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The 1980s Called. They Want their Video Games Back.

September 8, 2014

I know I haven’t posted in a while and that my last post said something about avoiding silly season, but after I saw today’s news about Russian planes practicing cruise missile attacks on the United States, I remembered Obama’s ignorant and arrogant taunt about the 80s wanting their foreign policy back.  Rather than wondering about [...]

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Crisis Prone Day: Gaza Invasion, Malaysian Air Crash, Persistent Border Issues

July 17, 2014

It’s just one of those days. Israel invades Gaza.  After ten days of on-and-off ceasefires and peace talks, the Israelis decided that a blunt force trauma to the Hamas terrorist infrastructure would be the best move to secure their border.  Can’t blame Israel — they even announced days ago that they were coming in order [...]

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Crimea Secedes, Russia Succeeds, Ukraine Pleads, America Won’t Lead

March 18, 2014

The last week or so has seen an acceleration of events between Russia, Crimea, and Ukraine which seemingly could spiral anywhere. Russian-occupied Crimea voted the other day to secede — I’m not sure how “legal” the vote was until one thinks, of course, that there is no such thing as international law, just international norms [...]

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Russia to Invade Ukraine

March 1, 2014

Events are moving fast in Ukraine:  violent protests, parliament removing their leader, an interim government trying to catch its breath, etc.  Complicating the situation is the ethnic makeup of Ukraine — 17.3% are Russian, most of whom live in the eastern part of the country. After making plenty of noise about possibly sending troops, the [...]

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Ukraine on the Brink

February 23, 2014

It was hard to ignore all the craziness coming out of Ukraine this week — the violent protests and police crackdown, the President fleeing, the parliament transferring presidential authority, the East/West showdown renewed, talk of the final battle of the Cold War. Phew!  When revolutions happen, events move fast.  The key concern for national leaders [...]

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Shades of Orange in Ukraine

December 9, 2013

It’s been nearly a decade since Ukraine’s “Orange Revolution,” the massive uprising against a fraudulent election in 2004 which put the ruling elite on notice that pro-Western, pro-democratic waves were still reverberating in Eastern Europe after the Soviet Union’s collapse. Well, the ruling elite are apparently at it again.  The Ukrainian people have wanted to [...]

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A Brewing Mess in Syria

August 27, 2013

In the wake of yet another chemical weapons attack against the rebels in Syria by the Assad regime, President Obama has allowed the US military to position itself to strike Assad at any time, with multiple options.  This would be the third major military intervention since our Nobel Peace Prize winning President entered office.  Retired [...]

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February 15, 2013

I thought that today’s celestial action was going to take place 17,500 miles from Earth, not right smack into Russia! In what scientists are calling a “cosmic coincidence,” a totally random meteor (not related to the asteroid flying by Earth from the south) struck Russia with enough power to produce a sonic boom which has [...]

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Russia Wants John Kerry in the U.S. State Department

November 8, 2012

Two days ago, we all hoped to be speculating who President-Elect Romney would select for his cabinet.  There would have been articles on blog posts discussing whether Rudy Guiliani would replace Eric Holder as Attorney General and how it would be nice if Steve Forbes would run Treasury instead of Tim Geithner.  There even would [...]

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Obama Evokes Reagan on Nuke Treaty

November 20, 2010

The prospective treaty with Russia regarding nuclear inspections hit a hurdle when Arizona Senator Jon Kyl called for more time to look through the details, prompting President Obama to say: “Those who would block this treaty are breaking President Reagan’s rule — they want to trust, but not verify.” Here’s our post-partisan president going into [...]

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Fed Pumping Scorned by China, Russia

November 8, 2010

Remember last week when the Federal Reserve agreed to pump $600-900 billion in another “quantitative easing” (QE2) strategy to stimulate the economy?  Well, China and Russia are not happy about it, and Obama doesn’t seem to care!  Obama might look good with a lyre.  Yes/no? Why is this important?  Russia and China are two nations [...]

