Skip to comments.Ron Paul: Offer Iran Friendship, Not Sanctions
Posted on 11/07/2011 1:21:50 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks
At a time of escalating tensions with the Iranian regime over its suspected nuclear ambitions and support for terrorism, Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul is suggesting that Washington adopt a new approach dont impose sanctions, treat them differently, and offer friendship. Re-treading ground he covered during earlier primary campaign debates, the Texas lawmaker said on Fox News Sunday that the United States had talked to the Soviet Union and China, both nuclear-armed, during the Cold War.
Asked what the U.S. should do to persuade Iran not to pursue a nuclear weapons capability, Paul replied, Well, maybe offering friendship to them. I mean, didnt we talk to the Soviets? Didnt we talk to the Chinese? They had thousands of these weapons.
He challenged the notion that Iran poses a security threat.
The Iranians cant even make enough gasoline for themselves, he said. For them to be a threat to us or to anybody in the region, I think its just blown out of proportion.
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obama tried that. he’s in the same place (or worse) that GWB was in.
people don’t seem to understand that radical islamic regimes hate us because of who we are, not what we do.
why not talk to obama and see if he’ll just step down............while you’re at it....
I suppose he thinks that stance will put him up for a Nobel Peace Prize. It has been known to happen.
Sigh. Is there no end to his self-destruction?
Being Friendly to Muslims is a sign of weakness. They thrive on it.
Ron Paul is a mental case.
In related news, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused Ron Paul of welcome sexual advances.
In the ‘08 debates he said he would only follow the constitution and in the next
breath called the Iraq war illegal citing the World Court in The Hague.
Does Ron Paul hate Jews? If he does, then he would side with Nazis.
This ought to convince even the most rabid Ron Paul fans that the guy is a kook. I know he has some great points on Free Markets but when it comes to national security he’s as nutty as a fruit cake. And National Security it the most important thing that a president has responsibility for.
He’s like the green grocer down the street who you chat with when you stop by his store. He starts blathering on about how simple everything should be; even though his logic is faulty and he gets some of the facts wrong, but you humor him, even though you start glancing at your watch and looking toward the door. Ron Paul is a pompous half-wit, but everyone is too polite to say it to his face.
“This ought to convince even the most rabid Ron Paul fans that the guy is a kook.”
Don’t count on it. I doubt they’d support anyone else even if Wrong Paul gave his unequivocal seal of approval to another candidate.
There’s a reason why Stormfront supports this guy.
Oh no don’t worry my two resident Ru Paul supporters will be back at my house spouting this bs. Got to parrot what this moonbat says, I can’t wait for this guy to leave the stage.
Oh, I see the crazy kicked in.
Nice, knowlegable guy, my family knows his family and I’ve met him. But then the crazy appears.
He does, however, lack the intellectual capacity (and memory) to recall and know that James E. Carter's pitifully desperate diplomatic responses to the "hostage crisis" (including one weakly conceived rescue attempt) clearly empowered and emboldened the regime.
Mister Paul also represses the memory that the same insane iranian regime understood that Ronald Reagan would not tolerate further extortion (meaning that a military solution was doubtlessly at hand); and that this led to the iranians' releasing the hostages just before Ronald Reagan's inauguration.
History therefore potties on Ron Paul's naive assertion.
conversation achen nut job would go like this..we welcome your offer of friendship, in Iran our friends are treated speeeeecial..For our best friends we have a custom, just put your pathetic infidel head in this thing that looks like its an old french head chopper and we will lift you high up...well your head anyway on a pole...obamma is a traitor..
Thank you Mr. Chamberlain. You may go away now.
Paulestinians are themselves kooks and therefore the only thing this latest statement will convince them of is his genius.
When one person or group threatens another with the initiation of force and the other offers no resistance, but simply obeys, this is the peace of victims, slaves and cowards.
In many ways, Ron Paul’s drones are creepier and kookier than their beloved leader. Maybe one day we will find out that Ron Paul was just doing a social experiment on America’s basement dwelling, stay at home 20-40 year olds still living at Mom’s home? The experiment was to see just how devoted a cult following one can have, even after betraying about every thing they claim he stood for, with the exception of blaming America and appeasing the Islamic Caliphate. On those two things, Ron Paul is consistent.
Can you say Chamberlain, Nevelle?
Just give Hitler a little and he’ll quit. Or maybe not.
They keep horsing around and Iran will Nuke Israel out of existance.
As my pappy would say, “Goofy as an outhouse rat” (only he used another, less delicate term than “outhouse).
They sponsor terrorism, and are constantly stirring the pot. The muslimes are committed to our destruction you frigging idiot. Get this fool off of the stage.
And Ron Paul supports gays seving openly in the military.
His supporters have no response to that other than insults.
A slight correction because I remember the event so clearly. I was in college at the time and we were watching this historic event on split screen television: Reagan was being sworn in on the left side, the aircraft loaded with hostages was on the tarmac at Tehran Airport on the right side. A single Iranian guard with signal batons in each hand was standing in front of the plane preventing a take off. As soon as Reagan completed the oath of office, the guard stepped aside and gave the plane the signal to taxi.
The Iranians held Carter to the utmost contempt. They did not want to give him the satisfaction of seeing the hostages released on his watch. You think it would have made an impression on him. His activities since showed that he learned nothing.
CBS reports the release on the evening news . . . as if there was nothing to do with the timing. Reagan shows class by asking Carter to fly to Germany to greet the hostages in Germany on his behalf.
If you time the 12:41 p.m. take-off time announced on CBS news to the actual timing of the swearing in of the You-Tube clips, it is very clearly shortly after the swearing in.
Such a friendship might become a bit dicey after they wipe Israel off the face of the Earth; it would be positively frosty after their nukes find their way to Manhattan by freighter.
But, hey, we’re all touchy-feely, kowtowing Islamophiles in the Age of Obama.
You first, Ron.
Corrections always welcome, thanks.
Ron Paul is a contrarian, just for the sake of being one. He is making no sense.