Ron Paul On Israel: “Let My People Go”

A short interview with the candidate.

What should our relationship be with Israel?

We should be their friend and their trading partner. They are a democracy and we share many values with them. But we should not be their master. We should not dictate where their borders will be nor should we have veto power over their foreign policy.

This is not just about Israel, by the way, this is about how we should conduct ourselves with other countries around the world.

But Israel is not like other countries. We have a large Jewish population in America. What do you say to those who criticize your policy toward Israel?

I think that some not only misunderstand the American constitution and the role we should have in the world, they also misunderstand Zionism. Part of the original idea of Zionism, as I understand it, was that there should be Jewish independence and Jewish self-reliance. Today, America doesn’t want anyone to be self reliant. We want to rule the world and be the saviors of the world and we are going broke in the process.

Some object to your policy of cutting foreign aid to Israel.

I have objected to all foreign aid. I define foreign aid as taking money from poor people in rich countries and giving it to rich people in poor countries. We just can’t keep doing this. We don’t have the money anymore.

Stop and consider America’s policy, we give $3 billion a year to Israel in loans. And we give $20 billion in assistance to Israel’s self-declared enemies. Some of these are countries that say they will drive Israel into the sea.

What do you say to evangelical Christians who want that aid to continue.

I say to them that our aid in the region is out of balance and it is wrong. Foreign aid does not help Israel. It is a net disadvantage. I say to them that “the borrower is servant to the lender” and America should never be the master of Israel and its fate. We should be her friend.

In October, 1981, most of the world and most of the congress voiced outrage over Israel’s attack on Iraq and their nuclear development. I was one of the few who defended her right to make her own decisions on foreign policy and to act in her own self interest.

Well, then if anything, what should we do for Israel?

We should share intelligence for mutually agreed goals. We should honor our pledge to refuse any arms sales that would undermine Israel’s qualitative military edge in the region.

But we should stop interfering with them. We should not announce bargaining positions even before she begins her negotiations. We should not dictate what she can and cannot do. We should stop trying to buy her allegiance. And Israel should stop sacrificing their sovereignty as an independent state to us or anybody else, no matter how well intentioned.

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49 Responses to Ron Paul On Israel: “Let My People Go”

  1. Doug Wead’s brief Q&E regarding Ron Pauls stance on Isreal. I don’t know why anyone would not want to embrace this view, Jews and Non Jews alike. Ron Pual cotinually says “we should treat other countries like we would want to be treated.” I agree with him, I think many of the things the US does around the world do cause a lot of resentment and do not encourage friendship around the world but rather deteriorate it.

    I really like Doug Wead. If you are not familiar with him chek him out.

    Jen

  2. tex2 says:

    Ron Paul is either naive or a liar.

    He assumes every dollar we give to other countries has either the same or no strings attached.

    He assumes other countries like Russia or China won’t swoop in after we leave and provide money for much less worthy goals than we do.

    No wonder he can’t get past a few percent in supporters.

    • hype01 says:

      Ah shut up tex2, pull your head out your ass,The man is making sense, He basically going to keep up with our allies, but not interfere like the bully we were before, he will advance the military in terms of tech and innovation but will cut unnecessary spending, and save trillions in the end

    • palgal120 says:

      A few percent in supporters? No, that would be Michele Bachman. Going into the Iowa caucus, Ron Paul keeps polling higher here every day. I live in Iowa’s second largest city and not one Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney yard sign to be seen–they all say Ron Paul.

      • tex2 says:

        That’s because signs don’t vote, people do. I give Ron Paul credit for having a good ground game, but it hopefully won’t translate into votes.

