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The Skripal Case: It Looks Like Mrs May Has Some Explaining to Do!

On Monday 12th March, the Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Theresa May, stood up in Parliament and made the following claim as part of her 36-hour ultimatum to the Russian Federation:
“Mr Speaker, this morning I chaired a meeting of the National Security Council in which we considered the information so far available. As is normal, the Council was updated on the assessment and intelligence picture, as well as the state of the investigation.

It is now clear that Mr Skripal and his daughter were poisoned with a military-grade nerve agent of a type developed by Russia. This is part of a group of nerve agents known as ‘Novichok’.

Based on the positive identification of this chemical agent by world-leading experts at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory at Porton Down; our knowledge that Russia has previously produced this agent and would still be capable of doing so; Russia’s record of conducting state-sponsored assassinations; and our assessment that Russia views some defectors as legitimate targets for assassinations; the Government has concluded that it is highly likely that Russia was responsible for the act against Sergei and Yulia Skripal [my emphasis].”
In her statement to the House on 14th March, she reiterated the claim, as follows...
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SPECIAL REPORT: Bolton To The White House - Pre-Emptive War On The Way?

President Trump's shocking decision to appoint arch-neocon John Bolton to be his National Security Advisor has us wondering whether the old discredited GW Bush policy of "pre-emptive" war is back on the menu. Not only did Bolton help lie us into the Iraq war...he still thinks it was a really good idea! He has published articles calling for US pre-emptive strikes on Iran and North Korea and even called once for a US attack on Cuba! For a president who campaigned on how stupid all the foreign wars have been, he is sure picking a strange cabinet. The Ron Paul Liberty Report is releasing this special report on Bolton, while encouraging all our readers and viewers to join us in Charleston, SC next month to discuss the importance of a non-interventionist foreign policy. Get your tickets for only $5.00 here. Do you want to help co-sponsor the conference? Make a $100 or more tax-deductible donation to the Ron Paul Institute between now and a week before the conference and you will be publicly thanked in our special Ron Paul newsletter and your name will roll in the credits of a post-conference Ron Paul Liberty Report!
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Why Are We Still In Syria?

According to recent reporting, the US is building another military base in Syria, this time near the Syrian oil fields in the north east of the country. Why does the US want to control Syrian oil production? Is it looking to steal Syrian resources? After all, ISIS is all but defeated and the reason given for US involvement no longer makes sense. Is the US looking for a direct conflict with Russia? Is Washington staging for a war on Iran? US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has repeatedly warned that the US is ready for a large-scale attack on the Assad government. Why are we still in Syria? Tune in to today's Liberty Report...
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Attend a Great Nonintervention Conference and See Beautiful, Historically Rich Charleston Too!

Have you secured your ticket to the April 29 “Non-Intervention: America’s Original Foreign Policy” conference in Charleston, South Carolina? You can watch a new video conversation of two of the people who will speak at the event — Jacob G. Hornberger, who is president of the Future of Freedom Foundation (FFF), and Richard M. Ebeling, who is a professor at The Citadel military college — for a preview of some of the discussion that will take place at the conference. Hornberger and Ebeling also provide reasons — from historical sites to beautiful beaches — why it may be wise to expand a trip to Charleston for the conference into a great vacation.
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East Ghouta: Obama's Last Stand In Syria?

US-backed rebels in East Ghouta are facing defeat. As none of Washington's predictions about the "fall" of the region have come true, the State Department and Pentagon have grown strangely quiet. Given the opportunity to leave, tens of thousands are evacuating to government-controlled areas. Why would they do that if Assad gasses his own people, as the US claims? Even arch-neocon Max Boot says we should stop trying to overthrow Assad because after the liberation of Aleppo by Assad's forces people seem to be getting back to normal lives. Will Trump have the courage and wisdom to end Obama's idiotic Syria policy? Tune in to today's Liberty Report...
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Defense Secretary Mattis Makes Mad Dog Arguments Against Congress Barring Yemen War Support


Interviewed Monday at The Real News, College of William & Mary Professor and retired United States Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson strongly criticized arguments Secretary of Defense James Mattis presented, in a letter to congressional leaders last week, in opposition to there being a vote on S.J.Res. 54 or other congressional measures to end or restrain the US government’s support for the Saudi Arabia–led war on Yemen. 

Wilkerson was asked by host Sharmini Peries about what she termed “three main arguments” in Mattis’ letter: that Saudi Arabia is acting in self-defense, that absent US support Saudi Arabia would kill more civilians, and that the US must support an ally such as Saudi Arabia. “All three of them are nonsense, and I am really ashamed of Jim Mattis for making them,” Wilkerson replied.
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Lawrence Wilkerson Is Not So Optimistic about a Meeting of Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un

“We’ve been here before,” College of William & Mary Professor Lawrence Wilkerson declared in a Monday The Real News interview in which he relates his less-than-optimistic take on an anticipated meeting between North Korea leader Kim Jong-un and United States President Donald Trump. The meeting’s purposes would apparently include reducing tensions between the two nations and preventing a major military conflict from arising in the Korean region.
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