Tag Archives: Syrian Civil War

War… Again: Trump, Syria, and Gary Johnson.

During the last election cycle, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson was asked for his policy views on the Syrian Civil War – specifically, what was happening at the time in the city of Aleppo. He replied with a mildly blank stare, “What is Aleppo?” He was heavily derided at the time as an uninformed moron. Me? […]

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Ron Paul: “Who Will Pay For Refugees?”

From Ron Paul, as posted at the Ron Paul Institute: Last week the US House dealt a blow to President Obama’s plan to resettle 10,000 Syrians fleeing their war-torn homeland. On a vote of 289-137, including 47 Democrats, the House voted to require the FBI to closely vet any applicant from Syria and to guarantee […]

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Ron Paul: “Blame America? No, Blame Neocons!”

By Ron Paul, as posted to the Ron Paul Institute: Is the current refugee crisis gripping the European Union “all America’s fault”? That is how my critique of US foreign policy was characterized in a recent interview on the Fox Business Channel. I do not blame the host for making this claim, but I think […]

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Obama to fight Islamic State AND Syrian President Assad?

On Yahoo! News, we read: The U.S. and its allies are trying to hammer out a coalition to push back the Islamic State group in Iraq… That, however, is far more complicated. If it launches airstrikes against the group in Syria, the U.S. runs the risk of unintentionally strengthening the hand of President Bashar Assad, […]

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Stockman: “Hell No, Taxpayers Shouldn’t Go To Syria!”

From David Stockman, as posted to David Stockman’s Contra Corner: Barrack Obama has rekindled 1968. Back then the folly of Vietnam had become so self-evident and omnipresent that the most power-obsessed President in US history was driven from office and his bloody escalation of the war on Vietnam was stopped in its tracks by the overwhelming […]

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“New Era of Jihad” – ISIS Declares Islamic State.

The armed militant group ISIS (The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), which has conquered large areas of Iraq and war-torn Syria, has formally declared the establishment of “The Islamic State”. The announcement was made by Sheikh Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, who has had himself declared Caliphate, Amir Al-Mu’minin, which means “Leader of Believers”. As […]

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24 Killed in Iranian Embassy Bomb Blast; Iran Accuses Israel.

24 were killed and dozens more injured after twin bombs exploded outside the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. Responsibility for the attack was quickly claimed by a local Al-Qaeda affiliate, the Abdullah Azzam brigades. The scene, as you can see in photos below, was littered with debris, smoldering rubble, and bodies of the dead and […]

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Iran and America: Cautious Optimism?

Former Congressman and longtime libertarian advocate Ron Paul sees reason to be cautiously optimistic about the future of relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran. I agree with him. A few weeks ago, President Obama spoke to his political counterpart in Iran for a 15 minute phone call. This is the first time this has […]

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Drudge: “No real differences” between Democrats and Republicans

Matt Drudge, editor of the wildly popular Drudge Report, lashed out in a twitter tirade against the mainstream Republican Party earlier this week. Drudge, known generally as a conservative with a libertarian slant, made it clear that he has had enough of GOP leadership, especially where support for the immigration bill and War in Syria […]

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War Drums – Obama, Kerry and Associates Clamor for War amidst Opposition.

President Obama and his administration continue to put pressure on Congress to declare war on the embattled regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, despite significant domestic opposition from numerous lawmakers and regular citizens alike. Obama, winner of the Nobel Peace prize in 2009, claims that evidence of chemical weapon use by the Assad regime has […]

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