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Rand Paul: Iran Wants Nukes Because It “Feels Threatened”
David Horowitz's NewsRealblog ^ | Calvin Freiburger

Posted on 02/16/2010 2:05:11 PM PST by Michael van der Galien

It turns out that crackpot Ron Paul’s son Rand can understand why poor, innocent Iran might want nuclear weapons—they feel “threatened” by big, bad America (hat tip to Rand Paul: Too Kooky for Kentucky for the video):

Watch it at NRB - sorry, can't embed videos here at FR.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events; US: Kentucky; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2stupid4words; alexjones; appleclose2tree; iran; islam; israel; juniormoonbat; kentucky; lebanon; libertarian; nukes; palinspalpaul; patbuchanan; paulestinians; paultard; peacecreeps; randpaul; ronpaul; rontard; surrendermonkeys; waronterror
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1 posted on 02/16/2010 2:05:11 PM PST by Michael van der Galien
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To: Michael van der Galien

Kidnapping British sailors on different occasions and holding them for mock trials doesn’t sound like their scared.


2 posted on 02/16/2010 2:07:52 PM PST by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Combat Economist.)
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To: Michael van der Galien

That does it. He’s a kook.


3 posted on 02/16/2010 2:07:58 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: Michael van der Galien

my my, they feel threatened because we will take their oil, like we did in Iraq?

I wonder what the 12th Imam thinks about it.


4 posted on 02/16/2010 2:09:09 PM PST by Tarpon ( ...)
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To: Michael van der Galien
QUESTION:"You're basically what I would call a chip off the old block. Your policies are basically identical to your father, correct?"

ANSWER:"I'd say we'd be very very similar. We might present the message sometimes differently.. I think in some ways the message has to be broadened and made more appealing to the entire Republican electorate because you have to win a primary." ~ Rand Paul on Alex Jones, 5/21/09

5 posted on 02/16/2010 2:09:19 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Michael van der Galien

“This is ground control to candidate Paul.”

... “Now it’s time to leave the capsule if you dare”


6 posted on 02/16/2010 2:09:41 PM PST by Mengerian
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To: OldDeckHand

Yup. Done.

I suggest Palin starts to distance herself from Rand ASAP.


7 posted on 02/16/2010 2:11:04 PM PST by Michael van der Galien
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To: Michael van der Galien
Face Palm!

I sometimes feel we have more kooks than the EMOcrats.

8 posted on 02/16/2010 2:11:07 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (Another day, another injury, another step closer. Are you prepared?)
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To: Michael van der Galien

Douchebag Jr. is just like dear old Dad.


9 posted on 02/16/2010 2:11:26 PM PST by montag813
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To: Reagan Man

What I always notice is how these people - radicals - are quite honest about their real views. Sure, they spin and stuff, but they’re also sharing their real views and agendas with the rest of us. Only the blind can’t see that.


10 posted on 02/16/2010 2:12:10 PM PST by Michael van der Galien
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To: Michael van der Galien

From Iran’s *perspective*, they probably do feel threatened. I have no idea what Rand Paul is all about, but just to acknowledege that perception doesn’t necessarily make him a crackpot.


11 posted on 02/16/2010 2:12:38 PM PST by ChocChipCookie (God to Obama: Don't think I'm not keepin' track. Brother.)
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To: Michael van der Galien

I move to amend this story to “It turns out that crackpot Ron Paul’s crackpot son Rand...”


12 posted on 02/16/2010 2:13:10 PM PST by omega4412
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To: Michael van der Galien

13 posted on 02/16/2010 2:14:04 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Michael van der Galien
Uh-oh. I was keeping an open mind about Rand, giving him the benefit of the doubt.

Looks like the apple does not fall far from the tree after all.

14 posted on 02/16/2010 2:14:07 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: omega4412

LOL! I vote in favor!