    • R says:

      yea its very apparent youre not well versed. China is too consumed with the US and our huge debt we owe to them to go and support such a volatile nation. And Russia, maybe, but like Dr. Paul has pointed out, we just don’t have the money. Now your homeboy Perry might agree with you, and whoever it is that has their hand up his ass and is making his mouth move, but in reality we cant print fake fiat monopoly money and give it away. Israel has used billions if not bordering trillions of dollars to kill Muslims. They use US M16s & M109s, F16s etc to kill, maim, and instigate hatred in the Muslim community. Israel has never really returned any favors either.. I mean there are more Polish and Australian military servicemen in Iraq and Afghanistan than Israeli’s. How come they never gives the US money? After 9/11? or Katrina? They are after all a 1st world country which is in the top25% most rich/well-off nations in the world. They use US weapons to cause hatred and angst in the Muslim community which in return fuels radicals to blow up our buildings and shoe bomb planes. Israel can trade with us, they can be our ally; no more free money which is at the expense of you and I. Those billions given away cause inflation here stateside, causing us to pay even more for food, gas, and clothes. The foreign aid which they receive is detrimental to us and the stability of our economy.

    • megansdad says:

      wake up how can we support Israel if we are bankrupt?

      WE HAVE NO MONEY WE ARE BROKE.

    • Kenneth Acushla says:

      All the candidates are seriously flawed. There is not a Ronald Reagan among them.

      • tex2 says:

        Grow up and face reality. Ronald Reagan wasn’t perfect, either. He’s dead now and served his 2 terms already. The choice is who would be better, Barry or any of the current Republican candidates? I would vote for Ron over Barry, but all the other Republicans over Ron.

    • TTH3 says:

      Tex2, your a complete idiot, don’t you know that Benjamin Netanyahu stood up and in front of our congress and again to the UN and told them that they are a nation on their own, that they don’t need continued contributions of any kind other than the existing trade agreement, Ron Paul is following their lead. You need to do all the research before you spout idiocy about a man who is basically applying some common sense solutions to some serious issues.

      • tex2 says:

        The term is “you’re” not “your” – now who is the complete idiot again? LOL

        Do you have links to where Ben said what you claim about the UN and Congress? Couldn’t Israel simply turn down the money if what you say is true?

      • Swifty_s says:

        Re: tex2
        “Do you have links to where Ben said what you claim about the UN and Congress?”

      • tex2 says:

        You need to read the listen to the rest of the speech, where he says, “You’ve been very generous in giving us tools to do the job of defending Israel on our own. Thank you all, and thank you, President Obama, for your steadfast commitment to Israel’s security. I know economic times are tough. I deeply appreciate this. (Applause.)” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BaMLlnb_KI

        This is typical Paulite behavior, take a part of a speech out of context and try to make a point that simply is not true when viewed as a whole.

        Just face it, Ron Paul will be chewed up and spit out now that he is starting to rise in some of the polls, just like other candidates were when they started rising. Thanks for proving me right. LOL

      • TTH3 says:

        Tex2, what’s the problem with letting other countries, who have the means, do for themselves? We will always be there to defend true injustice if it occurs, Israel doesn’t need us right now. Why can’t we save money and focus all efforts inside our own borders. We have more issues on our soil that need more attention, this is a rediculous distraction..

      • tex2 says:

        Easy. If we don’t help our allies, the other side will continue to fund countries who have publicly stated Israel doesn’t have a right to exist. How do you defend Israel AFTER they are nuked? By then it’s too late. With all of the upheaval in the Middle East right now, Israel needs us more than ever.

        You also need to admit TTH3 and Swifty_s again completely distorted the message from Netanyahu. In other words, in plain English, they LIED in a very feeble attempt to prop up Ron Paul. If you think Ron can survive this kind of debate in the general media when he can’t even defend himself against me, I’ve got some swamp land in Florida to sell you! LOL

  3. Trakka says:

    A few percent would suggest that there is some intelligence in amongst all the paranoid sheeple.

    Russia and China?! Really.

    Half pint thinking in a 10 gallon hat.

  4. Every time someone comments negatively — I know you have struck gold. Keep it up Mr. Wead and the people who have a brain and know or are looking for the truth will know wisdom when they hear it from you and from Dr. Paul and others.

    I have shared this post on okgrassroot{dot)com with a graphic of Charlton Heston as Moses telling the pharaoh to ‘Let my people go’.

