The past ten days have seen a spate of pieces on Google News damning Congressman Ron Paul for “blaming” America for the 9/11 attacks. This is just the start of what will become a wave of ever-more shrill and lie-filled attacks on Mr. Paul as long as he is seeking the Republican presidential nomination and continues to find growing public support. The attacks on Mr. Paul are and will be the work of the Neoconservatives, the Israel-First fifth column of U.S. citizens, and AIPAC and those it controls in the Congress, media, and academy.
Answer: The neo-cons. (particularly those in government)
Those out of government continuously advocate for the cruel and unusual punishments of:
- being subjected to molestation and radiation in order to fly,
- being daily bombarded with scare tactics of this or that latest threat,
- being told that soon radiation and molestation will be required to travel anywhere, by any means,
- being subjected to arrest without due process and without the writ of habeas corpus,
I came across a neoconservative article and I found one paragraph in it that I think is funny coming from a neocon. I have included brackets (  ) where I deleted a word or words and I included one replacement word (also in brackets) to make the criticism more general than the author intended. Below, I will post the edited version first, and the original paragraph second
As if the 2012 election cycle couldn't get any better! Karen Kwiatkowski (ka-taw-skee) officially announced that she will contend for the Republican nomination in Virginia's 6th Congressional District!!!!
Why should we care, right? Here's why....
Lt. Colonel Kwiatkowski is the former Pentagon insider who exposed the neoconservatives' agenda to distort intelligence reports on Iraq. She refused to neglect her Constitutional duty -- defense against enemies foreign AND domestic -- despite conflicting pressures inside the Pentagon.
Look people the only thing we need to do to win the Republican Nomination is to win over a significant portion of the neocon vote. They unfortunately are a large part of the Republican Party. While you may shirk this off as "IMPOSSIBLE" - let me put forth some ideas and allow this idea to be considered.
Neocons are people who are terribly afraid. They are strongly influenced not by love or peace or prosperity but by the simple animal emotion of FEAR!
Rick Santorum tries to say Dr. Paul "blames America" for 9/11. This is nothing but desperate, pathetic demagoguery. Personally, I hold neocon trash like Rick Santorum culpable for 9/11, as he & his ilk are those who supported policies of interventionism, preemptive war, & decided America was the "policeman" of the world. These arrogant, ethnocentric, uneducated saboteurs of the Constitution are those who are truly to blame for the blowback which exposed itself on 9/11. And I would say this straight to his face.
Then he rants about Israel being so opressed.
This man is delusional. Steven Hayes from the Weekly Standard then agrees with him.
Talking about Al Qaeda, Gitmo, now to eric holder.
Neo-Con desperation hour on Fox News Channel.
When the issue of God comes up there always seems to be a great divide among the believers and non-believers. This divide is a red herring. For true believers or true non-believers arguing the existence of God is tantamount to arguing the color of the sky, the conclusion is obvious and anyone trying to force the argument is trying to mislead you, hence the red herring.
The Return of the Smear Brigade
Neocon takes aim at Ron Paul – and misses
by Justin Raimondo
Hey Ron Paul Fans: Hope You Know That If America Stopped Being The World's Policeman, America's Economy Would CollapseSubmitted by DeMolay on Tue, 08/23/2011 - 05:36
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry | Aug. 23, 2011, 4:32 AM |
Ron Paul doesn't just think the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are a mistake. He's an isolationist: he thinks America shouldn't be the world's policeman. He thinks America shouldn't have troops abroad and shouldn't use its military except in cases of self-defense.
Here's the problem: this would wreck the US economy, and the world economy.
And isolationists in general, and Ron Paul in particular, don't seem to grasp that.
Just a report from the front lines here in my neck of the woods.
We moved here a year ago. In that year, there is now one friend of mine that I met here who was a pro-war FOX watcher. After a year of hard work and systematic penetrating of the neocon wall, he will be voting for Ron Paul regardless of who the nominee is. He now sees FOX's establishment pushing antics. He even asked me to buy a Ron Paul sign for him from the campaign, so I did.
My new neighbors across the street moved to get away from the city because they felt it was time to be out of the metro area, but hadn't given the election much thought yet. They are in their 50's, and we've had a few porch and cooler conversations. I take care of their horses for them when they are away, and to make a long story short, we have two more Ron Paul votes, regardless of who the nominee is. In fact, he stopped over on his four wheeler last night while I was 'porching it' relaxing at the end of the day, and told me that while he and his wife were somewhere this weekend, the conversation of the group they were with was heading in the direction of "there is nobody good to vote for." He said "You would have been proud of her." "She just perked right up and blurted out Ron Paul!"
"If you know a huge Ron Paul supporter, go up to them today and say you're sorry he pulled out of the race. Much hilarity will ensue if you keep up the game. Yes, it's cruel, but it's good for a laugh. "
Stay classy, neocons.
The reaction here at home to Obama's neocon tropism has been both predictable and disappointing. From the peace movement, predictably, there has been protest so restrained as to be almost inaudible. It appears that only Republican wars summon "the movement" to principled dissent and ideological flash mob. Democratic wars are different somehow and must be examined closely for nuance overlooked and consequence unintended. As of this writing, that examination continues. (Sanders? Waters? Anyone?