51 responses to “Ron Paul: Free Israel, Libya and Syria from U.S. Dictates”

  1. anarchist

    All of the Zionist Christians make me want to throw up! You know; the John Hagee types.

    They are too busy collecting the faithful’s money while bowing their knees to the so called

    state of Israel, and calling them God’s “chosen people”, and calling them our closest friend

    and ally! What a load of bullshit!

    I am certainly not anti Jewish; If it were not for the Hebrews, we would not have an Old

    Testament (for those of you who care). Judaism and Zionism are diametrically opposed to

    one another.

    I’ll let the Orthodox Jews explain it: http://www.jewsnotzionists.org

    http://www.israelversusjudaism.org

    http://www.netureikarta.org

    The current Faux Jews (Ashkanazim) run the so called state of Israel as a fascist/

    communist state. The so called state of Israel is a curious hybrid of Nazi Germany and

    the Soviet Union. They treat the Shepardim (real Jews) worse than black people were

    treated in the old south. Where did I learn all this from? The Orthodox Jews! Look

    it up! The Ashkanazim are a Turkic people who originally came from the area that

    is between the Black sea and the Caspian sea. They converted to Judaism out of

    convenience in the 8th century. In the 13th century, when the Kazarian empire disolved,

    the Ashkanazim spread north into Russia, and then later into western Europe.

    Only 5 to 10% of people calling themselves Jews are blood Jews. In all fairness to

    the Ashkanazim; those in Orthodox Judaism are considered Jews according to the Torah

    or Pentateuch. But Orthodox Judaism does not recognize Conservative nor Reformed Judaism

    as Judaism. The leadership in the so called state of Israel are all Ashkanazim and most

    are atheistic internationalists (fascists/communists; take your pick). The Orthodox Jews

    say that the holy name of Jacob or Israel has been highjacked by the Zionists. Look up

    Dr. Henry A. Makow who is an Ashkanazi; he tells it like it is!

    Louisiana Creole

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  2. Tina

    I have read comments here that say if Ron Paul does not admit that Israel is a terrorist state they will not vote for him but vote for someone else. Who will you vote for? No one is going to say that, no one!! So You will not vote Ron Paul because you diagree on this issue but you will vote for someone else that you disagree on this issue with and many other issues? Who will you be punishing by doing that? Ron Paul? or will you vote for someone that admits this but you disagree with on most other issues. Use common sense, this is politics and as honest as Ron Paul is it would not be wise for him to say anything like that at this time even if he believes it to be true.

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  3. D Green

    There are so many comments rejecting Dr. Paul’s labeling of Israel as a friend to the US. I certainly disagree with their conduct as well, but I am not Israeli and therefore I cannot inject my own judgments into their responsibilities. I do not take pride that my country took part in setting up Israel to be a Jewish state, but I have nothing against Jews personally and wish for their stability as I wish for the stability of the Palestinian people.

    If you call Palestine friend, you are hypocrite if you do not also call the Israel friend. They are both wrong, and they are both right. Dr. Paul’s stance is not simply a political expression, it should be one of true patience and consideration for the needs and desires of others in our personal logic.

    I would be glad to see true change in D.C., but for good principles to be overshadowed by ignorance via bitterness would just be a shame. Dr. Paul, if he is what he says he is, is about moving forward, and not dwelling on the pains which occurred in the process.

    Let us move forward considerately and call all countries our friends unless they dare to show aggression against us. In that case, crush them like a plastic wrapper.

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  4. andy

    You just lost my vote Mr. Paul. Israel is the frontline of the war on terror and the US closest ally and friend. And I was going to vote for anyone except Obama. Hope they’ll be a passionate independent running if it’s you and Hussein Obama.

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    1. anarchist

      To: andy

      Zionism and Judaism are total opposites. If you do not believe this, then go to

      the following Orthodox (not Reformed nor Conservative) Jewish websites:

      http://www.israelversusjudaism.org

      http://www.jewsnotzionists.org

      http://www.netureikarta.org

      You might be more hesitant getting all teary-eyed and waving the Zionist flag

      for God and the so called state of Israel. Only 5 to 10% (it is closer to 7%)

      of the people in this world that call themselves Jewish are Jews by blood.

      Who the hell are the majority out there that are calling themselves Jewish,

      when they are not? You will have to figure this one out for yourself as I did.

      Look up Dr. Henry A. Makow who is an Ashkanazi (faux Jew). He tells it

      right on.

      Louisiana Creole

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  5. Sunny

    That is one of the thousands miserable things we get from war….400,000 veterans with brain injuries are coming home from Afghanistan and Iraq soon. Is it worth it?!! Who is benefiting from this?! More will be coming from Libya soon too. Do you think Ron Paul know about these cases? Obama was…and he took the country into another war…and planing for WWWIII???? it seems we might not be alive to vote for Ron Paul :(

    http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/400000_brain_injuries_due_home_from_afghanistan_and_iraq_20110626/

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  6. Advocate4Liberty

    I agree with Dr. Paul that we should not dictate to Israel. On the other hand, I don’t understand why Dr. Paul would characterize Israel as “our friend”.

    It is clearly a terrorist state, founded in terrorism, living daily on terrorism, occupying other countries illegally, spying on our government, military and our businesses, engaging in industrial theft, maintaining a nuclear arsenal while trying to deny it’s intended victims such as Iran the same right.

    I am a long-time supporter of Dr. Paul, voted for him in the last primary – didn’t bother to vote in the actual election, and will vote for him again.

    But this point is a little troubling, and I would like to hear his reasoning in choosing that characterization of Israel.

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    1. Ajeebmjeeb

      I am sure you may have visited this site. I must also give credit to FOX for airing such opinions as well!

      http://youtu.be/GsVLnaHmMjE

      This is a must watch!

      Ajeebmjeeb!

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  7. Dwight Burdick

    “If you can’t be with the one you love, love the one you’re with.”

    Mr. Paul, you’re looking good for my love in 2012, and in more than half of the big issues.
    On Israel / Palestine, if – “We need to come to our senses, trade with our friends in the Middle East (both Arab and Israeli), clean up our own economic mess so we set a good example, and allow them to work out their own conflicts.” – means ending “3 billion to Israel as well as the 12 billion to her enemies”, I’ll buy your position, while respectfully disagreeing that “Israel is our close friend.”
    On Libya and Syria, I got your back.

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  8. john from ojai

    I am impressed by Ron Paul’s discussion on cutting military spending which is one of the 2 major causes of the US’s demise. The other is cutting corporate control over politicians.

    I went on this sight today hoping to find more shared views and was shocked to see him calling Israel a good friend of the US. There are many areas where Paul has integrity but this is apparently not one of them.

    Israel has universal health care for their citizens but the US denies its citizens the same so that Mr. Paul’s friend can have more military weapons to beat up on Palestinians. Israel spies on the US, corrupts our politicians, sells our military technology to China etc..

    Israel has been condemned in the UN more than any other country in the world.
    Israel has refused to follow 69 UN resolutions. Israel has committed war crimes in Gaza and it’s blockade of Gaza is a war crime. The International Court of Justice has declared that all Israel occupation in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights is illegal. This is a good friend? If Ron Paul supports a criminal state what does that make him?

    I will not support Ron Paul until he comes around to supporting international law and supporting the Palestinians who were illegally removed from their homes. Take some of the integrity you have in other areas and stand up to AIPAC and the Israeli lobbies.

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    1. Dave Makkar

      John I agree with for the same reason I also wrote I will not support Paul if he does not speak truth about terrorist & apartheied state of Israel. If I have to chose a stooge appointed by Zionist as American President; I will go for Michele Bachman who has been living on the Zionist crumbs since she was in High School. Zionist have ruined America & Pro Zionist Unionized Gangsters posing as Political, Religious, Business, Media Leaders & Judiciary have renamed America as United States of Israel.

      “We control America”

      “Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that . . . I want to tell you something very clear: Don’t worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it.” -Israeli PM Sharon

      Sharon is very right Jews rather Zionist control US, no matter which government comes into power, whether Rep or Dem, whether G Bush or B Obama their control on US is just like the control on Israel, Palestine & most Western countries.

      US slavery to Zionist foundations were laid by Zionist slave Bill Clinton with 64 Zionist in key post; Sec of State, Defense, National Security, Treasury, Education, Economic Council, Health, Intelligence Agencies, Federal Reserve Bank, Agriculture, Trade to re-Christian America as United States of Israel.

      With the names like Madeleine Albright (Sec of State), Cohen (Sec of Defense), Tenet (CIA Chief), Berger (Head National Security Council), Rubin (Sec of the Treasury), Greenspan (Federal Reserve Chairman), Sperling (National Economic Council) appears in the list of 64 that does not include lower level appointments.

      Clinton contributed towards a real change in Administration’s outlook, having concluded a series of changes in enhancing Z power that started during President Nixon’s Z Sec of State Kissinger, few Z Cabinet members under Carter and again a Z Sec of State Schultz and few Z cabinet members under President Reagan.

      It was Kissinger who opened the first US consultancy company in China to teach them how to do business with US. Opened a market for Z who have been stealing US military technology and secrets for sale to China. To day Chinese have become so powerful thanks to Z.

      After Clinton a George (Buffoon) Bush was Z appointed ruler for 8 years to preside over US transition from prosperity to poverty with unnecessary occupation of Iraq & Afghanistan.

      After Buffoon; Obama elected with Z money to stay in their good books broke Clinton record with over 80 Z in key post of his administration. His first appointment after getting elected in 2008; Rahm Emanuel son of a Z terrorist; dual-citizen of Israel & US as Chief of White House Staff. Emanuel served in Israel ’s military during 1ST Gulf War instead U.S. military.

      Notable Z’s in Obama administration are Axelrod (Senior Advisor to President), Sec of State Hillary, Treasury Sec Geithner, Sec of Dept of Homeland Security
      Napolitano, Economic Advisor to President Blinder & Rubin, Foreign Policy Advisor Feinstein, Dep Secr of State Steinberg & Lew second in rank only to Hillary Clinton in foreign policy matters, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke with 8 Zionist Board Members of FRB out of 12, FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz, Middle East Policy Advisor Lynn, SEC Chairwoman Shapiro CFT Chairman Gensler etc.

      Current US Congress out of 535 members has 13 Z Senators, 87 Pro Z Senators, 31 Z Rep & 403 Pro Z Rep with only 1 exception Ron Paul is not slave to Zionist.

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    2. bigjet

      Then don’t support Paul. Go along your merry way and leave.

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  9. Ajeebmjeeb

    I agree with George Washington:

    “He is the only candidate who would do EXACTLY what he has preached/campaigned on, as his 22 year track record strongly supports.”

    I would also add that Ron Paul is the only person I can trust and can say with confidence that he will stand by his positions unlike Obama who has betrayed his voters on almost every issue.

    Ron Paul’s slogan as president should be:

    “President you can Trust”

    Ron Paul for 2012
    Thank you

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  10. PeoplePower

    Dear Ron, keep up the good work the world is only a mess until you start cleaning it up.

    First of all I don’t agree that the president of the United States or anyone for that matter, telling people how to change the borders of other countrys it is crazy. If the leaders of those nations choose to make such changes it should be decided by themselves.

    Second of all would you tell your nextdoor neighbour where they can put their BBQ in their own backyard ?
    I will ask Obama this are you going to change the Usa / Mexico borders too ?
    Seriously forign aid should stop at emails & phone calls offering friendly advice & not a total invasion.

    Finally if Libya wants oil for gold, what is the problem ?
    if you have a product to sell you should have the choice of payment type.

    Go Ron Paul :-)

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  11. Dave Makkar

    US only Democracy Who Allows TERRORISTS to Address CONGRESS
    US Politician¬s, Media, Religious & Business Leaders are more loyal than dogs to their Israelis/Z-ionist Terrorist Masters. I wish this loyalty they had for Americans & America; we would have avoided $15Tril debt, 911, 50 mil people on food stamps, 20 mil unemployed & 30 mil under employed.

    Out of the $3.8Tril annual budget $1.5T is being spent to keep the Israeli/Zi¬onist Masters happy on unnecessar¬y wars & 153 Military bases around the world so that they can keep their illegal occupation of Palestinia¬n land & continue with their on going human genocide of Palestinia¬ns since 1948.

    SHAME ON US CONGRESS FOR SUPPORTING ZIONIST TERRORISTS & TERRORIST STATE OF ISRAEL

    I AM DISAPPOINTED WITH RON PAUL’S SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL. IN 2012 I AM LOOKING FOR A CANDIDATE WHO HAS THE GUTS TO TELL THE ZIONIST & TERRORIST STATE ISRAEL; GET THE HELL OUT OF AMERICA & FIGHT YOUR OWN WARS”.

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    1. bigjet

      Where does one start with the likes of YOU!
      Beyond clueless!

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      1. Dave Makkar

        “They (the Jews) work more effectively against us, than the enemy’s armies. They are a hundred times more dangerous to our liberties and the great cause we are engaged in . . . It is much to be lamented that each state, long ago, has not hunted them down as pest to society and the greatest enemies we have to the happiness of America.”

        George Washington

        “I fully agree with General Washington, that we must protect this young nation from an insidious influence and impenetration. The menace, gentlemen, is the Jews.
        In whatever country Jews have settled in any great number, they have lowered its moral tone; depreciated its commercial integrity; have segregated themselves and have not been assimilated; have sneered at and tried to undermine the Christian religion upon which that nation is founded, by objecting to its restrictions; have built up a state within the state; and when opposed have tried to strangle that country to death financially, as in the case of Spain and Portugal.
        For over 1,700 years, the Jews have been bewailing their sad fate in that they have been exiled from their homeland, as they call Palestine. But gentlemen, did the world give it to them in fee simple, they would at once find some reason for not returning. Why? Because they are vampires, and vampires do not live on vampires. They cannot live only among themselves. They must subsist on Christians and other people not of their race.

        If you do not exclude them from these United States, in their Constitution, in less than 200 years they will have swarmed here in such great numbers that they will dominate and devour the land and change our form of government, for which we Americans have shed our blood, given our lives our substance and jeopardized our liberty.

        If you do not exclude them, in less than 200 years our descendants will be working in the fields to furnish them substance, while they will be in the counting houses rubbing their hands. I warn you, gentlemen, if you do not exclude Jews for all time, your children will curse you in your graves.

        Jews, gentlemen, are Asiatics, let them be born where they will nor how many generations they are away from Asia, they will never be otherwise. Their ideas do not conform to an American’s, and will not even thou they live among us ten generations. A leopard cannot change its spots. Jews are Asiatics, are a menace to this country if permitted entrance, and should be excluded by this Constitutional Convention.”

        Benjamin Franklin

        Ariel Sharon:
        “We control America”

        “Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that . . . I want to tell you something very clear: Don’t worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it.”

        – Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, October 3, 2001.

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    2. bigjet

      It’s there land period.
      Jehovah God the father of Abraham, Issac and Jacob gave it to them.
      Come out of the darkness or stay with your father the father of ALL lies.

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      1. Dave Makkar

        I am sick & tired of listening to BS by Zionist that Palestine belongs to them according to Biblical scriptures. 3000 years ago they were driven out of that land another cock & bull storey. Because of their prior ownership they are mocking God by butchering Palestinians and treating them worst than animals with money stolen from America to reclaim their Holy Land.

        India which used to call Bharat according to Biblical times used to comprise Afghanistan, Burma (Mynmar) Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Tibet (China). So according to human butcher Zionist Hindus of India rather around the world must re-claim land of these countries to make one Bharat. Hindus must butcher all those who do not agree with them.

        Shame on America and all those brain paralyzed racist around the world who call Jews to be chosen people of God. How come enemy of humanity can be chosen people of world? These so called chosen people of God have converted America into a Zionist colony which is much bigger than Palestine; what else they need more now?

        Old Testament or not, the Jews had no right to go to Palestine to kill the Palestinians and drive 750,000 from their homes to create Israel. God can not promise His land to the Jews by denying His Palestinian children their homes and subject them to be killed. What type of God is this God of the Jews lead by criminal Zionist Leadership?

        It was an International Crime with American & European support and nothing can be said to justify it. Israel and the Zionist have brought the 9/11 and Terrorism; nobody knows when the nuclear catastrophe will come. It was Christians who did human genocide of Jews not the Muslims. When ever it will come; history will point fingers towards Zionist slaves Jews and their blind slaves America, UK & new blind ally India where idiot Hindu Leaders can not understand the conspiracy of Zionist Christian Sonia Gandhi who has provided them the laps of Zionist. These Zionist are selling junk in the name of modern arms with no technology at highly inflated prices to India by bribing both Congress & BJP. At the same time selling high tech military technology to India’s hostile neighbor China and Free Arms to another hostile neighbor to Pakistan through its colony America to spread ethnic violence in India.

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        1. D Green

          Dear Zionists,
          1 John 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

          Zionism does not have my support, but the freedom of Jews to live peaceably does.

          Dear Anti-Zionists,
          By many different reasons we have arrived to where we are now. It is certainly warranted to stop blindly supporting one nation over another, but harsh reactions against Israel, who is legally recognized as independent and sovereign, will only further war. Do not commit that same sin which you judge as unclean within the Zionists’ conduct.

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      2. anarchist

        To: bigjet and Dave Makkar:

        While you two are going back and forth on the subject of the “Jews”,

        look up Dr. Henry A. Makow (an Ashkanazi). He will clear up any

        debates concerning this subject. It really bothers me when people

        lump together the Shepardim (REAL Jews), and the Ashkanazim (FAUX

        Jews) into one neat pile. It also bothers me, when Christian Zionists

        come running out of the woodwork; you know, the likes of John Hagee

        and his ilk, telling us all to bow a knee towards the so called state of

        Israel. ZIONISM & JUDAISM are diametrically opposed to one

        another! Let me say it again: ZIONISM & JUDAISM are diametrically

        opposed to one another! Also, look up these Orthodox (not Reformed

        nor Conservative) Jewish websites:

        http://www.jewsnotzionists.org

        http://www.israelversusjudaism.org

        http://www.netureikarta.org

        They will tell you how “holy” the so called state of Israel really is!

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      3. trutherator

        Zionist Christians need to read their own Bible. They look at one promise to Abraham and pretend it trumps everything else. Well, Abraham’s seed was by FAITH not by birth. Ahab and Jezebel forfeited it all. Jesus told the Pharisees and Saducees NOT to say they were children of Abraham but that they were children of Satan.

        John 8: 39They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.

        42Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.

        44Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

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  12. Joao Alfaiate

    There is big difference between saying what is right, especially when it is the best interest of the United States, and dropping bombs on people. Rep Paul seems to have over looked this difference in his comments on the Arab Israeli 1948 Armistice line. Non interventionism does not mean silence. When the cat is belled, the mice vote “Placet”. Rep. Paul seems to have joined the mice.

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  13. Viola

    Bravo Dr. Paul! As always, an intelligent, unbiased, well informed opinion, which respects the intelligence and self-governing abilities of the average American. Please help us take back our country and our freedom from bigots and doomsayers.

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  14. gmathol

    Basically Mr. Ron Paul said that a murder group like Israel – not a state – which ethnic cleanse the homeland of the Palestinians, steals their land and properties, runs concentrations camps and murders unarmed people with US provided weapons is a close friend of the United States?

    Come on!

    The United States and its population has become a hostage of the Jews: Wall Streets, its wars and its export of US jobs to China is the work of your Jewish friends America? Didn’t you notice?

    Stop this anti semitic believe and lunacy and use your brain to detect the facts and the perpetrators.

    Obviously the level of pain must become unbearable in the US, in order to get rational change which serves the needs of his people. Patriotic idiocy or religious lunacy take your poison!

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    1. Dave Makkar

      George Washington:
      “They (the Jews) work more effectively against us, than the enemy’s armies. They are a hundred times more dangerous to our liberties and the great cause we are engaged in . . . It is much to be lamented that each state, long ago, has not hunted them down as pest to society and the greatest enemies we have to the happiness of America.”

      George Washington

      “I fully agree with General Washington, that we must protect this young nation from an insidious influence and impenetration. The menace, gentlemen, is the Jews.
      In whatever country Jews have settled in any great number, they have lowered its moral tone; depreciated its commercial integrity; have segregated themselves and have not been assimilated; have sneered at and tried to undermine the Christian religion upon which that nation is founded, by objecting to its restrictions; have built up a state within the state; and when opposed have tried to strangle that country to death financially, as in the case of Spain and Portugal.

      For over 1,700 years, the Jews have been bewailing their sad fate in that they have been exiled from their homeland, as they call Palestine. But gentlemen, did the world give it to them in fee simple, they would at once find some reason for not returning. Why? Because they are vampires, and vampires do not live on vampires. They cannot live only among themselves. They must subsist on Christians and other people not of their race.

