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Ron Paul: US could target journalists for killing
AP ^ | 2011-10-05 | Philip Elliott

Posted on 10/09/2011 9:09:21 AM PDT by rabscuttle385

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican presidential contender Ron Paul on Wednesday suggested that the United States could assassinate journalists the same way it targeted Americans with ties to al-Qaida.

The Texas congressman again criticized President Barack Obama for approving last week's drone strikes in Yemen against a U.S. citizen who was tracked and executed based on secret intelligence that linked him to two failed terrorist attacks against the U.S. An American-born propagandist also died in the bombing. Escalating his criticism, Paul told a National Press Club luncheon that if citizens do not protest the deaths, the country will start adding reporters to its list of threats that must be taken out.

"Can you imagine being put on a list because you're a threat? What's going to happen when they come to the media? What if the media becomes a threat? ... This is the way this works. It's incrementalism," Paul said.

"It's slipping and sliding, let me tell you."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: lping; obama; ronpaul; slipperyslope; wot

1 posted on 10/09/2011 9:09:25 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; albertp; Alexander Rubin; Allosaurs_r_us; amchugh; ...
"Can you imagine being put on a list because you're a threat? What's going to happen when they come to the media? What if the media becomes a threat? ... This is the way this works. It's incrementalism," Paul said.

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2 posted on 10/09/2011 9:11:52 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385
Ron Paul is more of this than I thought.

3 posted on 10/09/2011 9:12:36 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: rabscuttle385

I have to say - this is awesome tactic.


5 posted on 10/09/2011 9:14:20 AM PDT by MCH
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To: rabscuttle385
This is the way this works. It's incrementalism," Paul said.

He's right - it's a nose under the tent thing...

6 posted on 10/09/2011 9:16:37 AM PDT by GOPJ (Where is the headline that says: Obama Murders Hundreds of Mexicans! - freeper xzins)
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To: MCH
I have to say - this is awesome tactic.

More explicitly, the tactic of telling journalists that they "may be next" on the hit list, if they don't cease with the Obama regime's @ss kissing and start doing their jobs. Nothing like highlighting the issue and potential abuses in a personal way to have it hit home.

7 posted on 10/09/2011 9:18:22 AM PDT by MCH
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To: rabscuttle385

Then can I recomend we fly a drone over Keith Olberman or Rachel Maddow’s house?? Doesn’t even have to be armed....it would scare the daylights out of them! And just to add to their Paranoia the drone should be towing a FoxNews Banner....LOL


8 posted on 10/09/2011 9:20:12 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: rabscuttle385
I agree, but I just cannot get worked up about targeting journalist, what kind of tags will be allowed.
9 posted on 10/09/2011 9:22:28 AM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: rabscuttle385

“assassinate journalists the same way it targeted Americans with ties to al-Qaida.”

Now there is an idea I can get my brains around.

I know, that’s bad, but the fantasy is a feel good kinda thing. ;>)


10 posted on 10/09/2011 9:23:12 AM PDT by Gator113 (~ Just livin' life~)
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He's goin full special and everybody knows ya never go full special.

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11 posted on 10/09/2011 9:23:35 AM PDT by cripplecreek (ALCS/NLCS playoff thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2789907/posts)
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To: rabscuttle385

If I were to say, “Oh, we can only hope. Can we submit a list of suggestions?”, I’d probably be banned. So I won’t say it.


12 posted on 10/09/2011 9:24:32 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: rabscuttle385

If Bush had done this, the left would be screaming from every rooftop for impeachment.
Who will they target next?
I am afraid Sarah Palin and/or her family would have been targeted had she decided to run.
Herman Cain needs more security at this point in time.
This administration is full of a bunch of crazies who truly believe the ends justify the means.
If you go against Obama and his minions you will pay big time.............that is the message being sent by these mobs on Wall Street and elsewhere.


13 posted on 10/09/2011 9:24:41 AM PDT by IceAge
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To: org.whodat

I wonder what the bounty per ear-set would be?

I’d do it for free, but well, I am a capitalist at heart.


14 posted on 10/09/2011 9:26:34 AM PDT by Gator113 (~ Just livin' life~)
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To: rabscuttle385

“Ron Paul: US could target journalists for killing”

Darnit, Dan Rather gets a pass, because he’s anything BUT a journalist...he’s just a liar.


