John McCain

Salafis Throwing Bombs: How American and British Planners Partnered With Al-Qaeda Affiliated Groups At the Start of the Syrian Civil War

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Introduction In the mainstream view, al-Qaeda did not play a role in the Syria conflict until Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dispatched his deputy, Abu Muhammad al-Jolani, to Syria in August 2011 to establish a wing of the group there, called Jabhat al-Nusra, or the Nusra Front. Additionally, al-Qaeda allegedly did not carry out any military operations until December 2011 and did not announce its establishment until January 2012. However, there is evidence that al-Qaeda affiliated militants were involved in the Syrian conflict much earlier. Saudi intelligence...

John McCain’s Staff Endorse Biden, Explicitly Because He’s Worse on War

New York Times: More than 100 former staff members for Senator John McCain are supporting Joseph R. Biden Jr., a show of support across the political divide that they hope amplifies the “Country First” credo of the former Arizona senator. Many of the onetime McCain aides who signed the letter share his hawkish foreign policy views and recoil from Mr. Trump’s “America First” politics, which Mr. Salter called his “coddling of dictators or disinterest in our alliances.” Got that? "Country First" means world empire and endless war; while on the contrary, "America First" means world empire and...

Washington Post Eulogizes ‘Austere Religious Scholar’ Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

No foolin'. https://twitter.com/LizRNC/status/1188477530602377218 Not that the U.S.A. under the Obama government, at the constant urging of GOP leaders such as John McCain, and their allies at the Washington Post, New York Times, Daily Beast, Foreign Affairs and all the TV networks, have been siding with the benevolent "moderate" Syrian bin Ladenite terrorists of al Nusra, ISIS and Arar al-Sham all this time or anything. Besides, everybody knows, despite all evidence, that Iran, not the U.S.A. and its allies, is the "Greatest State Sponsor of Terrorism in the World," and since they like...

Iran & Israel: A Love Story

Did you know Iran offered to help the United States defeat al-Qaeda? Israel and Iran both are isolated by the same Sunni Arab enemies.  They both funded the same terrorist group Hamas.  And they both rival for the attention of the United States.  Iran and Israel are now bitter enemies but looking back at the history, you might think these two were destined to be star-crossed lovers.  Where did it all go wrong? Israel and Iran both are isolated by the same Sunni Arab enemies.  Where did these potential star crossed lovers go wrong?  Brand New Political Comedy, Iran & Israel, A Love...

Trump Renounces Iran Regime Change

"I really believe that Iran would like to make a deal, and I think that's very smart of them, and I think that's a possibility to happen. It has a chance to be a great country with the same leadership. We aren't looking for regime change -- I just want to make that clear. We are looking for no nuclear weapons," Trump said. This poor dumb bastard stupid ass old most powerful man in the world. Just last weekend he blamed the Military Industrial Complex for hawking it up on every issue, but on Iran he's the one who's worse even than them. Whatever Netanyahu, Adelson and bin Salman want and...

No Joe!

Joe Biden’s disastrous legislative legacy by Andrew Cockburn This alone should disqualify him “My name is Joe Biden. I’m a Democrat, and I loved John McCain.”

3/22/19 Jim Bovard on John McCain’s Disastrous Legacy

Jim Bovard talks about the legacy of John McCain, who of course has only been lionized more than ever following his death and the controversy surrounding President Trump. The truth, says Bovard, is much more sinister. Discussed on the show: "John McCain's Disastrous Militaristic Legacy" (James Bovard) Keating Five Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam "The story behind McNamara's Morons, Vietnam War's cruel experiment" (Big Think) Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers Jim Bovard is a columnist for USA Today and the author of Public Policy Hooligan:...

FPF #294 – Russiagate & Syria

On FPF #294, I discuss new updates in the Russiagate conspiracy theory and Syria. New information reveals Gen Flynn's trip to Russia in 2015 was in accordance with US intelligence. A court document shows an associate of John McCain gave he Steele Dossier to BuzzFeed in 2016. Bolton claims the US withdraws in Syria is conditioned on protection for the Kurds and the defeat of ISIS. The Assad government is now talking with the Syrian Kurds. The US and Russian military are also engaged in talks.  Links Mark Perry - Syria withdraw Elijah Magnier - Syria...

Decency is dead. John McCain killed it.

John McCain is dead, and the usual suspects of the centrist establishment have emerged to scold those who question why the standard-bearer for American imperialism has become an irreproachable hero overnight. They say that to speak ill of McCain now is to play politics with a dead man, even though praising him as profusely as they have is inherently a political act. Nevertheless, cable news, McCain’s henchmen and the late Senator’s posthumous cult of personality have demanded from opposing voices, “Where is your decency?” The obvious reply is to ask where McCain’s decency was in a...

