George Kennan Warned NATO Expansion Would Lead to This

We are now deep into the weeds with respect to Ukraine. So deep, in fact, that the underlying architecture of the situation doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in the hot place of getting even a fleeting mention in the 24/7 war news cycle. So let’s call a spade a spade. The current fraught situation has … Continue reading “George Kennan Warned NATO Expansion Would Lead to This”

We Are Not Useful Idiots!

Honest injun. We’re not useful idiots here at Contra Corner! We do think, however, that the entire Ukrainian crisis is a Washington-confected con job. And we came to that conclusion without relying on a single scrap of information peddled by Russki propagandists appearing on Strategic Culture Foundation or Zero Hedge. Actually, we thought it up … Continue reading “We Are Not Useful Idiots!”

Ukraine Pushes Back Against American Hawks

It looks like we have plunged so deeply into the theater of the absurd that we now have a case of “Albania don’t want the ball!”. Our reference, of course, is to the apocryphal football story about a coach repeatedly signaling a play from the sidelines, only to have the quarterback keep breaking huddle while … Continue reading “Ukraine Pushes Back Against American Hawks”

Sleepy Joe’s Wimpy Tail Wags the Dog of War

This is getting downright pathetic. If you want the smoking gun proof that ol’ Vlad Putin actually didn’t brandish over these past few weeks of Washington bellicosity about the sanctity of Ukraine’s borders, well, here it tis: Sleepy Joe’s plummeting approval ratings: That’s right. It has nothing to do with the annexation of Crimea, Russian … Continue reading “Sleepy Joe’s Wimpy Tail Wags the Dog of War”

The Specter of World War III – Handiwork of Washington’s Busy-Bodies and Hegemonists

One of the worst aspects of the internet enabled 24/7 news cycle is the giant memory hole embedded within it. That is to say, if the latest information content is “breaking news”, no matter how incidental, trivial, misleading or flat-out untruthful, it makes the cut. But more often than not, that’s all she wrote. Context … Continue reading “The Specter of World War III – Handiwork of Washington’s Busy-Bodies and Hegemonists”

The Christmas Truce of 1914 – Why There Is Still No Peace On Earth

After the Berlin Wall fell in November 1989 and the death of the Soviet Union was confirmed two years later when Boris Yeltsin courageously stood down the Red Army tanks in front of Moscow’s White House, a dark era in human history came to an end. The world had descended into a 77-Year War, incepting … Continue reading “The Christmas Truce of 1914 – Why There Is Still No Peace On Earth”

Tucker’s Crucial Fight Against Republican Russia Hawks

When it comes to foreign policy, the relentless stupidity of the bipartisan duopoly knows no bounds. That proposition was reinforced in spades yesterday when Sleepy Joe gave the GOP a screaming invitation to denounce Washington’s wasteful meddling in the affairs of a remote nation which have nothing whatsoever to do with the peace and security … Continue reading “Tucker’s Crucial Fight Against Republican Russia Hawks”

Sleepy Joe Cradles the Dead Hand of the Soviet Presidium

What’s wrong with these people?We are referring to the dipshit NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, who recently informed the Kremlin that what happens on Russia’s border is none of Russia’s damn business:“It’s only Ukraine and 30 NATO allies that decide when Ukraine is ready to join NATO. … Russia has no veto, Russia has no … Continue reading “Sleepy Joe Cradles the Dead Hand of the Soviet Presidium”

Hurrah! Washington’s Pointless Sojourn in the Graveyard of Empires Is Finally Over

This weekend’s momentous events cry-out for a reformulation of Earnest Hemingway’s famous five word quip in “The Sun Also Rises”. Per his description of the route to bankruptcy: How did the dismal Afghan outpost of Washington’s Potemkin Empire collapse? “Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.” Less than three months ago, Afghanistan’s puppet President, Ashraf Ghani, inadvertently … Continue reading “Hurrah! Washington’s Pointless Sojourn in the Graveyard of Empires Is Finally Over”

Good Riddance, Liz Cheney

There have been few politicians in modern times who have done more to undermine personal liberty, capitalist prosperity, small government and especially world peace than the Cheney Clan. So upon Liz Cheney’s ouster from the #3 job in the US House GOP hierarchy, we say: Good riddance! And, no, we don’t begrudge her vote to … Continue reading “Good Riddance, Liz Cheney”