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Three-time presidential candidate and former Texas Rep. Ron Paul delivers news and commentary during his free online broadcast, the Ron Paul Liberty Report. Dr. Paul, an icon of the liberty movement, is founder and chairman of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity. Tune in to the Liberty Report live Monday through Friday at 12 p.m. Eastern here at Truth In Media.

Ron Paul Talks Regime Change, JFK Assassination with Jacob Hornberger

What really happened to John F. Kennedy?

Ron Paul addressed the JFK assassination and its connections to regime change around the globe in his latest Liberty Report, featuring an interview with Future of Freedom Foundation President Jacob Hornberger.

Hornberger recently published an e-book on the subject and shared his argument that the national security establishment was involved in the JFK assassination. He decided to publish the e-book, titled “Regime Change: The JFK Assassination” after retaining Douglas Horne to create a video lecture on the subject of JFK’s autopsy performed at Bethesda Naval Hospital. Horne, he explained, served the assassination records review board back in the 1990s, working to make public secret documents held by the national security establishment—specifically the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Central Intelligence Agency and Secret Service.

Hornberger described recording the video lecture with Horn as “one of the most interesting experiences that we’ve had in our 25-year history here at the Future of Freedom Foundation.”

With the release of the video lecture were two corresponding e-books: “The Kennedy Autopsy,” written by Hornberger, and “JFK’s War with the National Security Establishment,” written by Horne. The success of the video and e-books inspired Hornberger to continue the pursuit of answers to questions many Americans have about the JFK assassination.

In this new book, Hornberger argues that the assassination was orchestrated by the national security establishment in the context of other regime change operations that occurred between the 1950s and 1970s, including those in Iran, Guatemala, Chile, Cuba and Indonesia.

We’re always looking for signs of optimism, and I think one place we can find it is that the American people will eventually wake up,” Paul stated. “It’s astounding how many people are agreeing with you. There’s something strange going on. The official report is not correct and governments don’t tell us the truth. . . . Once you challenge that, they accuse you of being unpatriotic.”

To this point, Hornberger replied that there are opposing views of patriotism surrounding this issue and many others.

You have to keep in mind that if things were carried out as the way that many of us believe they were, that doesn’t mean that the people who were doing this were operating out of ill motives or bad motives or unpatriotic motives,” Hornberger said. “They themselves consider themselves tremendous patriots the way they do today whenever they’re creating a national security state operation,” just as those who question the government narrative may consider themselves patriots.

Watch the video above to learn more about Hornberger’s new book and specific comparisons of regime change around the globe to the JFK assassination. Check back weekdays for new episodes of the Ron Paul Liberty Report here at Truth In Media.

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Ron Paul: ‘Fear Mongering’ George Soros Pushes For Ukraine War Expansion

Fear mongering” George Soros has plans for continuing our government’s involvement in the war in Ukraine, according to Ron Paul.

Soros, a co-chair of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Super PAC, has significant financial and political investment around the world, presenting the opportunity to leverage relationships to affect change in various governments and economies. Paul cites a recent article by ZeroHedge as evidence of this power.

In the article, titled “Hacked Emails Expose George Soros As Ukraine Puppet-Master,” ZeroHedge dissects emails exposed by hacker group CyberBerkut that prove his close relationship with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko as well as U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew.

Well, I guess having a few billion dollars lying around, I guess, buys a lot of access,” Liberty Report co-host and Ron Paul Institute executive director Daniel McAdams said of Soros.

The concerns here are Soros’ plans for Ukraine, which include getting our Federal Reserve involved in the country’s debt crisis by promising a $15 billion deal with the National Bank of Ukraine, Paul said. Soros also wants the European Commission to commit $1 billion annually to Kiev.

The problem is debt and who’s going to get stuck with it,” Paul explained. “It’s not too unlike the problem that the Europeans are facing—including the United States because we have banks over there—with Greece. And it’s not like they’re expecting Greece or the Ukraine to ever get rich all of a sudden and start paying their bills.”

Paul remarked further that, “There’s a lot of politicking going on right now and a lot of accusations. I think Soros has a precise plan on what we should do with our weaponry.”

McAdams concurred, noting that Soros has been pushing not only for funding for Ukraine but also for sending weapons to western Ukrainians to fight the East.

