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Did Ron Paul just defend al Qaeda? Presidential candidate's campaign rocked by comment at GOP debate
Daily Mail UK ^ | September 13, 2011

Posted on 09/13/2011 5:07:39 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul was hushed by deafening boos from a crowd of Tea Partiers at Monday's GOP Presidential debate, after suggesting America's foreign police played a role in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Mr Paul attempted to position his argument to slash military spending, contending that occupation was the 'real motivation' behind acts of terrorism by Muslim extremists against the U.S.

But a provocative retort from presidential candidate, Pennsylvania lawmaker Rick Santorum, instead drew wide support, after he dismissed Mr Paul's comments as 'irresponsible'.

Prior to the Tea Party debate, Mr Paul, 76, had reflected on the U.S. response to the 9/11 attacks in his weekly Texas Straight Talk column.

He argued that 'the attacks of 9/11 deserved a response. But the manner in which we responded has allowed radicals in the Muslim world to advance a very threatening narrative about us and our motivation in occupying their lands.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; commie; distributism; distributivism; moonbat; ronpaul; stuckonstupid; truther; venusproject
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1 posted on 09/13/2011 5:07:43 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

/facepalm

BOHICA! =.=


2 posted on 09/13/2011 5:10:16 AM PDT by cranked
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Nutty Ron has passed his shelf life.


3 posted on 09/13/2011 5:10:42 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I would love to hear RuPaul explain the Islamofascist attacks and murders elsewhere around the globe: Spain, London, Bali, Mumbai, etc. etc. etc.

Actually, I wouldn’t. I just wish the parasite would find another host to bleed instead of the Republican party.

I’m sick of this loon and his idiot followers.


4 posted on 09/13/2011 5:11:32 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("But resist, we much...we must...and we will much...about...that...be committed." - Al Sharpton)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Ron Paul Krugman.


5 posted on 09/13/2011 5:12:00 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Ron Paul, on foreign policy / national security issues, is a complete kook.

To borrow a line from the Great One, "There, I've said it."

6 posted on 09/13/2011 5:12:00 AM PDT by Campion ("Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies when they become fashions." -- GKC)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

This loon Belongs in a rest home drinking his dinner from a sippy cup.


7 posted on 09/13/2011 5:15:45 AM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I don’t know why anyone is surprised by his position, he said the same thing in the 2008 debates. In Rudy G’s best moment of his campaign he took that old fool to the woodshed. Ron Paul and his surrender monkeys can kiss my ass too.


8 posted on 09/13/2011 5:20:19 AM PDT by McGruff (Why settle for second best.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Ron Paul is an anti-Semitic nut that makes conservatives look like idiots by association. He is not conservative, he is crazy.


9 posted on 09/13/2011 5:23:18 AM PDT by Tzfat
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Paul’s answer last night should lead to a ban from the rest of the debates. He is an anti Semite. Period. He pushed the al queda justification that “Palestine has not been treated fairly’ by the US. This is a blatant anti israili stament that now legitimate conservative would ever utter. He has no understanding of Islam. He accepts whatever anti-Israel statements made by the radicals as understandable. Sort of like excusing Hitler because he had his own justification for his actions.


10 posted on 09/13/2011 5:24:04 AM PDT by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
“Ron Paul was hushed by deafening boos from a crowd of Tea Partiers at Monday's GOP Presidential debate”

It was awesome. Finally people saying: “shut your stupid mouth Ron Paul, You are a coward and a traitor”

11 posted on 09/13/2011 5:29:03 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

umm...he’s been doing this for quite a while.

He’s a Nut


12 posted on 09/13/2011 5:29:09 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Tzfat

Don’t call Ron Paul crazy, that exonerates him of any guilt.

IMO Ron Paul’s views on Israel and the Middle East are well thought out pure EVIL!!

And as for his nutball followers, by their fruits ye shall know them.


13 posted on 09/13/2011 5:31:12 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I am no fan of Paul, but I did not see in that statement where he defended Al Queda.
14 posted on 09/13/2011 5:45:28 AM PDT by Blackandproud
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

It is a good thing Dr. Paul is out of medicine...it is a shame he went into politics. Gardening is more suitable for him I think.


15 posted on 09/13/2011 5:53:46 AM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: Blackandproud

If you listen to his debate comments, he basically argues Al Qaeda’s point of view for them. He said that they spelled out why they attacked us—because we built military basis on their “holy lands” and didn’t treat the Palestinians fairly.

Then he went on to say that some other country had done this to us, we’d have a right to be “annoyed.”


16 posted on 09/13/2011 5:57:01 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Ron Paul is a NUT. This is just another of a long list of statements and political policies that Ron Paul has made over the years that render him a political lunatic and totally ineligible and unelectable.


17 posted on 09/13/2011 5:57:31 AM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil and from those perpetuating it, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’ve seen and listened to plenty of Ron Paul supporters here in Austin. This city is loaded with them.

