Ron Paul Institute Statement On Trump’s Afghanistan Speech

Ron Paul Institute Statement On Trump’s Afghanistan Speech:

Authored by Daniel McAdams via The Mises Institute,

Like me, many of you watched President Trump’s train wreck of a speech on Afghanistan earlier tonight. It’s nearly midnight and I am still reeling.

I guess it was too much to ask to hear him admit the obvious and draw the obvious conclusions:

After 16 years – the longest war in US history – no one even remembers what we are fighting for in Afghanistan.

The war is over.

Not another American (or innocent Afghan) life for one of the most convoluted and idiotic wars in history!

Trump of 2012 and 2013 said just that. Candidate Trump said just that. 

Then tonight he told us that once you sit in that chair in the Oval Office you see things differently.

What does that mean?

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Trump Unveils New, Dramatic Afghanistan Strategy: “We Aren’t Nation-Building Again, We Are Killing Terrorists”

FYI.

Like in Syria?

Video Emerges Of US Allowing ISIS Fighters To Escape Safely in Syria

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Trump Unveils New, Dramatic Afghanistan Strategy: “We Aren’t Nation-Building Again, We Are Killing Terrorists”: 

In a widely anticipated national address, President Donald Trump on Monday announced that he will not pull out U.S. troops from Afghanistan, saying he’s committed to a new strategy aimed at winning the nation’s longest war, now in its 17th year. Admitting that his “original instinct was to pull out” of Afghanistan – Trump’s core campaign pledge was to reduce US intervention in offshore conflicts – Trump effectively admitted he had been wrong, and said he’s arrived at three “fundamental conclusions” about America’s core interests in Afghanistan:

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In Angry Tweetstorm, Ron Paul Lashes Out At “Neocon” Trump

In Angry Tweetstorm, Ron Paul Lashes Out At “Neocon” Trump:

Roughly around the time Trump started his Afghanistan speech, Ron Paul tweeted out a cautiously optimistic note: “Hoping for the best in tonight’s @realDonaldTrump speech but fearful that foreign intervention is only going to get worse.  #Afghanistan.” Alas it was not meant to be, and over 20 tweets later in what proved to be the angriest tweetstorm of the night, Ron Paul had come to a conclusion: Trump is now nothing more than the latest neocon, one whom even Lindsey Graham applauded.

Below is a chronological rundown of Ron Paul’s progressively angier tweets, as he was live commenting on Trump’s speech:

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A Furious China Responds To Latest Sanctions: Demands “U.S. Immediately Correct Its Mistake” Or Suffer Retaliation

A Furious China Responds To Latest Sanctions: Demands “U.S. Immediately Correct Its Mistake” Or Suffer Retaliation:

Less than 4 hours ago, the US Treasury announced that in the the latest set of actions targeting North Korea’s “WMD program”, among the entities sanctioned would be several Chinese and Russian companies and individuals. We said that “what this latest round of sanctions will achieve, is to further anger Beijing and the local population.” Well, we didn’t even have to wait all day for China to respond on the next morning as it traditionally does, and according to Reuters citing an embassy spokesman, Beijing was so furious with the US “provocation” it scrapped its own protocol of waiting during a “cooldown” period, and instead ripped right back, “urging” the U.S. to “immediately correct its mistake”‘ of sanctioning Chinese firms over North Korea, to avoid impact on bilateral cooperation.

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Mnuchin’s Trophy Wife Blasted After Instagram Spat Goes Viral

Mnuchin’s Trophy Wife Blasted After Instagram Spat Goes Viral:

“Cute! Aw!!! Did you think this was a personal trip?! Adorable! Do you think the US govt paid for our honeymoon or personal travel?! Lololol. Have you given more to the economy than me and my husband? Either as an individual earner in taxes OR in self sacrifice to your country? I’m pretty sure we paid more taxes toward our day ‘trip’ than you did.”

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Steven Mnuchin Visits Fort Knox, Says “Gold Is Safe”

And would a former Goldman Sachs partner and George Soros employee ever lie?

