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

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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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204 Comments:

  1. JohnTuckerization

    RON PAUL 2012!

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  2. ron paul is the man, but that other guy's voice SUCKS.

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  3. SteveXnycperformance

    How many Muslim have to be on a limb before it turn into Islam(all get slam).

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  4. Man if this guy only had a better personality, he gets it, but people will never put him up as an overwhelming favorite to be their President because he's not a con artist like Obama or Bill Clinton. The white people fell for George Bush's southern draw.

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  5. I Love Ron Paul!!!!

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  6. bye bye Obama, ur lapdog friends are going down, next will be Jordan than hopefully very soon the Saudi's turn will come,

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  7. Btw dont agree with Ron on saudi arabia issue.
    They have cash to give out if ppl start to get out in the street.

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  8. Btw dont agree with Ron on saudi arabia issue.
    They have cash to give out if ppl start to get out in the street.

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  9. ohhhh here we go another war well crafted by yours truly obama lol

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  10. Well what i heard from the guardian was that Egypt got half of it.
    But lets just look at things at the big picture Israel gets more hightech weapons and they got some heavy buttons to push if they must.
    But nvm the numbers just think most of countrys shall but out and stop spending large numbers of $ in that region.

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  11. Well what i heard from the guardian was that Egypt got half of it.
    But lets just look at things at the big picture Israel gets more hightech weapons and they got some heavy buttons to push if they must.
    But nvm the numbers just think most of countrys shall but out and stop spending large numbers of $ in that region.

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  12. i cant believe fox is giving so much air time to someone who has the complete opposite of the views they supported during the bush years

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  13. RON PAUL 2012 YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  14. In 2004, Egypt was getting $1.87 billion. Rand Paul was talking to Wolf Blitzer about his plan to cut $500 billion from the budget, and Wolf said Egypt got about the same amount as Israel. Is he wrong? How much do they get?

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  15. I would love it if "our government" would stop sticking their fingers where they don't belong......in affairs of other countries would be a great way to start.

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  16. i noticed that the egyption army have m1abrams tanks, thats aid for you, aid in the form of killing machines

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  17. End ALL foreign aid for as long as there is US Debt! Allow NO foreign aid when the US runs a deficit.

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  18. Ron Paul's messages are stronger than ever! He warned us against the housing bubble, against getting stuck in afghanistan and Iraq, of excessive spending, and the biggest disaster to ALL American's the dollar bubble. He's been right on every point, if the dollar bubble comes true, ALL of us will pay for $15 a gallon MILK! As for young people, I'm 42, and he's going to be 77 in 2012, yet he appeals to the young? Many will say he's too old, but his messages are clear.

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  19. Obama had a lot of young supporters, and he had a lot of intentional and unintentional campaigning, like "obama girl" and stuff like that. Or lets put it like this, when twitter first came out there happened to be an election and the president started using it to campaign with in anyway, I bet someone would call that "childish", but its not. Im not saying that we should ^ll sp3ll lik th1s.... just people thinking out the box (if theres reason behind it from a serious perspective)

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  20. Obama had a lot of young supporters, and he had a lot of intentional and unintentional campaigning, like "obama girl" and stuff like that. Or lets put it like this, when twitter first came out there happened to be an election and the president started using it to campaign with in anyway, I bet someone would call that "childish", but its not. Im not saying that we should ^ll sp3ll lik th1s.... just people thinking out the box (if theres reason behind it from a serious perspective)

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