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Our Military Needs to Defend the Country, Not Undermine American Security

I am one of those people that thinks starting wars around the globe is NOT defending the country…..as a matter of fact it is making things worse….at least to our security. 195 more words

Politics

Meet the Syrian Al-Qaeda Linked Rebel Who Freely Visited America Last Year, by Michael Krieger

In a world full of idiocies, nothing may be more idiotic than the US’s most unexellent adventure in Syria. From Michael Krieger at libertyblitzkrieg.com:

With all the U.S.-trained fighters dead, captured or missing and their leader in the hands of Al Qaeda, top U.S.

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Foreign Policy

Is Scarborough Shoal Worth a War? by Patrick J. Buchanan

Does the US really want to go to war with China over some rocks in the South China Sea at the behest of a communist regime in Vietnam and a nut job in the Philippines? 540 more words

Foreign Policy

The Case for Brexit, by Sean Corrigan

Fear may strike out, to borrow an American movie title from an American sport and apply it to a British phenomenon. The powers that be are doing their best to scare Brits into remaining in the EU, but a Brexit would lead to some interesting opportunities. 544 more words

Geopolitics

The Kashmir Dispute: Taking Lessons from Aaland Islands

By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai

There are some disputes in modern history that one might take lessons from in understanding the wisest course to take in resolving the Kashmir dispute. 1,844 more words

International Affairs

Down The Rabbit Hole

I recall the reports after the 2003 invasion and the occupation of Iraq that the US sent in palettes of cash to be used in the after war programs that the US was planning……and somewhere down the line palettes starting disappearing with millions of dollars and to this day few seem to know where this money went….probably into the bank accounts of the many private contractors that were crawling all over Iraq like maggots on a corpse….. 240 more words

International Situations

India to Spend $500M to Develop a Strategic Port in Iran

India will invest about $500 million in the development of the strategic southern Iranian port of Chabahar.

Bypassing neighbor Pakistan, with which India’s historically had thorny relations and the development of a sea-land access route to central Asia is the objective of the strategic investment. 475 more words

Strategy