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Sun Jan 1, 2012, 12:39 PM

Ron Paul Flips Out Over Accusation That He Believed 9/11 Conspiracy Theories (VIDEO)

Ron Paul Flips Out Over Accusation That He Believed 9/11 Conspiracy Theories

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, who is expected to do very well in the Iowa caucus this week, aggressively fended off accusations on Sunday that he has engaged in 9/11 conspiracy theories and wrote a series of racist and homophobic newsletters published under his name in the 1980s and 1990s.

While Rep. Paul (R-Texas) is no stranger to conspiracy theories, he erupted when asked by ABC's Jake Tapper about rumors that he once believed the 9/11 attacks were an inside job.

"Now, wait, wait, wait, wait," he told Tapper on "This Week." "Don't go any further on that. That's complete nonsense."

Former Paul aide Eric Dondero, who worked closely with him from 1987 to 2003, recently wrote that Paul "engaged in conspiracy theories including perhaps the attacks were coordinated with the CIA, and that the Bush administration might have known about the attacks ahead of time." Dondero said that Paul believed George W. Bush planned to use the attacks as a justification for invading Iraq, which Paul vehemently opposed, and that he expressed "no sympathies whatsoever" for the 9/11 victims.

Paul did tell Iowa voters earlier this month that "there was glee" in the Bush administration after the 9/11 attacks because it gave them a pretext to invade Iraq, and he has come under fire for his radically "non-interventionist" views on foreign policy that are out of step with the Republican mainstream. But he vehemently denies having engaged in a 9/11 conspiracy theory and would not engage in a conversation about Dondero's accusations on Sunday.

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VIDEO at LINK: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/01/ron-paul-911-conspiracy-theories_n_1178492.html?1325437766&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000008

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Reply Ron Paul Flips Out Over Accusation That He Believed 9/11 Conspiracy Theories (VIDEO) (Original post)
jefferson_dem Jan 2012 OP
BootinUp Jan 2012 #1
ProSense Jan 2012 #2
coalition_unwilling Jan 2012 #3
jberryhill Jan 2012 #4
A-Schwarzenegger Jan 2012 #9
quinnox Jan 2012 #5
Cirque du So-What Jan 2012 #6
BootinUp Jan 2012 #8
JackRiddler Jan 2012 #7
Dokkie Jan 2012 #10
Octafish Jan 2012 #11

Response to jefferson_dem (Original post)

Sun Jan 1, 2012, 12:42 PM

1. Stop posting articles that are intended to lure people to support RP

I am being sarcastic, but you know it will have that effect on some.

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Response to jefferson_dem (Original post)

Sun Jan 1, 2012, 12:45 PM

2. Interesting n/t

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Response to jefferson_dem (Original post)

Sun Jan 1, 2012, 12:46 PM

3. Um, since the official narrative of 9-11 is also a 'conspiracy theory' of sorts (in this

 

case, a conspiracy of 19 middle-eastern men, their handlers and paymaster), you might want to edit your OP's headline to " . . . 9/11 Alternative Narratives."

Or is it only a 'conspiracy theory' when it's not part of the official record of what happened?

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 1, 2012, 01:15 PM

4. Did you know we use the word "bathroom" for "toilet"?

Did you ever think about that?

Why do people say "I want to go to the bathroom?" They aren't going to take a bath, and they don't care if there is even a bath tub in the room.

Why don't people say "I want to go to the toilet" instead of bathroom.

Not only that, sometimes people say things like "I went to the bathroom in my pants". Now, think about that for a minute. That makes no sense. First off all, there is no bathroom in anyone's pants, so you can't go there. Secondly, people only say that when they DIDN'T go to a bathroom at all!

So, if someone says they have gone to the bathroom in their pants, I really have no idea what it is they mean by that.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 1, 2012, 02:05 PM

9. I want to go to the kitchen

not to get anything to eat
but to get some cleaning materials
for the coffee I just spewed all over the screen.

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Response to jefferson_dem (Original post)

Sun Jan 1, 2012, 01:20 PM

5. the media is just following the script

 

Ask Kucinich about UFOs, ask Paul about conspiracies. Next media question perhaps will to be ask Paul what he thinks about Bigfoot....

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Response to jefferson_dem (Original post)

Sun Jan 1, 2012, 01:36 PM

6. Yes, Virginia, Ron Paul is a 9/11 Truther (and a Coddler of Racists) | Redstate

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Much of the raw evidence, gleamed from raw footage/audio of Paul on certified nutjob and avowed 9/11 truther Alex Jonesí radio show (and other private meetings which were recorded) has since been pulled down, but this nugget remains:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=d91a13Yr3oQ

Much more refutation at the following webpage, which proves undoubtedly that one can add the epithet 'fucking liar' to Paul's accomplishments of being a 9/11 truther and racist.

http://www.redstate.com/leon_h_wolf/2011/12/20/yes-virginia-ron-paul-is-a-911-truther-and-a-coddler-of-racists/

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 1, 2012, 01:45 PM

8. Seems a little thin

its a shame because I wish there was something more damning.

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Response to jefferson_dem (Original post)

Sun Jan 1, 2012, 01:42 PM

7. Why are you hyping Ron Paul?

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Response to jefferson_dem (Original post)

Sun Jan 1, 2012, 02:17 PM

10. I am confused

 

I thought he believed it was a blow back from OBL because of all the interventions by the US military in the middle east. I remember Guiliani blasting him for it so now why is he being accused of believing the Bush administration did it?

This just makes no senseto me

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Response to jefferson_dem (Original post)

Sun Jan 1, 2012, 02:46 PM

11. Yeah. It's not like Bush wasn't warned by CIA Osama determined to strike in the U.S. or nothing.

And why didn't the FBI go through Moussaoui's laptop, anyway?

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