Posts Tagged ‘Foreign policy’

February 29th, 2016 - 1:42 am § in Misc.

Russian Planes Over Syria

(Der Spiegel, abstracted) Remember the Cuban missile crisis?  Syria is the Cuba of 2016 and the risk of an international confrontation there is growing by the day. … Moscow and NATO member state Turkey are squaring off in the Syrian conflict, and the potential consequences for the trans-At[...]

March 11th, 2015 - 1:33 pm § in America, Politics

Speak loudly and carry a small stick: The Logan Act and American foreign policy

By rights, the Logan Act should never have never made it onto the Internet chat circuit. Approved in 1799 by a sharply polarized Congress, the Act was seen, even at the time, as nothing more than a gesture to put an upstart state legislator (Dr. George Logan) in his place for schmoozing the French. [...]

May 3rd, 2014 - 12:35 pm § in Hypocrisy

CUBA: American Hypocrisy

Statement from Cuban Ministry of Foreign Relations • MINREX forcefully rejects the manipulation of an issue as sensitive as international terrorism, in order to advance a policy against Cuba, and demands that our country be definitively deleted from this spurious, unilateral, arbitrary list, which[...]

December 2nd, 2012 - 1:28 pm § in America, China, Hypocrisy

China: End of the Monroe Doctrine

In ten years we will celebrate the bicentennial of the Monroe Doctrine. When Monroe signed the Doctrine on this day in 1823, the imperial world was a lot like today’s imperium.  The major European powers were dividing up the world using trading companies backed up by their military.  Monroe [...]

May 14th, 2012 - 1:08 pm § in America

BREAKING NEWS: House of Representayives Trying to Force War with Iran!

A CALL FOR HELP FROM PEACE NOW! The House is scheduled to vote tomorrow on H. Res. 568, an Iran-focused resolution that seeks to lower the bar for war, to tie the President’s hands in negotiations, and to effectively take all options, except the military option, off the table. It appears to be no [...]

March 22nd, 2012 - 8:18 am § in Misc.

North Korea: The Mystery

South Korea’s president Lee Myung-bak told The Daily Telegraph that he was convinced a debate was under way within Kim Jong-un’s regime over changing the pariah regime. Mr Lee said Kim’s outlook was a puzzle even though he was partly educated in Switzerland, granting him a more int[...]

March 20th, 2012 - 6:19 am § in Jews

Iranians and Israelis Love Each Other on Facebook

(from Zion Square) “We love you too.” –An Iranian responding to an Israeli couple’s “Iranians We love you, We don’t want to bomb you” Facebook campaign.** Israel: Palestinian economy not stable enough for independent state – Government report obtained [...]

December 10th, 2011 - 11:03 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Jews

Palestinians Outraged Because Gingrich Tells Truth?

JERUSALEM, Huff Post  — A slew of Palestinian officials reacted with dismay Saturday to Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich’s statement that the Palestinians are an “invented” people. The Jewish Channel, a U.S. cable TV network, released excerpts of the interview on Fr[...]

November 18th, 2011 - 11:41 am § in America


(The Ave News Agency, January 9, 2011)  President Obama has announced that Iran no longer has a nuclear capability unless Iran wishes to commit suicide.   (From (Agence Presse Francaise)The Pentagon on Thursday held a successful test flight of a flying bomb that travels faster than the speed of s[...]

November 13th, 2011 - 12:08 pm § in America, China, Politics, Saudi Arabia

BREAKING NEWS: The UAE …. something is happening.

The Emirates airline placed a blockbuster order for 50 $18 billion in Boeing 777s  at the Dubai Air Show last Sunday, despite growing fears of stalling global growth. This deal adds to the evolution of the UAE as the outpost of American influence in the middle east.   A role oddly parallel to the[...]