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Who to Believe on Washington’s Korea Policy, Tillerson or Trump?

Ron Paul Dec 18, 2017

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President Trump has often said that his foreign policy objective was to keep his enemies guessing. If that’s the goal, you could say that he’s doing a good job. The problem is who does he think his enemies are, because the American people are often left guessing as well.
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Heads Up, President Trump, Secretary Tillerson: Beware ‘Project Overreach’

Faith Whittlesey Dec 17, 2017

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The State Department recently announced it was committing $700,000 to what might be called Project Overreach – an American government initiative to “help” the Hungarians get the “right” news.

Department mandarins, it seems, have determined that Hungarians need access to “objective media” about what is happening in and to their country. As Ronald Reagan once said, “there you go again.” My view: It’s a really bad idea, an egregious misuse of U.S. taxpayer dollars, and also, understandably, deeply offensive to Hungarians.

Why? For starters, Hungary is both a good NATO ally and a robust democracy with free and healthy debates about policy. Hungarians are hardly shy about discussing their country’s future across all kinds of existing media channels. Is it the place of the U.S. government to intervene in the domestic affairs – the domestic politics – of another sovereign state? Today, as yet unproven allegations of that kind of aggressive diplomacy on the part of Russia have certain American elites in hysterics. Why, then, should we not expect the people of Hungary to be annoyed?
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US Defense Secretary Mattis Rejects War on Iran

Adam Garrie Dec 17, 2017

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US Defense Secretary James “Mad Dog” Mattis has refuted claims that the US is preparing for war on Iran after US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley led a bizarre press conference in which she stated that Iran has armed Houthi fighters in Yemen and thus violating the terms of the JCPOA (aka Iran nuclear deal). Haley did not provide any evidence to substantiate her claims, claims which are logistically impossible given the Saudi led blockade of Yemen which predates the JCPOA by nearly four months.


As I wrote at the time:

Nikki Haley, Donald Trump’s Ambassador to the United Nations, has given an extraordinary 'press conference,' even by her habitually outrageous standards.

First all, it was hardly a 'press conference' as Haley did not answer any of the questions posed to her. Instead, she merely assured journalist that she has evidence to back her up position, although it is not clear what this evidence might look like.

Haley’s position is that since the outbreak of the current crisis in Yemen, beginning in March of 2015, Iran has been supplying Yemen’s Ansar Allah Movement, more commonly known as the Houthis, with the missiles they have sporadically used to target Saudi Arabia and allegedly the UAE.

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'Make 'Em Pay'? Trump Spends $5 Billion On Europe's Defense

Dec. 18 - President Trump has been on record demanding that the Europeans pay for their own defense. At a recent rally he condemned countries in Europe that "get frisky" with Russia and then expect the US to defend them. So why is there an extra $5 billion slipped in the 2018 military spending bill to defend Europe? We'll tell you all about it in today's Liberty Report:



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Five Minutes Five Issues: Car Tracking, Chocolate Ban, Media Perverts, Teens’ Marijuana Use, Tax Bill Rush
A new episode of Five Minutes Five Issues is out. You can listen to it, and read a transcript, below. You can also find previous episodes of the show at StitcheriTunesYouTube, and SoundCloud.
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Bill of Rights Protections Are for Terrorists Too
Soon after word came out Monday that someone had detonated a bomb in a pedestrian tunnel of the New York City subway system, people were saying the alleged bomber should not be afforded respect for his constitutional rights and should be shipped off to the United States military’s Guantanamo prison in Cuba. Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst Andrew Napolitano, however, argues in a new video commentary that it is important that the US government respect alleged bomber Akayed Ullah’s rights guaranteed under the US Constitution — including rights to be represented by a lawyer and to have a jury trial.
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Tucker Carlson: Peter Strzok messages makes FBI agent look like a 'drunk guy on Facebook'
These are the very same agents in the FBI who assured all of America that Russia “meddled” in the US election.
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Ron Paul Describes the Foreign Policy Mission of the Ron Paul Institute
Interviewed Tuesday at RT, Ron Paul described the foreign policy mission of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity (RPI), which Paul founded in 2013 after completing his final term in the United States House of Representatives.
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Ron Paul is Optimistic Philosophic Changes Will Lead to Greater Respect for Liberty
Libertarian communicator and former presidential candidate Ron Paul says he is optimistic that philosophic changes taking place in America will lead to greater government respect for liberty. Paul made the assessment in a recent interview with host Marc Clair at the Lions of Liberty podcast regarding Paul’s new book The Revolution at Ten Years. “The philosophy comes first, and I think that’s where we excel,” says Paul.
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