Yesterday, I wrote a post at The Liberty Papers about Ron Paul’s appearance on a radio show hosted by a member of the 9/11 truth crowd, and specifically about what he said while on that show:
Presidential candidate Ron Paul says the U.S. is in “great danger” of a staged terror attack or a Gulf of Tonkin style provocation while also warning that a major collapse of the American economy is on the horizon and could be precipitated by the bombing of Iran and the closure of the Persian Gulf.
Speaking to The Alex Jones Show, the Texas Congressman was asked his opinion on Cindy Sheehan’s recent comments that the U.S. is in danger of a staged terror attack or a Gulf of Tonkin style provocation that will validate the Neo-Con agenda and lead to the implementation of the infrastructure of martial law that Bush recently signed into law via executive order, as well as public pronouncements from prominent officials that the West needs terrorism to save a doomed foreign policy.
“I think we’re in great danger of it,” responded the Congressman, “We’re in danger in many ways, the attack on our civil liberties here at home, the foreign policy that’s in shambles and our obligations overseas and commitment which endangers our troops and our national defense.”
“Every day we’re in worse shape and right now there’s an orchestrated effort to blame the Iranians for everything that’s gone wrong in Iraq and we’re quite concerned that the attack will be on Iran and that will jeopardize so many more of our troops, so I would say that we’re in much greater danger than we even were four or five years ago,” asserted Paul.
Go read the post itself, where I talk about both the substance of what Paul said, and about the fact that he said it on a show hosted by a nutjob like Alex Jones.
Well, that post sure did bring people out of the woodwork. 97 comments as of this morning, and most of them seem to be from people who not only support Ron Paul, which I
don’t understand, but who believe that the United States Government either (1) knew 9/11 was going to happen and let 3,000 people die as an excuse to start a war in the Middle East or (2) made 9/11 itself as part of some grand, insane, conspiracy. It’s that last part I don’t get it all. Yes, they’re entitled to believe what they want, but there are rational theories and there are crazy theories.
No amount of argument is going to convince people who believe stuff like this that they’re wrong, and no amount of evidence regarding September 11th is going to deter them from believing what they want. I just hope Congressman Paul realizes that supporters like this are not exactly helpful.