Category Archives: Dr. Ron Paul

Trump Wants 10K More Troops In The Middle East. For What?

Just over a week since it was floated that 120,000 US troops could go to the Middle East to confront Iran, now we are hearing that the president wants 10,000 troops. Where will they be based? Are they to go up against Iran’s military? Or

Delusional Pentagon: ‘We Beat Iran Without Firing A Shot!’

Incoming US Defense Secretary Shanahan has informed us that Iran’s nefarious intentions toward the US and its allies in the region have been put on hold thanks to the deployment of a US carrier strike group and a handful of B-52s to the region. Details

Fair Trial? US Steals Assange’s Legal Papers

The treacherous government of Ecuador has opened Julian Assange’s private quarters at its UK embassy up to US investigators, who have seized Assange’s legal defense documents, medical records, and electronic devices. In what kind of court is the prosecution allowed to see the defendant’s case

Rockets In Baghdad’s Green Zone – False Flag Or Iran Attack?

A small rocket was fired in Baghdad’s Green Zone (the US Embassy neighborhood) yesterday and the Trump Administration has been quick to take advantage of the apparent attack to blame Iran. There was little damage and no casualties, but Bolton is using it to maximum

The Fed Never Calls The Bubble A Bubble…Why Not?

The Federal Reserve, by manipulating interest rates and creating money out-of-thin air, produces economic bubbles that must always end in painful economic busts. Have you ever noticed that Fed officials never actually acknowledge any of this? They never warn Americans ahead of time and everyone

Venezuela Peace Talks Open In Norway; US Neocons Raging Mad!

The last time negotiations were planned between Venezuelan government and opposition forces, opposition leader (and US puppet) Guaido launched his ill-fated coup and the talks were scuttled. Today a new effort, brokered by Norway, is being launched to solve the conflict without further bloodshed. What

US Abandons Iraq Embassy: Real Threats Or War Propaganda?

The ducks are lining up for the warhawks aiming for Iran. Today the State Department announced that all non-essential personnel should leave the US Embassy in Baghdad. US allies are wondering where are these “increased threats”? Are the neocons about to get their Iran war?

Target Iran: Let The False Flags Fly? With Guest Phil Giraldi

US warships and B-52s moved to Iran’s borders to counter an “unspecified threat” to US interests. President Trump warns of massive destruction should Iran make a wrong move. Are neocons about to get their war on Iran? Former CIA officer and political analyst Phil Giraldi

Pretext For War- Pompeo Pushes Iran To Quit Nuclear Deal

Pompeo and Bolton are hoping that one of two false pretexts will push Trump to war on Iran. First the bogus intel report from Israel that Iran was poised to attack and second the disinformation that Iran is pulling out of the JCPOA treaty. Will

A Nuclear War? Over Venezuela?

Ron Paul Liberty Report – Published on May 7th, 2019 See Also: (Dr. Ron Paul) – Trump Threatens China Trade War…’Art Of The Deal’? President Trump is threatening additional billions in tariffs against Chinese imports while sending warships up to China’s declared territory in the

John Bolton Can Almost Taste War With Iran

Bolton announced yesterday that the US was deploying a carrier strike force to the Middle East to convey the message to Iran that the US doesn’t want war. Makes perfect sense…

The War on Cash Is A War on Liberty — Let’s Stop It!

Authoritarians are forever trying to surveil and manipulate humanity to their desired ends. Advances in technology have surely made it easier in many respects. A very big goal, from the point of view of any true authoritarian, would be the abolition of cash. All economic

Playing Chicken In The Straits Of Hormuz – Red Lines And War Talk

After designating Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization, will the US make a physical attempt to shut down any oil export by citing the oil business’s relationship with the Iranian Guard? Will Iran make good on its threat to shut down the Hormuz Straits, which

As Venezuela Coup Fizzles, Pompeo Threatens US Attack

Self-proclaimed Venezuelan president Juan Guaido’s coup yesterday failed to get off the ground. The military did not join him and protests were barely seen outside a few of Caracas’s wealthy neighborhoods. Frustrated and furious, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responded by threatening direct US

Venezuela Coup! Will Neocons (Finally) Get Their War?

At dawn, US-backed and self-proclaimed president of Venezuela, Juan Guaido, announced the “final phase” of his coup against the Maduro government. While defections from the military are minor at this point, it is unknown whether the coup will reach critical mass. In the US, both

Trump Takes On Hillary’s War…Battle For Libyan Oil!

