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Hillary Mann Leverett on Netanyahu’s Nearly 20 Years of Scaremongering Americans
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Tuesday speech to the United States Congress is a continuation of his nearly 20 years of scaremongering the US government to encourage both US intervention in the Middle East and US military aid for Israel says Ron Paul Institute Academic Board Member Hillary Mann Leverett in a new CCTV interview. Instead of falling for the scare tactics again, Mann Leverett suggests the US move toward a policy approach that would include pulling back from repeated military invasions and occupations designed to achieve dominance in the Middle East.

5 March 2015read on...

Neocon Nuland Lies About Ukraine Before Congress
US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland appeared before the House International Relations Committee yesterday to beat the war drums against Russia over Ukraine. Her testimony was full of lies, RPI Director Daniel McAdams told RT, starting with her claim that the US-backed violent overthrow of the Ukrainian government last year was the work of "peaceful protesters."

5 March 2015read on...

The Netanyahu Speech and the Neocons - A Discussion With Tom Woods and Daniel McAdams
What is the real story behind Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress this week? Who invited him and why? Are critics of the "Israel lobby" just anti-Semites? Why would Congress turn to Netanyahu for advice on foreign policy when he has been so wrong in the past -- his cheerleading for the US attack on Iraq, for example? Join RPI's Daniel McAdams and Tom Woods for a discussion of one of the most important foreign policy event of the year.

4 March 2015read on...

Texas Legislator Introduces Bill to Treat Marijuana 'Like Tomatoes, Jalapeños, or Coffee'
Texas State Rep. David Simpson (R-Longview) introduced a bill, HB 2165, on Monday that he says is intended to remove marijuana offenses entirely from Texas state law and replace them with nothing. Simpson, in a KETK-TV story, is quoted explaining that he is proposing with his legislation that marijuana “be regulated like tomatoes, jalapeños or coffee.” If Simpson’s bill is enacted, Texas would have the least government controls on marijuana of any state in America.

3 March 2015read on...

On Marijuana, Young Republicans Say ‘Legalize it’ but Congressional Republicans Say ‘No’
According to Pew Research Center poll results released Friday, 63 percent of Millennial Generation Republicans support marijuana legalization. On this issue these Republicans born between 1981 and 1996 have more in common with Democrats than with Republicans generally. And these young Republicans are definitely at odds with the majority of Republicans in the United States House of Representatives who continue to vote “no” on rollbacks of the US government’s war on marijuana.

3 March 2015read on...

Judge Napolitano: NSA Is Doing What American Colonists Fought Britain to End
Judge Andrew Napolitano provides a brief and excellent introduction to the US government’s mass spying program in a new video monologue this week at Fox News. In less than a minute and a half, Napolitano explains that the mass spying program of the National Security Agency (NSA) and other US agencies is a reincarnation, with a huge technological boost, of Britain’s use of general warrants in colonial America. Those despised general warrants helped drive Americans to fight for independence. After the war, Americans then demanded the protection of the Fourth Amendment in the US Constitution to ensure that such arbitrary and unjust government actions would not occur again.

27 February 2015read on...

Former NSA and CIA Boss Michael Hayden Calls Himself an ‘Unrelenting Libertarian’
Michael Hayden, who served in turn as director of the National Security Agency (NSA), principal deputy director of National Intelligence, and director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from 1999 through 2009, elicited laughs and a loud jeer of “No you’re not!” in response to his assertion Friday morning during a Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) debate that he is an “unrelenting libertarian.”

27 February 2015read on...

The Origins of ISIS
RPI Director Daniel McAdams appears on Ben Swann's excellent documentary on the real origins of ISIS, everybody's favorite enemy. Don't miss the cameos by Barack Obama, John McCain, and Antiwar.Com's Angela Keaton. How many billions of dollars did the US Intelligence Community spend and somehow they totally missed the rise of ISIS, asked McAdams.

27 February 2015read on...

Internet, RIP?
Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a non-elected federal government agency, voted three-to-two to reclassify broadband Internet as a common carrier service under Title II of the Communications Act. This means that – without the vote of Congress, the peoples’ branch of government – a federal agency now claims the power to regulate the Internet. I am surprised that even among civil liberties groups, some claim the federal government increasing regulation of the Internet somehow increases our freedom and liberty.

26 February 2015read on...

NATO's Russia Border Games
When a Russian bomber flew over international waters some 25 miles off the southwest tip of England last week, UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon called Russia "a real and present danger." The UK government scrambled jet fighters to meet the Russian aircraft as a show of force.

25 February 2015read on...

Peace and Prosperity

Geoffrey Pyatt: The Outlaw as Sheriff


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Geoffrey Pyatt is an outlaw. The US Ambassador to Ukraine was caught on tape conspiring with Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland to overthrow the government in Kiev and install leaders of US choosing.

Shortly afterward, after plenty of blood flowed through the streets of Kiev, the smoke cleared and the government had been overthrown in just the manner these two had planned.

Was this an interference in the sovereignty of Ukraine? Of course it was, by definition, as was the millions of dollars funneled through USAID and other US pseudo-NGOs which created a fifth column of revolutionaries in Ukraine.

According to the 1970 "Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Co-operation among States in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations:
[N]o State shall organize, assist, foment, finance, incite or tolerate subversive, terrorist or armed activities directed towards the violent overthrow of the regime of another State, or interfere in civil strife in another State.
Oops. Will Obama soon issue pink slips to Nuland and Pyatt? Then perhaps a trip to the Hague? Not likely.

But the lawless Pyatt has suddenly become the lawman now that his selected group is in power, now that the legal government of Ukraine is overthrown partly with the assistance of his own hand.

Today in the Washington Post, Pyatt lets loose with yet another in an increasing line of hilariously cringe-worthy hypocritical statements from the Obama Administration.

After actively fomenting and supporting the unconstitutional overthrow of the Ukrainian government at the barrel of a gun, Pyatt condemned Sunday's scheduled referendum in Crimea to decide whether to secede from Ukraine and join Russia (where Crimea had been for more than two and a half centuries).

Said Pyatt:
Any increase of the autonomy of Crimea should be done not under the barrel of a gun but in a clear, transparent and constitutional process.
After lawlessness comes the iron rule of law! No wonder the rest of the world -- especially China, India -- is scratching its head and wondering whether the US ruling class has finally gone completely insane -- or, whether in arrogance they truly believe the rest of the world stupid enough to view such statements uncritically.

After the French Revolution the revolutionaries introduced their own new calendar, as if now they controlled even time itself. History began at the moment of revolution. Now we see that only through lawlessness can law be created.
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