The Truth About the U.S. / Saudi Genocide in Yemen – Scott Horton and Keith Knight

The Truth About the U.S. / Saudi Genocide in Yemen – Scott Horton and Keith Knight

Mankind is a mixture of good and evil, of cooperative and criminal tendencies. In my view, the anarchist society is one which maximizes the tendencies for the good and the cooperative, while it minimizes both the opportunity and the moral legitimacy of the evil and the criminal. If the anarchist view is correct, and the State is indeed the great legalized and socially legitimated channel for all manner of antisocial crime — theft , oppression, mass murder — on a massive scale, then surely the abolition of such an engine of crime can do nothing but favor the good in man and discourage the bad….The anarchist view holds that, given the “nature of man,” given the degree of goodness or badness at any point of time, anarchism will maximize the opportunities for good and minimize the channels for the bad.

 

Murray N. Rothbard
Libertarian Forum v. 1, p. 536

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Archive:  https://archive.org/details/scott-yemen

SHOW NOTES: 

Full Discussion: https://youtu.be/tpAs8tIkKso 

Scott Horton’s book Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan: https://libertarianinstitute.org/books/fools-errand-time-to-end-the-war-in-afghanistan/

Washington’s War in Yemen Backfires – https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/washingtons-war-yemen-backfires/ 

2012 Yemeni Election: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Yemeni_presidential_election 

Clinton Foundation / Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Donation – https://www.clintonfoundation.org/contributors?category=%2410%2C000%2C001+to+%2425%2C000%2C000 

Trump on U.S. / Saudi Alliance for the MIC – https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/statement-president-donald-j-trump-standing-saudi-arabia/ 

Military Industrial Complex, President Eisenhower – https://www.npr.org/2011/01/17/132942244/ikes-warning-of-military-expansion-50-years-later 

War is a Racket – Smedley Butler: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Is_a_Racket 

Martha Mundy’s work on Yemen: https://sites.tufts.edu/wpf/strategies-of-the-coalition-in-the-yemen-war/ 

Madeleine Albright 60 Minutes – 500,00 dead children: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbIX1CP9qr4 

Bin Laden Letter to the Americans: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2002/nov/24/theobserver 

Collection of entries on Yemen at The Libertarian Institute: https://libertarianinstitute.org/?s=Yemen&et_pb_searchform_submit=et_search_proccess&et_pb_include_posts=yes&et_pb_include_pages=yes

Libertarian Party Presidential Nominee Explains Her Platform – Dr. Jo Jorgensen and Keith Knight

Libertarian Party Presidential Nominee Explains Her Platform – Dr. Jo Jorgensen and Keith Knight

… you cannot roll back or whittle away statism — whether it be the government’s inflation, its budget, or its numerous depredations and controls on the economy — by getting a few “good guys” in there to speak Truth to Mr. President. … In the case of the State, the only thing that will roll back State power in any and all areas is the growth of a mass movement from below, i.e., among the public outside of and subjected to State power. Only a mass movement from below and outside: either by individual or organized actions, by ad hoc organizations, or by a Libertarian Party, or by all together, can hope to exert the pressure necessary to roll back the State.

 

Murray N. Rothbard, Libertarian Forum v. 1, p. 510

0:00 – Quote from UNLV Professor Murray N. Rothbard

0:33 – What is Libertarianism?

0:48 – Why do libertarians criticize the government so much?

1:43 – Utilitarian benefits of freedom – Environment, foreign policy,

3:22 – What about poverty? Is voluntary charity realistic?

6:22 – What about high costs of healthcare?

9:32 – The libertarian response to police brutality

12:49 – Protectionism vs. Free Trade

15:15 – What about education?

18:47 – Social Security

20:14 – Dr. Jorgensen’s message to conservatives

22:54 – Dr. Jorgensen’s message to progressives

Find more at: https://joj2020.com/

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Minds: https://www.minds.com/media/1116125080722161664

Archive: https://archive.org/details/dr-jo-jorgensen-lp-nominee

Pearl Harbor – The Truth Finally Revealed

Pearl Harbor – The Truth Finally Revealed

In very few cases have these anti-interventionists favored literal “isolation”: what they have generally favored is political nonintervention in the affairs of other countries, coupled with economic and cultural internationalism in the sense of peaceful freedom of trade, investment, and interchange between the citizens of all countries. And this is the essence of the libertarian position as well.

