David Stockman on what the generals, think tank experts, and ex-National Security Council types won’t tell you. Presented at the Mises Institute’s symposium with Ron Paul: “War and Peace in the Age of Trump”. Recorded on 8 April 2017 in Lake Jackson, Texas. Includes an introduction by Jeff Deist.
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By Ron Paul Just over a week into the Trump Administration, the President issued an Executive Order giving Defense Secretary James Mattis 30 days to come up with a plan to defeat ISIS. According to the Order, the plan should make recommendations on military actions, diplomatic actions, partners, strategies, and how to pay for the […]
By Ron Paul Last week marked the fifteenth anniversary of the US invasion of Afghanistan, the longest war in US history. There weren’t any victory parades or photo-ops with Afghanistan’s post-liberation leaders. That is because the war is ongoing. In fact, 15 years after launching a war against Afghanistan’s Taliban government in retaliation for an […]
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The real friends of peace in the US Congress are sadly few and far between, but North Carolina Republican Walter Jones, Jr. is definitely one of them. The neocons threw everything they could at him by way of a primary challenger, but he won with a huge margin. Find out what he is doing about […]
The third “battle for Fallujah” is currently raging, pitting Iraqi government forces and Iran-backed Shia militias against ISIS. The US says it wants ISIS defeated but it doesn’t want the Iranians to come out with more influence. Who will win, who will lose, and when can we finally come home?
Over the weekend a militia supporting Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr breached the “Green Zone” protecting the Iraqi government and foreign embassies in Baghdad. They are protesting ongoing corruption among Iraq’s US-backed leaders. Lawmakers fled and a state of emergency was declared. Is this the beginning of the end for post-“liberation” Iraq?
President Obama’s announcement today that he would quintuple US troops in Syria has passed without any interest from Congress — just like his recent announcement of more trips to Iraq. And now the US, though its NATO proxies, is going to ramp up its naval presence in the Black Sea. What’s the endgame?
The Saudis have been forthcoming lately about their involvement in the creation and funding of ISIS. But as with the US creation of the mujahidin in Afghanistan in the 1980’s, there was plenty of US support. Intervention blowback continues…
He’s only tolerable on geopolitics and pretty good here.