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Ron Paul Warns US 'Democracy Promotion' Destroys Democracy Overseas

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Submitted by Ron Paul via The Ron Paul Institute,

It was almost ten years ago when, before the House International Relations Committee, I objected to the US Government funding NGOs to meddle in the internal affairs of Ukraine. At the time the “Orange Revolution” had forced a regime change in Ukraine with the help of millions of dollars from Washington.

At that time I told the Committee:

We do not know exactly how many millions—or tens of millions—of dollars the United States government spent on the presidential election in Ukraine. We do know that much of that money was targeted to assist one particular candidate, and that through a series of cut-out non-governmental organizations (NGOs)—both American and Ukrainian—millions of dollars ended up in support of the presidential candidate...

I was worried about millions of dollars that the US government-funded National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and its various related organizations spent to meddle in Ukraine’s internal affairs. But it turns out that was only the tip of the iceberg.

Last December, US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland gave a speech in which she admitted that since 1991 the US government has:

[I]nvested more than 5 billion dollars to help Ukraine...in the development of democratic institutions and skills in promoting civil society and a good form of government.

This is the same State Department official who was caught on tape just recently planning in detail the overthrow of the Ukrainian government.

That five billion dollars appears to have bought a revolution in Ukraine. But what do the US taxpayers get, who were forced to pay for this interventionism? Nothing good. Ukraine is a bankrupt country that will need tens of billions of dollars to survive the year. Already the US-selected prime minister has made a trip to Washington to ask for more money.

And what will the Ukrainians get? Their democracy has been undermined by the US-backed coup in Kiev. In democracies, power is transferred peacefully through elections, not seized by rebels in the streets. At least it used to be.

The IMF will descend on Ukraine to implement yet another of its failed rescue plans, which enrich the well-connected and international bankers at the expense of the local population. The IMF adds debt, organizes sweetheart deals for foreign corporations, and demands that the local population accept “austerity” in exchange for “reform” that never seems to produce the promised results.

The groundwork for this disaster has been laid by NED, USAID, and the army of NGOs they have funded over the years in Ukraine.

Supporters of NED and its related organizations will argue that nothing is wrong with sending US dollars to “promote democracy” overseas. The fact is, however, that NED, USAID, and the others have nothing to do with promoting democracy and everything to do with destroying democracy.

It is not democracy to send in billions of dollars to push regime change overseas. It isn’t democracy to send in the NGOs to re-write laws and the constitution in places like Ukraine. It is none of our business.

How should we promote democracy overseas? First, we should stop the real isolationists — those who seek to impose sanctions and blockades and restrictions that impede our engagement overseas. We can promote democracy with a US private sector that engages overseas. A society that prospers through increased trade ties with the US will be far more likely to adopt practices and policies that continue that prosperity and encourage peace.

In 2005, arguing against funding NED in the US foreign assistance authorization bill, I said:

The National Endowment for Democracy...has very little to do with democracy. It is an organization that uses US tax money to actually subvert democracy, by showering funding on favored political parties or movements overseas. It underwrites color-coded ‘people's revolutions’ overseas that look more like pages out of Lenin's writings on stealing power than genuine indigenous democratic movements.

Sadly, matters are even worse now. To promote democracy overseas, NED and all other meddling US government funded NGOs should be disbanded immediately.

 

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Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:01 | 4587180 newsguy68
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Detroit Plans Mass Water Shutoffs To 164,938 Residents

 

http://govtslaves.info/detroit-plans-mass-water-shutoffs-164938-resident...

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:08 | 4587219 ParkAveFlasher
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Central planning: save that water for the water cannons.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:12 | 4587240 James_Cole
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Everything Paul says is correct, but leaves out important contextualization. Are Americans ready to pay far more for everything they buy, ready to cut back on energy consumption? Because if not nothing will change until it crashes. 

The way to render these anti-democractic institutions irrelevant is a radically new approach to energy consumption, but nobody has a real appetite for that. The last president to seriously bring up the issue was promptly booted from the white house.

