Skip to comments.Rep. Ron Paul calls Egypt a "mess" made by U.S. intervention
Posted on 01/31/2011 8:50:00 PM PST by speciallybland
Rep. Ron Paul, R-Lake Jackson, is blaming U.S. policy for the upheaval in Egypt.
"This is a typical example of what happens when we run on intervention-type foreign policies. We get in the middle of these fights. We've been in the middle of this for 30 years now. We've given Mubarak $60 billion. We're responsible for a lot of the mess that is over there," Paul said this afternoon on FOX News Channel's Your World with Neil Cavuto.
Paul, a potential Senate candidate in Texas next year, is a longstanding critic of foreign entanglements, and probably Congress' leading isolationist. His son, Sen. Rand Paul , R-Ky., caused a stir in recent days by advocating for the cutoff of aid to Israel, in the context of a broader push to eliminate all foreign aid. It's a goal he shares with his father.
"I wouldn't just cut off Egyptian aid. I'd cut off all aid to the Middle East and maybe that whole area would be better off for it," the congressman told Fox.
As for concerns that the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood, or even Al-Qaeda, would fill the power vacuum if Mubarak is forced out, Paul said the real problem stems from a U.S. habit of propping up authoritarian leaders. Both Mubarak and the deposed Shah of Iran became targets of popular revolt because they were "our puppet government," he said.
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And this corndog is a legitimate presidential candidate?
So Ron’s answer is to let the Muslims kill all Jews and Christians, Hindu, etc, on the face of the earth.
That’s there goal.
Silence is consent.
Egypt’s problems, and the problems they are going to have very soon are Islam’s fault. It wouldn’t have mattered what America did or didn’t do. America’s biggest mistake has been in thinking Islam can be managed and made safe for modern civilization. It can’t.
R-U-N Paul once again spouting his isolationist BS - what a maroon!!
Muslim Brotherhood now has our secrets and they will trash any agreement with Israel. Things are worse.
And it is not the fault of the USA.
Ron Paul is an anti-semite and an isolationist.
And we have a winner here. If the MB comes to power, it's our fault for creating the conditions in Islamism grows. If hadn't thought of sovereign states as political playgrounds we wouldn't have to worry about what happens when thug rulers fall or turn on us like Saddam did.
But if Mr. Paul was President could he and would he prosecute a war old school if he had to ?
Not paying for friendship is a good idea, but inevitably those countries would develop a much stronger relationship with Russia and China and buy their military hardware from them. Using money we paid them for oil - ouch. This way, if we sell them things, the oil money comes back to many big U.S. companies and gives us jobs.
Disengagement would have to be accompanied by leaning on them like... well, leaning on them hard. We’d have to do much more of a hardsell than a softsell diplomatically. It would produce much more dirty laundry. We’d have to get them to pay full retail for all the hardware and services we sell them.
Ron Paul: You make an A-Hole of yourself for even checking in to this international problem!
Ron Paul, get off the stage, and STFU!
What a JACKWAGON. Any country we gave foreign aid too according to Paul would be cause for blame.
Great, let’s cut foreign aid to all countries!
Cannot stand him, or his son - no matter how 'right' they imagine themselves.
is that the bottom of a corn silo?
5.)After nearly two decades of saying he supported DADT voted against it as soon as it came up on vote.
Ron was telling Laura Ingraham that he’s a legitimate candidate now because people are seeing him on FoxNews and hearing him on the radio instead of just hearing what his views are from the MSM. Every time it becomes the slightest bit tempting to think that maybe RuPaul isn’t such a bad guy, he comes out with spew like this and sets us all straight.
So, do tell, Ronnie—old boy... If we just minded our own bidness, then the world would be a peach of a place, by your measure... And even though the tenets of Islam COMMAND its followers to “convert the world to Allah”—and by the sword, not through persuasion, old boy—things every where on Earth would just be ducky for freedom-loving individuals?
I suppose those nasty Barbary Coast pirates were just a abberation of history? You know the ones of whom I write, don’t you old man? Those “peaceful” Muslim type, who were attacking the shipping of the Old World, the New World, and all points between... stealing ships, stealing cargo, murdering and enslaving crews... and doing this all without the slightest provocation or “interference” by westerners—from the 8th century up to the early 19th—in the name of Allah!
But, then a good-ol Virginia boy—an “interventionist” by your standards, ol chap—a Unites States President, Tommy Jefferson, no less... “bitch slapped” Allah’s pee-pee hard with a big ol stick... Funny how those Islamic types get real friendly once you give ‘em a good Marine ass-whooping, eh, Ron?
Now, do be a good sport, and Bugger off, mate!
Twisted ol dimwit!
What a kook!
Apparently, he thinks America would be better off if we just sat on our hands and didn’t have an influence in the world.
Could it be, Ron Paul has read the State Department cables on the subject? Check it out — he’s right on every count.
populist nonsense....this for the “head in the sand” crowd.
“The picture is a mile wide and ron has a field of view that fits on a postage stamp.”
LOL! That paints a great mind picture!
You are just about as colorful as wardaddy!
I love Southern men...;o)
>> Muslim Brotherhood now has our secrets
Reported more than once on FR but I haven’t noticed any news links. Got one?
Surprise, Surprise, Ron Paul blaming all the problems outside of the U.S. on the U.S.
Why doesn’t he just cuddle up with Ralph Nader and decide which one is going to lead on the ticket to help Obama win 4 more?
He does have a point about The Civil War. Buying the slaves would have been preferable to killing 600,000 Americans. Emperor Alexander II of Russia did so in 1861.
Clinton, Bush, and Obama’s answer is to let Christians be slaughtered by Muslims in Kosovo, Iraq, Egypt, and Afghanistan. Freedom of conscience for religious minorities, (unless they are Muslim), in client states has not been a part of U.S. foregn policy since Ronald Reagan. U.S. foreign policy benefits those that pay for it — the Saudis and the Chinese.
Why thank you mam... thank you very much. (my best Elvis) :-)
— Great on the Federal Reserve
— An idiot when it comes to foreign policy
—All great nations engage and manipulate abroad. Russia and China do. Even Iran does. Burying your head in the sand type of isolationism is a loser because power abhors a vacuum. China and Russia will move in where we fear to tread. Look at Iran moving into Venezuela and militant Muslims moving into South America.
Now the Coptics, other non muslims, women, young boys, and goats will have a lot to worry about, but, Representative Paul should not even wrinkle his brow.
But in the end,when all is said and done, this is what the majority of voters that voted on November 4, 2008, voted for.
That is the truest statement. That is not condoning wasted foreign aid, but too many people blame it for problems it did not create. Whether we had never given Egypt (or other mideast Islamic countries) a dollar, it'd still be what it is today.
Egypt would be a mess with or without us. Without us they would already be a Sharia Dictatorship.
The net results of The Civil War: (1) The blacks were freed from slavery, something for which they will never forgive the Republicans; (2) The suspension of the 10th Amendment; (3) The elimination of political opposition to the bankers, eventually resulting in the creation of the Federal Reserve and the Federal Income Tax (to pay for those Federal Reserve Notes).
Mubarak is tottering because he failed to protect the Copts from the Muslim Brotherhood. He broke The Social Contract. He has lost Yhe Mandate of Heaven. If he repents, he may retain his position.
I will not argue with your assessment.
Both Mubarak and the deposed Shah of Iran became targets of popular revolt because they were "our puppet government," ... "I wouldn't just cut off Egyptian aid. I'd cut off all aid to the Middle East and maybe that whole area would be better off for it,"No more foreign entanglements, like the one against the Barbary Pirates, the French in North America, the Spanish in the western hemisphere, the Japanese in the Pacific...
Ah yes, thanks.
I love Elvis! ;o)
Exactly..why give these turds aid and weapons if they only protect their "favorites". Besides..most of the money we send goes to crooks....pigs that squeal loudly when they hear "cut off aid".
What’s Rep. Paul’s email address? I want to ask him to run for president. His campaign website states that his campaign email adddress is firstname.lastname@example.org. I sent an email to that address, and it was returned.
I’m sorry..I do not have Ron Paul’s email. He cannot win because he appears emotionally immature. I don’t believe that is true..but it’s just part of his ingrained personality. I believe he has been used by both parties as a sure thing to split votes and confound the Libertarian message. Best of Luck to you.
I agree that Paul probably won’t win. I hope that about seven Republicans will seek the nomination and that four of them will continue campaigning until the Republican National Convention. If that happens, no one will have the majority of the delegates before the convention. The convention will be more suspenseful, causing more people to watch and hear the great republican ideas. That’s what happened in 1980, and Reagan won about 40 states.