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Alan Keyes: How Obama and Ron Paul demoralize America

Kill them here. Kill them there. Kill them everywhere. The calls for war continue.

WND

Since he is a wholehearted advocate of the leftist critique of American liberty, Obama's conscious validation of the moral position of its enemies comes as no surprise. What surprises some is the fact that a famously staunch conservative like Ron Paul blames U.S. for violence. In a recent TV appearance, we find him "blaming terrorism on the U.S. presence around the globe. 'They're terrorists because we're occupiers,' Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, said on the Larry King show." Of the motive for the recent terror attack, he said, "We bombed Yemen two weeks ago. … He (the suspect, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab) did it because of the bombing." Ben Stein, also a guest on the show, correctly noted that Paul's statement has no basis in fact since "there is no U.S. occupation of Yemen or Nigeria" and Abdulmutallab "had already been mobilized and had even bought his Northwest ticket before we struck." Moreover, as noted in the WND account of the show, "Reports confirm that there was an air strike by Yemeni jets – and possibly some from Saudi Arabia," not U.S. forces.

Apparently Ron Paul believes that seeking cooperation from other states in striking against terrorist camps makes us "occupiers." In a similar vein, because after repelling Iraq's invasion of Kuwait during the first Gulf War, the U.S. did not invade and occupy Iraq, our role as occupiers somehow explains the 9/11 terror attacks. We are in the wrong because we dare to defend others. We are in the wrong because we dare to ally with others in order to do defend ourselves.

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I've been an unoffical advisor to Alan Keyes

Back in the 80s, when Alan Keyes first ran for the Senate, I attended an Alan Keyes rally. What first struck me was the number of yarmulke-wearing men were sitting at Alan Keyes' side. Alan's a Zionist, and Zionists can be trusted to do their master's bidding.

Michael Nystrom's picture

Keyes is a joke

And for only $490, you can take a 7day, 6 night Caribbean cruise with him and a bunch of no name conservatives.

http://loyaltoliberty.com/

He's the man.

And Alan Gottlieb from...

the wimpy second amendment foundation.

Gun Owners Of America is definitely where our former nra donation monies should go!
http://gunowners.org

THE MORE I LEARN ABOUT GOVERNMENT
THE MORE I LOVE MY GUNS
FourWindsTradingPost

oh boy, sign me up

Could you imagine being the only Paul supporter on a boatload of salivating war mongers?

I hear they serve raw meat at the buffets.

"I don't endorse anything they say"
~Ron Paul On the 911 Truth movement.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGyhlNY0y1k

I Give Up

people in the USA want war ... they like to kill.
they are the majority - the few of us who protest it are all nuts - so be it. I will never understand.

War

They like war because we have the superior military. I doubt they would like it if somebody else had the superior military.

Keyes, I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing

As much as I like Alan Keyes, he really disappoints me when he makes statements like above. As a Christian, he should know how important the motives of the heart are when human beings act against others. Jesus Himself said, "A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things." (Matthew 12:35)

Though I would generally agree that the terrorists who attack us are evil and dangerous people, I would also call Keyes to remember that America has played a role in provoking them to defend and retaliate against our country for bombing them for several years through many Presidential administrations. They are only doing what the rational implications of their religion call for, and that is to destroy (what they perceive) are the opponents of Allah and their nation. We would do the same thing if a foreign country imposed itself on us by governmental force.

The fact that Keyes still doesn't understand the nature of "blowback" is unfortunate. Sadly, many Christians like him will do nothing to turn the tides of having more American troops sacrificed at the altar of the terrorists overseas (which is what the terrorists want). Fighting for a nation which is erroneously seen as "God's chosen people" and has nothing to do with defending our own borders is detrimental to advancing what Christians actually want for that nation--peace and favor.

