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Andrew Napolitano: US Using Gun Transfer Forms to Violate Free Speech and Privacy
RPI Advisory Board Member Andrew Napolitano, speaking with Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Fox News regarding race and ethnicity questions people are required to answer to purchase a gun from a US government-licensed firearms dealer, explained that mandating answering questions on any form whatsoever violates speech and privacy rights. In short, Napolitano concludes, “It’s none of the government’s business who has guns.”

22 September 2014read on...

Prof. Flynt Leverett Dissects Obama’s 'Insane' Commitment to Never-Ending Middle East War
Penn State University Professor and RPI Academic Board Member Flynt Leverett, as a panel discussion guest this week on CrossTalk on RT, dissected United States President Barack Obama’s “insane” commitment to “never-ending war in the Middle East.” Leverett also addresses the US government’s arming and training of what he calls the “mythical” moderate Syria insurgents.

19 September 2014read on...

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson Derides US Support of “Moderate” Syria Insurgents
RPI Academic Board Member Lawrence Wilkerson, speaking Monday with Ed Schultz on MSNBC, derided United States government support for “moderate” Syria insurgents, noting that you cannot sort out who you are bombing and who you are arming. Wilkerson, a College of William and Marry professor and former US Army colonel, warns that the so-called moderate Syria insurgents are aligned with ISIS and “like the mujahideen in Afghanistan earlier, they’re going to be turning their weapons at some point against us.”

16 September 2014read on...

Mainstream Media Hypocrisy: 'Where Are the Antiwar Voices?'
On CNN yesterday, the question was asked “where are the anti-war voices on TV?” I’ve pondered that question myself. Don’t you remember, at the outset of the Iraq/Afghanistan wars, the abundance of speakers who opposed these wars? You know, one major network had the popular “Lew Rockwell/Ron Paul Report,” while another provided us with the “Justin Raimondo/Angela Keaton” panel discussion. Programs like these presented us with minds from across the political spectrum: Bob Higgs, Chris Hedges, Paul Craig Roberts, Amy Goodman, Tom Woods, Glenn Greenwald, John Pilger, Jim Bovard, Karen Kwiatkowski, Anthony Gregory, Daniel Ellsberg, Tom DiLorenzo, Jacob Hornberger, Laurence Vance, and . . . well, you’ll recall the popularity of such people – and others of equal stature I have inadvertently overlooked – in their prime-time appearances on television.

15 September 2014read on...

Australia Senator, Greens Party Leader Christine Milne Opposes ISIS War, Warns of Blowback
In the United States, congressional leaders — both Democrat and Republican — have long supported the US war on ISIS. In Australia, though, there is some vocal opposition, including from Australia Senator and Australian Greens Party Leader Christine Milne.

14 September 2014read on...

Obama's Syrian 'Moderates' Sign Non-Aggression Pact with ISIS
In his address to the nation outlining his strategy to defeat ISIS last week, President Obama made three important points regarding Syria...

13 September 2014read on...

One Party Interventionist State — Ron Paul With Charles Goyette
The two US political parties are united in their dedication to foreign interventionism, Ron Paul told Charles Goyette in their weekly podcast.

12 September 2014read on...

Shorter Obama War Speech...The Top Five List
Here are the top five take-aways from President Obama's September 10 speech announcing a new, multi-year in the Middle East...

11 September 2014read on...

Iraq: Done; Libya: Done; Now for Syria! -- Daniel McAdams with Jay Taylor Radio
RPI Director Daniel McAdams is back with Jay Taylor this week to bring us up to date on the latest US intervention plans in Iraq and Syria, while recent interventions in Libya and Iraq continue to fall apart. Do they think no one will notice?

10 September 2014read on...

Peace and Prosperity

Islamist Rise and The Fall of Tripoli Airport


Libya Plane

Today Islamist fighters of the Fajr Libya (Libyan Dawn) have taken control of the international airport in Tripoli, Libya, after weeks of intense fighting.

Adding to the chaos in Tripoli, mystery war planes, possibly belonging to former Libyan general Khalifa Haftar, have repeatedly struck at Islamist positions. Haftar is widely suspected of having CIA ties, so his personal army fighting for power in Libya adds a curious dimension to the chaos.

The elected parliament of Libya has been unable to manage these attacks from both sides, pleading with the United Nations earlier this month to intervene and dismantle the various militias fighting for control of the country.

The US government position has, not surprisingly, reflected the cognitive dissonance that is at the center of US foreign policy, deploring the violence but maintaining that a "democratic transition" is still in process. The State Department stated in response to the fast-motion destruction of Libya:
We are in particular deeply concerned by the increasing toll the violence is taking on Libya's civilian population and institutions, as well as the threat it poses to Libya's democratic transition.
Their "democratic transition" lies in ashes today on the tarmac of the Tripoli International Airport. 

US intervention in Syria has produced ISIS, which US officials tell us is the most dangerous threat to the United States imaginable. US interventionism in Libya has resulted in a practical takeover of the country by a similarly-oriented Islamist militia. 

This isn't what they promised.

They promised us the US attack on Libya would usher in democracy, prosperity, and freedom from tyranny. When Gaddafi was sodomized and murdered by US-backed thugs, the US government rejoiced. Said President Obama:
[This] is a momentous day in the history of Libya. The dark shadow of tyranny has been lifted. And with this enormous promise, the Libyan people now have a great responsibility -- to build an inclusive and tolerant and democratic Libya that stands as the ultimate rebuke to Qaddafi’s dictatorship. We look forward to the announcement of the country’s liberation, the quick formation of an interim government, and a stable transition to Libya’s first free and fair elections.
Then-secretary of State Hillary Clinton was even more succinct about US regime change in Libya: "We came, we saw, he died," she laughed on network television.

Is she still laughing today? Does Obama look at the destruction of Libya, the armed goons dancing on top of airplanes, and think "oops"? Don't count on it. They have plenty more "liberations in mind."
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