Twenty Years On, We’ve Learned Nothing From 9/11

Nothing upset the Washington Beltway elites more than when in a 2007 presidential debate I pointed out the truth about the 9/11 attacks: they attacked us because we’ve been in the Middle East, sanctioning and bombing the civilian population, for decades. The 9/11 attackers were not motivated to commit suicide terrorism on the Twin Towers … Continue reading “Twenty Years On, We’ve Learned Nothing From 9/11”

Afghanistan: A Tragically Stupid War Comes to a Tragic End

Sunday’s news reports that the Biden Administration mistakenly killed nine members of one Afghan family, including six children, in “retaliation” for last week’s suicide attack which killed 13 US servicemembers, is a sad and sick epitaph on the 20 year Afghanistan war. Promising to “get tough” on ISIS, which suddenly re-emerged to take responsibility for … Continue reading “Afghanistan: A Tragically Stupid War Comes to a Tragic End”

Kabul Has Fallen – But Don’t Blame Biden

This weekend the US experienced another "Saigon moment," this time in Afghanistan. After a 20 year war that drained trillions from Americans’ pockets, the capital of Afghanistan fell without a fight. The corrupt Potemkin regime that the US had been propping up for two decades and the Afghan military that we had spent billions training … Continue reading “Kabul Has Fallen – But Don’t Blame Biden”

Conscription: Equality in Slavery

The Senate Armed Services Committee approved last month a National Defense Authorization Act that includes a requirement that women register with Selective Service on their 18th birthday. If the bill becomes law with this provision included and a military draft is reinstated, women will be forced to join the military, and America will have equality … Continue reading “Conscription: Equality in Slavery”

It’s Saigon in Afghanistan

The end of the 20-year US war on Afghanistan was predictable: no one has conquered Afghanistan, and Washington was as foolish as Moscow in the 1970s for trying. Now, US troops are rushing out of the country as fast as they can, having just evacuated the symbol of the US occupation of Afghanistan, Bagram Air … Continue reading “It’s Saigon in Afghanistan”

HMS Defender Versus the Russian Military: The Danger of Believing Your Own Propaganda

Less than two weeks after NATO members reaffirmed allegiance to Article 5 – that an attack on one member was an attack on all members – the UK nearly put that pledge to the test. In a shockingly provocative move, the UK’s HMS Defender purposely sailed into Crimean territorial waters on its way to Georgia. … Continue reading “HMS Defender Versus the Russian Military: The Danger of Believing Your Own Propaganda”

The Coming Biden/Putin Train-Wreck Summit

I have my doubts whether the Putin-Biden summit in Geneva will take place later this month, but even if somehow it is pulled off, recent Biden Administration blunders mean the chance anything of substance will be achieved is virtually nil. The Biden Administration was supposed to signal a return of the “adults” to the room. … Continue reading “The Coming Biden/Putin Train-Wreck Summit”

Will Special Interests Allow America’s ‘Longest War’ To Finally End?

Even if “won,” endless wars like our 20 year assault on Afghanistan would not benefit our actual national interest in the slightest. So why do these wars continue endlessly? Because they are so profitable to powerful and well-connected special interests. In fact, the worst news possible for the Beltway military contractor/think tank complex would be … Continue reading “Will Special Interests Allow America’s ‘Longest War’ To Finally End?”

Why Can’t We ‘Just March Out’ of Afghanistan?

Last week President Biden announced a “full” US withdrawal from Afghanistan – the longest war in US history – by the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the United States. While this announcement is to be welcomed, the delayed US withdrawal may result in Americans and Afghans dying needlessly for good PR optics back … Continue reading “Why Can’t We ‘Just March Out’ of Afghanistan?”

Why Is the Biden Administration Pushing Ukraine To Attack Russia?

On March 24th, Ukraine’s President Vladimir Zelensky signed what was essentially a declaration of war on Russia. In the document, titled Presidential Decree No. 117/2021, the US-backed Ukrainian leader declared that it is the official policy of Ukraine to take back Crimea from Russia. The declaration that Ukraine would take back Crimea from Russia also … Continue reading “Why Is the Biden Administration Pushing Ukraine To Attack Russia?”