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Rand Paul Op-Ed: Tragedy In Israel

National Review: This week, three young boys were buried in Israel. The victims of kidnapping, they had been murdered by terrorists from Hamas.

The boys, Eyal Yifrach, 19; Gilad Shaar, 16; and Naftali Frenkel, a 16-year-old dual U.S.–Israeli citizen, were like any other children — their lives ready to be lived, their dreams ahead of them. They grew up in a nation that was at war but desperately wanted peace.

It is a peace they did not live to see, nor will others their age if action is not taken.

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I'm confused. Are you guys

I'm confused. Are you guys against the people of Israel? Wouldn't cutting off foreign aid help the people of Palestine? Don't we want to cut off foreign aid?

I think Rand is a genius with this bill. The republicans can't say he's an anti Semite plus he can call out all those who don't support the bill and it's a good start for ending aid. Isn't that what we want? Listen...the bills to end foreign aid are not going to pass either way. But at least Rand is taking the opportunity to expose the utter hypocrisy in his own party and in DC. This is one of the smartest things he could do.

First, there is no evidence

First, there is no evidence linking Hamas to this horrific crime. Second, why hasn't Rand written an op ed about the six unarmed and innocent Palestinian children who have been killed by the IDF so far this year? Just about a month ago, there was video going viral showing two Palestinian youth being shot down in cold blood!!!!! I am so sick of moronic Christian Zionists and their inability to empathize with anyone who isn't Jewish. And what about the Palestinian youth killed in the revenge attack? And what of the many cases of harassment, vandalism, etc. on the part of the crazy Jewish settlers? I am so over Mr. Rand.

His pandering to the zionists is not going unnoticed.

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This will not end well.

"Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won,whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory." --- Sun Tzu, The Art of War.


As Scott Horton recently

As Scott Horton recently quipped, Rand is trying to be everything to everybody and he's going to end up being nothing to nobody.

It's tragic, because

no matter how much he grovels,they will never allow him to become president anyway. That's the sad part, that he's willing to alienate so much of his potential base to satisfy a group of people that will never be satisfied, and he'll get nothing in return. I don't see this as smart political maneuvering. I see it as severely underestimating the treachery and duplicity of the people he is trying to impress. Is it possible they might let him get the Republic nomination? Yes, I suppose its possible,if there is a real groundswell of popular support. But they'd either rig the balloting for Hillary or send their minions to do the same thing they did to JFK.

and next time Isreal kills someone?

or how about the many kids we have killed? Can we just cut all funding to our own government? I'd sure like to.

Yeah, Rand, I totally agree,

because no Palestinian kids have been murdered by the tribe's army for getting too close to the apartheid wall, none died or were mutilated by white phosphorous during Cast Lead, none have been kidnapped and imprisoned without trial, and certainly none have been shot or killed for throwing stones at people stealing their land.

Maybe this will get you more money from AIPAC, and maybe winning is the most important thing, and I wish you the best.

I'm just glad I don't have to live and sleep with your conscience,.... best of luck.

Actually this will most

Actually this will most likely expose more hypocrisy in the party so when it comes to the primaries he can't be touted out as an anti-Semite and can call everyone else out who did not support his bill to end foreign aid to an enemy of our "greatest ally" Israel.

Rand is building up his war chest.

I know man,

but it still drives me nuts.

Killed by Hamas

Paul doesn't know that. The Israeli authorities suspect it's possible, but no one knows for sure. There are many different factions, and it can be difficult to determine who it is. Paul is incorrect on that fact.

Aside from that, by all means cut foreign aid. If you are against the settlements, guess what? All the foreign aid the Palestinian Authority has received hasn't done squat to get them out of their situation. What does the status quo get them? Less land every year.

Rand's idea might cure the gridlock and actually benefit the people, rather than Netanyahu and Abbas enriching themselves and their cronies.

Rand is a smart cookie.

Rand is a smart cookie.

This is such

a disgrace, that Rand is so infactuated with this cryptically idolized country, he panders about an obvious political/racist inspired target of guilt! As Spock would always say to those who jump to conclusions, that are inprobabilities, 'it's illogical'.

