Ron Paul: death of Gaddafi a victory for “one world government”

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is raising concerns about the death of former Libyan president Muammar Gaddafi. 

“I think it’s the wrong way to do it,” Paul said late this morning in an interview with Radio Iowa. “This is victory for one-world government. This is a NATO/UN operation with our money in a pretense that we don’t have troops on the ground, and yet we do have advisors, CIA agents there.  It was our weapons and our money and so we have moral responsibility for it.”

Paul argues the “disarray” in Libya is exacerbated, not diminished, by the assassination of Gaddafi.  A civil process, where Gaddafi would have been tried in a court for his crimes, would have been preferable, according to Paul. 

“This is sort of going backwards from the rule of law. I mean we were further advanced at the end of World War II when they at least tried the Nazi war criminals.  I think one of the things that disturbs me the most is the celebration from the president and others who say this is just wonderful. I don’t like to see the celebration of death and that’s what we’re seeing now.”

In shifting to yesterday’s news, that nearly all American troops will be out of Iraq by year’s end, Paul said after nine years of U.S. involvement in Iraq, “the results have been bad.”

“We have to realize that the removal of the troops had to do with the breakdown of the negotiations. It’s because we couldn’t get an exemption from Iraqi laws for crimes that Americans might commit in this new country that we created, so that was the number one, but in reality America’s not leaving,” Paul said. “They’re leaving a lot of contractors. They’re leaving a huge embassy. I cannot believe all the military bases will be just given up and turned over. We’ll have to wait and see…There’s a lot of chaos there. I think there’s still a civil war going on there.”

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About O.Kay Henderson

O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.


  1. This is more true than most Americans realize. Ghaddafi may have been a unsympathetic character, but he was also a leader who gave back to his people (yes, REAL socialism). More importantly, Libya represented a sovereign African country, unwilling to assimilate into the global corporate system (aka the New World Order). The US government and other globalists could care less about human rights. They want corruptible leaders! The US government was happy to do business with Ghadafi 5 or 6 years ago. I’d love to know the back story, the corporate dealings that failed- likely because Ghaddafi was unwilling to completely sell out his people. Just like the Iranian and Mossadeq in 1953. What a shame…

  2. Crying shame what they did to him. I was rooting for him the whole way. NATO is a prick.

    Vive la Colonel!