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Posted: Jun 20, 2024 - 2:10pm

Don't be fooled, push for normalization is about US dominance
If it wasn't, Washington would be promoting a 2-state solution, not side deals to make Saudi Arabia and Israel happy

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Posted: Jun 18, 2024 - 5:04pm


The FP: Niall Ferguson: We’re All Soviets Now
A government with a permanent deficit and a bloated military. A bogus ideology pushed by elites.
Poor health among ordinary people. Senescent leaders. Sound familiar?
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Illuminating. Affirming. Thought provoking.

Everyone will find a mix of each in this terrific opinion piece.  Well worth the read, IMO.

An excerpt:
Asked if they would favor “rationing of gas, meat, and electricity” to fight climate change, 89 percent of Ivy Leaguers said yes, as against 28 percent of regular people. Asked if they would personally pay $500 more in taxes and higher costs to fight climate change, 75 percent of the Ivy Leaguers said yes, versus 25 percent of everyone else. “Teachers should decide what students are taught, as opposed to parents” was a statement with which 71 percent of the Ivy Leaguers agreed, nearly double the share of average citizens. “Does the U.S. provide too much individual freedom?” More than half of Ivy Leaguers said yes; just 15 percent of ordinary mortals did. The elite were roughly twice as fond as everyone else of members of Congress, journalists, union leaders, and lawyers. Perhaps unsurprisingly, 88 percent of the Ivy Leaguers said their personal finances were improving, as opposed to one in five of the general population.
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The question that haunts me is: What if China has learned the lessons of Cold War I better than we have? I fear that Xi Jinping has not only understood that, at all costs, he must avoid the fate of his Soviet counterparts. He has also, more profoundly, understood that we can be maneuvered into being the Soviets ourselves. And what better way to achieve that than to “quarantine” an island not too far from his coastline and then defy us to send a naval expedition to run the blockade, with the obvious risk of starting World War III? The worst thing about the approaching Taiwan Semiconductor Crisis is that, compared with the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, the roles will be reversed. Biden or Trump gets to be Khrushchev; XJP gets to be JFK. (Just watch him prepping the narrative, telling European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen that Washington is trying to goad Beijing into attacking Taiwan.)

Thots?


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Posted: Jun 18, 2024 - 2:51pm


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Posted: Jun 17, 2024 - 9:44pm

Israel and the Leahy Law
For seven and a half years, I served as director of the State Department office that leads Leahy vetting of foreign security units. I have seen how even and fair application of the Leahy law is key to U.S. foreign policy and credibility abroad. But when it comes to Israel — the story so far is about a lack of application.

U.S. State Department spokespersons assert that the department complies with the Leahy law via “ongoing processes,” and that treatment of Israel under the Leahy law is the same as for any other country.

Both assertions are incorrect.

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Posted: Jun 15, 2024 - 12:37am

Pentagon ran secret anti-vax campaign to undermine China during pandemic
The U.S. military launched a clandestine program amid the COVID crisis to discredit China’s Sinovac inoculation – payback for Beijing’s efforts to blame Washington for the pandemic. One target: the Filipino public. Health experts say the gambit was indefensible and put innocent lives at risk.
To implement the anti-vax campaign, the Defense Department overrode strong objections from top U.S. diplomats in Southeast Asia at the time, Reuters found. Sources involved in its planning and execution say the Pentagon, which ran the program through the military’s psychological operations center in Tampa, Florida, disregarded the collateral impact that such propaganda may have on innocent Filipinos.

“We weren’t looking at this from a public health perspective,” said a senior military officer involved in the program. “We were looking at how we could drag China through the mud.”
Every accusation is an admission...
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Posted: Jun 13, 2024 - 3:08pm

That stinks: Global opinion of US goes down the toilet
Washington’s Gaza policy is the likely culprit
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Posted: Jun 11, 2024 - 7:10pm


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Posted: Jun 10, 2024 - 3:14pm

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Yep, Putin reignited the cold war

Or, it never really ended.

George Kennan:
We have about 50 percent of the world’s wealth, but only 6.3 percent of its population. In this situation, we cannot fail to be the object of envy and resentment. Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships, which will permit us to maintain this position of disparity. To do so, we will have to dispense with all sentimentality and day-dreaming; and our attention will have to be concentrated everywhere on our immediate national objectives. We should cease to talk about vague and unreal objectives such as human rights, the raising of the living standards, and democratization. The day is not far off when we are going to have to deal in straight power concepts. The less we are then hampered by idealistic slogans, the better.

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Posted: Jun 10, 2024 - 2:06pm

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Yep, Putin reignited the cold war
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Posted: Jun 10, 2024 - 1:48pm


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Posted: May 30, 2024 - 11:04am

Great defense

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Posted: May 29, 2024 - 11:11pm

"Chemical Kirby"

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Posted: May 28, 2024 - 2:52pm

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Well, duh ...  A fools errand, approved by a fool, wasting US taxpayer money, as usual.

Next up, Biden will send EV's to Gaza because gasoline is in short supply.
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Posted: May 28, 2024 - 12:51pm

US pier constructed off Gaza has broken apart
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Posted: May 27, 2024 - 7:54am

“It may be dangerous to be America’s enemy, but to be America’s friend is fatal.” - Henry Kissinger

Take a look at Ukraine, Israel, and Germany.
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Posted: May 26, 2024 - 12:58pm


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Posted: May 25, 2024 - 5:07pm

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Pshaw. US has openly rejected the idea that international law applies to them for decades.

There has always been a subsection, but rarely as nakedly as now.

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Posted: May 25, 2024 - 3:56pm

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Masks come off



Pshaw. US has openly rejected the idea that international law applies to them for decades.

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Posted: May 25, 2024 - 12:53pm

Masks come off

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