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Fragile Fact-Checking: How The Media Fell in And Out of Love With The Sikorski ‘Revelations’

What’s worse than a junior neocon? A junior neocon trying to make a name for himself. Ben Judah’s meteoric rise, aided by his staunch anti-Russian credentials in a climate of fear, has imploded as quickly as it began.



23 October 2014read on...

Hollow Justice and Courts of Order in an Age of Government-Sanctioned Tyranny

Justice in America makes less sense with each passing day. A Michigan couple that has been raising chickens in their backyard as a source of healthy food for their family could get up to 90 days in jail for violating a local ban on backyard hens. A Kentucky prison guard who was charged with 25 counts of sexual abuse against female inmates, trafficking controlled substances, and 50 counts of official misconduct walks away with no jail time and seven years’ probation.



22 October 2014read on...

The Cuban Embargo is an Attack on Both Cubans And Americans

In its October 11 Sunday edition, the New York Times published an editorial calling for the lifting of the 45-year-old Cold War-era economic embargo against Cuba.



20 October 2014read on...

National Service is Anti-Liberty and Un-American

 

Former Clinton Administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich recently called on the government to force young people to spend two years either “serving” in the military or performing some other type of government-directed “community service.” Neoconservative Senator John McCain has introduced legislation creating a mandatory national service program very similar to Reich’s proposal. It is not surprising that both a prominent progressive and a leading neocon would support mandatory national service, as this is an issue that has long united authoritarians on the left and right. 



19 October 2014read on...

The Real Secret of Iraq's Germ Weapons

 

Back in the 1990’s, journalists used to joke, “Of course we know Iraq has chemical weapons. We have the delivery receipts to prove it!” The joke turned out to be the exact truth.



18 October 2014read on...

The Neocons — Masters of Chaos

If you’re nervously watching the stock market gyrations and worrying about your declining portfolio or pension fund, part of the blame should go to America’s neocons who continue to be masters of chaos, endangering the world’s economy by instigating geopolitical confrontations in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. 



18 October 2014read on...

Warmongering Washington Hunting for Ebola, Russia and Islamic State

The US Secretary of Defense Secretary categorized Russia as a global threat – much like Obama in his UN address last month - in the same breath as Ebola and Islamic State.



17 October 2014read on...

Ron Paul Blasts 'Deeply Flawed' US Foreign Policy - Interview With Larry King

 

RPI Chairman Ron Paul appeared on Larry King's "Politiking" program this week to discuss Ebola, Obama, foreign policy and so much more. A big "thank you" to Larry King for mentioning the Ron Paul Institute in his introduction!




17 October 2014read on...

The Politicians Are Scaring You Again
They are doing it again. “They” are the war-party politicians, Democrats and Republicans. “It” is scaring you into supporting another war in the Middle East.

16 October 2014read on...

Seven Worst-Case Scenarios in the Battle With the Islamic State
You know the joke? You describe something obviously heading for disaster -- a friend crossing Death Valley with next to no gas in his car -- and then add, “What could possibly go wrong?”

16 October 2014read on...

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'US and EU Played Central Role in Supporting Protestors in Kiev'


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Voice of Russia: What is your take on the following information: there are rumors that Euromaidan was sponsored by the west. What is your take on that?

Daniel McAdams: I don’t think there is any question that the US and the EU played a central role in supporting the protesters in Kiev. The idea that it is a question is astonishing. But you are right, there are many in the west who don’t believe that the US was involved. But if you look at the role of Victoria Nuland who was in Ukraine 3 or 4 times from before the crisis hit until the very end, she was seen supporting the protestors as your listeners know, giving them treats on the square. John McCain was there and numerous European politicians were there on the square and they said things like “your struggle is a just cause, we are on your side, you are fighting for democracy.” So, in every way the US and EU are intervening on behalf of the protestors.

VOR: Doesn’t that mean that they are supporting radicalism?

McAdams: I think they were supporting this regime change, and I think they understood as the US understands in Syria where it also supports radicalism in favor of regime change, I think it has this false belief that it can employ the services of extremists like the Svoboda and the Praviy sector and the Jihadists in Syria -- they can employ these people to affect the violent regime change and then somehow put genie back in the bottle when this is done. And we’ve seen from Libya, to Egypt, to Syria, everywhere where the US and the west tried this tactic, it has been an absolute failure.

VOR: What development of events in Ukraine would be most beneficial for the west?

McAdams: I think the most beneficial for the west would be to follow a non-interventionist approach. Unfortunately, already they set on the course of interventionism, they precipitated these events to a degree but what they can do now is to roll back the rhetoric. It is in no one’s interest to retaliate against Russia and I think to be honest Europeans are understanding this. What we are seeing from the Germans and from the Belgians, in the last day, is that they are very hesitant to expel Russia from the G8; they are increasingly concerned over the US rhetoric, it is very aggressive rhetoric, and they understand the implications of cutting off Russia particularly when the winter does remain somewhat cold and they need trade with Russia. So, I think you are probably going to see some sort of a split between the US and the EU on this unless the US starts to understand the foolishness of its policies toward Ukraine.

VOR: What implications and consequences on the west to hold preparations of G8 meeting do you see?

McAdams: I think this suspension of cooperation is more of a symbolic move. I don’t think it has any meaning. However, if they do follow through and do something strong about participation in the G8 meeting, I don’t see how that would hurt Russia. Someone pointed out earlier today, Putin didn’t even attend the first G8 meeting after he was reelected. So, I don’t think it is something that would harm Russia. But it would send a wrong signal and I think if the US goes further, and tries to impose sanctions on Russia, not only will it be laughable because the sanction regime can’t hold up, but you may well see Russia start improving relations with Iran. Russia has been observing international sanctions against Iran but maybe at that point they will change their mind. And we saw today that China has come out in favor in theory of what Russia is doing. So, there you’ve lost a very significant country as well. So, I don’t think this rhetoric can hold.

VOR: If we go back to Ukrainian issue, in your view, what can be done right now to eradicate extremism in this country and how do you expect the events in Ukraine and Crimea to develop in the nearest future?

McAdams: The institute that I work for, the Ron Paul Institute, is not in the business of telling Ukraine what to do to eradicate extremism, but what the US should do is stop supporting, stop underwriting extremism, stop pretending that the people in the streets who are putting up their hands in the Hitler salute, that they stop pretend that this is not happening, stop pretending that the so-called peaceful demonstrators were not shooting, beating and burning police officers, face reality and stop subsidizing them. I am certain the majority of Ukrainians do not approve of these people and we are seeing this disapproval in eastern Ukraine where people are rising up against extremists. So, the US needs to back off and that will go a long way towards getting rid of these extremists.

Reprinted from Voice of Russia Radio.
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