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The Russia Investigation – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. Fox on December 9, 2018

Putin and other rival powers are watching the same strategy that bankrupted the Soviet Union: allow a debt-crippled economy, deeply hampered by crony corporatism, to destroy its currency by creating too much of it to finance foreign adventures.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/12/david-gornoski/the-russia-investigation-is-about-criminalizing-peace/

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“For those who long wondered why throughout the presidential campaign Trump could not bring himself to say a critical word about Russian President Vladimir Putin, we now know the answer: Trump was hoping to do business in Russia, and doing so would require the approval of Putin.” – USA Today Opinion

Make no mistake, the mainstream left and state serving-media voices are trying to gaslight an entire generation into believing any candidate that wants peace with Russia may be a foreign conspirator worthy of prison, shame, and family persecution.

Former congressman Ron Paul, as a peace presidential candidate, did not regurgitate war propaganda against Russia either. Neither did Senator Rand Paul when he ran. What, is there supposed to be a Paul hotel in Moscow or something? Yet for future generations, many in the media want to ensure no such anti-war candidate ever runs again without baked-in misgivings of treason and criminality… Read the rest of this entry »

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Sen. Rand Paul Pushes to Halt Saudi Arms Sales Over Journalist’s Disappearance – News From Antiwar.com

Posted by M. C. Fox on October 11, 2018

Lindsay Graham says this could be a game changer in our relationship with SA.

I guess tens of thousands of dying. diseased children in Yemen, due to SA, doesn’t count.

I don’t believe warmonger Graham for a second.

https://news.antiwar.com/2018/10/09/sen-rand-paul-pushes-to-halt-saudi-arms-sales-over-journalists-disappearance/

Jason Ditz

The latest fallout from the disappearance and presumptive murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi could see the Saudis losing their main source of arms. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) says he intends to force a vote on blocking further US arms sales to the Saudi kingdom.

Sen. Paul announced the plan on a local radio show, saying he hopes to force a vote in the Senate by the end of the week which would force a full halt to US arms shipments if there is “any indication” the Saudis are behind killing Khashoggi.

The fate of the journalist, who has been critical of the Saudi crown prince, has been a subject of speculation over the past week, after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and was never seen again. His body has not been found, and Turkey has been pressing the Saudis on the investigation.

Saudi warcrimes in Yemen have led to previous votes on cutting Saudi arms sales. Though President Trump has previously opposed such cuts, the fate of the high-profile reporter may be shifting administration attitude on the matter.

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Corker, Menendez Scuttle Rand Paul Efforts to Block Billions in U.S. Funding for Afghan Forces Sexually Abusing Boys

Posted by M. C. Fox on October 2, 2018

…Capt. Dan Quinn, who beat up an Afghan commander for keeping an approximately 10-year-old boy chained to his bed as a sex slave and beating up his mother when she tried to rescue him. Quinn was relieved of command as a result.

In case you had the mistaken belief we were #over there# to help the people.

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/10/01/corker-menendez-scuttle-rand-paul-efforts-to-block-billions-in-u-s-funding-for-afghan-forces-sexually-abusing-boys/

by Kristina Wong

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) last week tried to block billions in U.S. taxpayer funds from going to the Afghan military and police forces unless its’ units stopped sexually abusing young boys, but he was opposed by Senate Foreign Relations Committee leaders.

During a committee business meeting last Wednesday considering the reauthorization of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, Paul proposed an amendment to withhold all U.S. funding for all Afghan security forces unless the U.S. government’s watchdog in Afghanistan could verify those forces were not using children as child soldiers or sex slaves.

The U.S. is slated to provide Afghan security forces — military and police — with $4.92 billion in 2019 for equipment, training, supplies, services, infrastructure repair and other funding.

Paul told other members, according to a transcript of the business meeting first obtained by Breitbart News: “I think that the committee is right to be gravely concerned with sexual trafficking and abuse of young people around the world in a variety of countries. I think we shouldn’t turn a blind eye towards when our allies are responsible for this, as well.” Read the rest of this entry »

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The Case for Stripping Former Officials of their Security Clearances – Consortiumnews

Posted by M. C. Fox on July 27, 2018

John was hard to get along with. His superiors generally didn’t like him. He was once fired from a job at the CIA. He’s not particularly bright. And then he found a patron in former CIA director George Tenet, who saved his career.

https://consortiumnews.com/2018/07/25/the-case-for-stripping-former-officials-of-their-security-clearances/

By John Kiriakou

Libertarian senator Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican, said on Monday that in a personal meeting with President Donald Trump, he urged the president to revoke the security clearances of a half dozen former Obama-era intelligence officials, including former CIA director John Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and former National Security Advisor Susan Rice. I couldn’t agree more with Paul’s position, not specifically regarding these three people, but for any former intelligence official. No former intelligence official should keep a security clearance, especially if he or she transitions to the media or to a corporate board.

