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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[...]

June 7th, 2022 - 12:32 am § in Foreign Affairs, Russia

Understanding Putin’s Russia (video)

This 39-minute video is very up-to-date (as of June 2022) and explains what drives Putin’s thought process and wars. It’s the work of a Dallas YouTuber named Joseph Pisenti (profile here), who’s also a book author (here). If he has a c.v. (degrees, etc.), beyond describing himself [...]

May 26th, 2022 - 3:10 am § in China, Foreign Affairs

War game: China vs. Taiwan (video)

Knowledgeable teams, including two members of Congress, use wargaming methods to deduce what might happen if China attacked Taiwan. They conclude that China would preemptively strike U.S. bases in Japan and Guam, eventually attack Hawaii and possibly San Diego, and the conflict would quickly escalat[...]

May 18th, 2022 - 1:17 pm § in Biden, Business, Donald Trump, Economics, Foreign Affairs, Politics, Russia

$10 gas coming to Washington state? Not so fast.

The Daily Mail, a U.K.-based tabloid with a rightwing slant that I sometimes use as a story source (because they publish suspects’ names and publish photos of the bodies when other media won’t) posted the following headline on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 (here): Gas stations in Washington re[...]

May 17th, 2022 - 8:35 pm § in Foreign Affairs, Health, Misc.

Covid-19 sweeps across North Korea

We’re about to find out what happens when the Omicron variant gets loose in a country where nobody is vaccinated, there’s no testing, no treatment drugs, and very few critical care hospital beds. Read story here. But North Korea’s famines kill millions, so what’s a few hundre[...]

May 13th, 2022 - 2:44 am § in Foreign Affairs, Health

North Korea: No vax, no masks, no safe haven

As Covid-19 spread around the world, North Korea tried to seal itself off, but it didn’t work. You couldn’t expect it to, in a country where no one is vaccinated, nobody wears masks, and attending huge military parades is mandatory. Its April 25, 2022, “Founder’s Day” m[...]

April 25th, 2022 - 8:40 pm § in America, Biden, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Russia

What’s the U.S. strategy in Ukraine?

I’d say we don’t have one, for the simple reason we aren’t at war. It’s not a U.S. or NATO “proxy war,” either. We’re not at war with Russia, period. So supplying Ukraine with weapons isn’t what I’d call a military strategy. It’s military a[...]