NATO Scribes vs. Russian Artillery and Rockets

Incongruity was the hallmark of the extraordinary NATO summit just concluded in Madrid. NATO offered bluster and promised muster: more troops against its "most significant and direct threat ," Russia. Meanwhile, Russian "cauldron"maneuvers in Donbas methodically destroyed or enveloped major units of Kyiv’s army, further strengthening Russia’s position there. Those of realistic and compassionate bent … Continue reading “NATO Scribes vs. Russian Artillery and Rockets”

Forever Prisoners

"I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical." ~ Thomas Jefferson, January 30, 1787 When Thomas Jefferson wrote to his friend, neighbor and colleague, James Madison, his view that the basis of government must be to preserve liberty rather than order, the … Continue reading “Forever Prisoners”

It’s Time To Talk to North Korea Again

North Korea may be preparing to conduct a new nuclear test in the near future, and if that happens there will be an outpouring of predictable hawkish demands that the United States take some punitive action in response. The Biden administration should ignore what the hawks want, but it should also revise its policy towards … Continue reading “It’s Time To Talk to North Korea Again”

Latin America Rises: Whither the Monroe Doctrine?

Latin America is Washington’s neighborhood. With vast oceans east and west and pacific neighbors north and south, the US has been almost uniquely protected from foreign military threats. That has left America free to roam the globe, visiting death and destruction upon other states for all manner of offenses, real or imagined. However, the neighborhood … Continue reading “Latin America Rises: Whither the Monroe Doctrine?”

Troops on the Ground Prove Canada Is at War With Russia

Canada is at war with Russia. But the government doesn’t want to talk about it. On Saturday the New York Times reported that Canadian special forces are part of a NATO network providing weapons and training to Ukrainian forces. The elite troops are also in the country gathering intelligence on Russian operations. The Department of … Continue reading “Troops on the Ground Prove Canada Is at War With Russia”

Washington’s Sanctions War Kneecaps the West, Not Russia

Washington’s cowardly proxy war against Russia reached a new level of absurdity over the weekend. To wit, the G-7 knuckleheads declared an embargo on imports of Russia-sourced gold and forced Russia into technical default on its foreign debts by forbidding US companies from collecting the payments which Russian debtors had deposited in their accounts at … Continue reading “Washington’s Sanctions War Kneecaps the West, Not Russia”

NATO and a War Foretold

As NATO holds its Summit in Madrid on June 28-30, the war in Ukraine is taking center stage. During a pre-Summit June 22 talk with Politico, NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg bragged about how well-prepared NATO was for this fight because, he said: "This was an invasion that was predicted, foreseen by our intelligence services." … Continue reading “NATO and a War Foretold”

Antiwar.com Is Knocking: If You Don’t Answer, the War Party Will Come Next

Who speaks for peace in America? Not many people in Washington. Which makes the role of Antiwar.com so important. I am approaching the end of my 42nd year in Washington. The political and international environments have never been worse. It’s the woke Left versus the MAGA Right, with the War Party in control of both … Continue reading “Antiwar.com Is Knocking: If You Don’t Answer, the War Party Will Come Next”

The Importance of Colombia’s Election

Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has assumed the mantle of leader of Latin America’s struggle against US hegemony and the US’s colonial treatment of the region. He has called for “the replacement of the Organization of American States (OAS) by a new body that integrates all the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.” … Continue reading “The Importance of Colombia’s Election”