Skip to comments.Ron Paul: US could target journalists for killing
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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I have to say - this is awesome tactic.
He's right - it's a nose under the tent thing...
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.
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
“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. ;>)
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.
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.
I wonder what the bounty per ear-set would be?
I’d do it for free, but well, I am a capitalist at heart.
“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.
Ron Paul is a nut.
Yet another reminder that the man is out of his gourd.
Much like domestic self-proclaimed criminals are by the police. D'uh!
Downey did an awesome job in that "role"..
So there’s a possible downside to that?
I take some comfort in knowing Ron Paul’s path to political obscurity is clearly defined and short.
FUBO GTFO! 468 Days until Noon Jan 20, 2013
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.
None that I can see. ;>)
Does he mean Sharyl Attkisson reporting on Gunwalker? She’s the only journalist the Obama administration wants dead.
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.
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.
Paul’s legislation to stop this is where?
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