Ron Paul on Terrorism

Congressman Ron Paul gives his thoughts on Yemen, the attempted airline bombing, the motivations of Al Qaeda, the radicalization of the Middle East, and the destruction of our liberties under the guise of government provided “security.”

Date: 12/28/2009


Ron Paul: Last week I mentioned in my little talk about the medical care legislation going on in the Senate, that it might be a distraction from foreign policy because I believe there were some very important events going on in the Middle East. And I brought up the subject of Yemen because at that time we had known that the Saudis had bombed Yemen and the Saudis are our close allies. We provide them with the weapons and the airplanes, and we did sanction and endorse the bombing of Yemen where there are some Al-Qaida; there is no doubt about it. Because they are scattered around the Middle East and they react to our occupation and if we’re in Afghanistan and we chase them around, they might go into Pakistan and now into Yemen. And I thought this was a very dangerous situation. Well, we’ve all heard now the story that happened on the weekend where this one individual that has come from Nigeria and then through Amsterdam and came in to Detroit and attempted to set off some type of explosive device. Most people who heard it thought it was a firecracker device, but it started a small fire which obviously is very, very dangerous.

But it seems ironic that there is so much excitement about this, and now there is talk about attacking Yemen because there is Al-Qaida there. I saw one headline that fascinated me that said, “Al-Qaida in Yemen threatens United States”. I got thinking, “United States in Yemen threatens United States”. Our presence there is the real problem. But there is now some serious talk about what we should be doing over there and dealing with the Al-Qaida, never addressing the real important subject of why is there Al-Qaida and why do these radicals get motivated in order to commit suicide and these various things. And they get motivated because we’re there in their country and then they organize and the longer we’re there the more they get radicalized against us. So what do we do? We send more troops over there. But this whole issue now about what to do about monitoring people getting on airplanes; it really scares me because we do so much already.

We spend 75 billion dollars on intelligence gathering in this country in order to protect us and make us safe. So with 75 billion dollars we weren’t able to detect this individual where there was a glaring warning sign; like his dad goes to the U.S. embassy and says, “Hey, this guy is losing it and he could commit a violent act”. So they put him on some list and totally ignore him, and he gets on an airplane and starts a fire. So you wonder just exactly what’s going on. It’s either awful stupidity or there must be an agenda. I guess we won’t know that for sure, but I am concerned about what they are going to do to the America people.

When the hijackers that bombed the twin towers were identified, it was looked into and it was found out that the FBI had reported on numerous occasions that they were being trained to fly airplanes but not to land. Nothing was done about it and that was not even a lead, so it was totally ignored. But nobody ever got punished. And now no one is going to get punished for this for not paying attention to this warning.

And so we look now to somebody else getting punished; it will be the American people. You know, they’ll add some more security on to us. First they make us take off our shoes and then our belts and then small bottles of water, and put our computers in the tray and on and on it goes. So something else is going to happen; they won’t let us get out of our seats or look at our bags from the bin above us and thinking that’s going to make us a lot safer.

I’m convinced, though, that one of the main problems we have is that we’ve turned over a very important function to the government. The government is incapable of doing what they’re supposed to do. A function like this should be controlled by the people who run the airlines. But they haven’t done that in many, many years. The airlines like all of the responsibility to fall to the government, so if anything goes wrong it’s the government’s fault. But I often thought about how efficient an armored car company is in protecting the money in those trucks, and nobody has to worry about it. But when it comes to cargo on an airplane, the government has to be responsible and the bigger the problem and the more fear that is built up, the more they take away our personal liberties. They turn us all into zombies and the American people go along with this saying, “Oh, as long as it makes us safer, I guess it’s okay to go along”.

But it’s time the American people woke up and started realizing that there is a bit of propaganda going on and quite possibly this incident will not only undermine our personal liberties, but will also accelerate our intervention and the violence occurring in the Middle East.


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    I believe that the NWO has infiltrated the Bible specifically Revelation to make Christians passive and appaythetic. They read the book and see evils blueprint for global domination then they sit back and don’t care because GOD will save them. Meanwhile were being killed by our food and water air etcc.. This doesn’t have to be this way . When is everyone going to wake up and realize that GOD has allowed evil to attack us , God scantioned wars in the bible times , why not now , the fed is pure evil and needs to be destroyed and dismantled . Preachers ! Talk to your congregations make them understand that evil stands on our door step and we have a chance to crush it . We can no longer stand by and watch it take over our beautiful earth that was created for us to enjoy. I sure wish I was an American so that I could vote for Ron Paul, Ron Paul for president 2012

  • Lindsey

    I find it very interesting that the TSA is ordering different countries to use enhanced security techniques to catch potential terrorists heading to our country from certain countries. They didn’t catch the last guy. Why will they catch the next one? How can we order another country to do our dirty work for us? I’m sure that they are going to try real hard for us! This administration is actually trying to blame other countries for our own failure to secure our own border! This administration is a joke! It is time that WE secure our own borders; Not rely on other nations to do it for us! It’s real simple; WE don’t let you in if we have even the slightest doubt about you!

