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Buchanan: What Happens in Iran and Syria is None of Our Business

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posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 03:53 PM

On February 17, Patrick Buchanan wrote that it was the “incessant clamor from the left” that resulted in his removal as a political analyst from MSNBC.

But as a recent interview with RT shows, it is not Buchanan’s supposed “white supremacist ideology,” as Color of Change ludicrously charged, that got him fired, but his common sense views on U.S. foreign policy, views that often intersect with the views of another pariah and thorn in the side of the establishment, Ron Paul.

As the drums of war grow stronger, the establishment media, including a supposedly liberal establishment, are purging their ranks of critics like Buchanan. In a normal, non-Bizarro world, Ron Paul would be an ideal candidate for antiwar Democrats. Instead, he is portrayed by the corporate media (when he is portrayed at all) as a dangerous crank who would allow al-Qaeda to run rampant.

As Patrick Buchanan notes, what happens in Iran and Syria is none of our business and it certainly does not endanger our national security. How is it, Buchanan muses, the U.S. is worried about non-existent nuclear weapons in Iran when Israel has 300 or more sophisticated nukes and the systems to deliver them?

Pat Buchanan: 300 nukes in Israel yet Iran a threat?

Pat Buchanan, in his usual role as espouser of common sense, calls an intervention in Syria a grave mistake. Not only would it be a mistake but there is absolutely no justifiable reason for intervention. Al-Assad is of course not a good man, he is a dictator, but we cannot go around the world routing out any and every perceived dictator. The world cannot be “made safe for democracy” through force of arms. There were dictators in the past and shall be more in the future.

As for Iran he argues that they pose absolutely no current threat to the United States. The only time we should consider military intervention is when our national interests are being directly threatened. Iran poses no such threat. Only members of AIPAC, the Israeli government, and the Neoconservative movement actually desire a conflict with Iran. Pat goes even further and states that Iran is not currently pursuing a nuclear weapon yet Israel has three-hundred; so who is the existential threat to who?

Infowars pandered whether Pat’s dismissal from MSNBC actually had anything to do with a supposed “white nationalism” being espoused in his book. Perhaps that was just a cover for silencing him for opposing endless overseas intervention and being an outspoken critic of Israel’s influence over the United States.

posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 04:43 PM
reply to post by Misoir

No it is our business about what is going on in Syria and Iran. This is not the same world that Bucky grew up in and merely forgetting about the problems will not make them go away.

If America simply forgets about Iran and Syria it will motivate them to conduct terrorist attacks against America while he have forgotten about them.

posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 05:06 PM
reply to post by Dryson

Do you mean the world of a massive rival superpower with tens of thousands of nuclear weapons aimed at our nation, ready to whipe the earth clean several times over on any given day? Or how about the world of the Cuban Missile Crisis where just ninety miles from Florida the Soviets established a base in Cuba which could send lunge missiles into our nation at break-neck speed? I suppose you worked as a top advisor to three US Presidents during this time as well.

Pat has learned over the years what should and should not be done. Who is and is not a threat. For you to claim that he grew up in some world where ignoring problems, such as a giant red menace with an itchy finger and desire for your destruction, is horribly ignorant.

edit on 2/22/2012 by Misoir because: (no reason given)

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