The controversy specifically over Brennan’s clearance has been bubbling along for more than a year. He has been one of Trump’s most vocal and harshest critics. Last week he went so far as to accuse Trump of having committed “treason” during his meeting in Helsinki, Finland with Russian president Vladimir Putin. Brennan said in a tweet, “Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors.’ It was nothing short of treasonous. Not only were Trump’s comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin. Republican patriots: Where are you???” The outburst was in response to Trump’s unwillingness to accept the Intelligence Community position that Putin and the Russians interfered in the 2016 presidential election. Read the rest of this entry »

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Rand Paul to ask Trump to revoke security clearance of ex-CIA chief Brennan

Posted by M. C. Fox on July 23, 2018

When li$tening to $ome of the$e neocon/warparty “patriot$” you have to con$ider motivation$.

Brennan’s basic skill set consists of being able to lie to congress and get away with it.

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/07/23/rand-paul-john-brennan-security-clearance-735620

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Sen. Rand Paul Monday said he is meeting with President Donald Trump to ask for former CIA director John Brennan to have his security clearance revoked.

“Is John Brennan monetizing his security clearance? Is John Brennan making millions of dollars divulging secrets to the mainstream media with his attacks on @realDonaldTrump,” the Kentucky Republican tweeted Monday morning. “Today I will meet with the President and I will ask him to revoke John Brennan’s security clearance.”… Read the rest of this entry »

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Rand Paul: Congress Moves to Give the President Unlimited War Powers | The American Conservative

Posted by M. C. Fox on May 8, 2018

Handing war-making power from Congress to the executive branch is not an exercise in congressional power. It is the final and full abandonment of that power. It is wrong, it is unconstitutional, and it should be stopped.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/rand-paul-congress-moves-to-give-the-president-unlimited-war-powers/

By RAND PAUL

In the near future, Congress will debate a new Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). I use the word “debate” lightly. So far, no hearings have been scheduled, and no testimony is likely to be heard unless something changes. That’s a shame, because this is a serious matter, and this is a deeply flawed AUMF.

For some time now, Congress has abdicated its responsibility to declare war. The status quo is that we are at war anywhere and anytime the president says so.

So Congress—in a very Congress way of doing things—has a “solution.” Instead of reclaiming its constitutional authority, it instead intends to codify the unacceptable, unconstitutional status quo… 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. Fox 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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Rand Paul: It’s Time for a New American Foreign Policy | The National Interest

Posted by M. C. Fox on March 14, 2018

http://nationalinterest.org/feature/rand-paul-its-time-new-american-foreign-policy-24862

What kind of job can you have where you are consistently wrong, yet get to still go on TV talking endlessly and making more wild predictions that will no doubt lead to the same failed result?

If you guessed “TV Weatherman” you’re close…but the job I’m referring to is “Neocon Foreign Policy Expert”

Being a neocon means never having to say you’re sorry, even trillions of dollars and decades into doomed wars….

Paul goes on to list the failures…it is a long article.

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Rand Paul, Fiscal Hypocrisy and Military Spending-Is There a Method to the Madness?

Posted by M. C. Fox on February 9, 2018

We were having a light hearted on Rand Paul’s fiscal hypocrisy/government shutdown comments. I mentioned the only way out of the debt crisis was reneging on all the debt.

A colleague mentioned that is a good reason to keep up the military spending, we would need it. Think China and Russia.

Reneging is not an unheard of debt solution. Is this a scenario in the deep, dark, dank, decaying recesses of the pentagram, CIA and the CIA branch office-congress?

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BETTE MIDLER JOKES ABOUT RAND PAUL BEING VIOLENTLY ASSAULTED

Posted by M. C. Fox on February 9, 2018

“Where’s Rand Paul’s neighbor when we need him?”

Progressive Hollywood humor. Desperation for another 15 seconds of fame.

Another Tweet filled post. ANNOYING! Does anyone read, let alone care about Hollywood Tweets other than Hollywood?

https://www.infowars.com/bette-midler-jokes-about-rand-paul-being-violently-assaulted/

Bette Midler joked about Rand Paul being violently assaulted when she sardonically tweeted, “Where’s Rand Paul’s neighbor when we need him?” during the Kentucky Senator’s effort to hold up the budget vote last night. Read the rest of this entry »

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