Ron Paul Defends Putin Better Than Kremlin TV, An Unintended ComplimentSubmitted by SteveMT on Mon, 07/21/2014 - 13:11
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.