 

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:12 | 4587244 Manthong
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I wonder how eager the PTB would be to see foreign endowed Maidan Nezalezhnosti democracy on the Mall in DC?

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:38 | 4587368 Rakshas
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.....interesting MT.... very interesting ..... do our governments actions abroad represent an implied consent to creating such conditions at home..... after all since we are underwriting these activities, one could be forgiven for concluding that our governments policies expressed abroad through support for such actions in Syria, Libya, Egypt and Ukraine do in fact  imply consent to carry on such activities at home............. er......... don't they call that domestic terrorism?? 

 

 

 

It's 6 pm Have you bootfucked your politician today?

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 18:11 | 4587508 Manthong
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That’s where it starts to unravel.

To the psychopathic elite here, a democrat in Maidan is a terrorist in the US.

It's a hypocrisy, greed, megalomania and narcissism thing.

It will not change until they are displaced.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 18:52 | 4587732 Abi Normal
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Here here Ron Paul...why do we have to be the worlds cops?  why do we have to inject, destabalize and subvert country after country...National Interest is one thing, but what is happening now is outragious!  Looks like all of the world is getting situated for something BIG!!!!

The BIG BANG BABY!!!!

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:51 | 4587429 Boris Alatovkrap
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"Promotion for Democracy" = "Meddling Expansion of USSA influence"

Success story:

- Afghanistan

- Iraq

- Nicaragua

- Tunisia

- Libya

- Egypt

- Granada

- Philipines

- Vietnam

- Laos

- Cambodia

- Cuba

- Haiti

- Hungary

- Czech Republic

- Iran

- Kosovo

Remember, all war is bankster war!

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:52 | 4587443 The Gooch
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New bumper sticker:

Think Smedley

Act Simo

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 18:07 | 4587497 Rakshas
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You missed a couple Boris, Indonesia, although perhaps technically not a war, more of a genocidal rampage supported by charitable foundations but relevant to our Boy Barry.......

and my favourite genocidal action perpetrated by the various administrations - the War on Drugs; while started as a price support mechanism for the CIA's alternate funding program one should not ignore the death toll ......... hmmmmmm also fosters environments conducive to the growth of community organizers .... Oh look there's Barry again.......

 

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 18:44 | 4587699 TahoeBilly2012
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Try telling my progressive friends Barry was anywhere near a CIA revolution in Indonesia, they will look at you with dolls eyes.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 21:11 | 4588154 Rakshas
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Not sure revolution is the word I would use, more of a CIA instigated coup followed by a murderous reign financed by the Rokafucker frontmen supported by the intelligence gathering of the anthropoli-spies, like Stanley Ann with links to Papa Geithner, little Tims dad..... see the same names keep popping up over this little incestuous fraternity I guess when live on Olympus sooner or later you're gonna get it on with family members......

.....and all this time I thought the Manchurian Candidate was just a Book/movie....... boy don't I feel like the asshole now.....

 

 

from a while ago now.... Perhaps the ramblings of another "conspiracy nut" ..... but seems as plausible as anything coming out of DC these days.....

http://www.opinion-maker.org/2011/03/special-report-ann-dunham-soetoro/ 

and another hit piece

http://www.helpfreetheearth.com/news597_obamafather.html

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 21:41 | 4588384 rwe2late
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TahoeBilly2012

refer them here:

http://www.thesecrettruth.com/obama.htm

 

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 18:17 | 4587568 A Nanny Moose
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We will bring you Demockracy. You will like it, and you will beg for Moar!

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 18:17 | 4587571 Berspankme
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You left out a couple of S. American countries like Chile and Brasil but I get your drift

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 20:48 | 4588192 Pairadimes
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...and don't forget Somalia, Panama, Korea, Lebanon, and our many and various hilarious paramilitary misadventures in the War on Drugs in Central and South America. The number of nations NOT on the list may actually be fewer.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 21:40 | 4588375 Libertarian777
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you left out:

Bahrain

Yemen

Somalia

Sudan

Uganda

Panama

 

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 02:07 | 4589028 Boris Alatovkrap
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You are make Boris' point!

