Mauro's first Tweet:
Mauro's second Tweet:
My second response:
Mauro's third Tweet:
My third response:
Here is Mauro's article that he cited on his third Tweet. There are two places were he talks about Hamas, the Islamist group that broke with the Palestinian Authority and took over the Gaza Strip in June 2007.
The first his here:
He made similar comments in an interview in June 2010 with Don Imus, calling the flotilla raid “horrible” and again accusing Israel of turning the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip into a “concentration camp” by blocking the arrival of humanitarian aid.
And the second, is just in his conclusion:
Rep. Ron Paul can state that he’s a friend to Israel all he wants, but the published record stands. He views Israel as the catalyst for 9/11, defends Iran’s innocence, parrots the anti-Israeli propaganda of Hamas, and upholds an anti-Zionist organization that views Israel as an oppressive, illegitimate state. That is not a friend.
Now, here's the point: in neither of these places is Ron Paul "defending" Hamas. So let this be an example of how a libeling "national security analyst" like Mauro is not about the facts. He is merely a partisan hack, willing to say anything that gets him on Fox News. I doubt Mauro has even been to the Middle East, or at least outside Israel. His job is only to pose like he knows something about reality--while trying to swing public opinion for his own twisted means.
To let Ryan Mauro know how you feel about his remarks on Ron Paul, feel free to email him here.