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Grand Strategy

Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Grand Strategy

Professor John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago has written a concise critique of American foreign policy for the current issue of The National Interest magazine, entitled «Imperial by Design». It deals primarily...

Do We Really Need This?

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

[Taki’s Magazine]



I can vaguely recall a more innocent time when there were no security checks whatever before getting on commercial jet in the United States. You showed...

Germanicus Returns

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Germanicus Returns

Every honest and concerned expert on the Middle East is grasping at straws, trying to figure out what to make of the current impasse in the so-called “peace process”. Among these is Professor Stephen Walt of Harvard, who...

David Broder's War

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

[Taki’s Magazine]



David Broder's recent observations about our Peace Prize President created a stir. His controversial op-ed of Sunday, October 31st in the Washington...

Along for the Ride

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The best place to keep up-to-date about the ongoing Tel Aviv-Washington-EU project to destabilize and wreck Iran is «RaceforIran.com». Of course, most of us don't have the time or inclination to get involved in that subject,...

Germany Makes its Final WWI Reparations Payment

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Germany Makes its Final WWI Reparations Payment

[Taki’s Magazine]



Taki's praise of F. Scott Fitzgerald and the The Great Gatsby is much deserved. If Gatsby is not quite the best American novel, then in any case,...

Emanuel and Axelrod have left the Building

Friday, October 8, 2010

When you peruse the Jewish Telegraphic Agency's website, it is comparable to reading Pravda at the height of the Cold War. Just substitute Israel, international Zionism and the Israel Lobby for the USSR, the international...

Obama's Latest Cave-in to Tel-Aviv

Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Obama's Latest Cave-in to Tel-Aviv

For Obama, the "peace" negotiations between Jews (“the Israelis”) and Palestinians (“the Arabs”) are now solely about the U.S. midterm elections next month. Obama must attempt to curry as much favor as possible, and as...

The Iran Nuclear Debate

Tuesday, October 5, 2010
The Iran Nuclear Debate

Dynamite posting by Mideast experts Flynt and Hillary Leverett on the fake Iran crisis, spotlighting a Russian T.V. talk show.  My view: Uncle Sam is being set up again; it's as clear as the nose on your face; it's a reprise...

Did Germany Pay for Everything?

Monday, October 4, 2010

Below is a recent (September 28th) article from Der Spiegel. It appears that Germany has made the last reparations payment for the war it did not start, known then as the Great War, now as World War I. Despite all the British...

Bill Clinton's Global Redemption Initiative

Friday, October 1, 2010
Bill Clinton's Global Redemption Initiative

Something called the Clinton Global Initiative was brought to my attention by an AP dispatch dated September 21st, entitled "Bill Clinton: Economy, disasters imperil millions". At first, I suspected it was a leg-pull, but...

The Frank Rich Syndrome

Sunday, September 12, 2010
The Frank Rich Syndrome

Thank God for air conditioning. A scorching Labor Day weekend found me homebound, doing research on New York Times columnist, Mr. Frank Rich. Unlike most of my conservative acquaintances, I love the New York Times. Just...

Terms of Surrender

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Clarity and perspective are sorely lacking in the ballyhooed, face-to-face peace talks between Tel Aviv and the Palestinians set to get underway this week. The two sides have headed for the White House once again, this...

Paul Roberts: Unintended Consequences

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts makes some startling observations below which pertain to unintended consequences and the big picture. [My emphasis in red.] He worked for the Secretary of the Treasury, Don Regan, in the Ronald Reagan...

«China is No Problemo»

Friday, August 13, 2010

Occasionally I write a reader's comment under the pen name Germanicus for Professor Stephen Walt's blog on Foreign Policy Magazine online. Walt recently had an entry entitled "Will Washington and Beijing be mature enough...

Liberals Enable Another Disastrous War

Thursday, August 5, 2010
Liberals Enable Another Disastrous War

Mr. Tony Karon makes the important point that “supposedly sober people”, to wit, the liberals of the Washington/New York Establishment are “falsely presenting yet another war of choice as some kind of necessity.” He is...

Economic Apocalypse

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

President Ronald Reagan's Budget Director, David Stockman, makes the point below in the New York Times that the Republicans have been no better than the Democrats when it comes to overseeing America's economy and national...

The McCrystal Footnote

Monday, June 28, 2010

Patrick Buchanan commented in Taki's Magazine last Friday (June 25th) about the cashiering of General Stanley McChrystal. Buchanan focused upon the dissimilarities between Obama's firing of McChrystal and President Harry...

The Helen Thomas Affair

Friday, June 11, 2010

On May 27th, 2010 somebody stuck a video camera into the mug of legendary White House reporter and commentator, Helen Thomas. She was taking a walk on the White House lawn, apparently with a friend. Thomas was asked to...

«What Drives Israel?»

Sunday, June 6, 2010
«What Drives Israel?»

If you read only one item about the current crisis pertaining to the Gaza blockade, read this one. It puts the whole matter into the larger context of Zionism, and is based on the analysis of an insider who grew up in Israel....