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:15 | 4587245 Freddie
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They are not promoting Democracy.   They are promoting debt serfdom to the IMF and banksters.

Don't let your kid fight and die for people who have dual citizenships.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:23 | 4587292 lordylord
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The US shouldn't even be promoting democracy.  Democracy means mob rule and it always leads to oppression of the minority.  We are a CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC!  Too bad libtards and RINOs think otherwise.  They need a good civics lesson.  You won't get one in the indoctrination programs, I mean public schools. 

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:39 | 4587372 James_Cole
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The US shouldn't even be promoting democracy.  Democracy means mob rule and it always leads to oppression of the minority.  

You've nailed it lordy, the problem in the world today (and of course USA) is clearly too much democracy.

Gawddamn peons have taken over and dear leaders everywhere are powerless to stop these drooling lunatics! 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yt49DsfKDMc

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:45 | 4587401 DelusionalGrandeur
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I think one of the greatest hoodwinks achieved by our government was to instill this thought about democracy. Try and argue the fact that we were founded as a Constitutional Republic and people look at you cross eyed and bewildered. I guess its no wonder civics classes have disappeared from our schools and now obombya and his libtards are pushing this damned common core standard crap. I just don't get how low we have to go before we wake up to the fact that we're getting screwed left and right.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:53 | 4587446 lordylord
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I used to argue this point with liberals.  But then I learned that it is futile exercise because they don't understand the difference between a democracy and a republic.  Any argument with a liberal probably requires a few months of effort to explain to them basic economic theory, basic rational thinking, basic concepts of moral reasoning and ethics, and basic concepts in governance. 

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 18:42 | 4587689 Freddie
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"Democracy died tonight!"

https://www.google.com/#q=democracy+died+video+wisconsin

Union boy in Wisconsin crying like a little bitch about democracy dying.  LOL!

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 09:42 | 4589681 rwe2late
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lordylord

 So, oppression of the majority by a minority is so much better,  is it ??

Only if one desires to LORD it over others.

Democracy does NOT mean "mob rule".

Nor does being democratic rule out representative government.

What is needed is a LIMITED government that is democratic.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:25 | 4587298 McMolotov
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Responses to Ron Paul's comments:

"Drone him!" —Barry O'Bomber

"Drone him!" —Hitlery Clitwart

"Drone him!" —John McStain

"Drone him!" —Bill Kristol-Meth

Fascism is a lot easier to implement when people are misled into believing there are two competing political parties instead of only one.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:58 | 4587465 BigJim
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Yes, let the serfs keep toiling! And drone anyone who might threaten the status quo!

Here we see good old-fashioned, across-the-aisle, bi-partisan agreement.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:33 | 4587319 layman_please
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IMF, exactly. as james rickards is suggesting, only clean balance-sheet left, opposed to all the major insolvent central banks when marked to market, is IMF's and soon they will start printing SDR-s which they have done already but to a relatively small extent. at the moment, major powers including usa and russia are proposing reforms to empower IMF so the financial control is shifting from elected governments and state central banks to supra-international technocrat ruled IMF in front our of our very eyes in real time.

James Rickards-Dollar Going to Collapse 80% or 90% or More

 

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:38 | 4587366 QQQBall
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Wring you hands over the past penny? Dollar purchasing pwoer has been collapsing sicne 1913. 

 

 

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 19:13 | 4587806 koncaswatch
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The IMF and the BIS are indeed leading the charge to NWO ala Eurozone as the model. Mr. Paul is our Nigel Farage; but I wish he had Nigel's fire and brimstone.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 01:21 | 4588968 zerohedgejjxxzz12
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Ron Paul had tremedous fire, checkout this 1988 video  http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ron%20paul%201988&sm=3

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 18:16 | 4587561 A Nanny Moose
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Necessity being the mother of invention, how do you know prices would rise?

War is very expensive. Monoply is inefficient. We've lived off the most powerful, inefficient, war-making monoply the planet has ever seen. Perhaps prices are artificially high now?

Let's try using competition, rather than protectionism and coercive monopoly, for once. What do you say?