A shock call from President Trump to head of the Libyan National Army, “Field Marshall” Hafter, praising him for keeping the oil safe in eastern Libya, has upended US policy. Now the US supports both the UN-appointed government in Tripoli and Hafter’s forces fighting against

Pompeo Finally Tells The Truth: ‘We Lie, We Cheat, We Steal’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton have vowed to strangle Iran and cut off all oil exports. They claim it’s because of Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons and missiles and its support for terrorism. In a recent speech at Texas

Who Pays For All The Government ‘Free’ Stuff?

Benjamin Franklin said that: “When the people find that they can vote themselves money that will herald the end of the republic.” How prescient and true. Once theft and redistribution by government is considered acceptable, the downward spiral of civilization begins. It can last for

Mueller Exonerates Trump, But ‘Russiagate’ Will Not Die

Today’s extraordinary release of the Mueller Report tracks closely with Attorney General Barr’s recent summary: no collusion between the Trump campaign or any American with the Russians to help get Trump elected. Do not expect this to improve relations with Russia, however. There are poison

Imperial Presidency Wins Again: Trump’s Veto Continues Yemen War

President Trump has vetoed the second bill of his presidency. Both vetoes have strengthened the Executive Branch at the expense of the Legislative Branch (and the Constitution). Yesterday’s veto of S.J. Res. 7 means there will be no foreseeable end to US participation in the

Co-Conspirator: Ecuador Paid Off To Deliver Assange

The timing was hardly “coincidental.” Not long after a trip by Vice President Pence to “convince” Ecuador to hand over Julian Assange, a $4.2 billion IMF loan appears on the scene. Then Ecuador follows through and delivers the Wikileaks publisher to face the wrath of

Ray Dalio Wants To Reform A Capitalism That Doesn’t Exist

Capitalism created the greatest prosperity that the world had ever seen in early-America. But by the late 1800’s, a litany of American presidents declared that the age of “laissez-faire” was over. Government would intervene into every corner of life. And..ever since…it has! The horrendous consequences

US Henchmen Violently Arrest Assange! Show Trial To Follow.

UK Metropolitan Police were allowed into the Ecuadorian Embassy today to violently arrest Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange, after the Ecuadorian government cancelled his asylum. He’s already been convicted in the UK court this morning, but the real show trial awaits him after extradition to the

Weekly Update – Obamacare’s Unhappy Anniversary

Ron Paul Liberty Report – Published on Apr 9th, 2019 See Also: (Dr. Ron Paul) – Trump Declares Iran Guard ‘Terrorist’ – War To Follow? For the first time ever, the United States has declared a foreign country’s military force a “terrorist organization.” Iran’s Revolutionary

Telling The Truth About Government Is Dangerous Policy

Big Government lives on the public believing in Big Lies. The lies are all meticulously maintained by a gargantuan propaganda apparatus that encompasses government schools, government-licensed mainstream media, Hollywood, major sports, and on and on…From time-to-time heroic individuals slip through the cracks and alert the

NATO At 70 – Time For The Zombie To Die

If NATO were a person, it would be five years past retirement age. In fact NATO should have retired back in the early 1990s when its reason for existence – the Warsaw Pact – ceased to exist. Instead, new missions had to be created and

How Military Spending Decimates The Middle Class

Should middle America be thankful for all the “jobs” provided by the military in areas like the National Guard? That’s the argument of some pro-war progressives. It’s dead wrong. The massive military budget is driven by the idea that “debt doesn’t matter” – a false

US Sanctions: The Source Of Imperial Executive Power

Sanctions are the foreign policy of choice for the United States. There are sanctions on sanctions and sub-sanctions. Sanctions on countries, companies, individuals, and more. While we have long argued that sanctions never work and only make life miserable for civilians, they also empower an

The Fed Corrupts Society: Is It Intentional, Or Out of Ignorance?

A corrupt monetary system must infuse corruption throughout the entire society. America’s monetary system run by the Federal Reserve, which is a Congressionally-created monopoly that has the power to create money out-of-thin-air, is the poster boy of institutionalized corruption. Sound money is the only way

Hunger Games: Four Years Of Saudi/US Aggression In Yemen

This week marks four years of Saudi bombing in Yemen. US participation in the destruction of Yemen began under Obama, but sadly President Trump has done nothing to end the slaughter. While hospitals are bombed and two-thirds of the population faces starvation, US lectures to

Escalation: Is Russia In Venezuela A New Cuban Missile Crisis?

