Category Archives: empire

Ron Paul Press Release on Obama’s Iraq Speech: Mission Not Accomplished | Ron Paul 2012 | Campaign for Liberty at the Daily Paul

LAKE JACKSON, Texas–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–Congressman Ron Paul today released the following statement on President Obama’s speech from the Oval Office last night:

“The President’s announcement that all U.S. combat troops have left Iraq is no more believable than the ‘Mission Accomplished’ declaration was in 2003.

“Once again, we are being told the mission has been accomplished and our brave men and women are coming back home. Though the people are hopeful they remain skeptical, and rightfully so.

“The biggest problem is that success in Iraq is undefinable since the mission was never defined. The reasons given for the invasion were based on misinformation. Now, the war has cost us hundreds of billions of dollars and this has contributed significantly to our economic woes.

via Ron Paul Press Release on Obama’s Iraq Speech: Mission Not Accomplished | Ron Paul 2012 | Campaign for Liberty at the Daily Paul.

Rep. Barney Frank & Ron paul: Why We Must Reduce Military Spending

As members of opposing political parties, we disagree on a number of important issues. But we must not allow honest disagreement over some issues to interfere with our ability to work together when we do agree.By far the single most important of these is our current initiative to include substantial reductions in the projected level of American military spending as part of future deficit reduction efforts. For decades, the subject of military expenditures has been glaringly absent from public debate. Yet the Pentagon budget for 2010 is $693 billion — more than all other discretionary spending programs combined. Even subtracting the cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, military spending still amounts to over 42% of total spending.It is irrefutably clear to us that if we do not make substantial cuts in the projected levels of Pentagon spending, we will do substantial damage to our economy and dramatically reduce our quality of life.

via Rep. Barney Frank: Why We Must Reduce Military Spending.

New Film – Don’t Tread on Me: Rise of the Republic

By Angie Ress Staff Writer – RestoreTheRepublic.com

In a stunning show of discontent for the state of the union, the latest film project from filmmakers William Lewis and Gary Franchi is stirring up support from coast to coast. Only 8 days after the official release, 39 cities have registered locations to host film screenings of “Don’t Tread On Me: Rise of the Republic” on the National Simul-Screening day, June 26th.

In an interview with writer/producer Franchi, he stated, “It reminds me when I was working with Aaron Russo and the support his film received when it was released.”

Aaron Russo was the Hollywood producer whose final film, “America: Freedom to Fascism” examined the Federal Reserve, the income tax and the growing police state in America. Russo passed away due to cancer in August of 2007.

Writer/Director Lewis added candidly, “people are opening up their homes, renting theaters, and securing rooms in libraries and halls all over the country.”

Franchi chimed in, “and that’s just the publicly listed screenings, over 60 private screening locations have registered, as well!”

When asked why the film is receiving such attention, Lewis remarked, “The people have had enough. They are looking for solutions and we give the solutions in this film.”

When pressed about specifics, veteran documentarian Lewis stated, “The last amendment of the Bill of Rights lays out one part of the plan and the 2nd Amendment the other. We present, for the first time on film, key state resolutions working their way through various state houses that the viewer will be educated on and we hope will support, but that is just the beginning.”

Kathy Kelly: Atrocities in Afghanistan

If the U.S. public looked long and hard into a mirror reflecting the civilian atrocities that have occurred in Afghanistan, over the past ten months, we would see ourselves as people who have collaborated with and paid for war crimes committed against innocent civilians who meant us no harm.

Two reporters, Jerome Starkey (the Times UK), and David Lindorff, (CounterPunch), have persistently drawn attention to U.S. war crimes committed in Afghanistan. Makers of the film “Rethinking Afghanistan” have steadily provided updates about the suffering endured by Afghan civilians. Here is a short list of atrocities that have occurred in the months since General McChrystal assumed his post in Afghanistan.

via Kathy Kelly: Atrocities in Afghanistan.