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September 12, 2013 6:47 am

Ron Paul Says U.S. Policy Led to 9/11 Attacks

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Politico – Ron Paul posted a message on Facebook on Wednesday calling the September 11 terrorist attacks “blowback for decades of US intervention in the Middle East.”

“We’re supposed to believe that the perpetrators of 9/11 hated us for our freedom and goodness,” Paul wrote on the 12th anniversary of the attacks. “In fact, that crime was blowback for decades of US intervention in the Middle East. And the last thing we needed was the government’s response: more wars, a stepped-up police and surveillance state, and drones.”

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  • HH

    I agree with the core of this statement, yes, but the sickness is with al-Qaeda’s militants who grew out of fighting Russia in Afghanistan, then corruption at home (in Cairo) where a full generation has passed for regime change. When you can’t fight the near enemy, you fight the far enemy, be that Rome (2000 years ago) or Washington today.

  • If there ever was a time in the world when the U.S. did not need to be under the foreign policy prescriptions of a Neville Chamberlain, a Dennis Kucinich, a Ron Paul, or a Barack Obama, this is that time. Too many otherwise well-intentioned libertarians have swallowed the Trot propaganda line of “blowback” to explain jihadist terrorism even though the blowback myth has been refuted many times. .

  • Elliot J. Stamler

    Does this surprise anyone? Paul just echoes the profoundly anti-semitic views of Michael
    Scheuer the ex-CIA officer who has written several books vilifying Israel and blaming all our troubles there on our support for it. Paul has a decades long record as an anti-semite and a racist and we shouldn’t be diffident in loudly pointing it out.