    Methinks the Lord God who made us all can take care of USA and Israel too if we will but look to Him and serve Him and ask for His guidance in our affairs. I am ever so thankful for men and women of wisdom and principle championing not only the right questions, but keeping prayerful attitudes in the midst of their decision making process.

    Blessings/sc

    • palgal120 says:

      And what does your God say to the families of the 1,400 people in Gaza, slaughtered during Operation Cast Lead? Or the mothers of the nine month old babies there, 75% of whom are anemic? Or the rest of the population there, 1.6 million people trapped by a land, sea and air blockade, deemed illegal under international humanitarian law? And do not tell me about Hamas. When the Goldstone Report came out, the U.S. totally rejected it and threatened to end funds to the UN if they did not retract all of it, all 775 pages. In so doing, it also threw out Goldstone’s criticisms of Hamas and what could have been war crimes charges against them.We have a policy of protecting Israel, even if it means protecting their enemies as a result. And we have no policy-NONE- to protect the Palestinian civilians enduring Israel’s atrocities. Cut off aid to Israel, let them hold their own in a fight with whatever Arab nations want to take them on and stop protecting them from the consequences of their actions.When I ask God to guide me in my affairs, it is to treat every human being on this earth with the attitude that their lives are precious. That includes the Palestinians, too.

      • R says:

        yea you’re right. Israel has committed more atrocities to other nations than Nazi Germany did to them. Israel is even allowed to get away with using chemical warfare; a strict violation of the Geneva Convention. They’re given to much power, to much money, and too much leniency. While I may not be a fan of Palestine, you do gotta call it as ya see it; and that’s the fact that Israel is completely outta line, like a bully, but with nuclear capabilities

  5. [...] an online interview with senior campaign advisor Doug Wead, Paul defended his support for Israel, arguing that it is unfair to dismiss his categorically [...]

  6. Steve says:

    Just to check on your article.

    You wrote: “October, 1981, most of the world and most of the congress voiced outrage over Israel’s attack on Iran and their nuclear development. I was one of the few who defended her right to make her own decisions on foreign policy and to act in her own self interest.”

    Operation Babylon in 1981 was an attack on the Osirak reactor in Iraq. Does Ron Paul know the difference between Iran and Iraq or did you misquote him?

    • Swifty_s says:

      The quote from this article actually reads “Israel’s attack on Iraq” not Iran.

      Quote:
      “In October, 1981, most of the world and most of the congress voiced outrage over Israel’s attack on Iraq and their nuclear development. I was one of the few who defended her right to make her own decisions on foreign policy and to act in her own self interest.”

  7. [...] an online interview with senior campaign advisor Doug Wead, Paul defended his support for Israel, arguing that it is unfair to dismiss his categorically [...]

  8. Troy Barnett says:

    That interview actually makes a lot of sense.

  9. Gio says:

    RON PAUL 2000Forever!!!!

  10. tex2 says:

    Trakka,

    Not just Russia and China, either. Many countries that are counter to our ideals would gladly fill a vacuum we create by leaving. If you liked Afghanistan after we left in the 1980s, you’ll love what would happen around the world.

    Sandra,

    Every time a Ron Paulite gushes about stupid foreign policy, I know I have struck gold. The Lord God also gave us our brains, and I believe this is because He expects us to use them.

    Troy,

    Of course it does, to a Paulite follower. Talk about sheeple!!! LOL

  11. Lethalmiko says:

    tex2, america is broke, borrowing 40% of its expenditure and stealing another 10% or so thru inflation. What does your genius brain think will happen when china and russia stop lending america? or when the dollar is dumped as reserve currency? or interest rates go up? visit usdebtclock.org then maybe what you say next may make sense.

  12. Randy Kibler says:

    Though what Paul is saying may make some sense but there is one thing he either doesn’t know or maybe he just doesn’t believe, or yet maybe he don’t care, and that is what the Bible teaches concerning Israel by way of the Abrahamic Covenant. “And I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” (Gen 12:3) What it doesn’t say is “I will bless those who bless the Palestinians, or the Egyptians, the Arabs, Syrians, or Lebanese.” So why should we continue foreign aid to Israel and cut all other foreign aid to her enemies? Simple, so we can continue to be a blessed nation. If Paul thinks we as a nation can get our house in order and be the world leader we have been for so long without this important ingredient he is mistaken.

