Ron Paul: “If I Were an Iranian I’d Like to Have Nuclear Weapons, too, Because You Gain Respect From Them (Israel)”

Yesterday: Ron Paul told Israeli Haaretz News, “I am not anti-Semitic.”
Today: Ron Paul told supporters, “If I were an Iranian, I’d like to have a nuclear weapon, too, because you gain respect from them. (Israel)”

The LA Times reported, via Pat Dollard:

Reporting from Perry, Iowa—
Defending himself against charges of isolationism, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul told voters in Iowa on Thursday that western sanctions against Iran are “acts of war” that are likely to lead to an actual war in the Middle East.

Paul, one of the leading contenders to win next week’s Iowa caucuses, said Iran would be justified in responding to the sanctions by blocking the flow of oil through the Strait of Hormuz. He compared the western sanctions to a hypothetical move by China to block the Gulf of Mexico, which Americans would consider an act of war…

…Apparently alluding to Israel and its nuclear-weapons arsenal, Paul said that “if I were an Iranian, I’d like to have a nuclear weapon, too, because you gain respect from them.”

More… Ron Paul: I wrote most of the newsletters but not the “ten” or so sentences people don’t like.

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  • Mick

    Ron Paul is 100% Lunitron!

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Ron Paul told supporters, “If I were an Iranian, I’d like to have a nuclear weapon, too, because you gain respect from them.

    Sounds suspiciously like an apologist for the Mad Mullahs…

  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    If Ron Paul even gets close to winning the Presidency, I’m doubling my ammo cache!

  • pink tie Republican

    Funny how no one knows what a Semite really is. Semite, Hebrew and Jew are all equated in today’s media, yet they are very different things.

  • Craig

    Michele Bachmann chair defects to Ron Paul


    In a shock announcement Wednesday night, Iowa state senator and onetime Michele Bachmann campaign leader Kent Sorenson declared that he is now supporting Ron Paul for president.

    Sorenson made the announcement at a Paul rally with veterans here in Des Moines, telling the crowd: “I believe we’re at a turning point in this campaign.”

    Calling the decision to abandon Bachmann a painful one, Sorenson said he felt obligated to join Paul as the “Republican establishment” tries to undermine his campaign.

    “I thought it was my duty to come to his aid. Sorenson said, pledging to go all-out for Paul over the next few days.

    To cheers from the crowd, he continued: “We’re going to take Ron Paul all the way to the White House.”

  • Craig

    “Apparently alluding to Israel and its nuclear-weapons arsenal”

    Apparently alluding? WTF! He was saying that a country who has nuclear weapons gets respect because of it’s nuclear arsenal. And he is RIGHT.

    Do you think, USA would be feared or respected, without them. NO And it’s the same thing for every countries who has THEM.

    Your fu…ng medias are so biased and corrupted with their distortions, it’s not even funny.

  • MJ

    Im not anti semitic, Im not anti semitic.

    Bla bla bla with ru Paul and his merry band of DADT supporting WACKJOBS

  • Remco Kimber

    Loony Tunes,

  • Texas_Treeroach

    Clarification on #1:

    For those of you who don’t know what a Lunitron is – A Lunitron is a particle that refuses to revolve around any recognizable nucleus. Its composition is unstable and (by comparison) is indefinable by all physical, reasonable and political standards.

    It does, however, adhere to (and shows a preference for) elements comprised of idealitonium, isolationonium, and gold with trace elements of puritanicum.

    Any particle coming in contact with a Lunitron is subject to unpredictable interactions, and is likely to lose its own identity.

  • gee!

    #3 bing…………..i double mine under Obama………..if Paul is elected i’ll tripple mine……..just sayin

  • Bonanza driver

    Despite what Iowans think, RP is a fringe candidate who will never break out of single digit support nationally…He is a senile crank, a walking gaff-omatic, with virtually no redeaming qualities. The perennial Presidential candidate feeding his ego, spouting his bull$hit, and lapping up the attention of the lunatic fringe…Please Texas, retire this gasbag.

