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10 Extreme Claims in Ron Paul's Controversial Newsletters

New York City renamed "Rapetown," AIDS spread by a "malicious gay," how to gun down an "urban youth," and more.

| Tue Jan. 3, 2012 7:00 AM EST

5) Israeli Mossad Behind 1993 World Trade Center Bombing

From the Ron Paul Survival Report, April 1993 (PDF):

"It was only a few days after the World Trade Center bombing before Mohammed A. Salameh was arrested. Is he guilty? Who knows? Some people think this a frameup by anti-Arab interests. Recall that shortly after the Kennedy assassination, Lee Harvey Oswald was apprehended and accusations were made. We're still sorting that one out. From my point of view, it's hard to believe the perpetrators could be as stupid as the authorities maintain.

We now know what one homemade bomb can do to a large city—one billion dollars of damage. Whether it was a setup by the Israeli Mossad, as a Jewish friend of mine suspects, or was truly a retaliation by the Islamic fundamentalists, matters little. The cities have become centers of violence, whether through the daily and routine terrorism of crime, political bomb terrorism, or the terrorism of mob behavior as in Los Angeles." 

6) Welfare Checks Ended the 1992 Los Angeles Riots

From the Ron Paul Political Newsletter, June 1992 (PDF):

"Order was only restored in LA when it came time for the blacks to pick up their welfare checks three days after rioting began…What if the checks had never arrived? No doubt the blacks would have fully privatized the welfare state through continued looting. But they were paid off and the violence subsided."

7) Nearly All Black Men in DC Are "Semi-Criminal or Entirely Criminal"

From a 1992 newsletter:

"[O]pinion polls consistently show only about 5 percent of blacks have sensible political opinions, i.e. support the free market, individual liberty, and the end of welfare and affirmative action."

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 "Given the inefficiencies of what DC laughingly calls the 'criminal justice system,' I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal...[W]e are constantly told that it is evil to be afraid of black men, [but] it is hardly irrational. Black men commit murders, rapes, robberies, muggings, and burglaries all out of proportion to their numbers."

8) Even Music Triggers "Black Rage"

From the Ron Paul Political Report, July 1992 (PDF):

"The liberals want to keep white America from taking action against black crime and welfare…Jury verdicts, basketball games, and even music are enough to set off black rage, it seems."

9) "Race War," "Federal-Homosexual Cover-up on AIDS," the "Israeli Lobby"

From Ron Paul newsletter solicitation, 1993 (PDF), in which Paul describes his political newsletter: 

"I've been told not to talk, but these stooges don't scare me. Threats or no threats, I've laid bare the coming race war in our big cities. The federal-homosexual cover-up on AIDS (my thinking as a physician helps me see through this one.) The Bohemian Grove—perverted, pagan playground of the powerful. Skull & Bones: the demonic fraternity that includes George Bush and leftist Senator John Kerry, Congress's Mr. New Money. The Israeli lobby, which plays Congress like a cheap harmonica. And the Soviet-style 'smartcard' the Justice Department has in mind for you."

10) Attack of the AK-47-Wielding IRS Agents

From Ron Paul newsletter solicitation, 1993 (PDF):

"Next year, or next month, the New Money could wipe you out—destroy everything you've worked for and saved for—and leave your family destitute.

"It could happen any time. And I don't mind telling you I'm scared. For myself, for my family, for my friends, for my country.

"We've seen a lot of financial tyrannies from Washington in this century. This one could take the cake. And popping out of the cake, with a big Surprise!, will be an IRS agent with an AK-47."

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