A Russian military transport arrived in Venezuela this past week bringing tons of aid and also nearly 100 Russian military advisors. Reportedly this included cybersecurity experts. Moscow claimed this was pre-planned and related to a nearly 20 year old cooperation agreement with Caracas. US neocons

Weekly Update – The Green Bad Deal

Ron Paul Liberty Report – Published on Mar 26th, 2019 – The “science is settled” on climate change and we need to eliminate air travel? Sounds like a pretty bad deal to Ron Paul. See Also: (Dr. Ron Paul) – Trump’s Syria Envoy: ‘War Will

Mueller Report Decimates ‘Russiagate’ Hoax – What’s Next?

The two-plus year great hoax has come to an end. Trump is not Putin’s puppet, as the vast majority of the mainstream media and Democrats have claimed. There was no “collusion” with Russia. So after so much wasted time and money, where do US/Russia relations

The Fed’s In Over Its Head…And Chaos Is Mounting

With each passing month, we’re greeted with more evidence of a fact that The Federal Reserve has no idea what it’s doing. For many of us, this is not the least bit of a surprise. Central planning of the economy cannot work. Yet, never ones

Weekly Update – Is Trump Really About to Attack Venezuela?

Ron Paul Liberty Report – Published on Mar 21, 2019 – Is the CIA behind the suspicious power outage in Venezuela? It wouldn’t be their first dirty trick. See Also: (Ron Paul) – ‘Shock & Awe’? 16 Years Later, Who Won The Iraq War?

A Balanced Budget In 15 Years?…Don’t Hold Your Breath

Once again, we’re seeing that there’s really no philosophical differences between the two major parties. President Trump’s proposed budget of record spending and record trillion dollar deficits could just as easily have been put together by a Democratic administration. The national debt will ultimately be

Rep. Ilhan Omar: Riding The Third Rail – With Guest Phil Giraldi

Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar (MN) has stirred up both political parties with her comments on the Israel Lobby, has infuriated the Republicans with her aggressive line of questioning for Trump’s “regime change” expert Elliott Abrams, and has driven the Democrats mad with her criticisms of

Bipartisan Attacks on the Second Amendment

Ron Paul Liberty Report – Published on Mar 12th, 2019 – Washington hates our freedoms. See Also: (Dr. Ron Paul) – War Drums: US Diplomats Ordered Home From Venezuela – With Special Guest Jim Jatras Secretary of State Pompeo has ordered all US diplomats to

Manafort To Jail – Not About Justice; Not About Russia

Former Trump campaign official Paul Manafort has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for acting as an unregistered agent for Ukraine. But looking at the media coverage of the case one would never know that “taking down” Manafort was not all about Russia

Unintended Consequences: Minimum Wage Hike Backfires at Whole Foods

As is always the case, government “help” backfires on the very people that are purportedly being “helped.” The minimum wage law is a prime example. As government outlaws jobs below a certain dollar amount, low-skilled workers suffer tremendously and are forced into unemployment. Employees of

Did The NSA Kill Its Program To Spy On Us…Or Upgrade It?

A surprise revelation from a staffer in House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) office has everyone talking about whether the NSA has really ended its metadata collection of our phone calls and texts, which was authorized by the 2015 USA FREEDOM Act. They say they

Is John Bolton The New Dick Cheney?

President George W. Bush’s vice president, Dick Cheney, is widely seen as the “real” president when it came to implementing an aggressive, neocon-approved foreign policy. Bush was seen as incurious putty in Cheney’s hands. Has Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton taken on that role

ISIS Defeated In Syria – So Why Drop White Phosphorus?

The last enclave of ISIS is being defeated in eastern Syria, yet the US reportedly dropped white phosphorus which killed a number of civilians. Are we making it worse? See Also: (Dr. Ron Paul) – Weekly Update — Did Bolton Blow North Korea? Washington breathed

Punishing Women With A Draft Doesn’t Achieve “Equal Rights”

War is government at its very worst, not only in terms of destruction, but in the powers that it arbitrarily assumes as it capitalizes on widespread fear. Military conscription presumes that the government owns your body and may direct it as it pleases. Both men

Weekly Update – Emergencies Do Not Trump The Constitution

Using “national emergencies” to rule by diktat is an old and unfortunate tradition among U.S. presidents. It is also unconstitutional. See Also: (Dr. Ron Paul) – US/North Korea Summit: Will Trump Win Nobel Peace Prize? The Trump/Kim summit begins tomorrow, their second round of meetings.

