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NY Times Admits it Sends Stories to US Government for Approval Before Publication

Ben Norton Jun 26, 2019

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The New York Times has publicly acknowledged that it sends some of its stories to the US government for approval from “national security officials” before publication.
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The Donald’s Latest Iranian Caper – Sh*t-Faced Stupidity

David Stockman Jun 26, 2019

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This is just wanton sh*t-faced stupidity. We are referring to the Trump Administration’s escalation of sanctions on Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei and its foreign minister, and then the Donald’s tweet-storm of bluster, threats and implicit redlines when they didn’t take too kindly to this latest act of aggression by Washington.

That last point can’t be emphasized enough. Iran is zero threat to the American homeland and has never engaged in any hostile action on U.S soil or even threatened the same.

To the contrary, Washington’s massive naval and military arsenal in the middle east is essentially the occupational force of a naked aggressor that has created mayhem through the Persian Gulf and middle eastern region for the past three decades; and has done so in pursuit of the will-o-wisp of oil security and the neocon agenda of demonizing and isolating the Iranian regime.

But as we have demonstrated previously, the best cure for high oil prices is the global market, not the Fifth Fleet. And the demonization of the Iranian regime is based on lies and propaganda ginned up by the Bibi Netanyahu branch of the War Party (that has falsely made Iran an "existential" threat in order to win elections in Israel).
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Trump Seeks 'Coalition Of The Willing' Against Iran

Moon of Alabama Jun 25, 2019

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After a somewhat quiet weekend the Trump administration yesterday engaged in another push against Iran.

Monday the Treasury Department sanctioned the leaders of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). It also sanctioned Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei and his office! There will be no more Disney Land visits for them.

There is more to come:

The Treasury Secretary will designate Javad Zarif as what? A terrorist? Zarif is quite effective in communicating the Iranian standpoint on Twitter and other social media. Those accounts will now be shut down.

The Trump administration's special envoy for Iran, Brian Hook, said today that Iran should respond to US diplomacy with diplomacy. Sanctioning Iran's chief diplomat is probably not the way to get there.


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US Arms Dealers Getting Rich On Yemen's Misery

Jun. 26 - As the Saudi genocide of Yemen continues, everything's coming up roses for the US arms dealers who are supplying the Saudi killing machine. Billions in arms sales are made yearly and foreign agents lobbying for the Saudis and the United Arab Emirates are making millions. Meanwhile, millions of Yemeni civilians face starvation, disease, and death in the four year Saudi war of aggression on them. Today's Liberty Report:



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Ron Paul and Jimmy Dore Explore Their Common Ground on Big Issues
Jimmy Dore, in his interview last week with libertarian communicator Ron Paul at the Jimmy Dore Show, pointed out that, while Dore calls himself a progressive and Paul is considered a libertarian, the two men “agree on the big things, meaning free speech and noninterventionism — ending our foreign wars and regime change wars.” Continuing, Dore states, “we agree on liberty and we agree that someone like Edward Snowden is actually a hero.”
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Lew Rockwell: President Trump Should Fire Pompeo, Haspel, and Bolton — the ‘Trio of Blood’
In a new interview at RT largely focused on United States sanctions on Iran and the threat of a US attack on Iran, Ludwig von Mises Institute Chairman Lew Rockwell urges President Donald Trump to “start being a man of peace.”
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Was the Ron Paul Campaign Secretly Backed by the Russians?
Did those evil Russians put Ron Paul 2008 on the map? This is just one of the weird allegations made by high-ranking Libertarian Party officials and their allies. Ron Paul Institute Director Daniel McAdams joins the Tom Woods Show to discuss the recent re-Tweet by Libertarian Party chairman Nicholas Sarwark of a bizarre, unsigned article claiming a huge Ron Paul/Donald Trump/Vladimir Putin conspiracy. Also, Sarwark suggested that Ron Paul is a "supporter" of the governments of Venezuela, China, and Russia (because he opposes regime change). Finally, old allegations about the British Helsinki Group are revisited and explained. An airing out of allegations in this Woods/McAdams podcast...
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Neocons Stovepiping Intelligence Again: McAdams on RT America
RPI Director Daniel McAdams joined The News With Rick Sanchez to discuss how the neocons are again stovepiping intelligence and serving it up to a mainstream media eager for war. Seventeen years ago they did it about Iraq, now they are doing it on Iran. Same tactic, different country. And it seems to be working...
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Many Americans Say Freedom is an Important Reason They Support Marijuana Legalization
Results released this month of a new Gallup poll of marijuana legalization supporters in America indicate that 60 percent of them view legalizing marijuana being “a matter of freedom and personal choice” as a very important reason for supporting legalization, while an additional 29 percent see this as a somewhat important reason.
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