I wanted to draw out the thrust of my last post ‘The Sham of Democracy’, in which elections were criticised as being “largely meaningless.” While this remains accurate, a more complete picture requires some nuance to be added. Elections are largely meaningless, but this is different from them being completely meaningless. Because it is the… Continue reading Caveating Criticism of Democracy
By Patrick J. Buchanan, January 18, 2018: The war for dominance in the Middle East, following the crushing of ISIS, appears about to commence in Syria — with NATO allies America and Turkey on opposing sides. Turkey is moving armor and troops south to Syria’s border enclave of Afrin, occupied by Kurds, to drive them… Continue reading A US-Turkish Clash in Syria?
The propaganda of war is something to behold. Back in April, the world branded Bashar Al- Assad a human rights abuser of the worst sort in purportedly using chemical weapons. And under this near- universally held pretext, interventionists cheered on Trump’s impulsive missile strikes into Syria. While it is thankful a greater world war was… Continue reading US Now Admits Syrian “Rebels” Have Used Chemical Weapons
After the West recklessly give birth to Islamic State and then dealt with the consequences both abroad and in our ancestral homelands, anti- Islamists as well as principled conservatives longed for a US President who would end this unmitigated disaster. In response America elected a bombastic, unconventional politician in the form of Donald Trump, whose… Continue reading Trump Ends Program to Train Syrian Rebels
Pat Buchanan is right on the money here and President- elect Trump could do worse than listen to this good advice. “Lessons of Aleppo- for Trump”, Pat Buchanan, December 15, 2016: In this world, it is often dangerous to be an enemy of the United States, said Henry Kissinger in 1968, but to be a friend… Continue reading Lessons of Aleppo — for Trump
Patrick Cockburn writes for The Independent: The Iraqi army, backed by US-led airstrikes, is trying to capture east Mosul at the same time as the Syrian army and its Shia paramilitary allies are fighting their way into east Aleppo. An estimated 300 civilians have been killed in Aleppo by government artillery and bombing in the… Continue reading Why Everything You’ve Read About Syria and Iraq Could Be Wrong