Ron Paul Institute Blames America for Muslim Kenya Mall Attack


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The Ron Paul Institute is not the institution to which Ron Paul has been committed. It’s the Ron Paul outlet. And it reflects his Blame America for Muslim Terror philosophy.

What happened in Kenya is a terrorist act. But for Obama to tell the rest of the story would undermine his narrative and unravel Washington’s strange relationship with the al-Qaeda affilliated al-Shabaab organization that claimed responsibility for the attack. Al-Shabaab, or “Mujahideen Youth Movement,” in fact owes its birth to US interventionism in Africa, as it sprang up from the ashes of the Islamic Courts Movement that had ruled Somalia until a US-sponsored invasion by Ethiopia destroyed the Courts Movement in 2007 and divided supporters into factions. Some decided to work with the US-supported Transitional Federal Government (TFG); others, like the al-Shabaab, decided to resist US and other foreign occupation and intervention in Somali affairs.

As globetrotting analyst Pepe Escobar points out in a highly recommended recent article, the Islamic Courts had generally stabilized Somalia and disarmed many of the militias. They were proponents of Sharia law, which the US found intolerable and labeled “terrorist,” opening the door for the brand new US Africa Command, based in Germany, to begin working on regime change.

The Islamic Courts Union had stabilized Somalia the way that the Taliban had stabilized Afghanistan.  That didn’t stop liberals from repeatedly defending the ICU, despite its nightmarish atrocities.

However the Ron Paul Institute claims that the Islamic Courts Union would have left the rest of Africa alone if we left them alone. This single idiotic idea underpins the Paul isolationism position. It’s also laughably untrue.

The one thing that committed Islamists who believe in regional Caliphates and repeating the conquests of Mohammed don’t do is leave other people alone.

More to the point, the Islamic Courts Union had relied on foreign Jihadists from the very beginning and was part of the Bin Laden network.

Hassan Dahir Aweys, the head of the ICU, originally headed up the Islamic Union, a Muslim terrorist group operating in Somalia in the 1990s and funded by Osama bin Laden.

Osama bin Laden saw the opportunity early on. In the early 1990s, the Saudi exile began sending money and weapons to a Somali group called al-Itihaad al- Islamiya (Unity of Islam), followed by men who trained and fought alongside the Somali militants who aimed to turn the country into a radical Islamic republic.

U.S. intelligence officials, members of the al-Itihaad organization worked with al Qaeda operatives in planning the 1998 East Africa bombing attacks, which killed 224 people.

Al-Itihaad was Aweys’ Islamic Union.

The Ron Paul Institute’s idea that this goes back to 2007 is laughably ignorant. Somalia was part of Bin Laden’s Jihad network.

The Islamic Court Union was intertwined with Al Qaeda fighters and with Al Qaeda’s global money laundering schemes. The United States didn’t destabilize Somalia. It helped prevent Somalia from becoming an even more toxic place than it is today.

Does the Ron Paul Institute really believe that Al Qaeda’s allies wouldn’t have used Somalia as a base for African terrorism regardless of what the United States did?

The leader of the Islamic group that controls much of southern Somalia has revived the idea of a “Greater Somalia” that would incorporate regions of Kenya and Ethiopia – a move that could further stoke tensions with the neighboring countries.

Sheik Hassan Dahir Aweys, chairman of the Council of Islamic Courts, told Shabelle Radio in an interview late Friday that his group would work to unite ethnic Somali peoples, but he did not say how it proposed to achieve a “Greater Somalia.”

This is the first time that Aweys has spoken about expanding the influence of the Islamic courts outside Somalia since his group seized control of the capital, Mogadishu, in June and then consolidated its control over most of southern Somalia.

“We will leave no stone unturned to integrate our Somali brothers in Kenya and Ethiopia and restore their freedom to live with their ancestors in Somalia,” he said.

Somali Islamists were always going to push into Kenya and Ethiopia. That is why Kenya and Ethiopia tried to stabilize Somalia. In self-defense.

