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Nukes + Nuttiness = Neanderthal Deterrence

Nukes + Nuttiness = Neanderthal Deterrence

by Victor Davis Hanson// April 25, 2017   Acting crazy has worked for rogue regimes, but Western appeasement is not a long-term solution.   How can an otherwise failed dictatorship best suppress internal dissent while winning international attention, influence — and money?   Apparently, it must openly seek nuclear weapons.   Second, the nut state […]

Obama’s hidden Iran deal giveaway

Obama’s hidden Iran deal giveaway

By dropping charges against major arms targets, the administration infuriated Justice Department officials — and undermined its own counterproliferation task forces. By JOSH MEYER When President Barack Obama announced the “one-time gesture” of releasing Iranian-born prisoners who “were not charged with terrorism or any violent offenses” last year, his administration presented the move as a […]

The World on January 20, 2017

The World on January 20, 2017

By Victor Davis Hanson, March 14, 2017   Red-blue tensions at home, mounting dangers abroad.   Most Americans are worried about our domestic crises. Obama left office after doubling the debt to $20 trillion. Near-zero interest rates over eight years have impoverished an entire generation of seniors — and yet remain key to servicing the […]

Boeing’s Iran Business: The War Party versus American Jobs

Boeing’s Iran Business: The War Party versus American Jobs

. By Thomas L. Knapp In June, US aerospace company Boeing inked an agreement with Iran Air to produce 109 passenger aircraft. Estimated value: $25 billion. The agreement represents the biggest business interaction between the US and Iran since that country’s 1979 Islamic revolution. On November 17, the US House of Representatives voted 243-174  to […]

Who Got Us Into These Endless Wars?

By Patrick J. Buchanan, Monday – August 8, 2016 at 10:54 pm “Isolationists must not prevail in this new debate over foreign policy,” warns Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations. “The consequences of a lasting American retreat from the world would be dire.” To make his case against the “Isolationist Temptation,” Haass creates […]

$400 Million: The Partial Price of Peace?

$400 Million: The Partial Price of Peace?

By Thomas L. Knapp When the US government sends $400 million in cash, stacked on pallets, to Iran on the same day the Iranian government releases four imprisoned Americans, it looks an awful lot like ransom. On the other hand, when the US government decides to keep $400 million sent to it by the Iranian […]

Trump foreign policy speech

Trump foreign policy speech

By George Miller Donald Trump today unveiled his proposed foreign policy approach, which is a significant departure not only from Obama’s but Bush’s as well. He managed to not even mention the latter’s name and stuck to Obama/Clinton bashing, while outlining how a Trump administration might proceed. His speech was as much about what was […]

Tax dollars for terrorists

Tax dollars for terrorists

By Steve Bowers     _Steve Bowers was a farm boy. He went to college. He studied Art. Then he worked in construction. Then he went to Law School. Then he worked for various sissy law firms, which he did not like much.  He is a big guy and never liked kicking smaller people around. […]

White House not troubled by video of U.S. sailors blindfolded by Iranians

White House not troubled by video of U.S. sailors blindfolded by Iranians

The White House said Friday it was not troubled by Iran’s exploitation of a video showing captured U.S. sailors blindfolded and kneeling at gunpoint by Iranian forces. “I don’t think there’s any reason for anybody to be embarrassed,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest. “We’re pleased that our sailors were released promptly and unharmed.” […]

Death to America Greetings

Death to America Greetings