Murray N. Rothbard, For a New Liberty, p. 330

 

… interventionism is not only immoral and aggressive; it doesn’t work. We must regain liberty at home, end all interventions in other countries, and return to the historic, forgotten “foreign policy” of serving as an example and a beacon-light of liberty to the rest of the
suffering and strife-torn world.

Murray N. Rothbard, Libertarian Forum v. 1, p. 582

 

WARNING: Some clips have poor audio, I’m sorry, that is the cost of finding hidden information.

0:00 – A History of American Imperialism. Scott Horton & Keith Knight 

https://www.bitchute.com/video/CtZ94PLcCIbX/

1:57 – WAR‐ENTRY PLANS LAID TO ROOSEVELT – JAN. 2, 1972 – New York Times 

https://www.nytimes.com/1972/01/02/archives/warentry-plans-laid-to-roosevelt-britain-releases-her-data-on-talks.html 

5:34 – Pearl Harbor: The Story of the Secret War – 1947 book by George Morgenstern cites the diaries of Secretary of War, and Skull and Bones member, Henry Stimson – https://mises.org/library/pearl-harbor-story-secret-war

9:17 – Harry Elmer Barnes – 1953 book Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace

https://mises.org/library/perpetual-war-perpetual-peace-0  

11:21 – Historian Robert Higgs, How U.S. Economic Warfare Provoked Japan’s Attack on Pearl Harbor – https://www.independent.org/news/article.asp?id=1930 

12:16 – June 1, 2003 – Robert Stinnett – The Scott Horton Show – Episode 9 IN DEPTH INTERVIEW

( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yny0vAZqcq4 )

1:13:00 – May 18, 2003 – G. Edward Griffin – The Scott Horton Show – Episode 7 ( https://youtu.be/YC7orBF_img )

1:20:47 December 6, 2013 – Robert Stinnett – The Scott Horton Show – Episode 3076 BETTER AUDIO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q86YGumBcTg&list=WL&index=23&t=0s 

1:44:44 – Robert Stinett speech at the Independent Institute: https://www.independent.org/aboutus/person_detail.asp?id=514 

This video on BitChute: https://www.bitchute.com/video/HI8hCpZxEerq/ 

This video on Minds.com: https://www.minds.com/media/1115513275863687168 

Libertarianism and Externalities – Sam Harris REBUTTED

Libertarianism and Externalities – Sam Harris REBUTTED

Externalities occur in markets, but they also exist in governments. Government is the ultimate negative externality- they impose costs on non-consenting third parties.

The existence of externalities does NOT justify the existence of a state- or any form of mass violent domination.  It’s the equivalent of saying- “Externalities exist. Therefore the Koch Brothers have the right to coercively involve themselves in voluntary exchanges and take 25% of everyone’s income annually, anyone who disobey’s rules made by the Koch Brothers should be put in a cage and shot if they resist.”

What is Libertarianism? Ron Paul and Keith Knight

What is Libertarianism? Ron Paul and Keith Knight

The libertarian creed rests upon one central axiom: that no man or group of men may aggress against the person or property of any-
one else. This may be called the “non-aggression axiom.” “Aggression” is defined as the initiation of the use or threat of physical violence against the person or property of anyone else.

For a New Liberty, p. 27

A History of American Imperialism. Scott Horton and Keith Knight

A History of American Imperialism. Scott Horton and Keith Knight

SHOW NOTES-

0:00 – Thought Experiment

1:00 – Who was responsible for the 9/11 attacks, and what was their motive?

4:41 – Is America hated for its freedoms?

10:00 – Omar bin Laden Interview

14:02 – Bin Laden interviews, couldn’t the CIA just kill him before 9/11?

17:22 – U.S. and U.N. sanctions against Iraq after gulf war

April Glaspie: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_Glaspie

Babies in Incubators Lie: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nayirah_testimony

23:10 – The logic of sanctions and making death visible

27:00 – ‘American Sniper’ Propaganda

Collateral Murder – Wikileaks – Iraq: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rXPrfnU3G0 

Adam Kokesh Socratic Questioning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ejq6JVPHYiE

30:56 – How many Hitler’s have we avoided?