      If you do not exclude them from these United States, in their Constitution, in less than 200 years they will have swarmed here in such great numbers that they will dominate and devour the land and change our form of government, for which we Americans have shed our blood, given our lives our substance and jeopardized our liberty.

      If you do not exclude them, in less than 200 years our descendants will be working in the fields to furnish them substance, while they will be in the counting houses rubbing their hands. I warn you, gentlemen, if you do not exclude Jews for all time, your children will curse you in your graves.
      Jews, gentlemen, are Asiatics, let them be born where they will nor how many generations they are away from Asia, they will never be otherwise. Their ideas do not conform to an American’s, and will not even thou they live among us ten generations. A leopard cannot change its spots. Jews are Asiatics, are a menace to this country if permitted entrance, and should be excluded by this Constitutional Convention.”

      Benjamin Franklin

      Ariel Sharon:
      “We control America”
      “Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that . . . I want to tell you something very clear: Don’t worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it.”
      – Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, October 3, 2001.

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      1. bigjet

        Your father is from the darkest places.

        Letter to the Hebrew Congregation at Newport

        George Washington
        August 1790

        Gentlemen:

        While I received with much satisfaction your address replete with expressions of esteem, I rejoice in the opportunity of assuring you that I shall always retain grateful remembrance of the cordial welcome I experienced on my visit to Newport from all classes of citizens.

        The reflection on the days of difficulty and danger which are past is rendered the more sweet from a consciousness that they are succeeded by days of uncommon prosperity and security.

        If we have wisdom to make the best use of the advantages with which we are now favored, we cannot fail, under the just administration of a good government, to become a great and happy people.

        The citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud themselves for having given to mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policy�a policy worthy of imitation. All possess alike liberty of conscience and immunities of citizenship.

        It is now no more that toleration is spoken of as if it were the indulgence of one class of people that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent natural rights, for, happily, the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support.

        It would be inconsistent with the frankness of my character not to avow that I am pleased with your favorable opinion of my administration and fervent wishes for my felicity.

        May the children of the stock of Abraham who dwell in this land continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other inhabitants�while every one shall sit in safety under his own vine and fig tree and there shall be none to make him afraid.

        May the father of all mercies scatter light, and not darkness, upon our paths, and make us all in our several vocations useful here, and in His own due time and way everlastingly happy.

        G. Washington

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      2. bigjet

        The Franklin “Prophecy”
        Modern Anti-Semitic Myth Making

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        Introduction

        This article, which thoroughly documents the history of the transparent fraud known as the Franklin “Prophecy”, appeared almost forty-five years ago in the April-May 1954 issue of Facts, a publication of the Anti-Defamation League. At the time, the authors wrote “This 20-year-old anti-Semitic hoax is circulating again.” Today, more than sixty-five years after it was manufactured, the “Prophecy” it is still circulating, a staple of anti-Semitic propaganda. It can be found on a number of web sites maintained by haters and hate-groups. The article is, therefore, still timely and instructive

        Another anti-Semitic hoax on history, of a piece with that incredible forgery, The Protocols of The Learned Elders of Zion, but not as widely distributed nor as successful in creating the pogrom atmospheres that were the achievements of the Protocols, is a speech attributed to Benjamin Franklin during the Constitutional Convention of 1787. The anti-Semitic movement, which founded the hoax, calls it the Franklin Prophecy — ascribing to Franklin a dire warning that unless Jews were expelled from the new nation by Constitutional decree they would ultimately immigrate in great numbers to the detriment of the Christian population.

        Of course, no such speech was ever made. But the hoaxers sought to impart an aura of historical credibility to the fake by claiming that the speech is quoted in a “private diary” of Charles Pinckney, Revolutionary leader who was delegate from South Carolina to the Constitutional Convention. They also maintain that the diary is now in the possession of the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, a bald lie which Henry Butler Allen, director of the Institute, has often refuted. Allen says that “historians and librarians have not been able to find [the diary] or any record of it having existed.”

        A copy of the forgery was anonymously circulated through the mails this month [May 1954] on stationery captioned WAR DEPARTMENT, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF STAFF. The envelope bore a May 3 postmark from Atlanta, Ga. This is the latest in a series of recent incidents that suggest another revival of the Prophecy. A copy was picked up earlier this year at a Tampa, Fla., bus stop, and there have been recent distributions of it in Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Alabama.

        The “Prophecy”

        The Franklin Prophecy was first published in February, 1934, in William Dudley Pelley’s publication, Liberation. (In 1942 Pelley was convicted of sedition and given a 15-year sentence.) The following is the most common version of the faked speech:

        There is a great danger for the United State of America. This great danger is the Jew. Gentlemen, in every land the Jews have settled, they have depressed the moral level and lowered the degree of commercial honesty. They have remained apart and unassimilated; oppressed, they attempt to strangle the nation financially, as in the case of Portugal and Spain.

        For more than seventeen hundred years they have lamented their sorrowful fate — namely, that they have been driven out of their mother land; but, gentlemen, if the civilized world today should give them back Palestine and their property, they would immediately find pressing reason for not returning there. Why? Because they are vampires and vampires cannot live on other vampires –they cannot live among themselves. They must live among Christians and others who do not belong to their race.

