Continually escalating encounters with the United States military while the war in Ukraine rages on is not the strategy of a country on the verge of accepting defeat, but even a cursory understanding of history should not make that surprising. A successful foreign policy requires a recognition of reality sorely lacking on all sides of… Continue reading Russia isn’t intimidated by either President Biden or the broader free world
In Ukraine and elsewhere, our enemies perceive only failure and the lessons of Teddy Roosevelt’s big stick diplomacy
President Biden and the mainstream media can trumpet the supposed success of our intense diplomacy all they like, but Russia remains in Ukraine and has no plans to end the war anytime soon. Teddy Roosevelt forged a different, far more successful path in his first showdown with a foreign power, preferring secret talks to public… Continue reading In Ukraine and elsewhere, our enemies perceive only failure and the lessons of Teddy Roosevelt’s big stick diplomacy
What the hell is going on over America’s skies?
In barely a week, America’s skies have been transformed into a real-life version of the classic Asteroids video game and there is plenty of reason to believe the Biden Administration might not be completely honest as a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter claims we destroyed the Nord Stream pipelines last year. The US military has shot… Continue reading What the hell is going on over America’s skies?
Tanks and missiles and possibly planes, oh my!
President Biden approves the shipment of M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine over the objections of his top military advisers and fighter jets are apparently back under consideration. The media meanwhile has decided that there is no risk of Russian retaliation because these escalations do not meet the experts technical definition of war. After all, who… Continue reading Tanks and missiles and possibly planes, oh my!
Ukraine: We’re spending much more than the entire Russian military budget with no oversight, accountability, or end in sight
As President Biden requests another $37 billion, no one seems remotely interested in ensuring these funds are spent wisely, but the dirty little secret of our forever war strategy has always been that the war itself is just a pretext to turn on the government spigot with no accountability or oversight. Earlier this week, the… Continue reading Ukraine: We’re spending much more than the entire Russian military budget with no oversight, accountability, or end in sight
Russia: Sanctions aren’t doing jack shit
Rather than crippling the Russian economy as all the real card carrying experts promised, the ruble is stronger than it’s been in seven years and Russian oil exports are generating more revenue than ever. The outcome is the opposite of what was intended as the war in Ukraine rages on with no end in sight. … Continue reading Russia: Sanctions aren’t doing jack shit
Biden and the free word on the brink
The President’s trip to Europe was marred by unforced errors, a lack of any coherent strategy, no new and creative plans, and a general sense that trying hard is good enough. Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg Biden certainly is not. Instead, it seems he’s angling for the first Presidential Participation Trophy. Last week, President Biden traveled… Continue reading Biden and the free word on the brink
To fly or not to fly, that is the ridiculously dangerous question the world is asking when it comes to Russia
We are hesitant to target Russia’s oil industry or to eject all Russian banks from international transactions for fear of negative global impacts, and yet we’re implementing policies and considering others that could result in downing Russian planes and starting a war directly with Russia, which would be the worst global impact imaginable. On Tuesday,… Continue reading To fly or not to fly, that is the ridiculously dangerous question the world is asking when it comes to Russia
Ukraine reveals the sad impotency of the international establishment
The establishment is obsessed with meaningless words and “constructive dialogue,” but all Vladimir Putin cares about is power. We’ve wasted decades talking about containing Russian aggression while increasing Russian power by granting them access to European energy markets. Words will not change this dynamic, only the application of power in the form of US energy… Continue reading Ukraine reveals the sad impotency of the international establishment
2022: Five things to watch for next year
Vaccine mandates and the fight for freedom, Critical Race Theory, transgender sports, the continuing crime wave, Russia, China, and inflation all made headlines this year, but are likely to continue as hot topics with long reaching consequences into 2022 and beyond. No one knows the future, but each of these topics might change the world.… Continue reading 2022: Five things to watch for next year