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Ron Paul: Offer Iran Friendship, Not Sanctions
CNS News ^ | 11/7/11 | Patrick Goodenough

Posted on 11/07/2011 1:21:50 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks

At a time of escalating tensions with the Iranian regime over its suspected nuclear ambitions and support for terrorism, Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul is suggesting that Washington adopt a new approach – don’t impose sanctions, “treat them differently,” and offer “friendship.” Re-treading ground he covered during earlier primary campaign debates, the Texas lawmaker said on “Fox News Sunday” that the United States had talked to the Soviet Union and China, both nuclear-armed, during the Cold War.

Asked what the U.S. should do to persuade Iran not to pursue a nuclear weapons capability, Paul replied, “Well, maybe offering friendship to them. I mean, didn’t we talk to the Soviets? Didn’t we talk to the Chinese? They had thousands of these weapons.”

He challenged the notion that Iran poses a security threat.

“The Iranians can’t even make enough gasoline for themselves,” he said. “For them to be a threat to us or to anybody in the region, I think it’s just blown out of proportion.”

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 911truther; libertarians; randpaultruthfile; ronpaultruthfile

1 posted on 11/07/2011 1:21:52 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Just when I begin to think that there might be some reason I could ever vote for this moonbat, he comes up with another reason why I can't.
2 posted on 11/07/2011 1:24:47 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

obama tried that. he’s in the same place (or worse) that GWB was in.

people don’t seem to understand that radical islamic regimes hate us because of who we are, not what we do.


3 posted on 11/07/2011 1:24:47 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYBHt9j_IF4


4 posted on 11/07/2011 1:24:52 PM PST by tumblindice (The 2nd should be 1st)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

why not talk to obama and see if he’ll just step down............while you’re at it....


5 posted on 11/07/2011 1:24:58 PM PST by sappy
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I suppose he thinks that stance will put him up for a Nobel Peace Prize. It has been known to happen.


6 posted on 11/07/2011 1:25:51 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Sigh. Is there no end to his self-destruction?


7 posted on 11/07/2011 1:26:29 PM PST by Paul Ross (Ronald Reagan-1987:"We are always willing to be trade partners but never trade patsies.")
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Being Friendly to Muslims is a sign of weakness. They thrive on it.

Ron Paul is a mental case.


8 posted on 11/07/2011 1:26:59 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Certifiable.


9 posted on 11/07/2011 1:27:25 PM PST by hometoroost (Frodo lives!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

In related news, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused Ron Paul of welcome sexual advances.


10 posted on 11/07/2011 1:27:35 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Clint N. Suhks
"We want you to die"

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11 posted on 11/07/2011 1:27:47 PM PST by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

12 posted on 11/07/2011 1:29:17 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (The patient is too far gone to save.)
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To: Vigilanteman

He’s schizophrenic.

In the ‘08 debates he said he would only follow the constitution and in the next
breath called the Iraq war illegal citing the World Court in The Hague.


13 posted on 11/07/2011 1:30:13 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks (You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich: Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Does Ron Paul hate Jews? If he does, then he would side with Nazis.


14 posted on 11/07/2011 1:30:36 PM PST by RC2
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To: Clint N. Suhks

This ought to convince even the most rabid Ron Paul fans that the guy is a kook. I know he has some great points on Free Markets but when it comes to national security he’s as nutty as a fruit cake. And National Security it the most important thing that a president has responsibility for.


15 posted on 11/07/2011 1:32:06 PM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

16 posted on 11/07/2011 1:33:46 PM PST by Erik Latranyi
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To: Clint N. Suhks

17 posted on 11/07/2011 1:34:11 PM PST by kosciusko51
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Where is this clown getting these ideas. The bastards are building nuclear facilities and have shot satellites into space...

Sweet lord

18 posted on 11/07/2011 1:36:52 PM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

He’s like the green grocer down the street who you chat with when you stop by his store. He starts blathering on about how simple everything should be; even though his logic is faulty and he gets some of the facts wrong, but you humor him, even though you start glancing at your watch and looking toward the door. Ron Paul is a pompous half-wit, but everyone is too polite to say it to his face.


19 posted on 11/07/2011 1:41:28 PM PST by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
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To: truthguy

“This ought to convince even the most rabid Ron Paul fans that the guy is a kook.”

Don’t count on it. I doubt they’d support anyone else even if Wrong Paul gave his unequivocal seal of approval to another candidate.


20 posted on 11/07/2011 1:44:12 PM PST by Cato in PA (The Herminator 2: Judgment Day 2012)
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To: ejonesie22
Yeah we can be pals with the people Ruhollah Khomeini said were too crazy to be allowed to hold any real power.

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21 posted on 11/07/2011 1:44:22 PM PST by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: RC2

There’s a reason why Stormfront supports this guy.


22 posted on 11/07/2011 1:47:12 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: truthguy

Oh no don’t worry my two resident Ru Paul supporters will be back at my house spouting this bs. Got to parrot what this moonbat says, I can’t wait for this guy to leave the stage.


23 posted on 11/07/2011 1:51:23 PM PST by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Oh, I see the crazy kicked in.

Nice, knowlegable guy, my family knows his family and I’ve met him. But then the crazy appears.


24 posted on 11/07/2011 1:52:53 PM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt The Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Cato in PA; truthguy
They are all at OWS.

25 posted on 11/07/2011 1:53:02 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks (You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich: Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Venturer
Mister Paul is not stupid. (Neither is he a Republican or a conservative.)

He does, however, lack the intellectual capacity (and memory) to recall and know that James E. Carter's pitifully desperate diplomatic responses to the "hostage crisis" (including one weakly conceived rescue attempt) clearly empowered and emboldened the regime.

