Boston Marathon Bombing

Ron Paul: Militarized Response More Frightening Than the Boston Bombing

U.S. looks increasingly like a banana republic


Former Rep. Ron Paul said the police response to the Boston Marathon bombings was scarier than the bombing itself, which killed three and wounded more than 250.

"The Boston bombing provided the opportunity for the government to turn what should have been a police investigation into a military-style occupation of an American city," Paul, a Texas Republican, wrote today on the website of the libertarian writer Lew Rockwell. "This unprecedented move should frighten us as much or more than the attack itself."

Paul said the scenes of the house-to-house search for the younger bombing suspect in suburban Watertown, Mass., were reminiscent of a "military coup in a far off banana republic."

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  1. and the obligatory racist newsletter disclaimer…

    Paul’s work with Rockwell, who was his congressional chief of staff from 1978 to 1982, has caused problems for the former representative in the past. Rockwell reportedly oversaw “The Ron Paul Political Report,” a 1980s and ’90s-era newsletter whose controversial assertions about race, homosexuality and other topics were used against Paul in both of his presidential runs.

  2. What is also really disturbing are the comments from the Politico article…most everyone just mocks anyone for questioning what happened. I guess these liberals haven’t been informed that the ACLU is denouncing the militarized reaction??

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