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Ron Paul on Israel: Quote: "Unwilling to back down from the growing criticism that his foreign policy would be “dangerous,” Ron Paul told voters in Iowa that western sanctions against Iran are “acts of war” that are likely to lead to an actual war. Paul said that Iran would be justified in responding to sanctions by blocking the Straits of Hormuz, adding that the country blocking the strategically important strait is “so logical” since they have no other recourse. He then compared the situation to China blocking off the Gulf of Mexico to trade. “I think the solution is to do a lot less a lot sooner, and mind our own business, and we wouldn’t have this threat of another war,” Paul said."
Since Ron Paul doesn't believe Iran threatens US national security, he would not have imposed sanctions on Iran, and Iran would not have threatened to close the Straits of Hormuz. Quote: "SIOUX CITY, IOWA: Ron Paul told Iowa voters on Friday that he would not launch a preemptive strike on Iran because “they don’t threaten our national security.” “If some other country thought they had to go to war with them, that is their business,” he said, adding there is no proof Iran is building a nuclear weapon." Quote: – Newt Gingrich’s stance on Islamic law (shari’a) is not “anti-Muslim” as charged by some Islamic critics, an American Muslim activist said Thursday. Instead it is those critical of Gingrich – the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR) – whose actions and motivations should be examined, in the view of M. Zuhdi Jasser, an observant, anti-Islamist American Muslim who is founder and president of the non-profit American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD). “CAIR again proves that along with other Muslim Brotherhood legacy groups in America, they are simply grievance mills which irresponsibly derive their fuel from exaggerating Muslim victimization,” the Phoenix, Ariz.-based doctor told CAIR earlier this week slammed Gingrich after the Republican presidential candidate, asked during a South Carolina campaign event whether he would ever endorse an American Muslim running for president, replied, “It would depend entirely on whether they would commit in public to give up shari’a.” “A truly modern person who happened to worship Allah would not be a threat,” Gingrich continued. “A person who belonged to any kind of belief in shari’a – any kind of effort to impose that on the rest of us, would be a mortal threat.” He went on to point to the application of shari’a in countries like Saudi Arabia and Iran. CAIR in response called Gingrich “one of the nation’s worst promoters of anti-Muslim bigotry” and said he “looks like a relic of an ugly era.” “Any Muslim knows that shari’a is much a part – is completely a part of Islam and you can’t separate the two,” CAIR legislative director Corey Saylor told Iran’s state-funded Press TV. Saylor added that Gingrich’s comments amounted to a violation of the Constitution’s prohibition of a religious test for public office. Invited to comment on Gingrich remarks and CAIR’s criticism, Jasser said, “There is nothing anti-Muslim, implied or otherwise against the free exercise of religion by Muslims in America from anyone who simply states that we Muslims need to come to terms with modernity and separate mosque and state.” “That is in fact the mission of our American Islamic Forum for Democracy,” he said. Jasser said Gingrich had “correctly contextualized his comments with the way shari’a is implemented in Saudi Arabia’s hate-filled public policy.” Saylor’s comments, Jasser said, “demonstrate exactly how irrational Islamist groups like CAIR can get when they are directly confronted with the incompatibilities of Islamism and its instrument of shari’a with western society and modernity.” “One would be hard-pressed to find any public repudiation of Saudi Arabia’s or Iran’s interpretation of shari’a by CAIR.” Jasser stressed that public participation in the U.S. government of Muslims – or adherents of any religion – should never be subject to a “faith litmus test.” “However, Islamism and its inherent desire to implement the public (not the personal) doctrine of shari’a as an instrument of an Islamic state, whether Muslims are a minority or a majority, is a dangerous theo-political ideology that is very relevant to the qualifications and disqualifications of any Muslim running for office or sensitive government appointment,” he argued. “Mr. Gingrich is accurate in making that distinction.” End quote.
The only difficulty was when I was in India, and it wasn't just turcopolier. None of the blogs was accessible; I had to use a US or Canada based proxy server.
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Quote: "They would have learned that Krugman and Romer and Summers say what they believe and believe what they say." More importantly, Krugman **understands** what he says.
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Jon, Yes. You can view the history of the Wiki page to see what was updated.
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There must have been some email chain letter about Giffords with a link to her Wiki page - that would be my guess.
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Hmm, Grijalva's page was also updated: # cur | prev) 17:17, 5 January 2011 (talk) (26,076 bytes) (→External links: Updated order of precedence box.) (undo) # (cur | prev) 21:58, 3 January 2011 Jatkins (talk | contribs) m (26,076 bytes) (→External links: 111th -> 112th) (undo) # (cur | prev) 21:58, 3 January 2011 Jatkins (talk | contribs) (26,076 bytes) (→External links: adding template for 112th Congress) (undo) # (cur | prev) 06:39, 3 January 2011 Semocrat08 (talk | contribs) (26,055 bytes) (undo) # (cur | prev) 06:37, 3 January 2011 Semocrat08 (talk | contribs) (25,903 bytes) (undo) # (cur | prev) 06:35, 3 January 2011 Semocrat08 (talk | contribs) (25,903 bytes) (undo)
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On January 3 and January 5, Giffords' wiki page was substantially edited, by Americus55 and Semocrat08. # (cur | prev) 19:52, 5 January 2011 (talk) (31,125 bytes) (→External links: Updated order of precedence box.) # (cur | prev) 03:59, 5 January 2011 Americus55 (talk | contribs) (31,116 bytes) # (cur | prev) 06:53, 3 January 2011 Semocrat08 (talk | contribs) (31,098 bytes)
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