Ron Paul: Neocons Infuriated by Iran Peace Talks




Last week, for the first time since the 1979 Iranian revolution, the US president spoke with his Iranian counterpart. Their 15 minute telephone call was reported to open the door to further high-level discussions. This is a very important event.

I have been saying for years that we should just talk to the Iranians. After all, we talked to the Soviets when they actually had thousands of nuclear missiles pointed at us! The Iranians have none, according to our own intelligence services. I even suggested a few years ago that we should “offer friendship” to them. Unfortunately, so many so-called experts have a stake in keeping tensions high and pushing us to war. They did not want to hear what I was saying. It seems, though, this is beginning to change now with these recent events.

The phone call was one of the most important moves away from war and conflict in a long time. Taken with the Obama administration’s decision to hold off on bombing Syria, we should be encouraged.

It is also probably a good sign that this phone call has infuriated the neoconservatives at home, the pro-war faction in Israel, and the hard-liners in Iran. Now that a process of negotiation has begun, the chance of war has been significantly reduced. The US is very unlikely to bomb Iran while it is talking with them, and Israel is also unlikely to start a war while the US is at the negotiating table with the Iranian leadership.

But we should also remain very cautious. Obama’s war on Syria was only stopped because the American people finally stood up and said “enough.” The message was received loud and clear and it shocked the neocons pushing war. They were used to being in charge of foreign policy.

In a recent CNN poll, more than 75% of Americans favored negotiations with Iran. This is very good news, but those pushing for war will not give up that easily. Believe it or not, some Members of Congress have recently introduced legislation to authorize war on Iran – even as these first steps toward a peaceful resolution of our differences begin to bear fruit!

So no, they will not give up that easily. There are many in the president’s own Cabinet who do not want to see US/Iranian relations improve. Even the president himself seems unable to avoid provocative statements — such as his claim that the Iranians are only willing to talk because the sanctions have been so successful in bringing them to the table. That is a false and unnecessary boast, and if he continues in such a way he will destroy what progress has been made.

But we are in the majority now. There are more than three-quarters of us who do not want war on Iran. It is essential that we keep the pressure on the Administration to ignore the war demands in both political parties and among the so-called foreign policy experts. There will be much more war propaganda coming our way as the warmongers get more desperate. Americans must see this propaganda for what it is. They should educate themselves and become familiar with alternative news sources to gain the tools to counter the propaganda. We do have a better chance at peace, but this is no time to let down our guard!



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  1. Thanks for the auspicious writeup. It in reality used to be a enjoyment account it.
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  2. You'd appreciate this 17 minute video by Ron Paul.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKKF5vfZKaE

    Concisely describes our current state as a nation, and what will inescapably follow.

    Make it viral --- America needs to wake up, to comprehend the EVIL that is the Obama Administration. And Obama's probable endgame to declare Martial Law, and thus suspend elections and finally achieve his goal since childhood to become King (look up video 3 at minute 5:45 --- he writes on his school steps "King Obama" as a child)!

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1PVXH5JJ3M

    part three:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opCfsJjPq_k

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  3. our courts are run by criminals, 99% of lawyers are no good ,dude 75% of the population are crimnals its not just the government its the whole people , no politicican will say this or a news paper will say this because they will lose and it will be used by other countries to put down USA

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  4. Because the Israeli government, or at least the most influential elements of it in the USA, have been so despicable and hateful, pushing us into a war which serves nobody's real interest in the region, neither Israel's, Palestinians, or Iranian people, and certainly no Americans, (except for a few Zionist neocons and their pals) in the Military-Industrial complex.

    Hateful people!

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  5. END THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK

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  6. Watson? "Who is the Jedi?. Correct!

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  7. Why are you in the by Israel paid internet force to post some pro Israel comments? Dumb question - dumb answer. You dumbass.

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  8. I wish that there was more people could do, to change things and to bring America back to the right's outlined in our Constitution and Bill of rights. How or government ever became so dishonest and dis functional is beyond me. For too many years now, the American people have taken their freedom and liberty for granted, believing that the powers to be" had their best interest at hart. The governments roll is to help protect the people against cheats and crooks, not to be criminals themselves.

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