The Ron Paul Institute quotes “globe-trotting analyst Pepe Escobar” on Somalia. More accurately, Pepe Escobar is a 9/11 Truther.

  • Veracious_one

    The one thing that committed Islamists who believe in regional
    Caliphates and repeating the conquests of Mohammed don’t do is leave
    other people alone.

    remember the real problem is Islamophobia….

    • defcon 4

      Islamophobia won’t be a problem when criticism of islam is outlawed.

  • Jason

    It’s literally like watching a fire burn and saying “Well, it’s two houses down, it wont reach my house” and then when it does saying “Oh well, fire is good, it revitalises the environment” That is what we do with Islam, and we do it at our peril.

    • defcon 4

      It’s not two houses down anymore. It’s in Dearbornistan. It’s at Ft. Hood. It was at the WTC (twice). It welcomed Meir Kahane to NYC. It was the Los Angeles International Airport.

  • Softly Bob

    Are we not all sick and tired of politicians making assumptions about things that they know nothing about?

    NOTE TO FUTURE POLICY MAKERS:
    Nobody will be allowed to stand as an elected government representative unless they are fully briefed in non-revisionist history, the Qu’ran, the Hadiths, and every single book written by Winston Churchill.

  • CowboyUp

    St. Ronpaul seems to think Americans should not leave our shores if some violent nut in a cave in Afghanistan objects.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      Maybe one cruise missile with a simultaneous apology.

      Actually it’s scary to think what the nut would actually do if disjointed criticism wasn’t all he had to deliver to keep his job.

  • Silver Gonzales

    Not just Ron Paulestine is self hating loon ( although I agree with him that the US dollar is worthless), but the loons in this “institute” are regulars on http://www.rt.com.

    Very dangerous bunch of academics on ex-CIA things now on a Muslim payroll:

    http://linkis.com/ronpaulinstitute.org/JlMV

    Worst is the devious creature named Eric Margolis whose mother was a Muslim but you would never know because of his Jewish name.

    All echo the wacky wrong Pepe Escobar: Israel is always to blame and Benghazi occurred because of a bizarre “film” on youtube.

  • Seek

    It’s hard to say which is more appalling about Ron Paul: his naivete or mendacity. The idea that murdering dozens of innocent shoppers at a Kenyan mall is the fault of U.S. foreign policy is beyond anything even the Left could whip up. Even the name of this “think tank” — the Ron Paul Institute — sounds like a joke. What’s next? The Al Sharpton Center for Conflict Resolution Studies?

    • Daniel Greenfield

      There’s a Schwarzenegger Institute

    • gadsdengurl

      Hard to understand the stupidity of those of you posting this nonsense against the smartest man to ever serve in congress, Ron Paul.

      • Softly Bob

        You want to be careful, you’re typing in your sleep again!

      • ObamaYoMoma

        Hey you unhinged kook, if your idol Ron Paul the master kook is so smart, then why is he ignorantly conflating and morally equating what is really jihad, i.e., holy fighting in the cause of Allah for the establishment and expansion of Islam, with somehow being terrorism? Why is he and Rev Jeremiah Wright trying to blame America for supposedly self-generating terrorist attacks upon itself, when it’s not even terrorism in the first place but jihad instead? How dumb is that? Indeed, exactly how unhinged is Ron Paul? Take your fricking heads out of the sand every once in a while you kooks and come up for air why don’t ya!

        Indeed, I hate to rain on your self-hating kook parade, but the sole fundamental purpose of Islam is the subjugation into Islamic totalitarianism of all religions and all infidels through both violent and non-violent jihad and the eventual imposition of Sharia, which is Islamic totalitarian law.

      • Manaphy

        I wouldn’t call him the smartest, but anyone who gets these Jews so riled up so quickly deserves my respect.

        • defcon 4

          Shouldn’t you be molesting little girls (or little boys) in some islamic hellhole somewhere?

