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Stirring Up A Hornet’s Nest

by @ 6:55 am on July 14, 2007. Filed under 2008 Election, Blogging, Politics, Ron Paul, The Liberty Papers

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.

4 Responses to “Stirring Up A Hornet’s Nest”

  1. bret says:

    Obviously, the Gulf of Tonkin incident was for real! What’s so controversial about that?

    And who cares if a bunch of truthers support Ron Paul? Apparently you do, and about 5 other bloggers. That’s it, as far as I can tell. YAWN.

  2. steve says:

    Ron Paul does not believe 9/11 was an inside job. It’s sad to see so many supporters trying to portray him as believing so.

    He is, however, the most consistent, principled, honest man in this race. I hope he will be judged by his record and not by his supporters.

  3. Scott McDonnell says:

    “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,”

    Wow… you really are THAT f*cking stupid…

    Did your parents drop you on your head?

    It’s interesting that “The Liberty Papers” is nothing about Liberty, and that Prison Planet (supposedly a haven of truth) has very little to do with truth.

    I realize you and AJ have an agenda (even Hitler was better at keeping HIS hidden) but Ron Paul’s support is SO real that even you two assclowns can not break it.

    If Ron Paul actually said what you both claimed he said, I would simply pass on the article, because it is a non-subject anyway. I take issue only with the fact that you and Alex are both lying about it, even after being corrected, which shows everyone that you clearly have some motive to steer this in some particular direction.

  4. Scott,

    There was a typo in the quoted paragraph that shouldn’t have been there. What I don’t understand is people who are dumb enough to fall for the crap that Alex Jones sells.

    I support Ron Paul, though I don’t think he has a chance of winning the nomination, but it bothers me significantly that he associates with people like Alex Jones.

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