Mitt Romney secret video reveals views on Middle East

Mr Romney also warns the US could come under attack from Iran

18 September 2012 Last updated at 14:56

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-19637631

A new secret video clip has emerged of remarks by Republican candidate Mitt Romney, saying the Palestinians are committed to Israel’s destruction.

He tells donors the Middle East will “remain an unsolved problem… and we kick the ball down the field”.

The video is from the same event as a clip released on Monday, in which Mr Romney says almost half of Americans “believe that they are victims”.

It comes less than two months before the presidential election.

The new footage was posted on Tuesday on the website of the liberal investigative magazine Mother Jones, which said it was taken at a fundraiser in Boca Raton, Florida.

‘Chicago dirty bomb’

Mr Romney is shown saying that Palestinians are “committed to the destruction and elimination of Israel”.

“The Palestinians have no interest whatsoever in establishing peace,” he says, adding that “the pathway to peace is almost unthinkable to accomplish”.

Extract of Mitt Romney secret recording: “They’ll vote for this president no matter what”

In another clip, the former Massachusetts governor is shown discussing Iran’s nuclear programme, and warning that America itself could come under attack.

“If I were Iran – a crazed fanatic, I’d say let’s get a little fissile material to Hezbollah, have them carry it to Chicago or some other place, and then if anything goes wrong, or America starts acting up, we’ll just say, ‘Guess what? Unless you stand down, why, we’re going to let off a dirty bomb’.”

On Monday, Mother Jones posted another clip from the same fundraiser in which Mr Romney disparages those who would vote for his Democratic rival, President Barack Obama.
Not ‘elegantly stated’

The Republican candidate is shown saying that the 47% of Americans who back the president do not pay income tax and would never vote for Mr Romney.

“There are 47% who are with him [Mr Obama], who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it.”

Mr Romney said in the video that his role “is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”

In a late-night appearance on Monday, the Republican candidate said those remarks were not “elegantly stated”, but did not retract them.

The Obama campaign was quick to pounce.

“It’s hard to serve as president for all Americans when you’ve disdainfully written off half the nation,” Jim Messina, Mr Obama’s campaign manager, said in a statement.

The video clips provided to Mother Jones are said to have been filmed at a $50,000 (£31,000) a head fundraiser at some point after Mr Romney became the presumptive Republican nominee.
Romney strategy rethink

The pictures are blurred out with the exception of his face, and no attendees are visible.
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Who pays US income tax?

The US federal government runs off two kinds of taxes: payroll taxes, which fund benefits such as Social Security, and income taxes, which largely fund the rest of the federal budget.

In 2011, the Tax Policy Center studied the tax liability of US households:
53.6% paid income taxes, 46.4% did not
28.3% paid payroll taxes but not income taxes
10.3% were elderly and retired and were not taxed on Social Security benefits
6.9% did not pay any tax with household incomes of less than $20,000 (£12,300)

The majority of those who pay payroll but not income tax do so because of tax benefits for the elderly, families with children and low-income earners.

Also on Monday, Mr Romney’s campaign unveiled a significant reworking of its strategy less than two months before election day.

Until now his message to voters has largely consisted of repeated attacks on President Obama’s economic record.

Campaign advisers told the US media on Monday that Mr Romney would speak more specifically about his budget plans and tax policy.

The videos bookended a difficult 24 hours for the Romney campaign. On Sunday, a lengthy Politico story detailed apparent divisions and indecision within the campaign.

A series of opinion polls at the end of last week showed Mr Romney trailing Mr Obama both nationally and in several swing states.

The two men square off in the election on 6 November, but early voting begins soon in several states.

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8 Responses to Israel arse kissing warmongerer Mitt Romney attacks the Middle East

  1. Both candidates kiss the backside of George H.W Bush the thirty-four year long leader of the Deutsche Verteidigungs Dienst (Nazi SS Odessa continuum) which hides in the Directorate for Intelligence division of the Central Intelligence Agency.

    Do not be fooled that Barack (Prophet Mohammed’s horse) Hussein (Islamic) Obama is the all out rebel annoying the elite families as Lindsay Williams would have you fooled with. Lindsay claims Obama is helping his Muslim friends such as accepting Muslim Brotherhood funds to his campaign for oil sales. Who controls the Muslim Brotherhood? The DVD and MI6 do and always have for The Worshipful Company of Mercers, the Muslim Brotherhood being connected with the old The Honourable East India Company.

