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Mother Russia, Alaska, and the Ron Paul Revolution
Accuracy in Media ^ | March 11, 2014 | Cliff Kincaid

Posted on 03/11/2014 7:19:32 PM PDT by Randall_S

In a Breitbart column insisting that Ronald Reagan was not as assertive as commonly believed on military and foreign policy issues, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) mentions, in passing, “I met Ronald Reagan as a teenager when my father was a Reagan delegate in 1976.”

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But his father, Ron Paul, is hardly a Reaganite today. Indeed, he is now claiming that Crimea has a right to leave Ukraine and join Russia, and that U.S. sanctions against the Russian regime are “criminal.”

“That’s just people looking to start a war,” Paul said. “This is criminal, it’s stealing and will just aggravate things and escalate things. Sanctions are acts of war…to freeze assets if you’re at war with Hitler and there’s a declared war, that’s a little different, but to do this so easily and casually as we do, that’s just looking for a fight.”

In a story about these extraordinary comments, U.S. News & World Report said that Senator Paul “does not seem to share his father’s position on Crimea.” It noted that, in a February 28 statement, Senator Paul said, “The United States should make it abundantly clear to Russia that we expect them to honor the December 1994 Budapest Memorandum, in which the U.S., Russia, and the United Kingdom reaffirmed their commitment to respect the independence and sovereignty and the existing borders of Ukraine.”

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On February 25, the senator had sounded like his isolationist father, saying to The Washington Post that he “believes the United States should seek ‘respectful’ relations with Russia and avoid antagonizing” Russian President Vladimir Putin. Post reporter Robert Costa quoted Paul as saying, “Some on our side are so stuck in the Cold War era that they want to tweak Russia all the time and I don’t think that is a good idea.”

http://www.aim.org/aim-column/mother-russia-alaska-and-the-ron-paul-revolution/

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TOPICS: Kentucky; Campaign News; Issues; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: misesinstitute; randpaul; randpaultruthfile; ronpaul; ronpaultruthfile; russia; ukraine

1 posted on 03/11/2014 7:19:32 PM PDT by Randall_S
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To: Randall_S

Crimea has been part of Russia for over 200 years and was partially given away in 1954, it’s still Russian.

Alaska was purchased for an agreed upon price and paid for.


2 posted on 03/11/2014 7:23:04 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: dalereed

Actually, the Tatars were there before the Russkies starting shipping people in. And there are also lots of Ukrainians still in Crimea. Furthermore, the “Russian Unity” party only had 3 of its members in the Crimean parliament, and their “Prime Minister” only became a Prime Minister when he was escorted into parliament surrounded by people armed with machine guns and grenade launchers and declared a quorum.

Under these situations, with an occupying army, it’s BS to claim that Crimea is “willingly” wanting to do this or that.


3 posted on 03/11/2014 7:26:58 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: dalereed
Crimea has been part of Russia for over 200 years and was partially given away in 1954, it’s still Russian.

People forget this fact.

I was actually surprised when I found out Sevastapol WASN'T Russian. Guess I play too much Diplomacy.

4 posted on 03/11/2014 7:32:04 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: dalereed

Putin logic is similar to the Texan logic. When Santa Anna overthrew the Mexican gov and made himself dictator, the Texans refused to recognize the illegitimate gov and declared independence. When the Ukrainians overthrew an elected gov in Kiev via mob rioting, the Russians in Crimea simply declared the new gov in Kiev illegitimate and will declare independence and eventually join Russia. If it is okay for TX to separate from Mexico and later join the US due to a military coup against an elected gov in Mexico City, now we are against the Russians in Crimea for using a similar logic to leave Ukraine?!!!


5 posted on 03/11/2014 7:48:37 PM PDT by Fee ( Big Gov and Big Business are Enemies of America)
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To: Randall_S
"insisting that Ronald Reagan was not as assertive as commonly believed on military and foreign policy issues, Senator Rand Paul"

If Paul is pushing this he's insane. Guess the GOPe RINOs and libertarians have hatred for Reagan in common.

6 posted on 03/11/2014 7:55:26 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Fee

Crimea will be part of Russia...as it should be.

Obama and his minions are playing with dynamite by threatening sanctions on Russia.

Russia might be able to engineer the death of the US dollar as the world’s reserve currency....this would be a disaster of biblical proportion.

The yuan might become the petro trading currency along with the rubble.


7 posted on 03/11/2014 7:56:28 PM PDT by Bobalu (Happiness is a fast ISR)
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To: Fee

So Putin isn’t President Jackson invading Mexico, he is some guy living in 1835 Mexico and rebelling?


8 posted on 03/11/2014 7:56:34 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: Fee

“now we are against the Russians in Crimea for using a similar logic to leave Ukraine?!!!”

Don’t include me, I think Crimea should be Russian!


9 posted on 03/11/2014 8:06:38 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Randall_S
I see a post titled:

With Dems War on Education, is It Any Wonder Students Don't Know History?
March 11, 2014 at 10:19:33 PM EDT · by LD Jackson

And immediately below it, I see:

Mother Russia, Alaska, and the Ron Paul Revolution
March 11, 2014 at 10:19:32 PM EDT · by Randall_S · 8 replies

How do two "different" people find a Breitbart article interesting enough to post, and, then, post the same article to FR at the EXACTLY same time?

This happens a lot...My questions are: Why? And... How?

10 posted on 03/11/2014 8:56:40 PM PDT by Captainpaintball
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To: Randall_S

How about this..let Crimea decide who they want to side with? That is about to happen, if it is an honest vote that is.


11 posted on 03/11/2014 9:14:29 PM PDT by crz
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To: dalereed

just what did Russia sell ?


12 posted on 03/11/2014 11:42:34 PM PDT by BlueMoose
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To: BlueMoose

Alaska

We just took no. California.


13 posted on 03/12/2014 1:44:37 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: dalereed

and Alaska


14 posted on 03/12/2014 2:19:20 AM PDT by BlueMoose
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To: BlueMoose

Alaska was purchased at an agreed upon price.

Almost nothing but still a price that was agreed upon.


15 posted on 03/12/2014 3:40:38 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: dalereed
Even today many Russians believe that we (U.S.) "stole" Alaska from Russia.

It's still a sore spot with them.

I wouldn't be surprised to see Obama "give" Alaska back to the Russkies (after the elections, of course).

16 posted on 03/12/2014 4:05:04 AM PDT by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: Captainpaintball

I don’t know. But in this case it was coincidence. I just got my freerepublic account yesterday...


17 posted on 03/12/2014 7:12:15 AM PDT by Randall_S (Let's sink some ships.)
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To: dalereed

The US only purchased the Russian-American Company. The rest is up for dispute.

http://inuitcircumpolar.com/files/uploads/icc-files/declaration12x18vicechairssigned.pdf


18 posted on 03/12/2014 10:28:05 AM PDT by BlueMoose
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