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12/11/20 Aaron Maté on the OPCW’s Hero Whistleblowers

Aaron Maté is back with yet another update on the cover-up of the investigation into the supposed chemical attack in Douma, Syria. An initial investigation by the OPCW appeared to verify that the 2018 attack was indeed a chlorine gas attack, which must have been carried out by the Syrian government. This report justified the retaliatory American bombing of Syrian government targets. But it quickly emerged, thanks to whistleblowers within the OPCW, that the official report contradicted the actual findings of the investigators on several key points. These whistleblowers were immediately...

10/16/20 Aaron Maté: OPCW Malfeasance and More ‘Russiagate’ Updates

Scott interviews Aaron Maté about his testimony to the UN Security Council regarding the alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria in 2018. After the Trump administration authorized retaliatory bombing in response to the incident, the OPCW sent investigators to follow up on the claims of chemical weapons use. After a year, they released a report justifying the U.S. response. The trouble, as Maté explains, is that OPCW inspectors then started coming forward claiming that their findings had been altered or suppressed in order to paint a more favorable picture for the U.S. and its...

1/24/20 Dave DeCamp on the OPCW’s Douma Cover-Up

Dave DeCamp talks about the scandalous apparent cover-up of the OPCW's real findings on the alleged chemical attack in Douma in 2018. In 2019 the organization issued a final report affirming the likelihood of a real chemical attack. But now Ian Henderson, one of the engineers on the ground in Douma, has come forward to claim that his team was convinced the attack had been staged, contrary to the OPCW's report. Henderson is quick to defend the organization's integrity, but believes that in this case political pressure may have compromised them. DeCamp reminds us what exactly is at stake...

11/7/19 Elizabeth Murray Exposes the Lies Behind Douma

Scott interviews Elizabeth Murray about the supposed chemical attack in Douma, Syria in 2017, which was used to justify an immediate bombing campaign by the U.S. and its allies. A thorough investigation was only conducted months later, and the reports of this investigation were not released until 2019. Murray and her colleagues, along with a group of OPCW whistleblowers, have recently pointed out all the problems with the claims about this supposed chemical attack. During her career in national security, Murray learned how dangerous politicization of intelligence agencies is—time and time...

5/26/19 Ted Postol on the Proof that the Douma Attack was Staged

Ted Postol talks about the recently leaked document from a team of engineers at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which shows that the narrative of the supposed chemical attack last year in Douma simply doesn't fit the science of how the weapons would have to have been deployed. Discussed on the show: "Postol: Newly Revealed Documents Show Syrian Chemical “Attacks Were Staged”" (Accuracy.Org) Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Ted Postol is a professor emeritus of Science, Technology, and International Security at MIT. He has written about nuclear...

Chemical Facility Hit in Syria Strike Cleared Twice by Inspectors in 2017

At least one of the alleged chemical weapons facilities targeted in the April 14 joint American, British and French strike on Syria was inspected and cleared by an international watchdog last year, according to official documents. In a report issued Mar. 23, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) indicates the Barzah facility, characterized by US officials as at the “heart” of the Syrian chemical weapons program, had been inspected twice in 2017. The most recent inspection was carried out last November. “The analysis of samples taken during the inspections did not...

4/14/18 Gareth Porter on Trump’s bombing of Damascus

Investigative reporter and historian Gareth Porter returns to the show to discuss Donald Trump's decision to bomb the Assad government in Damascus. Porter explains how the evidence has been repeatedly massaged to misconstrue what is ambiguous as what is clear—and that this case, of all the previous, might be the most egregious. Scott and Porter then discuss the ways in which Trump's strikes differ from one another and how the Trump policy toward Syria compares with Obama's. Finally they discuss the origins of American intervention in Syria and the role anti-Iran sentiments play at the...

4/14/18 Gareth Porter on Trump's bombing of Damascus

Investigative reporter and historian Gareth Porter returns to the show to discuss Donald Trump's decision to bomb the Assad government in Damascus. Porter explains how the evidence has been repeatedly massaged to misconstrue what is ambiguous as what is clear—and that this case, of all the previous, might be the most egregious. Scott and Porter then discuss the ways in which Trump's strikes differ from one another and how the Trump policy toward Syria compares with Obama's. Finally they discuss the origins of American intervention in Syria and the role anti-Iran sentiments play at the...

