Please note: Yesterday I did not publish a blog entry on Ron Paul, specifically because it was only a fundraiser-matching request, and it did not address 9/11. This entry specifically addresses 9/11. The relevant moment occurs at the 3:19 mark. -rep.
Ron Paul on fox says 9/11 not an inside job.
Shawn Wasson speaks to Texas congressman and republican presidential candidate Ron Paul exclusively for LiveLeak.com
Lots of 9/11 talk. Must listen.
EDIT: A snippet+from+this+interview+was+posted+earlier+this+week without context, in which Ron Paul is asked to state his opinion on 9/11 as a government-orchestrated event:
Shawn Wasson (interviewer): The suggestions from these people who you were talking to in this video that 9/11 was orchestrated by the government, you do NOT support that theory?
Ron Paul: Absolutely not.
The full interview concludes with;
Wasson: We learned a lot today, we learned that Ron Paul doesn't, in fact, think 9/11 was orchestrated by the governement. We did learn that. I think.
Paul: I am glad we got that clarified, once and for all.
The full interview provides a broader context for the above quotes, and everybody should listen to the full interview before passing judgment on Paul. -r.
The article also mentions Ron Paul's exchange with Student Scholars for 9/11 Truth, and the video of the encounter that has been posted all over the internet...
I was listening to this new Ron Paul interview and caught his mention of PNAC's now infamous "Pearl Harbor like event."
He was asked about his stance on the War on Terror. He said that it should be treated as a crime event and that the Neo-Con's were waiting "in the wings" to pounce on Iraq and the middle east. He then goes on to say that a think tank even talked about a "pearl harbor like event." This is positive in that it shows Paul has read all about PNAC and knows what they are up to. On the other hand, he still hasn't put 2 and 2 together about the Neo-Cons and 9/11.
Listen to the whole thing if your interested, but this comment is around 32 minutes in.
(Discussion thread started at the Blogger+Board.)
By Dan Reilly
July 13, 2007
Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Ron Paul, said the country is in "great danger" of the U.S. government staging a terrorist attack or a Gulf of Tonkin style provocation, as the war in Iraq continues to deteriorate.
The Texas congressman offered no specifics nor mentioned President Bush by name, but he clearly insinuated that the administration would not be above staging an incident to revive flagging support.
"We're in danger in many ways," Paul said on the Alex Jones radio show. "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."
Paul was asked to respond to comments by anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan that the U.S. is in danger of a staged terror attack or a provocation of an enemy similar to the Gulf of Tonkin incident in 1964 before the Vietnam War.
During the radio interview, Paul said the government was conducting "an orchestrated effort to blame the Iranians for everything that has gone wrong in Iraq."
The comments come as several prominent terrorism experts have warned the U.S. is facing an increased risk of attack this summer. Earlier this week, in an interview with the Chicago Tribune, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said he had a "gut feeling" the U.S. would be attacked again.
The remark angered some Democrats, who criticized Chertoff for being too vague. And some pundits seized on his remarks, saying the vague warnings were meant only to revive flagging support for the war in Iraq and Bush’s larger war against terrorism.
(Speaking of politics, you know those McCain 2008 ads that pop up on occasion down on the left-hand side? They are randomly generated by the "Ads by Google" block that crawls the blog text for keywords. I wonder which keywords? "False Flag Terror" or is it "9/11 is an inside job"? Is McCain a closet Truther? I doubt it. FYI, 911blogger.com does not endorse McCain. -r.)
In an interview with Alex Jones, congressman Ron Paul said there is a "great danger" of a staged terror attack or another Gulf of Tonkin type incident.
Time to redouble our 9/11 truth efforts folks. That's the best way to stop another false flag operation.
