Ron Paul says friendship best way to deal with Iran

Discussion in 'Politics' started by AK Forty Seven, Nov 7, 2011.


    Paul says friendship best way to deal with Iran

    WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul says "offering friendship" to Iran, not sanctions, would be a more fruitful to achieving peace with Tehran.

    The Texas congressman says fears about Iran's nuclear program have been "blown out of proportion." He says tough penalties are a mistake because, as he says was the case in Iraq, they only hurt the local population and still paved a path to war.

    When asked on "Fox News Sunday" what he would do to deter Iran's alleged nuclear ambitions, Paul said "maybe offering friendship to them."

    Paul's remarks put him at odds with both the Bush and Obama administrations; U.S. policy has relied heavily on sanctions and diplomacy to try to convince Tehran to abandon its atomic program. Iran says its nuclear program is peaceful.
  2. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

  3. Offering friendship is a good move. We will have other options open regardles .
    being at odds with Bush and Obama can't possible be wrong. Those two clowns has costed our kids the chance to have prosperous lives.
  4. That was my initial reaction. I think Paul's point is not as naive as it sounds. His point is that if we stop trying to throw our weight around in these faraway places, we avoid sticking our hand into hornet nests. Makes sense.

    There is also a practical side. We simply cannot afford to maintain our empire. We certainly can't afford another war.
  5. Neville Chamberlain would probably agree.
  6. Crispy


    radical islam is a war on our values and way of life. If they keep sharia there we can be friends. If they want sharia here they can be my enemy.
  7. Keeping it "there" is against their charter.
  8. Maybe we should be providing an alternative instead of trying to undermine the religious values and traditions that built this country.

    Who can blame muslims for looking at what passes for popular culture here and regarding it as vulgar garbage and wanting no part of it.
  9. Crispy


    Problem with this is that it began in the 1940s. Are we to believe that the pop culture of the 40`s was that offensive to start this movement against us? I prefer to believe it was just a madman that started it.

    So again - Keep your mad ideas at home...we are friends. Bring that shit here and you can have some 30.30 up your muzzie ass and out yer filthy goat sucking mouth.


    "Al-Banna’s principal disciple was also an educator—a bureaucrat in the education department of the Egyptian government named Sayyid Qutb. Qutb caused enough trouble in Egypt to get himself awarded a traveling fellowship in 1948, the year al-Banna was killed. Regrettably for us, Qutb chose to travel to Greeley, Colorado. And although it would be hard to imagine a more inoffensive place than post-World War II Greeley, Colorado, for a man like Qutb it was Sodom and Gomorrah. He hated everything he saw: American haircuts, enthusiasm for sports, jazz, and what he called the “animal-like mixing of the sexes,” even in church. His conclusion was that Americans were “numb to faith in art, faith in religion, and faith in spiritual values altogether,” and that Muslims must regard “the white man, whether European or American . . . [as] our first enemy.”