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Old Apr 10th 2017, 11:55 AM
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This is a video from Russia Today:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hq8brFK-kRs

Of course all Russians and anyone who sympathizes or communicates with them are the Devil's spawn.

But that said, I think that that video is the most rational discussion of Trump's foreign policy that I've seen so far- the whole thing.
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This is a video from Russia Today:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hq8brFK-kRs

Of course all Russians and anyone who sympathizes or communicates with them are the Devil's spawn.

But that said, I think that that video is the most rational discussion of Trump's foreign policy that I've seen so far- the whole thing.
You do realize that Russia Today is 100% Russian Government owned and operated?

Wiki says...

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RT has been frequently described as a propaganda outlet for the Russian government[12][13][14] and its foreign policy.[12][14][15][16][17][18] RT has also been accused of spreading disinformation[18][19][20] by news reporters,[21][22] including former RT reporters.[23][24][25] The United Kingdom media regulator, Ofcom, has repeatedly found RT to have breached rules on impartiality, and of broadcasting "materially misleading" content.[26][27][28][29]
Suffice it to say that Russia Today makes Fox News look like a model of journalistic integrity.
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Glenn Greenwald- Ten points regarding War Fever:

https://theintercept.com/2017/04/07/...bombing-syria/
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The University of Sydney endorses free speech:
http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politi...10-gvi5kq.html
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Glenn Greenwald- Ten points regarding War Fever:

https://theintercept.com/2017/04/07/...bombing-syria/
Has Glenn Greenwald declared his Russian citizenship yet?

He makes Buchanan look like a model of integrity.
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Has Glenn Greenwald declared his Russian citizenship yet?

He makes Buchanan look like a model of integrity.
What did Greenwald say that you think is inaccurate?

You might not like what James Madison had to say in the first sentence of this link, either, or what John Whitehead says:
http://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/a...erge-collapse/
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What did Greenwald say that you think is inaccurate?
That's the problem. Who knows what's real and what's Greenwald's spin and what's Russian disinformation? How can one tell which is which?

The only rational conclusion when faced with assertions that cannot be tested/verified is to assess the source.
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That's the problem. Who knows what's real and what's Greenwald's spin and what's Russian disinformation? How can one tell which is which?

The only rational conclusion when faced with assertions that cannot be tested/verified is to assess the source.
I don't think that you can point out anywhere where Greenwald has ever spouted disinformation or twisted facts like the CIA and State Department does, and which the Associated Press runs as news.

Like Mike Taibbi, Max Keiser, and a few others he speaks truth to power.

Here's a win for the Good Guys:
https://www.courthousenews.com/fbi-a...war-reporters/
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That's the problem. Who knows what's real and what's Greenwald's spin and what's Russian disinformation? How can one tell which is which?
Here's an article on Compliance by Glenn Greenwald published in the Guardian, which I believe both of us regard as a credible news source, several years ago.
https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...hority-failure

Greenwald may now be the world's greatest living enemy of mindless authoritarianism since Murray Rothbard died.
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Here's an article on Compliance by Glenn Greenwald published in the Guardian, which I believe both of us regard as a credible news source, several years ago.
https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...hority-failure

Greenwald may now be the world's greatest living enemy of mindless authoritarianism since Murray Rothbard died.
You have an unusual/uncommon view of Rothbard - shared only by his hardcore fans. Rothbard is considered by many to to be the father of 'American-style authoritarian libertarianism' - at the very least, he's the one who turned American libertarianism away from liberty and towards worshipping authority (usually their own).

As for Greenwald, I just don't consider him newsworthy or trustworthy enough to read. If he's an ally or admirer of Rothbard, that would certainly explain it.
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