15 posted on 02/16/2010 2:14:09 PM PST by Michael van der Galien
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To: Tarpon
Can any of you kinds folks show we were any of that "stolen oil" might be? Has Halliburton built that pipeline in Arghanastan yet?

Coo Coo for Cocoa Puffs!

16 posted on 02/16/2010 2:14:17 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (Another day, another injury, another step closer. Are you prepared?)
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To: Michael van der Galien

Israel as a “disgraceful blot” that should be “wiped off the face of the earth” - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

He said: “Anybody who recognises Israel will burn in the fire of the Islamic nation’s fury,”


17 posted on 02/16/2010 2:14:37 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Free My People!)
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To: Michael van der Galien
Um Rand, of course they feel threatened. They've threatened the destruction of a number of nations, and that didn't go over too well with said nations.

And of course it doesn't hurt that they have a psycho paranoid nutjob in charge.

18 posted on 02/16/2010 2:15:40 PM PST by AFreeBird
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To: Michael van der Galien
It hasn't been a good week or so for Libertarians disguising themselves as Republicans.

They keep blowing their cover by slipping up and saying goofy stuff in public.

19 posted on 02/16/2010 2:16:24 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: AFreeBird

This will bring out the Paulist!


20 posted on 02/16/2010 2:17:36 PM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Michael van der Galien

I do so like much of the libertarian thing in theory....

....but every time one of this father/son team opens their mouths....they just prove to be nothing but anti-semites who are opposed to defending America...and are also 9/11 truthers.

so once again I say here in FR, that I am a conservative with small ‘L’ libertarian, leanings.


21 posted on 02/16/2010 2:17:45 PM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: Michael van der Galien

Well our previous President DID describe them as part of the “Axis of Evil” along with Iraq and Korea. We have overthrown 1 of 3 of the countries so identified, so far. I think the current regime in Iran SHOULD feel threatened by the USA. If we were led by someone like T.R. we’d have already deposed their Ayatollahs and replaced them with modernists friendly to the west.

The question isn’t “why they are doing this” at this point, history is history. It’s “what are we going to do about it”. If anything.


22 posted on 02/16/2010 2:17:48 PM PST by Jack Black
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To: Michael van der Galien

Well, there goes giving him the benefit of the doubt.


23 posted on 02/16/2010 2:18:42 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Michael van der Galien

Iran wants nukes because they want to threaten...and carry out the threat.


24 posted on 02/16/2010 2:21:20 PM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Michael van der Galien
Paul family reunion photo.


25 posted on 02/16/2010 2:21:27 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media.)
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To: Kartographer
Yea, I thought the guy was different from his dad. From the interviews I've caught on Fox with him, he seemed pretty level headed and intelligent.

Oh well.

26 posted on 02/16/2010 2:24:11 PM PST by AFreeBird
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To: All

The Paul’s offer:

Salty Nuts.


27 posted on 02/16/2010 2:24:12 PM PST by rbmillerjr (I'm praying for Palin....if not I'll support Romney : He sucks but he's better than Obama.)
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To: Michael van der Galien
I don't think this is the best way for Rand Paul to be broadening and widening his message to appeal to more primary voters.

There are a lot of blind supporters of the dangerous and naive Rand Paul and his kooky Father. They're called, Paultards.

28 posted on 02/16/2010 2:24:41 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Michael van der Galien
Wasn't that the Bill Clinton and Maddie Albright's foreign policy?

Nukes for Everyone!

29 posted on 02/16/2010 2:24:49 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Michael van der Galien

First Medina, now this.


30 posted on 02/16/2010 2:25:32 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Michael van der Galien
"I suggest Palin starts to distance herself from Rand ASAP."

Watch it pal! FR is full of folks who will jump down your throat if you mention how stupid Sarahpac is for supporting and giving money to RINO McCain or this nutjob!

31 posted on 02/16/2010 2:29:26 PM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Reagan Man

“Rand Paul on Alex Jones”

That would be Alex “9/11 was done by Bush” Jones.