Venezuela False Flag: Who Burned The Aid Truck?

The weekend stand-off between the US aid trucks on the Colombian side of the border and the Venezuelan government did not go quite as planned by the US. The aid did not get through, the military did not defect, and US-selected “president” Guaido was nowhere

Individual Rights vs. Collectivist Demands

In a free society, every individual has a right to their life, liberty and property. No one may initiate force (i.e., invade) the life, liberty or property of anyone else. This is the ideal that must perpetually be in our sights, despite the loud voices

Half-A-Cheer For Supremes’ Civil Asset Forfeiture Ruling

Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling on civil asset forfeiture – that states are bound by the Eighth Amendment – may be a step in the right direction, but it’s only a baby step. Police are still free to steal from individuals not even accused of a

Iraq Lies Redux: Trump Admin Claims Iran/al-Qaeda Alliance

In an astonishing Washington Times article this week, unnamed Trump Administration officials (who may or may not be called “John Bolton”) are claiming that Iran, which has been battling al-Qaeda in Syria for nearly four years, is actually secretly allied with al-Qaeda and therefore Iran

Weekly Update – Walter Jones and the Vote to End US War on Yemen

The Yemen vote in the House was a fitting “goodbye” to Ron Paul’s friend Walter Jones. See Also: (Dr. Ron Paul) – Whistling Past NATO’s Graveyard, With Special Guest Tom Luongo The recent Warsaw and Munich summits have proven disastrous to Trump’s foreign policy as

Marco Rubio Declares War On Venezuela

Sen. Rubio (R-FL) travelled down to the Colombia/Venezuela border over the weekend to threaten a US invasion of Venezuela if a US “aid” convoy is not allowed to cross the bridge. Rubio’s sudden concern for the humanitarian situation in Venezuela smacks of hypocrisy, as he

Politics of regime change ‘dangerous & inhumane’

Daniel McAdams of the Ron Paul Institute joins News.Views.Hughes to blast the “total lie” that President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela “is blocking aid to his own people” and to discuss the clamor for regime change in Venezuela in the larger context of neocon warmongering around

Modern Monetary Theory – Same Old Federal Reserve Nonsense

Authoritarians always rely on “intellectual” justification when selling their schemes to the public. This is why you constantly hear the term “experts say” before your liberty and property are taken from you. Democratic Socialists have been latching onto “Modern Monetary Theory” in order to justify

Medium Is The Message: Ilhan Omar, Social Media, And Making News

Democratic US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) set off a firestorm on Sunday with a one-line Tweet on a third rail topic. The aftermath continues four days later. Canadian philosopher and public intellectual Marshal McLuhan famously observed that “the medium is the message.” How is messaging

House Yemen Vote Today: What’s Pelosi’s Goal?

While former Speaker Paul Ryan turned himself into a pretzel to prevent a War Powers challenge to Trump’s ongoing military action in Yemen, Speaker Pelosi is allowing a vote to the House Floor today. Has the House turned against the war? Or is something else

From Berlin To Baghdad, Trump Foreign Policy In Tatters

The Trump Administration is twisting arms in Europe and in the Middle East in its ongoing determination to crush Iran. It seems a singular obsession. But the push-back is coming from and EU that remains (for now) dedicated to the Iran nuclear deal and from

Walter Jones – Hero Of Peace

Rep. Walter Jones, Jr. turned from pro-war to an antiwar firebrand after he discovered how Administrations lie us into war. His passing yesterday is deeply mourned by all who value peace and honesty over war and deception. He was an original Board Member of the

Is President Trump Protecting Us From Socialism?

During President Trump’s latest State of The Union speech, he stated that “America will never be a socialist country.” However, America is bankrupt precisely because of the massive Socialist policies that it already has. The president then went on to advocate a few new Socialist

Senate Forbids Israel Boycott – Is It Constitutional?

The first Senate bill of the year has taken on those who seek to boycott Israel over its treatment of Palestinians. In a complicated maneuver, the Senate has voted to allow states to boycott the boycotters. Is it a free speech/First Amendment issue? Supporters of

Bolton’s Plan: Starve Venezuela

US “humanitarian” aid to Venezuela is being weaponized – routed through the US-backed opposition to feed its supporters. Meanwhile, backers of the Venezuelan government will face draconian sanctions designed to starve them into accepting the US-appointed president. If it does not work, Bolton and the

Peak Trump. With Special Guest David Stockman

Have we reached “peak Trump”? Is there no way out of the swamp? Former Reagan Administration senior official David Stockman joins today’s Liberty Report to discuss his upcoming book, Peak Trump: The Undrainable Swamp and the Fantasy of MAGA.

