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Breitbart: "In Israel, Rand Paul Tries to Shed Ron Paul's Poor Record"

This week, while media attention focused on former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) and his controversial views on Israel, another iconoclastic Republican stirred controversy in Israel itself.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) visited Israel as part of a trip that will include visits with Palestinian and Jordanian leaders. In remarks to a Jerusalem think tank, Paul reiterated his view that U.S. foreign aid to Israel and other countries should end.

Paul’s opposition to foreign aid in general has stirred concern both in Israel and among Israel’s supporters in the U.S. Israel is the number one recipient of U.S. foreign aid, and uses the money to strengthen its defenses against terror and regional enemies.

Paul’s opposition has therefore provoked claims that he is anti-Israel--claims that he denies, and which echo concerns that long surrounded his father, former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX).

In Israel, Paul attempted to make clear that his opposition to foreign aid is not motivated by antipathy to the Jewish state. “I would start a little more quickly with those who are enemies of Israel, and enemies of the US,” he said, according to the Jerusalem Post. “I would like to see their aid end more quickly. With regards to Israel, it could be a gradual phenomenon.” He added that foreign aid “sometimes clouds the sovereignty of Israel.”


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The Zionist are laughing at Rand and his attempt to steal their billions of dollars that they created in the first place through their institutions, politicians, and media but put on the shoulders of the United States and its people.

I can here them now, "he must think we're dumb, lets play with the goy for a little bit"


Rand is quite the strategist

Ron Paul got heat on Israel and he absolutely lost net votes over that. Rand is not in it like Ron to change hearts and minds with a pure message. If he can go to vacation to Israel and shake hands, smile, take a couple of pictures and then refer to them by their nicknames in order to win a massive amounts of votes. Then he will. Rand will dirty his hands slightly for the sake of the liberty movement. Rand is in it to win it and I predict he will. It won't be perfect but it will definetly be better than the alternative and most important of all - it actually happens instead of just being a dream.

Stop bashing Rand. He is brilliant in his own way and a great complement, not substitute, of Ron. They are very different, Rand is a strategist and Ron is an agitator. Rand will harvest what Ron sowed.

And all you who say that it is futile to work from within: what do you propose? violent revolution? in that case, you have nothing to loose by supporting Rands attempt to change the system from within.

Why should we help Israel anyways?

They are the biggest source of actual "terror." The way the people in Gaza live and how many are killed is testament to that. I guess the U.S. supports them cause they too have used white phosphorus on civilians, sorta like some sick club.

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I don't get it

Does anyone understand the nuts and bolts / strategies and tactics of having a KY senator, one of just 600 or so legislators, who is (trepidatiously/cautiously) against foreign aid, without any authority to stop it, do with a road trip to Israeli leaders?

If Rand is working on his own, I can see why maybe it changes his brand.

But then why does anyone in Israel take the meeting?

And certainly nobody in the collective of the legislative branch say "we should send a representative to Israel. How about the guy who bitches about lightbulb choices?"

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The trip was

The trip was privately-funded. They take the meeting because he is a US Senator and therefore an important figure.

The US Senate sent Cruz, McConnell, Flake, Fischer and Barrasso on a taxpayer funded trip to Israel less than a week after Rand had left.

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I agree with you. His

I agree with you. His ambition is tantamount with his agenda. He is as qualified as Obama politically running for president. I wonder who is backing him as the novice senator from Kentucky.

Who is backing him?

Are you joking? could it be legendary former texas congressman dr Ron Paul and his enormous fanbase? He says daddy to Ron Paul, that gives him huge credibility and qualifications.

I don't think so... Ron Paul

I don't think so... Ron Paul supporters are quite divided on the credibility and questionable merits of Rand Paul.

Absolutely agree.

Obama certainly had big pocket backers with lots of aides. How does Rand think he is qualified? Does he have big pocket backers with lots of aides? If so, is he really representing us? If not, is he out of his mind? He interchanged the words debt and deficit just a short two years ago meaning he had no idea what he was doing. Is he having delusions of grandeur?

The deficit adds to the debt.

The deficit adds to the debt.

A picture is worth a thousand

A picture is worth a thousand words.

While it may be true that Ron

While it may be true that Ron Paul's image is tarnished in Israel, his record at Congress speaks for itself. He's the only one who in the Congress who did not condemn Israel when they exercised their right to self-defense when they bombed Iraq's nuclear plant. He's been calling for the US to not meddle with how Israel would like to conduct their affairs with its neighbors. He's also called for a suspension of foreign aid to all countries, not only Israel, as the neofascists and/or neoimperialists would paint his statement, to stop the robbing of wealth from the American Public.