EVERYONE of them are an anti-war kook, do not have ONE conservative ideal in their thought process and have an Obama 2012 bumper sticker right next to their Ron Paul bumper sticker.

I never thought I’d say this but I trust a Hilary supporter before I trust a Ron Paul supporter. At least the Hilary supporter is upfront about voting Democrat.


18 posted on 09/13/2011 6:04:54 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: dead
Ron Paul Krugman.

I'll take Lunatics, Before and After for a thousand, Alex.

19 posted on 09/13/2011 6:07:04 AM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

There are a number of things which Dr. Ron Paul talks about, which I agree with. However, I see increasingly, in EVERY debate, there are even more things that I do NOT agree with. I’m not sure where his ideas on many issues come from (some claim dementia), but I think they are less than accurate (to put it nicely).


20 posted on 09/13/2011 6:07:14 AM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

We are in 138 Countries around the World. We don’t need to be playing Globo-Cop.


21 posted on 09/13/2011 6:10:46 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the sheltered will never know.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Before 9/11 what Islamic nation were we “occupying”?

Is having a military presence in a nation that wants you there “occupation” to Ron Paul?


22 posted on 09/13/2011 6:11:33 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: ilgipper

“He pushed the al queda justification that “Palestine has not been treated fairly”

No, he didn’t. If you choose, go back and watch it again ( I will, probably several times). While I disagree with the point he was trying to make, he stated what the STATED reasoning behind the attacks, was (which we all do know is a lie). I don’t know if he is unable to understand that the Islamists are lying, or what, but saying he was pushing that (while really paraphrasing what their leaders had said), is disingenious.

He was wrong, and I will not support his statements, but I think it’s important to accurately identify what it is that he said.


23 posted on 09/13/2011 6:11:56 AM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: Dead Corpse

“We don’t need to be playing Globo-Cop.”

True, but we need to have treaties and make good on them. I say if we have no mutually beneficial, legal treaty, we get out. If we do, then we fulfill our obligations. There is nothing wrong with partnering with other countries for mutual benefit. There is a big problem with being the world’s sugar daddy and baby sitter.


24 posted on 09/13/2011 6:15:21 AM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

How did Rand Paul spring from his loins?


25 posted on 09/13/2011 6:19:34 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: Dead Corpse

“We are in 138 Countries around the World. We don’t need to be playing Globo-Cop.”

OK that has nothing to do with the treasonous defending of al qaeda right after Sept 11. Now go back to your cave.


26 posted on 09/13/2011 6:19:38 AM PDT by ari-freedom (It's time for Obama to get a downgrade.)
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To: JDW11235

“While I disagree with the point he was trying to make, he stated what the STATED reasoning behind the attacks, was (which we all do know is a lie). “

The reason for the attacks is islamofascism, pure and simple. Ron Paul didn’t want to say this because it doesn’t blame America’s foreign policy so he accepted the stated reasons, instead.


27 posted on 09/13/2011 6:24:24 AM PDT by ari-freedom (It's time for Obama to get a downgrade.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

“I would love to hear RuPaul explain the Islamofascist attacks and murders elsewhere around the globe: Spain, London, Bali, Mumbai, etc. etc. etc.”

That’s an easy one for him.

THE JOOOOOOS...


28 posted on 09/13/2011 6:25:49 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; All
If the only choice is between

(1) Ron Paul's isolationist anti-Semitism, and

(2) ten years of no-win whack-a-mole in which our blood and treasure are spilt so that the Islamists can gain power in both Iraq and Afghanistan...

then frankly I flip a coin. There must be another option.

29 posted on 09/13/2011 6:26:56 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (Nothing will cure the economy but debt deleveraging, deregulation, and time.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Dems have Dennis Kucinich, we have Ron Paul; that’s pretty much a wash.


30 posted on 09/13/2011 6:35:31 AM PDT by Reo
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To: Notary Sojac
There must be another option.

Yes, there is. That would be calling a spade, a spade. Stop all of the "RoP" nonsense. Eventually, if this country and the rest of Western Civilization are to be saved, izlam must be stopped. That EVIL needs to be extracted from Western Civilization, root and branch. That is the option that we will be forced to choose, hopefully sooner rather than later.

31 posted on 09/13/2011 6:38:52 AM PDT by zzeeman ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: Reo

But Dennis Kucinich didn’t poll 12% in his presidential bid, as CNN is saying Paul does. Does that mean the Democrats have fewer kooks in their ranks than the GOP? If 12% of “conservatives” agree with Paul then we’re in trouble.


32 posted on 09/13/2011 6:40:21 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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Not that I'm a fan of Santorum, but I was proud to see and hear him chastise that lunatic, Paul. I saw anger in in his (Santorum”s) face when he replied to the nutjob, Paul. Good on ya, Rick!
33 posted on 09/13/2011 6:46:52 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Bushbacker1

I loved it, too. Santorum appeared sincerely mortified.


