Ron Paul: Neocon Krauthammer Wrong on Russia/China Trade Deal

by | Jun 2, 2014

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On the Ron Paul Channel, Dr. Paul reviews a recent article by neoconservative writer Charles Krauthammer, in which Krauthammer expresses his great fear that US “influence” is on the decline after a $400 billion trade deal between Russia and China was signed last month.

“It’s almost as if he is terrified that peace may be breaking out,” said Dr. Paul

The neocons believe that the US bullying the rest of the world is very good, said Dr. Paul, because we have to spread American exceptionalism around the world. We don’t want to look like we are a weak nation.

But that approach to the world is not strength, Paul says. It is actually a sign of insecurity and inferiority that the US government feels compelled to either buy its friends or bomb those who refuse the US bribes.

The neocon mindset is incapable of considering that security, peace, and prosperity do not depend solely on foreign submission to US bombs or bribes.

Dr. Paul zeroes in on what is really bugging Krauthammer about the Russia/China deal: his fear that the US military budget will not continue to rise at the neocon-preferred level.

Paul catches Krauthammer in a lie, as the neoconservative warns that US military spending will be cut “down to the pre-Pearl Harbor level.”

Not true, Paul points out: Krauthammer’s deception is in claiming that a reduction in the rate of increase is equal to a decrease. It is quite a simple lie to catch, but the neocons nevertheless continue repeating it to a slavish and uninquisitive media.

Watch the whole commentary here.


  • Daniel McAdams

    Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity and co-Producer/co-Host, Ron Paul Liberty Report. Daniel served as the foreign affairs, civil liberties, and defense/intel policy advisor to U.S. Congressman Ron Paul, MD (R-Texas) from 2001 until Dr. Paul’s retirement at the end of 2012. From 1993-1999 he worked as a journalist based in Budapest, Hungary, and traveled through the former communist bloc as a human rights monitor and election observer.

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