Remember the video from February of Ron Paul's encounter with Student Scholars at a house party in New Hampshire? This video was used by FOX "News" as "evidence" that Ron Paul believes that 9/11 was an inside job. The goal of the video was never to imply that was what Ron Paul believes, we simply interviewed him and posted his response. The video included a couple of extras (i.e. the scene at a drive through window with members telling a restaurant employee that 9/11 was an inside job) that I, Justin Martell, feel could be perceived as misleading in regard to Ron Paul's stance on 9/11. Accordingly, I have re-edited and removed portions of the video that, regardless of what we (Student Scholars for 9/11 Truth) believe, incorporate views and opinions that Ron Paul is not attached to. For those of you that may have the original video linked on your websites, that link will no longer work, here is the new version if you care to update your links:
From PrisonPlanet http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/june2007/250607_b_Paul.htm
See last video at about 2:35 :
Lee Rogers Interviews Ron Paul
Monday June 25, 2007
Lee Rogers interviews Congressman and Presidential candidate Ron Paul about a myriad of issues in this interview. Lee discusses the following topics with Dr. Paul in this half hour interview.
He might not be 'our candidate', and he might not have the calm persuasiveness of Ron Paul, but Mike Gravel let's the world know where he stands. Check him out in this Huff Post article:
WHY HILLARY SCARES ME
By Mike Gravel
During one of the debates I mentioned that my fellow Democratic candidates scare me. Hillary's speech last week to the Take Back America conference gives me yet another reason to be afraid.
In an indignant voice she decried the Bush administration's ''stunning record of secrecy and corruption, of cronyism run amok. . . It is everything our founders were afraid of, everything our Constitution was designed to prevent.'' Actually, our Constitution grants Congress the power to prevent these ills but Hillary and her colleagues weren't up to the task.
Our founders' legacy did not stop Hillary from voting for the Patriot Act and then supporting its renewal in 2006 despite revelations that the government was using it to infringe on the very liberties that our founders held sacred. Where was her commitment to our founders when she voted to gut our habeas corpus protections?
Former Republican senator wannabe and part-time actor, Fred Thompson, is is set to announce his entering the race for president in 2008 by announcing candidacy in Nashville next week. There can be no doubt that a Thompson presidency would mean business as usual for the war mongers currently in power. In addition, Thompson in the White House would be extremely bad for any expectation of government cooperation from a future executive branch regarding 9/11 Truth. Thompanson's health may very well be an issue, too. Thompson, 64 years old, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma 2 1/2 years ago but has said the cancer is in remission.
The globalists' must be very fearful of Giuliani's continued stagnation in the polls, McCain's increasing irrelevance, and Romney's more than questionable qualifications. The fact that grassroots support for Congressman Ron Paul is showing no signs of abatement in his meteoric rise of support among Americans must scare the bejeezus out of them. Many of Paul's supporters are only just now becoming politically active. In addition, many long-time loyal liberals, who previously would be adamantly opposed to supporting a Republican candidate under any circumstances whatsoever, are finding Paul's message extremely attractive. Though currently of little concern to the globalists' due to her present lead in the polls, Hillary Clinton is increasingly facing an uphill battle to win the hearts of liberals who are stridently against a continued or possibly escalated war in the Middle East. These antiwar liberals have recently shown no hesitation to make Ms. Clinton aware of their sentiment by continuing to boo the senator at recent speeches. I laud their efforts. Dissent is indeed the highest form of patriotism.
Thompson's entering the race is clearly an attempt by the globalists to counter the unbelievable growth in support for a Ron Paul presidency by Americans who represent a wide political spectrum. For the globalists, countering Congressman Paul with Thompson, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, may be an effective way to slow Congressman Paul's runaway freight train of support and ensure that their agenda not be stalled or even derailed entirely.
Kurt Nimmo is reporting that Thompson is now attempting to link Senator Harry Reid and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, both Democrats, to "9/11 “Fringe Anti-American Elements”", despite the documented unwillingness of the vast majority of their party to even be willing to entertain notions contrary to the government's Official Conspiracy Theory (OTC). To me, it appears more that Thompson and the globalists are trying to actually discredit the 9/11 Truth movement by claiming a link between the 9/11 Truth movement and the war-mongering members of the Democratic Party.
