Where is the anti-war left?

Talking heads on the both left and the right in America praised Trump’s decision to drop bombs on Syria, a move that could lead to unintended consequences and wars. But one group seemed strangely silent: the anti-war left. Where is the anti-war left? During the Bush years, libertarians and anti-war liberals became allies with a common goal: stop the wars. But ever since Obama was elected, the anti-war left has been strangely quiet. American liberals have been in denial for eight years as Obama increased drone wars and special operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Pakistan. Obama ended his bloody reign by dropping more than 26,000 bombs in 2016, giving himself the record for being at war longer than any U.S. President in history. Now that Trump is continuing Obama’s drone wars, the American political class seems confused about whether or not they should support Trump’s bombings in Syria. As Ann Coulter noted: “Cable news hosts gushed, ‘Trump became president of the United States tonight!’ On MSNBC, Brian Williams called the bombing ‘beautiful’ three times in less than a minute. Sen. Lindsey Graham (one of the ‘women of the Senate,’ according to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg) compared Trump to Reagan. The New York Times headlined an article, ‘On Syria Attack, Trump’s Heart Came First.’” A few anti-war democrats have been brave enough to speak against Trump’s military actions, such as Tulsi Gabbard, Bernie Sanders and Dennis Kucinich, but the voices have been marginalized by the now pro-war Democratic party. Pro-war Democrats attacked Tulsi for her skepticism over Trump’s decision to drop bombs on Syria. Democrat Howard Dean tweeted, “This is a disgrace. Gabbard should not be in Congress.” As the drumbeat continues to grow louder for a future American war with Syria and North Korea, libertarians are discovering …

Scott Horton: What Trump Needs to Know About Foreign Policy

Scott Horton visited the Tom Woods Show last week to give a basic overview of foreign policy that Trump (or any President) needs to know. Scott Horton is the managing director of The Libertarian Institute and the host of Antiwar Radio for Pacifica Radio 90.7FM. Scott gave a quick overview of foreign policy, highlighted below: Iran Scott warned that Iran may be tempting for warhawks to intervene in because of their nuclear capability. However, according to Scott, Iran has sworn as a matter of policy that, “they’ll never seek nukes. And truthfully, and honestly . . . there really is no evidence they ever had a weapons program.” For Scott, the best thing Donald Trump could do with Iran is simply walk away, and keep Obama’s peace deal in place. Policy Advisers Scott warned a Trump Presidency to steer clear of loose cannon policy advisers like John Bolton and James Woolsey. Instead, Trump should consider advisers that can give a strong case against nation building Doug Bandow, Ted Carpenter, and Paul Pillar, who have the credentials, and would be, “perfect” for the job. Yemen Scott said, “Everything horrible going on in Yemen is all Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton’s fault.” Scott described how Obama and Hillary started bribing the dictator of Yemen so they could bomb Al Qaeda with drones. The dictator of Yemen took all the money and guns Obama gave him, and he picked a fight with the Houthi’s up in the north. According to Scott, four different wars against the Houthi’s only made them stronger and more powerful. But when Hillary Clinton held a fake election to overthrow the dictator, he simply took the military and made an alliance with the Houthi’s from the north, who he was fighting against before. “At this point, it’s a war without end,” said …

Egypt Seeking a Path to Freedom

Dear My Americans, European, Japanese, French, and friends from all other nationalities, I am writing this post because by discussing what has been going on in Egypt, I found out that, unfortunately, the news does not tell the whole story regarding two issues. 1. The death penalty that was given to 529 members of Muslim Brotherhood. Regarding this issue, unfortunately the news only talks about the verdict, they do not talk about why these guys were convicted. So why were they convicted? Did you know that these guys killed fifteen policemen and 44 other Egyptians? Did you know that these guys burnt down eight churches and four mosques. Did you know that these guys badly injured more than 400 Egyptians? Did you know that these guys belong to a group that has been the source of all the radical Muslims in the world? If the USA and UK waged war in Iraq just to be sure that their oil sources were secured, do we Egyptians not have the right to make sure that our lives are secure? If you have a very well organized group that has hundreds of thousands of members that are very determined to rule you or kill you, what would your opinion be then? As an Egyptian that loves his country, I believe that people who do that do not deserve to live among us. If you think that these guys are defending their rights in power, do not forget that when young Egyptian people went in to the streets to send the message that the leadership’s way of running the country is against democracy and freedom, they killed many of them. Just few steps from the presidential palace. Moreover, a few hours later, Dr. Mohamed Morsi, the president of Egypt at that time, actually came …