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The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity : Trump’s Neocons Reverse His Syria Withdrawal Plan

Posted by M. C. on January 8, 2019

Has he noticed recent polls showing that the majority of the American people agree with him? Why is he so intimidated by the neocons?

http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2019/january/07/trump-s-neocons-reverse-his-syria-withdrawal-plan/

written by ron paul

I’m starting to wonder whether President Trump has any power over US foreign policy at all. Many people believe that the US president is just a figurehead, with actual foreign policy firmly in the hands of the deep state. Trump’s latest dramatic U-turn on pulling troops from Syria certainly feeds such theories.

When President Trump announced just a couple of weeks ago that the US was removing its troops from Syria and possibly reducing troops from Afghanistan, the neocons, the media, the military-industrial complex, and the left-wing “never-Trump” people were livid. They were silent when President Obama made the horrible decision to overthrow Assad in Syria and sent weapons to jihadists to do so. They never said a word when billions of dollars were committed to this immoral and dangerous “regime change” policy. They weren’t interested in the rule of law when President Obama thumbed his nose at Congress and sent troops into Syria.

But when President Trump declared the obvious – that ISIS was effectively defeated and that we had no business being in Syria – these above groups in unison declared that actually bringing US troops home was a “gift to Russia.” Read the rest of this entry »

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North Korea Talks Postponed, South Korean FM Cites Busy Schedule – News From Antiwar.com

Posted by M. C. on November 10, 2018

The sabotage begins.

Maybe the solution is for US and certainly Pompeo to butt out.

https://news.antiwar.com/2018/11/08/north-korea-talks-postponed-south-korean-fm-cites-busy-schedule/

..The lack of specificity about what happened has raised speculation among analysts that this reflects a growing divide between the two sides. Diplomacy has been stumbling between the US and North Korea, and there are substantial topics of disagreement that are threatening the process…

Be seeing you

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Korea, Fake News, and What’s Really Going On – Antiwar.com Original

Posted by M. C. on August 30, 2018

The North Koreans are no dummies: they know a regime change operation when they see one. As they watch our Deep State go after a democratically elected President whose hopes for peace complement their own, the North Koreans are waiting to see if Trump survives.

https://original.antiwar.com/justin/2018/08/29/korea-fake-news-and-whats-really-going-on/

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The media continues to get the President’s North Korean peace initiative all wrong: in some cases this is due to laziness, Washington-centric group-think, and just plain ignorance. In other cases, it is quite deliberate. Take, for example, the recent “news” that Trump canceled Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s scheduled trip to Pyongyang due to a “belligerent” letter sent by the North Koreans to the White House. What is the source of this alleged development? A single report in the Washington Post put out there by one Josh Rogin, not a reporter but an opinion columnist with strong neoconservative inclinations. Rogin attributes this information to “two senior administration officials” while admitting that “[t]he exact contents of the message are unclear.”

We don’t know what the letter said, and so we don’t know why Trump canceled the trip. In short, we don’t know anything. That’s the “news,” folks.

So what really happened? Why the cancellation? Read the rest of this entry »

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US Preparing For War Against Iran – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on July 28, 2018

Margolis makes decimating Iranian infrastructure sound quite easy. It may be, but infrastructure may be all the US can do as we have depleted ourselves fighting 6 or 8 wars in the ME and Africa.

Israel and SA will be sure the US does it’s unfair share of the heavy lifting.

Iran’s landscape is forbidding like Afghanistan, only there is a lot more. There is a reason Afghanistan is called the graveyard of empires.

The US has been in the ME for 17 years with no success and no end in sight. We have not won a real war since 1945 and Russia took most of that heat.

Now we are going to take on Iran. The ally of China and Russia.

This is what the 1953 CIA overthrow election interference of the Iranian government has wrought.