"In order to draw attention his way, especially from the blathering ditz-heads over Fox News, Thompson “suggests that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) criticized outgoing Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Peter Pace last week to appeal to ‘fringe’ anti-American elements ‘who think the 9/11 attacks were an inside job,’” writes Think Progress. “Thompson also compares 9/11 conspiracy theories to claims that the war in Iraq was a ’sinister Republican plot.’ He says, ‘Reid has led the attack on the administration, with Nancy Pelosi, charging it lied and tricked America into supporting the war.’ Thompson claims that ‘multiple hearings and investigations into pre-war intelligence findings’ have ‘debunked this paranoid myth,’” the latter an obvious lie, not that the folks watching Fox will catch the drift. Most still believe plots requiring state intelligence services and matrix-like levels of sophistication are hatched by medieval Muslims in remote caves with the assistance of satellite phones, laptops, and kidney dialysis machines."
If there is anything this movement needs, it is a candidate who can carry its message with integrity. Many have wondered if Ron Paul may be that person and that politician. While Paul has in now way come out against the government's story, he has been adamant about the nation's ruinous foreign policy, it's governmental excesses, and it's dangerous militarism. He detests corporatism, industry subsidies, and the inflationary effects of war (which reduce the value of our currency).
Paul is a candidate who consistently defends liberty and privacy and limited government when it comes to gun rights, the internet, and taxes. Though he is not flawless, and some may struggle with his views on certain issues, Paul's philosophy is strong and his adherence to it is remarkable. I thought people might want to learn more about him, so I compiled a list of TV appearances, interviews, speeches, articles, and campaign information on the site TheTruthAbout911 (that's right, Ron Paul AND 9/11 truth together...hmmm).
I am attending the Bannaroo Arts & Music Fest this year. It's a fairly large gathering that lasts 3 days. I am a little late on getting something set up and I'm hoping I can find some help from some tech-savvy 911 Bloggers.
Lot's of people, lots of potential @ Bonnaroo.com
1. DOWNLOAD THE VIDEO ABOUT RON PAUL
2. burn it to a dvd. Please burn this so that the video will play on most DVD players. OR...
3. OR burn it to a cd-r for computers. PLEASE LABEL IT DVD OR CD ROM
4. Include other movies on the compilation, messages, links to web sites but please follow step #5
5. If you are going to author your own DVD...PLEASE keep the "Ron Paul For President" as the first video and over-all theme of the movie
This is the result of the Sean Hannity phone jam called for by Alex a few weeks ago. It's finally on youtube. Watch Hannity say that official CIA reports are conspiracy theories. Good work callers.
Real Time with Bill Maher 05/25/07 -- Part 2 of 3 (Ron Paul)
Ron Paul: 'Peace is powerful message'
Published: Saturday May 26, 2007
Speaking as a guest on Bill Maher's HBO show this week, the underdog Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul issued a rebuke to the tough-talking Rudy Giuliani and spoke at length about the value of non-intervention in the pursuit of peaceful change.
To all the Ron Paul naysayers: I challenge you to listen to this speech in its entirety and tell me he isn't fighting to get the truth out there. If Congressman Paul comes out vocally for 9/11 Truth right now, he is finished. If he had broached the topic in the first debate, he would never have made it to the second debate. I guarantee Ron Paul is going to make far larger waves by staying in the race and blowing open issues like the ones he raises here, as opposed to prematurely blurting "conspiracy theories" and being booted from public discourse.
Unfortunately, Congressman Paul is reinforcing blowback on 9/11, but this is still funny nonetheless.
Candidate Paul assigns reading to Giuliani
By Andy Sullivan
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Longshot Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul (news, bio, voting record) on Thursday gave front-runner Rudy Giuliani a list of foreign-policy books to back up his contention that attacks by Islamic militants are fueled by the U.S. presence in the Middle East.
"I'm giving Mr. Giuliani a reading assignment," the nine-term Texas congressman said as he stood behind a stack of books that included the report by the commission that examined the attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.
Giuliani was mayor of New York when Islamic militants slammed two commercial airliners into the World Trade Center, a role that has vaulted him to the front of the Republican presidential pack despite his liberal social positions.
"I don't think he's qualified to be president," Paul said of Giuliani. "If he was to read the book and report back to me and say, 'I've changed my mind,' I would reconsider."
