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Tag Archives: Rand Paul

“Rand Paul vs. the money men”

Rand Paul will face massive opposition from the establishment, pro-military complex wing of the Republican Party in his presumed bid for the White House. People with big check books are ready to fund Paul’s opposition. The neocons don’t think Paul is “strong enough” on Israel. They want to make sure the $3 billion currently flowing to the country from US taxpayers keeps flowing. Much of the political class in Tel Aviv counts on this infusion in one way or another. Anyone (Paul possibly) who would even consider reducing the annual gift is considered an existential threat.

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Neoconservatives threaten to “take down” Rand Paul, Not pro-Israel enough

Let me say that I am a friend of Israel. I grew up with the children of Israeli air force pilots. In my home my father had a picture hanging in his office signed by some of his Israeli friends flying over a bombed out Iraqi nuclear facility. I grew up with the knowledge that the only place in the Middle East where the average Arab had any voice in government at all was in Israel.

But the Israeli lobby (and let’s be very clear about this, Israeli does NOT mean “Jewish” lobby) is too powerful in this country. Far too much of our foreign policy is dictated by a small group of very powerful people who believe that the USA must continue to funnel money to Israel no matter the cost. We wage wars to provide cover for Israel. Much of the Iraq war was about providing a buffer for Tel Aviv. Likewise the war we almost got involved in in Syria was also driven by Israeli interests. (Thankfully the American and British people rose up and made sure we stayed out of there.)

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Rand Paul Goes to Berkeley, Hippies Give Warmest Welcome Ever to Republican Presidential Hopeful

I actually don’t know that for a fact, but anything short of rotten tomatoes probably constitutes a warm reception for a Republican in Berkeley. Actually Rand’s dad was received pretty well but that was after he had bowed out of the presidential race I believe. Regardless the most conservative/libertarian Republican in the Senate for 50 years was welcomed heartily.

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