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"Hello everybody and thank you for tuning in to the Liberty report with me today. Is Daniel make atoms damn good to see good morning Dr Paul our you good good okay we wanNA follow up on. Yesterday we talked a lot about You know NATO and some of the things going on there but it's continuing but it sort coming to a climactic end not with you know good feelings for everybody. It looks like they were bad feelings. All all but one thing one thing that they discovered was the hot mic. I can and trump blasts everybody but hunt on Mike revealing. What's really going on in the hot mic was with Trudeau and and macron and and reports? Johnson yeah yeah so they were ridiculing the president that didn't sit well with the president but I'm sure they were giggling over the whole thing and it's on evidence evidence just infuriated. Trump is what it looks like. It did so the reports. Say that he just you know. Pretty Darn annoyed got up and says I'm I believe in this place it gets Outta town and he says if they keep doing this I'll get them with sanctions I've given up on on tariffs on their country. They ought to behave themselves. So the the fact that there's no no real purpose to keep these people together because the real purpose like we talked about yesterday yesterday. They even admitted it was it was it was dead. I mean there was no purpose for NATO anymore. So they're still searching for it. So in the meantime it looks like they're gonNA do some fighting. I think the media is overplaying the hot mic thing because they want to ridicule trump. They WanNa make him look stupid. Look he's not respected by the European leaders but I listen into an I watched what they said and I think sort of the opposite is true. They were upset because you put them in their place. He didn't play according to their timelines. He didn't bow down. Unlike Obama. Did to all these guys. I'll be accused of big trump supporter. Which I'm not but he put them on the wrong foot? He wasn't about to let himself be bullied around. And I think that's important. I think to me tried to overplay it but they completely missed. The point made the one big issue for trump is that he doesn't let them get away with business as usual. And that's what infuriates them. His NATO partners He says you need to pay up. You GotTa pay full percent you know and of course yes we don't we don't agree with that. You know the need to spend more on military because this is not money that goes to NATO that this whole thing NATO is not funded that way. This is the individual countries having to have their military spending increase. But obviously the fact that they don't they haven't improved improved they haven't reached that two percent minimum. It shows one thing. They don't feel threatened. If Germany felt threatened it would have no problem spending ending Tons of money to protect itself so that that that unmasks the whole lie. That's NATO which is none of these European countries even Owned WHO's constantly screaming about Russia barely makes the two percent threshold. You did mention the fact yesterday that they aren't aren't very optimistic about NATO on suicide. Watch right now but They're not gonNA give up. They need another enemy and they did talk about this. And this This has significance. Because even if it's not successful way they think should be it's going to be significant in that is does look eastward. I I mean if if we don't have enough problems in Europe right now what we need to do or distract from the problems they have in Europe that we will go in and Bash China China along with that the Russians. And if we don't if we don't have enough on our table with that then we will make sure there's no terrorism which is a subject. We covered our justice. You know that's probably the dumbest thing that they can do. Because they can't even define it they can't even define terrorism in the true sense of the word any better than I can define role role for For NATO but just think of how NATO started nine worrying about China and driving the alliance between China and Russia closer together and They're involve a all around the world. And because Russia might invade Europe in this sort everything and they create and we help create all the problems in Ukraine and in a also in the Crimea area. So that was all all are doing it when we got involved in the coup in Ukraine. But that gets involved in our in our domestic elections you know you think is a mess and who said when and who did Ukraine control our election more than the Russians or do you think it was the Russian will now. Maybe it was the Chinese for all we know they were involved in controlling the election. So it's it's just a they really run out of steam. I think they're intellectually bankrupt which allows who the political system to do tae here. Hey into such a message this so they have to look for justification and the best they can do is You know how do we get back on trump and they have a giggle Sachin and I don't think that's going to make too many people happy. No and you know the the big news again coming out is we need a new enemy. What's the enemy? So they added China not to their list of enemies because they don't do that. It's their list of challenges you know. NATO is a military alliance if you look at any of the mainstream media coverage the most powerful powerful military alliance on Earth. It's a military alliance but it doesn't face enemies faces challenges you know. It's what does that mean for for an organization and whose specialty is tanks and nuclear weapons. You know in China Is One of its challenges now and this is because of quote China's growing capabilities he's And that has to do with the Chinese military buildup but why the Chinese building up their military is because of sabre-rattling in the South China Sea because of haranguing bringing Chinese because of causing problems trade wars and these things China feels threatened by NATO it builds up his military in the NATO says. Hot If you build up your military therefore we have a new enemy we see Turkey is is playing them as well because You know the NATO leaders want to build up the defense and spend more money on the Baltics. Because they're the most vulnerable even though we contributed to that mess there and with What they're saying with the Turks are saying and they're playing on the role of terrorism? They say well. We're not going to give you support. We're going to veto everything you want to do in the Baltics fix unless you declare the Kurds terrorists you know. I think that's an