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  • Charlie

    WTF! Has he lost his mind?

    Makes one wonder if it was ever there in the first place.

  • MikeSilver

    I don’t think he is anti-Israel. He is really pro-Islamist.

  • flameofjudah

    Poor lil grandma Paul….she aint get no respect from da Joos…

  • usamopatriot

    You are so right. I’m continually amazed at what happens to seemingly rational people when they become infected with paulitis. It’s rather scary and is causing me to loose confidence in the discernment of the average American.

  • Patty

    Paul, one of the leading contenders to win next week’s Iowa caucuses. This in itself is a surprise.

    Hear he has a great ground campaign. Referring to Israel or not Nuclear Weapons in the hands of tyrants is scary. Sanctions are on Iran because of their threats.

    The Iranian government’s threat to block oil shipments from the Persian Gulf further inflames the fight over the Keystone XL, a proposed 1,700-mile pipeline that would bring 700,000 barrels of oil a day from Canada to the U.S.

    It will also all but ensure that fights over higher gasoline prices and energy security will be a central issue in the 2012 elections. But energy experts say that in reality, construction of the Keystone pipeline probably wouldn’t do much to change the global impact of the Iranian threats.

    The standoff over Keystone is already resonating in the 2012 campaigns: Environmentalists fiercely oppose the pipeline, saying it will worsen global warming by creating a market for oil extracted from Canadian tar sands. The process creates up to 70 percent more greenhouse gases than conventional oil production.

    Republicans and the oil industry say building the pipeline will reduce U.S. dependence on Middle Eastern oil and create thousands of jobs. President Obama had hoped to avoid attacks from both sides by delaying a final approval of the pipeline until after the 2012 elections. But Republicans inserted a provision in last week’s payroll tax-cut extension law, requiring Obama to decide within 60 days.
    The move put Obama in a terrible position politically, as his opponents know. If he approves the pipeline, he risks losing crucial support from his political base. If he nixes it, Republicans will attack, saying he has kept the U.S. dependent on volatile sources of foreign oil – a situation highlighted by this week’s standoff with Iran. The State Department indicates two months simply isn’t enough time to complete the studies necessary for a final decision.

    But Republicans pounced on this week’s Iranian threat to cut off access to the Strait of Hormuz, which could block transportation of most oil exports from the Persian Gulf. They said the developments highlight the need for a project that could replace up to half of U.S. oil imports from the Middle East.

    Already, the threats by the Iranian government sent the price of oil to more than $100 a barrel early on Wednesday.

  • Patty



    Personally, if Obama has any guts he would start Canada’s XL pipeline, now. Then we drill like we never have before. Iran can be blown out of the water. That isn’t going to happen because they know we can do it with our Excellent Naval Forces.

    Paul will never be president. But for what he has said about Iran and Nuclear development is true to a point. Tyrants want power and if it is nuclear to prove they can be link other nations then that is that. Horrible thought but the want to look powerful. But Israel needs respect and Paul from what I see has no respect for Israel. Read here, recent posting.

  • Craig

    To Patty, # 17

    Today, Jesse Ventura cited as an example the response of the United States to Iran’s announcement that if may block the Strait of Hormuz if the United States and the EU impose a crippling embargo – essentially an act of war – on the country. The U.S. has vowed to respond if Iran blocks the strategic waterway.

    He compared the latest actions of the U.S. to an earlier embargo – the oil embargo imposed on Japan by the United States that ultimately resulted in the attack on Pearl Harbor and the start of the Second World War.

    Jesse Ventura Endorses Ron Paul as the Only Anti-war Candidate

  • Craig

    Why get oil from Canada, Patty? You have more oil than us. Start drilling in your own country. Oh, I forgot, the establishment doesn’t want that. It wants to get oil from Islamist countries…. their friends, so Al-Qaeda will keep working for them…lol. What a screwed-up country you have become.