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Hillary Arms Terrorists, Greece Wastes $ on Military: Week in Review With McAdams and Taylor

Hillary oversaw US arms shipments to terrorists fighting in Libya and Syria according to Judge Napolitano. Why is no one interested in the story? Both parties support regime change. The half-billion dollar program to train "moderate" Syrian rebels is a disaster. Part of the reason Greece's credit card is maxed out is that the death-dealers in western capitals convinced them to spend an obscene level of their GDP on weapons. This and more as RPI Director Daniel McAdams joins Jay Taylor to look at the week that was on the Ron Paul Institute website...
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On Celebrating Dependence Day

I shall spend the remainder of this July 4th hiding beneath my bed, with as many pillows packed around me as I can find. I have not forgotten the important “duck-and-cover” strategy in which we were conditioned to protect us from Cold War-era nuclear attacks. I am ready for the impending “terrorist” attack that government officials and their media lackeys inform us is likely to occur, although they admit to a total lack of evidence of such a threat! 

I am reminded of the warnings of a Nebraska state legislator who, at the height of the McCarthy crusades, told us that communists were embedded within the faculty of the state university. When told that there was no evidence to support his claim, he replied “the lack of evidence only shows how sinister and well-organized is their presence.”
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The Tunisia Massacre and the Irish-ISIS Connection

“The murder of three Irish citizens at a tourist resort in north Africa has brought Islamic terrorism much closer to home,” Cormac O’Keeffe observes in the Irish Examiner. “Until now we have looked on in shock, and revulsion, at terror attacks targeting other Europeans, either across the Middle East and North Africa, or on European soil. However, with the slaughter on the beaches of Tunisia of Lorna Carty, and Laurence and Martina Hayes, this is a landmark moment for this country.”
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California Über Alles: Gov. Jerry Brown's Onerous Vaccination Mandates

The 1979 Dead Kennedys song “California Über Alles” could be updated today to say that California Governor Jerry Brown’s secret police “have come for your unvaccinated niece.” On Tuesday, the once-again governor of California signed into law some of the most onerous vaccination mandates in America.

The state mandates apply to children who are enrolled in government or private schools, as well as in non-parental care such as day care. The newly enacted law also eliminates parents’ ability to assert philosophical or religious exemptions for vaccinations.
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Turkey May Invade Syria, But to Stop the Kurds, Not ISIS

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may be planning to invade northern Syria to prevent Kurds from forming their own state there.

Turkey to Invade Syria

In a speech last Friday, Erdogan vowed that Turkey would not accept a move by Syrian Kurds to set up their own state in Syria following gains against Islamic State (IS). “We will never allow the establishment of a state on our southern border in the north of Syria,” Erdogan said. “We will continue our fight in that respect whatever the cost may be.” He accused Syrian Kurds of ethnic cleansing in Syrian areas under their control.

Reports are Erdogan will send the Turkish army into Syria. Up to 18,000 soldiers would take and hold a strip of territory up to 20 miles deep and 60 miles long that currently is held by IS. It stretches from close to the Kurdish-controlled city of Kobani in the east to an area further west held by the Free Syrian Army and other rebel groups, beginning around the town of Mare. The “Mare Line” is to be secured with Turkish ground troops, artillery and air cover.


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Guess How Many 'Moderate' Syrian Rebels Have Been Trained With Congress-Approved $500 Million?

Nope, it's not a trick question. The number is zero

A year ago Congress granted a White House request for half a billion dollars to identify, train, and equip "moderate" Syrians to accomplish the dual US goal of defeating ISIS as well as overthrowing those fighting against ISIS, the Syrian government. 

As with most foreign policy moves sold by the neocons and interventionists, grandiose promises of success have found themselves at odds with reality. Advocates of the program claimed that it would produce 5,400 US-trained and armed fighters per year. In fact since the money was approved last May, less than 100 are actually being trained and none has yet completed the course.
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Armenia Color Revolution? Germany Urged to Build Up Military. Week in Review with McAdams and Taylor

Is a color revolution underway in Armenia? The US and EU have long wanted to break Armenia from its free trade agreement with Russia and it looks like US-sponsored NGOs are behind the protests in the capital. Plus, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter urges Germany to re-militarize and the US may be provoking a dollar crisis by pushing the Russians toward the Chinese. The foreign policy week in review with RPI's Daniel McAdams and Jay Taylor.
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Sec Def Carter to Russia: 'Don't Drag Us Back to the Past'

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter comes (back) to government service via the military-industrial complex. Whether in the "private" sector or in government military positions, Carter has made his fortune (and those of others) pushing an aggressive and interventionist US foreign policy. 

Secretary Carter was in Berlin yesterday, pushing the idea that Germany needs to massively increase its military spending to counter what he calls "Russian aggression" in Europe. Currently Germany spends approximately one percent of its GDP on the military and Carter would like to see that amount doubled.
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Macedonia Caves, Congress Slumbers, NATO Moves to Russia Border - McAdams and Taylor's Week in Review

Did Congress finally discover that there were neo-Nazis fighting in Ukraine? Did the US/Soros coup in Macedonia succeed? Why doesn't Congress care that Obama fights an unauthorized and illegal war in Iraq and Syria? RPI's Daniel McAdams and Jay Taylor are back to look at the week that was...and what to expect. YouTube below and MP3 available here.
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