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U.S. thinking on arming the Kurds: Complex, intricate, nuanced, or just plain stupid?

We are halfway through May, 2017, and it seems to be a month that again highlights the dearth of commonsense in the minds of most of those who are responsible for conducting the republic’s foreign and domestic affairs. On this … Continue reading

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It is time, General Mattis, to leave NATO and Europe to the coroner

This morning’s news notes that Defense Secretary James Mattis was in Denmark and is on his way to other European capitals to talk about how to defeat “Islamic terrorism” with our NATO allies. Now, Mattis is – I hope – … Continue reading

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How to deal with the “Resistance”? – Not necessarily civil war, but civil war if necessary

‘If anyone likes to play rough, we can play rough too.” W.S. Churchill, Speech to Canada’s Parliament, 31 December 1941 Six months after Mr. Trump’s election, the Republican and Democratic establishments, most of the media, the academy, the bipartisan elite, … Continue reading

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As always, U.S. interventionism yields a dunghill of daft and expensive fecklessness

Historically, U.S. political and military interventionism reliably produces three negative results: (a) motion without movement that fools Americans into thinking they are more secure; (b) dead and maimed Americans; and (c) a larger national debt. Let us, for a moment, … Continue reading

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Jack Keane – the biggest, most arrogant jackass of a retired general money can buy

It was almost as if a retired U.S. general wanted to sharpen and buttress the point made in this space on 11 April 2017, the one that argued that President Trump ought to purge scores of serving U.S. generals if … Continue reading

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