Who’s Opposing The Socialists Attack on “Capitalism”?

Why are young people being enticed by the philosophy of something for nothing? Why aren’t Republicans doing so well with them? Is it because many Republicans are closet Socialists themselves? Ron Paul discusses on today’s Liberty Report!

Deep State At War: Intel Chiefs Slam Trump Before Senate

Appearing before the Senate, US intelligence community heads undermined each of President Trump’s foreign policy positions and warned that foreign “enemies” would likely interfere in the 2020 elections. The Deep State, neocons, and the liberal #resistance all line up against peace and freedom.

Weekly Update – Trump’s Venezuela Fiasco

Published on Jan 29th, 2019 – Dr. Ron Paul – Trump will regret listening to the neocons on Venezuela. See Also: (Dr. Ron Paul) – Bolton: We’re Taking Venezuela’s Oil Yesterday, Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton made the US position clear in a FoxNews

Billionaires Thrive In The Fed’s Immoral “Counterfeit” System

Is it “moral” for there to be billionaires? Well, that depends on how they acquired their wealth. If it’s done legitimately, by voluntary exchange, then of course it’s moral! However, if government force or laws are used to acquire wealth, that’s a different story. The

Permanent War: Congress Forbids NATO Withdrawal

The Democrat-controlled House followed the Senate yesterday in passing legislation forbidding the president from withdrawing from NATO and affirming undying US support for the outdated Cold War alliance. Is NATO really about defense? Or is it a jobs program for the military industrial complex?

Neocon Chameleons Return As Progressives

The decline and closure of the neocon flagship journal, The Weekly Standard, did not slow the neocons at all. They are back with a new publication funded by a left-wing billionaire, but preaching from the same neocon playbook. Why do neocons continue to change their

Martin Luther King’s Murder – Conspiracy Or Coincidence?

MLK’s family has been adamant and unanimous: James Earl Ray did not kill the civil rights leader. Many of MLK’s associates share the view. We do know how the FBI and J. Edgar Hoover harassed King for years before his death. What might the conspiracy

What A Coincidence! After Syria Attack, Will We Have To Stay?

An apparent suicide bombing in Manbij, northern Syria, has taken the life of four US service members and several civilians. ISIS has taken credit for the attack. Neocons cite the attack as proof that we should stay. The rest of us cite the attack as

Silver Lining In The Government Shutdown

A shocker article in the Daily Caller this week blew the lid on what it’s really like among all those “public servants” working in the Federal bureaucracy: about 85 percent of them do nothing at all related to their jobs. With thousands of “workers” furloughed,

Weekly Update – Campaign Finance Reform Helps Special Interests

Published on Jan 15th, 2019 – Ron Paul’s latest on phony “reform.” See Also: (Dr. Ron Paul) – The Obama/New York Times Plot To Overthrow Trump Another “blockbuster” report on Trump’s “ties” to Russia has fizzled into nothingness, as the New York Times’ piece over

Pompeo At It Again: Calls For Venezuela Coup

While touring the Middle East, including election-free Saudi Arabia, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called for the Venezuelan opposition and armed forces to overthrow the current government under its president Nicolas Maduro. According to Pompeo, a coup is necessary to “restore democracy” after elections

Ron Paul: Deep State ‘more powerful than presidents’

Rick Sanchez reports on the combination of big media, political establishments, and military and corporate interests whose power exceeds that of the President. He discusses this “deep state” with former congressman Dr. Ron Paul. Then RT America correspondent Michele Greenstein joins to explain how these

Do The Wall And Government Shutdown Justify A National Emergency?

The words “National Emergency” should send shivers down the spine of anyone that values their liberty. At the same time, these words are music to the ears of those who lust after power. President Trump’s threats to rule by fiat should not be taken lightly.

Ron Paul: Pompeo “insubordinate,” Bolton should be fired

Members of his own cabinet continue to undermine President Trump’s stated foreign policy goals as State Sec. Mike Pompeo, national security advisor John Bolton and other pro-war neocons seem bent on furthering an agenda other than that of the President. Rick Sanchez explains what’s at

Bolton: Trump’s Wrong – We’re Not Leaving Syria!

President Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton (along with the Secretary of State and other neocons) are openly defying the president’s stated policy of a rapid withdrawal of US troops from Syria. The president does not seem too bothered by this open insubordination. Will he