Information for defending Dr.Paul's Foreign PolicySubmitted by WeavBeav on Tue, 01/17/2012 - 20:54
One of my friends that is in the military is debating one of our other friends on Ron Pauls foreign policy. My friend in the Military is defending Ron Paul and why he is right on foreign policy. Feel free to add any other information in defending this position, it would be appreciated. Also, I hope that people use this information to convince those who believe that Ron Paul is crazy. Thanks.
All the other GOP candidates have the same monetary and foreign policy except Ron Paul; those two areas are very important and are actually interrelated, especially in terms of the future of the United States economy. In order to understanding what is happening to the economy and how to fix it we need to look at the causes of it. It is imperative to understand the actions of the Federal Reserve and the economic school (Keynesians) that caused this mess. All other candidates including Obama want to continue this system that does not work. If conservatives and liberals would study Austrian economics they could understand our problems and what needs to happen to bring back a vibrant economy. Ron Paul is the only one running that predicted the 08 recession and knows what corrections are needed. The reason that Ron Paul got into politics over 30 years ago was because of economics. He studied economics and understood that eventually those policies would cause a depression in the future.
Foreign policy is a complicated topic and is something that I have struggled in understanding over the past couple of years. Here is some good information on the foreign policy advocated by Ron Paul and the founders of the United States. There are a lot of individuals in both U.S. and Israeli intelligence that agree with Ron Paul on foreign policy.
Here is a video that explains Ron Paul’s foreign policy- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8RAog2RnRc
Robert A. Pape is a professor and expert on the psychology of terrorists. He has been receiving funding from the department of defense and has been of great interest to our generals and admirals on the topic of terrorism. I’m not sure if I agree with him about offshore balancing, but it would have been ten times better than what we have been doing in the Middle East in the past 10 years. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxmdRWRrxBI Former
Former head of the CIA bin laden unit Michael Scheuer was assigned leader of the main unit (90’s during the Clinton administration) in figuring out everything about Bin Laden and what motivates him and his followers. He had operatives in the field gather actionable intelligence on their motivations and other capacities. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muDyAurk0hM
Both Sun Tzu and Carl Von Clausewitz stated that prolonged warfare without clear concise military objectives were exceedingly detrimental to a nation. Ironically, prolonged warfare can eventual be a danger to a nations national security, because it drains the nations resources. Military is a form of social welfare that is paid by the private sector (real jobs) and it takes away credit and capital from the market that is required to build and maintain a strong economy. Obviously, we want a strong military, so we need that form of social welfare. Right now we have been borrowing money from China and other nations to help spend on our military operations and other social programs here at home. The Chinese have been investing in their infrastructure and loaning us money that we have to pay back with interest. Clausewitz believed that political policy and national support should align with military pursuits. Both the current and the previous administrations have done a horrible job at following his wise military strategy.
Former Mossed chief Meir Dagan declared a military strike on Iran would be disastrous http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPtQmb-gf_E&feature=related
Tamir Pardo the Mossed Chief: Nuclear Iran Not an Existential Threat- http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/151221
Israel is a sovereign country that needs to deal with their own issues; they have 150 nuclear weapons and certainly capable of defending themselves. We need to stop sending money to other countries, considering we are bankrupt. We can either borrow the money, tax, or print money to give to other countries (devalues the dollar, which means that you pay more for tuition, gas, food, rent, housing, etc.). People should volunteering help the people of Israel if they desire to do so, instead of the government getting involved. The government is mostly ineffectual at managing and allocating resources.
Founders Foreign Policy: