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.

  • The Zionist state of Israel is nothing but the Pope’s revived Latin kingdom of Jerusalem. The first Latin kingdom was 1099-1291. The Masonic Jewish Labour Zionists in the Israeli government serve the Jesuit General (Black Pope) and that’s why they secretly signed the old city of Jerusalem over to the Vatican at the 1993 Oslo Accords. Jews don’t rule America. They don’t even rule Israel. The Jesuits using their Papal Knights (King Juan Carlos “King of Jerusalem” et al) are the ones in control.

  • one of the most ownest courageos voice in America may ALLAH bless you sir ..

  • Boycott Israel the state born in terrorisim!


  • Boycott Israel the state born in terrorisim!

  • Especially with people like Debbie Schlussel, Robert Spencer and Pamela Gellar.

  • LOL stop giving false information. That is what I call a distraction. Jesuits Are little known and are basically formed around the 1600’s. It is a BS order created to distract from the real Christian and Jewish Zionists who want some damned prophecy to happen.

    LOL I love it when people think they have the real facts.

  • If Israel controls congress then why is it that the Zionist state of Israel is ruled by the Black Pope? You need to get your facts right. The once great Calvinist Republic of America (Presbyterian Constitution) has been usurped. You know live in the Black Pope’s 14th Amendment American Empire. The Jesuits of Rome (the real Zionists) control those Jewish Zionists through Freemasonry, Papal Knighthood Orders or through Jesuit education.

  • Amen. Israel has come a long way from hearing the voice of God.

  • Exactly my point! Its not withdrawal of monetary support that I object to. In Hebrew we have an expression “not from his honey and not from his sting”. Don’t give us money and weapons, and don’t support a Palestinian state and don’t bring the Moslem Brotherhood to power in Egypt. But anyone 4 liberty should lend moral support to ppl who are trying to live at peace with their neighbors, but need to fight back when they are attacked. Missiles have been falling on Israeli cities for 12 years!

  • Genesis 32:28 and Revelations 2:9 for those who think Israel has a right to exist.

    Oh and John 8:44, but BTW I am an ex-christian. I stepped away because of the Christian Zionists hijacking that once good religion. These same people help Israel control congress.

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  • The US is secretly ruled by war mongering Irish-Americans through the Cardinal of New York at St Patrick’s Cathedral and his CFR, he’s head of the Pope’s Crusading Knights of Malta (the Black Pope’s phoney War on Terror is in fact is a Papal Crusade) and all overseen by the Jesuits at Georgetown where Ron Paul takes his orders from, so perhaps he should just go ro Ireland and take the rest of the wicked sinners with him.

  • Oh, and in case you don’t believe that Israel doesn’t want our aid… here ya go. Educate yourself.


  • Oh, and in case you don’t believe that Israel doesn’t want our aid… here ya go. Educate yourself.


  • See pittsburghsports16’s comment below. Israel vehemently went against our support to help months back. They feel like they are being treated like children, like they can’t handle themselves. Also, we’re a broke country. Where exactly is the US going to get the money to double foreign aid? And what makes you think Israel doesn’t already have modern weaponry?

    I bet I know who you voted for in this past presidential election…

  • Of course you don’t support him, you’re a fucking zionist jew. GTFO you satanic bastard.

  • I am so damned tired of these ‘israel’ firsters in the Govt. They grovel before these Jewish Supremacists and ignore the Palestinians and have been doing so for sixty-four years. Dr Paul was deprived of his potential seat in the Oval Office by Mitt Romney and cohorts. Same bunch of mealy mouthed ‘israel first scum. It’s a crime and all of them should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the Law for it.

  • The criminal Zionist JEWS in our government are in control.

  • US should double aid with money and modern weapon to defend Israel .

  • Thank you for speeking the truth Dr Paul.