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The NGOs Pushing A New Syria War - With Guest Vanessa Beeley

What's the connection between the Clinton Global Initiative and the NGOs who continue pushing for a "humanitarian" war on Syria? What's the truth behind new claims of Assad's chemical attacks? What about the "White Helmets"? Are they selfless heroes or al-Qaeda PR agents? Veteran journalist Vanessa Beeley joins today's Liberty Report to break down the latest round of war propaganda...
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FISA Spying Abuses - Are You Really Shocked? With Jim Bovard

Responses to the recently-released House Intelligence Committee memo are framed by the mainstream media according to whether viewers are on "Team Democrat" or "Team Republican." You are supposed to think either that Rep. Nunes is a hero or that the Republicans are trying to destroy everything that is holy and good about the FBI and intelligence community. But what about those of us on "Team Liberty"? We look at the FISA memo and see another in a long line of abuses of our liberties by the National Security State. Author and journalist Jim Bovard joins today's Liberty Report to give us the real historical context for recent revelations...
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We Have 1,000 Bases In 80 Countries. Do You Feel Safer?

The Pentagon spends hundreds of billions of dollars maintaining some 1,000 US bases overseas -- in every corner of the globe. The rest of the world combined maintains a total of 77 military bases outside of national borders. In this "we're number one." But what is the cost? As Professor Robert Pape has extensively researched, it is the sense of being occupied by a foreign power that most motivates potential suicide terrorists. Is a US worldwide military empire really keeping us safe...or is it just making the military-industrial complex rich? Tune in to today's Liberty Report...
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Making America Great...Or Poorer? Dissecting The State Of The Union Speech

President Trump called for much more military spending in last night's State of the Union speech. He also called to keep Guantanamo open and to even add new prisoners. More money for nuclear weapons "modernization." And he wants $1.5 trillion to spend on infrastructure projects. He takes credit for a booming economy, but will he take blame when the Fed's bubbles begin to burst? Today's Liberty Report looks at the policy behind last night's "feel good" speech...
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Ron Paul's 'The Real State Of The Union'

Tonight's State of the Union speech will be in equal measure gloating and glumness depending on which political party you ask. As usual there will be plenty of mugging for the cameras with the artificial idea that there really any fundamental differences between the two. The warfare state will get its big boost as will the welfare state. Plenty for everyone in the dreamland that is the US global empire. But what is the real state of the United States? How about our security? Our prosperity? Our liberty? Today's Liberty Report is completely uninterested in political parties or making bumper-sticker points. We're digging down to the real state of the union. Please join us...
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Europe's Culture Wars

Neocon-dominated US foreign policy is despised throughout the world, bestselling Scandinavian writer Hanne Herland tells the Liberty Report today. At a time when European and Western values are under attack by cultural Marxists of the Frankfurt School, where can we turn to fight back? And the globalists who control the vast majority of the world's wealth -- what are the dangers? Join today's very unique Liberty Report...
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Pentagon's New 'Cold War' Strategy: Peace...Or War Profits?

The Pentagon has just released its 2018 National Defense Strategy for the United States. After at least 18 years of being told that international terrorism is the number one threat to the United States and that we must spend enormous amounts of money ($11 trillion since 2001) fighting it, we are now told that terrorism is no longer a big threat. The new biggest threat that we must spend more mountains of money defeating? Russia and China! Who benefits from this official return to the Cold War? The military-industrial complex. Who loses? The rest of us. More on the Pentagon's "Orwell moment" in today's Liberty Report...
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VP Pence At Olympics To Prevent North Korea Peace Overtures

Relations between North and South Korea have taken a surprisingly positive turn this year. First, bilateral negotiations between the North and South began the thaw and an announcement of unprecedented North/South joint participation in the coming Olympic games have left some observers wondering how far this cooperation might go? Meanwhile, Washington casts a skeptical eye on the big thaw. The Trump Administration has bet the bank that the only way to handle North Korea is with sanctions and threats. That has not worked. With North/South rapprochement become the big story at the Olympics? Our take in today's Liberty Report...
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Is FBI Lying About 'Russiagate'?

Are we supposed to believe that a critical five months of text messages between two plotting (and illicitly connected) anti-Trump FBI agents have disappeared due to technical errors? Much more likely -- and more commonly, as Jim Bovard points out in a recent Hill article -- it is the FBI manipulating evidence and destroying evidence to keep the public from knowing what they really are up to. In this case, it appears FBI agents were colluding with others in the US intelligence community to: 1) prevent Donald Trump from being elected president; and then 2) when that didn't work, to undermine him with baseless charges of foreign collusion in the hopes he would be removed from office. The story continues to unfold, but as it does the "Russiagate" narrative seems to be melting into a "FBI-gate" reality. More in today's Liberty Report...
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Turkey Vs. Syrian Kurds: Whose Side Are We On?

With Ankara's recent military incursion into Syria to fight Afrin-based Kurdish forces, the US finds itself in a bizarre proxy war with its longtime NATO ally, Turkey. Turkish airplanes are literally taking off from the same airbase to bomb the Kurds as American planes are taking off from to arm the Kurds. US policy in Syria to create an autonomous Kurdish region to facilitate the continued (illegal) US military presence in the country is reckless and unsustainable. It is also absurd. For more on this strange state of affairs, tune in to today's Liberty Report...
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