15 posted on 10/09/2011 9:30:43 AM PDT by BobL (I want a Conservative for 2012, not Perry)
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To: rabscuttle385
Journalists...always getting into trouble

Ron Paul is a nut.

16 posted on 10/09/2011 9:34:04 AM PDT by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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To: rabscuttle385

Yet another reminder that the man is out of his gourd.


17 posted on 10/09/2011 9:34:08 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: rabscuttle385
Well, if Ron Paul's strawman "journalist" were to travel around the Middle East for years proclaiming Jihad and promoting terrorism against America and the West... he/she should be considered a threat and targeted.

Much like domestic self-proclaimed criminals are by the police. D'uh!

18 posted on 10/09/2011 9:34:36 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: cripplecreek
HAHAHhahaha....

Downey did an awesome job in that "role"..

19 posted on 10/09/2011 9:35:57 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: Gator113

So there’s a possible downside to that?


20 posted on 10/09/2011 9:41:25 AM PDT by bray (The Herman Cain is rising)
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To: rabscuttle385

I take some comfort in knowing Ron Paul’s path to political obscurity is clearly defined and short.


21 posted on 10/09/2011 9:43:17 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: rabscuttle385
Excuses being formulated when drone whacks the wrong person? ... http://www.latestcnnnews.com/u-s-military-drone-infected-by-virus.html
22 posted on 10/09/2011 9:54:06 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen. --> AmeriCain)
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To: rabscuttle385
Normally I consider Ron Paul a crackpot, but when it comes to dealing with the 0bama regime, who has Janet Incompetano's bunch watching veterans, because they see them as a threat, and who openly call those who want to follow The Constitution and advocate lower taxes and less government, "terrorists", Ron Paul is probably 100% correct.

FUBO GTFO! 468 Days until Noon Jan 20, 2013

23 posted on 10/09/2011 10:16:11 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: rabscuttle385

I actually agree with Paul on this. Reporters better be ware of their one sided agendas. The official Soviet media didn’t really need very many news people, and they did not have the right to their own opinions.

This whole targeting citizens and not having any documentation of the proceedings is making me a bit nervous. I didn’t mind the declared kill or capture order of that scum in Yemen, but this recent development has me worried. What if they started with Rush, Hannity or O’Reilley?

What about if Madcow on MessNBC got them mad, or that CBS reporter who keeps questioning the regime on Fast and Furious?

Paul is a certifiable nut and would be the only candidate we have that would assure a loss to Obama, but he is right about some things.


24 posted on 10/09/2011 10:16:11 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Fight for Liberty)
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To: FreeAtlanta
You can bet CBS’ Sharyl Attkinson is in Obambi’s cross-hairs as we speak.
25 posted on 10/09/2011 10:22:29 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: bray

None that I can see. ;>)


26 posted on 10/09/2011 10:35:19 AM PDT by Gator113 (~ Just livin' life~)
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To: rabscuttle385

Does he mean Sharyl Attkisson reporting on Gunwalker? She’s the only journalist the Obama administration wants dead.


27 posted on 10/09/2011 11:28:02 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: rabscuttle385

IF you don’t understand the difference between being a journalist and a mosque leader recruiting terrorists in the US, and then doing so abroad, I can see no rational conversation with you. In so far as so much of the media is seditious, I can understand some of the confusion. However, a man joining Al Qaeda openly, and recruiting soldiers for it is an enemy at war and operating on a battlefield abroad. Had Al-Awlaki wanted the privileges and rights of his ersatz American citizenship, he would have turned himself in for trial. Instead he was at open war with us.


28 posted on 10/09/2011 11:29:39 AM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: MCH
More explicitly, the tactic of telling journalists that they "may be next" on the hit list, if they don't cease with the Obama regime's @ss kissing and start doing their jobs. Nothing like highlighting the issue and potential abuses in a personal way to have it hit home.

Eliminating journalists would be an improvement 80 percent of the time. What Paul needs to explain is that O'Bumma would target the 20 percent who are a net positive.

29 posted on 10/09/2011 1:55:12 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: rabscuttle385

Paul’s legislation to stop this is where?


30 posted on 10/09/2011 2:45:24 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Democrats are violent. Prisons are overflowing with democrats convicted of violent crimes.)
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