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Ron Paul: ‘We Need A Peace President’

“Hopefully, it won’t be too late!”

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by RON PAUL

Most people agree that we are closer to nuclear war than at any time since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Some would even argue that we are closer now than we were in those fateful days, when Soviet missiles in Cuba almost triggered a nuclear war between the US and the USSR.

In those days we were told that we were in a life-or-death struggle with communism and thus could not cede a square foot of territory or the dominoes would fall one-by-one until the “Reds” ruled over us.

That crisis was very real to me, as I was drafted into the military in the middle of the US/USSR standoff over Cuba and we could all feel how close we were to annihilation.

Fortunately, we had a president in the White House at the time who understood the dangers of nuclear brinkmanship. Even though he was surrounded by hawks who could never forgive him for aborting the idiotic Bay of Pigs Cuba invasion, president John F. Kennedy picked up the telephone for a discussion with his Soviet counterpart, Nikita Khrushchev, which eventually saved the world.

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John F. Kennedy delivering his address to the nation during the Cuban Missile Crisis (The White House)

Historians now tell us President Kennedy agreed to remove U.S. missiles from Turkey in exchange for the Soviets removing missiles from Cuba. It was a classic case of how diplomacy can work if properly employed.

It is all too clear that we do not have a John F. Kennedy in the White House today. Although we no longer face a Soviet empire and communist ideology as justification for taking a confrontational tone toward Russia, the Biden Administration is still dragging the US toward a nuclear conflict. Why are they putting us all at risk? The same old “domino theory” that was discredited in the Cold War: If we don’t fight Russia down to the last Ukrainian, Putin will soon be marching through Berlin.

This all started with Biden promising to only send uniforms and medical supplies to Ukraine for fear of sparking a Russian retaliation. From there we went to anti-tank missiles, multiple-rocket launchers, Patriot missiles, Bradley fighting vehicles, and millions of rounds of ammunition. The Biden Administration announced last week that it would send depleted uranium ammunition to Ukraine, which poisons the earth for millennia to come. Rumors are that long-range ATACMs missiles are to be delivered soon, which could strike deep into Russia.

Apparently, F-16 fighter jets are also on the way.

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The escalation rationale from Washington, we are told, is that since the Russians have not directly retaliated against NATO for NATO’s direct support of Ukraine’s war machine, we can be sure they never will respond.

Is that really a wise bet? It is clear to many that US-built F-16 fighters taking off from NATO bases with NATO pilots attacking Russians in Ukraine – or even Russia itself – would be a declaration of war on Russia.

That means World War III – something we managed to avoid for the whole Cold War.

Congress is silent – or compliant – as we lurch forward toward disaster for no discernable US strategic goal. Biden – or whoever is actually running the show – is forging straight ahead.

As we move into the US presidential election cycle one thing is clear: We desperately need a peace president to do for us what JFK did for the US during the Cuba crisis. Hopefully it won’t be too late!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR …

Ron Paul (Gage Skidmore)

Ron Paul is a former U.S. Congressman from Texas and the leader of the pro-liberty, pro-free market movement in the United States. His weekly column – reprinted with permission – can be found here.

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3 comments

A Ventriloquist and His Dummy June 20, 2023 at 9:00 am

Everyone: Russia needs a Peace President.
Ron Paul: America needs a Peace President.

Everyone: Russia invaded Ukraine.
Ron Paul: America made Russia invade Ukraine.

Everyone: Russia is escalating the conflict in Ukraine.
Ron Paul: America is escalating the conflict in Ukraine.

Everyone: It’s a problem that Russia keeps sending more tanks and weapons into Ukraine.
Ron Paul: It’s a problem that America keeps sending more anti-tank missiles and weapons into Ukraine.

Everyone: Russia should pick up the phone and try to make peace with everyone.
Ron Paul: *goes limp with a dull, lifeless stare*

Sorry folks, Putin had an itch on his nose.

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Dan June 20, 2023 at 8:09 pm

We need Ron Paul to go ahead and move to Russia.

Their military could use the “man” power.

The Paul’s and FitsNews are the definition of “useful idiot”.

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Ambassador of Poland June 21, 2023 at 8:28 am

The Ron Paul solution is to apparently call Russia and ask them to stop, and when they say no, just shrug and say “Well, I tried.”

I’m sure letting Russia just steamroll a nearby country will mean Russia stops there and nobody has to worry about anything else.

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