Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Ron Paul Speaks Out For Jihad

from Joe N ewby http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-spokane/ron-paul-expelled-from-advisory-board-of-young-americans-for-freedom

Who noticed this? Ron Paul not only backs Islam, but Islam as interpreted by Osama bin Laden. Only radical Islamists opposed US sending troops to Saudi Arabia (itself a fundamentalist Islamic state) Paul says only a few are radicals but he respects the very same radicals who complained about troops in Saudi Arabia.

We had a base in Saudi Arabia that was an affront to their religion,  that was blasphemy as far as they were concerned.

Ron Paul expelled from advisory board of Young Americans for Freedom

In December, 2007, Paul told Meet the Press he supported cutting off all aid to Israel and said America under a President Paul would not respond to an invasion of South Korea by North Korea unless Congress declared war.  The Korean War, technically, has not ended, but currently enjoys a cease-fire.
He also said America needed no troops overseas.  "They will not serve our interests to be overseas. They get us into trouble. And we can defend this country without troops in Germany & troops in Japan," he said.
Regarding Islamic terrorism, however, Paul seemed to find a moral equivalent between U.S. policy and the stated goals of Islamic radicals:
Q: Do you think there’s an ideological struggle that Islamic fascists want to take over the world?
A: Oh, I think some, just like the West is wanting to do that all the time. Look at the way they look at us. I mean, we’re in a 130 countries. We have 700 bases. How do you think they proposed that to their people, saying “What does America want to do? Are they over here to be nice to us and teach us how to be good Democrats?”
Q: So you see a moral equivalency between the West and Islamic fascism?
A: For some radicals on each side that want to impose our will with force. Not the American people--I’m talking the people who have hijacked our foreign policy, the people who took George Bush’s humble foreign policy and turned it into one of nation-building.
Q: The president himself?
A: The president himself has changed the policy. I liked the program he ran on. That’s what I defend. It changed at the first meeting of the Cabinet, [when they discussed] when were we going to attack Iraq?
Worse yet, Paul blamed the American presence in Saudi Arabia for the attacks on 9/11:
We had a base in Saudi Arabia that was an affront to their religion, (Osama bin Laden's religion, not the government that invited the US - RoPaul evidently believes radical Islam, not just moderate"corrupt" Islam IS real Islam)  that was blasphemy as far as they were concerned. We were bombing Iraq for 10 years. We’ve interfered in Iran since 1953. Our CIA’s been involved in the overthrow of their governments. We side more with Israel and Pakistan, and they get annoyed with this. How would we react if they were on our land? We would be very annoyed, and we’d be fighting mad. 
When asked about support for the creation of a commission to monitor the eradication of slavery in Sudan in 2007, Paul was the only GOP candidate to answer "No."
In 2005, Paul voted against a bill that would help deter arms transfers by foreign countries to Communist China.  That same year, he voted against restricting U.S. funding to the United Nations.
While remaining a steadfast fiscal hawk, Paul's positions on national defense and foreign policy are, at best, all over the map - and usually at odds with what is best for the country.  Sometimes, he sounds like a card-carrying member of Code Pink.
Jordan Marks, national director for YAF, said, "Rep. Paul is clearly off his meds and must be purged from public office. YAF is starting the process by removing him from our national advisory board. Good riddance and he won't be missed."
Marks had even harsher words for the Texas Republican:
“Rep. Paul's refusal to support our nation’s military and national security interests border on treason, aside from his failure to uphold his oath to the United States Constitution and defend our country and citizens against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” Marks continued.
“Rep. Paul has strayed to the left of Obama and allied himself with the radical anti-war left by laying the blame on America for the unprovoked attacks of Sept. 11th. Additionally, Rep. Paul has not condemned the 9/11 "Truther" conspiracy theorists that support him, and he has repeatedly insisted, that the United States not bring justice to those who have murdered thousands of our civilians and soldiers at home and abroad. This is simply unacceptable. Clearly Rep. Paul cares more about a doomed presidential run than he does our country,” Marks added.

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