The only winner is the military/industrial/bankster complex. War is nothing more than a racket.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/07/eric-margolis/us-preparing-for-war-against-iran/

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26 Reasons Why You Need to Start Paying Attention to Edward Snowden

Posted by M. C. on March 22, 2018

http://theantimedia.org/start-paying-attention-edward-snowden/

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(ANTIMEDIA) — In June of 2013, Edward Snowden was the most wanted man in the world as the U.S. government and others frantically attempted to arrest him for leaking documents that exposed the breadth of surveillance imposed upon the public. The Portuguese government even forced a plane carrying Bolivia’s president to be grounded because of rumors that Snowden might be on board.

Snowden has since been living in exile in Russia as U.S. government officials have relentlessly tried to bring him home to prosecute him over alleged violations of the Espionage Act. Former CIA director-turned-secretary of state Mike Pompeo and others have shamed him, calling him a traitor. Pompeo has even called for his execution.

But as the political climate in the U.S. continues to devolve, especially in light of President Trump’s decision to appoint CIA director Mike Pompeo as secretary of state and replace Pompeo with a known proponent of torture, Snowden has been on a Twitter rampage. And he’s not just discussing the CIA and torture. Read the rest of this entry »

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Rand Paul: Why I’ll Fight Gina Haspel and Mike Pompeo Nominations | The American Conservative

Posted by M. C. on March 19, 2018

If we are to avoid a future that is war-torn and mired in endless conflicts, we must do better than appointing these flawed nominees. I find them unacceptable, and I won’t support them. I hope the president will reconsider, too.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/rand-paul-why-ill-fight-gina-haspels-and-mike-pompeos-nominations/

By Rand Paul

But when it comes to our place on the world stage, we are at a crossroads. We can continue to build on our recent successes by reaffirming America’s role as a trusted, powerful nation guided by principle. Or we can throw it all away by allowing neocon interventionists to infiltrate our leadership and make America the purveyor of destruction.

For decades, we have failed to bring about real peace thanks to a foreign policy guided by the idea that war and intervention are the answers. “Blow up and rebuild” has been the battle cry of those determined to keep us perpetually in conflict… Read the rest of this entry »

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Bad Moon Rising, by Philip Giraldi – The Unz Review

Posted by M. C. on December 13, 2017

Tom is completely owned by the Israel Lobby.

Haley really is stupid. And ambitious. And is also owned by the Israel Lobby, which appears to be a thread that runs its way through all the Trump foreign policy appointees.

There seems to be common threads in US foreign policy.

http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/bad-moon-rising/

Some Washington observers who actually care about such things have been writing how there has been a kumbaya process going on between self-described conservative neocons and liberal interventionists. Katrina vanden Heuvel describes the progressive hawks as “the essential-country crowd,” borrowing a phrase from ex-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright… Read the rest of this entry »

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The CIA director is waging war on truth-tellers like WikiLeaks

Posted by M. C. on May 1, 2017

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/julian-assange-the-cia-director-is-waging-war-on-truth-tellers-like-wikileaks/2017/04/25/b8aa5cfc-29c7-11e7-a616-d7c8a68c1a66_story.html?utm_term=.fd03793fd12a

All this speech to stifle speech comes in reaction to the first publication in the start of WikiLeaks’ “Vault 7” series. Vault 7 has begun publishing evidence of remarkable CIA incompetence and other shortcomings. This includes the agency’s creation, at a cost of billions of taxpayer dollars, of an entire arsenal of cyber viruses and hacking programs — over which it promptly lost control and then tried to cover up the loss. These publications also revealed the CIA’s efforts to infect the public’s ubiquitous consumer products and automobiles with computer viruses. Read the rest of this entry »

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CIA, FBI launch manhunt for leaker who gave top-secret documents to WikiLeaks

Posted by M. C. on April 20, 2017

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cia-fbi-on-manhunt-for-leaker-who-gave-top-secret-documents-to-wikileaks/

“It is time to call out WikiLeaks for what it really is: A non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia,” he said.

The worst, the unthinkable, the most horrible has happened. The truth has come out.

Apparently even at least one of the CIA’s own employees cannot stomach what it does. Read the rest of this entry »

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