  • Alex

    Dear John and Lindsey:

    Fearing an invisible, all-powerful, supernatural being whose existence you can not prove does not make a nation great, it does however make the citizens of that nation very likely sufferers of paranoid schizophrenia. Religion is a disease, not a virtue!!! As far as the video we are supposed to be commenting on, Dr. Paul once again knocks it out of the park with his incredible common sense ( uncommon in D.C. ) It breaks my heart to think we could have elected such an amazing statesman as our President and instead, the ignorant masses chose a watered-down version of communism.

    • Lindsey

      Alex: I guess we are a nation of paranoid schizophrenics! I guess we are also diseased! Don’t worry though, Alex. Jesus told believers that they would suffer belittlement etc. as a result of believing. In John 15:18 Jesus said, “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first”. Alex, I would like to invite you to read the world’s best seller (and it’s not Going Rouge.) You might learn something! God bless you!

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  • John

    Dr. Paul, Thank you for having the courage to tell the truth. The more fearful we allow the governement to make us, the more control they have over our entire life. This is, of course, what they want. Everyone needs to dig deep and wake up to the continuous propoganda being spread by mainstream media. They control people by telling them the same message over and over and over again. So we must counter this by telling the TRUTH, over and over and over again. FEAR NOT … take action and discover how much power you each have to create change. One person can make an enormous difference. Look at the persistence, dedication and ACTION taken by Ron Paul. He’s a great role model. The same strength and courage and persistence is within each and every one of us. So do whatever you can, everyday … inch by inch to continue getting the message to others. And whenever you feel discouraged, press on. This may help:

    The Bible reveals that man is thirsty. This is why we continually seek countless things to satisfy us, such as knowledge, diplomas, careers, money, sports, music, entertainment, parties, relationships, etc. Although we drink this “water,” we do not find true and lasting satisfaction; rather we are left empty, dry, and thirsty. Thus, we seek even more “water,” trying to quench our inner thirst. The relentless cycle continue. The Lord Jesus explains this experience by telling us that “Everyone who drinks of this water shall thirst again” (John 4:13).

    How then can our thirst be quenched? Jesus continued, “But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall be no means thirst forever; but the water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water gushing up into eternal life” (John 4:14). This water is Jesus Christ Himself. He is the embodiment of the divine, uncreated life of God (Colossians 2:9; John 1:3). He satisfies.

    And what does SCIENCE say about what satisfies human beings? Decades of research have looked at this. The conclusion? “Fulfillment (real happiness) occurs when we’re able to make good things happen and when we’re consciously aware that our actions directly caused the outcomes. Persistent dedication and ACTION … over long periods of time, toward worthwhile goals. I’d call it connecting to the strength and awesome power of our spirit. One person can make a huge difference.

    Remember that we have the NUMBERS and we can overcome the small and corrupt minority. BELIEVE IT because it’s true. Press on!

    • Matt

      Ahhh, thanks for the bible reference old white dude, you are what made this country what it is today!

      • longshotlouie

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      • Nitroindole

        Matt, go

        and read at least page 51 carefully. Then try thinking with your brains. It is a core of Project for New American Century (PNAC) you must know.

        • Matt

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      • Nitroindole

        Put aside your popcorn and take a minute reading this:

        Rebuilding America’s Defenses (RAD)” is a policy document published by a neoconservative Washington think tank called the Project for the New American Century (PNAC). Its pages have been compared to Hitler’s Mein Kampf in that they outline an aggressive military plan for U.S. world domination during the coming century. And just as Hitler’s book was not taken seriously until after his catastrophic rise to power, so it seems that relatively few Americans are expressing alarm at this published document that is a blueprint for many of the present actions of the Bush administration, actions which have begun to destabilize the balance of power between the nations of the world.

        There is, indeed, much reason for alarm because PNAC is not an ordinary think tank and “RAD” is not an ordinary policy paper. Many PNAC members now hold key positions in the White House, Defense and State Departments, among them Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Elliot Abrams, Lewis Libby, and John Bolton, along with others in lesser positions. William Kristol, writer for the conservative magazine, the Weekly Standard, is chairman of the group.

        Some of these men have been advocating for a strong military posture since the ending of cold war hostilities with the Soviet Union. Wishing to capitalize on the fact that the US had emerged as the world’s preeminent superpower, they have lobbied for increases in military spending in order to establish what they call a Pax Americana that will reap the rewards of complete military and commercial control of land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. This, they said, would be accomplished by the waging of “multiple simultaneous large-scale wars” and one of their first orders of business was always the removal of Saddam Hussein, thereby giving the US a toehold in the oil-rich Middle East.

        During the Clinton presidency, when the Republicans were out of power, this militaristic wing in American politics became highly organized and efficient. They formed the PNAC in 1997 And published “RAD” in September 2000. Determined to have their world empire, they offered an eerie prophecy on page 52 of that document about how it might be accomplished, “Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor.” Their dream of a catalyzing event could not have been better actualized than in the events of 9/11.

        Although there could have been many responses to the tragedy of 9/11, the Bush administration seized upon that event to mold public opinion into accepting many ideas embodied in “RAD”. The overthrow of Saddam Hussein, was being proposed by Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz one day after 9/11, even before anyone knew who was responsible for the attacks. As soon as the war against Afghanistan was completed, the focus of US policy became regime change in Iraq, with all of the tragic consequences we are now seeing in that country.

        Policies advocated in “RAD” are being enacted with terrifying speed, such as denigration of the UN, importance of Homeland Security, abrogation of international agreements, revamping of the US nuclear program and the spread of American military power into all corners of the globe by preemptive engagement. In Iraq we have seen the embodiment of “RAD” directives that call for the subjugation of regimes considered hostile to US interests and the prevention of military build-up in countries that may challenge US power. Bush’s “Axis of Evil” nations Iraq, Iran and North Korea are mentioned numerous times as potential trouble spots and there is repeated insistence that the US establish military outposts in the Middle East and East Asia.

        • Matt

          Holy crap! I just threw up all my popcorn in sheer horror!

          Some others I found, OMG what have we gotten in to?!?!?

          Hurricane Katrina: Katrina served as a testing ground and precedent setting case for the coming Police State, with forced gun confiscations and deliberate withholding of aid by FEMA.

          The Tsunami: Was the high death toll a result of incompetence, greed, deliberate weather warfare, a combination of all three or none?

          Bohemian Grove: From Nixon to Clinton, Arnold to George W, all have been initiated into and are regular visitors to the Satanic hideout known as Bohemian Grove.

          Bilderberg: Hundreds of high powered world figures, politicians to film directors meet every year to direct world events and formulate plans for the takeover.

          • sean

            I want some popcorn.

        • Thomas Tang

          If you want to know the truth about 911,see Architects and Engineers for 911 truth.

          If they can lie about the science via climategate at the Hadley Center,anything is possible.

    • Lindsey

      John: Your post was very well written! Look what the early Christians did to Rome! I believe that the same thing can happen in this country and we can go back to being the God-fearing country we once were! Maybe then we will be able to think straight again! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!!!!!! Jesus Saves!!!!!!!!

  • Thomas Tang

    The cure is far worse than the disease.Is the loss of freedom any substitute for imagined security? Oppressive Govt will not give us security, liberty or prosperity.

    Fall of the Republic

  • Members of the US Armed Forces and Military Establishment are finally waking up left and right, some right here at this blog that the source behind our wars, our civil wars & conflicts is the fraudulent treason system of fake monopoly money that has rotted out the inside of our republic.

    That is of course, the Federal Reserve Express system is a completely illegal counterfeiting operation that is turning out downright fascist dictatorial decrees on law enforcement and on the American public.

    It is especially vital, that members of the US military be wide awake to this threat and join our side to be rid of it.

    However, despite this illegitimate Federal Reserve Monopoly being the source of most of the evils in the world…The Military commanders are still proclaiming in public that we should bomb Iran!

    They say not only should we be rid of the Federal Reserve, but lets “bomb Iran back to the stone age” when there is no reason to be wasting our time policing the world anymore.

    Military officials need to pay careful attention as to whom might be suggesting we destroy Iran.

    In the end we need only look at our history to see these misadventures overseas never work out as planned, they are only designed to enrich who Thomas Jefferson warned us about….the Military Industrial Complex….which together with the Bankers, is banking on everybody believing a certain conclusion.

    Think about it: The MEDIA has repeated to us, and made the military believe, that Iran has made physical threats of terror against the United States.

    Only when you research these reports that are showcased out there, you discover that no such alleged threat exists – such a threat was not made!!!

    So something is awfully wrong here, and something smells to high heaven…..

    If America was under direct threat by Iran, would there not be clear cut evidence and terrorism by the nation of Iran that would confirm an outside legitimate threat?

    But but….this intelligence does not EXIST!!!! Something is therefore very wrong here, Iran is not a threat to the USA or else we would have reason to blow it up.