on again off again with whatever pleases also others. You know whether the Kurds are friends and foes allies or whether they're the enemies and of course for right now for benefit of the Turks. You know the Kurds are the enemy and and This this is supposed to solve all all the all the problems but used the word. Terrorism is not an accident Yeah this is the France in the UK to large degree created the problem the terrorist the problem there in the first place by signing onto the regime change in Syria. But this is an example. Dr Paul how. The mainstream media operates so China China is the new challenge for NATO. You know the rest of us think it's absurd. Here's what CNN says. A challenge from China could be just the thing to pull NATO together but of course Espera Defense Secretary. He's a little worried he doesn't want China to be viewed as the enemy. ASPER said that doesn't mean China on is now an enemy but we need to help shape that together as an alliance we need to be prepared. In case things turn out in a way we prefer they not whatever that means you know the the Russians and the Chinese have had an on again off again relationship but if anything is a consequence of this is if NATO decides they're taking on China now and they've already taken on Russia you know that's the whole reason right now that we can spend all that money in eastern Europe because the Russians actions might invade it but one thing financially and militarily strategically This is this is putting China and Russia much closer together and of course. They're threat isn't putting on sanctions there. Is You know we might just come down. With currency that will be used as a reserve zurve currency other world. So that is all mixed in there but But right now That they're going to be much closer. Align and motivated to do not so much that they're loving each other better but they're hating us more and and we antagonize them both which which really doesn't make any sense but that ah a lot of the foreign intervention doesn't make much sense to us anyway so this is just another `nother strategy. That doesn't seem to help what we're interested in that is national security already and protecting our liberties and and having a sensible economic system but nevertheless we are looking for for for enemies and I I think the enemies we create are always going to be more numerous and more dangerous than they think they think would just make it a token enemy and pretend and that sort of you you know justified. And they got the authority or token authority to go in and go into war against Iraq because Saddam Hussein was Hitler and this sort of thing but long term. What does it lead to? We're still there still fighting a war in Afghanistan always because you know there's there's a terrorist out there now it's terrorism and and terrorism. They can find it any country whatsoever even here in this country which is really the scary part because we have violence coming to our country but because was it is going to be used for the continuation of the deterioration of our privacy and our liberties here at home. And you know if there's one person who should be looking for job that's Jen Stoltenberg the NATO secretary general but no he's chugging along pulling that big salary but here's what he said about China's a new threat it's not about moving NATO eight. Oh into the South China Sea but it's about taking into account the fact that China is coming closer to US strong thinking. Are they building bases in Mexico. You know In Greece what's going on. No here's what he said. He pointed to Chinese activity in the Arctic Africa and heavy investments in European infrastructure infrastructure so Stoltenberg and the NATO whites want to use a military alliance to attack China's successful business investing strategy. That's what it boils down to. Here's the clicker. This tells you everything you need to know Derek chocolate. He's a former Obama Pentagon official on the news. That China was a new focus. He said no question. There is an opportunity. I guess where he works. The German Marshall Fund all of these think tanks financed by NATO financed by the military industrial complex. This is a great opportunity for us. You know these are argument about the danger of the expansion of China in the South China Sea when I wonder if When we put our nuclear subs Naveh Submarine Base in the Gulf of Mexico? We're a danger to the world. And of course the example we used so often is is. What would we think if if we had about fifteen Chinese vessels patrolling Just on the edge of the international waters in the Gulf of Mexico. That's international water. We still think it's our upon and say that that doesn't doesn't matter. We have to demonstrate in right now is not only south on Chiba. There's also the Formosa Straits there you know we have to show that we're going to go through there and and Continue continue the process but Right now I I wouldn't give NATO very good grade because it's so for just accomplished but it might be moving in the direction that we like. Showing how inept and on U- unnecessary they are and how dangerous they can be so they're going to be around a while they're going to go on fighting fighting the American taxpayer and trump has it right. And that's why it's appealing why. Why should we pay all the bills but we still pay too many because he has a few things that he wants to spend it on Jefferson and spending on it but It's it's the it is true. The American taxpayer. In spite of all the freebies we get by being a little world currency. We're building. We're building a mess. For our cells Alexander it will come down and it's going to be both financial and I was going to be our position in the world. We're not in favor of the government providing all of our services forest. I have to say at least the Germans are getting something for it. They're getting the free education. They get their healthcare. All this the only thing we have is a big program for the Military Industrial Complex to get rich so so there you know welfare is not a great thing but at least they're getting something of it but I think you know NATO is coming out of this looking weaker than ever. It's a jobs program for failed politicians and that's about all it is. It's completely bereft of any really ideological cohesion. We see it here with the fumbling. So let's hope that it does go down at some point or at least become more relevant than it is. I just want to close by thanking everybody for participating in giving Tuesday yesterday and making your donation to the Ron Paul instituted the Paul."