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.



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  1. You are a major malfunctioning racist

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  2. Good god i hope no one is with you lol

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  3. There are many Jews in the US who consider the state of Israel heretical until the Messiah returns and why they will never immigrate there. They also condemn the way the Palestinians have been treated=Christian and Muslim. I admire those activists in Israel that are standing up for what is moral and ethical. You never hear about the apartheid practiced in Israel(stonings and violence against Palestinians/Christians that come from outside of Israel by the army and religious sects) and of course the weapons of mass destruction. Also, all the Mossad agents in our country that continue to spy on Americans and steal national security information. The fact that Israel has been the only country that has not had to have weapons inspections says it all. Look at a map and see just how much land has been stolen from the Arabs since Rothchild starting buying up tracts of land. Maybe it will help you understand why there is retaliation. Ethnic cleansing is being practiced, it's not just to control the oil.

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  4. This is the man that the world needs now, not a puppet in the white House !

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  5. The Jews need to get expelled from our country (USA). I don't think it would be unconstitutional to do so since we are expelling America's domestic enemy. Who's with me?

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  6. Jews have a two sided approach in their attack of European Christians. 1) Infiltrate Bible Colleges and Christian media and push a ridiculously heretical doctrine that "jews r chosen ". 2) Feign atheism and ridicule the nominal christian who half heartedly accepts their idiotic heretical doctrine. Bill Maher for example. They're very wicked.

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  7. He won't have an answer so you'll get nothing but silence from him.

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  8. Yes I noticed that. THEY manipulate everything they touch and see. The 'New Design' was intended just for that kind of subterfuge and chicanery.

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  9. honesty

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  10. Thank you Ron Paul for your hionesty and courage I wanted u for president

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  11. Watch this:

    ISRAHELL ON EARTH [A New Must Watch Documentary]

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  12. Wiping israel off the face of the Eartyh should be the goals of every 'good jew'. Understand, that not one of their so called "return" prophecies have taken place, not one of them.

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  13. You want to mention genocide? If their books are accurate, it is the jew that does that a horrible act on a habitual basis. Canaanite, Palestinians,,, all because they can not live up to the religion they claim as theirs.

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  14. You want to mention genocide? If their books are accurate, it is the jew that does that a horrible act on a habitual basis. Canaanite, Palestinians,,, all because they can not live up to the religion they claim as theirs.

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  15. Now you have proven you are a sucker for the liars. Hamas is the israelis baby, do you get that sputnik.

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  16. Now you have proven you are a sucker for the liars. Hamas is the israelis baby, do you get that sputnik.

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  17. Stop with your lies already. What is going on there is like the USA testing their weapons on their own territory.

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  18. Stop with your lies already. What is going on there is like the USA testing their weapons on their own territory.

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  19. If the "good jew" only stood up to the zionNazis more than 60 years ago, there would not be this problem over there.

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  20. If the "good jew" only stood up to the zionNazis more than 60 years ago, there would not be this problem over there.

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