    • Luis R. Andrino, says:

      Spoken like a true Dispensationalist. However, when the Bible speaks of the Abrahamic Covenant, it is speaking of Old Testament Israel as the Covenant people. Christ came and made a NEW COVENANT with the believing remnant. The unbelieving remnant was cast out. The Church (true believers) is Abraham’s seed and “the children of promise.” Gal.4:28 “And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” Gal.3:28
      Read the book of Galatians, especially chapters 3 and 4.
      The Church is the True Israel and the promises to Abraham belong to us now.

      • Randy Kibler says:

        Yes, my methodology for interpreting Scripture is that I look at all doctrines from a literal standpoint if that’s what you mean. I do not try to thrust my personal presuppositions into Scripture like Covenant Theology does with the allegorizing of plain sense language. As far as this NEW COVENANT is concerned it is mentioned in many OT passages ie. Jer.31:31-34; 32:40; Ezek. 16:60; 34:25-31; 37:26-28; and Rom. 11:26-27. This Covenant was made with both houses of Israel. It is important to note that it amplifies the blessing aspect of the Abrahamic Covenant, especially in relation to salvation and finally shows how the spiritual blessings of the Jewish covenants extend to the Gentiles. But the Abrahamic Covenant is an unconditional eternal covenant made with the Jewish people with promises made to them, and so what do we have if these promises are not fulfilled to them? We would have a God who is a liar! So the question needs to be ask: If God will not now fulfill His promises to Israel what makes us believe the He will fulfill His promise to us who have attained eternal salvation through His son Jesus Christ? This is the whole point behind Romans chapter 9-11 where Paul shows that Israel as a nation has been temporarily set aside to be revisited again. The Jewish people will be regathered back to Israel: first in unbelief as we see them today, and in the future in belief, but not until the fullness of the Gentile be come in.

      • wake UP says:

        Let’s keep church and state separate, because the bible was written a couple hundred years after “jesus” died. Stories have been manipulated by those in power since early man, so a book, which was written by people in power, should not have any stance in this debate.

        Read the bible first and you will see that there are so many contradictions it will make your head spin. God condones slavery, the beating of women, and other horrible things. http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/cruelty/long.html

        Now, to the subject at hand. Both democrats and republicans are to blame for this mess. The majority are self serving pricks whose only interest is to keep themselves in office. The government is a joke with all the top cabinet positions filled with people from the institutions we are trying to protect america from. Example: Look how many people come from monsanto to help run the EPA, only to return to monsanto once their time is up.

        The two party system is a joke, everything is not black and white. Ron Paul knows this, which is why he should be president.

    • Dood says:

      As long as you’re quoting the bible look up Revelation 2:9 and 3:9. The Zionists are the fake Jews that Jesus warned us about. Thne Zionists are mostly of Ashkenazi/Khazar extraction (look up those terms if you’ve never heard them – the Jewish Encyclopedia is a good place to start), therefore they are in no way related to the ancient Hebrews, Abraham, Isaac or Moses. – they are NOT Semitic, they NO historical or biblical claim on that land what-so-ever. But they sure have you fooled. REAL jews do not support Zionism!

    • pierzstyx says:

      Yes but remember who is a member of the Abrahamic Covenant. Your view is to narrow. The Lord told Abraham He would bless him and all his descendants through him and through them the entire world. The Jews in the nation of Israel are not the only children of Abraham in that area. The Palestinians are ALSO children of Abraham through his son Ishmael. They also inherit the blessings of the Abrahamic Covenant. By your logic we should continue doing what we are doing, giving aid to both sides so they can keep killing each other and we will be blessed for it. That is ridiculous. Indeed one could argue your interpretation is wrong. One could argue that the way all the nations of the Earth are blessed is through the Savior Jesus Christ, who was a descendant of Abraham and Savior of all the Earth. That has nothing to do with the nation state of Israel at all.