32 posted on 02/16/2010 2:30:25 PM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: B Knotts; SoConPubbie; Virginia Ridgerunner

PING


33 posted on 02/16/2010 2:31:06 PM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

To the best of my knowledge, yes.

The truther, Alex Jones.


34 posted on 02/16/2010 2:32:10 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Michael van der Galien

Based on foreign policy he could be an English professor at AnyState University. Or one of O’s czars.


35 posted on 02/16/2010 2:32:25 PM PST by marron
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To: Michael van der Galien

Too late. She’s already explicitly and publicly endorsed him. He’ll win the primary, too.


36 posted on 02/16/2010 2:35:03 PM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: Michael van der Galien

Out of context. He was speaking about what his father thinks, not what he thinks. He also was talking about why nation-building doesn’t work.

Right after he said what is quoted here, he reiterated that Ahmadinejad is a nut.


37 posted on 02/16/2010 2:37:29 PM PST by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: Michael van der Galien

Waiting for Rand Paul supporters on FR to come to his defense in 3..2..1..


38 posted on 02/16/2010 2:41:22 PM PST by Falcon28
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To: B Knotts

Shoosh, let the RNC lemmings here continue to make fools of themselves.


39 posted on 02/16/2010 2:41:26 PM PST by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: Michael van der Galien

She can admit she made a mistake and people will forgive her and move on. They won’t if we end up with the Republican version of Al Franken in the senate.


40 posted on 02/16/2010 2:42:26 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: Michael van der Galien

“Rand Paul: Iran Wants Nukes Because It “Feels Threatened”

Done before election day, eh Mr. Paul? That’s too bad, now your state will be saddled with a POSRINO.


41 posted on 02/16/2010 2:42:32 PM PST by Grunthor (America needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Why are aliens always nekkid?


42 posted on 02/16/2010 2:43:47 PM PST by AnglePark
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To: Falcon28

What about Rand Paul’s statement could any fair minded person disagree with? Iran is being threatened by the US and Israel on practically a daily basis. If you were the government of Iran, wouldn’t you have good reason to arm up?


43 posted on 02/16/2010 2:43:54 PM PST by arista
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To: Falcon28
Bill Johnson for US Senate
44 posted on 02/16/2010 2:44:25 PM PST by Falcon28
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To: Michael van der Galien
I suggest Palin starts to distance herself from Rand ASAP.

Too late ... the damage is done.

45 posted on 02/16/2010 2:44:34 PM PST by r9etb
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To: OldDeckHand
There is a pattern in the kookiness. It always supports Nazis...
46 posted on 02/16/2010 2:46:24 PM PST by JasonC
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To: arista
What about Rand Paul’s statement could any fair minded person disagree with? Iran is being threatened by the US and Israel on practically a daily basis. If you were the government of Iran, wouldn’t you have good reason to arm up?

Because you are putting the cart before the horse. The US and Israel threaten Iran because Iran has constantly made statements about wanting to 'wipe Israel off the map' and are are a major funding source to terrorist organizations such as Hammas.

They do not want nukes because they are threatened. They want nukes because they want to be the threat.

47 posted on 02/16/2010 2:47:07 PM PST by mnehring
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Rand Paul doesn’t agree with Alex Jones on the 9/11 issues. But if he or other conservatives took that position that they could only be interviewed by people who already agreed with them on everything, they would have a much tougher time getting their message out. Heck, they wouldn’t be able to appear in most of the liberal mainstream media either.


48 posted on 02/16/2010 2:47:19 PM PST by arista
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To: Michael van der Galien

uh oh ... acorn/tree.


49 posted on 02/16/2010 2:47:22 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

“Too late. She’s already explicitly and publicly endorsed him. He’ll win the primary, too.”

Great. If that happens the socialists will be able to say “Repubs are crazy” and they won’t be wrong.


50 posted on 02/16/2010 2:48:25 PM PST by Grunthor (America needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask.)
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