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Ron Paul asks, How expansive is FBI spying?

Jacob Hornberger on interventionism making Americans less safe, and the absurdity of the U.S. prosecution of Meng Wanzhou.

Jon Miltimore: “Jack Ryan” gets 4 Pinocchios on Venezuela.

Matt Agorist: New bill in Kentucky to allow cops to detain citizens, force them to explain who they are and what they’re doing. (In “libertarian” Rand Paul’s state. Will he protest this?)

Peter Schweizer: How five members of Joe Biden’s family got rich through his connections.

Becky Akers on “recovering” what wasn’t yours to begin with.

Kelley Vlahos on U.S. bureaucrats looking the other way as Saudi bureaucrats help Saudi criminals flee the U.S.

Zero Hedge with an article on a former CIA officer who suggests the U.S. government hacked Ukrainian plane transponder to provoke Iran shootdown. And Joe Quinn asks, Was Iranian missile operator tricked into shooting down the Ukrainian Airlines plane over Tehran?

Sheldon Richman on warmonger Sen. Tom Cotton accusing antiwar think tank of anti-Semitism.

Richard Ebeling: understanding the freedom we have lost.

Laurence Vance on why Christians should not pray for the troops.

J.D. Tuccille: Virginia Gov. Northam smears gun control opponents to frighten his base.

Michael Boldin has this introduction to Virginia 2nd Amendment “sanctuaries.”

James Ostrowski says, The Second Amendment works.

Bill Sardi on the false prop of “Get your flu shot”: “influenza-like illness.”

Tyler O’Neil: Court refuses to kowtow to personal pronouns like “xemself” and faerself.”

Jonathan Turley on Germany criminalizing flag-burning.

Gary Barnett: The real serial killers exposed.

Pat Buchanan on the articles of impeachment against Trump: a malicious indictment Mitch McConnell should throw out.

Doug Bandow: Note to Trump: Iraq is not a U.S. colony.

Jon Schwartz: Key architect of 2003 Iraq War now a key architect of Trump’s Iran policy.

And John Stossel: Occupational licensing hurts the little guy.

News and Commentary

Brandon Smith: The war pigs are finally revealing themselves.

Antiwar.com: Defense Sec. Esper saw no evidence that embassies were under threat.

Nathan Robinson on how to avoid swallowing war propaganda.

Becky Akers: An embarrassment of embassies.

Target Liberty with an article on FBI spying on domestic American organizations, including CATO Institute and Campaign for Liberty.

Jacob Hornberger says the U.S. is Assassination Nation.

Andrew Bacevich: America has a Samson problem.

John Vibes: Trump brags about selling U.S. troops to Saudi Arabia.

Brett Wilkins: Report: U.S. drone strike kills 60 Afghan civilians and a Taliban commander.

Karen Kwiatkowski asks, Plan E?

David Stockman: The Donald’s assassination of Gen. Soleimani – as stupid as it gets.

William Anderson: The federal “crimes” of the college admissions scandal aren’t real crimes.

Laurence Vance asks, Why do Christian groups support anti-Christian legislation?, and has an article on unlibertarian libertarianism.

Jeff Deist has some thoughts on Tyler Cowen’s “State Capacity Libertarianism.”

Craig Murray: Lies, the Bethlehem Doctrine, and the illegal murder of Soleimani.

Sheldon Richman: Trump’s escalation imperils innocents.

Gareth Porter: Pompeo’s Gulf of Tonkin incident.

Daniel Lazare asks, Who created the Persian Gulf tinderbox?

The Last Refuge asks, Has Trump forgotten about the declassification material he delayed then deferred?

Fox Business with an article on Hunter Biden linked to 2016 identity theft involving deceased brother.

Jason Ditz: Pompeo’s falsehood-laden briefing echoed uncritically by media outlets.

Max Blumenthal: Iraqi PM reveals Soleimani was on peace mission when assassinated, exploding Trump’s lie of ‘imminent attacks’.

Jim Webb asks, When did it become acceptable to kill a top leader of a country we aren’t at war with?

Jack Cashill: Ukrainian 752 shoot-down mirrors fate of TWA 800.

Walter Williams: The new racism.

And Ira Katz on gratitude, and Greta Thunberg.

