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An attack on Israel is an attack on the US, says Rand Paul? (Son unlike father!)
Hotair ^ | 01/25/2013 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 01/25/2013 9:23:18 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Allahpundit wrote Wednesday that Rand Paul is working hard to differentiate from his father's brand, but --- wow. Breitbart's Ben Shapiro asked Paul the Younger about aid to Israel, which Paul says he'd like to eliminate only after eliminating all foreign aid --- and that the effort should start with nations where the people "burn the American flag," and perhaps Israel last. If President, Paul pledges to send a message that American troops will intervene on Israel's behalf if attacked, regardless of aid decisions, using the NATO formulation:

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Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul took what very well could be considered his most pro-Israel stance yet, saying in an interview that an attack on Israel should be treated as an attack on the United States.

Asked whether the United States would stand with Israel and provide it foreign aid if the Jewish state were attacked by its enemies, Paul went a step further.

“Well absolutely we stand with Israel,” he said in an interview with Breitbart News, “but what I think we should do is announce to the world – and I think it is pretty well known — that any attack on Israel will be treated as an attack on the United States.”

Can you imagine Paul the Elder ever saying, “An attack on Israel is an attack on the US”? I doubt he’d even say that about NATO countries.

Needless to say, this will go a long way with Republicans and conservatives to put their trust in Paul the Younger’s judgment. What, though, will it do for hopes that Rand Paul could create a fusion between traditional Republicanism and the more rational elements of Ron Paul’s followers? It’s one thing to establish a separate brand from his father, but this looks more like repudiation — and the Ron Paul Revolution will almost certainly feel the same way.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; News/Current Events; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: israel; kentucky; randpaul; randpaultruthfile; ronpaul; ronpaultruthfile

1 posted on 01/25/2013 9:23:24 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The only significant chance of the Islamics attacking Israel yet again...
is if they figure they might be able to actually pull it off
. (This is a great danger of the current USA regime’s pro-Islamicist/pro-terrorist/pro-MuslimBros stance...).

Murderers usually only attack when they believe they can get away with it.

Clarity about this matter helps prevent further Arab aggressions (and casualties of innocent people).


2 posted on 01/25/2013 9:40:54 AM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: SeekAndFind

Rand Paul did the right thing and honored his father by not criticizing him even when he disagreed with him in public. I respect the man and do believe he speaks as an honest man...which is so rare as to be almost extinct.


3 posted on 01/25/2013 9:44:03 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: MestaMachine
A year ago I didn’t trust him as he is of his fathers upbringing but lately he has been on the news a lot and the more I see the more I like. I cheered outloud when he told Clinton at the hearings, I would have relieved you of duty if I had the power to do so. LOL I’m a new fan now.
4 posted on 01/25/2013 9:51:38 AM PST by fish hawk (no tyrant can remain in power without the consent and cooperation of his victims.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It is a matter of fact that sons will rebel to some degree against their fathers...

Rand seems to be doing it in all of the right ways!!!


5 posted on 01/25/2013 9:53:05 AM PST by GraceG
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To: SeekAndFind

Dream ticket:

Rand Paul/Trey Gowdy


6 posted on 01/25/2013 9:54:54 AM PST by Signalman
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To: fish hawk

Same here!


7 posted on 01/25/2013 10:12:51 AM PST by FES0844
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To: Signalman

That WOULD be awesome.


8 posted on 01/25/2013 10:34:40 AM PST by Girlene
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To: SeekAndFind

The USA should turn it’s back on Israel -

“the nation shall dwell alone, and not be reckoned among the nations” (Numbers 23:9)

Left to it’s own devices (pun intended) Israel will be free to deal justly with the spawn of Ishmael and Amalak once and for all.


9 posted on 01/25/2013 11:06:01 AM PST by Ben 59
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To: SeekAndFind

“Needless to say, this will go a long way with Republicans and conservatives to put their trust in Paul the Younger’s judgment. What, though, will it do for hopes that Rand Paul could create a fusion between traditional Republicanism and the more rational elements of Ron Paul’s followers? It’s one thing to establish a separate brand from his father, but this looks more like repudiation — and the Ron Paul Revolution will almost certainly feel the same way.”

Have you been reading the Ron Paul forums? It looks like you’re spot on, there is a a schism created between the rational and irrational Ron Paulbots. But the rational ones are telling the irrational that Rand is only saying these things to ingratiate himself to the mainstream GOP. Proceed with caution on Rand Paul.


10 posted on 01/30/2013 7:34:23 AM PST by rubio2016
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