Ron Paul on Capt. Humayun Khan: Sacrifice or Victim?

Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s team invited the parents of Capt. Humayun Khan, killed in Iraq in 2004, to speak at the convention and criticize Republican nominee Donald Trump’s policy on Muslim immigration. It was a classic trap and Trump bumbled into it. The ensuing blow-up may have made great ratings for the media, but what is unsaid is that both sides agreed that Khan’s death was a great sacrifice for our liberties and freedoms back home in the US. The media went along with this view. But being killed in a war started by government and media lies does not make one a heroic sacrifice. In fact, it makes on a victim. Khan was a victim of both Republicans and Democrats who supported the war in 2002 and he is victim again today. Ron Paul’s view in today’s Ron Paul Liberty Report:

Reprinted from The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity.

3 thoughts on “Ron Paul on Capt. Humayun Khan: Sacrifice or Victim?”

  1. And my nephew, a top-shirt (E8) in the US Army, I wish he would desert. Who needs another killer in the world? He’s been in since just before 9-11. Killed a few folks, and none of them (just guess the next part, ok?)

    not a single one of them was involved with 9-11 or WMDs. Did you guess correctly?? Clever lad. Forget desertion, maybe what’s needed is some good old fashioned mutiny.

    Let’s see how many others have been hatchet jobbed after serving in the military and doing what they were told to do in war. Max Cleland. The Republicans smeared him ten ways from Sunday in support of a Plantation Aristocrat named Saxby Chambliss 111. Who was a chickenhawk. The slander against a man who left half his body weight and three of his limbs in VietNam would be sickening, right? The Wave The Flag crowd would of course not permit that to be unanswered. So they cheered on the punk Chambliss and his publicists. That was their answer. Same for Ron Kovic. People who had never gotten their delicate fingers calloused or fought any of their own battles, far less risked becoming paraplegic, loved him like a hero until he renounced war. And said some things, wrote some things that enraged the Warmongers.

    So Hillary and Trump made damned sure this other young American and his family get the same treatment.

  2. Ploy by the democratic party and their fake patriotism after getting the USA involved in illegal wars.Hillary Clinton voted to go to war to protect the vested interests of Wall Street and big banks as well as the military industrial complex.

  3. I was put off by the father teaching Trump what is Constitution. And offering to give him one. This really shows how low have we sunk as a society. This is how it felt to me. It is a horrible thing for someone to mention problems that are associated with a group of people, because then a group — or their defenders, are entitled to accuse you of committing a horrible crime, smearing the whole group, trampling on their collective existence, on their fundamental rights as human beings. You are done. And, as a result But then, on the basis of this crime, any insult can be hurled at that person? So, it was considered quite normal that the father would advise Trump, an American, to read the Constitution. Their son was killed in an unconstitutional war, the war Trump condemned not in hindsight, but at the very beginning. And in support of person who has orchestrated the capture and sadistic killing of a head of Libyan state, Gadhafi. And then, rejoiced over this act of inhumanity.
    I feel that the family should have declined to be used shamelessly for political gain of Hillary Clinton — of all people.
    And what was the kind of sin Trump committed? He certainly said what is on the minds of many. That something needs to be done about the immigration as we are facing the problems we do not even fully understand. Our President does not even want to say what kind of problem it is — he would rather have all Moslems be suspects. In fact, Trump is absolutely right, there is a problem with radicalism in the form of Wahhabi and Salafi cults. These are cults, and need to be dealt with as such. And when immigrants are coming from the world where these cults proliferate, are armed and dangerous — are we to just do nothing? Once we identify the cult characteristic, and it is not difficult at all. Once we are in the clear with that — we need to insure that NOBODY, no Governments or non-governmental entities provide funding, arming or diplomatic or moral support, so that they do not keep on taking territory, and keep large numbers of people hostage. Then we can deal with the supply side of cult — how it attracts unhappy, angry, mentally ill, disaffected, marginalized, young and rebellious, etc. etc. And how such cult manage to become a cause, so anybody with the intent to commit suicide can make a name for himself/herself by dedicating the life to the cult.
    We have good resources dealing with cults, and know how to spot potential cult followers. When we do that, we may even notice that it is crazy to allow foreign religious leaders to run American mosques, as they often preach fundamentalist ideas imbedded in Wahhabism — but those ideas easily lead to radicalization and a desire to join a cult. And we will notice how it may not be bad idea to have a large Salafi center, even as we fluffed off the troublesome elements of the brothers that committed Boston murders. Just because one of them has been a garden variety criminal, that does not mean that the attractiveness of Salafism did not really form the idea of killing infidels. We may find out that we have no business privatizing failed schools, turning them over into Charter schools, and over 100 of them in the US being run by the Foundation owned by a highly controversial (or dangerous ) religious leader, Fethullah Gulen.
    If we followed Trump, we will understand that he has good instincts for problem solving, and good knowledge — but one cannot take a campaign speech to define policy. And to malign him, for mentioning “Moslems” in the context of limiting immigration — is the height of vapor mentality. After all, immigration is about security, and a president can stop ALL immigration if need be. Immigration has nothing to do with human rights.

    We have a problem when we cannot talk about problems without first deciding if we have the right to talk about them. Should I as a white person be prohibited to have a negative opinion on the Black Lives Matter Movement? Or ever to have a right to have a concern, let us say, about an issue that affects LBGT community? But that is a reality. Perhaps if you are Pope, you are allowed to say something, otherwise, stick to your group, and let the neocons be the protectors, mediators and definition providers. My, it is the time of Trotskyite permanent revolution all over again.

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