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“Revolution X” Documentary Trailer

Posted by Jesse on March 20, 2009

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PoliticalCartel.com needs your input!!!

Posted by Jesse on May 20, 2008

see my updated post on the subject of discrimination here……

actually they seem to get a good number of views, and some posts have many comments.
i have been peppering them with comments though. i’d love to see more input from various people on the subjects and water down some of my own writing. i don’t like to hear the sound of my own voice too often you know!!

but i thought i’d staple my last few comments from kcross’s Let us in! posting.
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lifting sanctions might help!!
U.S. SANCTIONS AGAINST BURMA
http://www.cato.org/pubs/trade/tpa-001.html

Salvation by Starvation
http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig7/singleton-a2.html

besides…..
everyone knows the american military has far superior morals than ex-burma’s
of course they won’t let us in!! it would no dount become a place of peace and trade!!

http://www.house.gov/paul/congrec/congrec2005/cr120705.htm
December 7, 2005
“A policy that endorses peace over war, trade over sanctions, courtesy over arrogance, and liberty over coercion is in the tradition of the American Constitution and American idealism. It deserves consideration.”

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what’s ironic too is that the numbers cited above regarding displaced and dead are in similar comparison to the tragedy in Iraq. And although some are calling for immediate action to take root in Myanmar, the excuse in Iraq is that the situation could get worse if any immediate action is taken…..hmmm…..
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http://www.ericmargolis.com/
interestingly, eric margolis brings up the china connection with reference to the situation in Burma.

(if anyone has been watching the news you have no doubt heard the negative coverage of china, often in parallel with russia. my first thought is NATO)

anyhow, margolis continues :
“This is the kind of operation that America’s armed forces should be doing instead of bombing tribesmen in Afghanistan and Somalia.

However, the Pentagon would very much like to oust Chinese influence from Burma. So would India, China’s Asian rival. The disaster in Burma offers an interesting opportunity to begin loosening the junta’s hold on power and asserting Western influence in a strategic, potentially resource-rich nation that has been in self-isolation from the world since the 1960’s.”

ah yes, gotta love the state…..
http://www.mises.org/store/State-The-P285.aspx?AFID=14
And then he went on to define the state, or government, as “the organization of the political means,” i.e., the regularization, legitimation, and permanent establishment of the political means for the acquisition of wealth.

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Ron Paul’s Foreign Policy advisors (Ivan Eland writes about NATO)

Posted by Jesse on February 21, 2008

Ron Paul: Currently, the United States maintains hundreds of thousands of troops in more than 100 foreign countries. In many cases, they are there to defend foreign borders. Maintaining such a global empire drains nearly one trillion dollars from the U.S. economy each year, while offering very little real security for the American people. What’s worse, our U.S. Border Guards are sent overseas to places like Iraq while our own borders remain porous and vulnerable.

“Too often we give foreign aid and intervene on behalf of governments that are despised. Then, we become despised. Too often we have supported those who turn on us, like the Kosovars who aid Islamic terrorists, or the Afghan jihadists themselves, and their friend Osama bin Laden. We armed and trained them, and now we’re paying the price.”

Payback for NATO Expansion [July 17, 2007]
“Those of us who opposed the expansion of NATO in 1999 (admitting Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic) and 2004 (Slovenia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, and the former Soviet republics of Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania) warned that it would lead to problems with Russia. Those problems have arrived……. NATO has added 10 new countries. And the United States would like to add more, including Ukraine, Russia’s largest and most powerful neighbor. No wonder Russia is beginning to feel encircled.

“In the NATO Treaty, an attack on one alliance member is considered an attack on all – meaning the United States has essentially pledged to provide security for an additional 10 nations in proximity to Russia. In fact, protection from Russia is the reason these small countries wanted to join NATO in the first place. In 1999 and 2004, however, U.S. politicians thought such paper commitments would never have to be fulfilled and that expanding the alliance would help “stabilize” the former Eastern Bloc.

Only now is it becoming apparent that such U.S. security guarantees, handed out promiscuously, might someday have to be honored in a potential tangle with a strengthened, more assertive, nuclear-armed Russia. In fact, the recent surliness of the Russian bear originates from having sand kicked in its face over a number of years by this U.S. encirclement in Europe – not merely from U.S. plans to install a limited, anti-Iranian missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic.”

Read the whole article here….
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Don’t miss Phillip Giraldi, also on the Ron Paul team:
Former CIA counter terrorism officer and Antiwar.com columnist Philip Giraldi discusses his information that Secretaries Rice and Gates have once again been sidelined by Vice President Cheney who remains bent on war with Iran, the truth about al Qaeda and what is to be done about them and the case of former FBI translator-whistleblower Sibel Edmonds and her allegations of crimes by powerful government officials and foreign spies.

This is the MP3 interview and the transcript.

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Also of note: Isabel McDonald, communications director at FAIR, discusses how do-gooder liberals in the American media distort the truth about the situation in the Darfur region of Sudan, the negative consequences for the people there, the precedent set by the NATO intervention in Serbia/Kosovo in 1999 and the general implausibility of American intervention in Africa benefiting anyone.
This is the article mentioned:
The Humanitarian Temptation: Calling for war to bring peace to Darfur

Here is the MP3 of the interview.

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Advisors

Doug Bandow is a political writer and the Robert A. Taft Fellow with the American Conservative Defense Alliance. He has been widely published in leading newspapers and periodicals and is the author of several books – including, most recently, Foreign Follies. Mr. Bandow served as a special assistant to President Ronald Reagan and as a senior policy analyst in the 1980 Reagan for President campaign.

Philip Giraldi is a former officer of the Central Intelligence Agency who writes regularly on intelligence and foreign policy issues. Mr. Giraldi is a partner in the international security consultancy Cannistraro Associates, a contributing editor at The American Conservative magazine and a fellow at the American Conservative Defense Alliance.

Leon Hadar is a Washington-based global affairs analyst whose commentary on U.S. foreign policy has been published in leading newspapers and foreign policy journals. A former UN correspondent for the Jerusalem Post, he is the author Quagmire: America in the Middle East and Sandstorm: Policy Failure in the Middle East.

Ivan Eland is senior fellow and director of the Center on Peace & Liberty at The Independent Institute. Dr. Eland spent 15 years working for Congress on national security issues, including stints as an investigator for the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Principal Defense Analyst at the Congressional Budget Office. He is the author of several books, including The Empire Has No Clothes: U.S. Foreign Policy Exposed.

Charles V. Peña is a senior fellow at the Independent Institute, a senior fellow with the Coalition for a Realistic Foreign Policy, a senior fellow with the George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute, and an adviser to the Straus Military Reform Project. Mr. Peña is the author of Winning the Un-War: A New Strategy for the War on Terrorism. Organizations are listed for identification purposes only.

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