That really is coming right up against the Minsk agreement, which was supposed to be a cease-fire agreement,” McAdams said. “So he’s pushing for more weapons and as we very well know, the U.S. has military trainers and they are training the army in the West as well.

Paul also questioned why there are so few reports by our media outlets on how many people the U.S. has in Ukraine and how much money is involved.

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Ron Paul: TSA Failures Raise Questions On $100 Billion Boondoggle

New evidence shows the Transportation Security Administration is failing to protect Americans, supporting Ron Paul’s point that it is impossible for government to keep us safe.

In the latest episode of the Ron Paul Liberty Report, the three-time presidential candidate and former Texas representative cited data from a Homeland Security Red Team investigation that showed how despite having spent nearly $100 billion since 2011, the TSA is not doing a good job.

Daniel McAdams, executive director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity and co-host of the Liberty Report, explained that this red team sent people under cover to attempt to smuggle mock explosive devices through TSA checkpoints. In 95 percent of those attempts, TSA agents failed to identify the mock bombs.

They’re supposed to be making us safe,” Paul said. “This proves our point that it is an impossible task.”

McAdams pointed out that TSA Administrator Melvin Carraway testified before the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation back in March saying, “TSA is a high performing counterterrorism organization, applying a multi-layered, intelligence-driven, risk-based approach to protect the nation’s transportation systems.”

Now Carraway has been reassigned. Did Carraway know about these failures before he testified? Paul said the key question here is, “Is he a liar? Or is he a believer? Is he just a bureaucrat that makes himself believe this?

Paul has advocated for the elimination of the TSA. But is there a better solution to the problem of transportation security?

If you look to the rules of a free society, there is one,” Paul explained. “And that is, private individuals are responsible. . . . Those who are true authoritarians want us to be obedient to the state, that we respond in a very passive manner. They’ve done a pretty good job. We’re pretty intimidated and we all want to get on airplanes so they achieve all of that. And to promote the power of the state, they have to get us very fearful whether it’s economic fear or foreign policy problems that we have. It reestablishes this whole notion that it’s the government’s responsibility to make us safe and provide the safety net.

McAdams replied, “It’s amazing how some people argue that somehow the airlines that transport you to your destination don’t care if you get blown up or don’t care if you get hijacked. Don’t they have the most incentive to?

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Ron Paul: Is The CIA Providing Security Or Threatening Our Liberty?

Parts of the Patriot Act expired at midnight, but danger to our liberties remains. According to Ron Paul, the embodiment of that danger is the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.

In the latest episode of the Ron Paul Liberty Report, Paul and his co-host, Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity executive director Daniel McAdams, discussed why they believe the operational side of the CIA has no place in our republic and how the dangers of the Patriot Act could be carried on through the USA Freedom Act.

The USA Freedom Act is depicted as reform to government surveillance programs executed by the CIA, National Security Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigations. However, the reform bill hasn’t pleased privacy advocates who claim the changes to NSA’s data collection program and to the process for challenging gag orders imposed on companies by national security aren’t worth the provisions that preserve parts of the Patriot Act.

If we are to maintain our republic, we will have to do something about NSA and the Patriot Act because it’s absolutely contradictory to the cause of liberty,” Paul said.

That’s the real danger with the idea of reform, McAdams replied. “It’s is a word that is used so deceptively because it sounds good. ‘We’re going to reform this issue.’ So I think people who are otherwise well meaning and definitely on the side of liberty have embraced, to a degree, the USA Freedom Act because they think it will rein in the secret government. But, in reality, it will actually extend and expand what they do.

McAdams and Paul raised concerns about CIA and its known and unknown powers. The analytics side of the agency really belongs in the military, McAdams explained. The operational side acts as “the president’s own Praetorian Guard,” he said. “This is like his own personal army that is accountable to no one.

Paul also discussed the ability of the CIA to orchestrate a coup in this country as it has done in the past. “Just think of the things we don’t know the CIA is involved with,” he said.

To me, the most frightening thing in Washington is there were black budgets,” Paul explained. “We never knew exactly how much money was spent. I imagine there is not one person who brings it all together. And who is really in charge? I’m not even sure if the president is in charge. That’s why I talk about a coup. And, you know, there are certainly a lot of theories about the CIA being involved in even domestic assassinations. And the certainly now are involved in presidential directed assassinations.

