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Ron Paul Sabotages Sonís Race with Fringe Advisory Board
The American Interest's Via Meadia ^ | April 25, 2013 | Walter Russell Mead

Posted on 04/25/2013 4:17:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The biggest question mark over Ron Paul has always been his affinity for unsavory wack jobs on the fringes of American politics, but these days he’s turning that question mark into an exclamation point. The Daily Beast reports that the ex-Texas Congressman is creating the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, a think tank concerned with what Paul considers important foreign policy and civil liberty issues. It appears that the institute’s board contains some truly bizarre characters: Putin shills, Serb genocide apologists, 9/11 truthers, and pro-Confederate loons. Here’s a summary of one of the members, John Laughland:

A prominent defender of the late Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic, Laughland penned a book on his Hague war-crimes trial titled Travesty (the “travesty” in question not being the Bosnian Serb genocide of Muslims, which Laughland denies ever took place, but the “kangaroo court” that brought Milosevic to justice and which Laughland blamed for his 2006 death). Laughland has also defended Ukraine’s Kremlin-backed president Viktor Yanukovych (whose attempt to steal the 2004 election sparked that country’s peaceful Orange Revolution) and lamented the fate of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, Europe’s last dictator, victim of “humiliating treatment” at the hands of a “propaganda campaign waged against” him “by the West.”

There are truthers with “doubts” about what happened on 9/11, and then there’s Walter Block, who blames America’s current troubles on “the monster Lincoln” and the defeat of the South in the Civil War.......

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.the-american-interest.com ...


TOPICS: Issues; Parties; U.S. Congress; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 911; ipp; isolationism; lping; peaceandprosperity; racists; randpaul; ronpaul; texas; truthers

1 posted on 04/25/2013 4:17:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not surprised.


2 posted on 04/25/2013 4:26:25 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sort of guilt by association. Paul doesn’t have to agree with everyone who supports him. I disagree with Paul on drugs and agree with him on avoiding wars of choice, that doesn’t mean I support wackos for other causes.


3 posted on 04/25/2013 4:57:47 PM PDT by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In other words, it’s Thursday...


4 posted on 04/25/2013 4:59:14 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Some FR research on the little angels in the KLA and their war against the Serbs —
http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/kla/index?tab=articles


5 posted on 04/25/2013 5:00:57 PM PDT by Plummz (pro-constitution, anti-corruption)
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