Onenewsnow.com smear piece on Ron Paul's foreign policySubmitted by JTTC on Thu, 08/18/2011 - 14:56
A Christian attorney and terrorism expert says it's outrageous that Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has no problem with Iran getting a nuclear weapon.
During the recent GOP presidential debate from Ames, Iowa, televised on the Fox News Channel, Paul was asked to expound on earlier comments he made justifying Iran's right to have nuclear weapons.
"Just think of how many nuclear weapons surround Iran," noted the candidate during the debate. "The Chinese are there. The Indians are there. The Pakistanis are there. The Israelis are there. The United States is there -- all these countries .... Why wouldn't it be natural that they might want a weapon? Internationally they'd be given more respect."
Jordan Sekulow (ACLJ)Jordan Sekulow is director of international operations with the American Center for Law & Justice and a spokesman for Christian Leaders for a Nuclear Free-Iran. Congressman Paul, he says, "doesn't get it."
There are a lot of pro Paul comments. I added my own:
Sekulow... so so ignorant.
Ron Paul is inadvertently more pro Israel than any other politician because he believes in non-intervention -- not to be confused with isolationism. How so? Because he says Israel should deal with its problems the way Israel thinks it best to do so WITHOUT the US telling it what to do. All the other politicians use Israel as a political chip; they just want to get involved and take credit for being part of the peace process. Just like abortion, they don't want the issue ever really resolved; it is much better to be able to have a pro Israel platform.
Also Ron Paul proposes cutting off foreign aid to all countries. We give Israel's enemies 4 times the amount we give Israel. That looks like a net favor to Israel by cutting off all the aid. Giving Israel foreign aid while also helping its neighbors isn't doing it any good. By all counts, this makes Ron Paul's cut to foreign aid extremely pro Israel.
The Israeli military is FAR stronger than Iran's. Their air force alone is twice the size of Iran's while its military might as a whole is stronger than all the surrounding countries put together.
Furthermore, do you sincerely believe Iran would nuke Israel? If so, where? Tel Aviv? Jerusalem? I have been to both cities, and Iran would NEVER nuke Israel because there are tens to hundreds of thousands of Palestinians that live in or near these areas. Furthermore the surrounding countries that are not pro Israel still wouldn't want Israel nuked because of the nearby fallout/radiation.
Also, the moment Israel feels even remotely in danger, which is WAY before a nuke would be finished (Mossad puts the CIA to shame), it would go in and plow over any Iranian threat.
Lastly, Ron Paul is spot on.
We STARTED the war with Iran in 1953 by having the CIA go in and facilitate a coup to oust the LEGITIMATE government. The Iranians actually had a democracy that was functional until we came in! Furthermore the US actually had a respected reputation in the middle east before this. You never hear that though, do you?
So when we installed the Shah in 1953 which turned out to be oppressive, the Iranians overthrew it and replaced it with what? A government that, rightfully so, is very anti-US and anti-Israeli by extension. And so now we dare to be upset that they are anti-American?
Moving on, this begs the question: what now? This is Iraq all over again. There are no WMDs (our CIA tells us this... they usually lie in the opposite direction so they actually mean it) and yet here we are getting ready to spend American lives and money for what? Nothing.
What's more is the CIA and 9/11 commission both state that the primary reason we are attacked is from "blowback". Blowback is the result of the US presence in these countries that leads to negative attitude towards the US.
Let me propose two scenarios to you:
1) a Jihadist is recruiting you in the US to try help him attack Canada because "look at all the things they do to us! They invade us and our neighbors, kill our families, and set up fake governments!" At this point you say, "I don't see what you are talking about, go away crazy man."
2) a Jihadist is recruiting a moderate Muslim in a given Middle East country to try help him attack the US because "look at all the things they do to us! They invade us and our neighbors, kill our families, and set up fake governments!" At this point he says, "You are right. They did do those things and they killed my daughter, too! I will join you."
If a foreign military force were on American soil would you or your family sit idly for a moment? Like most communities we would see militias forming in an instant. And if Americans were being killed or our were government overthrown? It would be a national effort to rid ourselves of this foreign force.
Even if we had the authority to invade Iran to stop them, what would that solve? It would be more of the same failed prescription for the same old problem: we need to mind our own business. Israel is MORE than capable of taking care of itself. Trust me, it will not idly let Iran build or launch a nuclear weapon.