Mister Paul also represses the memory that the same insane iranian regime understood that Ronald Reagan would not tolerate further extortion (meaning that a military solution was doubtlessly at hand); and that this led to the iranians' releasing the hostages just before Ronald Reagan's inauguration.

History therefore potties on Ron Paul's naive assertion.

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26 posted on 11/07/2011 1:53:55 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

conversation achen nut job would go like this..we welcome your offer of friendship, in Iran our friends are treated speeeeecial..For our best friends we have a custom, just put your pathetic infidel head in this thing that looks like its an old french head chopper and we will lift you high up...well your head anyway on a pole...obamma is a traitor..
woooohoooo..come Lord!!!


27 posted on 11/07/2011 1:57:20 PM PST by aces
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Thank you Mr. Chamberlain. You may go away now.


28 posted on 11/07/2011 2:00:06 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: truthguy
This ought to convince even the most rabid Ron Paul fans that the guy is a kook.

Paulestinians are themselves kooks and therefore the only thing this latest statement will convince them of is his genius.

29 posted on 11/07/2011 2:02:42 PM PST by wideawake
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To: Clint N. Suhks

When one person or group threatens another with the initiation of force and the other offers no resistance, but simply obeys, this is the peace of victims, slaves and cowards.


30 posted on 11/07/2011 2:03:16 PM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: wideawake

In many ways, Ron Paul’s drones are creepier and kookier than their beloved leader. Maybe one day we will find out that Ron Paul was just doing a social experiment on America’s basement dwelling, stay at home 20-40 year olds still living at Mom’s home? The experiment was to see just how devoted a cult following one can have, even after betraying about every thing they claim he stood for, with the exception of blaming America and appeasing the Islamic Caliphate. On those two things, Ron Paul is consistent.


31 posted on 11/07/2011 2:13:23 PM PST by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Can you say Chamberlain, Nevelle?
Just give Hitler a little and he’ll quit. Or maybe not.

They keep horsing around and Iran will Nuke Israel out of existance.


32 posted on 11/07/2011 2:21:20 PM PST by Joe Boucher (FUBO ( Real conservative or go fish) Sooo, that leaves you out Mitt)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Ahh come on over here wittle Ahmadinejad. Dah Dah got a gweat big hug for you.
Secure SW Tejas against this dork gone senile.
33 posted on 11/07/2011 2:26:14 PM PST by bksanders
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To: Clint N. Suhks

As my pappy would say, “Goofy as an outhouse rat” (only he used another, less delicate term than “outhouse).


34 posted on 11/07/2011 2:38:01 PM PST by attiladhun2 (The Free World has a new leader--his name is Benjamin Netanyahu)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

They sponsor terrorism, and are constantly stirring the pot. The muslimes are committed to our destruction you frigging idiot. Get this fool off of the stage.


35 posted on 11/07/2011 2:40:03 PM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: truthguy
This ought to convince even the most rabid Ron Paul fans that the guy is a kook

Not a chance. They are not programmed to be able to think for themselves, or use common sense. They are just programmed to accept everything the surrender monkey says, and believe he would ever do something. Anybody who is able to think for themselves know better.
36 posted on 11/07/2011 2:49:00 PM PST by John D
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To: Clint N. Suhks

And Ron Paul supports gays seving openly in the military.
His supporters have no response to that other than insults.


37 posted on 11/07/2011 3:15:02 PM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Seaplaner
. . . the same insane Iranian regime understood that Ronald Reagan would not tolerate further extortion (meaning that a military solution was doubtlessly at hand); and that this led to the iranians' releasing the hostages just before Ronald Reagan's inauguration.

A slight correction because I remember the event so clearly. I was in college at the time and we were watching this historic event on split screen television: Reagan was being sworn in on the left side, the aircraft loaded with hostages was on the tarmac at Tehran Airport on the right side. A single Iranian guard with signal batons in each hand was standing in front of the plane preventing a take off. As soon as Reagan completed the oath of office, the guard stepped aside and gave the plane the signal to taxi.

The Iranians held Carter to the utmost contempt. They did not want to give him the satisfaction of seeing the hostages released on his watch. You think it would have made an impression on him. His activities since showed that he learned nothing.

39 posted on 11/07/2011 3:27:40 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Seaplaner
I couldn't find the split screen on You Tube. But I did find these interesting clips:

CBS Version of the events of January 20, 1981 which tries to credit Carter with freeing the hostages.

Part 2 of the CBS coverages where they sheepishly admit "not yet."

Part 5 of the coverage. Reagan is sworn in. He begins his inagural speech.

CBS reports the release on the evening news . . . as if there was nothing to do with the timing. Reagan shows class by asking Carter to fly to Germany to greet the hostages in Germany on his behalf.

If you time the 12:41 p.m. take-off time announced on CBS news to the actual timing of the swearing in of the You-Tube clips, it is very clearly shortly after the swearing in.

40 posted on 11/07/2011 4:25:26 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Such a friendship might become a bit dicey after they wipe Israel off the face of the Earth; it would be positively frosty after their nukes find their way to Manhattan by freighter.

But, hey, we’re all touchy-feely, kowtowing Islamophiles in the Age of Obama.


41 posted on 11/07/2011 8:11:30 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Clint N. Suhks

You first, Ron.


42 posted on 11/07/2011 8:15:20 PM PST by firebrand (It's almost too late.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Corrections always welcome, thanks.


43 posted on 11/07/2011 10:13:40 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Ron Paul is a contrarian, just for the sake of being one. He is making no sense.


44 posted on 11/07/2011 10:53:52 PM PST by Seeing More Clearly Now
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