        • objectivefactsmatter

          And you know they’re “Joos” because they don’t like RP.

          Oh yeah, Joos control the world through their tv and movie production too, which is proof they also control the banks.

          What non-Jew could fail to love Ron Paul?

      • truebearing

        What are you basing your comparative assessment of congressional intelligence on….the fact that you are stupid enough to think he’s right?

  • Steeloak

    It is this kind of Chomsky/Zinn nuttiness that kept me from being a Ron Paul supporter. I agree with 80% of his platform – limited government, sound money, end the fed, etc. – all sound policies. It’s the 20% blame America stuff that leaves me cold, his along with spouting Palestinian & Islamist propaganda. His anti-Israel rants make me question his sanity too.

    • truebearing

      With rigid ideologues like Ron Paul, I always wonder which came first, the ideological fervor or the mental problems? Given that all humans have some mental issues, one has to assume that the mental issues came first, but certain ideologies, especially the “utopian” stuff like Paul’s version of libertarianism, seem to exacerbate any neurosis into dangerous levels of delusion.

      I agree with the same parts of his platform that you do, but his foreign policy views are nothing short of insane. He’s trying to force reality to conform to his handy-dandy-one-size-fits-all-magic ideology, and that is simply dangerous.

      • gadsdengurl

        Funny how 90% are now non interventionists after finding out the terrorists are right here in the WH.. you have more chance of being killed by your local cop or Obama’s drones or the Mossad than some muzzie terrorist.

        • Softly Bob

          Yep you’re right it was one of Obama’s drones that murdered those people in the Boston Marathon attack and I believe that my local cop was responsible for 9/11.

          Keep on babbling nonsense, it’s very entertaining!

        • ObamaYoMoma

          They are not terrorists you self-hating bigoted kook. They are jihadists and they aren’t responding to America’s foreign policy or to Israel’s harsh policies, instead they are fighting in the cause of Allah for the establishment and expansion of Islam, as the sole fundamental purpose of Islam is the subjugation into Islamic totalitarianism of all religions and all infidels through both violent and non-violent jihad and the eventual imposition of Sharia, which is Islamic totalitarian law. You moonbats all belong in straight jackets.

        • truebearing

          What are you babbling about?

    • gadsdengurl

      I question YOUR sanity for supporting terrorism and apartheid….

      • Softly Bob

        I wasn’t aware that any of us were supporters of Islam or of Saudi Arabia. You must be on the wrong website.

      • ObamaYoMoma

        We question yours for not knowing the difference between what constitutes jihad and what constitutes terrorism. By the way, you want to see apartheid in full bloom, expand your extremely narrow minded horizons a bit and look inside every Muslim totalitarian hellhole, and especially at the non-Muslim dhimmis, and tell us what you see genius?

      • Smoking Hamster

        Hey it is your moronic leader who supports apartheid and terrorism by refusing to stand up against Islamic extremism.

        “Mohammed is God’s apostle. Those who follow him are harsh
        to the unbelievers but merciful to one another” Quran 48:29

        • defcon 4

          The persecution of the unbeliever isn’t “Islamic extremism” it’s Islam, which is why all islamic states practice it.

          • Smoking Hamster

            Perfectly true. Like saying Ayers was an extremist Communist.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        He’s against Islamic supremacism, not for it.

    • defcon 4

      I remember a journalist asking Ron Paul how he would fund a military if he eliminated federal income tax. I don’t remember much of Ron Paul’s response, because he didn’t have much of a response at all.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      He’s got the t-shirt but can’t walk the walk. And in politics that means he can’t even talk the talk much of the time.

  • Erudite Mavin

    Thank you Daniel for informing all about Ron Paul and his Institute of Radicl Left Propaganda. No wonder Leftist former congressman Dennis Kucinich is part of his group.

    The Ron Paul blame America first propaganda has been his mantra for years and years. He voiced it in debates and can be heard on his you tubes.

