sense. After all, Quakers and Shintoists are just as likely to be wearing underpants made of C4 as Muslims."

    I think that you should read this: http://haskellfamily.blogspot.com/2011/09/colossa… and this http://haskellfamily.blogspot.com/2011/10/closer-

    Jakareh: "Then why was he the only one to vote against giving Rosa Parks the Congressional Gold Medal?"

    I think for the same reason he votes against a lot of things: he doesn't want the US citizens being taxed to pay for it. In fact, that was his reason:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=&v=cs-0AXWV8s

    Ron Paul will win 2012. Get ready for it. :)

  • Jakareh

    I am a practicing Catholic and strongly against gay "marriage", abortion, just about anything the current administration is for. Yet, if by some calamity, Ron Paul were to win the Republican nomination, I would go down to my polling place on November 6 and cast a vote for Barack Hussein Obama.

    • Dave Head

      Isolationist?
      .
      No. Founding Father
      .
      “Observe good faith and justice toward all….. Permanent, inveterate antipathies against particular nations [Iran], and passionate attachments for others [Israel], should be excluded. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.” – George Washington
      .

      • Dave Head

        When have we EVER tried set-aside the killing, and open our arms in friendship?

        Not any time in the last 60 years. The reason “they” kill us, is because we’ve been killing them ever since the end of WW2. IMAGINE IF there were a foreign occupying force in Texas. How would we react?.

        VIDEO – http://youtu.be/wjKGfU3tWvk

        Weapons & Defense Engineer

  • Arnie

    This article is unbalanced and removes Paul's rationale from these policy positions the author quotes. When Ron Paul makes a claim or stakes a position, there is usually a good reason for it–not that i agree with all his positions–but this author is typical of those who master in the use of the sound-bite to manipulate opinion. As a Christian I believe as a nation we will do well to support Israel.

  • Justin

    I now support Ron Paul more after reading this article. So much insight to his common sense stand points.

  • Guest

    They think that Ron Pauls Foreign policy is destructive because, if their is no war, no proffits, and they will go out of business…… RP 2012

  • RonPaulWins2012

    at Jakareh

    Anyone reading your reply would quickly realise I said nothing about 9/11, Madrid, 7/7, etc. in my above reply to you. Nice attempt at deflection.

    Jakareh: "the Underwear Bomber was a "false flag operation". Some guy says so–right in your link."

    Yes. The guy's name is Kurt Haskell, he's a lawyer from Michigan. He and his wife were passengers on that flight, he is an eyewitness to before, during and after the incident. If you were an honest person who's researched that incident, read Kurt Haskell's blog posts (including the links I posted) and mainstream news articles, I doubt you would have wrote your reply as you did. Anyway.

    Ron Paul will win 2012. Get ready. for ir. :)

  • liz levesque

    Hello Ron Paul Supporters: Here is a big FYI: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_conquests. this is a link to wikipedia about the Arab Conquests. You see, since 634 AD the Arabs have been militarized all over the world. Remember "Barbary Pirates" in school? they have raped and pillaged their way around the world long before Israel had statehood in 1948. What would account for all of this? American military intervention? Let's see: America became a military in what year? Let's just say 1776. So, the Arabs were well into their conquests and wars long before America existed. And, since their Koran demands they "make" the world Muslim you can be sure that this is their agenda, as it has always been since 634 AD. Paul's isolationist or non-interventionist policies will not stop the Islamisation that has been underway since the 7th century. I suggest you pick up a bunch of books. This problem is not going away even if Paul becomes president or we pull all our military out of the Middle East. Obama tried diplomacy with the Middle EAst. How is that going? I wish it was that easy to just remove all our military but unfortunately Radical Islamic Jihadist's have vowed to get us anywhere, on our own soil, etc. No hiding our heads in the sand. No going back. We have to face the world as it is not as we "politic" it might be. No amount of "rah, rah, Ron Paul" will solve this problem.

    • Dave Head

      Clearly the solution is to drop Nukes on the Mideast and exterminate the Arab / Muslim race completely.

      I support your cause Liz Adolf Levesgue.

      OR: We could listen to this man: “Observe good faith and justice toward all….. Permanent, inveterate antipathies against particular nations [Iran], and passionate attachments for others [Israel], should be excluded. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.” – George Washington

      Isolationist?
      .
      No. Founding Father
      .
      Please take time to read the rest of Washington’s Farewell Address. Washington, like Paul, supported a strong DEFENSE of the homeland not sending-out ships like the British Empire.

