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Pompeo Skips Moscow Trip To Pressure EU Officials In Brussels On Iran

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It seems for the State Department lately it's all Iran and Venezuela all the time, or perhaps there's just an aversion to real diplomatic work. 

After snubbing Germany's Merkel last week to make an unplanned stop in Iraq to pressure leaders there into resisting cooperation with Iran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday scrapped a scheduled trip to Moscow, diverting his plane for a surprise visit to Brussels to presumably crash an EU meeting exploring ways of salvaging the Iran nuclear deal. 

It appears the "maximum pressure" campaign involves America's top diplomat throwing his weight around in person anywhere around the globe their might be dissent among US allies.

Key European signatories of the 2015 landmark deal — the British, French and German governments — are seeking European coordinated efforts to prevent the JCPOA from collapsing.
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From Drug Warrior To Drug War Warrior: Former Narcotics Officer Speaks Out

Retired New York Police Department undercover drug detective John Baeza spent years in the drug war trenches. He tells the Liberty Report how he came to believe that the drug war was doing more harm than good. Baeza will be a featured speaker at the Ron Paul Institute's May 18th Conference, Winning the War on the War on Drugs. For info: RonPaulInstitute.org/conference.
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The World’s Dictatress

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In his Fourth of July address to Congress in 1821, US Secretary of State John Quincy Adams stated that if America were ever to abandon its founding foreign policy of non-interventionism, she would inevitably become the world’s “dictatress” and begin behaving accordingly.

No can can deny that Adams’ prediction has come true. America has truly become the world’s dictatress — an arrogant, ruthless, brutal dictatress that brooks no dissent from anyone in the world.

Now, I use the term “America” because that’s the term Adams used. In actuality, however, it’s not America that has become the world’s dictatress. It is the US government that has become the world’s dictatress.

A good example of this phenomenon involves Meng Wanzhou, a Chinese citizen who serves as chief financial officer of the giant Chinese technology firm Huawei. Having been arrested by Canadian authorities and placed under house arrest, Meng is suffering the wrath of the world’s dictatress.
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Losing Income Tax Privacy Is a Real Danger

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Last week the New York Times published some of President Trump’s 1980s and 1990s tax returns information. The information detailed President Trump’s financial difficulties during that time. While you would not know it from reading some media reports, this is old news. In fact, President Trump openly discussed his financial difficulties on his popular reality television show.
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Bomb Iran Half Way Back to the Stone Age

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Is it just a coincidence that TV networks are re-running old “Dirty Harry” films just as a powerful US Naval armada and Air Force B-52 bombers are headed for what could be a clash with Iran? Here we go again with the “good guys” versus the “bad guys,” and “make my day.”
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Who Knows What Evil Lurks In The Pentagon Budget? The Liberty Report Knows!

Trillions of dollars in Pentagon spending have just disappeared into thin air. The Pentagon failed its first ever audit last year. There is so much off-the-books spending that no one has a clue where it's going. US troops show up in Niger and Congress has no idea how they got there. Is the Pentagon and the military-industrial complex a government unto itself? Tune in to the Liberty Report...
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The War Tweets

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It looks like Trump will get his “Jolly Little War” (as Eric Margolis pegged it) against Iran or Venezuela, although the newsfeeds say today it will be Iran. 

It might change tomorrow. Who knows? Trump might have himself a two-front war against the Oil Evildoers. I recall another notorious character who made that mistake. He ended up a defeated nobody in Patagonia. 

"We are successfully imposing the most powerful maximum pressure campaign ever witnessed, which today’s action will further strengthen." — President Donald J. Trump

Maximum pressure. For instance, weaponized sanctions killing thousands in Venezuela, Iran, and North Korea.
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