Posted by: quiscus | February 9, 2011

February 8, 2011

1.  “Do We Need a Foreign Policy?

There is only one solution to the problems posed by American foreign policy: abolition. If ever we get a half-rational administration in the White House again, the President should issue a single statement regarding world affairs at the beginning of his term, which will mark the beginning and the end of our foreign policy. That statement would consist of an announcement that we are cutting off all “foreign aid,” both military and “humanitarian,” and withdrawing all US troops from foreign soil. We’ll trade with anyone, but American companies making investments abroad are on their own: the US army will no longer serve as their own private police force. As for all those dictators, both tinpot and gold-plated, whom we have succored and propped up over the years, a simple message: Goodbye, and good luck! ”

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2011/02/08/do-we-need-a-foreign-policy/

2.  “Tear Down This Wall (of Fame): Reagan’s Overrated Foreign Policy

Thus, Reagan’s vaunted foreign policy collapses under close scrutiny, and his profligate spending and illegal and unconstitutional behavior in the Iran-Contra scandal should raise enormous questions about his iconic presidency. ”

http://original.antiwar.com/eland/2011/02/08/tear-down-this-wall/

3.  “We Need a Foreign-Policy Revolution Here at Home

If only the American people were as angry and outraged over the U.S. government’s partnerships with foreign dictatorships as the Egyptian people are with the U.S-supported dictatorship under which they have been suffering for 30 years. If that were the case, we would stand a good chance of restoring a limited-government republic to our land. So far it seems, however, Americans are still deferring to authority in the quaint belief that the conservative-liberal vision of an interventionist foreign policy is the way to go.

What about all that chaos and disorder that liberal and conservative statists fear? What they fear is the anger and hatred that the pro-democracy crowd is going to have to the United States, given that it’s the U.S. government that is, in large part, responsible for their tyranny and oppression. Why wouldn’t they be angry about that? You don’t see any anger directed to Switzerland, whose government minds its own business, do you? No, the anger is directed to the intervener, interloper, and meddler-in-chief, the U.S. government.

Here’s the libertarian vision: Prohibit the U.S. government from intervening in the affairs of other nations. Prohibit it from trying to get its people in public office in foreign lands. End all foreign aid to every single regime in the world. Dismantle all U.S. foreign military bases and bring all the troops home and discharge them. End all mutual defense treaties and alliances. Lift all U.S. embargoes and sanctions everywhere. Open the borders to receive people suffering from foreign dictatorships. Liberate the private sector — the American people — to travel and trade freely with the people of the world.

That was the vision on which our nation was founded. We need to restore it with a peaceful revolution here at home.”
http://www.fff.org/blog/jghblog2011-02-04.asp

4.  “Obama Launches Total Takeover of Media System

If implemented, the president will be able to commandeer your smart phone any time he wants and for any reason the government deems necessary.”

http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=23150

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