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1 HappyWarrior  Tue, Mar 18, 2014 8:49:14am

That’s pretty much Ron Paul’s response any time someone else does something like what Russia has done here. He’s an asshole.

2 Shiplord Kirel  Tue, Mar 18, 2014 12:40:26pm

The Mexican army rolls into San Diego to reclaim it for their own. There wasn’t even an election in 1848 when it was ceded at gunpoint. So what?

3 S'latch  Tue, Mar 18, 2014 1:41:52pm

re: #2 Shiplord Kirel

I can understand Putin’s claim of right to have Crimea join the Russian Federation. However, it isn’t a cognizable claim under international law. So, it isn’t valid.

But the real issue with Ron Paul is the dim-witted comparison of what the U.S. did in Iraq and what Russia has done in Crimea.

He even puts Russian “occupation” of Crimea in scare quotes. WTF? Does he deny that Russian troops marched into Crimea when Ukraine was having internal turmoil that did not threaten or involve Russia? What an asshole to put “occupation” in scare quotes like that!

And how in the hell does he compare what the U.S. did in Iraq under, yes, U.S. occupation (not in scare quotes). The U.S. wasn’t trying to annex Iraq or even oversee a vote regarding outside sovereignty of Iraq.

Ron Paul is trying to say that whatever Russia wants to do in Ukraine is just fine, because the U.S. did something bad in Iraq. It’s juvenile.

4 HappyWarrior  Tue, Mar 18, 2014 2:29:53pm

re: #3 S’latch

I can understand Putin’s claim of right to have Crimea join the Russian Federation. However, it isn’t a cognizable claim under international law. So, it isn’t valid.

But the real issue with Ron Paul is the dim-witted comparison of what the U.S. did in Iraq and what Russia has done in Crimea.

He even puts Russian “occupation” of Crimea in scare quotes. WTF? Does he deny that Russian troops marched into Crimea when Ukraine was having internal turmoil that did not threaten or involve Russia? What an asshole to put “occupation” in scare quotes like that!

And how in the hell does he compare what the U.S. did in Iraq under, yes, U.S. occupation (not in scare quotes). The U.S. wasn’t trying to annex Iraq or even oversee a vote regarding outside sovereignty of Iraq.

Ron Paul is trying to say that whatever Russia wants to do in Ukraine is just fine, because the U.S. did something bad in Iraq. It’s juvenile.

It’s a faulty argument too since every major power has something like this. I’m sure Ron probably had some excuse lined up when the Soviets invaded Czechoslovakia in ‘68 or their invasion of Hungary in ‘56. He’s an asshole of the highest order.

5 sauceruney  Tue, Mar 18, 2014 5:13:59pm

I don’t see any US flags with Iraq added as the 51st state, Ron.

6 HappyWarrior  Wed, Mar 19, 2014 8:36:49am

re: #5 sauceruney

I don’t see any US flags with Iraq added as the 51st state, Ron.

Seriously. I had an as big problem with the invasion of Iraq as the next guy but to liken these two situations is completely intellectually dishonest by Paul but I come to expect it from him.


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