What the McCain Eulogies Tell Us About the Media and the Regime

John McCain is dead. People tell me I should not criticize him right now. I do think some people are behaving in bad taste. But I do not think I am prohibited from making sober remarks at a moment when so many Americans, and the opinion molders who tell them what to think, are getting ludicrously carried away. The phenomenon we are witnessing is so Orwellian that I can’t resist exploring it. I am less concerned with criticizing McCain — there will be ample time for that — than I am with trying to understand the regime under which we live, and the media lackeys that glorify it. The...

News

COI #310: Was the Al-Qaeda Leader Killed in Afghanistan?

On COI #310, Kyle Anzalone and Connor Freeman discuss Iran, Israel and Afghanistan.   Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash...

Zelensky Tries to Stop Leaks Coming From His Government

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has voiced frustration with unnamed officials from his own government for speaking with the press. During his daily briefing on Thursday, the Ukrainian leader said leaks were harming Kiev’s war effort and are “frankly irresponsible.”

News Roundup 8/11/2022

US News Advisers at 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade racked up at least 60 misconduct offenses, including incidents with alcohol, drugs and adultery; a battalion commander was fired; members of one advising team are facing punishment for their behavior in...

White House Considering Reducing or Increasing Tariffs on China

President Joe Biden is examining a range of options for what to do with the current tariffs on China, according to Reuters. For months, the administration has considered cutting tariffs on Beijing to relieve inflation in the US, but has alternatively thought about additional penalties as China carries out military drills in the waters surrounding Taiwan. 

Blog

RIP Michael Badnarik

I am told this morning that Michael Badnarik died in his sleep of heart failure last night. Michael was a great believer in and defender of freedom and the United States of America and its Constitution. He represented the Libertarian Party as presidential candidate...

KPFA Saturday Evening News–How Violence Breeds Violence

Short contribution of Laurie Calhoun to the KPFA Saturday Evening News on August 6, 2022, with David Rosenberg about drone assassination and the logic of “violence breeds violence”. This three-minute exchange spans 5:10-8:15. Many other foreign policy topics are also...

Drone Assassination: Inconvenient Facts

On the assassination of Ayman al-Zawahiri by U.S. drone in Kabul (from Accuracy.org): [Laurie Calhoun] said today: “President Biden has pivoted from the multiple crises of his administration — inflation, heightened tensions with China and Iran, and even the very real...

The Scott Horton Show

Conflicts of Interest

COI #308: Moving Closer to Nuclear War

On COI #308, Kyle Anzalone discusses warnings that the world is close to annihilation. Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash...

Don't Tread on Anyone

The Utilitarian Case for Voluntaryism

https://youtu.be/mO0Wi-elguk If I try to take something from you, you will resist, imposing costs on both of us in the form of property damage and bodily harm, in addition to the cost of security you may incur to prevent future acts of coercion. It’s not just that...

The State is the Health of War

https://youtu.be/WnvtYw_QKQE Critics often dismiss private law by alleging that disputes between enforcement agencies would lead to combat — even though this happens between governments all the time! In truth, the incentives for peaceful resolution of disputes would...

Who Was Tony Timpa?

https://youtu.be/zQiIPeHLQp4 “Unless it be to do justice on an offender,” Locke continued, no one may “take away, or impair the life, or what tends to the preservation of the life, the liberty, health, limb, or goods of another.” Long traces out a key implication of...

Liberty Weekly Podcast

Pelosi’s Pickled Provocation Ep. 227

https://youtu.be/6t0w03HduRI In the last two weeks, I spent a great deal of time covering Nancy Pelosi's reckless diplomatic visit to Taiwan. As a part of my coverage, I made a panel appearance on Around the Empire with JoAnne Leon and was glad to be a guest on It's...

Lies, Damned Lies, & War Propaganda ft. Prof CJ Ep. 226

  https://youtu.be/Qp4xpGlxsx8 In this week's episode, I invited Prof. CJ of the Dangerous History Podcast on to talk about Part I of his current podcast series. In Part I, Prof. CJ explores the "massive British propaganda operation in the US that ran from...

The Danger of the Fake China Threat ft. Joseph Solis-Mullen Ep. 225

https://youtu.be/OEcx1yQn6ic This week, I invited Joseph Solis-Mullen on the show to discuss his most recent article published at the Libertarian Institute. The article, entitled "The Fake China Threat and Its Very Real Danger" does an excellent job of demonstrating...

Year Zero

Tim Pool is Wrong About China w/ Patrick MacFarlane

Patrick is back, and this time we’re discussing how and why Tim Pool is wrong about China. Liberty Weekly Patrick Twitter Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon RyanBunting.com

BTC Vs ESG w/Car

Car from TLE joined me again. This time I wanted Car to address my Concerns about ESG, and how he thought BTC was the answer. Timeline Earth Who is Car Timeline Earth Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon...

Origins and Myths w/Adam Patrick

Adam Patrick is back to discuss the roots of metaphysical thought and language. Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon RyanBunting.com

46 & 2, Tool, the Shadow, and Jung w/Jon Hartmann

I asked my good friend Jon Hartmann to come back on the show to discuss Tool’s 46 & 2 and Jung’s concept of the Shadow. Jon Twitter Jon Instagram Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon...

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