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Ron Paul Defends Putin Better Than Kremlin TV, An Unintended Compliment

Think bigger than US borders. Outside the US, Putin is viewed as a hero.
Internationally, Putin has the reputation of being a diplomat and the one who got the US to back down from the Syrian warmongering. This story was written to directly attack Ron Paul and indirectly attack Rand, imo. The blowback from this will be the exact opposite result, again.
Ron Paul Is Putin's New Best Friend
The former congressman from Texas is making a better argument for shielding the Russian president from blame than Kremlin TV.
It used to be that blaming America for crisis abroad was largely the province of liberals. That folk wisdom appears to be changing—just ask Ron Paul. In the days after the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the former House member has been quick to attack the West and President Obama for pointing any fingers in the direction of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
But that didn't dissuade Paul from attacking American officials for (supposedly) jumping to conclusions. After outlining everything that Western media outlets, in their "rush to repeat government propaganda" have ignored, Paul posited that "the real point is, it's very difficult to get accurate information."

"Is it so hard to simply demand a real investigation?" Paul asks.
With his cool, dispassionate rhetoric, Paul seems to be just about the best voice for Putin's interests anywhere—and better, surely, than Kremlin TV. (Paul is a more respected source, in America anyway, and his defense of Putin isn't grounded in conspiracy theories.) Still, he may have to compete with Allen West for the title of Putin's new best friend.

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How dare Ron Paul!

My goodness, he called for an actual investigation! How could he do something like that?! Thank goodness we didn't elect him. He'd turn this country into a commie paradise. How could he not accept the US government at their word?! Has Obama or any of our other elected representatives ever lied to us to further their political motives?! That would never happen in 'Murica! We are exceptional! Like the article says, Putin is the one who is "something of a victim of his own propaganda machine". Ron Paul is just anti-American.

I hope this serves as a wake-up call to not vote for his son Rand in 2016!

remember when...

Remember when Ron Paul was right about the Patriot Act, the War in Iraq, and spoke against the war propaganda in Iran?
I wasn't awake at the time the Patriot aCt and the war in Iraq started. Later I found he was right about these things. Although the media gets in a frenzy over stories like this RP is usually the one sober man in the room. Although this link is a slam piece on him, he's probably right about this too.

"truth is treason in an empire of lies."

From a political standpoint,

From a political standpoint, I think what Ron Paul said will go over like a nasty fart blown by the dog at Christmas dinner.

Putin has had his fist shoved down Russia's throat since 2000.

He has been either President of Russia, or Prime Minister and has never let go of his power for 15 years.

Imagine George W. Bush being president for 8 years, then became the vice president for 4 years like his dad, and then became president again in 2012 until now.

That would suck.

Putin is a dictator, supports China and Iran, wants to make the Ukraine a part of his empire, and hates gay people.

Actions speak louder than words.

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

Hates gay people?

Okay, so as one who tries to think as a libertarian, I try to refrain from assigning stereotypes to the mindset of the individual thinking of members within any particular demographic, yet I've got to say as someone who resides in an area of California where it is a significant percentage of America's recent Ukrainian immigrants have chosen to live...dude, the Ukrainians, as far as allowing for so-called leaders of their community to speak on their behalf, are nothing short of hostile in their attitudes towards homosexuals. I'm not so sure a defeat of Putin would change that...

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead

Elton John & John McCain

Yes, Putin hates gay people.

Does he hate Jews too?

Who'd of thought John McCain and Elton John would agree on anything?

Elton John condemns Russia's 'vicious' anti-gay legislation


McCain criticizes Putin over gay rights record


Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

Truth is Treason

in an empire of lies.

God bless Ron Paul

Thomas Jefferson: “Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever."

Viva La Revolucion!

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The unintended consequences of this story are all positive.

Although the intended consequences were negative, Putin's reputation around the world is viewed as positive. By supporting Russia, Ron Paul is giving Putin the benefit of the doubt until proven otherwise. All that Ron Paul wants is the truth about what happened.