PRESS RELEASE: FOUNDERS OF STUDENT SCHOLARS FOR 9/11 TRUTH REACT TO FOX NEWS’ RON PAUL SMEAR CAMPAIGN
“That's an extraordinary statement, as someone who lived through the attack of September 11, that we invited the attack because we were attacking Iraq. I don't think I've heard that before, and I've heard some pretty absurd explanations for September 11th. (Applause, cheers.)"
That is how former New York Mayor, and GOP Presidential Candidate, Rudolph Giuliani responded to GOP Presidential Candidate Rep. Ron Paul’s opinion that we were not attacked on 9/11 because Islamic Fascists “hate our freedoms,” but rather, because of blowback from irresponsible U.S. foreign policy that has had America interfering in the affairs of middle eastern nations for years.
To most, Paul’s position would not be considered out of line. Anyone who has any semblance of understanding of the history of U.S. covert operations knows that the assertion that the U.S. has been interfering with Middle Eastern politics is true. Ever since the end of World War II, the United States has insisted upon being involved in the region’s affairs in order to remain friendly with oil rich nations and keep those nations from falling into the hands of individuals that won’t comply with western countries. In order to keep things that way, America has engaged in some unscrupulous behavior that has stirred hostility in the region. Ron Paul is merely expressing an understanding of that hostility, not excusing it. The neo-conservative candidates and their lapdogs are insisting that that the historical record is not important because they have “declared war on the west.” This mindset is ignorant and mind-blowing.
Google Blogs Alert for: 9/11 inside job
Ron Paul on 9/11 and Eric Dondero
By email@example.com (David Weigel)
Reason: So what did you mean when you told Student Scholars you'd be open to a new 9/11 investigation? Paul: Well, I think the more we know about what we went on is good. But I don't think there's any evidence of [an inside job] and I ...
Reason Magazine - Hit & Run - http://www.reason.com/blog
Ron Paul on 9/11 and Eric Dondero
David Weigel | May 22, 2007, 11:41am
Right after that Ron Paul interview session I followed Paul to ask about his encounter with 9/11 "Truth" campaigners and Eric Dondero's planned primary challenge.
Reason: What did you mean when you told the Scholars that "the [9/11] investigation is an investigation in which there were government cover-ups"?
Written by Mike Green
Published May 22, 2007
The recent exchange between Republican presidential hopefuls Rudy Guiliani of New York and Ron Paul of Texas ought to serve as a metaphor for what's wrong with the political process in this nation. The two were addressing the attacks of 9/11 — the elephant that has lumbered around America for nearly six years while leaders have long sought to ignore it.
The simple discourse revealed enormous complexities.
Paul: "They attack us because we've been over there. We've been bombing Iraq for 10 years. We've been in the Middle East."
An angry Guiliani responded that as someone who lived through the attack of September 11 — “that we invited the attack because we were attacking Iraq — I don't think I've ever heard that before, and I've heard some pretty absurd explanations for September 11th. ... I would ask the congressman to withdraw that comment and tell us that he didn't really mean that."
Way behind in this poll, spread it around:
Kurt Nimmo says in this article, Corporate Media Embraces 9/11 Blowback Theory http://kurtnimmo.com/?p=870 , that Ron Paul's dust up about 9/11 with Giuliani is in opposition to 9/11 truth. While I fully agree that blowback has been used, especially by gatekeepers like Chomsky, to go against 9/11 truth, in actually, it isn't in opposition at all.
The Arizona Republican party is conducting a poll with the question:
"Who do you think won the South Carolina GOP Presidential Debate?"
You can cast your vote at http://azgop.typepad.com
We are told you will have to vote before midnight tonight for your vote to be counted.
Rudy Giuliani, Republican candidate for President is calling for increased use of “electronic surveillance” and “interrogations” in the “War on Terror.”
It would seem clear from reports (Newsweek), that Giuliani has a clear motivation to keep domestic security in the publics mind, other than public safety.
"And he [has] been charging $100,000 a speech - $200,000 when he lingers for chitchat or a meal or two.
Yes, as the records now show, 9/11 has been very, very good to Rudy."
“In the new FEC filing from the Giuliani campaign, he put his personal assets in the $13-million to $66-million range, including his share of the Giuliani & Co. consulting firm. And most of the income, more than $11 million, came from speaking fees.”
