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Ron Paul: US should "empathize" with Iran over killing of scientist
Examiner ^ | January 13, 2012 | Joe Newby

Posted on 01/15/2012 1:22:01 AM PST by Lattero

Appearing on Fox News' America Live Friday, GOP Presidential candidate Ron Paul said America should have empathy for Iran after one of their nuclear scientists was killed in a car bomb.

Paul said that "obviously" the Iranian government wouldn't kill their own scientists.

"This is an act of terrorism and we should empathize with them," Paul said.

“If we haven’t done it, we should prove to them or give them all the reassurance that we have not done it … and if we are doing it, we ought to quit,” he added.

Although both Israel and the United States have categorically denied having any role in the bombings, Iran has threatened to retaliate.

When asked what the United States should do if Iran does retaliate by killing an American, Paul dodged, saying that the U.S. should have "done a lot less a lot sooner."

"Everybody knows we have CIA agents maneuvering in Iran. We had a drone shot down, maybe two drones shot down over Iran, we're getting ready to put very punishing sanctions on them, disrupting the oil markets," he said.

"They're a very weak nation," he added. "They're responding in a natural way."

According to Paul, the "idea" that Iran is looking for a fight is a "concoction of the West," designed to prepare the American people for war.

He went on to say that it makes the perfect case for his foreign policy.

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iran; morethorazineplease; mullahron; nutballpaul; paultards; ronpaul; spotthelooney; wtf

1 posted on 01/15/2012 1:22:06 AM PST by Lattero
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To: Lattero

Can he get any more willfully obtuse?!


2 posted on 01/15/2012 1:28:51 AM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Lattero

He’s sounding loonier and loonier all the time.


3 posted on 01/15/2012 1:34:02 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: Lattero

I wonder if David Icke, Michael Moore, Cynthia McKinney or Cindy Sheehan will be his running mate?


4 posted on 01/15/2012 1:57:10 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Lattero

Seems a little too convenient that Iran blames the U.S. for blowing up a scientist iso soon after the U.S. rescues two Iranian crews.


5 posted on 01/15/2012 1:57:40 AM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: skr

More from the crazy uncle.


6 posted on 01/15/2012 2:10:32 AM PST by richardtavor
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To: skr

‘Willful ignorance’; is the worst of self-deception.


7 posted on 01/15/2012 2:32:09 AM PST by cricket (<I>Obama the Occupyer</I> must go. . .and Newt must win. . .)
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To: Lattero

“Paul said that “obviously” the Iranian government wouldn’t kill their own scientists.”

Geez he’s an idiot. Of course they do.


8 posted on 01/15/2012 3:18:06 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Lattero
Paul hasn't learned anything and there he is in his 70s ~ must be miserable being him.

Of course IT IS NOT OBVIOUS that Iran wouldn't kill one of their own scientists.

That's Iran ~ nothing is obvious with that crowd, and yes they would kill any scientist on the basis of just one piece of gossip passed on to the right person in the regime.

They are a murderous gang of thugs. They rape women before they execute them. They'd rape a man too.

9 posted on 01/15/2012 3:42:16 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Lattero

We should emphasize.


10 posted on 01/15/2012 3:49:46 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Lattero

We’re supposed to empower the dissidents by withdrawing covert operatives and making nice publicly with the regime in control there? That logic is more convoluted than 0bamster’s appeasement policies.


11 posted on 01/15/2012 4:16:53 AM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Lattero

Sounds as if the Congressman is off his meds, again.

Or...someone forgot the sarc tag.


12 posted on 01/15/2012 4:18:37 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: Lattero

How can a man carting around so much insanity even be the the running for the most powerful post in the world? He should be locked up or at the very least hosting some late night radio show telling people about how venus is controlling the Jews or how the Jews snuck into the WTC over a weekend and rigged it too explode.
The GOP should disavow him, like they did with Duke.


13 posted on 01/15/2012 4:33:04 AM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Lattero
Will someone PLEASE put this NUT back in his padded cell!
14 posted on 01/15/2012 5:17:24 AM PST by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: Lattero
"This is an act of terrorism and we should empathize with them," Paul said.

He empathizes with Iran when one of their scientists who is helping make a nuclear weapon is killed, but blames America when terrorists kill thousands of Americans.
Whose side is he on?
15 posted on 01/15/2012 5:19:48 AM PST by John D
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I might guess Kucinich. They are pals.


16 posted on 01/15/2012 5:22:36 AM PST by babyfreep
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To: beaversmom

Once the nut falls from the tree, there is no going back.


17 posted on 01/15/2012 6:10:54 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: Lattero
RONULAN and Al-Qaeda flag


18 posted on 01/15/2012 6:26:40 AM PST by RaceBannon (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
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To: Lattero
shooting for that huge block of Iranian American voters i guess...
19 posted on 01/15/2012 6:29:24 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Lattero

“They’re a very weak nation,” he added. “They’re responding in a natural way.”