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:16 | 4587259 john39
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Democracy has turned out to be a bit of a failed experiment around the world... like most other forms of government.   The problem is that societies just have not been able to stand up to the truly evil among us, who will do anything and everything to ensure that they control the reigns of power, whatever appearances might be.   You don't need a single dictator if you can manipulate the ignorant masses to do your bidding...  better to hide in the shadows anyway in case the peasants do occainsonally fight back.

 

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:28 | 4587307 lordylord
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Democracy leads to oppression of the minority.  That is why the founding fathers instituted a constitutional republic.  Democracy means mob rule and the mob is usually composed of ignorant easily controlled people.  

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:46 | 4587400 Harbanger
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That only worked until the minority became the majority.  LBJ knew this, Obama knows this, we're making progress bitchez. Now they want a democracy. Where the new minority is not protected by the same laws which protected the new majority.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:02 | 4587184 Pairadimes
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Doesn't seem to do much for it at home, either.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:06 | 4587197 q99x2
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Hey that's Ron Paul. That's my President. I voted for him. He's the only politician I ever donated money too. I gave him a portion of my FAFSA. I should've gave him more. He doesn't like them globalists and the FED none.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 18:06 | 4587377 Ralph Spoilsport
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"He's the only politician I ever donated money too."

I think I got audited because I donated to his campaign in 2012 and in 2008. It's still worth it.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 18:45 | 4587701 Greenskeeper_Carl
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Going to see him speak in Orlando in a couple weeks, never seen him in person before. How cool is my wife for agreeing to do this on our wedding anniversary?

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 19:15 | 4587821 koncaswatch
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Sounds like she's a keeper.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:05 | 4587201 Der Wille Zur Macht
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Dr. Paul, insightful as usual. American Democracy, instated abroad, is anything but.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:38 | 4587367 Chupacabra-322
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Dr Paul is the lone sane voice in an insane District of Criminals discourse.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:08 | 4587206 ebworthen
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National Endowment for Democracy (NED)?

Funny, I always thought the aegis for democracy had to come from within.

Reminds me of the National Endowment for the Arts paying to display a crucifix in a jar of urine.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:17 | 4587263 sixsigma cygnus...
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Sadly, the Constitution may as well be displayed in that same jar...

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:19 | 4587273 BlindMonkey
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That pretty much sums up the concept of imposed democracy.  Iraq fingers should have been urine yellow vs. purple after voting.

 

 

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:07 | 4587210 y3maxx
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...Obama's "Democracy" is really "Corporate Facism".

Potus Obama is hands down, the worst ever American President, and its best ever Golfer.

food for thought

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:18 | 4587270 wmbz
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I wish I could agree because I loath the ass-clown. However I believe Woodrow Wilson ranks number one in the worst President catagory. Obozo is possitively our greatest embarassment, punk, stooge, bad joke, fuck-up, America as it was founded hater ever.

Also a very poor golfer, basketball player, bike rider and on and on. Ike would have kicked his ass on a golf course on his worst day.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:48 | 4587420 cossack55
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Ya just gotta throw old Teddy the Rough Rider in their for at least runner-up worst.  Pure psycho.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 18:04 | 4587495 Harbanger
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And don't forget LBJ's Great Society.  It's coincidence that they're all demoncrats.  I know, it doesn't matter, They're all the same now.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:41 | 4587386 trader1
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no, obama's not the worst. he's just very ineffective for whatever reason.  if it's because he can't keep his word, then he isn't the first president guilty of that crime...

if by worst, one means the presidents who top ticked the peak of pax americana, then the awards go to none other than clinton and bush i.

a dot com bubble to bust followed by a bloodlust for radical cavemen and fraudulent invasion of a sovereign.

are americans sure that's what they want to be remembered for?