        If they are not expelled from the United States by the Constitution within less than one hundred years, they will stream into this country in such numbers that they will rule and destroy us and change our form of Government for which we Americans shed our blood and sacrificed our life, property and personal freedom. If the Jews are not excluded within two hundred years, our children will be working in the field to feed Jews while they remain in the counting houses, gleefully rubbing their hands.

        I warn you, gentlemen, if you do not exclude the Jews forever, your children and your children’s children will curse you in their graves. Their ideas are not those of Americans, even when they lived among us for ten generations. The leopard cannot change his spots. The Jews are a danger to this land, and if they are allowed to enter, they will imperil our institutions. They should be excluded by the Constitution.

        The Uses of the “Prophecy”

        For more than two decades the Prophecy has been circulated throughout the United States. In the 1930’s it was disseminated by chain letters. Printed copies of the spurious speech were placed in trains, buses, railway stations and similar public places. It appeared in the propaganda press and broadcasts of Nazi Germany and fascist Italy, and a version was included in the 1935 edition of Handbucb der Judenfrage (Handbook On The Jewish Question), a political tome by Theodor Fritsch, first written several decades earlier, that became a Nazi bible.

        Such anti-Semitic groups as Chicago’s We The Mothers Mobilize For America exploit the Prophecy as part of their stock-in-trade. Gerald L. K. Smith and other anti-Semitic propagandists continue to argue its authenticity [The Cross and The Flag, Dec., 1952]. In recent years reprints of it have appeared in Mrs. Lyrl Van Hyning’s Women’s Voice [July 31, 1952] and Harry William Pyle’s Political Reporter [July, 1953]. This month [May,1954] it was a feature of an anti-Semitic publication, The Point, put out by Father Leonard Feeney, the excommunicated priest, and his group at St Benedict’s Center in Cambridge, Mass.

        Documenting a Fraud

        The fraudulent nature of the Prophecy — and the fact that anti-Semitism was foreign to Franklin’s behavior — has been substantially documented by eminent historians. The late Charles A. Beard reported, “I cannot find a single original source that gives the slightest justification for believing that the Prophecy is anything more than a barefaced forgery. Not a word have I discovered in Franklin’s letters and papers expressing any such sentiments against the Jews as are ascribed to him by the Nazis — American and German. His well-known liberality in matters of religious opinion would, in fact, have precluded the kind of utterances put in his mouth by this palpable forgery . . . In his writings on immigration, Franklin made no mention of discrimination against Jews.”

        Beard also noted that “the phraseology of the alleged Prophecy is not that of the 18th century; nor is the language that of Franklin. It contains certain words that belong to contemporary (Nazi) Germany rather than America of Franklin’s period. For example, the word ‘homeland’ was not employed by Jews in Franklin’s time. It was created in connection with the Palestine mandate.” Beard also showed “positive evidence” that Franklin held Jews in high regard, citing the instance when the Hebrew Society of Philadelphia sought to raise money for a synagogue in Philadelphia. Franklin signed the petition of appeal for contributions to “citizens of every religious denomination” and gave 5 pounds himself to the fund.

        J. Henry Smythe, Jr., compiler of The Amazing Benjamin Franklin, has characterized the Prophecy as “a counterfeit,” adding it was a “libel of the Jewish race, unjust both to Jews and to the name and fame of Benjamin Franklin. I have investigated this calumny and find no historical basis.” Julian P. Boyd, librarian of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, made the same evaluation, and John Clyde Oswald of the International Benjamin Franklin Society noted that “the proceedings of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 were secret. No official record was kept but a great deal of information has been accumulated and pieced together, giving a fairly good picture of what transpired. Franklin was then 81 years of age and in poor health. He took an active part in the proceedings but made his contributions to the deliberations not orally, but in written memoranda, which he handed to this friend, James Wilson, another member of the Philadelphia delegation, who sat by him and who read them to the Convention. They have been preserved and the collection is believed to be complete…”

        The late Carl Van Doren, a biographer of Benjamin Franklin made this report:

        The speech against the Jews which Benjamin Franklin is alleged to have made the Constitutional Convention of 1787 is a forgery, produced within the past five years [1933-38]. The forger, whoever he was, claims that the speech was taken down by Charles Pinckney of South Carolina and preserved in his Journal. The forger presumably knew that, in a letter to John Quincy Adams dated December 30, 1818, Pinckney said he had kept a Journal of the proceedings at the Convention. But this Journal, if it ever existed, has never been found. The forger claims that Pinckney ‘published’ the Journal ‘for private distribution among his friends’ with the title Chit-Chat Around the Table During Intermissions. No copy of any such printed Journal has come to light. Not content with these two claims, the forger has further asserted that the original manuscript of Franklin’s speech, apparently from Pinckney’s Journal, is in the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia. The Franklin Institute does not possess the manuscript.

        The forger’s authority for his document is nearly as mythical as could be imagined. He cites a manuscript which does not exist, a printed book or pamphlet which nobody has seen, a Journal which has been lost for more than a hundred years. There is no evidence of the slightest value that Franklin ever made the alleged speech or ever said or thought anything of the kind about the Jews.

