Just a week after President Trump told an Ohio audience that US troops would be removed from Syria “very soon” and brought back home “where they belong,” he has again changed his tune. After a neocon uprising in their various think tanks and journals and after a meeting with Defense Secretary Mattis, Trump did an about-face yesterday and grumbled that he’d keep them in for a while longer. Some say six months. Was Trump purposely misleading in Ohio, or is he really that pliable? Tune in to today’s Ron Paul Liberty Report:
US Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC) will join Ron Paul, Jacob Hornberger, Richard Ebeling, and Daniel McAdams at the upcoming joint Ron Paul Institute/Future of Freedom Foundation conference on US foreign policy and the importance of returning to non-interventionism as the driving principle of our relations with the rest of the world. The conference will be held on April 29th at the Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel in historic Charleston, SC. Tickets are just $5.00 for general admission and free for students. For more information and to reserve your seat, click here.
Over the past week, President Trump has twice emphatically stated that he intends to remove US troops from Syria and bring them home “where they belong.” He also defied his advisors by congratulating Russian President Vladimir Putin on his election victory and suggested a summit meeting at the White House. The neocons have spent the last week furiously attacking these two moves, accusing him of undermining the policies of his advisors. Strangely, they don’t seem to remember that it is the elected president who makes foreign policy, not his/her advisors. Will Trump actually defy the neocons and follow through with these two policy shifts…or will he flip-flop? Join us for today’s Ron Paul Liberty Report:
The US is the world’s leader in arms sales overseas and has been for a quarter of a century. President Trump is only following in the footsteps of his predecessors in pushing US weapons overseas. He claims it’s about jobs. But what are the costs? What are the moral costs? Economic costs? Security costs? Tune in to today’s Liberty Report:
We are facing a presidential “war cabinet” more aggressive than any in history. John Bolton, “Mad Dog” Mattis, Mike Pompeo, Nikki Haley, “Bloody” Gina Haspel, and more. If we are not able to turn this ship around and return to a non-interventionist foreign policy, we may soon find that there is nothing left to preserve or conserve. What is one of the single most important and most effective ways of challenging the warfare state and its seeming monopoly over the mainstream media? It’s actually quite easy: we can get together, discuss, join forces, listen to speakers, network. As Jacob Hornberger says in today’s Liberty Report, that is the one action that totalitarian countries will NOT tolerate: allowing the dissenters to gather peacefully and oppose their policies. So let’s do just that next month at our South Carolina conference! – while we still can! Tune in to today’s Ron Paul Liberty Report:
President Trump’s huge military spending increase is based on a false premise: that more money means more security. If anything, the debacle of the F-35 fighter should demonstrate that massive military spending with no real purpose not only does not deliver more security but in fact undermines our security. A bigger military budget does not make us safer. It makes defense contractors and the revolving-door Pentagon officials much richer while emboldening the kinds of interventionist foreign policy that actually makes us more hated and thus vulnerable to attack. More in today’s Liberty Report: