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The Problem with Ron Paul: CODEPINK Founder Praises Paul

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posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 04:35 PM
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Codepink founder praising Paul. Why? His foreign policy of course. His Achilles heal and also why I could never support him with full faith.


His stated position on Iran to “let Israel deal with it,” and this squares perfectly with his admission that he would not send American troops to Germany to stop Hitler if all Hitler were doing was killing Jews. Paul’s exact words: “No, I wouldn’t. I wouldn’t risk American lives to do that. If someone wants to do that on their own because they want to do that, well, that’s fine, but I wouldn’t do that.”

And for those who are keeping count, early in the primary debate season he talked of cutting foreign aid across the board, Israel included.

Paul has blamed the U.S. for the 9/11 attacks and has said of the death of Osama bin Laden that arresting him the way we arrested Khalid Sheikh Mohammed would have been better. His exact words concerning the killing of bin Laden: “I don't think it was necessary, no. It absolutely was not necessary.”

So it should come as no surprise that Paul’s latest supporter is not someone you’d see at the Republican National Convention, unless you saw them there protesting the presence of Sarah Palin.



Who is it? It’s CODEPINK founder Medea Benjamin, who’s now on record saying: “I think Ron Paul has a remarkable position when it comes to U.S. foreign policy, and his call for no war on Iran is something that many of us support.”


What a glowing endorsement. Never thought I'd see the day when CODEPINK would support a Republican (in name only).

www.breitbart.com...

Talk amongst yourselves...

Sorry Ron you lost me with you distorted foreign policy approach that is coming way out of Left Field. Should have toned it down a bit.




posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 04:51 PM
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I'm not seeing the problems with his foreign policy.

Can you point them out?




posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 04:58 PM
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yes jibeho, it is very unfortunate he supports peace in his foreign policy

if only he well for the corruption of all the other candidates to support global american world policing and foriegn conquests

maybe he would get more media coverage and support...

its a shame americans feel so insecure that they believe they need to take preventative measures to stop wars that they are provoking



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 04:58 PM
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I thought it was the intervention of the current foreign policy that the rest of the world has issues with.

Without out it you can expect fewer terrorists I imagine.



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 05:00 PM
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Paul is an idealist and so are his supporters the simple fact is life never has or will ever live up to our ideals.

Sticking your head in the sand and thinking happy happy thoughts hasn't worked out so well in fact they have led to the last decade.

As long as this nation exists there will always be those who want to destroy it some people wear that banner openly others not so much.

Cant stand Codepink.
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posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 05:01 PM
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personal i favor his foriegn policy above the other candidates mostly because i dont want a war with Iran and i think it can be avoided we dont need to obliterate every 3rd world country. i stand with ron paul on this election.



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 05:08 PM
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Codepink endorsed Paul...Paul did not endorse them. So I don't see how their endorsement of RP is "the problem".

From your link:



Moreover, Veterans for Peace, a group that was in John Kerry’s camp during the 2004 presidential election, is also right there for Paul. This means Paul has pretty much wrapped up the support of those who’ve made their name protesting our military at every turn in the road.


Has it come to the point in this election cycle where the GOP and their supporters will bash a veterans group advocating peace? Do we have to demonize every group or person that says : "Hey, war may not be the answer"?

Or do my fellow Republicans only support troops that want to kill on demand?



Republican (in name only).


Actually, the Republican party has a history of being elected because of their non-interventionist platform. Vietnam anyone?

Republican in name only? Only if you don't know the definition of what it is to be a republican.


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Sticking your head in the sand and thinking happy happy thoughts hasn't worked out so well in fact they have led to the last decade.


Umm, we have been at war the past ten years Neo. Didn't you notice....or was your head stuck in Hannity's crack?
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posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 05:10 PM
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CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end U.S. funded wars and occupations, to challenge militarism globally, and to redirect our resources into health care, education, green jobs and other life-affirming activities.


What a disgusting agenda.

End militarism? Redirect resources to health care, education, and green energy?

How repulsive!

Its 'merica's way to murder "threatening" oil rich nations and have a dumb as a box of crap population

Who does this code pink think they are?!!!

Don't they know Iran may or may not be working on a nuclear bomb?!! This isn't like some threat of north korea that actually has a bomb and keeps threatening japan...but this is iran...we think they probably may be considering making one.

Just cant make sense of them thar liberals sometimes.



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 05:11 PM
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Originally posted by neo96
Paul is an idealist and so are his supporters the simple fact is life never has or will ever live up to our ideals.

With that kind of attitude towards a set of principles or ideas you'll never be able to live up them obviously


Sticking your head in the sand and thinking happy happy thoughts hasn't worked out so well in fact they have led to the last decade.

Yes! Thats it right there, think angry thoughts! pull the trigger and ask questions later!



As long as this nation exists there will always be those who want to destroy it some people wear that banner openly others not so much.

