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    Re: Ron Paul slams US on Crimea crisis and says Russia sanctions are an 'act of war'

    He is right.

    What business is it of ours what goes on over there. Russia wants to recognize Crimea as an independent state and not part of the Ukraine, fine. who cares.

    But to put sanctions on a country for doing so is insane.

    I guess the Obama Admin. just wants to get one foreign policy thing right before he is out of office....looks like the wait continues.
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    Re: Ron Paul slams US on Crimea crisis and says Russia sanctions are an 'act of war'

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    According to that nutbag, other nations can do anything but if the US so much as sneezes it's an "act of war".

    At this point, one would think everyone is aware of his lunacy. Yet, some people still take his comments on foreign policy as legit.


    He and his son exist on the backs of idiots. Obviously, they know it. They're just manipulating stupid gullible people and providing fodder for wannabe jihadists.
    Nah he's just a batty old man. My late grandfather was the same way, down to the ideology. They even looked alike. Smartest man I ever met, a nuclear researcher and a college professor, but outright batty. I have no doubt Ron Paul believes every word he says, passionately. He's that kind of mad scientist, where the line between crazy and genius are somewhat blurred.

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    Re: Ron Paul slams US on Crimea crisis and says Russia sanctions are an 'act of war'

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Nah he's just a batty old man. My late grandfather was the same way, down to the ideology. They even looked alike. Smartest man I ever met, a nuclear researcher and a college professor, but outright batty. I have no doubt Ron Paul believes every word he says, passionately. He's that kind of mad scientist, where the line between crazy and genius are somewhat blurred.
    Rand is combining two favorites: congress and frivolous lawsuits. Who's voting for these wackjobs. I'll tell ya, CTers. That's one group all over the 'sue the nsa' and 'close all foreign bases'. Militias. Unabombers...

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    Re: Ron Paul slams US on Crimea crisis and says Russia sanctions are an 'act of war'

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Rand is combining two favorites: congress and frivolous lawsuits. Who's voting for these wackjobs. I'll tell ya, CTers. That's one group all over the 'sue the nsa' and 'close all foreign bases'. Militias. Unabombers...
    Rand Paul has a zero percent chance of ever being president. Never gonna happen. He is just a two bit congressman from a rural state and that's all he'll ever be. Frankly, he's not a bad guy, just not presidential material.

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    Re: Ron Paul slams US on Crimea crisis and says Russia sanctions are an 'act of war'

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    The Crimea was not a majority of Russians for centuries. Stalin removed (and killed) most non-Russians in Crimea - which of course you believe is an entirely legitimate way to declare a territory rightly is yours - and, of course, since you support separate-but-equal ethnic segregation which country a person is with should be based upon their ethnicity.
    Remind me again of how the west was won in this country? You seem a real do as I say, not as I have done sorta guy... Then of course there is our suppression of Independence in the Philippines after we 'liberated' them from mean ol' Spain.

    Dance it around anyway you want, but if the Tartars were still there they damn sure wouldn't want to be Ukrainian...

    Face it, the Crimea has absolutely no ties to the Ukraine.

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    Re: Ron Paul slams US on Crimea crisis and says Russia sanctions are an 'act of war'

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Rand Paul has a zero percent chance of ever being president. Never gonna happen. He is just a two bit congressman from a rural state and that's all he'll ever be. Frankly, he's not a bad guy, just not presidential material.
    He panders to the Alex Jonesers.

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    Re: Ron Paul slams US on Crimea crisis and says Russia sanctions are an 'act of war'

    Rand Paul is down 39-49 to Hillary Clinton.
    Since Christie beached himself, Paul is the only GOP hope.
    Paul's base coalition is far different from Romney's, yet Romney's is the elite base that always votes and will never vote for Clinton.
    Paul has the Libertarian/TEA/OWS/Sanders voters and will break the DEMs hold on the young.
    Paul is also making direct overtures to minorities, having just been received politely by a "Latino" group and will be meeting soon with the NAACP.
    I am not a spokesman for R. Paul, just a casual DEM on-looker ,

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Rand Paul has a zero percent chance of ever being president. Never gonna happen. He is just a two bit congressman from a rural state and that's all he'll ever be. Frankly, he's not a bad guy, just not presidential material.
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    Re: Ron Paul slams US on Crimea crisis and says Russia sanctions are an 'act of war'

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    And what if the 'Oui' side had won tha night...it almost did? Parizeau was apparently going of immediately declare Quebec a nation. And what could Ottawa have done about it...nothing. Send in troops? No chance.

    I don't care what the Supreme Court said or what guidelines Chrétien got through...IMO, if 50%+1 of the vote goes for separation...then that means they should be able to separate.


    And the Ukrainian constitution is not as 'reasonable' as Canada's on the subject. To my knowledge, even if 100% of Crimeans wanted to separate...they cannot without Kiev's say so...that is ridiculous.

    If a state/province votes to leave, they should be able to leave...no matter what the constitution says.


    And the whole thing is absurd.

    Obama and the west vilify this legal referendum (even if it was held under far less then ideal circumstances).

    But they immediately praise and recognize the illegal overthrow of a legally-elected government in Kiev.

    This is hypocrisy...pure and simple.


    I don't like Putin and I would have liked some international observers on the ground for the referendum...but the results are in, the people have chosen.

    And as far as I am concerned, the Crimea should be allowed to do as it's people voted to do on this...join Russia.
    The White House claims the election was a complete fraud and Russia brought in pre-marked ballots to count. Do claim the Obama White House is lying?

    I would think elections called for and overseen by an invading and occupying military force seeking to have the voters vote for the county of the invaders certainly would have to be an honest election, right?

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    Re: Ron Paul slams US on Crimea crisis and says Russia sanctions are an 'act of war'

    He's right. Sanctions have always been an act of war, whether a country can respond to it as such (Japan) or not (Iran).
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Ron Paul slams US on Crimea crisis and says Russia sanctions are an 'act of war'

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I believe Ron Paul to be consistent here, if only consistently irrelevant. When in Congress, I believe Ron Paul also characterized sanctions against Iran and North Korea as "acts of war" - does anyone believe that the US is at war with Iran and/or North Korea?
    That's only because neither of them have the capability to challenge us.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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