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Ron Paul: Government Had Foreknowledge of 9/11 Terror Attacks    : Information Clearing House - ICH

Ron Paul: Government Had Foreknowledge of 9/11 Terror Attacks    : Information Clearing House - ICH

Paul: Government Had Foreknowledge of 9/11 Terror

Paul argues U.S. gov't more destructive than Osama
Bin Laden

By Washington Free Beacon

August 30, 2014 "
- "
Free Beacon
" - - Former
Rep. Ron Paul said he believes the U.S. government
had prior knowledge of the Sept. 11 terrorist
attacks and has kept this information hidden in a
classified section of the 9/11 Commission report.

Paul, who made
the comments during a radio interview last Friday,
also argued that the crimes of Osama bin Laden were
“minor” compared to the harm the U.S. government has
caused since the 2001 attacks.

“I believe
that if we ever get the full truth [about 9/11],
we’ll find out that our government had it in the
records exactly what the plans were, or at least
close to it,” said Paul, during the

with Money and Markets host Charles
Goyette. “You already mentioned that [the U.S.
government] had been warned that something was going
to happen.”

Paul said he doubted that Bush administration
officials personally helped plot the attacks.

“Does that
prove the fact that our president and others
actually sat down and laid the plans and did this? I
don’t think it does,” he said.

Paul also
said the U.S. government has been more destructive
than 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden.

“Our own
government did more harm to the liberties of the
American people than bin Laden did,” said Paul.
“[Bin Laden] was a monster himself, but that was
minor compared to the damage done financially, the
people that have died. And here we are, 24 years,
and we’re still fighting a war in the pretense that
had something to do with 9/11.”

The former
congressman took issue with the term “9/11 truther,”
arguing that it carried a negative connotation.

politically very risky to talk about [questioning
the 9/11 attacks], because the left and the
government defenders are really, really quick to
discredit anybody who raises any question
whatsoever,” said Paul. “They paint you, and they
say ‘oh you question this, that means you’re a
truther.’ I was always amazed, if you question and
you want the truth, how they took a word like
‘truther’ and turned it into a terrible, terrible

repeatedly denied during his 2012 presidential
campaign that he was a “truther.”

In 2012,

ABC News anchor Jake Tapper that the idea
that the Bush administration knew about the 9/11
attacks beforehand was “complete nonsense.”

“I never
bought into that stuff. I never talked about it,”
Paul said at the time. “About the conspiracy of
Bush—of Bush knowing about this? No, no, come on.
Come on. Let’s be reasonable.”

In the
interview last Friday, the former congressman also
claimed the U.S. government was covering up the full
truth of the John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King

Kennedy assassination probe and commission, we don’t
know the truth about that, and probably 80 percent
of the American people don’t even believe that [Lee
Harvey] Oswald was the only one involved,” said
Paul. “Also we don’t know all we should know about
Martin Luther King assassination, either.”



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