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:45 | 4587406 Dr. Engali
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I've lived through a lot of presidents and Zero is by far the worst I've experienced. I've never witnessed anything like this guy.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 18:56 | 4587739 Greenskeeper_Carl
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Ya but its hard to quantify how much damage is done to the idea of a constitutional republic while he is still on office. We can now look back and see what massive amount of damage was done to the idea of a limited govt by wilson and the federal reserve creation/income tax, FDR and his gold confiscation, LBJ and the 'war on poverty' and Nixon severing the link to gold. I guess it depends on how you define worst president ever, but it's hard to imagine anything he has done topping that. I would go with indefinately detention/NDAA but FDR pretty much crossed that line decades ago.
Edit- didn't downvote you, and I'm not defending Obama, just offering some perspective.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 19:24 | 4587860 koncaswatch
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Because of my Grandfather's relentless indoctrination about FDR (all true I might add) I thought he was the worst president ever; even after I lived as an adult throught the Carter years. But, this guy is the ultimate puppet for the banksters who whenever he gets a chance drives a stake in the Republic's heart. Democracy is in folks, we will die under democratic mob rule (at least I will).

Heaven help our children they're screwed.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:07 | 4587214 xamax
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We think S&P500 will anyway hit 2400 by year end,though the NGO funding should be investigated by senate.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:09 | 4587229 rosiescenario
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We only "install" democracy when a powerful special interest group is best served.

 

Are we bothering with any "installations" in sub-saharan africa?

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:24 | 4587297 Harbanger
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Don't forget Bill Clinton’s failures in Somalia and Rwanda.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:44 | 4587395 Dr. Engali
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Define failures? You don't really think the U.S is sincere about helping fledgling democracies do you?

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:49 | 4587430 Harbanger
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Failure is anything a progressive or neocon presents as a solution.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 19:15 | 4587820 Dr. Engali
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My point is they accomplished exactly what they wanted to accomplish so in their eyes it's a success.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:45 | 4587404 Rakshas
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I think we are adopting and entropy policy ..... support chaos and maintain military installations, after all if there is no central government or leader who is to say we don't have a 99 year lease on that base right? it all seems pretty legit to me...../sarc

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:10 | 4587235 perelmanfan
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Ron Paul is perhaps the last American adult.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:10 | 4587236 Robot Traders Mom
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Crazy Uncle Ron, making sense again...The silver lining to him not being elected is that the collapse won't be blamed on him. Instead, it will be blamed on each other by the rival political goons in the two-party game...

 

www.TopTheNews.com 

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:21 | 4587285 ebworthen
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http://www.topthenews.com/

Agree (and your link was broken).

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:21 | 4587277 Ariadne
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This is not "democracy" creation. This is forceably carrying out the imperialist objectives of a foreign power called the United Nations, for the profit of a criminal minority, to the detriment of everyone else. As was

the Korean 'police action'

the Vietnam 'police action'

the Iraq 'police action'

the Afghanistan 'police action'

and whatever the cabal pays political puppets to do for them. 

Mr. Congressman, after 30 years in Washington DC you can do better. Tell us something significant that we don't already know.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 21:45 | 4588405 Libertarian777
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'police action' ... coming soon to a city near you!

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:27 | 4587305 Zymurguy
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There goes Uncle Paul saying completely sane, logical and adult comments no other representatives will pay any attention to.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:41 | 4587382 Chupacabra-322
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Perhaps it's because the Criminal Representatives are just that, Criminals. They're also raging Sociopaths & Psychopaths.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 18:02 | 4587483 Loucleve
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and this is why he was SHUT OUT of the Repuklican national convention.

Think OIL.  Oil companies.  and qatari nat gas to europe.  for our middle eastern friends.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 18:03 | 4587485 goldhedge
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Sad

Ron Paul must feel like he's pissing into the wind a lot.

 

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 18:17 | 4587570 22winmag
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Ron Paul... great guy.

 

He is also living proof that significant, genuine change can never and will never occur working within an utterly corrupt system. It is a waste of time to pretend otherwise.

 

The system must be burned to the ground and the ground from which it sprang salted lest it sprout anew.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 19:42 | 4587931 Greenskeeper_Carl
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i disagree that his time in congress was a waste of time. He may have been the only dissenting voice against everything that was unconstitutional, and he may not have gotten any bills through congress, but his position as a congressman has given him the platform and audience to educate and awaken millions of young people to what is being done to them by the govt and federal reserve. He worked within the system, and has enlightened many millions to the injustice of that system, and he continues to do more. We could use more people willing to 'waste their time' in such a manner

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 18:27 | 4587614 windcatcher
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People should realize that $5 BILLION is a lot of money for a small country like the Ukraine, but wait; the USA is filthy rich nation!

