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Ron Paul: Neocon Krauthammer Wrong on Russia/China Trade Deal

On the Ron Paul Channel, Dr. Paul reviews a recent article by neoconservative writer Charles Krauthammer, in which Krauthammer expresses his great fear that US "influence" is on the decline after a $400 billion trade deal between Russia and China was signed last month. 

"It's almost as if he is terrified that peace may be breaking out," said Dr. Paul

The neocons believe that the US bullying the rest of the world is very good, said Dr. Paul, because we have to spread American exceptionalism around the world. We don't want to look like we are a weak nation.

But that approach to the world is not strength, Paul says. It is actually a sign of insecurity and inferiority that the US government feels compelled to either buy its friends or bomb those who refuse the US bribes.
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Frederick Kagan Accidentally Admits Failure of America's Wars

Neocon Frederick Kagan, who is against U.S. troops leaving Afghanistan, accidentally admits the failure of U.S. government meddling overseas.

Kagan writes:
Al Qaeda affiliates have grown dramatically in reach, strength, combat power, and territory controlled. Most notably, the al Qaeda franchise in Iraq rebounded from near-defeat in 2011 to a force that now controls significant areas in Iraq while also operating in Syria. Bin Laden’s successor, Ayman al Zawahiri, continues to mediate between dueling al Qaeda franchises in Syria from his hideout in Pakistan. He’s certainly not too busy running from us to concern himself with such matters.
Isn’t that an interesting admission?
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Krauthamer: Bombs, Not Hashtags!


It is not often that we agree with neocon scribe Charles Krauthamer, especially in RPI's "Neocon Watch" column. In fact we are ashamed. But we have to admit he has a point. The Obama Administration's approach to diplomacy and international affairs is rapidly devolving into infantile territory, with selfieshashtags, and Tweets where once adults dared to tread. 

It is said the people get the government they deserve, and perhaps hashtags are the most appropriate way to explain complicated geopolitical matters to the masses who prefer news pre-digested by Rachel Maddow or Bill O'Reilly. Mencken (that meanie) once wrote, "Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public."
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Antiwar Progressives Mugged By Neocon Smear Brigade

Libertarian non-interventionists are attacked by neocons as a matter of course. It’s expected and we’re used to the malicious distortions that are routinely cast our way.

Well, leftist progressives, should they step out-of-line from what the war machine considers acceptable, are not immune either. The neocon smear dogs are just as malicious.
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'Bomb Syria...For Ukraine's Sake!'

Anna-Marie Slaughter demonstrates that you need not scratch a "humanitarian interventionist" much to uncover the warmongering neoconservative just below the surface. 

In an essay today, titled, "Stopping Russia Starts in Syria," she argues that "the solution to the crisis in Ukraine lies in part in Syria." President Obama must "demonstrate that he can order the offensive use of force in circumstances other than secret drone attacks or covert operations," she writes. 

Translation: to get Putin back for his supposed actions in Ukraine, Slaughter calls for President Obama to bomb Syria.
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The Mask Slips: 'Libertarians' Call for Pre-Emptive War

Neocon Watch readers may remember Eglė Markevičiūtė. She is the Lithuanian member of the International Executive Board of the Students for Liberty (SFL) who co-wrote, with SFL president Alexander McCobin, an embarrassingly error-riddled attack on Ron Paul over his opposition to US intervention in Ukraine. She is also part of the Young Voices network, which has been recognized for its work by the National Endowment for Democracy, the US government funded regime change organization.

Well Markevičiūtė is back and the mask has dropped. In a recent Daily Caller article, titled, appropriately enough, "Military intervention is the only solution to Russia’s aggression," she calls for the US to launch a pre-emptive war against Russia. She is sick of the US refusal to fight Ukraine's battles and her own. "The Western world’s lack of military action only encourages Putin’s regime," she pouts, channeling her inner Jennifer Rubin.
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Forbes Magazine's Doomsday Preacher

Like a fanatical preacher, who keeps moving ahead his prediction of the end of the world as each new date comes and passes, Forbes magazine's Paul Roderick Gregory has worked himself into a lather screaming that the Russian military invasion of Ukraine is imminent! It's coming! It's already taking place! 

Ukrainian defense analysts and coup-appointed military leaders in Kiev (no conflict of interest there?) are reporting on the invasion, War of the Worlds-style, and Gregory is there, his fingers burning up the keyboard, to dutifully report.
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Is Helsinki Burning?

It is not always necessary to click on the latest press release from the neocon dynamic duo, McCain and Graham, to get a sample of the most outré pronouncements. Sometimes the most outlandish and warmongering "analyses" can be found in the strangest places.

Take the CATO Institute's Andrej Illarionov, for example. Wrongly billed as "Putin's closest advisor," Illiaronov has nothing to do with the current Russian government. He resigned as an economic advisor after a report in the US-government financed Freedom House convinced him that Russia was no longer a free country. He somehow makes a living continuing to ascribe all manner of hysterical motives and aspirations to the Russian government, with no one going back to fact-check his analytical accuracy.
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'Non-Neocon' Cal Thomas Attacks Ron Paul's 'Isolationism'

Cal Thomas is a survivor. "America's most widely syndicated op-ed columnist" understands that to go against the rising tide of opinion in the US is to say goodbye to an enormously lucrative paycheck for relatively little work. 

The question Thomas struggles with is how to continue to push a neocon agenda in US foreign policy while not alienating the majority of Americans who have clearly stated their preference for Ron Paul's foreign policy of non-interventionism.

The answer, he has concluded, is simply to lie.
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McCain's Eleven Point Plan For War

Sen. McCain to the rescue. He looks on in horror as the dramatic threats of the Obama administration against Russia on Ukraine are not only undeterring but in fact mocked by the Russians. 

He has developed an eleven point plan to hoist the administration back up onto a war footing with Russia. Never let a good crisis go to waste.

McCain would start of course with money. Not his own but ours. His first point is to pass the one billion dollar loan guarantee to Ukraine currently stalled in the Senate. Just an appetizer, as he foresees much more US money "to strengthen the IMF’s ability to be a stronger partner to Ukraine."
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