By The Right Scoop


This clip that we posted last year demonstrates quite well the insanity of Ron Paul’s foreign policies. This interview took place back June of 2010, just days after the infamous flotilla incident in which Ron Paul came out against Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip saying that embargoes were an act of war, and charging that Israel was not permitting humanitarian aid in to the people that he described were “almost like in concentration camps”:

I think sanctions, embargoes and boycotts, preventing goods from going in, is actually an act of war. …

I think it’s absolutely wrong to prevent people that are starving and having problems that are almost like in concentration camps and saying “yes we endorse this whole concept that we can’t allow ships to go in there in a humanitarian way”.

I think it’s just terrible and I don’t think we should be part of it. Even though if we weren’t involved I would say nothing. So I think this would be a perfect opportunity to argue the case that, you know, “Israel, if you want to do this, you’re on your own. We’re not backing you up!”

What has he been reading, Palestinian propaganda? He’s not even educated on what is actually going on in the Middle East!

Then, when confronted with the truth that they were allowing humanitarian aid in, but were simply trying to prevent weapons from falling into the hands of Hamas, he defended Hamas as a legitimate government as though they should be allowed to get whatever weapons they want. Unbelievable!

Here’s a partial transcript and video:

I think sanctions, embargoes and boycotts, preventing goods from going in, is actually an act of war. …

I think it’s absolutely wrong to prevent people that are starving and having problems that are almost like in concentration camps and saying “yes we endorse this whole concept that we can’t allow ships to go in there in a humanitarian way”.

I think it’s just terrible and I don’t think we should be part of it. Even though if we weren’t involved I would say nothing. So I think this would be a perfect opportunity to argue the case that, you know, “Israel, if you want to do this, you’re on your own. We’re not backing you up!”

Imus argues that they are allowing humanitarian aid in Gaza, that they are just worried about weapons falling into the hands of Hamas and asks Paul if that’s a legitimate concern. Paul responds:

They’re an elected government. We have thousands of our soldiers dying to say that we want elections and we want democracy, so we finally get one in the Palestine and they elect Hamas, and then all of a sudden “oh no you’ve elected the wrong people!” …

Yeah they’re probably not the best people in the world. … This whole idea that we have absolute control over people in the Palestine and the Gaza and the West Bank, I don’t think that’s right.




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