      Paul’s plan is to put 4 aircraft carriers on the east, and 4 on the west, plus thousands of support ships. Any nation stupid enough to attack us would be blown out of the sky before they had a chance.

      He is STRONG on foreign policy. Not weak

      Weapons & Defense Engineer
      .

    • Dave Head

      >>>”Obama tried diplomacy with the Middle East.”

      When was this? During the bombing of Yemen? Or during the bombing of Syria? Or maybe earlier when Obama was bombing Iraq? Or perhaps even earlier when Clinton spent most of the 90s bombing and killing Arabs? Or was it the 70s and 80s when we were killing Iraqis?

      When have we EVER tried Jesus admonishment to set-aside the killing, and open our arms in friendship?

      Not any time in the last 60 years. The reason “they” kill us, is because we’ve been killing them ever since the end of WW2. IMAGINE IF there were a foreign occupying force in Texas. How would we react?.

      VIDEO – http://youtu.be/wjKGfU3tWvk
      .

  • Paulista

    Ron Paul haters are nut jobs! Anyone who can't see that he can never be any worse than any of the imperialistic fraud steer thugs running the system today is a fool! Go Ron Paul!

    • Paulista

      *fraudster – stupid iPad spell-check!

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  • Tukadoodle

    Yep, Libertarians also demand Liberation from America no different than our ” social” democrats. Ron’s many racist/Antisemitic Newsletters prove this yet they get a pass. Yep, the Koch Bro’s are anti American and purposely defeat GOP wins as their goal. Nothing but KKK/back woods hicks by another Uber sick Dr. killing babies as his sideline income. Yep, like all drug dealers Koch donates to charaties just like Pablo Escobar. Yep, like democrats they want drugs for votes with old Ron only passing one minor Bill in 40+ years. Paul,Jeb, Christy are nothing but NWO/GOP’s trying to keep raping our kids by the perverts,Pedophiles, degenerates they truly are. Yep, Common Core/Porn is just one along with their loud/proud NAMBLA Pedophile as our very first/illegal Safe Schools Czar now ” wanted by the FBI going on 5 years. Yep, they want to destroy Israel and us many million Drop of Blood Jews…Once Again. I’m sad/disappointed that this 2011 article doesn’t have even one comment…..

  • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

    "Ron Paul puts America first."

    No, he does not.
    IF he did, he would bless Israel, not curse it.

    The Liberty is an old propaganda point that left wing Paulans use, without questioning 1. WHY we were in the middle of a war that was none of our biz, 2. that we were not an ally with Israel until 1979. 3. That GOD is real and if we CURSE Israel, we sill suffer death. (Re. USS Liberty)

  • intrcptr2

    So does that meant we should stop buying bullets for our M-4 arsenal from them, too?

  • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

    They ARE fascists!

  • RonPaulWins2012

    The funniest thing about your comment is that you purposely left out the important fact that Ron Paul will cut ALL foreign aid.

    Ron Paul will win 2012. Get ready for it. :)

  • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

    Clinton did nothing in the 1990's.
    Refute that.

    He did ZERO.
    REFUTE IT!!!!

  • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

    We got attacked OVER AND OVER in the 1990's overseas, the last blast in 2000, with the USS Cole.
    You are a man, and its unbelievable that a man can be idiotic.

  • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

    Mah: You know, like I do that Paulans care about Fakestine FIRST.

  • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

    RP:
    Why is RU Paul for 'gays' serving openly in the US Military?
    Knowing that Muslims hang 'gays.'?

  • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

    Right Mah, 1.2 BILLION USD has went to the Fakestinians since the coronation of BHO- plus 1.6 billion annually 3 years since he has occupied the W.H.
    He also sold Israel defective bunker busters.

  • Quinterius

    Do you know how to talk without insulting people? You are certainly no lady. You are totally irrational. It is useless to try to talk to you. Why don't go to Israel and leave us alone.

  • Dave Head

    Isolationist?
    .
    No. Founding Father
    .
    “Observe good faith and justice toward all….. Permanent, inveterate antipathies against particular nations [Iran], and passionate attachments for others [Israel], should be excluded. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.” – George Washington
    .
    Please take time to read the rest of Washington’s Farewell Address. Washington, like Paul, supported a strong DEFENSE of the homeland not sending-out ships like the British Empire.

    Paul’s plan is to put 4 aircraft carriers on the east, and 4 on the west, plus thousands of support ships. Any nation stupid enough to attack us would be blown out of the sky before they had a chance.

    He is STRONG on foreign policy. Not weak

    Weapons & Defense Engineer
    .