    Listen to Ron Paul’s rant

    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2011/12/ron-paul-on-iranian-tv-2009-defends-hamas-and-suicide-bombing-bashes-israel.html

    Ron Paul has bashed the U.S. and Israel on Iranian TV.

    Also Ron Paul’s

    Ron Paul: U.S. Shouldn’t Have Fought Hitler Just to Save Jews From Holocaust

    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2011/12/ronpaulusshouldnthavefoughthitler.htm
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    • gadsdengurl

      It’s radical right you moron.

      • Erudite Mavin

        You are calling yourself names.
        Ron Paul has ranted against Republicans and Conservatives for years. His new organization is dedicated against conservatives or as he calles them, neo cons .
        Ron Paul voted with the radical left in congress a major part of the time.
        Ron Paul supported Cynthia McKinnie, a left wing Democrat to Neo Nazis.
        Ron Paul a major supporter of George Soros Occupy Wall Street.
        Ron Paul’s views don’t come anywheres near Conservative Republicans just as Obama does not.
        Ron Paul ran as a Republican because he knew he could not win as a Libertarian.

        • Seek

          Ron Paul, no great fan am I of him (see my above post) votes with the Left on foreign policy, but he firmly belongs in the tradition of the Old Right, libertarian division. He begins with an entirely different set of assumptions that the Left. The overlap on foreign policy doesn’t erase that fact. His guiding hero is not Noam Chomsky; it’s Murray Rothbard. And Rothbard was a Rightist.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            So the Old Right would blame America for defending itself against a totalitarian religious ideology. OK then.

            I hear what you’re saying that he imagines himself that way, but in effect he’s a radical leftist. Conservatives don’t blame the establishment when invaders want to destroy our nation.

          • Zach Martin

            Invaders?

          • objectivefactsmatter

            You think there are no militants here in the USA preparing for the day they can strike? It’s more than a handful. They didn’t come by military transport, they came just like the other immigrants both legal and illegal.

            How many of those illegal immigrants are there did you say? How many are jihadis?

      • objectivefactsmatter

        “It’s radical right you moron.”

        What’s radical right? Libertarians? That depends. Anarchists? Uh, no. Anarchists are radical left. The differences between say, leftist anarchists and leftist socialists is what they hope for AFTER the revolution. If you want to overthrow the constitution, you’re a leftist. Also anyone that bases their fundamental ideology on delusion is a leftist. They might imagine they’re preserving something but what they are imagining doesn’t actually exist. Like a self-defending superpower that requires no foreign intervention in the 21st century. That’s delusion.

        The right is for preserving the status quo and making constructive changes. If there ever was a “radical right” it would be the revolutionaries after the declaration of independence, or in theory if the government goes way off the reservation and a war breaks out, those fighting to preserve the constitution would possibly be considered the radicals while the moderates would opt for lawsuits and PR campaigns.

    • Manaphy

      Oh, so Ron Paul is not a credible source, but Pamela “Nuke Europe” Geller is? Thanks for clearing that up!

      • Erudite Mavin

        Those You tubes are Paul’s and him directly spitting out his propaganda

  • truebearing

    People like Ron Paul are so obsessed with their magic ideologies that they are incapable of recognizing that other extreme ideologies don’t operate according to their delusional script. Muslims were doing the same things they are doing today before Libertarianism existed. To his infinite discredit, Paul hasn’t figured out that Muslims are marching to their own ideological tune, which is not influenced in the least by his….other than to make it easier for them to spread evil. How obtuse can one get?

  • Manaphy

    Let the hatred of Ron Paul (courtesy of JewPageMag) begin!

    • Erudite Mavin

      The Neo Nazis for Paul are out in force as usual

  • Jakareh

    The Pauls, father and son, see the Islamic world as essentially benign and all its violence as a mere reaction to meddling by Western powers, especially the U.S. This view amounts to historical illiteracy and it makes them unfit for high office.

