Ron Paul: America Is Not the King of the World


Neil Cavuto: There are frequent calls for America’s military to start intervening, should it? Ron Paul, the former Republican Congressman and presidential candidate, says no, be careful, be very careful. Congressman, what do you think of this?

Ron Paul: I think it would be foolish, I think what we have been doing for so many years has been very foolish. I think that they ought to try to understand what blowback is all about and what the CIA has talked about and what Michael Scheuer has demonstrated so often in his work in the CIA. It’s just way too much, it hurts us to no end. One of the points I made when I gave my last little talk on the House floor, was that one of the trends that we’re probably facing was violent anti-Americanism, and it’s engulfing the world, and I think this is what’s happening over there. We have a mess in Egypt now, and we don’t know exactly what we’re supposed to be doing in Syria, and we end up supporting the bad guys. And even Hillary had an expression for it: “How did we know the bad guys were going to get these things?” And I think what’s happening in Mali right now with these hostages spun off from us getting involved in Libya and getting rid of Gaddafi. So one thing leads to another, and I just think that all these problems that we have make my case very clear, that we should have followed the Founders’ advice of staying out of entangling alliances and staying out of the internal affairs of other nations, mind our own business and save a dollar now and then, because we’re flat out broke.

Neil Cavuto: Well, the argument you get back, as you know, Congressman, is that we’ll regret that, because we essentially give the bad guys free run. Now the argument against what they were just claiming is that, well, terrorist are not idiots, they can pack up and leave. So if things get dicey for them in Afghanistan or Pakistan, apparently they move to Mali or Algeria or what have you. But they seem to be pretty good at movement. So I guess the bigger question is, should we do anything about that, or do we just let them brazenly grow unobstructed.

Ron Paul: Well, what we have to decide is why we have the problem. If we come down on the side that it’s spontaneous and they hate Americans, there’s Al-Qaida that kill us and they don’t like our prosperity and they don’t like our freedoms, maybe we should keep chasing them. But if the problem of these threats towards us and the disruptions is because we’re involved, then the answer is to be less involved.

Neil Cavuto: But what if it’s a little bit more than that, Congressman? I know you and I had a chat about this before; what if they really do hate us, they hate everything we stand for, and they really are all about … whatever our overtures towards the Muslim community are like, that they’re all about disgruntles, they just can’t stand us, they want us dead.

Ron Paul: Well, they might ask the same question, what if we didn’t hate Muslims? I mean, we have to build up a lot of hatred for us to go 6,000 miles away and kill people with drones, and this is where the conflict is coming. We have to beat the drums of war and this hatred that we have to go over and do these things. And then, all of a sudden, we have an epidemic of suicides of American soldiers who come back feeling, “What am I doing over here shooting these drone missiles, and little kids are dying and innocent people dying”. And now more people die from suicide, our soldiers are committing suicides. So I think it’s a failed policy, it doesn’t accomplish anything, and we don’t understand it. As long as we don’t want to look … we’re either in denial or we don’t want to understand it. But the CIA actually helps us on this to explain why there is retaliation, and if we don’t accept that, this is going to get much worse. And there are predictions that right now just because they haven’t hit us here at home, doesn’t mean that they’re starting to like us anymore. I think the problem is growing, it’s going to get a lot worse as long as we think we’re the king of the world.

Neil Cavuto: Ron Paul, thank you very much, I think.

  • Globalists hate RP sympathizers for our desired freedom!

  • If you look deep enough behind processes and motives, its all warfare of the rich and welfare for the poor, whether it be by dictator, monarchy, or democracy. It is now waged by globalists who are richer than the “leaders” of countries. But there is not just one gang of global rulers, they eat away at eachother’s territories. They invite partnership with those they cannot defeat. It looks exactly like historical warfare, just higher tech and less visible rulers.

  • Ronpaul is a filthy stinky pile of SHIT!

  • We give the world reasons to hate us. And we’ve been giving them reasons for a long time now.

  • And alot worse it will get if the Government keeps starting new wars. America will soon be dead. I guess 10 more years. NObama really brought change.

  • Classic fox news trying to make it seem like its the terrorists fault for hating the US

  • homeland…I meant holly land.

  • The rational reason to hate us is our intervention. It’s been going on for decades. We install puppet governments who in turn oppress their own people, not to mention ‘savage’ their rights. Not to mention that the US is responsible for killing MILLIONS of people (mostly innocent) abroad in this ‘War on Terror’. They hate us because we occupy their homeland while killing scores of their civilians…not because of our freedoms.

  • robin

    Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
    ― Martin Luther King Jr.

    “He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”
    ― Martin Luther King Jr.

    The greatest purveyor of violence in the world : My own Government, I can not be Silent.”
    ― Martin Luther King Jr.

    “True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • “An injured friend is the bitterest of foes.”

    Thomas Jefferson

    I would think that our involvement in foreign affairs were we should not be is the reason we get so much hate for ourselves.

    To have People who actually bother with us when we gave no reason for them to do so other then us existing sounds absurd.

    but the USA trying to be the police of the world and getting involved in others country’s affairs were we should not be as the reason for the hate we get, I can believe.

  • “An injured friend is the bitterest of foes.”

    Thomas Jefferson

    I would think that our involvement in foreign affairs were we should not be is the reason we get so much hate for ourselves.

    To have People who actually bother with us when we gave no reason for them to do so other then us existing sounds absurd.

    but the USA trying to be the police of the world and getting involved in others country’s affairs were we should not be as the reason for the hate we get, I can believe.

  • lol this clip should have been longer so it could have been titled “CIA operative tries to discredit Ron Paul
    CHECK OUY MY VIDS “Ron Paul vs. NWO”

  • Ron knows some folks are a lost cause. The only reason he keeps repeating this stuff is to go on record for the people of liberty, who one by one are waking up. He makes the sad but true connection to the increased suicide rate of the troops. There is no honor in a purposeless war and it is depressingly painful to realize the truth about your country first hand. You signed up believing your country is the big savior of the world, freeing people from evil…then you see those families bombed.

  • What bad guy terrorists? The al-Qaeda CIA backed terrorists?!!!!!!
    The only ones that HATE everything we stand for, the ONLY ones who want us dead is our own damned government, intl.bankers and mega corporations who created and fund these terrorists! They’re trying to turn America into a 3rd world nation and then kill the people that still believe in LIBERTY and our CONSTITUTION!!!!
    I’m so tired of the BS- we’re ON TO YOU Fascists!.

  • French Canadian


    Jesse Ventura is for real. Believe in him. If I heard what he said on WHAT? I do not know what you are talking about.

    As for the rest of your comment, I already know all of that. I’ve posted links to numerous interviews on all these subjects on this site. And YES, Sandy Hook is a false Flag, no doubt about that.

  • Where is three John Kerry of the war on terror? Where is the soldier to campaign against this war? Where is the soldier to come home and speak out about the war crimes they were forced to commit? Has the U.S. Military truly brainwashed them into believing it is okay to kill unarmed men and women and children? We need some soldiers to show the same courage at home that they showed in battle and SPEAK!

  • just another reason to invade ..

  • If one cannot use reason to defend his argument, Ridicule! “…the fourth rule carries within it the fifth rule: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”, Saul Alinsky in Rules for Radicals. I see through your vitriol. Now others do as well. Begone Cretin!

  • its why i left the republican party. as much as i hate left ideas of forcing people into crap and loss of rights, it not as if republicans up hold them. im young but bush was as bad as obama. how can either left or right support these ass holes?