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Ron Paul: There’s a lot of problems in Syria. There’s no doubt about it. But I tell you what: They’re not suicidal.

There’s a lot of problems in Syria. There’s no doubt about it. But I tell you what: They’re not suicidal.

This is not an exact quote from Ron Paul. What he actually said in August 2011 was:

"There’s a lot of problems in Iran. There’s no doubt about it. But I tell you what: They’re not suicidal."

He said this during a Fox Snooze interview when questioned about relations between Iran and Israel (and inevitable U.S. involvement).

38-second clip:


http://youtu.be/csuW6qm-AEw

His point was that it would be suicidal for Iran to start a war with the U.S. or Israel. If asked I'm sure he would say the same about Syria, Jordan, Canada, possibly even North Korea, any nation from which the war makers may claim to hear the rattling of sabres. But I don't know for sure...

Would it be inappropriate, presumptuous, or otherwise wrong to quote the doctor as having the same view about Syria?

http://thinkprogress.org/security/2011/08/16/297236/ron-paul...




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Blowback: Good-bye Dubai? Bombing Iran’s Nuclear Facilities

Good-bye Dubai? Bombing Iran’s Nuclear Facilities would leave the Entire Gulf States Region virtually Uninhabitable

"Think “Fukushima x 10”: Bombing Iran’s nuclear facilities would leave the entire Gulf State region virtually uninhabitable"

"Calling for, even so much as contemplating, such a genocidal event is madness; actually carrying it out would be insanity beyond description."

"Surely, the Gulf State monarchs especially are aware enough to realize that, even if Iran is planning to develop a nuclear weapon (for which no evidence whatsoever exists), a nuclear-armed Iran would be far less of a danger to them than a bombing of Iran’s nuclear facilities, which would positively guarantee their demise. Even Israel, which is only 1100 kilometers away from Iran, and also experiences regular severe sand and dust storms, would likely suffer dire consequences as a result of the radiation fallout from such an attack."

"Has such absolute insanity infected the minds of the Western powers to such a degree that they actually would attack Iran, and in so doing destroy the entire Gulf State region, further irradiate the entire planet and themselves, and quite possibly set off World War III? Or is it all just smoke-and-mirrors, scare tactics and rhetoric, and saner minds will in fact prevail?

Let us all hope and pray for the latter."

http://www.globalresearch.ca/good-bye-dubai-bombing-irans-nu...

Flashback.

Good stuff.

"Home is where it's hardest."
-Tommy

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-me

It's not the same

Iran makes weapons, Iran has oil, Iran is not being challenged by rebels to the government (with international allies).

Israel has said nothing but positive things about Assad. It is the USA who continues to meddle (and Russia).

It's the same, but different...

Common denominator: The paranoid U.S. government...

"Home is where it's hardest."
-Tommy

OMG PANDAS!!! LOCK UP THE CHILDREN!!!
-me