      • Randy Kibler says:

        You stated “Yes but remember who is a member of the Abrahamic Covenant. Your view is to narrow. The Lord told Abraham He would bless him and all his descendants through him and through them the entire world. The Jews in the nation of Israel are not the only children of Abraham in that area.”- You are correct in that Abraham fathered many nations, some through Ishmael and some through his second wife Ketura whom he married after Sara died. The fact is you show your ignorance of the Scripture because first it is clear that Abraham sent Ishmael and his mother away. Second the covenant God made with Abraham was confirmed only to his son Isaac as you can see in Genesis 26:2-5, and again it was reconfirmed to Isaac in 26:24. Then this same covenant was confirmed to Isaac’s son Jacob in Genesis 28:13-15. Furthermore if you understood the provisions of the covenant at all you could see that it was confirmed to the twelve sons of Jacob as well in Genesis 49 through the blessings he bestowed upon them. So the covenant was not made to all of Abraham’s descendants, only those descendants who were born through Jacob back to Isaac and Abraham. The covenant was not made to Ishmael or any of the other sons of Abraham. As far as verse 3 of Genesis 12 is concerned “And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed” refers only to that one righteous seed [descendant] of Abraham who would be born of a virgin, our Savior the Messiah Jesus, and who offered eternal life to ANYONE [Jew or Gentile] who would accept this free gift of salvation. As far as the land aspect is concerned, this portion of the Abrahamic Covenant has not yet been fulfilled but will be during the Millennial Kingdom when Christ comes again to reign on David’s throne and Israel will inherit all the land promised them. This is what the Bible teaches whether you want to believe it or not, and from reading your post I see that you are from the Reformed Covenant camp and, unless you are a Covenant Premillennialist, you don’t believe there will be a 1000 year reign either. I am all about allowing the truth of God’s word [His theology] speak to me rather than forcing man made theology back into Scripture like Covenant Reformed Theology does.

    • palgal120 says:

      Oh for God’s sake, another Zionist talking piece. The Bible also says “Thou shalt not kill” and Israel kills constantly. And by the way, since I am guessing you are a Christian, you may want to read a little about the earliest Christians in that region. Lebanese and the Coptic Christians of Egypt. And let us not forget that Saul was on the road to Damascus to slaughter Christians there when he had his conversion and became the Apostle Paul. Damascus is in Syria-check a map. Also, when God blessed Israel, he was talking about the people, the Jews, of that day, not the Zionists of the last century. One last thought: Read Matthew 25 and you will know how you will be judged by the Son of Man. It will not be favorable for those who bless the current regime in Israel.

    • Luis R. Andrino, says:

      Randy Kibler says: ” But the Abrahamic Covenant is an unconditional eternal covenant made with the Jewish people with promises made to them, and so what do we have if these promises are not fulfilled to them? We would have a God who is a liar! ”

      Absolutely not! Genesis 12:1-3 “In you all the families of the earth will be blessed” and that was fulfilled through Jesus Christ and is being fulfilled with the spread of the Gospel throughout the earth.

      Genesis 13:14-17 makes mention of giving the land “to you and your descendants forever.” Dood makes a good point about all semites being descendants of Abraham also.

      The Covenant was ratified again in Gen 15 and 17 but with the condition of circumcision and faithfulness to the covenant.

      Don’t forget Galatians 3:26-29: “There is neither Jew nor Greek (gentile)…: for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” And that is my point that The Church is the New Israel and inherits the promises.

      The Child of Promise, Isaac, refers to the fact that the Messiah was to come through Isaac’s line, not any other offspring of Abraham. We can see that promise fulfilled in Luke 1:1-17.

      There is only one Covenant. The Old was anulled to make way for the New. Duel Covenant theology is a false doctrine. Jews must now accept Christ as their Messiah and come into the New Covenant through the Church in order to be saved and partake of God’s promises.