Highway of Death: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highway_of_Death

37:15 – How ISIS replaced Al-Qaeda

David Petraeus’ Bright Idea: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/sep/02/david-petraeus-bright-idea-give-terrorists-weapons-to-beat-isis

Accepting Al-Qaeda: https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/middle-east/2015-03-09/accepting-al-qaeda

44:15 – Is there any justification for invading Afghanistan? Quoting Bush 43, Decision Points 

An Enemy We Created by Alex Strick Van Linschoten: https://www.alexstrick.com/my-work/ 

52:02 – Taliban Offer Bin Laden to US

Bush Rejects Taliban Offer: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2001/oct/14/afghanistan.terrorism5

55:22 – Rumsfeld Memo on 9/11

Plans for Iraq began on 9/11 CBS: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/plans-for-iraq-attack-began-on-9-11/

The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O’Neill: https://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/01/10/oneill.bush/

Chilcot Report: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_Inquiry

59:27 – PNAC Plans Iraq War 1998: https://youtu.be/be0KtL0YsdM 

Mordechai Vanunu: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mordechai_Vanunu

59:50 – 7 Countries in 5 Years – General Wesley Clark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTbg11pCwOc

Yinon Plan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yinon_Plan

A Clean Break: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Clean_Break:_A_New_Strategy_for_Securing_the_Realm

Israel Invades Lebanon: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1982_Lebanon_War

Coping with Crumbling States: A Western and Israeli Balance of Power Strategy for the Levant: https://zfacts.com/zfacts.com/metaPage/lib/1996_12_Wurmser_Crumbling_Iraq.pdf

PNAC – Rebuilding America’s Defenses: https://archive.org/details/RebuildingAmericasDefenses/mode/2up

1:07:30 – Are there any good arguments for invading Iraq?

Rumsfeld meets Saddam in 1983: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Rumsfeld#/media/File:Saddam_rumsfeld.jpg

White House Iraq Group: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_House_Iraq_Group

Waco Lies Exposed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RbZF9NgS78

U.S. Supports Iraq in Iraq-Iran War: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_support_for_Iraq_during_the_Iran%E2%80%93Iraq_War

Iraq Invades Kuwait: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_Kuwait

1:22:41 – “Peace Through Strength” A Libertarian Acceptance and Rebuttal

1:24:40 – National Security Advisor ‘Zbig’ 1979 Memo to Jimmy Carter

How Jimmy Carter and I Started the Mujahideen

:https://www.counterpunch.org/1998/01/15/how-jimmy-carter-and-i-started-the-mujahideen/

Rambo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqWjJdXKIXA

1:29:29 – The Grand Chessboard by Zbigniew Brzezinski Quote on Eurasia and ‘Common enemy’

1:37:30 – Page 432, Intimate Papers of Col. House on Lusitania: https://archive.org/details/intimatepapersof007804mbp/page/n6/mode/2up

1:38:40 – McCollum Memo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCollum_memo

“War Entry Plans Laid to Roosevelt – NYTimes Jan 2nd, 1972”

1898 Sinking of the USS Maine – https://www.historytoday.com/archive/sinking-maine

Zimmerman Telegram: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zimmermann_Telegram

Day of Deceit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_Deceit

Gulf of Tonkin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_of_Tonkin

1:51:57 – War crimes of the U.S. Government 

Scott Ritter: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Ritter

Mike Farrell: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Farrell#Political_activism 

1:58:00 – Was the bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki justified?

Hiroshima and Nagasaki by Ralph Raico: https://original.antiwar.com/ralph-raico/2009/08/05/hiroshima-and-nagasaki/

2:01:55 – David Rockefeller Memoirs, Page 405: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16122.Memoirs

Wall Street Banks and American Foreign Policy by Murray N. Rothbard: https://cdn.mises.org/Wall%20Street,%20Banks,%20and%20American%20Foreign%20Policy_2.pdf

Scott Horton & Hans Hoppe: https://youtu.be/U1vbFejsCE4 

The Truth About U.S. Foreign Policy. Scott Horton and Keith Knight.

The Truth About U.S. Foreign Policy. Scott Horton and Keith Knight.

 

0:00 – Quote from Mozi (Chinese Philosopher)

0:57 – What is Libertarianism? – NAO (Non-Aggression Obligation)

7:29 – The Kissinger Approach to History

18:24 – Kissinger’s World Government Justification

22:00 – 9/11 Response & War in Afghanistan

28:30 – F.B.I. Terrorist Plots

43:22 – “Terrorist Plots Helped ALong by the FBI – NYTimes” and Bin Laden deal & 9/11 motive

52:50 – U.S. in Libya under Obama

57:55 – Benghazi 1:04:30 – U.S. in Syria under Obama

1:06:12 – Operation Timber Sycamore & the U.S. in Syria

Ben Swann & Obama – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceobsac7LE8

John Kerry Leaked Audio: https://youtu.be/41HhRABl3kM?t=1409

‘As President, I Don’t Bluff’ – https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/03/obama-to-iran-and-israel-as-president-of-the-united-states-i-dont-bluff/253875/

