Ron Paul Rewind: Are the Palestinians An Invented People?

by | Dec 10, 2013


Welcome to a new series on RPI called “Ron Paul Rewind”!

Dr. Paul has a long and rich history of battling every form of U.S. government militarism — whether it is focused abroad or against American citizens. As much as the interventionists and neoconservatives would love to see that history go down the memory hole, we at RPI will never let that happen. The Internet is full of “Ron Paul was right” video clips, where his past predictions have come to pass and his advice, where taken, has produced fruitful results.

We are going to bring you some of these moments that have lit up the minds of millions. We’re all non-interventionists now and such a monumental shift in public opinion did not occur by accident. This is not nostalgia, this is the future! So sit back…and rewind!

RPI contributor Chris Rossini is going to start the new series by ‘turning back the clock’ exactly 2 years. On December 10, 2011, Dr. Paul was standing on stage at the ABC Presidential Debate. George Stephanopoulos asked Dr. Paul the following question:

Do you agree with [the] characterization that the Palestinians were an invented people?

Dr. Paul’s response:

No I do not agree with that, and that’s just stirring up trouble. I believe in a non-interventionist foreign policy and I don’t think we should get in the middle of these squabbles. Technically, and historically, under the Ottoman Empire, the Palestinians did not have a state, but neither did Israel have a state.

This is how we get involved in so many messes. The people in those regions should be dealing with these problems. We shouldn’t be dealing with these things. But to make these decisions and deciding what the settlement is going to be should be with the people who are involved.

This idea that we can be the policeman of the world and settle all these disputes…I mean…soon we’ll have to quit because we’re flat out broke. But we cannot continue to get into these issues like this, and getting ourselves into more trouble.

Unfortunately, the U.S. government has not heeded Dr. Paul’s words. For more information on Palestine, check out the following resource on RPI titled “The Road To Nowhere: Kerry’s Mideast Journey” by Eric Margolis.