Skip to comments.Ron Paul: Iran Would be Justified in Closing Strategic Waterway in Response to Sanctions
Posted on 01/02/2012 8:15:17 AM PST by chessplayer
(CNSNews.com) As Iran ratcheted up its rhetoric Thursday about closing the Strait of Hormuz, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul revisited his earlier criticisms of Western policy towards Tehran, adding that Iran would be justified in cutting off the strategic waterway in response to sanctions.
At a campaign event in Iowa Thursday, Paul called Western sanctions imposed against Iran over its nuclear activities horrendous and acts of war,
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Words fail me.
Ron Paul is an idiot and why anyone in Iowa or anywhere else would consider him a viable candidate is beyond me.
Can you believe this guy delivers babies??
The Straights are international waters. Closing them amounts to piracy on the high seas.
More than enough reason to bomb them back to the Bronze Age.
OMG!!!!! Iowa, WTF up!!!
He goes to show that just being able to pass a test doesn’t mean you learned anything.
Most of the voters for RuPaul just want to smoke taxpayer-funded dope.
The rest are Democrats bussed in from other places.
Sort of make talk about stopping Irans progress seem meaningless.
Someone posted a pro-Paul vanity just this morning.
Lol....Ron Paul just keeps on going.
Ole Ron needs to go to Iran to campaign.
So Iran would be justified here..
Japan was justified in bombing Pearl Harbor......
islam was justified in 9/11.......
Does Ron Paul ever take the side of the USA and it’s alias?
And in response to a clear act of war on the high seas, we’d clearly be justified in reopening the Strait. And taking the war to our enemy, should we choose. Or any other nation choose, for that matter.
Not that I support that quack Paul, but the muzzies and terrorists already are nuclear power, Irans just trying to catch up to Pakistan and their master the Taliban.
Ron-Paul Ahmanutjob should withdraw and run for President of Iran.
Yeah, just keep talking, Paul. Your mouth is sinking your own ship, so blather on.
Please Paul-bots, tell us all how this mans’ foreign policy is NOT insane.
So, if the Western allies decide not to trade with Iran any more due to its nuclear weapons program and its sponsorship of Jihadist terrorism, Ron Paul thinks such peaceful action would warrant Iran responding by using military force to cut off access to international sea lanes.
My question then is this: Is Ron Paul more like Jane Fonda or Lord Haw Haw?
The two eights of the number 1488 stand for the eigth letter of the alphabet: H. And the two of them together form H H or Heil Hitler.
The fourteen part of the number 1488 stands for those fourteen words that every white supremacist knows: "We must secure the existence of our people and a future for White children. (hat tip Bill Levinson)
This guy needs to exit stage left immediately.
It’s surprising Obama hasn’t offered Paul the job as Secetary of Defense.
The sanctions we just placed on them are similar to the sanctions placed on Japan prior to their attack in 1941.
It is reasonable to make the assumption that the results of these sanctions could be similar.
While Ron’s wording on this is very poor, the logic is not.
Cutting off Japan’s resources through the embargo = Attack on the US.
Cutting of flow of cash to Iran = ?
I am not a Paultard. I just think that this whole Iranian thing seems eerily like 1940 all over again.
And one of our own founders, Thomas Jefferson, took on Muslim pirates during his presidency. Betcha the oomPauloomps don’t want to hear those facts.
Idiot followed by morons....
What an ignorant dope. Don’t ask me to not laugh whenever I hear his name.
What a monumental dumba$$ Ron Paul is.
How is this guy pulling the numbers he is? Are there that many suicidally insane people out there?
In the GOP no less! I can understand imbecilic self-loathing in liberals, but Republicans?
I would like to see RP run as 3rd party. I think he would draw more votes away from Obama than the GOP.
What the Paul supporters don’t get is that if Iran did this, gas prices would go so high that the Paulettes couldn’t afford POT.
What a dumbass.
Sure Ron, cut off UAE,Bahrain,Qatar,Kuwait,Iraq,Saudi Arabia.
He could call it the "Ron Paul Suck-Up Tour"
I wonder if Paul is campaigning by bicycle? He sure want our oil supply shut off.
Hey Iowa. Please pick up the white phone in the lobby. If you vote for this clown, you haven’t got a clue.
Ron Pail needs to figure out witch side he is on. Western civilization or an Islamic caliphate Dr Paul? I like Paul but his views on Islam drive me crazy.
I’m no fan either but I do think some serious mistakes are being made in attacking Paul this way.
Personally I think the Mideast nations should step up instead of us relying on us in perpetuity. After all, its in their best interests, probably even more so than ours.
Ron should have a father/son talk with Rand and learn a thing or two.
1) so if one has it, it's ok that they all have it?
2) The Twelvers in Iran don't have it. Their theology teaches that bringing destruction and chaos will hasten the arrival of the Mahdi (the anti-Messiah)
Pakistan is a nuclear power and Taliban insurgents were within 60 miles of the capital and seizing control in 2009.
They had to back off because we were still a heavy presence in Iraq and Afghanistan and sent that degenerate Hillary Clinton over to tell the government to make pretend they were fighting back.
OBL was living in the Pakistani equivalent of West Point.
Pretty soon the charade will be over, and AlQueda will take direct control of all of the Pakistani nukes.
Iran is not going to do anything to challenge the US navy, its all propaganda.
This guy really is crazy.
The Barbary Pirates were freedom fighters against the future apartheid state of Israel. Jefferson was a Zionist neocon and a slave to the banksters. Why do you hate the Constitution?
I’m pretty sure there will be a 3rd party run. The former gov of NJ is headed up a fund raising effort on behave of some TBD candidate. I doubt Paul will run, he is running for the GOP nomination for the same reasons I thought Sara should. To bring issues into the campaign that no one else will. If Paul would just stick to spending and following the Constitution his numbers would go way up. Sara’s issue was crony capitalism and corruption in gov. I think Sara could have won, Paul not so much.
You may be on to something. I never met a Paulie that said he voted for Bush or Dole or Bush 41.
They are mostly stay-at-homers when it comes to November elections, and darn proud of it. I would actually be more worried by a Trump run, though something of the same dynamic would be at work there.
Paul's support is mostly from unregistered negative non-voters whose favorite phrase is "there ain't a dime of difference between 'em."
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