WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been forced to spend nearly 3,000 days in solitary confinement in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. His crime? He isn’t charged with anything. But the neocons and warmongers in the US government want to put him in a box – or worse – for publishing government secrets. Wait…isn’t that what all journalists do? Yes, that is what they are supposed to do. So isn’t the persecution of Assange actually an attack on the free press? Yes. What can we do to help Assange? Our ideas in today’s Ron Paul Liberty Report:
A new UN report found possible war crimes committed in the three-plus Saudi-led war on Yemen. While the US has backed the war from the beginning, providing weapons and targeting, the Pentagon claims that its involvement is saving lives rather than taking them. Secretary of Defense Mattis has said that the US will continue to support the Saudis. What are the moral implications of being involved on the side of war crimes and torture? Tune in to today’s Ron Paul Liberty Report:
Are the neocons running circles around President Trump? His Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, has opposed the president’s moves to open dialogue with North Korea from the get-go. Now he has managed to scuttle a visit to Pyongyang by showing Trump a letter from a North Korean official that is reported to be “belligerent.” That was enough for Trump to cancel Pompeo’s trip. Meanwhile, South Korea is pursuing good relations with the North regardless of US backtracking. Washington is reportedly considering sanctions on its South Korean ally if Seoul continues on a peace path with Pyongyang. More on this bizarre turn of events in today’s Ron Paul Liberty Report:
The neocons are not going to give up on their obsession with “regime change” in Syria. Over the weekend National Security Advisor John Bolton all but called for another “chemical attack” in Syria to justify what he promise would be a massive US strike on Damascus. Sen. McCain may be gone, but his neocon policy lives on. On today’s Ron Paul Liberty Report.
Why is Congress so obsessed with starting a new Cold War with Russia? Are they all gripped by group-think? Who do sanctions hurt most? And how can people visit with Rep. Thomas Massie and Ron Paul later this month? Tune in to today’s Ron Paul Liberty Report with a very special guest!
We are approaching the 17 year anniversary of the US war on Afghanistan. It is a slow-motion disaster, with our “enemy” the Taliban gaining more ground each year. Spending four trillion dollars and wasting thousands of lives in a war we are losing has led many, including Blackwater founder Erik Prince, to declare the Afghan war a “total loss.” Prince has a plan that he claims would “win” the war by using far fewer US troops and spending far less money. But what is “winning”? What is the policy? Why are the Taliban our enemies in the first place? Tune in to today’s Ron Paul Liberty Report: