Ron Paul on Crimea: None of America’s business

In a new Washington Post op-ed, former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) asks why it is that when Scotland, Catalonia, and Venice seek to secede from unresponsive governments, the West turns a blind eye. Paul cites double standards and points out that when elections were held in US occupied Iraq, they were called a “triumph of democracy,” yet the Crimea referendum is blasted as “illegal” due to the Russian “occupation.” RT’s Gayane Chichakyan takes a look at the Libertarian-leaning politician’s latest remarks.

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MUTALISKUS 1986
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thx

MGR1900
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Geez. Stalin starved between 7,000,000 to 11,000,000 Ukrainians in the 1930s. I wonder when we'll be seeing a documentary about that on RT.

Uhemai Notmeh
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Ron Paul is a good man (his son is not)

kevin murphy
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England has been on a massive "Scare campaign" to try & keep rule over Scotland… but its really the western centralized banking scheme that is truly scared of Scotland's independence   

Armando7654
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Russia disagrees with Ron Paul. 
Otherwise Russia itself would consider Ukraine as none of its business! 

Armando7654
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Russia disagrees with Ron Paul. 
Otherwise Russia itself would consider Ukraine as none of its business! 

Brulluhman
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Ron Paul should read my comments.  I also will show him a map of Russia's interests. And why, the things are happening as they go.

ammiralowling
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It is none of our business but Americans need to wake up and start tossing members of congress out of office. Fauxnews has their approval rating at 12% and bush's cousin obama at 38%. We should demand new elections right now and force them to resign.

Brulluhman
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What Putin can do for Russia, is fighting corruption. Russia can't do without Europe (I can explain all of that with loots of links, demography figures, worlds energy import preference, etc.). A few rules. 1. I'm always right, 2. When I'm not, see rule number 1.  3 Only by export economies can grow and 4. Countries become poor because of corruption. 

JukeSwish W
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Its a shame he wont run for pres again……

diggs
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At least America has one or two sane politicians left

ValhalaFiveSix
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US stopping stirring up trouble all over the world then saying somebody else did it.

surfjerr
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King Obama do you know why most of the world hates us ? You continue murdering women , children , elderly , and were lied too to start your wars for money ! Instead King and cronies you are murdering us with your Chemtrails , fluoride , vaccine's , GMOed foods ! ( People are waking up your highness ) When we find you guilty of crimes against humanity and traitors to this here Republic in a court of the Republic  ( we still hang traitors here in this Republic ! )  In memory of all those humans you have murdered !!

Yakovlievich
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The first intelligent thing that an American politician has said on the issue of Crimea.

Tiffany
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lol RT would post this… To be honest, he's right though. It's none of our god damned business.

רבקה
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Hi +RussBETEP I haven't seen you for awhile. How you been?

רבקה
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Hi +RussBETEP I haven't seen you for awhile. How you been?

ElSmusso
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intelligenten amerikanischen Politiker?
Donnerwetter! Wunderbar.

mortalcombat
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putin is a thug

Kurt Mumme
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The US lecturing others on respecting sovereignty.. LOL

Ramiro Figueiredo
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Who was the lonely sucker that clicked thumbs down on this?

maria silva
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Ron Paul; no longer in Congress, still trolling.

Methalodon
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Johnny Bump
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I hope to God that both Russians and Ukrainians who are so close in terms of their heritage and culture and values and history and tradition; I hope that they find a way to love one another, have peace with one another; at the same time recognizing the idea that every people has the right to independence and to preserve their unique expressions of humanity.

Johnny Bump
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One of the basic principles of human rights is that every people have a right to determine their own government, to determine the structure of that government, to rule themselves and to choose how they want their country to be run. That is the heart of what people call democracy.

Johnny Bump
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I think Ukrainians have a right to run their own country the same as Russian have a right to run theirs and I also believe that peoples have a right to have the government over them that they decide.

Johnny Bump
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We stand for the rights of every people to be free and independent; for people to determine (themselves) their own government and the policies of that government. That no other nation has got the right to determine what goes on inside of another nation. No other people has the right to oppress or harm any other people and everybody on the planet should have the right to self government.

Steven Tetro
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Ron Paul for President/

fresnoman4man
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We have to understand that the world mafia elitist capitalist cabal that are pulling the stings that instigated the coup in Kiev did so to cut one of Russia's main economic arteries, the gas pipelines to the EU, and take over that market share.
None of this is lost on the Russian people who understand this was an economic hit on their financial well-being. This goes beyond national chauvinism. Just wait until the Ukrainian fascist schmucks who tossed the firebombs realize the EU economic rewards are shock doctrine austerity imposed by the criminal EU and World Bank..

Delaynee Z
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Still have my Ron Paul bumper sticker

Eric Smith
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He speaks like an American from an America that doesn't exist anymore, unfortunatelty.

10K2HVN
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He makes sense… He must be a racist.

SUPERIRAQIII
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go ron paul .

g3nXd4d
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Right on as always Dr. Paul.

Lance Tyree
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Ron Paul is the only one who ACTUALLY cares about this country and the well being of the American people. I agree 100% with that man because he is truthful and tells it like it is and how it's suppose to be.

Lil Tony
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I love Ron Paul….But only because he looks like Hugh Hefner lol

Dakota Scofield
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Every ron paul supporter needs to vote for David Duke, paul is too old to run again for the 2016 elections, but WE THE PEOPLE still have David Duke, he is 63 and he stands for real freedom and every other idea that ron paul stood for, watch the video "David Duke For President" he wil audit the Fed, jail the wall street banksters, and restore the constitution.

firefox8192
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Ron Paul putting the truth on BLAST

j00g33
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Recommended reading for the White House
“When it can be said by any country in the world, my poor are happy, neither ignorance nor distress is to be found among them, my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars, the aged are not in want, the taxes are not oppressive, the rational world is my friend because I am the friend of happiness. When these things can be said, then may that country boast its constitution and government. Independence is my happiness, the world is my country and my religion is to do good.”
― Thomas Paine, Rights of Man

Shmenti Kapeli
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Ron Paul is a real leader.

Shmenti Kapeli
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He can manage the presidency far better than his competitors.