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.

  • Ron Paul,, do you believe in state citizenship? Can you please talk about sovereign citizenship?


  • dr. paul, you are ever more articulate. my advice, be louder!!! wake the sheep up even more!!! thank you sir.

  • does no one know about the French conflict in Algeria. We act like this is all just, out of nowhere, blowing up in our face.

  • it just cut off, he was going to say “I think he … “

  • robin

    French Canadian, The drama continues surrounding Sandy Hook, and how the story continues to change. I don’t understand how people can dismiss this as just what happens in a crisis situation. I talked to a young father who said all he had to do was watch the news conference with the father and that he went from smiling and laughing=appeared that he had not suffered at all, and that he was reading off a cue card. I am hoping that people continue to collect information if the media does not. The point I try to make to people is that they want to ban assault weapons based on the fact the media/medical examiner, etc. said that’s what was used. Now the story has changed. How can one not believe there was agenda, but I’m afraid most people do? Did you listen to what Jesse Ventura had to say? Your thoughts on that. We have always suspected that he is just another disinfo agent as a former navy seal. As far as Algeria, the American who died was a relative of a friend of mine. Over vacation we had this discussion about our presence in other countries and blow back. That our state department and CIA use terrorists to take down leaders of countries and kill innocent civilians including children and that’s what they did in Iraq, Libya and now Syria-also in Iran and elsewhere. We have recognized that they have been unsuccessful in Syria, so seem to be taking a detour for now and moving on to Africa as planned. I recently shared the interview with General Welsley that he did after 9/11 about the plan that he was told during the Bush administration to take down a number of countries. Of course, one has to ask whether we aided these terrorists to justify the war on terror and invade Mali to seize the gold there. Drag the US into this with military aid, financial support, etc. One always has to look at the back story about how Germany asked for their loan back from the New York Federal Reserve and The Bank of France. There are many Oregon sheriffs that have had the courage on where they stand if they are asked to confiscate people’s guns. We know where our sheriff stands, although he has not joined them in announcing it publicly. We try to share information with him when we can.

  • Ron Paul’s voice sounds just like a dentists drill, and his brain has the IQ of a tongue suppressor! He’s such a fuckin’ dipshit. He’s not fit to be elected Dog Catcher of Bumfuck Egypt, let alone President of The United States of America!!!!!!!!

  • actually, they don’t hate anybody. they just want to rule a piece of land to train and expand, they are in a conquest process, thriving on poverty and ignorance using rethoric and propaganda just as westerners were doing in the XIX century. By the way their leaders studied this in wetern universities, the really place were political leaders and journalists in the west got their diplomas 😉

  • It’s actually getting boring listening to Ron Paul be right about everything, all the time.

  • If they claim to be peaceful but react to free speech with violence, what makes you think that they have a rational reason to hate us?

  • The media controls our perceptions mostly by exclusion. Excluding the showing of dead children, excluding showing dead American soldiers or their caskets, excluding the cost of war, excluding the large percentage of Americans who do not want war.

  • Why do Ron Paul cult members always attack every interviewer?

  • I don’t think Neil understands the fact that WE, or actually our government is the bad guys. We can’t call “terrorists” the bad guys when our government is inflicting terror on far more people than any other terrorists. When people see their kids brains splattered against the wall because our soldiers or drones, or bombs blew them to bits, they’re going to want revenge. They won’t just sit there, shrug their shoulders and say “God bless America”.

  • Even though there are a lot of folks from the Fox brand that have become repeaters of philosophies of The Project For The New American Century to say yes to intervention in the name of fear, there still seems to be far more people in opposition to these actions. Those in power don’t even act to care that there is this divide. That’s the power of controlling the discussion through the media and those that represent us.

  • It is true that there are people that just act foolishly and hate without warrant. That surely doesn’t mean that you can terrorize peoples homes, their countries, and expect to create less of that mentality. Our current war policy in opposition of terror is ridiculous; I understand you know this, too. Instead of opposing terrorism with thought and understanding of the issues, we have instead just jumped into the traps of terror.

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  • Is no different when this administration sold automatic weapons to Mexican drug cartels.

  • What use is Ron Paul other than to bottom feed off the political fringes?

  • If you seriously think only America is funding and arming Jihadis in the world I’m afraid you have zero credibility to comment.

  • He must be so disappointed” He had a vision” 23 years ago” and he was old then” 1990. I met him, Good! Nothing deserves nothing.

  • The argument of that reporter is just so arrogant. To think that people would just hate american for eeeh. what exactly?
    The only reason there are so called ‘terrorists’ is because you freaking invade their countries.