Scott interviews Jacob Hornberger with the Future of Freedom Foundation at FFF.org. Jacob talks about his upcoming conference, “The National Security State and JFK”, at the Dulles Airport Marriot in Northern Virginia on June 3rd, 2017, which both Ron Paul and Oliver Stone will speak at.
Hornberger also talks about the ongoing drug war in Mexico and how the laws of supply and demand can’t be overridden by a drug crackdown, even one as extensive as in Mexico, which involved the Mexican military going after drug lords. The total and absolute failure of the drug war is spoken about at length, including why the conventional thinking is flawed and the approach of most people in the country to this issue doesn’t address the core problem of drug addiction or the drug trade.
Co-Founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity and former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern is on the show to discuss his new article Not Remembering the USS Liberty and the new book by Philip Nelson, “Remembering the Liberty”. Scott and Ray discuss the audio of the ship to aircraft communications between the attacking aircraft and their commander, the story of the Israeli attack on the Liberty, and the incredible story of how the attack was ultimately ended, and how the captain of the USS Liberty received a Medal of Honor. Also discussed is the 2013 chemical weapons attack in Syria and Obama’s response, and a great story of how Ray gave Joe Lieberman a lesson in constitutional law.
Scott talks with Phil Giraldi, former DIA and CIA officer and friend of the show, about the intelligence leaks surrounding the Trump administration. The information flow from the intelligence agencies and the FBI to the media is discussed and so is the possible impeachment that is being pushed. The leaks coming from the NSC, the staff of which was hand-picked by President Trump, and the FBI’s inability to find the leakers or even to look, is also discussed, as are potential motives.
Trevor Timm Cofounder and Executive Director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation at freedom.press talks with Scott about Wikileak’s being considered by some in government as an independent intelligence agency and how that undermines the freedom of the press and the first amendment. The prosecution of Wikileaks or their personnel would set a precedent that would allow the Justice Department to prosecute any journalist for leaks or publishing classified information.
Former Congressman Ron Paul discusses his argument with Rudy Giuliani during the 2007 Republican presidential debates about the link between US foreign policy and 9/11 (Rudy denied there was such a thing). Paul was the only one of 10 candidates on stage who opposed the Iraq War, and he stuck to his principles even after the crowd’s thunderous approval of Giuliani’s patriotism-laden rebuke. Paul’s debate answer has stood the test of time, and helped popularize the idea that an interventionist foreign policy causes violent blowback.More Interviews
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I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart as you have changed my life for the better. Today I resigned my commission in the United States Army as I can no longer be part of a death machine that does no good for any part of a peaceful, productive society. Your website and podcast have turned me from a vengeful, war loving person to a man of peaceful voluntarism. I cannot thank you enough as you have made me a better person, thus making me a better husband, father, and human.
I became a Christian before a libertarian and was still the typical American Christian. One that says I like peace but at the same time supporting the killing of innocents in horrible, unnecessary conflicts that spend money we don’t have and kill people we have no business killing. I found your site and podcasts, along with Lew Rockwell and Mr. Tom Woods, and I became a Christian that is a libertarian. I am so thankful for the work you have done and my life has been changed in ways that benefit me more than I can ever express. Your interviews with former military members and conscientious objectors gave me the confidence that there are others out there like me and they are living a free and happy life!
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I feel a weight is lifted off my shoulders as the dichotomy of my views is no longer. I thank you so much and look forward to spending my time with my children and living my life as free as possible. Thank you and I am anxiously awaiting your book!