. . . The first time I heard about an assassination was Diem, because I was in the service at the time and that was when the war was escalating. And Diem was our hand picked dictator of Vietnam. I don’t know how Kennedy went along with this because I thought, why are they doing him? He was supposed to be our friend. He was a Catholic. And yet we go out and help get rid of him. And it was downhill after that, and of course Johnson made it so much worse.

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Ron Paul: New Evidence US Backed ISIS

A redacted assessment of the situation in Iraq and Syria has provided “some confirmation” of suspicions regarding the U.S. government’s support of moderate rebels in the region and its intentions in the conflict, according to Ron Paul.

In the latest episode of the Ron Paul Liberty Report, the three-time presidential candidate and former congressman from Texas raised concerns about the information within the Defense Intelligence Agency’s 2012 report, which was recently made public through a lawsuit by Judicial Watch.

The assessment—which included “dire consequences” for intervention that have come to fruition, such as the creation and rise of ISIS—was ignored. “I don’t think the person that depends on regular TV has heard much about this,” Paul said. “As a matter of fact, it looks like a deliberate exclusion.

Daniel McAdams, executive director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity and co-host of the Liberty Report, discussed the following as three major takeaways from the assessment:

• The U.S. knew al Qaeda – Iraq (AQI) was a key part of the Syrian opposition from the start.

According to the report, “AQI supported the Syrian opposition from the beginning, both ideologically and through the media. AQI declared its opposition of Assad’s government because it considered it a sectarian regime targeting Sunnis.

It was only a year ago when National Security Council spokesperson Caitlin Hayden made the announcement that the Obama administration wanted Congress to approve $500 million to support “longstanding efforts” by the U.S. “to empower the moderate Syrian opposition.” That funding, approved last September, was part of a $1.5 billion initiative with Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq.

• They knew the destabilization of Syria could result in the creation of an Islamic State in eastern Syria.

If the situation unravels there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist principality in eastern Syria (Hasaka and Der Zor), and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime, which is considered the strategic depth of the Shia expansion (Iraq and Iran),” the report concludes.

Who are those supporting powers to the opposition? According to the report, “The West, gulf countries, and Turkey support the opposition; while Russia, China and Iran support the regime.

• The creation of an Islamic State in eastern Syria would have dire consequences that included creating a perfect situation for AQI to return to Mosul and Ramadi.

From the report: “The deterioration of the situation has dire consequences on the Iraqi situation and are as follows: 1. This creates the ideal atmosphere for AQI to return to its old pockets in Mosul and Ramadi, and will provide a renewed momentum under the presumption of unifying the Jihad among Sunni Iraq and Syria, and the rest of the Sunnis in the Arab world against what it considers one enemy, the dissenters. ISI could also declare an Islamic State through its union with other terrorist organizations in Iraq and Syria, which will create grave danger in regards to unifying Iraq and the protection of its territory. . . . REDACTED . . . 3. The renewing facilitation of terrorist elements from all over the Arab world entering into Iraqi arena.

As with the second item, any remaining dire consequences have been redacted.

It seems like they hoped they could create the emergence of an Islamic State-type organization in Syria because they knew that was the only chance of overthrowing Assad,” McAdams explained during the broadcast. “And, of course, the implications are that he wasn’t unpopular so it wasn’t a democratic uprising, so they had to do that. But they hoped it wouldn’t spill into Iraq. And, you know, a foreign policy based on hope like that doesn’t seem awfully smart.

Paul compared the U.S. strategy against Syria to strategy used in the 1980s, “when [Zbigniew] Brzezinski designed this thing where ‘We’re going to radicalize Muslims,’ which they did. The CIA radicalized Muslims in these madrasa schools. Hundreds of thousands of people went through these schools, and this is a continuation of this.

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Dr. Ron Paul Asks Who is Telling The Truth About The Bin Laden Killing?

Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh’s recent blockbuster article claiming that the Obama Administration lied about the Navy Seal operation to kill Osama Bin Laden has set off a battle between the journalist and the White House. Did the government lie about bin Laden?

Who do you think got it right? Comment below.