Category Archives: Foreign Policy

Syria, Seriously … (Cast of Millions, Fleeing, Starving or Dead)

Reprise: Syria’s Assad dictatorship was an Iranian client and a minority Shia Moslem family running a majority Sunni Moslem country as a police state. An ‘Arab Spring’ uprising threw the place into civil war when the Assads refused to leave … Continue reading

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Who Is Bluffing In Syria?

Russian military has moved into Syria. In chess terms, Putin has just said: “Check!” to Obama. (Again.) Our apologies, but there are six sides to he Syrian ‘civil war.’ We’ll label them for you (feel free to argue) thus: The … Continue reading

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China: Ever the Middle Kingdom?

China is replacing the United States! China is in big economic trouble! The media seesaw proceeds; what are we to think? We are clueless as to that, you’d best do your own thinking, though we caution against too much media … Continue reading

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Do Greece Plus Iran Amount To Double Dealing?

Our wise leaders have saved us again, right? Greece is under control and the Obamfolk et al have nailed an end to the Iranian nuclear threat. Isn’t it wonderful? We wonder a few things, sure enough. The Eurofolk and the … Continue reading

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The Chinese Hack of the U.S. Government: A Perspective.

The second (so far) admitted gigantic Internet hack of classified Federal government personnel records compromised some 21 million Social Security numbers, per report. A grandstanding Senator sees a Chinese spy recruitment tool as both this latest and the massive earlier … Continue reading

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They Want To Distract Us With ISIS Again?

Islamic State (ISIS) has taken Ramadi, the primary city in Iraq’a prov9ince of Anbar. Some of the propagandists will promote this as evidence that ISIS is a world threat in need of U.S. military response to stave off an ISIS … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE …(Politically Uncorrected)

Food Stamps: More than 46 million Americans remain on Federal food stamps after 40 months of our ‘recovery.’ Paying for this is a drag upon the economy, right? (We know, we’re not supposed to notice that.) A Man, thinking to … Continue reading

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Argentina, the United States, Iran and Mysterious Suicides …

Tonight’s ‘Tale From The Argentine’ may channel “Evita” for some. It speaks of a president of that country who was succeeded in in its presidential office by his wife, an increasingly popular means for keeping power in the same hands; … Continue reading

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What Are We To Think Of 2014 Cuba?

We know not that of which we speak here; we read no minds. Nor even tea leaves … Still, we have some ideas respecting our Presidents’s cuddling up with Cuba after 50 years of repugnance. You may have some, too. … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Passing Scene … (Politically Uncorrected)

In an earlier America, Saturday night was when a family bathed, the water growing cooler for each younger and smaller user in turn. We will instead, bathe you in driblets of news: The top engineer at (very green) Google finally … Continue reading

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