Saturday, July 14, 2007

Ron Paul: U.S. In "Great Danger" Of Staged Terror

Congressman & presidential candidate warns of economic collapse precipitated by bombing of Iran

Paul Joseph Watson
July 13, 2007

Presidential candidate Ron Paul says the U.S. is in "great danger" of a staged terror attack or a Gulf of Tonkin style provocation while also warning that a major collapse of the American economy is on the horizon and could be precipitated by the bombing of Iran and the closure of the Persian Gulf.

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."

"Every day we're in worse shape and right now there's an orchestrated effort to blame the Iranians for everything that's gone wrong in Iraq and we're quite concerned that the attack will be on Iran and that will jeopardize so many more of our troops, so I would say that we're in much greater danger than we even were four or five years ago," asserted Paul.

The presidential candidate expressed his despair that the situation in Iraq will not change until there is a total collapse of the American economy.

"There's no way we can afford what we're doing, whether it's domestic spending or the international spending and very few people talk about the real cost of this economically speaking....this is unsustainable and it will be a threat to our dollar," said Paul, adding that the onset of the meltdown could be sparked by the bombing of Iran and the closure of the Persian Gulf.

The Congressman added that the collapse was in its early stages with the major indication being a reduction in the living standard of middle class Americans but that "one single major world event" could change things overnight and precipitate a major downturn.

Paul added that there had "not been a national discussion on monetary policy in many many years" and the increasingly bleak outlook for the U.S. economy was also bringing more attention to the solutions the Congressman has proposed for reducing the burden of the mammoth national deficit.

Paul said that national and world events, especially the degrading situation in Iraq, were attracting support for his presidential campaign due to his resolute position on embracing a non-interventionist foreign policy.

The Congressman concluded by surmising that record lows in approval ratings for Bush, Cheney and Congress showed that, "The American people are alive and well and disgusted yet they haven't had good's justifiable, they are looking for true answers and options and quite frankly I think that's probably one of the reasons why our campaign is growing by leaps and bounds right now."

No Doubting Ron Paul's Warning Of Staged Terror
Debunkers question accuracy of previous article but presidential candidate had spoken in Congress about staged Gulf of Tonkin style provocation

Paul Joseph Watson
July 14, 2007

Debunkers and even some of our own readers have questioned the validity of an article we put out yesterday in which Ron Paul warned of the U.S. being in "great danger" of a staged provocation that would grease the skids for the bombing of Iran, but the Congressman made similar statements in a speech before Congress back in January.

Here's an example of an e mail we received from an angry reader.

"DAMN YOU, ALEX! Ron Paul did NOT say what you said he did in your article. THOSE WERE YOUR DAMN WORDS. Not his. Congratulations, ***hole. You have next to destroyed his campaign. Are you proud!"

"I listened to the show yesterday and I don't believe that's exactly what Ron Paul said," added another.

Listen to the MP3. This is the question that Alex Jones asked the Congressman.

"Congressman, just out of the gates, Cindy Sheehan on my show yesterday went further than anybody's ever gone, she said 'distinct chance of staged terror attack' or the government allowing that to happen, Bush is saying he doesn't care what the people want, the war will continue, they've set up the Military Commissions Act, they've set up the John Warner Defense Authorization Act, he's signed PDD 51 making himself literally dictator, he gave himself that power - how much danger are we in now with Homeland Security head feeling in his gut we're about to be hit, Republican memos saying they need terror attacks, they need Al-Qaeda to hit us to be able to continue the war, top military strategists saying it - how much danger are we in of some new Gulf of Tonkin provocation?"

"Well, I think we're in great danger of it," responded Ron Paul.

The Congressman agrees with the question, that the U.S. is in danger of a "Gulf of Tonkin provocation" or a "staged terror attack", as are both cited in the question. How anyone can infer anything different from this exchange is puzzling.

Ron Paul has appeared on The Alex Jones Show dozens of times and is fully aware of Alex's style and in what context the question was set.

The August 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident, where US warships were apparently attacked by North Vietnamese PT Boats, was cited by President Johnson as a legitimate provocation mandating U.S. escalation in Vietnam, yet Tonkin was a staged charade that never took place. Declassified LBJ presidential tapes discuss how to spin the non-event to escalate it as justification for air strikes and the NSA faked intelligence data to make it appear as if two US ships had been lost. Tonkin was the ultimate example of staged terror or a staged provocation.

Indeed Ron Paul warned of the danger of a staged provocation on the floor of Congress back in January, when he spoke of his concern about "A contrived Gulf of Tonkin- type incident may occur to gain popular support for an attack on Iran."

Watch the video below.

Here's the full speech archived on Ron Paul's Congressional website.

With former Republican Senators, top military analysts and even GOP memos all having recently invited a new terror attack or provocation to save a doomed foreign policy, the realization that a false-flag event may occur is not some rabid fantasy of a group of tin-foil hat wearing schizophrenics, as AOL have tried to spin it in an article today, it's a political reality that many, including Congressman Ron Paul, fully accept and feel compelled to warn about.

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