    • defcon 4

      I seem to remember Rand Paul gave a speech that was surprisingly critical of islam.

  • gadsdengurl

    Grow up FrontPage! We now know the AQ is a creation of our own CIA and that we are funding them. SO RP WAS RIGHT. GET OVER IT losers.

  • debo

    Crucify him!!!!

  • gadsdengurl

    Hey people this guy is a citizen of a foreign country that wrote this… so of course this website is going to be slanted in favor of war, war, WAR and more WAR!!!!!

    • Softly Bob

      You’re getting hysterical. You need your daily dose of medication, courtesy of Obamacare. However, I have to warn you that unfortunately your illness is terminal. There is no cure for cowardice!

  • ObamaYoMoma

    If jihad were called what it actually is, that is jihad, which is specifically and only holy fighting in the cause of Allah for the establishment/expansion of Islam and which manifests both violently and non-violently, instead of always stupidly conflated and morally equated as somehow being terrorism, which is always and only violent and in which it is not, then unhinged morons like Ron Paul and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright couldn’t get away with blaming America’s foreign policy for terrorism since it is not terrorism but jihad instead.

    Indeed, Muslims are not reacting to America’s foreign policy or to harsh Israeli policies. Instead, they are fighting jihad in the cause of Allah for the establishment/expansion of Islam, as the sole fundamental purpose of Islam is the subjugation into Islamic totalitarianism of all religions and all infidels through both violent and non-violent jihad and the eventual imposition of Sharia, which is Islamic totalitarian law. Yet people nonetheless insist upon calling jihad what it is not, i.e., terrorism, and that is why these unhinged loons are able to spread their nonsense.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    They were proponents of Sharia law, which the US found intolerable and labeled “terrorist,” opening the door for the brand new US Africa Command, based in Germany, to begin working on regime change.

    If the US is intolerant of Sharia Law, which is Islamic totalitarian law, then why did it enshrine the constitutions of both Iraq and Afghanistan with it as the highest law of the land in each respective Islamic country? Do I detect a little misinformation and propaganda here being used again to sucker the masses of Ron Paul kooks?

  • ObamaYoMoma

    The Islamic Courts Union had stabilized Somalia the way that the Taliban had stabilized Afghanistan.

    It’s also the way both Iraq and Afghanistan were stabilized by the USA! Indeed, today Sharia is the highest law of the land in both respective countries. Don’t believe me? Examine their respective constitutions.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    s the Ron Paul Institute really believe that Al Qaeda’s allies wouldn’t have used Somalia as a base for African terrorism regardless of what the United States did?

    It’s not terrorism. It’s jihad, which in stark contrast to terrorism, is holy fighting in the cause of Allah for the establishment and expansion of Islam. Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, and the Unabomber are terrorists who perpetrate terrorism for various political causes and always only violently, while strictly Muslims only, on the other hand, fight jihad in the cause of Allah for the establishment and expansion of Islam both violently and non-violently, but overall astronomically far more non-violently relative to violently.

    Indeed, Islam is a very totalitarian cult and as a result there is no freedom of conscience in Islam. Hence, a Muslim can’t perpetrate terrorist attacks because he or she is an environmental nutcase, for instance, as that would make them blasphemous apostates instead that according to the texts and tenets of Islam must be executed.

    Therefore, call it what it is, jihad, i.e., holy fighting in the cause of Allah for the establishment and expansion of Islam, because that is what it is. Meanwhile stop ignoring stealth and deceptive non-violent jihad because it is far more detrimental to our future than the violent variety. Indeed, look at Europe, in just 23 years France will become a Muslim majority country with many other Euroloon countries quickly following suit.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Somali Islamists were always going to push into Kenya and Ethiopia.

