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Nuclear Iran? Not Likely, and Not Our Business!

August 13, 2011

by David Andrew Gay on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 6:57am

A friend of mine asks how we (Ron Paul and his supporters) can allow the theocratic government of Iran to have nuclear weapons. Here is my reply:

According to Dr. Paul (and I’ve known him to ALWAYS tell the truth and study historical context), current information from our own CIA indicates that Iran is still nowhere near having even one single nuclear weapon. Meanwhile, they are surrounded by thousands of nuclear nations that would immediately retaliate. Israel being the heaviest supplied of all nuclear nations after China, USA, and Russia. If Iran got one missile and fired it a Israel, they would be blown off the map in an heartbeat.

The fact that there is a current urgency to get Iran before they develop a weapon is just another scare tactic of the same war profiteers that got us into war in Serbia, Iraq, and Libya. There’s no threat to us right now, but we allow these people who will make money off of these invasions to convince us of the immediate urgency of military action.

For the conservative, Dr. Paul’s strongest basis for his argument comes from the fact that he uses Ronald Reagan as his example in his principles on foreign policy. Ronald Reagan didn’t attack the soviets, he talked to them and sought ways to influence them economically after their monetary system began to collapse at the end of the eighties.

I understand that the Iranian government is theocratic, but it’s people are actually among the most secular in the entire Muslim world, with many forms of Christianity widely practiced and protected by the government. This was the same in Iraq before we began the current Iraq war. Today, however, Christians are not allowed to practice freely in Iraq in many places, have been driven into hiding, exile, or have been killed. We don’t need to cause more strife for Christian communities who are living in relative peace.

One other important point that Dr. Paul makes about Iran is the fact that they have not invaded any neighboring territory in over 100 years.

The best thing that we can do in that entire region is close our bases, bring our troops home, end foreign aid (we give more than triple to Israel’s enemies in foreign aid money than we give to Israel), and stop all these sanctions and war propaganda.

Ronald Reagan himself said that one of the greatest things he ever did was to reconsider our role in the middle east by bringing our Marines home from Lebanon, and minding our own business in the rest of that region.

We truly can achieve more through peace and trade than we can through sanctions, bombings, and all out war. Besides, we’re in six wars already, and it was the Clinton doctrine that made us into the modern world police.

Fiscal conservatives would also be concerned about the fact that we are completely bankrupt in this country, and any current and further war spending comes from printing new dollar bills at the Federal Reserve. How much longer will the dollar exist at this rate?

The Republican majorities of the mid-90’s were elected to end Clinton’s wars. Bush was elected to end Clinton’s wars. the 2006 Democrat majority was elected to end Bush’s wars. Obama was elected to end Bush’s wars. None of them have come through on fulfilling the will of the people.

It’s time to ignore the propagandists, bring the troops home, save our economy, and preserve our nation’s great name. Ron Paul is the man to do it all.

-David Andrew Gay

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