Ron “Stockholm Syndrome” Paul.


20 posted on 01/15/2012 6:34:32 AM PST by headstamp 2 (Time to move forward not to the center.)
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To: Condor51

At least the Reverend Wright had enough introspection to label himself “Uncle Wackadoodle in the family attic”.

Ron Paul is a senile nutjob and his Jonestown style followers are known to be dangerous. And all some can think to say on FR is “every candidacy has its kooks”.


21 posted on 01/15/2012 6:40:52 AM PST by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: John D

“He empathizes with Iran when one of their scientists who is helping make a nuclear weapon is killed, but blames America when terrorists kill thousands of Americans.”

That’s Paul in a nutshell. A BIG nutshell.


22 posted on 01/15/2012 6:42:57 AM PST by headstamp 2 (Time to move forward not to the center.)
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To: Lattero

If Iran gets a nuke and they decide to block Hormuz, what does dear Dr. Paul suggest then?


23 posted on 01/15/2012 6:45:14 AM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: skr
I do not think you can be willfully obtuse. You can willfully appear obtuse, or be willfully contrary, contentious and quarrelsome. I think there is a lot of the later in Mr. Paul, and his supporters, unfortunately.

Some people just like to say provocative things for the sake of seeming more enlightened, or intelligent or perceptive. Just because a statement is provocative does not mean it is not asinine. The last I looked, the U.S. was not threatening a neighboring to wipe a neighboring state off the map. If Americans treated Mexicans the way Iran would like to treat Jews, the entire population of Mexico would be living in Central America (instead of Los Angeles) and the U.S. would have 31 addditional, and now English speaking, states.

24 posted on 01/15/2012 7:42:31 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: elcid1970
*** And all some can think to say on FR is “every candidacy has its kooks”. ***

I haven't seen any of those, thank goodness. And if a Mod had I'd think that paulite cultist would get Zotted pdq. Even calling Ron Paul a "Republican candidate" is a farce. He's a proud, self-avowed Libertarian, and should running for that party's nomination, not the GOP's. The goof-ball shouldn't even be allowed on a stage with the Republicans. And ditto2 for his name being on any Republican Primary Election Ballots.

But the leftist MSM loves him because he makes all Republicans in general and Conservatives in specific look like dangerous lunatics. So instead of debating GOP issues, the other candidates have to waste time responding to his outlandish (Libertarian) comments. IMO the other 'real GOP candidates' should have refused from day one to appear in any debate that included the batsheet crazy Ron Paul.

25 posted on 01/15/2012 8:21:11 AM PST by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: Lattero

????????

Uh . . .

WHAT!?!?!


26 posted on 01/15/2012 8:40:55 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Lattero

someone get the net. the lunatic go loose again


27 posted on 01/15/2012 8:42:30 AM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Lattero

First. I will NOT vote for Mr. Paul. Second though here is an article about endorsements by SC conservatives. They were talking about this on Faux News this morning.

The Real T.E.A. Party Endorses Dr. Ron Paul?

Election 2012, Federal Government, Liberty, Media, New Media, Primary 2012, Ron Paul Add comments
Jan 14, 2012

While we have in our area a “not for public consumption” group that has jumped behind a fellow that has a Super PAC that is blasting true capitalism in that the weak companies are taken over by the more fiscally sound companies and either made profitable or sold off in pieces, we have rumors (at this point) that one of the most Constitutionally sound Senators in the State (SC) will be coming out and endorsing the only true Conservative choice in the Republican race in 2012 – Dr. Ron Paul.

Tom Davis
In the next few days, I’m going to announce support for the one candidate in the race for president who has consistently stood for taxpayers- one who has a plan to balance the budget RIGHT NOW.
Like · · Share · Thursday at 11:32am ·

Senator Davis has been a real T.E.A. (Taxed Enough Already) champion in the Great State of South Carolina since heading to Columbia. He has been a real voice of reason in the banter of against growing the government. Take for example the resent I-95 Corridor Authority Act VETO by Governor Haley. Senator Davis was one of the ten that stood up against another unelected appointed group taking over the fiscal development of the region surrounding the I-95 highway running through South Carolina.....

http://www.beachbanter.com/dscblog/2012/01/the-real-t-e-a-party-endorses-dr-ron-paul/


28 posted on 01/15/2012 8:56:12 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I believe Paul and his supporters are willfully overlooking why Israel exists and all the reasons we must remain its ally. They are not at all interested in the facts, which makes them willfully insensitive or obtuse in action and not just in appearance. Otherwise, I think we agree that they are incredibly reckless about Middle East policies.


29 posted on 01/15/2012 1:05:26 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Lattero.
30 posted on 01/15/2012 4:30:48 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: Lattero

Does his supporters need any more proof he blames America first? Ron Paul, should America ever defend itself?


31 posted on 01/16/2012 11:19:49 AM PST by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: Lattero

He’s more than insane. He’s dangerous.


32 posted on 01/16/2012 11:23:27 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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