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Russia Warns NATO Against Sending Any Troops To Ukraine As “Frightening” Escalation Looms

Russia Warns NATO Against Sending Any Troops To Ukraine As “Frightening” Escalation Looms

By Tyler Durden   Ukraine apparently will be Russia’s line in the sand as far as stopping NATO advancement. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com: The Kremlin’s latest statements out Friday amid the potential new Ukraine crisis which has seen a serious flare-up in fighting in the Donbass region, along with what appears to be far bigger-than-usual […]

Malaise and Ennui of the Protected or the American Taxpayer and the Folks in Europe

Malaise and Ennui of the Protected or the American Taxpayer and the Folks in Europe

    By Sigrid Weidenweber For as long as I can remember, America was the shield between Russia, the former Soviet Union, and West Germany. I grew up in the secure knowledge that if Russia’s military would cross the border, American might would protect Germany, and with it, all of Europe. I must remind you […]

NATO is a Brain Dead, Obsolete, Rabid Dog. Euthanize It

NATO is a Brain Dead, Obsolete, Rabid Dog. Euthanize It

by Thomas L. Knapp In early November, French president Emmanuel Macron complained that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is experiencing “brain death” as its member states go their own ways, with “no coordination whatsoever of strategic decision-making.” US president Donald Trump’s reply: “Nobody needs NATO more than France.” The two continued their duel over […]

Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers | CNN: Everything but the News

Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers | CNN: Everything but the News

  By Victor Davis Hanson Trump derangement, all the time: lies, smears, threats, and profanity. Viewers are noticing — and leaving. For a while, we thought MSNBC had temporarily usurped CNN as the font of fake news — although both networks had tied for the most negative coverage (93 percent of all their news reports) […]

NATO Should Give Turkey the Boot

NATO Should Give Turkey the Boot

    By Sigrid Weidenweber I have, in the past, opined a few times on the subject of Turkey and Mr. Erdogan’s ambitions to establish a new Ottoman Empire.  It seems a fever has affected not only Turkey with dreams to return to former glory, but China, Iran and Russia also have made strong moves […]

The Limits of American Patience

The Limits of American Patience

  By Victor Davis Hanson | American Greatness Not being willing any longer to be manipulated is not succumbing to isolationism. Wondering whether the United States can afford another liability is not mindless nationalism. Questioning whether America can afford the status quo here and abroad is not heresy. Assuming we can borrow our way out of […]

More rational policies in our future?

More rational policies in our future?

. By Paul Driessen Trump’s Paris decision challenges bad science, economics and energy politics behind treaty In the wake of President Trump’s exit from the Paris climate treaty, reactions from other quarters were predictably swift, nasty, sanctimonious and hypocritical. Al Gore paused near one of the private jets he takes to hector lesser mortals to […]

If you want to fight a Taliban insurgency, fight like an insurgent

If you want to fight a Taliban insurgency, fight like an insurgent

by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD, May 13, 2017 According to a senior White House official, President Donald Trump is deciding between two U.S. strategies in Afghanistan, one “more kinetic” and the other “less kinetic.” The more kinetic plan envisions an increase of at least 3,000 U.S. troops to the existing levels of about 8,400, a matching […]

Turks shoot down Russian plane, Syrian rebels kill pilot & Russian rescuer

Turks shoot down Russian plane, Syrian rebels kill pilot & Russian rescuer

Whatta mess. Russian has been helping out the Syrian Assad regime against multiple rebel groups, including ISIS and more. They were attacking Syrian Turkmen rebels very close to the Turkish border and allegedly crossed over into Turkey multiple times, were warned by Turkish aircraft to stop 10 times and many times before that. Finally Turkey, a […]

NATO: This Deal is a Turkey

NATO: This Deal is a Turkey

. . By Thomas L. Knapp Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty states that an “armed attack” on a NATO member “shall be considered an attack against them all” and that all parties to the treaty must join in to “restore and maintain the security of the North Atlantic area.” Left unspecified is what […]

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