Having said that, I thank God that at least one Christian is still on Capitol Hill getting to the root cause of why terrorists seek to attack America, at least from a political view. Motives are always important for why humans do what we do, especially when we act unrighteously in civil affairs. Congressman Paul continues to take the media, the pundits, the Judaizers, and even Congress itself to task using common sense, compassion, and critical thinking instead of just personal attacks and belligerant bickering. Keyes needs to sit at Dr. Paul's feet and learn a thing or two.

Better yet, Keyes needs to

Better yet, Keyes needs to sit at the feet of Jesus. Then try to justify our present foreign policy with His teaching.

Mat 7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

Where's John the Baptist when we need him.

Trust in God, but tie your camel tight.

"Socialism needs two legs on which to stand; a right and a left. While appearing to be in complete opposition to one another,they both march in the same direction." - Paul Proctor

Indeed

That is a very good point.

This coming from a man who has done soooo much...

...in the cause of liberty.

Keyes continues to be a bad joke.

I may not know the truth, but I know when I'm being lied to...

Against obama in '04...

for the Ill senate seat, he was TROUNCED!

THE MORE I LEARN ABOUT GOVERNMENT
THE MORE I LOVE MY GUNS
FourWindsTradingPost

Typical neo-con rhetoric.

Don't let it get to you. We do need to keep educating, though; each in our own way.

. @ @ . Power to the People!
@ O @ -----> PEOPLE
. @ @ . NOT Corporate Entities!

Alan who?

This crap is starting way earlier than I thought it would.
plus
I think he means RE-moralizing.

Obama is the "great pretender" anyway.
He'll smile while directing a smart bomb right up your rear end.

"I don't endorse anything they say"
~Ron Paul On the 911 Truth movement.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGyhlNY0y1k

Keyes has distorted Ron Paul's meaning !

Anybody that has listened to Ron Paul for awhile knows he is talking about occupation of the ""Arabian"" peninsula as in long time military bases in Saudi Arabia, and now in Iraq, and very possibly the U.S. Naval Warships that patrol the seas all around the Arabian peninsula.... and essentially flying U.S. warplanes at will over most areas of the Arabian peninsula.

Ron Paul has said repeatedly," How would the American public react to Chinese military bases in Mexico, or Chinese war ships in the Gulf of Mexico."

Who does Mr. Keyes think was responsible for the recent missile attack on Yemeni soil?

Ron Paul as a U.S.Congressman should be much better informed of what the U.S. is doing around the world than Mr. Keyes, in my opinion.

beesting

Keyes, Stein, Horowitz, soon

Keyes, Stein, Horowitz, soon it will be more professional blabbermouths who attack Ron Paul precisely because they know his supporters will pick up on it, with hopes some attention will follow. DONT give them the time of day. RP is in the arena now, no time to haggle with vendors on the outside.

10-15 million more voters need to believe in non-interventionism (liberty) at home and abroad to change America. Minds changed on Syria. Minds changing on privacy. "Printing money" is part of the dialogue. Win minds through focus, strategy.

I am disappointed in Alan . . .

he doesn't want to face the truth--

I have known for some time that he was pro-war, but he's going too far here--

:(

*sad*

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

I am very disappointed too

because back when he had his radio show about '97 or so, he did much to educate me and get me on the Ron Paul band wagon and I thought he would be on here with me. It seems like he has changed, but maybe I just didn't know him, even though I listened every single night. Wish I could rehear those shows now and see how I feel about what he was saying. See if I would recognize him as a neocon.

SteveMT's picture

The color of Keyes' heart is reflected by...

his external color, a black day indeed.

What a Loser! PROOF!

wrote him with this: (brackets [ ] indicate bold)

Apparently Ron Paul believes that seeking cooperation from other states in striking against terrorist camps makes us "occupiers."

While I can't speak for Paul, I can, as you did, guess at his inner-most thoughts. It is actually simple, since he does not engage in the typical DC hidden-agenda game. That said, [apparently Ron Paul believes that 50+ years of American direct involvement in the middle east (installing the shah of iran back in the early fifties, for example), with weaponry, makes us occupiers.]

