The Arctic Is America’s Next Theater for the Dual Containment of Russia and China
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The Arctic Is America’s Next Theater for the Dual Containment of Russia and China

The US Navy’s recently unveiled “Advantage at Sea” doctrine identifies the Arctic Ocean as the next theater for America’s attempted dual containment of Russia and China, to which end the document proposes that Washington resort to desperate means such as deliberately deploying its naval forces in harm’s way for supposed “de-escalation” purposes that actually run…

Stupid, Stupider, Stupidest
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Stupid, Stupider, Stupidest

The British newspaper the Sunday Times, relying on the usual unnamed Western intelligence sources (German this time they say, but as they’re unnamed, who knows?), has just re-animated the Navalny poisoning story by informing us: “Revealed: Kremlin made a second attempt to poison Alexei Navalny in botched assassination: Russian spies tried to kill Putin’s fiercest…

It’s been One Hell of a Year in the US and Its “Not Over with Yet!”
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It’s been One Hell of a Year in the US and Its “Not Over with Yet!”

What is really going on in the US? Lots of people are having a difficult time, and see more of the same, if not worse, for the future. Most Americans are just thinking about one more stimulus check, just before Christmas, with so many unemployed, locked down with COVID restrictions, etc. And they should not…

Can Democracy Hold Us Together?
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Can Democracy Hold Us Together?

If America were a company and not a country, we would have long ago dissolved the corporation, split the blanket, and gone our separate ways. What still holds this disputatious and divided people together? Consider. In announcing the $900 billion stimulus bill to deal with the pandemic, Speaker Nancy Pelosi did not mention that the…

Snow Job! SolarWinds ‘Russian Hack’ Story Proves the Media Writes US Foreign Policy, Not the White House
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Snow Job! SolarWinds ‘Russian Hack’ Story Proves the Media Writes US Foreign Policy, Not the White House

As incoming nominees of a future Biden administration have stopped short in naming a culprit in the SolarWinds hack, the media – playing judge, jury and executioner – has levelled blame on the usual suspect. Did anyone actually believe that Russia would escape a major US election season without a ceremonial tarring and feathering by…