Joe Biden at Harvard – Key allies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25aDP7io30U

Gen. Wesley Clark – 7 Countries 5 Years: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTbg11pCwOc

1:18:41 – U.S. Role in Somalia under Bush, Obama and Trump

U.S. Government to Blame for Somalia Misery https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/u-s-government-to-blame-for-somalias-misery/

“Unfortunately, sir, you have no choice,” Mattis told Trump, according to officials. “You will be a wartime president.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/can-jim-mattis-check-an-impulsive-president-and-still-retain-his-trust/2018/02/07/289297a2-0814-11e8-8777-2a059f168dd2_story.html

1:31:46 – U.S. Role in Yemen under Obama and Trump

Washington’s War in Yemen Backfires – https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/washingtons-war-yemen-backfires/

Clinton Foundation / Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Donation – https://www.clintonfoundation.org/contributors?category=%2410%2C000%2C001+to+%2425%2C000%2C000

Trump on U.S. / Saudi Alliance for the MIC – https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/statement-president-donald-j-trump-standing-saudi-arabia/

Military Industrial Complex, President Eisenhower – https://www.npr.org/2011/01/17/132942244/ikes-warning-of-military-expansion-50-years-later

War is a Racket – Smedley Butler: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Is_a_Racket

Martha Mundy’s work on Yemen: https://sites.tufts.edu/wpf/strategies-of-the-coalition-in-the-yemen-war/

Madeleine Albright 60 Minutes – 500,000 dead children: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbIX1CP9qr4

Bin Laden Letter to the Americans: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2002/nov/24/theobserver

1:51:20 – Waco Siege – Operation Showtime, Waco Rules of Engagement, Waco: A New Revelation

Trump v. Jeb! – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4ThZcq1oJQ

2:08:52 – Oklahoma City Bombing Cover-Up

The Ultimate Oklahoma City Bombing Archive – https://libertarianinstitute.org/okc/

2:13:08 – Most important things you learned from Jacob Hornberger, Pat Buchanan, Murray N. Rothbard, Ron Paul, and William Norman Grigg.

Libertarianism, Socialism, and Conspiracies. Jacob Hornberger and Keith Knight.

Libertarianism, Socialism, and Conspiracies. Jacob Hornberger and Keith Knight.

Libertarian Presidential candidate Jacob Hornberger and I discuss-

The Dangers of Socialized Medicine

FDA

Foreign Policy Blowback

Wars based on lies

Free Trade and Sanctions

Libertarian solution to homelessness

Taxation vs Charity

Libertarian response to driver’s Licenses

Drug war

JFK Assassination

Proven conspiracies

1 Book he recommends to everyone

Populism for Peace

Populism for Peace

A populist pro-peace movement could end the empire without even trying.

The US foreign policy establishment has inflicted unspeakable horrors on the world. And it has done a remarkable job of rationalizing these horrors or — even more effectively — directing the American public’s attention away from them.

Foreign policy horrors are simply not an important issue for most American voters. Voters care about issues that directly impact their own lives.

But to overthrow an establishment you need a populist movement. None of the special interests within the establishment stand to benefit from radical changes that drastically reduce its power. Instead of reforming from within you need to attack from without. But to accomplish that you need the support of the masses.

So this seems to be an impossible situation: To end the US empire you need the support of the American public, but the American public doesn’t know enough or care enough about the millions of lives around the world that are ruined by that empire.

Sure, you can try to educate voters, plead with them, get them passionate about this issue, convince them that it is the morally right thing to do. Make them care.

Or you can try to appeal to their self-interest, pointing out the enormous costs of the empire and the risk of blowback.

But the institutions that are most influential in shaping the opinions of the American public — mainstream media, universities, think tanks, popular culture — are either very much part of the foreign policy establishment, or have also mostly simply ignored its horrors.

On the other hand, there have been successful examples of populist revolts in Western countries. Donald Trump, for example, came from outside of the political establishment and was widely loathed by them and their media allies. At least initially. But Trump appealed directly to the voters, breaking through the barriers the political and media elites put in his way.

How did he do it?

Most Americans are deeply dissatisfied with the establishment. Many loathe it. That’s what Trump tapped into.

Trump focused on the issues that voters cared about, in a way that voters care about. Issues such as immigration, corruption, national pride, and even wasteful wars had been ignored or made taboo by the elites. Sure, sometimes the elites would pay lip service to these concerns, but they were never really serious about addressing them in a way that would satisfy voters. And voters knew it. So Trump attacked the elites head-on.

