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Paul told CNN’s “The Situation Room” host Wolf Blitzer that he would attempt to discourage the Israelis from preemptively attacking Iran to prevent them from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
“No, if I had any say or if they asked me [for my] opinion, I would try to discourage them from doing it. Why start a war? You know? Besides, I’ve heard, you know the head of the Mossad say, even if the Iranians get a nuclear weapon they would not be an existential threat.”
Paul added that he didn’t feel this was worth going to war over. “You don’t go to war over these kinds of things,” he continued. “I would try to use the foreign policy and military experts who say this would be a fallacy and use the people in Israel who are saying these things as well to show that people should stop and think before they start a war.”
The US might be in a position of moral authority to bring that about, and I really hope it would happen. But doesn't it seem as though some country or another in the UN is always vetoing something? I think China and Russia just vetoed the Syria resolution, and I know the US has vetoed a lot of stuff. World unity on any issue might be tricky.
I have a feeling that If anything of global importance were to happen, countries of the entire world would unite to stop whoever is disturbing the peace.
Absolutely agreed. Don't kill people you don't have to. You're also right that if you're going to war, let the world know and let them know why. People are going to be killed, no politician should be worrying about their reputation at a time like that.
If you have a group of 1000 men who instigate trouble in the name of a religion or in the name of their ethnic group, but really, they do NOT represent that group, then you get rid of the 1000 men.. not the group they claimed to represent.