Skip to comments.Rand Paul: Less Aid to Israel Would Increase Its Sovereignty
Posted on 01/07/2013 5:49:38 PM PST by Olog-hai
If financial aid to Israel were slowly decreased over time, it would increase the Jewish states sovereignty because they wouldnt need to get permission from the U.S. every time they need to defend themselves against aggressive neighbors, Sen. Rand Paul said on Monday.
Paul said that while he knows the idea of decreasing any kind of foreign aid is a minority opinion in Washington, it will be a lot harder for America to help others if we are out of money, reported Fox News.
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A bit of an overreactions to a freefloating quote from a snippet of a story. Rand Paul is one of the very, very few Washingtonians to understand the debt problem.
Watching the Muslims slowing but up this country’s media and helping idiots like Paul bots and Obama get into office is beyond frightening .
Then nasty anti-semite Hagel who treated everyone like crap while in office tells me
Israel is in deep trouble .
Maybe it was in the same damnable breath. You’d never know, because whoever wrote the article gets to decide when and what to tell us, especially what to put in the headline.
Raw stop making lame excuses got this flake
Israel is the ONLY reliable ally we have in the entire Mediterranean area. Its the only non-Muslim state in the Levant or North Africa.
Only a total idiot or a Paul could POSSIBLY come to such a conclusion.
Why is it that we get such loose cannons and people devoid of faith in the core principles they allege to follow in our ranks??????
What is wrong with Rand Paul? There’s no conceivable reason why anyone in Washington would make it a point to publicly express an opinion unfavorable to Israel unless he/she was seeking a position in the Obama administration.
No one has any reason to be interested in what Rand Paul might think about Israel except anti-semites whom Mr. Paul might be trying to ingratiate himself with.
All the anti Semites are out in full
Force tonight !
Israel is are only military ally on the region and a source for all terrorist movements .
Where did you live on 9-11!
I think noted "neo-con" Richard Perle was the author of a report on this very subject a while back.
Reducing aid to Israel and not reducing aid to muslim countries is to stab Israel in the back. My comment is not knee jerk, it is serious. STOP giveing money and weapons to Muslims. They are at war with us, they want to kill us all. Giving them weapons is knee-jerk spending.
Glad that Sen. Paul understands giving foreign aid that we dont have away is stupid. But perhaps focusing on our enemies first instead of our friends is beyond obvious.
To some at least.
Heck -- I would make the case that Saudi Arabia now has at least as much influence on U.S. foreign policy as Israel ever did.
Consider the handle.
If I thought a font size larger than 10 would have worked on the page, I would have used it.
WE... HAVE... NO... MONEY...
There is no worse fool than one that once had lots of money and still has a Visa mentality.
“Raw stop making lame excuses got this flake”
Rand Paul was stating a canard. Israel’s foreign policy is not influenced by US aid coming from liberal DC politicians.
And as for foreign aid to Islamist countries (especially those neighboring Israel), well and good that we cut them off, but that means that other countries that fund them merely keep it up or increase their funding. And such countries have quite a bit of antipathy towards Israel.
It’s a good example of why I don’t trust libertarians. They pander to leftist prejudices. They know what they’re doing and want to stick it to Christian conservatives.
They turn a blind eye to the government legalizing abortion and then act like its nobodies business once it’s legal.
I disagree. His first target upon arrival in DC was the defense budget, which is constitutional, and absolutely necessary. But, like his colleagues, he has offered nothing serious in terms of the real budget problems, which are the unconstitutional New Deal and Great Society entitlement programs and the agencies that have grown up around them. They are what is breaking our back.
I hate to do it but I'll paraphrase James Carville: "It's the unconstitutional spending, stupid."
As far as Israel is concerned, we get more bang for our defense buck helping them than we do practically anywhere else.
No surprises here at all re Rand Paul. It's been clear all along that he's nothing more than a little slicker version of his father.
Who has a Visa mentality? This article is about Rand wantng to end foreign subsidies. I don’t know the context of his “if” because the reporter won’t tell me. But I’ll bet you it was rhetorical.
Somehow, you are the only person among the horde of neocon seminar posters on this thread who has managed to provide an accurate context for Paul's quote.
True. Ron Paul and Hutton Gibson could co-author a book on how to parent sons.
Just because we defund Egypt, Palestine, Pakistan et al doesn’t mean Russia, China or the European Union follow suit.