No, Iran Is Not an “Existential Threat” to Israel

Scott Horton of Antiwar.com has this article asking, Iraq War IV? and gives a lot of the history of U.S. government and military/CIA aggressions in the Middle East, and includes a lot of summary and analysis of events including over the past two years. He mentions the neocons and their roles in war-planning, and the evil Bush Presidents.

But, as some commenters note, he doesn’t really give much attention to Israel and its influence on U.S. foreign policy especially in Middle East.

The late Justin Raimondo, co-founder of Antiwar.com, had a 3-part series in 2012 on the roots of the Iranian “crisis,” and in Part 2, he states “It’s all about Israel.” Oh, is it, really? Do the Israelis have that much control over U.S. foreign policy? And if so, why? Raimondo also has written about the Israel angle of the 9/11 story, in this 2010 column.

The Israelis have been wanting to bomb Iran for decades, but really they have wanted the U.S. government to do it for them. Bibi Rebozo Bibi Nutty-Yahoo Bibi Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders have been saying for many years that Iran is an “existential threat” to Israel. Yet, as the writers at Antiwar.com have pointed out many times, there are no facts to back that up. Israel has the strongest military in that whole region, and they have a hundred or 200 nukes.

But the conservatives in America, especially the talk radio crowd, seem to believe every word of the propaganda that Nutty-Yahoo and his U.S. slobberers disseminate. And yes, they are slobbering over the Israeli leader. Just watch his speeches before Congress, in which the obedient slaves cheer on just about every sentence he utters. They act that way because they are cowards and afraid of looking like they are anti-Semites if they don’t give him a standing ovation for his every word. Yet, like them, he is a buffoonish bureaucrat, and that can be better understood by seeing this.

As I mentioned recently, much of the Israeli influence on U.S. foreign policy, besides the Israeli bureaucrats themselves, comes from the Christian Zionists, who “love Israel” and “the Jews,” because they are True Believers in the Bible and Biblical scriptures. They believe in the “End Times” and the “Rapture,” and that “the Jews” will convert to a belief in Jesus as THE Lord and Savior in order to be “saved” when the “End Times” arrive. In fact, Justin Raimondo elaborated on that very aspect of all this in this article on the Israeli “Amen Corner.” And some of the Christian Zionist Bible-thumpers are real nutsos in their wanting to make the “End Times” happen if you know what I mean. It is possible that George W. Bush, our Secretary of Belligerence Mike Pompeo, and our current vice president Mike Pence may be three of those nutsos. I hope not. But then, George W. Bush did start the 2nd war on Iraq after 9/11, a group of terrorist attacks that wouldn’t have happened had Bush’s evil father, George H.W. Bush, not started the first war on Iraq in 1991.

But the Israel angle of the obsession with Iran isn’t the only reason why U.S. bureaucrats and military have been invading, bombing, murdering and occupying in the Middle East. There are also the oil and other natural resources. But the U.S. has plenty of oil. No need to get involved in that Middle Eastern region for oil. There is also this obsession with Israel and the Middle east for “geopolitical, strategic” purposes, i.e. the compulsive need of some career government parasites to have control over not only their fellow people but over people in foreign lands. But I think that, deep down, the politicians such as U.S. Presidents just like to bomb and destroy whole parts of the world, because they are psychopaths. The Iran stuff specifically, however, is mainly all about Israel. The Biblical True Believers believe in an expanded Greater Israel, and they will do what they think they have to to get their Greater Israel.

More News and Commentary

James Bovard on how some people get hooked on foreign democracy crusades.

Jacob Hornberger comments on GE’s having to pay USGov for allegedly colluding with the Cubans.

Barry Brownstein on how the war on meat threatens your health and freedom.

Gary Galles says that markets rely on accurate and honest information — but governments want the opposite.

Donald Jeffries on the latest impeachment fiasco.

Veronique de Rugy says the FDA created illegal and dangerous vapes.

Bill Sardi on the immorality of forced vaccinations.

And Giorgio Cafieroand Lorenzo Carrieri reveal the real Saudi-Israeli relations.

More Articles with More Reasons to Distrust the Gubmint

Brandon Smith on Red Flag laws: once the Pandora’s box of pre-crime and hearsay evidence is opened, the sky is truly the limit.