As Ayn Rand said, "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

It is really a shame that ideas such as yours besmirch the conservative value of a limited government. OTOH, at least you are considered a fringe perennial candidate, having an even weaker showing than Goldwater in '64 when you ran against Bo in Illinois in '04. Same is true for your MD run for the senate in '92...after your fringe views were exposed in the '88 senate race. Even more telling of your fringe status, [you have never won any public office,] and move from state to state trying to outrun your reputation.

[And you lost to Paul up and down the board in '08. ROTFLMAO!!!]

and included my now-enhanced sig lines...

"Alan Keyes is a lost soul in a lost movement, who excels at losing...a true leper messiah, if you will"
Warren Kruse
"I guess we all died a little in that damn war"
-Josey Wales, a.k.a. "Mr. Wilson"
"The more I learn about government, the more I love my guns"
-Four Winds Trading Post

THE MORE I LEARN ABOUT GOVERNMENT
THE MORE I LOVE MY GUNS
FourWindsTradingPost

Wow, Alan Keyes had

me fooled big time. Live and learn.

"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

Keyes is easy to figure out

It's all good when hew plays the conservative (I was for him in 2004) but it's easy to see his motives when he talks about subjects such as these. Keyes is a radical christian right. All his arguments center toward that. He despises the Muslims like a Christian Crusader. The fact that they are not Christian is justification enough for him to attack.

BTW...I am not trying to be provocative....only observant.

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

Alan Keyes is OUT THERE

its nice when his opinion is with us, but it doesn't matter what he says, because he was completely rejected by the republican primary AND the consitution party primary. he is a misfit and hes just begging for attention anyway, but he is too unique and contains fatal flaws to his logos/pathos/ethos/ and is too incorrigible to change.

This is a good sign

No doubt Ron Paul will be attacked from all sides now that his ideas are gaining popularity. The Republican establishment have been shaken by Rand Paul's poll numbers in Kentucky. The likes of Alan Keyes and Ben Stein are merely acting on cue like the obedient apparatchiks they are.

Actually, I've always thought

Actually, I've always thought Keyes to be articulate, thoughtful and insightful. What I'm not getting is the growing division about American Empiricism based on American right to fly the flag, bomb and terrorize other nations, mostly oil producing nations or their buffer zones, in the name of a moral defense of American property, and their goals. Ron Paul has NOT said anything contrary to his position on Foreign Policy and American intervention around the world. War hawks are scary people at all times. Does all intellect go out the window when one questions American right to draw blood, kill, maim,in the name of "politics". Why the aggressive attacks on Ron Paul's position and on him personally as the election campaigning draws nearer. More people around the world are hearing RP's message while you, Alan Keyes, insist on shooting the messenger. What's your real agenda?

articulate, thoughtful and insightful = you like what he said

It's easy to talk the talk.

No, Mike I do not like what he said.

I am surprised that for someone like Alan Keyes whom I thought to be articulate and insightful is way off the mark here. I am questioning his "real" agenda with his attack on Ron Paul's foreign Policy as the time for electioneering draws closer. It is impossible to believe that anyone can be "shocked", "disappointed" or ignorant of Ron Paul's basic repeatedly campaigned criticism of the current and expanded foreign policy, a position RP has held for several years, through numerous interviews.Lines are being drawn over the war effort and I am surprised at where RP's attacks are coming from.

If WE are not occupiers

No one is, and no one has ever been or will be. This is the biggest empire that ever existed.

Wake up, Keyes, you're looking mighty dumb! Wake up WND, so are you, for even posting this nonsense!

Keyes has been pretty much

Keyes has been pretty much proven irrelevant. We just need to watch out for him and work strongly against any of his campaigns.

Alan Keyes

And to think he tried to get the nomination of the Constitution Party. That is scary. Glad Baldwin was selected.

Yes, he's a neo-con.

Keyes reminds me of British political figures like Daniel Hannan and Nigel Farage.

I can nod my head and agree with them until the subjects of foreign policy, the monarchy and "terrorism" come up.