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Guests: Danny Benavides

Today on Traces of Reality Radio: Joined by Danny Benavides, we discuss the rise of Rand Paul and ponder the lingering question with regard to Rand’s political tactics: do they ends justify the means?  We examine the strategic rhetoric within Paul’s most recent speeches at the Heritage Foundation, the 13-hour filibuster on the Senate floor and at CPAC 2013. Focusing on the specific use of language, we discuss the ramifications of such rhetoric (both positive and negative), and get strong opinions from the audience.

Also on the program, we revisit the pervasive issue of the global “war on drugs” and its many consequences.  We discuss the global drug trade, the resulting police state (checkpoints), government complicity, violence along the border, the massive gun battle in Reynosa (border of McAllen, Texas), and how the drug war may be used in connection with Washington’s targeted killing program.  All this and many more important issues on this week’s TOR Radio.

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Rand Paul Speech at CPAC 2013

Praising the Troops for Defending Our “Rights” and “Freedoms”

Rand Paul Becomes a Neocon Tool

Kagan Sums Up Rand Paul Foreign Policy

CPAC Straw Poll Results 2013: Rand Paul Wins Conservative Vote

Rand Paul: U.S. should make clear to world ‘any attack on Israel will be treated as an attack on the United States’

‘The USS Liberty’: America’s Most Shameful Secret

Cover-Up Alleged in Probe of USS Liberty

Best of friends? CIA considers Israel one of its biggest spy threats

Rand Paul Favors An Iron Dome-Like System For America

U.S. to boost missile defense

Rand Paul’s War Against “Radical Islam”

Rand Paul, libertarian? Not quite.

Alleged Wacko Rand Paul Asks Serious Questions about Targeted Killings

What a Targeted Killing in the US Would Look Like

US Training of Mexican Troops Has Escalated in Step With Mexico’s Murder Rate

‘Four trucks filled with bodies’ after Reynosa firefight

Reynosa: The Truth of The Government…and the Real Truth

Border patrol moves focus to Texas to combat Mexican drug cartels

Checkpoint Tyranny Along the Border

TOR on Local NBC News: “Challenging Border Patrol”

Truck Driver Unlawfully Detained at Internal Checkpoint For Over an Hour

TOR Radio: January 26, 2013 (Rick Coker, Danny Benavides, James Corbett)

What are my rights at various “checkpoints”?

Traces of Reality Radio #6 – “Powderburns: The Cele Castillo Interview” (08.18.12)

Traces of Reality Radio: January 12, 2013 (Cele Castillo, Danny Benavides)

UN: Colo., Wash. legal pot violates drug treaties