I am happy that so many here on this site are supporters of Ron Paul, but I am equally dismayed but the number of short-sighted posts expressing the general sentiment that since Ron Paul didn't climb up on his podium during the debates and begin yelling "9/11 was an inside job" that he is nothing more, or nothing better than the rest of the bought-and-paid-for shills that shared the stage. I am posting this video so you may have a chance to become educated on what Ron Paul stands for with regards to the Neocons that have taken over this country, which is a huge building block and premise of 9/11 Truth. I want every so-called 9/11 truther who is a skeptic of Ron Paul to take 51 minutes out of their lives and watch this very important video. I have heard people denigrate Paul for his concept of "blow-back" regarding 9/11, well I have news for you, when you watch this video you will be amazed at the topics he touches on, and how many of them are key points of the 9/11 Truth movement today - and then you will need to keep reminding yourself that this speech is from July 10th of 2003. That's pretty much well before any organized truth movement existed to any credible degree.
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Shure, from pumpitout.com, called Saul Anuzis' office, head of the Michigan Republican Party to find out why Saul Anuzis wanted Ron Paul kicked from the debates. Shure is basically told by an aide to Anuzis that Anuzis spoke with his RNC collegues and decided to drop the petition against Ron Paul. Here's the phone call:
Here's the original thread over at Pilots for 9/11 Truth forums:
MAY 18-19, 2007 RON PAUL 2008 ACTION ALERT
GEORGIA GOP CONVENTION - NEWT GINGRICH KEYNOTE SPEAKER TONIGHT!
This is an action alert to all Ron Paul supporters in the Southeastern United States. The state GOP conventions offer a once-a-year only opportunity to get face to face with a huge number of party members.
The GOP web site has a locator map for the several State GOP web sites. Please use this map to locate your State's GOP web site to determine when it's convention will be held.
I have just discovered that two GOP conventions, Georgia and South Carolina, are being held THIS WEEKEND. The North Carolina GOP will hold their convention in early June. It is imperative that Ron Paul supporters take this opportunity to get out in front of their State's GOP and show support for the man! Please quickly get this information out to as many people possible. This is a NOW OR NEVER call to service. We must must not squander this opportunity to demonstrate the massive and still growing level of support for Ron Paul!
Georgia State GOP Convention
Newt Gingrich - Keynote Speaker
Gwinnett Civic Center
Today we are targeting the Sean Hannity radio show for a phone jam to educate Sean on the fact that his smearing of Ron Paul and soft-peddling of the amnesty bill will not go without opposition. Call Hannity 3-6PM EST at 800.941.7326.
I actually didn't mind their description of us. - Jon
May 17, 2007
By now, it is painfully obvious to most people in the freedom movement that Republican presidential hopeful, Ron Paul, has been targeted for elimination—by his own Party. The politically-connected elite within the Republican Party, along with allied organizations and operatives, are working overtime to make sure that Ron Paul is burned at the stake for daring to speak the truth and defy the Good Ol’ Boy system.
In all honesty, Dr. Paul should have known that he would be set up in the second debate—after he scored so high in poll after poll, following the first debate—and after he made it clear that he would not tow the neo-con, police-state, Giuliani-style “war” on terror line.
ACTION ALERT: Contact the Republican National Committee and tell them in no uncertain terms that the Republican Party is FINISHED if they choose to deny free speech by removing Ron Paul and you will NEVER vote for them again:
RNC #: 1-202-863-8500
Also, sign the petition here: http://www.petitiononline.com/RPRNC08/petition.html
Aaron Russo of America: Freedom to Fascism fame is pushing hard for this, please take action and make the calls. If the lines are busy, keep trying. Also, send this alert to your contacts, call radio shows etc, and TAKE ACTION!!!
Associated Press - May 16, 2007 7:45 PM ET
The chairman of the Michigan Republican Party said today he will try to bar presidential candidate Ron Paul from future GOP debates.
Ron Paul is attacked because he has supported 9/11 Truth.
I'll Let the video speak for it self.
FOX NEWS "BIG OUTRAGE"