Foreign Policy

R3publicans:  Psychopathic US Senator Openly Calls For Maduro To Suffer Gaddafi’s Fate

Influential US Senator and 2016 presidential candidate Marco Rubio has tweeted a blatant death threat and incitement of violence against Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro. As of this writing the post has 13 thousand shares and counting.

The tweet consists of a “before” and “after” photo of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who in 2011 was mutilated to death in the streets following a US-led NATO intervention in Libya which was launched on false humanitarian pretexts. The first photo depicts Gaddafi alive and confident with a smile on his face, the second depicts him covered in blood following his capture by a militia group minutes before his death.

read more at https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2019/02/24/psychopathic-us-senator-openly-calls-for-maduro-to-suffer-gaddafis-fate/

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R3publicans:  Why Are These Professional War Peddlers Still Around?

Pundits like Max Boot and Bill Kristol got everything after 9/11 wrong but are still considered “experts.”

By Tucker CarlsonFebruary 15, 2019

Max Boot (Credit: U.S. Navy) and Bill Kristol (Credit: Gage Skidmore)

One thing that every late-stage ruling class has in common is a high tolerance for mediocrity. Standards decline, the edges fray, but nobody in charge seems to notice. They’re happy in their sinecures and getting richer. In a culture like this, there’s no penalty for being wrong. The talentless prosper, rising inexorably toward positions of greater power, and breaking things along the way. It happened to the Ottomans. Max Boot is living proof that it’s happening in America.

read more at https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/why-are-these-professional-war-peddlers-still-around-tucker-carlson-max-boot-bill-kristol/

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R3publicans:  Walter Jones and the Road Not Taken

The late antiwar conservative congressman showed what might have been for the post-Bush GOP.

By W. James Antle IIIFebruary 12, 2019

Walter Jones traveled a path familiar to many of his countrymen. After the slaughter of thousands of Americans in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Republican congressman from North Carolina wanted to fight back. Representing a military-heavy district, he knew the bravery and patriotism of our men and women in uniform.

read more at https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/walter-jones-and-the-road-not-taken/

[Editor’s note:  He will be missed!/sc]

Additional info here via Armstrong Economics:

I wanted to write an obituary for a friend who I would go down to Capitol Hill to see — Walter Jones. He was a Republican but someone who would vote based upon what he believed was right and not simply because of party politics. Walter died and it was really a great loss. He would cross the aisle and often work with Democrats, and as a result, he won their respect. The same could not be said of some of the Republicans like Boehner.

read more at https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/politics/walter-jones-an-important-politician-who-was-one-of-the-good-guys/

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R3publicans:  The System Would Love Tulsi Gabbard; But She Is Anti-War

The System Would Love Tulsi Gabbard; But She Is Anti-War

Tom Luongo

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D – HI) is a perfect case study with what is wrong with American politics. She represents fairly standard Democratic party positions on issues like gay rights, gun control, health care and redistributive tax policy.

But on the crucial issue of foreign policy she’s a dissenter. And, from what I can figure out, this dissension comes from a principled position.

And that makes her persona non grata in the current political climate of partisanship.

read more at https://russia-insider.com/en/system-would-love-tulsi-gabbard-she-anti-war/ri26193

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The White Helmets, alleged organ traders & child kidnappers…

The White Helmets, “volunteers” who reportedly “rescue Syrians from rubble.” Never in history has such a group been so feted by the elite, or received so many awards from institutions acting as extensions of US and UK hegemony.

A recent panel at the UN Security Council in New York revealed the shocking evidence of White Helmet involvement in organ trafficking in Syria. The lucrative trade of human body parts, bones, blood and organs is one of the most protected and hidden harvests of war.

read more at https://www.rt.com/op-ed/449431-syria-white-helmets-organ-traders/

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