    Iran is a threat to Israel’s hegemony, however. Iran is a threat to the central bankers and their New World Order, therefore this statement by the media was not a mistake. It was a direct lie!

    It was a bold faced lie by ISRAEL and her treasonous banker buddies, including Zionist Harrimon, Bush Senior and Merkluv of Germany!!! They came out of a place known for manufactured evidence according to the London Times.

    These lies were deliberate, they were not mistaken accidents! These lies were virulently MALICIOUS, and orchestrated through the Military Complex of Israel because that is who benefits from turning the USA and Iran into enemies.

    After all we have no bone to pick with Iran unless they decide to attack us after of which all bets are off, but “OUR COUNTRY” is under no Iranian threat….it is under severely treasonous Banker/Israeli blackmail!

    Which brings me to my final point: There is only one way to end this facade and get the evil out of Washington D.C:

    1……………….Complete a full-fledged Audit of the Federal Reserve and look at the books that Interpol is already looking at. Sign the audit into Law by making the Senate bend to the people’s will.
    2……………….Begin dismantling the enemy within which a great man George Washington warned us about, that is Fraudulent Finance Enterprise Incorporated the Global Federal Reserve by re-instating the Glass-Steagall act. The Glass-Steagall act once finally forced through our Imperial Senate; will reign in the monstrosity of counterfeit money. It will separate the extremely fascist banks from the public, by barring them from trading with commercial lenders. It will put corrupt politicians behind bars & clean the books of fraud.
    3……………….Pass the “Freedom of Currency Act” by getting EVERYBODY nationwide to start sponsoring Ron Paul’s bill. The Freedom of Currency act will allow states to get the debt off the books at an accelerated rate, by trading what they always loved and earned to begin with. Gold and silver. By repealing legal tender law, people will naturally trade more and more with REAL money and the Federal Reserve’s monopoly will slowly break.
    4……………….If the global Federal Reserve is not yet bankrupt, abolish the entire enterprise and send the bankers to their execution including Bush/Harrimon/Netanyahu and the whole gaggle. Abolish and phase out the remains of the Federal Reserve using HR 833 passed with a new congress, and new financial “New Deal” to keep the bankers out.
    5……………….Get Obama freed up so he can do his job, he is great as long as he’s not blackmailed by these criminal fiends. The “monopoly” money we have that has appeared since 1800 is fake fiat money worth less than 5 cents. Its paying off corrupt judges & ruining the world through the “Patriot Acts”. The only real terrorism everyone needs to be aware of is FINANCIAL TERRORISM. That’s done by Herr Kissinger and his Military Industrial Complex trading worthless fiat money everywhere to corrupt people, and turn good men into martyrs and criminals!
    6……………….Have Obama freed up to cut off any/all excess military aid to Israel through a sanction, and when Zionist Inc. realizes their main source of food i.e: the Zionist Federal Reserve is horizontal…..they will GLADLY accept the Palestinian people and finally give up the hideous dreams of New World Order domination. Read Revelations 8:12 sometime, these bankers are fascist vipers of the worst kind imaginable!

    Now perhaps of course, not all central bankers are so conniving as the terrorists mentioned above. However, Fiat Money is treason by its very nature. This is a totally evil system of credit that brings virtually everyone into endless debt. It makes good men turn bad, due to the immensely seductive nature of never having to work. Of being able to make endless monopoly money out of thin air, with no responsibility, no remorse, and no concern for who it harms. The only concern you have is how much fake money you can make to buy whatever you want, including world empire. So goes with all fiat money. And when Fiat money goes away, hard earned silver/gold can help the impoverished people to be wealthy again. The poor would become the rich and working class, creating jobs. The maniacal bankers left over, would be poor for the first time. They would have to see through the eyes of someone with little or nothing who could not make up endless financial monopoly money. The “little eaters” as that witch barbara bush called them. Yes, they would have to live as a common man….which more than any other punishment, would reform all their wicked ways.

    United States/UN has gotten hooked on a destructive, ultimately fatal heroine. That heroine must be surgically removed further. That heroine is Federal Reserve Inc. which is an illegal monopoly operating under color of law to perpetrate a nasty world government. It is all a lie. The federal reserve note you hold, is, worth less than a few pieces of mined copper. The sooner it goes the better for all.

  • Not to mention that we cannot go to the restroom at the last hour of flights in airplanes! The Intelligency Agency was ignorant and gullable to think that nothing would happend as if it was Pre 9/11! Also it took Obama three days to respond about the incident that happend! I don’t live too far near the Detroit area and the airport! So it affected even more! There’s no telling what other individual is connected with Al Qaeda! Also We have domestic terrorists to worry about as well! & Dr. Paul once again You are a very wise man! Also in the local news I have heard that this guy could get up to 20 years in prison for hiding a weapon!