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Guaido Not Arrested In Venezuela - Rubio And Bolton Outraged!

US neocons Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Vice President Pence, and National Security Advisor John Bolton were all itching to see the Maduro government arrest US-appointed "president" of Venezuela Juan Guaido when he returned from his tour of US-friendly Latin American countries. They had all sprung a trap and it all depended on the Venezuelan government arresting Guaido. But Maduro did not fall for the bait. This is the second US coup attempt that has failed in the last month. What will be the neocons' V-Coup 3.0? Tune in to today's Liberty Report...
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Trump Talks Peace With Taliban - Will Neocons Go Nuts?

While all eyes are on the Trump/Kim talks in Hanoi, the US Administration is continuing peace talks with Afghanistan's Taliban in Qatar. Will the US withdraw all troops from Afghanistan in exchange for Taliban promises to keep fighting ISIS and al-Qaeda? Tune in to today's Liberty Report...
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US/North Korea Summit: Will Trump Win Nobel Peace Prize?

Tomorrow President Trump will meet for the second time with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. They meet in Hanoi, Vietnam, where some 50 years ago a bitter and futile war was fought. While Trump's enemies in the US are creating unrealistic expectations in hopes of making Trump look bad if he does not achieve a full surrender of North Korean nuclear capabilities, what would a successful summit look like to reasonable people? Can Trump pull it off? Tune in to today's Liberty Report...
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Venezuela False Flag: Who Burned The Aid Truck?

The weekend stand-off between the US aid trucks on the Colombian side of the border and the Venezuelan government did not go quite as planned by the US. The aid did not get through, the military did not defect, and US-selected "president" Guaido was nowhere to be seen. But the aid trucks did catch fire in Colombia and Washington is blaming Maduro. Do they have any evidence? Or is this a false flag?
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Venezuela: US Regime Change in Progress!

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When the neocons wanted to invade Iraq and overthrow its government they spent a good deal of time trying to convince us that they didn't just want to invade Iraq and overthrow its government. No, it was all about 9/11 and WMDs and US national security and ultimately about "humanitarianism" in the end. We would be greeted as liberators, they said. They tried to make the case over the course of months and even years and even involved Congress in the effort: the Iraq Liberation Act was passed way back in 1998!

It's all different now. In January, on the eve of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro's second term, a politician all but unknown in Venezuela got a call from US Vice President Mike Pence urging him to invoke Venezuelan constitution article 233 and declare himself "interim president." Pence promised US backing for the move to overthrow the elected Venezuelan in favor of a politician who had never even run to be Venezuela's president. Ah, but they claimed that conditions spelled out in Venezuelan constitution's article 233 were met for this obscure politician, national assembly president Juan Guaido, to assume the office of the presidency. Of course article 233 says no such thing, but the US regime change express correctly counted on a compliant mainstream media to let that whopper go unchallenged. 

Checking their claims is actually quite easy, as article 233 is pretty straightforward. It lays out six scenarios whereby the head of the national assembly can temporarily assume the duties of the president for 30 days for the express purpose of holding another vote to fill the vacant presidential seat. None of the conditions have been met. While it's preposterous to assert that US foreign policy should be driven by the desire to enforce another country's constitution (while violating ours), even if we were to allow that to slip in this case there would simply be no legal case to recognize Juan Guaido as Venezuela's president.
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Half-A-Cheer For Supremes' Civil Asset Forfeiture Ruling

Yesterday's Supreme Court ruling on civil asset forfeiture - that states are bound by the Eighth Amendment - may be a step in the right direction, but it's only a baby step. Police are still free to steal from individuals not even accused of a crime, let alone convicted of a crime. They are just now told to not steal too much. The real issue that needs to be addressed is that the government should not be able to steal from the people. It's that simple. A break down of the ruling and what it means in today's Liberty Report...
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Iraq Lies Redux: Trump Admin Claims Iran/al-Qaeda Alliance

In an astonishing Washington Times article this week, unnamed Trump Administration officials (who may or may not be called "John Bolton") are claiming that Iran, which has been battling al-Qaeda in Syria for nearly four years, is actually secretly allied with al-Qaeda and therefore Iran can be attacked with no further Congressional authorization. Are we seeing the old "babies thrown from incubators" lies resurrected to gin up a war with Iran?
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Whistling Past NATO's Graveyard, With Special Guest Tom Luongo

The recent Warsaw and Munich summits have proven disastrous to Trump's foreign policy as pursued by his neocon top advisors. They were supposed to line up for war on Iran and further isolation of Russia and China, yet none of the war bugles sounded. Have the Europeans had enough of "US global dominance"? Geopolitical analyst Tom Luongo joins today's Liberty Report...
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