 

It is rare that you see a Libertarian stand up for our overthrown Democracy that they helped to overthrow.

 

NGOs are a false front for the Oligarch (they  hate Democracy) to infiltrate the opposition. As John Rockefeller once remarked “The best way to defeat your opposition is to organize it yourself”.

Ban NGOs!

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 18:31 | 4587644 commoncourtesy
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There is nothing quite so tempting as a poorly managed country with exploitable resources and assets like food, energy, and people. Recent example - Cyprus indebted to IMF. Citizens savings stollen via Bank Bail-In -http://cyprus-mail.com/2014/03/16/it-wasnt-just-money-we-lost/  Country stripped of all resources and assets notably, the IMF and EU governments demand Cyprus privatise i.e sell off it's valuable ports, public utilities, schools, hospitals, and companies, among them of course, state oil companies (which are ordered to close) to reduce state debt.

Sound familiar? By the way this comes as Cyprus, Greece, Turkey and Syria strike a MAJOR Gas and Oil Bonanza -http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-new-mediterranean-oil-and-gas-bonanza/29609 As if by magic Companies like KPMG are right there to advise investors on Oil and Gas exploration in Cyprus. In addition a new private entity, the Public Gas Corporation, was founded, details of the low Cyprus corporate tax on offer of 10% and the 0% basic tax free status of their venture. Voila, how to enslave a Country. Steal everything. Using a large loan a private company buys a long standing family business that has no substantial debt, then causes the acquired company to take out a big loan, the proceeds of which are paid to the new owner as a dividend, thereby extinguishing the owner's original debt.The transfer most likely avoids tax in any country. They strip all money/capital from Company assets and property, then add inflation to their goods and services (all consumer prices rise in the Country because all goods have interest added to them). The  company now labours under a large debt, restricting its ability to borrow for genuine business purposes and requiring higher prices for its goods or services in order to pay the interest, which may be set against profit for tax purposes. Not only does the loan carry a high rate of interest but, the new owner may even have a beneficial interest in the lending organisation. Mission accomplished, Country take-over and bankruptcy, people on their knees indebted forever... One World Order.

 

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 18:36 | 4587666 Seer
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Interesting that there's no mention of IRI (International Republican Institute http://www.iri.org/).  Why is that so, Ron?

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 18:36 | 4587668 falak pema
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Hegemony promotion destroys democracy both abroad as at home. 

Why use words that don't mean what they say...

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 18:45 | 4587703 BullyBearish
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When all you can do is Destroy, Indenture, Extort...then everyone looks like a mark

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 20:07 | 4588039 franciscopendergrass
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There is nothing like promoting democracy and free markets by redistributing the wealth of Americans to support banksters, oil lobby and the military-industrial complex abroad.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 01:44 | 4588995 zerohedgejjxxzz12
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I remember several years ago when I first herd about Ron Paul, I asked my father who he was and what he thought of him. His reply was that he was a kook.

It is several years later and I have spent many many hrs reading and watching Ron Paul videos.

I absolutley love this man and what he stands for. I was so hopeful that he would be running against Obumner for the presidency. I truly believe that the US. and the world truly needed the medicine that he was trying to prescribe. He truly understands the fiat monetary system and the mess the world is in. The other politicians are not leaders, they are opportunists, filling there pockets with the help from corruption under the guise of of being a leader.

 I am afraid that the system is so corrupt that it will never be fixed and we the people will be suffering!

The biggest problem in front of us all, is the lack of education. We all need to put down the phone or video game, and educate ourselves and others about fiat currency and true leadership, and dont believe what the MSM and Obumner is tricking you to believe.

 

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 04:30 | 4589132 SmittyinLA
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One of the first thing Putin did to stop the oligarch looting was reign in NGOs perverting elections, something Amerika should do.

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