      • Randy Kibler says:

        Luis R. Andrino says: “Absolutely not! Genesis 12:1-3 “In you all the families of the earth will be blessed” and that was fulfilled through Jesus Christ and is being fulfilled with the spread of the Gospel throughout the earth.”

        Agreed! Yeshua [Jesus the Messiah] is the son of David of the tribe of Judah and a descendant of Jacob, Isaac, back to Abraham. What “All the families of the earth” simply means is that there will be individuals of every tribe and tongue that will accept the free gift God made available through His Son Jesus the Messiah. And as you stated this was fulfilled through Jesus Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection and is still being fulfilled today with the spread of the gospel.

        The issue here is the land aspect of the Abrahamic Covenant which is mentioned first in Gen. 12:1 “Now Jehovah said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy
        kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto the land that I will show thee:” Now we know from other passages such as Gen. 12:7; 13:16; 15:5; 17:1-2, 7; 22:17b that what is being refered to here is the land of Canaan God promises to give to Abraham and his descendants after him, but not just any descendants. It is true that Abraham’s son Ishmael and his descendants were semetic as were the descendants of Abraham’s second wife Ketura along with his grandson Esau, but the fact is the covenant God made with Abraham was reconfirmed, not with Ishmael [whom Abraham sent away], or any of Abraham’s other children, but with Isaac in Genesis 26:2-5, and again it was reconfirmed to Isaac in 26:24. Then this same covenant was reconfirmed again not to Esau but to Isaac’s son Jacob in Genesis 28:13-15. The provision of the land aspect in the Abrahamic Covenant is eternal and unconditional and to Israel only.

        Now as far as your statement “There is only one Covenant. The Old was anulled to make way for the New.” You are not giving me any scripture references as to what covenant you are refering to here. But if your reference is to the Abrahamic Covenant as being anulled, as I stated above this Covenant is an eternal covenant. The only Covenant that was anulled at the death of Christ was the Mosiac Covenant and Rom. 10:4; II Cor. 3:3-11; Gal. 3:19-29; Eph. 2:11-18; Heb. 7:11-12,18 are all references to this covenant not the Abrahamic Covenant. As far as Jews needing to accept Christ to be saved is correct, but again we are not speaking of salvation here, the issue is the land. And unless you are a Covenant Premillennist you don’t believe there will be a literal 1000 year reign of Christ in which those Jews who make it through the 7 years of tribulation will at last inherit all that God had promised them through the Abrahamic Covenant including the land.

        Don’t you worry Luis I didn’t forget Galations 3. I do understand the premise of those who hold to Covenant Theology and their belief that the Church replaced Israel, which in my opinion is a heresy. And there are many passages interpreted [allegorically I might add] to teach this belief, and there are so many passages that I could sit here and type all day long. So I will address verse 28 of Gal. 3 since it is heavily used by the reformed camp. “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is nethier male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Those in the reformed camp tend to focus on the “Jew nor Greek” part of the passage and forget about the rest. The first thing to understand about this passage is that the context is dealing with the matter of justification by faith and so the only way anyone can be justified by faith is through the saving work of Christ, but this DOES NOT in no way erase the distinctions between Jew and Gentile it only shows that both have to accept Christ’s atoning work to be saved. If this erased the distinctions between Jew and Gentile, then there would be no distinctions as far as the rest of the passage is concerned for example: bond or free, are there not some believers in this world in bondage and some surley are free. Again, how about male and female, what is true of the physical realm is also true of the spiritual realm and even though there will be no marriage in heaven the distinctions will remain with many passages throughout the NT that attest to these distinctions. The same is true of Israel and the Church, The Church is the bride of Messiah made up of Jews and Gentles, and Israel [those in the nation that survive the tribulation by accepting their Messiah] will remain Israel throughout the 1000 year millennial reign and inherit their covenent physical blessing of owning all the promised land. So today Israel is a distinct nation returning to her land as God promised it to her and we as Christians who worship a Jewish Jesus should stand behind His Jewish brethern even though they have returned in unbelief at the moment.

        BTW I didn’t respond to Dood before because the comments made show a lack biblical literacy!

