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(Norm’s comment: please note that everything that follows to the end of this post is “Malooga’s” work.  And what a fine piece it is!)

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Unintended Consequences

Presidential historian Robert Dalleck has observed; “As the war came to an end in September 1945, Truman came under intense pressure to “bring the boys home.” Where he saw a need to “adjust the rate of the demobilization of our forces so we would be able to meet our new obligations in the world,” the public, led by many of the twelve million men in the armed forces and their families, insisted on the fastest possible release from service. 5,130 more words

Mark Collins - UK, US: Bonkersorama?

Not your father’s leading countries of the “free world”, eh? 1) United Kingdom: 2) United States: Where it will all end knows only Beelzebub. Very relevant: The Donald and Indiana… 6 more words

International Relations

Some recent quotes I’ve come across about the reality of Western foreign policy

Some recent quotes I’ve come across about the reality of Western foreign policy
by Ian Sinclair
6 June 2016

“The study of international relations is analogous to studying the rules of the game among Mafia families.” … 364 more words

UK Foreign Policy

Mark Collins - What Would George Kennan Make of The Donald?

Further to the posts here and here, one strongly suspects that the now-revered yet very reactionary diplomat and then professor would only be further convinced that the rise of Mr Trump is a demons… 11 more words

International Relations

Trump and the 'Second American Revolution'

GOP warms to Trump,” reads the headline at The Hill. “Republican elites yield” declares Drudge Report, citing The Washington Post’s headline, “GOP elites are now resigned to Trump as their nominee.” This is the story throughout, and if momentum brings tycoon Donald Trump to victory in Indiana on Tuesday where he has a… 793 more words

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