Archive for the ‘Foreign Affairs’ Category

October 25th, 2022 - 5:25 pm § in Biden, Foreign Affairs, Politics, Republicans, Russia

Progressives stumble on Ukraine

The House progressive caucus, led by Rep. Primala Jayapal (D-WA), released a well-meaning but awkward letter urging Biden to pursue a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine war on Monday, October 24, 2022. Within 24 hours, they retracted and disavowed it (see story here). As described by The Hill here, [...]

October 17th, 2022 - 8:25 pm § in Foreign Affairs

Iran’s George Floyd moment

Mahsa Amini, 22, was murdered by the Iran regime’s “morality police” after arresting her for letting hair show under a head scarf. Yes, she was killed by the cops for a dress code violation. The hijab law has been around since religious fanatics seized power in 1979, but is unpopul[...]

October 9th, 2022 - 7:05 pm § in Biden, Democrats, Foreign Affairs

Should the U.S. divorce Saudi oil?

Democrats are mad as hell, and don’t want to take it anymore. The problem is Saudi Arabia is under new management. King Salman is still alive, but he’s 87, and is comfortably retired. His son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 37, runs the country. And probably will for a long, long time[...]

October 3rd, 2022 - 12:30 pm § in China, Foreign Affairs, Russia

Where China stands on Ukraine’s NATO bid

On Sunday, in the state-owned Global Times, Beijing warned the U.S. that allowing Ukraine to join NATO — which the Biden administration doesn’t support — would inevitably escalate the conflict and increase the danger of nuclear war. The Global Times editorial, which is seen as spea[...]

August 21st, 2022 - 11:33 pm § in Foreign Affairs

Supporters threaten violence if former leader is arrested

Tensions are high in the country, with the former leader’s supporters gathering outside his house vowing to “take over” if he is arrested.┬áSince being ousted from power, he’s been a vocal critic of the government, touring the country delivering fiery speeches calling for a n[...]

July 26th, 2022 - 11:56 am § in America, Biden, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Russia

Yale study says Russia sanctions are working as intended

“No path out of economic oblivion for Russia as sanctions crush Putin’s regime,” the Raw Story headline reads (story here). That conclusion is the result of a study by a Yale professor in business management (c.v. here) who advises CEOs and U.S. presidents. He’s not a neutral[...]

June 30th, 2022 - 4:42 pm § in America, Foreign Affairs, Politics, Russia

Greene wants U.S. out of NATO, but that’s a bad idea

Does she have any good ones? Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-GA) tweeted yesterday the U.S. leave NATO and should stop supporting Ukraine (see tweet below). Raw Story played this story by saying, “Greene says it’s time to let Putin win” (see story here). That’s not exactly accu[...]

June 25th, 2022 - 4:20 pm § in Foreign Affairs, Politics

Cuba reminds us what it’s like to lose freedom

“A Cuban court has sentenced two artists critical of the communist state to … prison,” Raw Story reported on Saturday, June 25, 2022 (read story here). “Rapper Maykel Castillo, 39,… was sentenced to nine years, while 34-year-old performance artist Luis Manuel Otero Alca[...]

June 24th, 2022 - 2:32 am § in America, Biden, Donald Trump, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Russia

Putin likely will survive; what should America do?

The Russian people are being forced to live in a dreamland, whether they want to or not, in which Putin’s aggression against Ukraine is a “sacred” duty of “defending the Motherland” and those supporting Ukraine are “international terrorist gangs.” Moreover, [...]

June 19th, 2022 - 7:45 pm § in China, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Russia

Head of British military sees war clouds over Europe

“The new head of the British Army warned soldiers that they must prepare ‘to fight in Europe once again,'” AOL News reported on Sunday, June 19, 2022 (read story here). Gen. Patrick Sanders, on his first day in office, seemed to foresee a wider war when he spoke of a need “to[...]