Demanufacturing Consent: Jacob Hornberger on US Intervention in Africa and Latin America

May 19, 2014 in DC on BFP

DC on BFP #39 | Jacob Hornberger joins us to discuss US interventionist foreign policy in Africa and the ongoing situation with Nigeria, Boko Haram, and the kidnapping of nearly 300 young school girls. Also: the “Cold War mind” in Latin America, the call for “smart sanctions” in Venezuela, and the case for open borders.

Killing Unnamed Children in Afghanistan

December 2, 2013 in News

Jacob Hornberger | When I read this Washington Post article about the two-year-old child that U.S. forces just killed in Afghanistan, I wondered what the child’s name was. Nowhere was it to be found in the article. Maybe the Post hadn’t acquired the name. Or maybe it just doesn’t matter…

Was Oswald a CIA Operative or Not?

November 20, 2013 in News

Jacob Hornberger | In response to growing public demands, led by, that the CIA release its still-secret, 50-year-old JFK-related records to the American people, the CIA has now issued a statement on the controversy. Even more significant, the issue has now reached the White House…

The CIA’s National-Security Nonsense on JFK Records

October 28, 2013 in News

Jacob Hornberger | Over the weekend, the Dallas Morning News published an interesting article entitled “What We Still Don’t Know About the Kennedy Assassination” by former Washington Post reporter Jefferson Morley. According to the article, the CIA continues to keep secret some 1,100 records…

TOR Radio 10/10/2013: Jacob Hornberger on JFK, the National Security State, and the Politics of Fear

October 10, 2013 in TOR Radio

TOR Radio #73 | Jacob Hornberger joins us to discuss the growth of the national security state and take a look back at the last U.S. President to challenge its legitimacy, John F. Kennedy. We cover the assassination, Operation Northwoods, the military-industrial complex and the “cyber security” industry, and much more.

Who’s Really Getting Punished In Syria?

September 6, 2013 in News

Jacob Hornberger | I find it interesting how President Obama intends to punish Syria’s dictator Bashar al-Assad for his purported use of chemical weapons against Syrian rebels. It provides a fascinating insight into the collectivist mindset. To punish Assad, Obama says that he will use his military…

TOR Radio: September 5, 2013 – Jacob Hornberger on Morality, Neutrality, and The Case for Nonintervention

September 5, 2013 in TOR Radio

TOR Radio #49 | Joined by Jacob Hornberger, we discuss libertarianism, the moral basis for a noninterventionist foreign policy, the lack of evidence that Assad is to blame for the chemical weapons attack in Syria, who is really punished by a missile strike by the U.S., and much more.

The Never-Ending Drug War

August 13, 2013 in News

Jacob Hornberger | The drug war is back in the news with two major events, one here in the United States and the other in Mexico. Both events point to the utter futility and destructiveness of this decades-long disaster. The New York Times reports that Attorney General Eric Holder will announce…

More Judicial Deference on National-Security State Murder

August 6, 2013 in News

Jacob Hornberger | Continuing the long tradition of deference to the national-security state by the U.S. federal judiciary, a federal judge recently dismissed a lawsuit by the sons of a man named Frank Olson seeking damages for the CIA’s murder of their father. The excuses that the judge used to dismiss…

Truth as Treason

August 2, 2013 in News

Jacob Hornberger | If I were to use the phrase “When Truth Was Treason,” you might think that I was referring to the cases of Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden. Your assumption, of course, would be entirely reasonable given that that’s what they did — they disclosed the truth about…