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    2. Dave Makkar

      George Washington:
      “They (the Jews) work more effectively against us, than the enemy’s armies. They are a hundred times more dangerous to our liberties and the great cause we are engaged in . . . It is much to be lamented that each state, long ago, has not hunted them down as pest to society and the greatest enemies we have to the happiness of America.”

      Benjamin Franklin:
      “I fully agree with General Washington, that we must protect this young nation from an insidious influence and impenetration. The menace, gentlemen, is the Jews.

      In whatever country Jews have settled in any great number, they have lowered its moral tone; depreciated its commercial integrity; have segregated themselves and have not been assimilated; have sneered at and tried to undermine the Christian religion upon which that nation is founded, by objecting to its restrictions; have built up a state within the state; and when opposed have tried to strangle that country to death financially, as in the case of Spain and Portugal.

      For over 1,700 years, the Jews have been bewailing their sad fate in that they have been exiled from their homeland, as they call Palestine. But gentlemen, did the world give it to them in fee simple, they would at once find some reason for not returning. Why? Because they are vampires, and vampires do not live on vampires. They cannot live only among themselves. They must subsist on Christians and other people not of their race.

      If you do not exclude them from these United States, in their Constitution, in less than 200 years they will have swarmed here in such great numbers that they will dominate and devour the land and change our form of government, for which we Americans have shed our blood, given our lives our substance and jeopardized our liberty.

      If you do not exclude them, in less than 200 years our descendants will be working in the fields to furnish them substance, while they will be in the counting houses rubbing their hands. I warn you, gentlemen, if you do not exclude Jews for all time, your children will curse you in your graves.

      Jews, gentlemen, are Asiatics, let them be born where they will nor how many generations they are away from Asia, they will never be otherwise. Their ideas do not conform to an American’s, and will not even thou they live among us ten generations. A leopard cannot change its spots. Jews are Asiatics, are a menace to this country if permitted entrance, and should be excluded by this Constitutional Convention.”

      Ariel Sharon:
      “We control America”
      “Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that . . . I want to tell you something very clear: Don’t worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it.”
      – Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, October 3, 2001.

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    3. bigjet

      Your father is from the darkest places. Repent life is short.

      Letter to the Hebrew Congregation at Newport

      George Washington
      August 1790

      Gentlemen:

      While I received with much satisfaction your address replete with expressions of esteem, I rejoice in the opportunity of assuring you that I shall always retain grateful remembrance of the cordial welcome I experienced on my visit to Newport from all classes of citizens.

      The reflection on the days of difficulty and danger which are past is rendered the more sweet from a consciousness that they are succeeded by days of uncommon prosperity and security.

      If we have wisdom to make the best use of the advantages with which we are now favored, we cannot fail, under the just administration of a good government, to become a great and happy people.

      The citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud themselves for having given to mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policy�a policy worthy of imitation. All possess alike liberty of conscience and immunities of citizenship.

      It is now no more that toleration is spoken of as if it were the indulgence of one class of people that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent natural rights, for, happily, the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support.

      It would be inconsistent with the frankness of my character not to avow that I am pleased with your favorable opinion of my administration and fervent wishes for my felicity.

      May the children of the stock of Abraham who dwell in this land continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other inhabitants�while every one shall sit in safety under his own vine and fig tree and there shall be none to make him afraid.

      May the father of all mercies scatter light, and not darkness, upon our paths, and make us all in our several vocations useful here, and in His own due time and way everlastingly happy.

      G. Washington

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    4. bigjet

      You are so devoid of any light. Who are your parents?

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      1. Dave Makkar

        They are not Zionist or Islamic Jihadis; they are Hindus.

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  15. Darin Barrows

    I believed Ron Paul was a legitimate “politician” and one to be trusted. But I’ve come to the realization that he is nothing but a convenient opposition to the powers that be! If he was a threat, like the late, murdered Paul Wellstone, among many others, then he too would be 6 feet under.

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  16. Bill Tucker

    Why would I support or vote for Mr.Ron Paul again in 2012 when he backed out of the 2008 election at the last minute and only he and John McCain were the only Republican candidates left in the race. I can not support a candidate that is a quitter. His time was then,…NOT NOW.

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  17. Jacob

    Ron Paul always knows how to step into a controversial topic, and with almost no bias to either side, tell it like it is and how to get it done. I am counting down the days until I have the honor to give my first vote to him.

    Ron Paul 2012 !!!

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  18. Richard

    Some of the Israel-First crowd tries to smear Ron Paul with the anti-Semitic canard. This is his rope-a-dope defense.

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  19. flinstone

    what we call privatization is the selling of stage assests in response to bank created debt. The worlds poorest countries are handing over control of their land and resources to the bankers when they cant pay back the loans made on purpose to ensnare them in this very situtation. Third world debt was manafactured to replace the physical occupation of resource rich or strategically situated contries under colonialsm with todays financial occupation. Once an african country is indebted to foreign banks even though the money is non-existent credit, they are forced to hand over control of the affairs to the bankers, the world bank, the imf, which then dictate economic and social policy at evrey level. They force them to cut spending on social programmes education, and humanitarian projects so they can pay the banks the debt they owe. The world does not need to be proverty and conflict. It is manipulated to be that way.

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  20. Miguel Grande

    I usually agree with the gentlemen from Texas, but I believe he miss spoke when he said we should respect the sovereignty of the nation of Israel. Israel is not a sovereign nation, it is a vampire squid sucking on the face of Palestine. Even Netanyahu can’t identify its borders.

