After 17 years of war, innumerable new "strategies," and trillions of dollars spent, the US war in Afghanistan is no closer to being "won" than ever. Will naming yet another war commander do the trick? Don't hold your breath!
Secretary of State Michael Pompeo threatened Iran with annihilation in a speech yesterday at the neoconservative Heritage Foundation. His twelve demands of Iran read like the demands made of Serbia in 1914 -- they are designed not to reduce tensions but to lead to war. But is all the bombast in the Trump Administration on Iran just a sign of weakness? The claims in Pompeo's speech are demonstrably false. Why lie when the lies are so easy to refute?
Do we have actual elections in the US, or does the CIA and deep state do the deciding? The news that longtime CIA operative Stefan Halper infiltrated the Trump campaign at the behest of the FBI should be the biggest news in the country. To the extent that the media is covering it, they are furious that the CIA infiltrator was exposed in the media. Do we even care anymore that we are manipulated by the secret government?
Every bubble goes through different phases before it finally bursts. They all end in a euphoric crack-up boom. In less than a year, the U.S. government has been clocking in debt at an average of $52,000 per SECOND, which more than what the average American earns in an entire YEAR! Is the U.S. government bubble finally reaching the end?
EU President Donald Tusk has openly broken with Washington over Trump's pullout from the Iran deal, Gaza, and looming tariffs, Tweeting recently that "with friends like these who needs enemies?" Will this expanding US/EU rift be the good kind of "blowback" from Trump's "capricious assertiveness" in foreign policy?
President Trump's National Security Advisor John Bolton was bombastic on the Sunday talk shows, demanding essentially a North Korea surrender rather than setting the stage for mutually beneficial talks. As we predicted just a week ago, Bolton is making his move to blow up Trump's North Korea breakthrough.
As President Trump's daughter and son-in-law celebrated the opening of a new US embassy in Jerusalem, some 60 protesting Palestinians were shot and killed in Gaza by Israeli snipers. The US embassy move was sold as a path to peace, but it looks like it is producing a mountain of blowback. Another foreign policy failure?
The drama in Washington continues around President Trump's choice of CIA official Gina Haspel to be its new director. Haspel's involvement in the CIA torture program and in covering up the evidence has led some Senators feeling unsure. Is Haspel qualified to head the CIA? That depends on what you think of the CIA and its mission...
A free society needs very few laws, such as don’t use aggressive force against another person or their property; and don’t defraud someone or break a contract. Once government ventures out of these basic laws, tyranny starts to snowball. Over a couple hundred years, the snowball turns into an avalanche. Constant government aggression is met with constant blowback. Society unravels, and must begin again.
Angered by President Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, German Chancellor Merkel has urged Europe to get its act together and stop relying on the US for defense protection. If Europe follows through, it can only be good news for the US...
Yesterday President Trump announced that he was pulling the US out of the Iran nuclear agreement. Washington's European partners failed to follow suit, opting to remain in the deal. For now. Will Trump's team be able to take the world back to pre-2015, when all were agreed on sanctioning Iran? Or has Trump backed the US into a corner? Who wins from Trump's move?
The new, bi-partisan authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) introduced by Senators Kaine and Corker is billed as evidence that Congress is finally taking its Constitutional war-making authority seriously. This could not be further from the truth. Congress is about to grant the president "forever war" power and return to its slumber. Bad for America.
The showdown is looming. President Trump will decide by the end of the week whether he will continue US participation in the JPCOA Iran nuclear deal or whether he will pull out, as he promised. Will he oppose virtually all of America's closest allies and cancel the deal? What happens then? War?
America’s monetary system was hijacked in 1913. The U.S. Constitution wasn’t amended to bring about The Federal Reserve….it was just ignored. We use unconstitutional money every day. This “system” is the monetary system of Empire. It was constructed for that purpose. We’ll, anyone with even a passing knowledge of history knows what happens to Empires. There’s a crisis ahead, and you’d be correct to blame the Fed!
Legendary libertarian journalist and advocate John Stossel joins today's Liberty Report to look at the future of the liberty movement in the age of Trump. War powers, regulation, government spending, the media - we cover all bases!
Trump's National Security Advisor John Bolton makes no secret of what he wants for North Korea. Just a month before his appointment he wrote an article arguing for pre-emptive war against North Korea. He has a long record of pressuring analysts to come up with pre-determined conclusions. Is he actually working against Trump behind Trump's back?