Ron Paul: Isolationist or Anti-Semite?

Texas Congressman Ron Paul, a candidate competing to be the GOP’s presidential nominee for 2012, is nominally a member of the Republican Party. But ideologically, Paul is more a Libertarian (he ran as a Libertarian in the 1988 presidential election), which explains his stance on foreign policy.
Libertarians do not favor the U.S. government’s (vs. Americans as private citizens) involvement in other countries and the world. Libertarians therefore do not support foreign wars (that is, wars fought not on U.S. soil but in foreign lands) and foreign aid.
That being said, there is a difference between (A) advocating a libertarian foreign policy, versus (B) being anti-Israel and blind toward real dangers in the world.
Paul has labored to convince us that his views on Israel are entirely consistent with the general beliefs of Libertarians. But the evidence is mounting that Ron Paul is more (B) than (A). Republicans and Conservatives need to be informed about this and act accordingly.
Here are some facts we need to know about Ron Paul (h/t Debbie Schlussel, Patriot Action Network, Dec. 26, 2011):

  • Despite the Libertarian opposition to foreign aid, Paul voted against a measure that would end U.S. aid to HAMAS, a Palestinian terrorist organization.

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  • Paul had questioned whether the 9/11 attacks were perpetrated by Muslim jihadists. He several times voiced his belief that 9-11 was an inside job, conducted by the CIA and directly planned and ordered by George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. Most recently on November 20, on CBS “Face the Nation“, he still insists that America had “provoked” the 9/11 attacks because “we’re over there” in the Middle East.
  • In the most recent GOP presidential aspirants’ debate, Paul says Iran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons is not a matter of concern.

Now, Ron Paul’s personal assistant for 17 years who had worked on Paul’s campaigns and fund raising, is going on the record that he believes Paul to be an anti-Semite. His name is Eric Dondero.
In a statement he sent Debbie Schlussel, Dondero unequivocally describes Paul as:

“He is . . . most certainly Anti-Israel, and Anti-Israeli in general.  He wishes the Israeli state did not exist at all.  He expressed this to me numerous times in our private conversations.  His view is that Israel is more trouble than it is worth, specifically to the America taxpayer.  He sides with the Palestinians, and supports their calls for the abolishment of the Jewish state, and the return of Israel, all of it, to the Arabs…”

“Ron Paul is most assuredly an isolationist.  He denies this charge vociferously.  But I can tell you straight out, I had countless arguments/discussions with him over his personal views.  For example, he strenuously does not believe the United States had any business getting involved in fighting Hitler in WII.  He expressed to me countless times, that “saving the JWews,” was absolutely none of our business.  When pressed, he often times brings up conspiracy theories like FDR knew about the attacks of Pearl Harbor weeks before hand, or that WWII was just “blowback,” for Woodrow Wilson’s foreign policy errors, and such.”

So, it appears that for Ron Paul, it’s not just 9/11 that’s America’s fault. World War II is also America’s fault!
I like Ron Paul’s pro-life record and his opposition to the Federal Reserve and the United Nations’ Agenda 21. But his foreign policy sure gives me pause.
~Eowyn

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hrmfc

I also usually concur with his economic policy but his statements and his views on foreign policy are dangerous. Though he is well educated and a physician he often seems irrational. I do not understand why he is garnering so much support.

dan
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This is in complete opposition to what Dr. Paul has stated about 9/11 Truthers (being a little nutty) to which I personally took offence because IMHO it was with Mossad and CIA complicity (source: https://www.rense.com/general21/was911mossad.htm ) that our modern Pearl Harbor (a documented conspiracy is not a theory) was perpetrated by a rogue State Dept. with a duplicitous FDR to bring us into the war in Europe against the Nazi Axis by declaring war against Japan…. else we would have been neutral Britain AND Russia would have fallen. Dr. Paul is wise enough to look (and has access to info)… Read more »