Yes like Al Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden, Sadam Hussein, and the Taliban!
Funny thing is they were all established, trained, funded, and supported by American's and American intelligence agencies
Yes lets go half way across the world in a war that no one supports, based an incident that was improperly investigated (911), and bomb civilian neighbourhoods looking for middle eastern men in caves who don't exist and don't pose a threat to American national security. Makes perfect sense. NOT!



Cant stand Codepink.

Cant stand ignorance & violence



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 05:15 PM
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Originally posted by sheepslayer247
Has it come to the point in this election cycle where the GOP and their supporters will bash a veterans group advocating peace? Do we have to demonize every group or person that says : "Hey, war may not be the answer"?

Or do my fellow Republicans only support troops that want to kill on demand?


In a word, yes..only stupid smelly hippys don't love war.
Your either with us (the military) or against us!

-snip-
edit on 6-3-2012 by SaturnFX because: removed video. had a naughty socialist word on it. must adhere to the overlords rules




posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 05:16 PM
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Originally posted by SaturnFX

CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end U.S. funded wars and occupations, to challenge militarism globally, and to redirect our resources into health care, education, green jobs and other life-affirming activities.


What a disgusting agenda.

End militarism? Redirect resources to health care, education, and green energy?

How repulsive!

I know right? People who want to redirect their investments into such things are living in lala land, their own fantasy world!

We need more guns! More bombs! More wars! That'll solve the worlds problems!

This is why I wouldn't vote for Ron Paul! NOT!



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 05:23 PM
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Originally posted by neo96

Sticking your head in the sand and thinking happy happy thoughts hasn't worked out so well in fact they have led to the last decade.



Sticking heads in the sand lead to the last decade? What? Really? We've been a war based economy since world war 2. Sticking our heads in "other peoples" sand actually caused the events of the last decade.

I think he wants to go back to the old way, e.g. not Preemptively striking, not playing world Police (with the usual destabilization occurring as a result), not playing the part of a Roman Empire, so forth. You know, not having military bases in nearly every country in the world kind of thing. Not promoting a world economy centered on War.

The old way means when we are provoked we authorize Congress to vote on going to War. How is that sticking your head in the sand? We defend ourselves when need be, otherwise we do not attack. Simple enough.

Technically it's adhering to a clear and concise methodology of engaging in war, rather then a model that is basically pushed by war profit. Our current methodology has killed millions worldwide, and made a few people very rich. We are in the midst of blow back from a Military Industrial Complex that even Eisenhower warned us about.

How is the actions of the Nazi Empire during the 30s and 40s any different to our last 50 years?

We portray ourselves as the good guys and act in a slower manner, not to overly stir the pot, but is there any real difference?
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posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 05:26 PM
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Originally posted by Planet teleX
I thought it was the intervention of the current foreign policy that the rest of the world has issues with.

Without out it you can expect fewer terrorists I imagine.


No dude, they hate us for our freedom!
Prophet Bush told us this...dont you listen to the news?!!
Freedom...they hate freedom...

You forgot this? You lack concentration.



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 05:32 PM
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Originally posted by SaturnFX

What a disgusting agenda.

End militarism? Redirect resources to health care, education, and green energy?

How repulsive!


I know I threw up just reading that... What are you gonna do with healthcare anyways?
That's what aspirin is for...



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 05:34 PM
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Sorry CodePink. Fail

Ron Paul's foreign policy Fail. No President Ron Paul in our future.



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 05:45 PM
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So you pass over all the comments so far to post a video of some nutbags?

Hmmm, I must have missed the part where Ron Paul comes out of the bushes and screams "Death to the troops".

You guys are getting desperate. Are you insecure or something.....do you need a hug?



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 05:45 PM
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Originally posted by mastahunta
I know I threw up just reading that... What are you gonna do with healthcare anyways?
That's what aspirin is for...


Wait...it is used for health?
Wow...I thought it was strictly for contraception.

Is there anything aspirin cant do?!!
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posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 05:46 PM
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Originally posted by Rockdisjoint
I'm not seeing the problems with his foreign policy.

Can you point them out?



Well the last time we did it we ended up with two World Wars. Thats why we switched to a policy of acting early and far away instead of later on our door step when the entire planet is in flames.



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 05:57 PM
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I don't have a beef with Code Pink and I certainly don't have a beef with Ron Paul, which is why I voted for him today, as did my husband and several of our friends.

So I don't know what the problem is, other than some liberals support him?

Is it a matter of trying to get to the whitehouse or is it a matter of hating liberals and not being able to agree with anything that a gasp...liberal...might agree with?



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 06:25 PM
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What a load of BS if people really want to go down this road fine lets talk about who funded who trained who

There were a lot of cooks in that kitchen from Pakistan to Iran to Saudi Arabia and yet no one ever mentions that and ALWAYS blame the Us.

9-11 wasn't investigated properly?

Right no point in responding anything further

Yeah can't stand ignorant fools myself peoplehave no clue of what the hell they are talking about.

en.wikipedia.org...


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