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.

  • TheKiddJr

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

    what does “prolly” mean? Also, “found to israel”. Remove what? Seriously 13 people thumbs up incompetence. Get a grip.

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

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    They are taking pledges for 100 dollars to support Ron Paul’s campaign in 2012. Their goal is to get 100,000 pledges for 100 each for a total of 10,000,000 dollars for campaign support. If Ron Paul has 10,000,000 dollars for his campaign, there is no way he will lose, considering he already has a 41 percent approval rating, which compares to Obama’s 42 percent.

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  • Rey

    YEA….. CUT THEIR OXYGEN OFF.!

    We have supported them long enough.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=StephenBrown Stephen Brown

    He is the only American politician that is consistently well informed, unbiased and above all, honest. What a breath of fresh air!

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  • sajbrown

    He is the only American politician that is consistently well informed, unbiased and above all, honest. What a breath of fresh air!

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  • helpmakethingsbetter

    The U.S. has given Egypt 2 billion dollars every year since 1979. Calculate. That is 60 billion dollars. The U.S. could have used that 60 billion dollars. Logically, why would you give Egypt 60 billion dollars (They say “most” went to military)(Do you not think the dictator did not keep money for himself? You know what 60 billion could have done for the U.S. infrastructure? You know the national debt is 14 trillion dollars and counting?

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  • rawtheory333

    Fox is sooooooooooo two-faced! They shit on Pauls FACE while he runs for pres. And when a corrupt liberal has the office they show him respect! Totally not unexpected but frustrating as hell nontheless to see idiot Americans duped over and over and over by mainstream media. TURN OFF YOUR FUCKING TV’s

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  • boazmoss

    I will go as far as asking you wise guy have you the figures of what the U.S is pocketing for it’s investment in the middle east and every other
    $ that it invests that hasnt brought profit?
    Have you, BIg mouth?
    Your Blue stripes wont put one $ out if the profit isnt 100$.
    u know nothing!

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  • Zane20121

    The nerve that the U.S. has to interfere with everything. When its own country is collapsing at home.

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  • 411American

    Time to break the CON – Laws are meant to be broke especially before they break you. When the power of love is greater than the love of power we will know peace. Right now the Government is going to have to get out of the way to peace. 911 was an inside job, take a closer look.

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  • Whyisthat101

    Its always some douchebag from FOX news.

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  • tooldruid

    I love Dr. Paul…but honestly, how in the hell will he get through a general election when Fox news makes him out to be the crazy uncle you keep in the closet. Just like they did in 2008…just watch, Fox will portray Paul as crazy, even though he’s the most honest and thoughtful of all the politicians up on the stage…This will be interesting…..

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  • citizenfitz

    “The enemy aggressor is always pursuing a course of larceny, murder, rapine and barbarism. We are always moving forward with high mission, a destiny imposed by the Deity to regenerate our victims, while incidentally capturing their markets; to civilise savage and senile and paranoid peoples, while blundering accidentally into their oil wells.” As We Go Marching, John Flynn

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  • MrDrawingguy

    I hope we have one more chance for Dr Paul in 2012.

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  • 411American

    Way too long and to late American terrorism can’t stop to much money and Drugs to support American economy. CIA drug and oil dealers will be out of work if you cut off aid

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  • jimbobanalbeats

    I think we’ll fare better than you, at the very least. Considering we have the ability to grow food here. Go read your holy book. Feel better.

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  • jimbobanalbeats

    Way to simplify in order to marginalize.

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  • Gioxtream

    This is a clear example of what could happen if OBama does not leave by 2012.

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