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khetaamenti

From what I have read and observed Ron Paul’s followers are anti-semitic and it appears he is also, IMHO. I cannot support someone like this and I will not. I truly believe that he will not get the nomination. His paulbots may rebel if he doesn’t and it may get ugly. I find his followers are usually offensive when anyone says something against him. They act just like liberals and tear into anyone in a most disgusting manner. Ron Paul is on the far left of the GOP and Rick Santorum is on the far right, they make every one… Read more »

lowtechgrannie lowtechgrannie
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If he is truly anti-Israel, I totally disagree with that position. His campaign specifies eliminating all foreign aid from the budget does not single out Israel. I agree with his position that we should make no demands on Israel that impedes their national sovereignty in any way, i.e. that they should give land for peace or pursue a “two state solution” that will not result in defensible borders. As defined by CIA experts, Michael Schreuer and Robert Baer, the “blowback” theory of the 9/11 attacks has validity. That’s not the “truther” version of 9/11 being an inside job; but, that… Read more »

dan
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but the assistant’s (?) comment is unverified and
inconsistent with a thirty year record of voting and
speeches on the Congressional Record…It’s well
known that some people can be bought and others blackmailed…end even more misquoted. I believe
Ron Paul thinks that HE will protect and bless Israel
and that the US might back off a bit and let HIM.

Joan
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Sagebrush, what do you mean when you say that “God is a Zionist?”

Joan
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Dr. Eowyn, thank you for this informative post about Ron Paul. Not only did you set out the serious problems he has with foreign policy and how he interprets America’s role in world wars, which further substantiates what I have read about him, but you have also set out what you like about him on the various issues of pro-life, the United Nations and the Federal Reserve. The balance is refreshing and I find that it helps me to decide in terms of priority of the issues, what issues mean the most to me, as to whether or not I… Read more »

Joan
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Khetaamenti, I thank you so very much for your wonderful prayers. I will also include you in my prayers, asking Our Lord, His Blessed Mother, Mary, the angels and the saints, to help you!

Joan
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Thank you Dear Grouchy Man! I feel bad calling you “Grouchy!” I have said prayers for you just now! I light candles all of the time, as I love them! They symbolize the Light of Christ, and how we are to be His lights in our little worlds! May Our Lord bless you, and may the Blessed Mother, Mary, all of the angels and all of the saints, assist you!

dan
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dan

Joan: the prayers of the faithful avail much….
Seeing my new found friends, brothers and sisters gathered
together and unified in the Spirit…is priceless.Methinks that if
our suffering is contributory to that end , then our pain is well
met.
The time is short for this corrupt world and evil is afoot….
come Lord Jesus .Soon we’ll have no need for politics 🙂

Joan
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Thank you, Dan for your words of wisdom.

Joan
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Thank you, Sage, for your prayers, and the Scriptural quotations. I agree, that if we do His work we surely will be hated by some men and women. However, Jesus gives us great peace in spite of such rejection and hatred, a peace that no one else can give.

Joan
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Sage, once again, I still do not understand what you mean when you say that God is a Zionist.

jaran
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jaran

“The reality is that our military presence on foreign soil is as offensive to the people that live there as armed Chinese troops would be if they were stationed in Texas. Shutting down military bases and ceasing to deal with to deal with other nations with threats of violence is not isolationism. It is the opposite. Opening ourselves up to friendship, honest trade and diplomacy is the foreign policy of peace and prosperity.” – Ron Paul

James L Habermehl
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Eowyn, thank you for posting primary evidence like the video of Dr. Paul addressing a public gathering. I listened to the video, and found it 100% Constitutionally conservative from beginning to end, and therefore 100% correct for a presidential candidate to espouse. Dr. Paul is clearly the best candidate by far, to include his foreign policy vision for America.

hrmfc
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hrmfc

Dear Joandarc,
I am sorry if I missed an earlier request for prayers. I do try to fulfill any request for prayers that I see. I will include you in all of my prayers today. Trust in the Lord. God’s will, nothing more, nothing less, nothing else.

Joan
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Thank you, hrmfc, for your kind words and your wonderful prayers.. I have just offered my day for you, hrmfc. I hope you have an absolutely wonderful day!

Joan
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I sorely miss your prayers, lowtechgrannie. I just want you to know that after your injury, I offered many days for you to Jesus, so that you might heal, and that I have never stopped praying for you and others, such as Legion, tbf, and so forth, and so on. I noticed your participation on this post, and most likely, you have not read my request for prayers.