Ron Paul: Blind Support of Israel Leads to Unexpected Consequences

by Ron Paul

As of late Friday the ceasefire in Gaza seems to be holding, if tentatively. While we should be pleased that this round of fighting appears temporarily on hold, we must realize that without changes in US foreign policy it is only a matter of time before the killing begins again.

It feels like 2009 all over again, which is the last time this kind of violence broke out in Gaza. At that time over 1,400 Palestinians were killed, of which just 235 were combatants. The Israelis lost 13 of which 10 were combatants. At that time I said of then-President Bush’s role in the conflict:

It’s our money and our weapons. But I think we encouraged it. Certainly, the president has said nothing to diminish it. As a matter of fact, he justifies it on moral grounds, saying, oh, they have a right to do this, without ever mentioning the tragedy of Gaza…. To me, I look at it like a concentration camp.

The US role has not changed under the Obama administration. The same mistakes continue. As journalist Glenn Greenwald wrote last week:

“For years now, US financial, military and diplomatic support of Israel has been the central enabling force driving this endless conflict. The bombs Israel drops on Gazans, and the planes they use to drop them, and the weapons they use to occupy the West Bank and protect settlements are paid for, in substantial part, by the US taxpayer…”

Last week, as the fighting raged, President Obama raced to express US support for the Israeli side, in a statement that perfectly exemplifies the tragic-comedy of US foreign policy. The US supported the Israeli side because, he said, “No country on Earth would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders.” Considering that this president rains down missiles on Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and numerous other countries on a daily basis, the statement was so hypocritical that it didn’t pass the laugh test. But it wasn’t funny.

US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton traveled to Tel Aviv to meet with Israeli prime minister Netanyahu, but she refused to meet with elected Palestinian leaders. Clinton said upon arrival in Israel, “America’s commitment to Israel’s security is rock-solid and unwavering.” Does this sound like an honest broker?

At the same time Congress acted with similar ignobility when an unannounced resolution was brought to the House floor after the business of the week had been finished; and in less than 30 seconds the resolution was passed by unanimous consent, without debate and without most Representatives even having heard of it. The resolution, H Res 813, was so one-sided it is not surprising they didn’t want anyone to have the chance to read and vote on it. Surely at least a handful of my colleagues would have objected to language like, “The House of Representatives expresses unwavering commitment to the security of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state with secure borders…”

US foreign policy being so one-sided actually results in more loss of life and of security on both sides. Surely Israelis do not enjoy the threat of missiles from Gaza nor do the Palestinians enjoy their Israel-imposed inhuman conditions in Gaza. But as long as Israel can count on its destructive policies being underwritten by the US taxpayer it can continue to engage in reckless behavior. And as long as the Palestinians feel the one-sided US presence lined up against them they will continue to resort to more and more deadly and desperate measures.

Continuing to rain down missiles on so many increasingly resentful nations, the US is undermining rather than furthering its security. We are on a collision course with much of the rest of the world if we do not right our foreign policy. Ending interventionism in the Middle East and replacing it with friendship and even-handedness would be a welcome first step.

386 Comments:

  1. he cant be president because hes not a liar

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  2. Have you ever heard of the HOLODOMER?

    Look it up in the Wikipedia ten million people were killed in a man made famine, thanks to the Bolsheviks, but no one talks about that. Those piles of emaciated corpses never get the kind of propaganda that the “Holocaust” victims get.

    Denying the Holocaust is a shameful I know, and far be it from me to do that, the whole continent of Europe was a burnt offering, but denying the on going Holocaust on Gaza, is even more reprehensible!

    Justice for GAZA!

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

  3. The results support the hypothesis that the paternal gene pools of Jewish communities from Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East descended from a common Middle Eastern ancestral population, and suggest that most Jewish communities have remained relatively isolated from neighboring non-Jewish communities during and after the Diaspora.”

    In short, the Khazar theory is bullshit.

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  4. A 1999 study by Hammer et al., published in the Proceedings of the United States National Academy of Sciences compared the Y chromosomes of Ashkenazi, Roman, North African, Kurdish, Near Eastern, Yemenite, and Ethiopian Jews with 16 non-Jewish groups from similar geographic locations. It found that “Despite their long-term residence in different countries and isolation from one another, most Jewish populations were not significantly different from one another at the genetic level…

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  5. I urge for all to read “Son of Hamas” by Mosab Hassan Yousef. A must read book for ignoramus Palestinian supporters on here; and for anyone in general who truly wants to understand the root of the conflict. Not land but radical Islam.

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  6. I urge for all to read “Son of Hamas” by Mosab Hassan Yousef. A must read book for ignoramus Palestinian supporters on here; and for anyone in general who truly wants to understand the root of the conflict. Not land but radical Islam.

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  7. Yes, suicide bombings are not “terror”. Shame on you for being a moral coward and degenerate by comparing America’s freedom to Islamic terrorists who blow people up to get 72-virgins. You disgusting imbecile of a human being.

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  8. Yes, suicide bombings are not “terror”. Shame on you for being a moral coward and degenerate by comparing America’s freedom to Islamic terrorists who blow people up to get 72-virgins. You disgusting imbecile of a human being.

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  9. The Khazar from Central Asia (aka European jews, aka AshkeNazis, aka Goldsteins, aka Goldbergs, etc) are the biggest impostors in the world. Research ” R-M117 gene”. Khazars used to ambush caravans of traders on the Silk Route and would extort them for money. The same Khazars under an assumed Jewish identity are now extorting the world yet aga.

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  10. because we are now brain dead retards.

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  11. In solidarity to the above, but I am still WAITING for your reply Dr. Paul RE: speaking up about Israel’s WMD and US collusion in their Nuclear Ambiguity/Deceptions, their denial of their Nuke Whistle Blower, Mordechai Vanunu’s RIGHT to FREEDOM from Israel, and will you -and Sen. Paul- support the grass roots effort to Establish every June 8 as USS LIBERTY REMEMBRANCE DAY?!

    Persistently yours,
    Eileen Fleming, Author, Reporter, Founder
    WeAreWideAwake and eileenfleming[dot]org

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  12. Israel would be wiped off the face of the map witgout Americas support. Its Americas duty to strongly support the Democracy of Israel. Pauls a moron.

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 1

  13. I was recently accused of being anti semite by a beautiful Israeli soldier sales scamer. She had no feelings, no religion, no heartshe was trained well and not deprogramed. Before her I never gave Israel much of a thought but when she told me she was a Zionist I looked it up. She was not Jewish but an Israeli supporter, Israel should not exist nor should it ever. I understand they are winers and cryers and greedy and the heart and soul of the worlds problems today.

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 2

  14. Robin, (Off Ropic)

    I think you would like this live interview. It is with Dr. Katherine Albrecht , David Bodnick & Robert Beens of Start Page.com discussing search engine privacy. The interview is really informative and interesting. Plus the guests are in studio with Alex and Catherine is on Skype. One of the guys ( the founder) travelled from the Netherlands to come here and the other one is a CEO from New-York.

    I believe everybody should watch this interview. It is about our privacy. I personally use Start Page since 3 years. Apparently, soon in 2013, they will have developped an email server that will be impossible to hack.

    The interview starts at: 2:08.55

    Alex Jones Show: Monday (11-26-12) Katherine Albrecht , David Bodnick & Robert Beens
    http://blogdogcicle.blogspot.ca/2012/11/alex-jones-show-monday-11-26-12.html

    Report this comment

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Leave a Reply