  13. MAES ESTAL says:

    I AM AN AVERAGE AMERICAN, WITH AN AVERAGE INCOME(MIDDLE CLASS)…. I AM ONE WHO WILL SAY THIS….. I AM FEED UP WITH BOTH REPUBLICAN AND THE DEMOCRATS, EITHER HAS DONE A DAMN THIS FOR THE COUNTRY ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, EXCEPT WAR, DEBT, AND A MISMANAGEMENT OF THE MIDDLE CLASSES TAXES,
    100 YRS AGO TEDDY ROOSEVELT, IN HIS CAMPAIGN SAID WE NEED TO LOWER THE TAXES ON THE MIDDLE CLASS, NOTHING HAS CHANGED
    I FOR ONE AM GOING AGAINST THE NORM AND VOTING FOR RON PAUL AND THE CONSTITUTION AND WHAT I BELIEVE IN…..GET REAL PEOPLE DEMO’S AND REPUBLICANS ARE NOT THE ANSWER ANY MORE………….

  14. Sandra says:

    The one and possibly most important question that was left out of this interview and the Republican Debates is this: If Paul were President and Israel ended up with a major war on her hands from her many enemy nations, what would his position be? Would we come to the aid of our ally, militarily, or leave her to the vultures? No one asks this of Ron Paul, and I would sure as hell want to know what he would do if he were President. From Paul’s own general statements, I come away with the impression that he would not get the USA involved in Israel’s defense. NOT a good stance for our nation. Ask the pertinent questions – the “what if” questions. This question is valid in the face of Middle East current unrest and instability.

    • Doug Wead says:

      I have asked him this question and he says that of course he would act. He resists answering these hypothetical questions since by answering them he gives credence to those who want to start wars unnecessarily.

  15. Bob says:

    In Thomas Friedman’s award winning book about the Middle East, “From Beirut to Jerusalem,” he mentions a Bedouin Arabic proverb:”

    “Me and my brother against our cousin. Me, my brother, and my cousin against the stranger.”

    We are the stranger and the Arab world which historically has fought among themselves for reasons of no concern to us, has now joined together against us, the common enemy. We have united them against us when ordinarilly they would be tearing each other to pieces. If you don’t believe me, just watch the news and see what is happening in Syria, Libia, Iraq, etc. etc.

    The sad consequence of our interventions is that the Christians in these areas that were once tolerated, are now being exterminated. Ex: Iraq, Egypt.

    I believe that this is the blow-back that Dr. Paul was talking about in the last campaign.

    • tex2 says:

      Bob,

      Good point. I guess we should just pack up and leave, so they can fight each other and cause world oil market prices to shoot through the roof and allow the terrorists to train and become organized again so they can perform a 9/11 like attack on every major city in the U.S.

  16. Bob says:

    tex2, I think you missed the point of what I am saying.

    If we leave and they do not have a common enemy to unite against, they will be too busy fighting among themselves to have time for terrorist attacks against us. They will probably eliminate (brutally) the terrorist elements themselves because they won’t want any loose cannons that won’t be submisive to whatever party is in power. Since the Arabs are first and foremost merchants, they will be interested in having their oil marketable at a reasonable price in a stable market. There will be no reason for the oil prices to go up(other than a blockade by outsiders (us) or outright war) . And no reason to attack every major city in the U.S. After all oil is all they have to offer and they need a market for it.

  17. tex2 says:

    Bob,

    I think you and your last place finishing “candidate” missed the point of what I am saying.

    If we leave now, they will fight among themselves until the most brutal faction takes over, then they will AGAIN be free to set up training camps and organize in other ways, just like they did BEFORE we went in. More attacks will make the “blowback” (which includes the 9/11 attacks) look like a day in the park.

    I hope the Iraqi government can hold back these factions, but pulling out when we did puts that at significant risk and makes the money and blood we’ve spent a complete waste.

    The terrorists couldn’t care less about marketing oil, they are focused on their extreme jihad mission. No wonder Ron Paul came in last place in the South Carolina primary….

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