Skip to comments.Ron Paul Defends Russia After Malaysian Plane Crash
Posted on 07/21/2014 11:03:00 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue
Former Congressman Ron Paul defended the Russian government on Sunday and slammed Western leaders for spreading "propaganda" after a Malaysian Airlines plane was allegedly shot down by Kremlin-backed separatists in Ukraine.
"Western politicians and media joined together to gain the maximum propaganda value from the disaster. It had to be Russia; it had to be Putin, they said," the former presidential candidate wrote. "While western media outlets rush to repeat government propaganda on the event, there are a few things they will not report."
One of those unreported things, Paul claimed in his weekly "Texas Straight Talk" column, was the United States' own responsibility for destabilizing the region. Ukraine is currently embroiled in violent conflict between the Ukrainian government and the pro-Russian separatists.
"They will not report that the crisis in Ukraine started late last year, when EU and US-supported protesters plotted the overthrow of the elected Ukrainian president, Viktor Yanukovych. Without US-sponsored 'regime change,' it is unlikely that hundreds would have been killed in the unrest that followed. Nor would the Malaysian Airlines crash have happened," Paul wrote
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How far away from Daddy can we stay......... ??
I can’t wait to see the Paultard contingent try to spin this one...
Never trust a guy with all first names.
I don’t think Putin pulled the trigger, but I do think he armed the people that did pull the trigger...
Just in case you’d wondered if he’s still a Democrat in all but name and still supports Obama, Putin, Iran, and the rest of the enemies of the United States.
Why that crazy old fool. McCain Tells Ukraine Protesters America Is With You - December 2013
Paul reminds me of Chomsky defending the Khmer Rouge back in the seventies. Whatever we did, what right does Putin have in getting involved? Paul ignores Putin’s obvious strategy of reinstituting the old Soviet empire with himself as the new czar.
There is no evidence tht the US sponsored the change in the Ukraine government.
Ron Paul is unaware that Ukainians view Russia the same way that the Jews view Germany. Many millions of Ukranians were starved, deliberately, by the Soviet Union.
If there hadn't been a 'regime change', the Ukraine would have taken a large loan from Russia, making it a vassal state of Russia.
Ron Paul is ignorant. But he is trying to shift blame to the US, which has almost no involvement in the Ukraine. He sounds like a liberal
Good analogy, but one quibble — Paul supports Putin in everything he does.
Ah ha, the strange and mysterious workings of the human (?) mind. Yanukovych, the Ukraine patriot, never mind that he was a Kremlin crony and out and out thief, our oh so competent CIA and the war like EU all directed by our overly intrusive president. Ron hasn’t changed. Rand is showing signs that it’s contagious. The question now is, “Will the Paulistas rally again?”
Rand Paul should never become president because his attention needy father can’t keep his looney ideas to himself. He would be an ongoing trouble maker.
One side point: nobody deliberately shot down an airliner; it was shot down by mistake, while in a war zone.
That’s a different color animal than deliberately shooting one down.
We shot down an Iranian airliner which we wrongly thought was an F-16.
We may oppose Russia in the Ukraine; we may or may not like Putin; but this wasn’t a deliberate act, with a lot of responsibility for stupidity on all sides (including the Malaysian pilot).
the sad truth is, Russia has more credibilty than the US government....
he armed the people that did pull the trigger...”
Paul defends Putin and the press defends Obama.
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