    Just like the existence of so-called moderate Muslims is a political correct trick, so is the existence of Islamists, i.e., radical Muslims, is a political correct trick. All Muslims are mainstream orthodox Muslims or otherwise they are blasphemous apostates that per the texts and tenets of Islam must be executed. Likewise, all Muslims are jihadists in one form or another or otherwise they are blasphemous apostates that per the texts and tenets of Islam must be executed. It’s not rocket science; it’s common sense. Stop trying to blow wind up our respective butts.

  • Smoking Hamster

    Here is how Ron Paul’s philosophy works. America is involved in the global arena. The only way we can avoid blame for tragedies is to retreat everywhere. This is absurd because universally refusing to intervene and promote justice also is horrible. Totally abandoning the ME and allowing them to establish shariah law and a caliphate is evil not to mention suicidal. If I saw an elderly woman being mugged, I would attempt to intervene. If she died anyway I would not blame myself but would be glad I did what I could.

  • Brett Knueven

    I see, most of the people here still think the US is intervening all across the globe to “spread freedom and democracy”. And the US didn’t fight WW2 to save the jews from the holocaust, we fought them because Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and Germany declared war on us. This mall shooting was tragic and anyone that knows anything about Ron Paul, which no one here seems to, you would know that he is non-violent to the end, no matter what side you are on. I don’t pretend to know everything about middle east foreign policy, but I know we have been dropping drone missiles and killing children over there by the hundreds. That would certainly piss me off.

  • johngalt80

    Ron Paul doesn’t blame America. He blames the Federal Government, the CIA, NSA and other groups tied to the Military Industrial Complex, who are causing strife, wars and killing of innocent civilians, all in the name of “fighting Terrorism” and “making the world safe for Democracy”.

    I’d think people here would understand that by now, but maybe they’ve just been drunk too long on Big Brother’s Koolaid… that, or we’ve got resident government trolls trying to make evil look like normal.

    In case you haven’t come to this realization (or run into blatant examples online), most of the people who promote war, Islamophobia, etc., are actually government employees (CIA, NSA, etc.)… thousands of them are on the internet daily, trying to change “America’s” mind about these things, so they can justify more war and killing, toppling regimes, etc., etc., ad nauseum.

  • WhiteHunter

    I used to question the old coot’s sanity. Not anymore; he’s removed all doubt. He and his followers are the present-day equivalent of the Lyndon LaRouche cult (remember them?).
    I’m neither an interventionist nor an isolationist. I think our international adventures should be strictly limited to what’s in our own national interest and safety: damage and kill the bad guys who threaten us, then get out immediately and let them clean up the mess left behind.
    I can’t think of a single recent case where “nation building” has worked, and dislodging a “strongman” who doesn’t threaten us in the interest of giving savages a vote in choosing their own rulers–which these days usually seems to result in a hostile, dangerous sharia theocracy run by ayatollahs–is idiotic.
    Remember Carter’s betrayal and abandonment of the “brutal” Shah of Iran, and his replacement by Khomeini? Are we better off now for that? A reporter once asked the Shah, while he was still in power, why he didn’t rule his people with the same gentle hand that the King of Sweden does. “When my people behave with the calm, gentle, polite civility that the Swedes do, I will,” replied the Shah, displaying a clear-eyed, pragmatic logic that our own current leadership and State Department would do well to emulate.

  • SoCalMike

    As someone who initially supported and defended Ron Paul, I can say with absolute certainty he is a joke.
    His domestic policy ideas make sense in terms of reducing the size, cost and scope of the domestic government but his foreign policy ideas are a perfect recipe for domestic suicide and world war.
    Geopolitics like nature abhors a vacuum.
    Ron Paul and his son just don’t get this.
    And they never will.

  • gary

    Americans are such easy targets to their bought out bias medias governments’ propaganda LIES and fraudulent election system. don’t blame me I voted for Ron Paul and next will be his son Rand Paul, They cheated Ron Paul the last election so obviously because the powers that be knows he is for America and it’s people, NOT for corruption of Washington politics as usual. do your research from reliable sources.