AOL Attacks Ron Paul For Tonkin Warning

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Comment: This corporate blogger has obviously not took the time to read the transcripts of the LBJ Presidential tapes , Operation Northwoods or Gladio , he’s just followed orders to attack Ron Paul in return for a fat AOL paycheck. Judging from the comments after the article, most people aren’t buying this hit piece.

Ron Paul: Conspiracy Theorist

We’ve known for quite some time that Ron Paul is a “9/11 Truther” (or at least supported by those who are)–one who believes that 9/11 was done with the knowledge or complicity of the Bush administration. Now he’s agreeing that conspiracies that have not yet happened will in fact come to pass:

Speaking to The Alex Jones Show, the Texas Congressman was asked his opinion on Cindy Sheehan’s recent comments that the U.S. is in danger of a staged terror attack or a Gulf of Tonkin style provocation that will validate the Neo-Con agenda and lead to the implementation of the infrastructure of martial law that Bush recently signed into law via executive order, as well as public pronouncements from prominent officials that the West needs terrorism to save a doomed foreign policy.

“I think we’re in great danger of it,” responded the Congressman, “We’re in danger in many ways, the attack on our civil liberties here at home, the foreign policy that’s in shambles and our obligations overseas and commitment which endangers our troops and our national defense.”

He believes that a terror attack will be staged to allow the evil Neo-cons of the Bush administration unimpeded access to attack Iran.

OK, I’ve had serious issues with Ron Paul’s campaign. Besides his hypocrisy on earmarks and other issues, he’s pretty much been…well, sane. Now, I’m not quite sure.

Here we have a presidential candidate (sure, one who is polling at 0%) who is saying on the record that he believes the current administration is capable of faking a terror attack, which will kill people, simply to advance their ideology. That’s not campaigning, that’s in the realm of JFK conspiracy theorists and Heavens Gate.

I was a huge critic of Bill Clinton and his policies — including his non-action when the embassies and the USS Cole were attacked. I would never, ever, suggest that Clinton was capable of staging an attack to push his policies through. Maybe I’m naive in that assumption about any government official, but for Ron Paul to even consider this — let alone say it out loud and on the air–is inconceivable to the average American.

Ron Paul’s campaign has attracted a large Internet following, one that is boisterous and vocal (watch the comments to this post), but to think that they could defend this is preposterous and downright scary. The thought of the Ron Paul Brigades in tin hats is, of course, amusing though.


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