I try to ignore Ron Paul and his spawn as much as humanly possible but sometimes the doddering old fraud just goes too far. As a recap, Muslim terrorists, or at least everyone in the world thinks they are Muslim terrorists except the Obama administration, stormed the offices of a Parisian magazine that happens to poke fun at Islam and its Mohammed. People were killed. What lesson does Ron Paul draw from this? The French had it coming:
“But in the context of things, France has been a target for many, many years, because they’ve been involved in foreign affairs in Libya, and they really prodded us along in — recently in Libya, but they’ve been involved in Algeria, so they’ve had attacks like this, you know, not infrequently. So, it does involve, you know, their foreign policy as well. When people do this, you know, the rejection of the violence has to be made, and with that I agree.”
“I put blame on bad policy that we don’t fully understand, and we don’t understand what they’re doing because the people who are objecting to the foreign policy that we pursue, they do it from a different perspective,” Paul added. “They see us as attacking them, and killing innocent people, so yes, they, they have — this doesn’t justify, so don’t put those words in my mouth — it doesn’t justify, but it explains it.”
Paul said it was the West’s overall foreign policy which “invites retaliation.”
By the most charitable standard this is utterly deranged thinking... actually it's less than thinking it is more akin to what a sunflower does when the flower follows the path of the sun: stimulus-response.
The attack was carried out for the same reason that Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh was killed: it criticized Islam. There was no connection here with French foreign policy, rather it was caused by French domestic policy -- a policy Obama seems intent in foisting upon the United States -- of unchecked immigration and an inability to assimilate a large and disloyal foreign minority.
The only "bad policy" to blame here was France's domestic kowtowing to violent extremists.
This man is an idiot. In a gentler time we'd be paying twopence to watch him eat bugs and fingerpaint with his own feces in Bedlam.