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US War Making: What’s in It for You?

If you are an American, have you asked yourself these questions?

1. What purpose of mine is served by the US government’s making war in Iraq?
2. What purpose of mine is served by the US government’s making war in Afghanistan?
3. What purpose of mine is served by the US government’s making war in Syria?
4. What purpose of mine is served by the US government’s making war in Yemen?
5. What purpose of mine is served by the US government’s making war in Africa?
6. What purpose of mine would be served by the US government’s making war in Iran?
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Bolton And Mattis Feud Over Syria Strike As Assad Evacuates Weapons

- The Syrian government and Hezbollah have reportedly evacuated weapons from key locations

- Assad has moved planes to a Russian-operated base

- The UK Cabinet has agreed to back military action against the Syrian government

- US National Security Advisor John Bolton and Defense Secretary James Mattis are reportedly feuding over the strategy in Syria, with Mattis favoring a more cautious approach

- The U.S., France and Britain are crafting broad strike plans

- A readout of a Thursday phone conversation President Trump and UK Prime Minister Theresa May suggests that military action may be days away, instead of hours

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Against War in Syria

President Donald Trump has announced that he plans new missile strikes against the Syrian regime in response to an alleged chemical attack on Syrian civilians in a rebel-held suburb of Damascus.

The US has offered no evidence of the attack, since, as the Financial Times has admitted, confirmation of any such attack could take weeks. Moreover, confirming the attack took place at all is not the same thing as confirming that the Syrian regime was responsible for it.

The Trump administration, apparently, has little interest in such technicalities, and advocates for immediate military intervention point out that evidence could be lost in the meantime.

So the absence of evidence is evidence.
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Ron Paul Makes the Case for Libertarian Optimism

American libertarians have plenty of reason to feel discouraged in this time of the United States government increasingly disrespecting liberty in America and pursuing intervention, including wars, overseas. While prominent libertarian communicator Ron Paul shares concerns about these developments, he also sees much reason for hope. In the final minutes of a new interview at Jay Taylor’s show Turning Hard Times Into Good Times, Paul makes the case for libertarians to be optimistic about the future.
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Ron Paul: ‘Total Nonsense’ to Claim Syria President Bashar al-Assad is Gassing His Own People

“This whole idea that all of a sudden Assad’s gassing his own people, I think, is total nonsense,” declared Ron Paul in a new RT interview with host Ed Schultz. President Donald Trump has blamed Syria President Bashar al-Assad, along with Russia and Iran, for the alleged gas attack. However, Paul, a former United States House of Representatives member and presidential candidate, points out that “over and over again” the US has claimed the Syria or Russia government is guilty of this or that wrongdoing, from previous gas attacks in Syria to the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in London, but “nothing panned out.” It is just, Paul argues, one “fake news” story after another.
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An Appeal to James Mattis

I beseech you, sir, to consider the possibility that the supposed chlorine gas attack at Douma, Syria may have been a carefully constructed propaganda fraud on the part of the rebels encircled in Douma.  Such a fraud would have as its purpose the elicitation of exactly the kind of response that we are seeing in the Western media.  The rebels have been defeated in East Gouta Their fighters and families are being evacuated to Turkish occupied Jarabulus by air-conditioned bus.   How would it benefit the Syrian government to make such an attack in this situation?
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Trump: 'Just Kidding. We're Staying In Syria.'

Just a week after President Trump told an Ohio audience that US troops would be removed from Syria "very soon" and brought back home "where they belong," he has again changed his tune. After a neocon uprising in their various think tanks and journals and after a meeting with Defense Secretary Mattis, Trump did an about-face yesterday and grumbled that he'd keep them in for a while longer. Some say six months. Was Trump purposely misleading in Ohio, or is he really that pliable? Tune in to today's Liberty Report...
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A Pro-Life Libertarian Looks At Foreign Policy - With Guest Gary Heavin

Our imperialist foreign policy is doing us nothing but harm. So says today's Liberty Report guest Gary Heavin. And Heavin should know: he's an extraordinarily successful international businessman and one of the most impactful philanthropists of our time. When Haiti was devastated by a hurricane, he fired up his own jets and personally went down to help. But he is no fan of the neocon foreign policy of bombs away on any country that does not heed Washington's demands. And he is no fan of neocon meddling -- which results in such idiocies as the creation of ISIS as a proxy army to depose Syrian president Assad. Join today's very special episode with this incredibly clear-headed success story who has leveraged his good fortune to the betterment of others...
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Trump Shifts On Syria, Russia - Neocons Go Nuts!

Over the past week, President Trump has twice emphatically stated that he intends to remove US troops from Syria and bring them home "where they belong." He also defied his advisors by congratulating Russian President Vladimir Putin on his election victory and suggested a summit meeting at the White House. The neocons have spent the last week furiously attacking these two moves, accusing him of undermining the policies of his advisors. Strangely, they don't seem to remember that it is the elected president who makes foreign policy, not his/her advisors. Will Trump actually defy the neocons and follow through with these two policy shifts...or will he flip-flop? Join us for today's Liberty Report...
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