Not by trying to persuade them, reasoning with them, working within the establishment. No, Trump launched a frontal assault on that establishment. He exposed them, ruthlessly mocked them and called them out.

Voters liked that. Some of them truly believed Trump was on their side, others just enjoyed the show. The establishment had never experienced anything like Trump. All their usual defenses failed.

And so Trump won.

Of course, Trump was never a serious person or politician. He had no principles to defend, other than himself. He had no organizational apparatus behind him. And he needed constant adoration. And so, once the Republican nominee, Trump was swiftly and comfortably absorbed by the establishment, or at least by certain influential factions within it.

Right now, Trump is not much more than the populist figurehead for a thoroughly establishmentarian class. But he did beat them, at least initially. And that’s the lesson there. The establishment can be beat.

And if, unlike in the case of Trump, it is done by a candidate or movement that actually is principled and that does not need the institutional, financial and social support of the establishment, a movement that has its own ideas, its own organization, the long term outcome may well be much better than what we saw with Trump.

Where, though, does that leave those of us who want to end the empire? Sure, we loathe the establishment too, and we are more than willing to attack them head-on. But Trump campaigned on issues voters cared about and voters don’t care about the horrors of the empire.

The thing is: They don’t have to.

From the fact that voters don’t sufficiently care about foreign policy horrors it does not follow that they will not support a populist movement that wants to end those horrors. It’s just that ending those horrors will not be the primary reason for their support.

A pro-peace populist movement that focuses on issues voters care about and that are ignored or only paid lip service to by the existing parties, and a movement that is passionately anti-establishment, and willing and able to attack the elites head-on can succeed for those reasons alone.

If that same movement also happens to be pro-peace and anti-empire, then OK, good, so what?

After all, we just established that voters don’t care about foreign policy. But this works both ways: Voters don’t care enough about a pro-peace foreign policy for that pro-peace policy to be the deciding factor in who to support. But voters also don’t care enough about foreign policy for the pro-peace position to be a reason not to support that movement!

The situation is even better than that: It would be difficult to get voters to support a foreign policy that requires them to make sacrifices. If the core of that foreign policy is to actively do good in the world, by offering aid and other such things, that will be a hard sell. You have to convince voters to care about people far away, people they will never meet or even see on a screen.

But a pro-peace foreign policy is not a policy that wants to start doing good. It just wants to stop doing bad.

Peace does not require voters to make sacrifices. Voters were never benefiting from the aggressive foreign policy of the empire anyway. It costs voters nothing to end it.

In fact, the empire exists to exploit those very same voters. The empire takes massive amounts of the American public’s money and redistributes it among a wide variety of corporate special interests: Weapons producers, big energy, consulting companies and so on. What’s more, the empire gets tens of thousands of Americans killed or wounded or traumatized.

And here’s the beauty: A pro-peace movement that focuses on the issues voters care about and that is passionately anti-establishment reverses the burden of proof: If you want to campaign on peace and ending the empire you have to educate the voters and convince them the empire is not just morally wrong but also bad for them.

If instead you are pro-peace but you primarily campaign on the populist issues voters do care about, the empire can’t compete with you on the populist issues and now they would have to actually convince voters that it is in their best interest to support the empire that exploits them!

And that is an even more impossible situation to put the establishment in than the situation the pro-peace movement was in when it thought it had to make voters care about peace.

Peace, after all, was at least beneficial to the voters. That intellectual case was easy to make. The difficulty was in making voters care enough about it to change their votes.

But the empire doesn’t even have an intellectual case for its position. And now it also has the burden of proof.

So in short: A populist pro-peace movement can succeed. But it can only succeed by focusing on other issues that voters care about — issues the establishment actively ignores, trivializes or only pays lip service to — and by being passionately and proudly anti-establishment. The pro-peace position just comes along for the ride, and can and will be easily defended when attacked, and then implemented if we win.

Koen Swinkels

@koenswinkels

Sexy Abby Martin vs American Empire

Sexy Abby Martin vs American Empire

What is this banging hot white chick doing in the Gaza Strip or Venezuela?

In this offensive political comedy episode, we follow the sexy journalist Abby Martin, to dive into how the Secret CIA Empire actually works.  From Coups in Venezuela and Ukraine, to propaganda of the empire though the map.

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What Social Animals Owe to Each Other

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Coming to Palestine

by Sheldon Richman

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No Quarter: The Ravings of William Norman Grigg

by Will Grigg

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