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!

  • Much peace and love to you mr. Ron Paul I hope people out there recognize truth for what it is


  • I got 2 words for Obama : ” Fuck* and Off* “

  • Nice one Ron cheers

  • neocons = jewcons
    just read the wikipedia article about ‘neocons’ and you’ll see it’s full of jews and israelis, they are responsible for all wars after 2001 (and will cause a future war with Syria & Iran). a very little group of filthy lobbyists control the greatest country in the world. How pathetic.
    Ron Paul is the best 😉

  • Yeah why be timid about calling them out, Benjamin Franklin did at the Constitutional congress. They will not back-off unless they feel hated by the majority. We will have to fight their “noahide laws” hard though, as the hill is swarming with those “dual citizen Israelis”.

  • Excellent comment!

  • Appears to be the only voice of reason in US politics – can understand why all the money ganged up against him – coz they will make less profit. If all the money from the Iraq war had been spent on education instead…..

  • Surfisher

    Reality check:

    Does anyone with a functioning brain think that Obama’s goal from day one has been anything but the destruction of our Free Republic, by eliminating the US Constitution as the ONLY TRUE AND INDISPENSABLE framework on which our Nation MUST be based?!

    Barrack Hussein has done much damage to the Constitution already — his NADA signature (which he lied that he’ll NEVER sign) into law allowing any US Citizen to be whisked away, without due process or representation, to some secret Military Base on MERE suspicion (not actual proof) of being a “terrorist”!

    Barrack Hussein also wanted armed drones to fly all over America (but Rand Paul’s heroic stand finally elicited a response from the White House — not Barrack Hussein directly– that such drones wont kill Americans on American soil)!

    Barrack Hussein has started more “treason trials” on whistle blowers than all other presidents combined in US history!

    Barrack Hussein has finalized the NSA Spying on All Americans at the Utah Center — that is up and running already, AND collecting all possible DATA on ALL Americans!

    Barrack Hussein and wife Michelle Obama have publicly stated that they have attended US Flag burnings, because: “We feel that the US Constitution was written in Colonial Times and no longer applies to today’s world, being an archaic document …therefore, we do not think the US Flag represents what America should be today”! Meaning they want the US Constitution abolished!

    These are just a few of the horrendous examples Obama has perpetrated against the American people — but they are very narrow, few will suffer from them today.

    Here is THE BIG ONE — Obama’s Coup d’état of our Republic!

    “Obamacare” affects EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN, our Entire Nation — and as SUCH is nothing else, but the ultimate illegal weapon that ENDS the US Constitution, and thereby our Nation as Free People!

    The US Constitution PROHIBITS the mandate of anyone (whether private or public entities) from FORCING their goods or services on the Free American People upon the threat of penalty! (Example: If Verizon tells you: “You must subscribe to our service, or be penalized”. If Verizon tries to force that upon you, any Court of Law would find them guilty of EXTORTION, and give them jail time)!

    Thus, why would Obama’s “Obamacare” be treated differently, and not as the illegal EXTORTION that it is?!

    What can you do to save our Nation — simple, get your reps to Save America by STARTING an IMPEACHMENT PROCESS of Obama NOW!

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  • Amen to that Dr. Paul. The sooner we get these negotiations fully underway, the more the legs of the war machine will be cut off insofar as Iran is concerned. Preventing war in Syria was a great victory, but this fight against the so-called Neo-cons is far from over.

  • Take away the ‘Ron Paul’ from the title and his sounds like an article from The Onion. Shame that it’s real and could result in millions of deaths!

  • War provides the opportunity for instability, huge profits in arms sales and resources. Puppet governments are bought and paid for.”Leaders” get rich. it’s a win win for them. That people get killed and lives get ruined is of no matter to them.

  • ….Israeli dual citizen

  • Excellent

  • “NO TIME TO LET DOWN OUR GUARD”! America is wiser to the tactics used in the Arab Spring; we are seeing new tactics with the same goals. Syria is being disarmed in the fashion to defend from foreign aggression, while supplied arms to both sides of the conflict to destroy itself. Consider Syria as conquered, and on to Iran. Opening channels of communications with Iran is now portraying them as “wolf in sheep clothing”. The “swamp” will be drained of it’s oil, and failing government installed…..

  • Step 1: Disarm them, befriend them.
    Step 2: Bomb the s**t out of them, take their natural resources.

  • Such a BOSS!

  • Neocons Hate Peace & Love War.

  • Ahhh this “Neocon” label, is a diplomatic way to describe Dual Citizens.

  • Things are looking up! The awakening is increasing exponentially!

  • The War Party hates peace. It costs them money and power.