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Ron Paul: Zionism To Blame For Post 9/11 Imperialism

Former Rep. Ron Paul has said in a new book that Zionism has played a crucial role in America’s post 9/11 imperialism. 

In the book, titled Swords into Plowshares: A Life in Wartime and a Future of Peace and Prosperity, Ron Paul writes, “Zionism has played a role in our post-9/11 march toward empire, and its influence has encouraged extreme interference in the Middle East“.

Buzzfeed.com reports:

Paul was writing about how “theocracy has always been abused,” in the paragraph preceding his comments on Zionism.

Here’s the full paragraph:

Americans generally see spiritual safety as being in the realm of religion and theology and political philosophy as being determined by the professors and others who dwell on esoteric ideas. There is theocracy when the theologians gain control of the state to offer salvation and eternal life through using force to impose their will and enforce their rules.

Theocracy has always been abused. The Founders feared it and worked hard to prevent it. Supporters of radical Islam frequently endorse a theocratic system. Aggressive Christian Zionists also like to use the state to promote their theological beliefs, especially in foreign policy and with social gospel teachings. Zionism has played a role in our post-9/11 march toward empire, and its influence has encouraged extreme interference in the Middle East.

Paul introduces the idea of the U.S. empire in the chapter titled, “Pursuing U.S. Empire,” in which he states, “Our obsession with expanding our sphere of influence around the world was designed to promote an empire. It was never for true national security purposes.”

Later in the chapter, “Making America Safe for Empire,” Paul writes in sub-chapter “The 9/11 boost to U.S. Empire,” that the Patriot Act was written before 9/11 “when the condition were not ripe for its passage. 9/11 took care of that.”

“The U.S. Empire received a big boost from the 9/11 attack,” writes Paul. “Paul O’Neill, George W. Bush’s first secretary of the treasury, reported he was shocked that in the very first National Security Council meeting— ten days after Bush’s January 2001 inauguration— the discussion was about when, not if, the U.S. should invade Iraq.”

“We also know that the PATRIOT Act was written a long time before 9/11, when the conditions were not ripe for its passage,” Paul continues. “Nine-eleven took care of that. The bill quickly passed in the U.S. House and Senate with minimal debate and understanding. Bush signed the bill into law on Oct. 26, 2001, a mere 45 days after the attack. Making use of a crisis is established policy.”

Paul also writes our leaders explained al-Qaeda attacked us “because of our freedom and prosperity,” to avoid “scrutiny of our foreign policy.”

“The reasons for the attack were fully described by bin Laden,” he writes. “His reasons were simple and straightforward. One: foreign troops on the holy land of the Arabian Peninsula. Two: constant bombing and lethal sanctions against Iraq. Three: favoritism for Israel over the Palestinians. There is zero evidence that the attacks were motivated by hatred of Americans because of our freedom and prosperity. The terrorists simply did not like the U.S. constantly meddling in the affairs of the entire Middle East region, defiling their holy land, and causing death and destruction for their people.”

  • ×Joe Sef×

    Israel did 911. The proof is irrefutable. From the 5 dancing Israeli’s to the dual US/Israeli citizens in Bush’s admin. They did it. Anybody who believes that 19 Saudi’s with magic box cutters pulled of the crime of the century has been drinking way too much kool-aid. Wake up America, the enemy is inside the gates, is in control of our foreign policy, our banking system, our main stream media, and our ‘elected representatives by way of AIPAC, ADL, JINSA, and many other subversive groups, and all they want to do is finish our country off and extract all of our wealth.

    • gadsdengurl

      ADL is bringing in the IDF to train our local LEOS, ILLEGALLY. This is why you are seeing so much police brutality ala NWO. WE are all Palestinians now!

    • Forrest Carlton Lackey

      You’re right. Even if the people who crashed the planes were Saudis, theres’ a lot of mercs that Israel hires. I mean, the Saudis before the attack were seeing strippers and drinking. Not something a devout muslim would do. However, there’s plenty of “jewish” Israelis who are all into that sort of thing.

  • gadsdengurl

    Ron Paul was right again. Had he been president there would be no more wars pushing theocracies of any kind and no more ‘terrorist’ false flags in the USA. The borders would be closed. Why are they not closed now? Because Israeli companies run the border patrol and DHS and it benefits them to scream ‘terrorism’ to get more money from us! Wake up Americans of all stripes, the Israeli GOVERNMENT (not the people) are the enemy and they are within.

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    One interesting little tidbit about Israel, is that a lot of the founders of Israel were card carrying communist athiests. Israel now has one of the largest Athiest and Homosexual populations in the world. In personal interviews, Bibi has said that he thinks the American Christians are “scum” but are too useful to not manipulate. My point is, they push for synthesized fake “theocracies” and terror groups to have somebody to fight, but to also to get the world to hate their long time enemies, Christianity and Islam. They push for a bastardized version of either religion to take over, so it and the people around it can be destroyed, and make the world hate other religions.

  • Alex Habbart

    I like what he’s saying, but I think Ron Paul may be misusing the term Zionism instead of religious fundamentalism and imperialism. Although he is right about the US support of Israel, the other two points bin Laden made were on American imperialism. Zionism is the belief in creation of a Jewish state, which US supports, but is more focused on getting resources from the Middle East.

  • http://jamessssmith.com/2015/04/04/john-woodman-an-epilogue/ James Smith

    You should know, Mr. blatant war criminal zionist Ron Paul and I can thoroughly prima facie prove it too… https://jamessssmith.com/2015/04/04/john-woodman-an-epilogue/