Mnuchin Visits Fort Knox, Says “Gold Is Safe”

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin had a busy day today: shortly after warning once again that a US debt ceiling deal has to be done by late September or else the country would run out of cash and suffer a technical default, roughly around the time he hinted that Trump may keep carried interest tax breaks for some firms that create jobs (while eliminating it for hedge fund managers), the former hedge fund manager and Hollywood producer paid a rare official visit to Fort Knox to check out the nation’s gold stash on Monday, while – as Bloomberg put it – keeping an open mind for future film projects.

“I assume the gold is still there,” Mnuchin told an audience in Louisville, Kentucky some 40 miles north of the biggest U.S. Bullion Depository (except of course for the foreign gold stash at the NY Fed). “It would really be quite a movie if we walked in and there was no gold.” It’s unclear if Mnuchin was envisioning a comedy or a drama.

After the visit, Mnuchin who was the first US Treasury Secretary to visit Fort Knox in nearly 70 years, playfullyreassured Americans the treasure was still secure.

“Glad gold is safe!” he wrote in a post on Twitter.

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Mike Krieger: The Imperial Collapse Clock Ticks Closer to Midnight

The Imperial Collapse Clock Ticks Closer to Midnight:

As I noted in last Friday’s piece, Donald Trump Finally Comes Out of the Closet, the firing of Steve Bannon represents the most significant event to occur during the Trump administration thus far. For the purposes of this piece, it’s important to review some of what I wrote:

Irrespective of what you think of Bannon, him being out means Wall Street and the military-industrial complex is now 100% in control of the Trump administration. Prepare for an escalation of imperial war around the world and an expansion of brutal oligarchy.

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Secret Service Reportedly Going Broke Protecting Trump Family

Secret Service Reportedly Going Broke Protecting Trump Family:

The Secret Service is going broke trying to protect President Donald Trump and his family, according to an exclusive report by USA Today. After Trump released his first budget outline, mainstream media outlets seized the opportunity to attack the president by reporting on the exorbitant cost of protecting First Lady Melania Trump, and son Barron Trump, who had remained behind at the Trumps’ suite in Trump Tower after the president moved to the White House so Barron could finish the school year.

In an interview with USA Today, Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles said more than 1,000 agents have already hit the federally mandated caps for salary and overtime allowances that were meant to last the entire year.

Here’s USA Today with more:

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US Navy Halts Pacific Fleet Operations As Historical Path Of Collided Warship Emerges

US Navy Halts Pacific Fleet Operations As Historical Path Of Collided Warship Emerges:

“I have directed fleet commanders to immediately conduct an operational pause with commands and leaders across the fleet, to ensure we are taking all appropriate immediate measures to enhance the Navy’s safe and effective operation around the world.” – Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson.

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Bannon’s Revenge: Breitbart Threatens To “Rally Votes For Impeachment” If Trump Moves Left

Bannon’s Revenge: Breitbart Threatens To “Rally Votes For Impeachment” If Trump Moves Left:

“If Trump, under the influence of Kushner and Cohn, deviates too far from the positions he ran on…we’re prepared to help Paul Ryan rally votes for impeachment.”

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USA: The sick world of the liberals. She is a famous writer in Mexico. Her name is Guadalupe Loaeza! (Video)

WTF?

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White House Petition Calls on Trump to Officially Recognize ‘Antifa’ as a Terrorist Organization

White House Petition Calls on Trump to Officially Recognize ‘Antifa’ as a Terrorist Organization:

A White House petition created Thursday is calling on President Trump to officially recognize the radical left-wing Antifa movement as a terrorist organization.

“Antifa has earned this title due to its violent actions in multiple cities and their influence in the killings of multiple police officers throughout the United States,” the petition reads.

H/t reader kevin a.

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John Williams Warns “A Move To Impeach Trump Will Tank The Dollar”

John Williams Warns “A Move To Impeach Trump Will Tank The Dollar”:

“A big factor in the dollar’s value is political stability or the perceived political stability… If you have a move for impeachment for the President, that will tank the dollar… Given the underlying fundamentals in the markets and in the economy, I think all the components are in place for one of the great financial panics of all time.

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