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.

  • Why did the poster of this vid not use Dr.Paul’s header?

    I feel “Stop Worshipping Israel” gives off different connotation than “Stop Blind Support of Israel”.

    It gives off the impression of the GOP knock on Paul and emboldens the anti-Semites whom simply want mass genocide of all jews.

    Dr.Paul is simply speaking to what government does on the home front. Blindly underwriting that emboldens the entity to take risks it otherwise would not. And leaves those on other side w/o an honest broker.

  • yes,to all your questions.Zionism has nothing to do with disliking jews.They are not the same thing.Do some reading instead of towing to AIPAC

  • John


  • follows conspiracy’s is just as dumb as someone that thinks politicians give a fuck about the citizens

  • And who the hell are you some random nut job online that defines what a good jew is? and what is a good jew? any jew that conforms to your way of thinking is a “good jew” right? u make me sick with your obvious anti semitism and its just as wrong as someone defining what a “good black” is and saying that “good blacks” that conform to there view should kill every “not good black” what is the difference? you think your original and you are a deep thinker or something? anyone that blindly

  • IDC if you thumbs me down 50 times.. Im not backing down off it! You are one of the anti zionists right? well there is no such thing there is only antisemitism Ya and martin luther king said that.. You are just probably one of those lunatics that blames everything on israel right? what about 9/11 was that israel too? And this has nothing to do with religion they are 1 nation surrounded by a bunch of nation that are still in the dark ages and islam is a religion of “peace” right ?

  • Zionisme… are the death of all humanity… death too all zionist… must they all hang… or bee gilliontiined…

  • robin

    French Canadian,
    Discovered that Jill Kelly is a Lebanese Christian, so we believe it is very likely that she is working for Mossad and intentionally took down Petraeus because he spoke out about the influence Israel has on our foreign policy. Perfect place to influence people by rubbing shoulders with all the top military brass and finding out all their dirty little secrets to blackmail them with.


  • robin

    Here are two videos Ben Swann did and of course people are calling him anti=Semitic.

    • Surfisher

      robin — great stuff!

      I just spread the 1st video as follows:

      Ben Swann makes a monkey out of the donkey that occupies our White House (poor Barack Hussein, trying to negate his Muslim name, proceeds to reaffirm that the Real President of the USA is the Israeli PM Netanyahu):

      Spread this 3 minute video like WILDFIRE!

  • robin

    French Canadian,
    Finally had a chance to listen to your last posting. Thank you…Was particularly interested in what Bev Harris had to say. As far as the Mayan prophecy, we believe there are changes going on inside our planet, but there’s nothing we can do about it. The solar activity has a profound effect as well. My husband is a science person so he continues to do research in this area. He is watching how early the sun sets here to determine if we have shifted North here or not-thinks by about 1 degree.

    • French Canadian


      Alex doesn’t believe in the Mayan prophecy and neither do I. Plus the Mayan prophecy never said that it would be the end of the world.

      Polar shifts are normal, they often occured.

  • I think israel is beyond our ally.. -more like the 51st state.

  • I normally agree w Ron Paul but on this not to sure!

  • Hey, I’m entitled to my own opinion you know, besides, I’m a racist to you because you have been sentisized by whatever institution you went to. Try waking up to reality, the world we live in today NOT the artificial world you see on television!

  • SEE———–gaddafi calls for investigation into jfk/mlk assassinations

  • thank you Dr.

  • J.D. Thorpe

    Everyone sign this petition to invite Ron Paul to the White House for a policy meeting:

  • tell that to the evangelical base who panders to Israel…I doubt their opinion will ever change.

  • What a Great American Ron Paul is. The Constitution was not written to be a guideline. It was written to be the law of the land! The founding fathers are turning over in their graves! The Patriot Act! Really? Show me one American that would have voted for it.


  • You are a major malfunctioning racist