Bretigne Shaffer discusses civil disobedience in the forced-vaccine issue.

Pepe Escobar says we are all hostages of 9/11.

Jon Rappoport discusses some earlier questions about the gold stored at the NY Federal Reserve Bank just blocks away from the WTC on 9/11, and possible witness intimidation during the 9/11 Commission hearings.

Washington’s Blog asks, Why would Iran attack the Saudis NOW?

William Astore on the F-35: A wasteful weapon for America’s forever wars.

Barbara Boland on the tell-all book James Mattis didn’t want published.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation on the courts protecting the people’s right to force government to purge records of their First Amendment activities.

Chris Hedges on the CIA and our invisible government.

Laurence Vance asks, What is it that libertarians don’t get about the military?

Patrick Cockburn on Saudi Arabia’s plans for us to forget about the murder of Khashoggi.

And Daniel McAdams points out the healthcare advantages our rulers have over We the Sheeple.

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Kelley Vlahos with a terrific article on the horrible, sick Orwellian nightmare that China is right now.

Jason Ditz on Donald Trump not wanting the Khashoggi murder investigated because it would jeopardize hundreds of billions of dollars in Saudi arms sales. How sick is that? I’m sure the merchants of death are pleased, United Technologies Raytheon Northrowup Grumman Dynamics, etc., etc., etc.

Liam Glen says the media echo chamber is silent on the Saudi war on Yemen.

And Eli Clifton writes about the $259 million reason to bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran (as John McWarmonger would say): Sheldon Adelson et al. (More sick, these people.)

Jacob Sullum on why drug interdiction is doomed to failure.

Stephen Kinzer on who’s responsible for the border crisis. (He says the United States, but really it’s more specifically the U.S. government. Those idiots.)

And Charles Burris has an interesting post on art imitating hard historical reality.

More Articles

William Astore on the American cult of bombing and endless war.

Jacob Sullum on “We must act now!” mass shooting/gun control delusions.

Jacob Hornberger asks, Would Trump’s impeachment lead to freedom?

Zero Hedge with an article on Australian gestapo raiding the home of a journalist who exposed the gubmint’s spying on innocent citizens.

Brett Wilkins with an article on U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter admitting to killing “probably hundreds of civilians” in Iraq. i.e. war criminal.

And Conor Friedersdorf discusses the Trump administration’s “Saudi Arabia First” foreign policy.

On Questioning the Official 9/11 Narrative

One reason why many people dismiss skeptics of the official 9/11 narrative is because many people get their news mostly from mainstream news media, who mostly repeat what government officials tell them, i.e. the news media act as stenographers for the rulers.

Most people tend to not look into these matters further. If the Congress had a commission and “investigated” 9/11, then their conclusions are good enough for me, most people say. And then when others question or challenge the mainstream media and congressional committee’s conclusions, and even bring forth evidence which refutes such conclusions, then those challengers and skeptics are to be dismissed as “conspiracy theorists,” tinfoil hat wearers, and crackpots. That is the extent to which many people have obedient faith in their rulers and in government investigations of catastrophes that are mainly caused by government’s own actions especially abroad, and by government’s failures.

And that brings me to this extensive article by Elias Davidsson, in which he critiques a HuffPo article aiming to discredit a professor and others’ legitimate questioning of the official 9/11 narrative. The Davidsson article is quite extensive and gives quite a bit detailed information on the “investigation” following 9/11.

Davidsson is also the author of Hijacking America’s Mind on 9/11: Counterfeiting Evidence. People with open minds should check these things out.

Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia

Thomas Knapp has an article on why Donald Trump won’t sanction Saudi Arabia. Knapp comments on the alleged Saudi assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and refers to 9/11, the mainly Saudi hijackers and the redacted 28 pages from “Congress’s official 9/11 report were finally released to the public – and still ‘friendly’ relations between Washington and Riyadh continued without interruption.” It’s all about oil, weapons sales for the greedy merchants of death, and that all-important U.S. foreign policy.

My view is that, like all Presidents since the JFK assassination, Trump is totally a puppet of the military and CIA who are in complete control of the government (as Jacob Hornberger wrote in this recent post — and note Hornberger’s article on the national security state’s assassination of JFK, today being the 55th year of that terrible time).