By Pat Buchanan, March 27, 2018: The last man standing between the U.S. and war with Iran may be a four-star general affectionately known to his Marines as “Mad Dog.” Gen. James Mattis, the secretary of defense, appears to be the last man in the Situation Room who believes the Iran nuclear deal may be… Continue reading Is Trump Assembling a War Cabinet?
By Pat Buchanan, February 26, 2018: In a surprise overtime victory in the finals of the Olympic men’s hockey tournament, the Russians defeated Germany, 4-3. But the Russians were not permitted to have their national anthem played or flag raised, due to a past doping scandal. So, the team ignored the prohibition and sang out… Continue reading The Eternal Lure of Nationalism
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?
Pat Buchanan, December 20, 2017: In the run-up to Christmas, President Donald Trump has been the beneficiary of some surprisingly good news and glad tidings. Sunday, Vladimir Putin called to thank him and the CIA for providing Russia critical information that helped abort an ISIS plot to massacre visitors to Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg.… Continue reading Who Wants War with Iran — and Why?
Pat Buchanan, October 12, 2017: Three decades ago, as communications director in the White House, I set up an interview for Bill Rusher of National Review. Among his first questions to President Reagan was to ask him to assess the political importance of Barry Goldwater. Said Reagan, “I guess you could call him the John… Continue reading Is Trump the Heir to Reagan?
With the Trump Presidency growing further imperiled each day, it is worth contemplating the consequences of a deep state coup. Notwithstanding beltway talk of ‘Russian interference into our election’, if Trump was removed from office, an entire generation of American voters and perhaps millions of populists around the world, would have their faith in democracy… Continue reading After the Coup, What Then?
Before President Trump considers whether further American involvement in overseas wars is necessary, despite the war- hungry ways of the beltway, he ought to remember the abundance of conflicts the US already finds itself inextricably involved in. Moreover, the tremendous economic and human costs of any military clash with Russia, North Korea or Iran, by… Continue reading Shall We Fight Them All?
By Patrick J. Buchanan, July 14, 2017: “Is Russia an enemy of the United States?” NBC’s Kasie Hunt demanded of Ted Cruz. Replied the runner-up for the GOP nomination, “Russia is a significant adversary. Putin is a KGB thug.” To Hillary Clinton running mate Tim Kaine, the revelation that Donald Trump Jr., entertained an offer… Continue reading Russia Baiters and Putin Haters
By Pat Buchanan, June 12, 2017: President Trump may be chief of state, head of government and commander in chief, but his administration is shot through with disloyalists plotting to bring him down. We are approaching something of a civil war where the capital city seeks the overthrow of the sovereign and its own restoration.… Continue reading Are We Nearing Civil War?
In an age of serial mainstream media bias, I highly commend Politico on their fair, articulate analysis of Patrick. J Buchanan. From his early life, to his career in the media, to his time spent in the White House, to his unsuccessful bids for President in the 1990’s, to the influence of Buchananite, populist ideas towards the extraordinary Trump… Continue reading “The Ideas Made it, But I Didn’t”
“Is McCain Hijacking Trump’s Foreign Policy”, Pat Buchanan, March 16, 2017: “The senator from Kentucky,” said John McCain, speaking of his colleague Rand Paul, “is working for Vladimir Putin … and I do not say that lightly.” What did Sen. Paul do to deserve being called a hireling of Vladimir Putin? He declined to support… Continue reading Is McCain Hijacking Trump’s Foreign Policy?
No longer is the GOP a party of neoconservatives, whose adoration for free trade and new wars eternally triumphed over other concerns. As now establishment Republicans have been won over to Trump’s new nationalistic agenda, with dissenters either non- existent or irrelevant. “It’s Trump’s Party, Now”, Pat Buchanan, March 2, 2017: Before the largest audience of his… Continue reading It’s Trump’s Party, Now
“Is a Trump- Putin Detente dead?”, Pat Buchanan, February 20, 2017: Among the reasons Donald Trump is president is that he read the nation and the world better than his rivals. He saw the surging power of American nationalism at home, and of ethnonationalism in Europe. And he embraced Brexit. While our bipartisan establishment worships… Continue reading Is a Trump- Putin Detente dead?
America, Australia, and all other nations on earth, do not possess histories clean of moral sin. So while we wish for morality to be enforced across the world wherever is possible and should act accordingly, on certain occasions such luxuries cannot be afforded. Likewise, when governments enact democracy crusade foreign policies, such strategies are ineffective, and generally harm the world… Continue reading Moral Supremacy and Mr. Putin
While Iran is a staunch enemy of the West, unnecessary confrontations with this adversary can and should be avoided. This is not to state that Barrack Obama’s insipid weakness towards Iran is desirable. But just as Ronald Reagan once proved, when American strength is expressed in ways alternative to full scale military intervention, this is… Continue reading The future for the Iran deal?