34 posted on 09/13/2011 6:48:43 AM PDT by jilliane
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To: zzeeman
Yes, there is. That would be calling a spade, a spade. Stop all of the "RoP" nonsense. Eventually, if this country and the rest of Western Civilization are to be saved, izlam must be stopped. That EVIL needs to be extracted from Western Civilization, root and branch. That is the option that we will be forced to choose, hopefully sooner rather than later.

This is the very reason that Ron Paul must be allowed to continue debating. Not because he's right, but because he's so wrong that people need to wake up to exactly what it is we're facing. We've spent almost 10 years at war now in the Middle East, but we've got enemy camps inside our own borders that we won't do anything about. Until we realize that ISLAM AS A WHOLE is the true enemy and not the "Islamic Terrorist Nation of the Month", we're never going to win this war.

35 posted on 09/13/2011 6:51:33 AM PDT by Avalon Hussar
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

8 people at the debate. The only loser was Wrong Paul. He’s done, he just don’t know it yet.


36 posted on 09/13/2011 6:52:19 AM PDT by Grunthor (If you are emotionally attached to any politician you are a light weight, a mental midget, a moron.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye


37 posted on 09/13/2011 6:54:57 AM PDT by vg0va3 (I don't plan to quit the fight until it is finally over. Although, I am getting tired...)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Rand Paul is actually at the beginning of what could be a pretty productive Senate career. This morning he has to be swilling Maalox, wondering just how the heck he is gonna dance away from this one.


38 posted on 09/13/2011 6:55:51 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Paul sucks.


39 posted on 09/13/2011 6:58:58 AM PDT by MARKUSPRIME
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To: JDW11235

I agree with your comment. The other thing that’s off-putting about Ron Paul is the behavior of some of his supporters.


40 posted on 09/13/2011 6:59:41 AM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

islam has been at war with us since 1802, with the Barbary Pirates.

Long before there was Israel, palestinian refugee camps, and Long before we were playing ...”””””Globo-Cop”””””

For Mr. Paul, I have 3 words...

“ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY”


41 posted on 09/13/2011 7:01:15 AM PDT by gwilhelm56 (islam ... Cult of the DAMNED!!!)
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To: Winstons Julia
I agree with your comment. The other thing that’s off-putting about Ron Paul is the behavior of some MOST of his supporters.

That's a little more accurate!!!

42 posted on 09/13/2011 7:03:57 AM PDT by gwilhelm56 (islam ... Cult of the DAMNED!!!)
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To: elcid1970
Then let's annex them as the 51'st State.

Or can you explain to me why the US is so often dictating Israeli policy?

Did you know we are STILL rotating troops in and out of Bosnia? Why? There was never a declared war, or even a "resolution for the use of force".

When you hear folks like Dr. Paul going on about stuff like that, this is what it means. It's much less than "anti-Israel" and much more "anti-Global Nanny"/"entangling alliances".

43 posted on 09/13/2011 7:05:51 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the sheltered will never know.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I've said it before and will say it again. Ron Paul is NOT a Republican. He is a Libertarian, and would never have been elected with an (L) behind his name. He hijacked the (R) to get and stay in office.
44 posted on 09/13/2011 7:18:08 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, please let it rain in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Rand Paul is actually at the beginning of what could be a pretty productive Senate career. This morning he has to be swilling Maalox, wondering just how the heck he is gonna dance away from this one.

Just hoping the fruit fell far away from the tree in this case....

45 posted on 09/13/2011 7:22:36 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Dead Corpse
We are in 138 Countries around the World.

Source?
46 posted on 09/13/2011 7:23:57 AM PDT by kenavi
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To: kenavi

http://www.google.com/search?q=us+military+presence+worldwide&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a


47 posted on 09/13/2011 7:25:07 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the sheltered will never know.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

The average Ron Paul supporter is best summed up as Hyde from That 70s Show - smokes too much weed, thinks everything’s a conspiracy, and lives in someone else’s basement.


48 posted on 09/13/2011 7:25:21 AM PDT by RockinRight (Carter Obama and Reagan the nation!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I sort of was a Paul supporter until that comment. I’m against continuing the wars (and starting one in Libya). I’m also against our playing globo-cop the world over. Although I support Israel, I don’t believe they are 100% right and the Palis have some legitimate grievances. Fighting a “War on Terror” ad aeternam is a joke.

But Paul’s comments take the cake. Blaming us for 9/11 is just foolishness of the highest degree. Killing Bin Laden and neutralizing Al Qaeda was 100% right in my book.

For the record, I’m a vet w/ two post 9/11 deployments.


49 posted on 09/13/2011 7:44:24 AM PDT by jjm2111
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To: RockinRight

Did you hear the audio that Glenn Beck just played of a drunken driver being pulled over by the police?

He keeps slurredly insisting to the cops that they need to read the Constition, and that they don’t understand it, etc.

At the end, while handcuffed in the backseat of the police cruiser, he shouts, drunkenly, “Ron Paul 2012!! Ron Paul 2012!!”


50 posted on 09/13/2011 7:48:13 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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