Murder with Impunity

Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Murder with Impunity

I'm afraid the answer to the question headlined below is "Yes!" Rachel Corrie is the best single example, an unarmed civilian who got in the way. Her killing was meant to serve as a lesson and a warning.

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Paul Craig Roberts Returns

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Evidently, Tel Aviv's latest outrage--piracy and murder on the high seas--has forced Paul Craig Roberts out of retirement. [See below, my emphasis in red.] I have to agree with the underlying premise. The responsibility...

U-Boats Target Iran

Saturday, May 29, 2010
U-Boats Target Iran

Rupert Murdoch has found it profitable to act as a publicity agent and booster of the Neoconservative world view whose primary focus is the advancement of Zionism and Israel no matter what. He owns the Times of London....

Incident at the Allenby Bridge

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Word reached these shores last week that Professor Noam Chomsky--the celebrated public intellectual, activist, linguist, philosopher and all-round "left-wing" critic of U.S. foreign policy--had been detained for five hours...

Did Jesus Walk to the Subcontinent?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Could the historical Jesus have headed east at some point during the so-called “lost years” between the age of 12 and 30 or after his crucifixion at age 33? Could his body be entombed in Kashmir? The idea is way over the...

Recrossing the Rubicon

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A recent report by Scott McConnell, editor-at-large of The American Conservative, that Emperor BarackO, Proconsul Hillary Clinton, and the Praetorian General, David Petraeus, have "crossed the Rubicon" in dealing with the...

The Fake Crisis

Monday, May 10, 2010

Let's see. We have an oil gusher out of control in the Gulf of Mexico, threatening the coastline all the way down to Miami and even beyond. A New York Stock Exchange whose Dow component can be launched into a thousand-point...

My Morning at the Tailor's

Thursday, May 6, 2010

My tailor is just one shade lighter than Obama. He is from the Dominican Republic, and speaks Spanish most of the time, when he's not speaking to me. He's a very hard-working, legal immigrant who loves baseball, fishing...

Edward Luttwak to the Box

Sunday, April 25, 2010

There are quite a few items I did not include in the 2006 Blog Entry file of this website. One of these concerned the "public intellectual" and strategist, Edward Luttwak. He has recently published a well-received tome...

Grasping at Straws

Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Grasping at Straws

The wholesale, transparent dishonesty of Washington's Iran policy, although not surprising, is still breathtaking to witness. Granted, most people are ignorant of the facts. Who can blame them? This is to be expected. That...

Iran Responds

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Iranian foreign minister has a few important things to say about the current nuclear impasse. See below. The BarackO Administration's stance on Iran and its nuclear energy program is a scandal, pure and simple. It relies...

The Edge of Treason

Thursday, April 1, 2010

In modern times, the concept of treason is considered dated and has fallen into disfavor. In the final analysis, we are all citizens of the world. We naturally tend to think in terms of humanity as a whole, even though...

The Targeting of Iran Continues

Monday, March 29, 2010
The Targeting of Iran Continues

They are still dusting off the hot seat for Iran. (See below.) The scholarly team of Flynt and Hillary Leverett [“The Race for Iran”] wonder if London is assisting Washington to start another preemptive war in a similar...

The Barack and Bibi Show

Sunday, March 28, 2010

The posturing by Barack and Bibi reminds one of two kids in a sandbox, and the writer below puts this contretemps in correct perspective. Just bear in mind that the "right-wing" to which he refers is not the traditional...

The Return of Germania?

Monday, March 22, 2010
The Return of Germania?

After two fratricidal wars, forced upon them by leaders of the British Empire, by the French revanchists, by the Slav ultra-nationalists, by the crazed Russian and international Communists, and last but certainly not least,...

The All-Wet Noodles

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Two items in the NY Times today about the Biden-Bibi blowup have confirmed my suspicions that there is something decidedly phony about the entire affair. What exactly do Biden, Hillary and Obama want, when do they want...

The Charade Continues, in Spades

Monday, March 15, 2010

There are multiple levels of hypocrisy, posturing, and exaggerated pique at work in the Biden-Netanyahu blowup over the badly-timed announcement of new Jewish outposts in occupied Jerusalem. BarackO can't stomach or deal...

Truth and Justice for Rachel Corrie

Thursday, March 11, 2010
Truth and Justice for Rachel Corrie

Craig and Cindy Corrie, law-abiding U.S. citizens from “Middle America”, are still waiting for the U.S. Congress to launch an investigation into the slaughter of their young daughter by the IDF. In Washington, Rachel was...

Perfect Timing

Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Perfect Timing

Where do these people get off? Tel Aviv has just announced to the world that it wants to develop nuclear energy for its economy and plans to build a power plant. Correct me if I am wrong, but so far there have been no outcries...

Warmongers on the Warpath

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Another important article by ex-CIA operative Philip Giraldi on the subject of Iran. This fake crisis is being brought to a slow boil by all the usual suspects working in tandem and collusion. It is a rerun of the Iraq...