In this crazy world where

In this crazy world where politicians are measured by how many goodies they hand out, of course he is going to have a "tarnished record". That's why Ron Paul says if we want to change things we have to change what we think the role of government ought to be. If government is to protect the life, liberty and property of it's citizens, his record is something to be admired.

The article is lame

because AP had reported last week that Israeli Prime Minister actually agrees with Rand Paul - cutting aid to all.

Since AIPAC brings jobs to trade unions at Boeing and Lockheed Martin, some special interest groups and socialist-progressives are not happy.

Those who still have mental anxiety, consider that your particluar tax money goes to Pakistan and taxes from American Jews go to Pentagon via Israel.

Quote from the comments

"If only Ron Paul had seen the light and supported Israel he might now be President. Rand seems to have seen a flicker but still appears to be as blind as his father."


What is that white thing on Rand Paul's head?


White thing on his head is a "For Sale" tag

and he was bought by the Israeli lobby.

No. He hasn't been bought by the Israeli lobby.

But, I think he does recognize the Israeli lobby has a lot more influence in the Republican Party than old-line Conservatives and libertarians do.

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a light behind him


If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

I don't think so.

It looks like the white cap thing'a'mah'jig that Jews wear when they pray. I was extremely scornful of Romney for doing that when everyone knows he is not an Orthodox Jew. Rand isn't either. If Rand thinks wearing a Jewish baseball cap and praying at a wall to a God that most Israelis either don't believe in or have no use for is going to win him political points with Israel-Firsters, he is sorely mistaken.

When you are debating some

When you are debating some liberal moron in 3 years who says Rand is a racist you are going to be so happy that you can show them a picture of Rand wearing a jewish cap. Just saying, it's going to make a lot of things a lot easier.

Most liberal morons

will look at that as just being a publicity stunt to get AIPAC's blessing. Unless we can convince liberal and conservative morons alike that supporting people's right to be racist with their personal property isn't the same as being racist, we'll never convince them to support private property rights.

When in Rome,

do as the Romans do. What's wrong with that?

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
-Thomas Paine

It's really sad, that there has been only

two US politicians who have actually had the nads to speak out exposing the Truth about Israel, Cgr Paul Findley and Cgr James Traficant. Even Dr Paul has always cowed down to really telling us the Truth about Israel being a Marxist ideological state, who has bought and controlled most of politicians through it's unregistered lobby, AIPAC, and undermined our security for the past 30+ years. And, if anybody really does deep research into the history you will find it is a Rothschild creation, that was used as basis for getting us into two world wars as courageously exposed by former Zionist Jew converted Christian, Benjamin Freedman, in many speeches he gave around the Country in the late 60's. Then we also have a well documented exposure of the Israel state, by an American Jew who trully believed he was moving to the 'great Jewish homeland', only to find it was a Marxist state created by Russian Askenazi Jewish demogods. You should read this brief outline of his book written in 1985, as things are much worse at present times. http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/israel.htm

Just a quick question for

Just a quick question for you: how does a marxist nation gather enough resources to buy off the government of a much larger supposedly non-marxist or at least less marxist nation? Consider also the difference in size.

That jewish mans account of Israel is not really worth anything. If I was told I was going to the land of the free and the home of the brave and then ended up in USA I would probably be pretty disappointed.

What you are saying is all just complete bullshit and what you refer to as research is not research at all. If you want to do some research look up confirmation bias.

So if you oppose foreign aid to ANY country, they call you...


It's amazing how self-important the Jews consider themselves to believe that if we don't support our government STEALING FROM US AMERICAN TAXPAYERS and giving it out in FOREIGN AID MONEY TO THEM, then Americans are ANTI-SEMITE!

Utterly amazing.

God's chosen people indeed.

Come down off your HIGH PEDESTAL Israel.

YOU DON'T OWN MY HARD-EARNED MONEY. And I don't care WHAT you do as long as you're not STEALING from me.

I don't dwell on your lives. I frankly couldn't care less. You're just not that important.

AND I'M CERTAINLY NOT SUPPOSED TO BE YOUR SLAVE (even though my federal government says I AM your slave) and steals my wages through taxes and redistributes it out in foreign aid to prove it.

I for one am SICK OF IT.

But 99% of the sheeples in this country seem fine with it for some reason.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

I wonder

what anti-Semites whined about before 1947?

I am not sure how much taxes you and your relatives pay, but you can assume that your particluar money goes to Pakistan and taxes from American Jews go to Israel.

Should the USA give $3 billion each year to Israel?

I would love to see the results of an honest national survey in the United States with the simple question: Should the United States give $3 billion each year to Israel?

My guess is that the American public would overwhelmingly answer "no" to that question. However, our congress won't touch the aid to Israel or remotely criticize it. If that is the case, I can only come to the conclusion that congress doesn't answer to the American public.

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

-C. S. Lewis

Hell NO!

Bunch of mooches!