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.

  • I saw Ron Paul on C-Span today! He had a big red smile on a big white face, with a red rubber nose and a pointy little hat! He was juggling 7 butcher knives while riding a 10 ft unicycle. He was doing really well until a sea lion scared him with a bicycle horn! He fell off the unicycle and stabbed himself to death, chopped off his dick, and gave himself a haircut all at the same time!! LOL


  • Blowback is going to be a problem for a long tike. What a shame I think Ron Paul was the only one who could have won against Obama but our lapdog media called him crazy and scared old people that they wouldn’t get their checks if he won.

  • Mr. Paul, read the Quran, look at the Hadeeth, read the words and actions of Mohammad, that is the reason why they attack.

  • Zero dislikes! Let’s keep it that way!

  • Is this possible? After Fox news deliberately ignored Paul for the past decade, now they ask him for answers. Is Obama’s treachery what it took for this action? Well then, let’s see this transformation; for it will be significant.

  • That’s a good thing

  • Ron Paul believes in blanket deregulation to allow the robber barons to turn the clock back in America a hundred and fifty years, all wrapped up in “freedom” and “liberty”. He’s a Koch Brothers shill like every Republican not in the mainstream political club. Sure, Wall St, the MIC, the CIA and their war nexus is a problem, but Paul is not the solution. Putting your faith in politicians is not going to get you anywhere.

  • the thing is that the majority of the people here in the US do not want to be involved in all this crap our gov is doing we have enough issues here to deal with with this so called wana be king here so people need to understand that the gov is causing this crap

  • the thing is that the majority of the people here in the US do not want to be involved in all this crap our gov is doing we have enough issues here to deal with with this so called wana be king here so people need to understand that the gov is causing this crap

  • Speaks softly, but always right.

  • While I agree with you… Hope and $1.50 will get you a coke (and a democrat). (Remember when that old saying was a lot less inflated.)

  • Your Hindu sentiments are step above the Christian American sentiments, who believe abortion killing is against God, but war killing is God’s will. F’kd up for so-called Christ-like people. (Christ who acted much alike a pacifist and a libertarian.)

  • They don’t even have an army… Why are we policing them? Give them freedom… don’t bail them out… Let them make their own country, if it attacks us, we bring the onslaught. Otherwise, let them have civil wars, and build law and sovereignty.

  • Its because people, even Ron Paul fans, often don’t understand the evils and myths of a 2 party system. A VOTE FOR EITHER ONE IS A VOTE FOR TYRANNY. They have ruled for the past 150 years… they are to blame for the loss of civil liberties (1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th and re-interpreted a standing militia.) They are to blame for the wars, and violations to the constitution (undeclared since WWII). So, when he lost primaries, people voted for lesser of 2 evils… this will always be negative to us.

  • If you mean that “he who controls the currency controls the country” is he who is king. Then, it is true that the Federal Reserve is headed by a lot of jews. Are they Zionists, or just want to see their people succeed? I don’t know. Do they want America to fail, and Israel to leach its former glory? I don’t know. But I’m studying…

  • True, and unfortunately so. Many other sick countries agree that America is king, because it has the military might to do whatever it desires. But… Those same countries would believe they are King, were they in the same situation. But “the King” is sick… and his country is starving (jobless, and underpaid), his Lords will suck the land and people dry then move to rule a new group of peasants (the ever-growing China perhaps).

  • Serious? One dude is politics believes in the freedom of american people, not ruled by wall street, the military industrial complex, or central bankers… and you agree that the world should be fighting senseless wars started by the CIA, so that freedoms can be lost for the sake of a few rich getting richer? You’re no patriot if you haven’t studied your history. Open a book (one that existed before FOX did).

  • Him being president would not be enough. It would help a lot though. But everyman in congress should be covered in Lobbyist company labels, like Nascar drivers. This way we could know who they represent for sure, every time they open their scheming mouths. Our congress is bought out, our presidents are bought through campaign financing, and they elect the supreme court… its all fixed so that money wins. It doesn’t matter if you have a few clear heads. Gotta fix the laws again…

  • When its not clearly a moral war, its clearly an immoral one. Moral war being self defense. US military are filled with well meaning patriots as well as thugs and bums with nothing else to do. But they end up trained mercenaries for corporate desires. This is why I believe the draft, and perhaps mandatory service is necessary. It doesn’t let the shit happen in secret. If everyone does it, everyone will see what really goes on, this will force change faster than anything.

  • I totally agree. But, to hold the border requires more than just taxpaid bullets and men. It requires social changes for our country, and for that of mexico. The first being to Win the War on Drugs, by legalizing them. We then decrease gun related death in the US by almost 80%. Gangs disperse, taxes can be collected sales of new controlled substances, Cartels become less dangerous and forceful on our borders, then it is easier and more affordable to control.