Ron Paul: Cut Off All Foreign Aid to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, And All the Rest!

Ron Paul joined Neil Cavuto on FOX News to discuss the ongoing crisis in Egypt, the problem of foreign aid, and the consequences of choosing sides on an international stage.

Date: 01/31/2010

Transcript

Neil Cavuto: A mess that’s getting messier, and reason enough for Texas Republican Ron Paul to say, “The U.S. should stop getting in deeper and cut all financial to Egypt now.” The Congressman joins me now on the phone. Well, that would be a big move, Congressman.

Ron Paul: Well, it would, but I’d include everybody, because I think we just get ourselves into too much trouble. This is a typical example of what happens when we run an interventionist-type foreign policy; we get in the middle of these fights. But we’ve been in the middle of this for 30 years over there. We’ve given Mubarak $60 billion, you know. And so we’re responsible for a lot of the mess that’s over there.

Neil Cavuto: What if we did indeed pull out or stop giving them money? The argument is someone else comes in to our detriment. What do you say?

Ron Paul: Well, that may be, but you don’t know whether it would be to our detriment. Somebody else is going to come in, the big fight now is for us to be charge. I mean, if Mubarak survives, we want to be on his side. If they get a new guy, we want to be on their side. And I just think that doesn’t work, because eventually the people rebel. For a while it seems to be stable, but it’ so artificial.

I mean, all that money going over there, they have a 450,000 man army that will probably be turned against the people unless they take over the government, and there’s a lot of wealth there for a few people, and the people are suffering. It just sets the stage for this. They should be forced to live within their means and take care of themselves. But I would do that with all countries, 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.

Neil Cavuto: Well, the argument against doing that, Congressman – we’ve heard this so many times – is that in this case the Muslim Brotherhood through groups like Al-Qaida and the rest would get an enormous influence in the region, a region rich in oil, and we’d be having to kowtow to them.

Ron Paul: Yea, that is the argument. But have they ever thought whether the growth of groups like this is because they have a target, and the target is us, our puppet governments? I mean, we didn’t have to worry about radical mullahs in Iran until we put the Shah in, and then it took a couple of decades and finally the people rebelled and there was a revolution and there was a blowback to us and an unintended consequence.

So yes, I think we have to worry about the radicals, but we have to understand how they get their motivation; and their motivation, how they arouse the people and radicalize them is when we take over. I mean, I think the big issue here is how long is it going to take for this to happen in Saudi Arabia and for people to say that’s impossible, I think they’re kidding themselves. Now that would be big news and that would be major. Maybe that’s why some people are discounting that and I think oil went up 6 to 7 dollars in the last trading day.

Neil Cavuto: That’s right.

Ron Paul: So there’s something significant going on, there’s a lot of concern there.

Ron Paul: On the fear of just that. Great, Congressman, thank you very much. Good having you.

Ron Paul: Sure thing.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=TagMahirTzedek TagMahirTzedek

    watch?v=5LI5Zo4OA6E – Ron Paul on Foreign aid.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=MohamedAlshahrani Mohamed Alshahrani

    Saudi Arabia never got aids from The U.S . It Aids the US. VIDEO TITLE IS WRONG

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=yogetthephone yogetthephone

    As for funding the foreign aid is %.9 of the United States budget which is insignificant compared to the amount we are spending in the middle east. The Suez canal plays a vital roll in providing a trading route between us and Asia and Saudi Arabia.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=yogetthephone yogetthephone

    Then comes world war two and the extremists team up with the Nazis. Providing Democracy to Egypt would represent a true victory for America on the “War on Terror” It would provide a balanced economy for the people and prevent the Jihad group from committing more terrorist activity.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=yogetthephone yogetthephone

    The Muslim brotherhood was created with a set group of followers who were extremists of the religion. This group was called Wahhabism they also were associated with the Jihad group. They wanted to rid the world of anything non Islamic and were situated in Saudi Arabia. Then in 1920 Saudi Arabia discovers massive oil reserves and begins trading the oil to to the U.S. at an enormous rate to feed our hunger for energy during the industrial revolution. Extremists move to Egypt

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  • Yogetthephone

    The Muslim brotherhood was created with a set group of followers who were extremists of the religion. This group was called Wahhabism they also were associated with the Jihad group. This group disregarded any new teachings added to Islam after the tenth century are false. They wanted to rid the world of anything non Islamic and were situated in Saudi Arabia. Then in 1920 Saudi Arabia discovers massive oil reserves and begins trading the oil to to the U.S. at an enormous rate to feed our hunger for energy during the industrial revolution. This made the extremist group angry so they moved to Egypt. Then comes world war two and the extremists team up with the Nazis as they too agree with the idea of eradicating the Jewish people who are non Islamic. They adopt the genocide practices and even shelter many of the war criminal Nazis after the war. Providing Democracy to Egypt would represent a true victory for America on the “War on Terror” It would provide a balanced economy for the people and prevent the Jihad group from committing more terrorist activity. As for funding the foreign aid is %.9 of the United States budget which is insignificant compared to the amount we are spending in the middle east. Egypt also plays a vital roll in our economy. I understand that many Americans and geographically challenged but the Suez canal plays a vital roll in providing a trading route between us and Asia and Saudi Arabia. If this canal were to be controlled by a an unstable government it could further send our economy down the drain. Here’s some sources to prove i’m not providing false information.

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  • Control Freaks

    I have said this time and time again, but no one seems to have the spine to do it;

    The price per bushel of corn and wheat is equal to the price per barrel of oil, and it will remain that way until these people stop gouging the rest of the world.

    If the citizens of Saudi Arabia had to pay $18.00 for a loaf of bread, don’t you think those same citizens wouldn’t be screaming loud and long for their government to do something to lower the prices?

    If a 5 lb bag of sugar was $25.00, you can rest assured that the oil prices would almost immediately drop, because those people living in the OPEC countries can’t drink the oil or use it in cooking.

    Gasoline prices in Saudi are right now, $0.48 per gallon. 48 CENTS A GALLON!!!

    This crap has got to stop! When is someone going to make the comparison and start getting equal prices for an equal screwing?

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  • http://none ProudTEX

    Please make Israel the number one on the list of this Aid Cut.

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  • lightning

    I have been saying the same thing for years. It is a total waste to keep handing money to countries that dont do a damn thing for themselves. Why do we keep doing it? The very definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly, expecting different results. Basically, our government is insane. When is america going to wake up and see it?

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