4/10/18 Rick Sterling on the supposed Assad chemical attack in Syria

Investigative journalist Rick Sterling joins Scott to discuss his latest article for Consortium News, "Taking the World to the Brink." Sterling describes what he's seen in his time in Syria and shares his perspective on the war and the most recent chemical attack in Douma. Sterling then explains why he's very skeptical, once again, that the Syrian government is responsible for the latest chemical attack. Scott and Sterling discuss the failures of U.S. foreign policy generally, and then consider why the reception to ridding Mosul of Islamist terrorists was received so differently form...

Report: Syrian Government Not Responsible for Alleged Khan Sheikhoun Chemical Attack

Early on the morning of April 7, American warships stationed in the Mediterranean Sea fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack carried out by the Syrian regime. But in a report published on Sunday at the German newspaper Die Welt, veteran investigative journalist Seymour Hersh throws cold water on the claim of Syrian culpability, exposing yet another instance of military action based on flawed—or in this case, entirely nonexistent—intelligence. Russian Intelligence and the April 4 Strike On April 4 at about 6:55 a.m., Syrian...

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US News The State Department will pay employees who alleged they suffer from ‘Havana Syndrne’ six-figure payouts. State is making the payments in accordance with the HAVANA Act. [Link] Haiti At least eight prisoners died from starvation in a prison in Haiti. [Link]...

State Department ‘Illegally Obstructing’ Afghanistan Probes, Watchdog Says

The US government’s top oversight official for Afghanistan has accused the State Department and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) of stonewalling ongoing investigations, saying they have refused interviews with staff and even failed to provide “basic information” to assist the probes.

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Week of Action on Yemen

Scott Horton and the Libertarian Party, among others, are whipping up support for a week of action to end US involvement in the Yemen War. And you can help. H.J. Res. 87 was introduced on May 31. The bill would "direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from...

Actually, Socialism IS When The Government Does Stuff

https://youtu.be/_-6CyEYetxM How is something to be owned by “the community as a whole?” Ownership means that you get to decide what is done with something. If you and I disagree on who gets to eat your apple, then whatever you decide will take precedence, because it...

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6 Progressive Myths About History (w/ Lawrence W. Reed)

https://youtu.be/HsXj83JNUb4 In May 1939, Treasury Secretary Henry J. Morgenthau Jr., one of Franklin Roosevelt's best friends, testified before the House Ways and Means Committee: "I say after eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as...

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National Review Senior Editor Turns Rothbardian Ep. 220

https://youtu.be/sJXF9jgj1L4 Managing Editor of the Libertarian Institute and longtime friend and guest of the show Keith Knight joins me in this week's episode to review an article by Joseph Sobran. Sobran was the Senior Editor of the National Review, but questioned...

Patrick MacFarlane on the Hrvoje Moric Show Ep. 219

https://youtu.be/yI1ND-TJR8g This week's episode is a mirror of my recent appearance on the Hrvoje Moric Show on Tnt Radio. We discuss the war in Ukraine, China, and the brave new world we are sleepwalking into. Hrvoje is the host of Geopolitics and Empire Podcast....

Empire of Death: America’s Moral Bankruptcy Ep. 218

https://youtu.be/7yZEk73JdVo In this episode, I take a deeper dive on my latest editorial up at the Libertarian Institute, share my experience at Chillderburg, introduce my new newsletter website, and thank several outlets that have started reprinting my Libertarian...

An Economic Reckoning ft. Clint Russell Ep. 217

https://youtu.be/B4rBZcugFw0 Clint Russell joins me in this week’s episode of Liberty Weekly. Clint is the host of Liberty Lockdown, a podcast that took the liberty scene by storm during the COVID-19 lockdowns. Before Clint launched Liberty Lockdown, he was a private...

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Monica Perez joined me for an in depth conversation on culture, religion, ESG, WEF, the future, and how the 21st Century is different than the 20th Century. Monica Twitter Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate...

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Courtenay and I talk ESG, intentional communities, motivations, elites, and the future. Courtenay Twitter Courtenay Turner Podcast Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon...

Shadowy Figures Surrounding 9/11 w/Adam Fitzgerald

Adam Fitzgerald joined me to discuss the less talked about aspects of 9/11. We spent most of our time discussing the characters involved and around the event. We could have gone for hours on this subject, but as you will hear, I hit a wall at the 2 hour mark. Adam...

A Conversation with Patrick MacFarlane

Patrick joined me again. In this episode we discuss Ukraine Russia, China, culture, democrats, republicans, and traditional family. Liberty Weekly Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon...

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