People tend to believe, that Hamas are like the rag-tag sand dwelling uneducated groups promoted by the Zionist controlled media. However, they are educated intelligent people who look for leverage, to use against the overwelming dominant force of the IDF. If you recall, when Hamas captured an IDF soldier a few years ago, they didn't kill him, but used him to negotiate the release of over 1000 Palestinian prisoners. So, why would they kill these teens when they could use them for leverage? And, if they did kill these teens, why would they leave the bodies to be easily found, knowing the murderous retalitory result by the Stalineske Netenyahu? Here's a video by BBC, questioning the actual lack of proof directed at the Israeli UK Ambassador, where he uses the usual tactic of saying there's proof without actually providing any.

Here's an analysis of Netanyahu and Israel by a Jewish American, Jim Kirwin, a progressive who is more aligned in Liberty with Ron Paul's ideology, than Rand ever wished to be. He uses emprical facts not created fabrication presented by the owned US media and politicians.

What don't you guys get? Not

What don't you guys get? Not only does this bill cut off some foreign aid but it exposes the hypocrisy in the party while systematically protects Rand from being called an antisemit which if we is serious about becoming the GOP candidate he must avoid that label at all costs or he has no chance.

Rand is playing the right cards at the right time, he might win

we don't need the franken-money to be on our side to get the bulk of the joos to support us. Most joos just want peace. they will put money on the line for Rand for this regardless if they don't know he disagrees with them about the real orthodox jewish dilemma. If the frankens get to hide the dilemma from the joos then so do we... game on!

A true flower can not blossom without sunlight and a true man can not live without love.

like the other thread

Rand: Enough Israel Pandering Already!

Rand's pandering to the pro-Israel crowd was already tiresome, but now he's gone way over the line. This exasperating column is as filled with half-truths and outright falsehoods as any piece written by a standard neocon Israel apologist.

Deep-pocketed Israel-firsters have pledged to spend big money to thwart Rand's presidential campaign. It seems those threats are working their magic on Rand's rhetoric, but I'm skeptical that all of his bowing and scraping to Israel will change their feelings and intentions about him.

I dread the upcoming GOP debates and seeing Rand pathetically dive in head-first as the various candidates make the case that they are more loyal to Israel than the others, a spectacle that Washington and Jefferson would find positively abhorrent.


Although it is true that one of the murdered young men was a dual U.S.-Israeli citizen, why is an American Senator expending so much energy calling attention to a relatively insignificant murder in a foreign land? Is this really a normal relationship between two countries, when American politicians find it necessary to comment on something like this, which is relatively minor, especially when wars are raging, when Christians have been entirely driven out of Mosul in Iraq, when murderous gangs attack Ahmadiyya and Ismaili Muslims in Pakistan, when awful violence rages just across the American border in Mexico?

What the hell is going on?

Right now, there are gang wars raging in America's cities in the summer heat. Every week-end during the summer, there are veritable bloodbaths in cities like Detroit, Gary, Indiana, and Chicago. This past week-end, in Chicago alone, there were 35 people injured in shoot-outs that also left one person dead. The week-end before that, 5 were shot dead and an additional 19 were wounded. Yet our Senator writes no op-ed for those victims.

Rand Paul also lies when he writes this:

I think it is clear by now: Israel has shown remarkable restraint. It possesses a military with clear superiority over that of its Palestinian neighbors, yet it does not respond to threat after threat, provocation after provocation, with the type of force that would decisively end their conflict.

The night before the op-ed was published, Israeli authorities took the bold move of resuming home demolitions. The homes belonging to the families of the two suspected murderers were demolished in a punitive action by the Israeli Defense Forces. I would note that the men have not yet been found guilty in any court of law; the family homes were simply destroyed:

The witnesses said the houses of Marwan Kawasmeh and Amar Abu-Eisha in Hevron were blown up, in what a human rights group said was the first punitive demolition since Israel halted the practice in 2005.

Because he is trying to cut

Because he is trying to cut off foreign aid. He is beating them at their own game.



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