    On a separate matter, this morning on Meet the Press, Fox News favorite candidate Cain was asked to comment on the Middle East. He said that Israel was always right and he agreed with them on everything. When asked about the Palestinean Right of Return, he looked like a deer in the headlights, Sarah Palin couldn’t have been more ignorant than this Asshat. This guy couldn’t locate the middle east on a globe on his best day. He really must have been the token Negro when he worked for his Jewish masters at the Federal Reserve.

    Dog Poet transmitting:

    http://profilesinevil.blogspot.com/2011/05/binnie-rat-nitwityahoo.html

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  21. Michael

    Ron Paul may tell the truth sometimes but he has an uncany ability to be on the side of issues that will ensure that he is never successful in a bid for president. For that reason Ron Paul is wasting his own time and his followers’ time. On this issue, he could get about 10% of the American people convinced to abandon Israel. Obama knows that and therefore sides with the people. It’s about being elected and staying elected.

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    1. Wonk

      The reason Paul has the supporters that he does is because he does not compromise his principles in order to be elected. Although he has been elected, what, 12 times in texas?

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  22. Lamour Gold

    Mr. Paul’s comments here are either disingenuous or naive, he has got the order of things upside down. The US will have ceased to have the right to dictate Israel’s borders or any other matter when: 1) Israel stops accepting $3 billion in annual aid and far more in military transfers, 2) Jewish money and Zionist stooges stop manipulating the political machinery of the United States in favor of Israel. So long as Israel accepts the money of US taxpayers, the US has the absolute right to dictate to Israel what it believes America’s interests are in the Middle East. Mr. Paul’s vitriol therefore should be directed against this underlying problem not on the defense of a principle divorced from the context of its application. Moreover, in a complex globalist environment Mr. Paul needs to define just what “America’s interests” are from a foreign policy standpoint. We are no longer in the 19th century, America’s interests are not limited only what occurs inside our borders.

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  23. expat

    Things are going according to plan for any of you that do not understand
    please look up “ret/gen. Wesley Clark’s (nato comander) video you tube)on the US plan,
    put into play in 2006 to take over these countries

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  24. j r

    Israel is no friend of the US. Name one benefit to the US from it’s ‘friendship’ with Israel.

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    1. Michael

      A proxy in the ME and an excuse to meddle on the Arabian peninsula. And you thought the US funded Israel’s war machine because Americans love Jews?
      Yep, people like you need and deserve Ron Paul!

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    2. that lazy guy

      They are our listening post and gateway to the middle east. How old are you? 20 or so? You are quite unfamiliar with geopolitics and the logistics that are meted out. We also give $1.2 BILLION to Egypt every year. Reason: To keep them away from the Russians. We, the Chinese and Russians do this. That’s where most of our money goes, but the amount given to Israel is a pittance compared to other money we spend. We have troops is 150 countries. For what? I’d rather give the money to Israel than the Sudan or Egypt or Iraq and Afghanistan. Once you understand the geopolitical aspects of the world, you’ll understand the reasons we give them what we do. In the meantime, bone up on the other reasons for giving them money. And, they DON’T run the U.S. government, that is just absurd and simple anti-Jew rhetoric.

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  25. nader paul kucinich gravel mckinney baldwin

    President Obama has protected Neoconservatives for years.

    Will Obama protect Neoconservatives four more years?
    Was the 9 11 operation really good for Israel?

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    1. fred

      Of course it was good for israel, that’s why they did it.

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  26. Steve

    This has to be the most sensible thing I have ever heard anyone say with it comes to that region of the world. Thank Paul for finally truly clarifying your position in the Middle East.

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  27. tj

    I often wonder whether I am being overly optimistic about Ron Paul’s chances in 2012. I read these comments on this site and start to believe he really has a chance. Yet, I know that out in the real world away from this site, there are still so many who don’t care or who simply do not understand.

    I recently read a quote from Harriet Tubman…paraphrased here…’If I could have convinced more slaves that they were not free, I could have freed thousands of more slaves.’ I have recently commented that there are 2 types of evil…first, enslaving or coercing others, second, allowing oneself to be enslaved w/out some form of resistance.

    Unfortunately today too many people either do not realize they are not free, or do not care. NEvertheless, like Ron Paul, I will NEVER stop trying to preach freedom. There is a line in Russell Crowe’s Robin HOod: “Rise and rise again until lambs become lions.” Someday the LION will be FREE.

    Ron Paul 2012…you are either for FREEDOM or you are not.

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  28. George Washington

    Please please please Mr. Paul in 2012 for Republican Nom and President.
    He is the only candidate who would do EXACTLY what he has preached/campaigned on, as his 22 year track record strongly supports.
    Mr. Paul’s platform “creates jobs!”
    Mr. Paul’s plans put America back on track with jobs created by the attractiveness of a re-regulated dollar to Constitutional Standards. This immediately negates most of the inflation which means the dollars “buying power is increased.”
    This extra “buying power” folds back into the economy and repeats itself as people with extra money usually tend to spend it in some way or another.
    I digress;
    Mr. Ron Paul for 2012 Republican Nom and President
    Thank You

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    1. anarchist

      To: George Washington

      One excellent summation!!!!!

      Louisiana Creole

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