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Robert Higgs: The Many Costs of War
The deaths, injuries, and property destruction of battles are obvious costs of war as is all the money spent on weapons, soldiers, and other expenses directly related to battles. Less well understood by many people are the many other war costs, including costs imposed on people who may never be near a battlefield but just live in a nation at war.

27 July 2014read on...

Eric Margolis: ‘Blame for this Bloodbath Sits as Much With the US as it Does With Israel’
International affairs writer and RPI Academic Board Member Eric Margolis, interviewed Monday on the Scott Horton Show, concludes regarding Israel’s military attack on and invasion of Gaza that “the blame for this bloodbath sits as much with the US as it does with Israel” and that the US government could end the war “in a minute” if it had the “political will.”

24 July 2014read on...

Fixing Facts Around The Policy: Is the US Government Manipulating Social Media?
The US government and in particular the State Department have come under some scrutiny — and even been subject to some ridicule — over increasing reliance on "social media" as evidence to back up US foreign policy positions or conclusions about international events. Many find it shocking that a government which spends some $100 billion on a vast and worldwide intelligence network would really pore over YouTube and Twitter to present user-uploaded items as if finished intelligence products.

23 July 2014read on...

US Support For Ukraine Regime Change — Daniel McAdams With Jay Taylor
RPI Director Daniel McAdams is back with Jay Taylor discussing the disasters of US foreign policy -- from Libya to Iraq to Ukraine. Being interested in facts and not supporting any government makes us suspect according to the interventionists. Pravda of today is in the US. But non-interventionism continues to grow.

23 July 2014read on...

Attacking Ron Paul, National Journal Hits New Lows What a bizarre article about Dr. Paul from the National Journal! Begining from the title, the piece read like something from a high school newspaper.

22 July 2014read on...

We Made It To A Million!
This week marked a milestone for the Ron Paul Institute's Facebook page. For the first time in our short 15 months of existence we chalked up one million people reached over a one week period! 



21 July 2014read on...

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson: Reject ‘Raving Maniac’ John McCain; Cooler Heads Can Create Ukraine Peace
While Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is using the downed Malaysia Airlines passenger airplane to justify his call for escalating US military support for the Ukraine government, RPI Academic Board Member Lawrence Wilkerson counters that the key to creating a neutral, at peace, and more prosperous Ukraine is for “cooler heads” to prevail over the calls for military escalation made by people including McCain, whom Wilkerson calls a “raving maniac.”

21 July 2014read on...

RPI's Daniel McAdams on Laura Ingraham Show
RPI Director Daniel McAdams was on the Laura Ingraham Show this past week with guest host the great Charles Goyette. Daniel and Charles discussed the real costs of the US interventionist foreign policy. What will be the economic fallout of the new round of US sanctions on Russia? McAdams pointed out the socialism and corporatism at the core of the of the US military keeping sea lanes open for corporations. We pay for their security, they privatize their profits.

20 July 2014read on...

New Post
The real reason we have this mess on the border  with thousands of kids streaming over  says Ron Paul, is foolish government policies on both sides of the border. Most of the problem from the US side, he says, stems from the US drug war and the violent gangs it spawns.

20 July 2014read on...

Ron Paul: Don't Blame Putin For Malaysian Jet Shoot Down
RPI Chairman Ron Paul was on NewsMax today to discuss yesterday's apparent shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines plane over eastern Ukraine. While the US media and the Obama administration have jumped to the conclusion that the Russians (or their "proxies") must have done it, Dr. Paul says, "not so fast!"

18 July 2014read on...

Peace and Prosperity

Geoffrey Pyatt: The Outlaw as Sheriff


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Geoffrey Pyatt is an outlaw. The US Ambassador to Ukraine was caught on tape conspiring with Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland to overthrow the government in Kiev and install leaders of US choosing.

Shortly afterward, after plenty of blood flowed through the streets of Kiev, the smoke cleared and the government had been overthrown in just the manner these two had planned.

Was this an interference in the sovereignty of Ukraine? Of course it was, by definition, as was the millions of dollars funneled through USAID and other US pseudo-NGOs which created a fifth column of revolutionaries in Ukraine.

According to the 1970 "Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Co-operation among States in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations:
[N]o State shall organize, assist, foment, finance, incite or tolerate subversive, terrorist or armed activities directed towards the violent overthrow of the regime of another State, or interfere in civil strife in another State.
Oops. Will Obama soon issue pink slips to Nuland and Pyatt? Then perhaps a trip to the Hague? Not likely.

But the lawless Pyatt has suddenly become the lawman now that his selected group is in power, now that the legal government of Ukraine is overthrown partly with the assistance of his own hand.

Today in the Washington Post, Pyatt lets loose with yet another in an increasing line of hilariously cringe-worthy hypocritical statements from the Obama Administration.

After actively fomenting and supporting the unconstitutional overthrow of the Ukrainian government at the barrel of a gun, Pyatt condemned Sunday's scheduled referendum in Crimea to decide whether to secede from Ukraine and join Russia (where Crimea had been for more than two and a half centuries).

Said Pyatt:
Any increase of the autonomy of Crimea should be done not under the barrel of a gun but in a clear, transparent and constitutional process.
After lawlessness comes the iron rule of law! No wonder the rest of the world -- especially China, India -- is scratching its head and wondering whether the US ruling class has finally gone completely insane -- or, whether in arrogance they truly believe the rest of the world stupid enough to view such statements uncritically.

After the French Revolution the revolutionaries introduced their own new calendar, as if now they controlled even time itself. History began at the moment of revolution. Now we see that only through lawlessness can law be created.
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