    Wake up people the only real leadership for America is Gary Johnson. Its time for the downfall of the United States corporation. If Ron Paul was for real he would be now connected with Gary Johnson, has he? Well theres your answer! So I suggest you all get behind Gary Johnson and stop the screwing of this U.S Election. Remember George W. Bush was installed in office by Knight of Malta, Tony Blair who used three million in laundered pound notes from Barclays bank through a MI6 proprietary account called Humewood into Bear Stearns in Florida run by Governor Jeb Bush (4th Degree Knight of Columbus). The vote officials and media (CNN) were paid off. Who runs CNN? A knight of Malta called Ted Turner. You thought Blair was Bush’s puppet? Think again, Blair is only a puppet to the Papacy and the City of London Corporation.

    -= The Unhived Mind

    UHM – HIDDEN HAND MANIPULATION OF ANTI-ISLAM MOVIE & AFTER EFFECT CHAOS
    http://theunhivedmind.com/wordpress2/?p=5185

    • MetalHeadViking says:

      What is your take on Bill Still calling out Gary Johnson as a bankster shill?

      Apparently Gary Johnson is under full control and backed up by Roger “GOP Hitman” Stone. Maybe Ron Paul is wise not to rush into the arms of Gary Johnson (and the soon to be annexed Libertarian Party, by pro-FEDERAL RESERVE GOP Hitman Roger Stone).

  2. Wesley Clark ( US 4 Star General ) US will attack 7 countries in 5 years

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ha1rEhovONU

    Wesley Clark , Oct 3 2007 at the commonwealth club of California. (San Francisco California ) http://www.newamericancentury.org/

    He openly says that there was a policy coup . ( Donald Rumsfeld , Paul Wolfowitz , Dick Cheney ) – Project for a New American Century .

    He stated that they are going to destroy the governments of 7 countries in 5 years.

    There actually has been more the 7 countries, when Military coups have failed then then there have been military intervention.

    Here are the links to the countries mechanoid2k

    1) Iraq- March 20, 2003-
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_War

    2) Afghanistan- October 7, 2001 -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_in_Afghanistan_(2001%E2%80%93present)

    3) lebanon- July 12 2006-
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_Lebanon_War

    4) libya- Mar 19 2011-
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_military_intervention_in_Libya

    5) Syria-Mar 15 2011
    -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syrian_civil_war

    6) Sudan-February 2003
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_in_Darfur

    7) Samolia-January 26, 1991
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somali_Civil_War

    8) Pakistan -March 16, 2004
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_in_North-West_Pakistan

    9) Egyptian revolution ( NED Military coup ) 25 January 2011
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011%E2%80%932012_Egyptian_revolution

    10) Tunisian revolution( NED Military coup ) December 18 2010
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunisian_revolution

    11) Yemeni revolution-( NED Military coup) 27 January 2011
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Yemeni_revolution

    12) Bahraini uprising( NED Military coup) 14 February 2011
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahraini_uprising_(2011%E2%80%93present)

    Here is the common logo of all the colour revolutions …..

    http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.ibn-tv.com/wp-content/uploads/2

    Watch it , Subscribe, download it , post it….just get it out there !

    Watch my video The New World Order is a conspiracy theory !!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8HJSapRxWs

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  3. truth19 says:

    Jesse Ventura might run for 2016 I heard

    • Jesse Ventura is another safe puppet of the Frederick Copleston SJ clan aka conspiracy phony controlled alternative media. Not a mention about the deeper angles to the conspiracies he brings up. Remember his water theft show? Good huh? Well why did he forget to mention the House of Savoy control of the blue-gold through the Water Society and the St Lazare Foundation? Is he scared of this powerful Papist who controls the canton of Geneva with his Doria scion wife? No do not get excited because its all a show to move people away from the real candidates like Gary Johnson and to waste votes and time as they have done with Ron Paul. Do not be surprised if the President in 2016 is Hillary Rodham Clinton the mouth opening, pen pushing terrorist wicked witch of North America.

      -= The Unhived Mind

      • MetalHeadViking says:

        Dont forget Jesse Venturas Illuminati jacket. And he knows exactly what it means!

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elB66-_m_Ww

        • Jesse Ventura makes a mockery out of conspiracy with his pathetic acting TV show and his appearances of the WWE talking about conspiracies. Just makes it harder for real truth sayers to come out with the information. The idea of these TV shows is not to spread the truth but in fact to spread cognitive dissidence because when you open your mouth about a subject the people will switch off and either say oh that was just on TV its nonsense, or they will only follow the TV line. Its called brainwashing and the Tavistock boys are good at that.

          -= The Unhived Mind

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