Ron Paul: America Is Not the King of the World





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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.



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  1. because of the false sense of nationalism, exceptionalism, religion in people's minds. which are sadly the ultimate cause for pretty much every war since their founding, apart from resources.

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  2. there IS good in the world all along. but it is true that people like him that wants to do good are being suppressed and most important of all good people are not standing up. too many are too busy being someone's puppet

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  3. supporters of ron paul realize this. and possibly many other people around the world including me (from hong kong). it is truly a shame for the americans who do not realize that the solution to pretty much every problem (or at least half of them) in their lives can be brought from ron paul being their president

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  4. For the love of god WHY!!!!! is it that Ron Paul was not elected

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  5. just because idiots like yourself... it would be better for us to hand you over... ron paul is useful your are a useless tool

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  6. And that's when we dig up a voting machine from this era and show how in the end, they're tallied according to programming.

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  7. The act of a coward.

    Freedom's reigning? When exactly?

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  8. Much of the average American seems to have no clue that hundreds (possibly thousands) of their military service men & women are committing suicide. And yet the US military is still being glorified as the shinning example & best in the world, at the expense of these innocent and idealistic men & women, forced to commit unwarranted atrocities that often get covered up.

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  9. The PC in that shills voice is palpable...

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  10. What is your solution to the problems?

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  11. Ron Paul, This man could have changed the world by being president of USA, this is a big big missed opportunity for the world. I do not think many people realize this.

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  12. ron paul supporter mark willis for rnc chair : http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mark-Willis-for-RNC-Chair/4089…
    We asked ron paul supporter Mark Willis, Maine’s Republican National Committeeman to step up and challenge Reince Priebus during the January 25th RNC Officers Election during their Winter Meeting in Charolotte, NC. (Jan. 23rd – Jan.26th). Mark replied to us saying: “Let me begin by saying that I am honored to find my name on the short list as a potential candidate next to two great statesmen, Congressman Ron Paul and Senator Jim DeMint. As we all know, these two men have fought the good fight for years on Capitol Hill – lower taxes, less spending, and an overall decentralized Federal Government that would actually abide by the Constitution. Sadly, they seem to be two outgoing voices in the wilderness of an out of control Federal Government with few replacements on the horizon. Men perhaps of a different age – principled leaders are hard to come by these days.Therefore, after much deliberation and discussion with my wife Violet, I let Bryan know that due to the fact that no one has stepped up to the plate, I would in fact run for Chairman of the RNC, provided I would receive, in writing, the support of at least 2 RNC members in 3 states (minimum of 6 persons) in order to satisfy the RNC nomination requirements. The election takes place on Friday, January 25th, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina.” Since that time we have been working hard to do just that! We have already helped to secure a National RLC Endorsement of Mark Willis’s candidacy and have pushed this story onto the National radar!( Visit our Media Page for full coverage! ) Mark has already done interviews with Nationally Syndicated talk show host Jerry Doyle, Award winning news journalist at Ben Swann and a number of morning radio interviews. The message is getting out and some of the responses are coming in from the hard work that is being done on the ground. At this time we currently have 2 states that have been willing to stand up and nominate Mark Willis for RNC Chair. Maine and Nevada. This means 2 more RNC members from 1 more state is needed to satisfy the nomination requirements. Have you reached out to your states RNC members yet? If you are not sure who they are in your state here is a great starting point: http://www.gop.com/members/ The RNC Election of Officers takes place Jan. 25th from 11-6pm (tentative). We must have the support of 3 states with at least 2 RNC members (State Chair, National Committeeman/woman) written support in order to satisfy the nomination requirements: http://stepdownnow.com/mark-willis-for-rnc-chair/

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  13. The media at one time convinced the US that mars was attacking.

    People are clueless to it's power.

    2:50 seriously? This news anchor is a moron. I can only imagine his thoughts are something like this - "we drop bombs on people they should love us"

    FOX news foreign policy - "write democracy on a bomb and drop it on every nation in the middle east that's full of brown people and not jewish."

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  14. I'm an Aussie, but god I love this man!!! And don't anyone tell me he was a member of Bohemian Grove, I'll curl up into the foetal position and cry forever.

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  15. As long as we continue to go over there and kill people the problem will get worse. Every time we kill someone over there, either on purpose or as 'collateral damage', we create many others, the brothers, fathers, uncles, mothers and sisters of the people we killed will try to kill us for the wrong we have committed.
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  16. Unfortunately the CIA, (Criminals In Action), actually know who the president will be long before the people of the U.S.A. You can talk about voting but ultimately it comes down to the major puppet. Ron Paul was never a puppet, he was destined to lose. The automatic tallying machines=believe what you want because we have the numbers. A fail, lose system. And because U.S.A. is a democratic nation, the majority will never question, nor the media ever query. Puppetry in motion, I'm afraid.

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  17. I'm afraid you're the idiot, since you obviously have no fucking idea it was our own government that created these Jihadis in the first place!

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  18. Obama thinks he is king though.

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  19. War serves mans covetous nature, so why even have a war unless you plan on taking their land and resources? A humanitarian war?

    NONSENSE.

    Who benefits... Certainly not the people a humanitarian attacks, and certainly not the Americas who are used to fight the wars.

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  20. If they hate us for our 'freedoms'...then why didn't they hate us more in the 80's when we were a much freer nation?

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