Ron Paul Jumps The Beluga

RonPaulPhotoShopBySeorseIn the past, I’ve noted the flaming nuttery that is Ron Paul here, here, here, here, here, and here and here. At some point, exhaustion set in, and I figured that people either get that he’s a Leftist with a pocket Constitution, and more a cult figure more than a serious thinker, or not.

But here we go again:

“Rand Paul Has a Major Problem. His Name Is Ron Paul”:

If Sen. Rand Paul is to become a serious presidential contender, he is going to have to find a way to keep his cranky father off the TV. All Ron Paul does is blame America for the misdeeds of others, including Putin.

Yes indeed. Since I’m not much of a Rand Paul fan, I’d just as soon his dad continues running his mouth off.

But seriously?

Re Putin’s antics in Ukraine (yes, Crimea is, and will remain, part of Ukraine, unless and until the Ukrainian people at large, not just Crimeans, decide otherwise–Potemkin plebiscites notwithstanding), Ron Paul said:

“He’s no angel, but actually he has some law on his side.”

Which law?

Paul asserted that “contracts, and agreements, and treaties” associated with the Sevastopol base provide Putin with the legal basis to militarily occupy the peninsula. He said that Russia could accuse America of occupying Cuba because it, too, holds a lease on the land around the Guantanamo Bay prison.

So, the presence of a naval base (which presence pre-dated Khrushchev’s 1954 “gift” to Ukraine of Crimea by well over a century-and-a-half) gives Russia the right to violate the sovereign territorial integrity of Ukraine, as well as abrogate the treaty that Russia signed in 1997?

“The High Contracting Parties shall build their relations on the basis of principles of mutual respect of sovereign equality, territorial integrity, inviolability of borders, peaceful settlement of disputes, non-use of force or threat of force, including economic and other forms of pressure, non-interference into internal affairs…”

Oh, that.

Nonsense on stilts, Ron.

Good luck, Rand; you’ll need it.


One Response to Ron Paul Jumps The Beluga

  1. The line from Monty Python comes immediately to mind: “you’re a loon.”


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