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A Tale of Two Headlines

April 9, 2010

Finding, consuming, and critically reading news has become far more of a challenge over the past few years.  Take the news of Obama’s Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty Treaty of Surrender to the Russians, and how it will fare in the Senate.  According to the Constitution, all treaties need to be ratified by 2/3 of the [...]

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Newsflash: Iran May Be Making a Nuclear Bomb!

February 18, 2010

I know, I know!  It’s so shocking and such a surprise — news that just seemingly appeared from nowhere! Mind the sarcasm, but Captain Obvious strikes again:  the IAEA has just released a report indicating that it seems like Iran is making a nuclear bomb.  Hans Blix was nowhere to be found in the report, [...]

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Putin: No Quid Pro Quo on Sanctions

October 14, 2009

President Obama’s latest version of “peace in our time” (taking back our promised anti-ballistic missile shield in Eastern Europe) really hasn’t yielded much from the Soviets Russians, who we had tried to please by the move especially regarding the biggest looming international security threat of our age — Iran.  Wasn’t such a gesture in Eastern Europe [...]

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Obama Sell-Out on Missile Defense

September 17, 2009

In Obama’s short political career he’s thrown Bill Ayers, Reverend Wright, Israel, Van Jones, Grandma, etc. under the bus to advance his political agenda — it’s a bumpy ride in the Obama Nation!  Well, today he’s thrown two more entire countries under the bus: Poland and the Czech Republic!  Obama and crew have decided to end American plans [...]

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It’s Now the Willis Tower

July 17, 2009

Whatever!  The building pictured above will always be the Sears Tower deep down.  A London-based firm, Willis Group Holdings, has secured naming rights for the building and officially took advantage of this fact yesterday.  Before Ferris Bueller, I didn’t know anything about the Sears Tower, other than it was taller than anything in New York [...]

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To Obama: Is this 2009 or 1985?

July 7, 2009

A missile reduction treaty with the Soviet Union Russia?  With Iran on the verge of getting nukes, Eastern Europe fearing a return of Russian Imperialism and looking to America for support, with North Korea ready to ignite the planet, with heightened violence in Afghanistan, we’re reducing missiles with the Russians?  Huh?  Did I just step out of [...]

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Obama Czechs His Instinct on Missile Shield in Eastern Europe, at Least for Now

April 5, 2009

President Obama has announced that the United States will push forward with the planned missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic.  However, Obama also reserved the right to change his mind in the event Iran no longer posed a threat. On the surface, Obama’s decision resembles a welcome departure from the mixed signals [...]

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Russian Agression Poses Threat

March 14, 2009

In what appears to be a move to ignite Cold War II, the Russians are threatening to station Russian military bombers in both Cuba and Venezuela.  This is a blatant attempt to provoke the United States, or at the very least test the mettle of The One.  What frightens me is that Obama does not [...]

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Thus Begins the Era of Capitulation and Appeasement

January 28, 2009

We are entering a new era in American history, that of capitulation and appeasement.  President Barack Obama, in an effort to ensure that the world loves us, is giving in to dictators and thugs.  Because America is not supposed to “start by dictating,” Obama wants the world to know that the Freedom movement is dead, [...]

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Obama’s Impending International Crisis

November 5, 2008

Boy, that didn’t take long.  Obama gets elected President, and we are already seeing Vice-President Elect Joe Biden’s prediction of a pending international crisis coming true.  Russian President President Dmitry Medvedev announced today that Russia would be deploying missiles along the Polish boarder in response to our deployment of missile defense in Poland.  At the same [...]

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Nabbing al Qaeda in Syria

October 27, 2008

In cross-border raids yesterday from Iraq into a border-town in Syria, word has it that Abu Ghadiyain, a significant al Qaeda planner of operations in Iraq, was nabbed by US forces.  Iran and Russia condemned the attack, but the Iraqis were not apologetic — they knew where the bad guys were.  I think the US decided that [...]

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Dominoes Are So Last Century

August 14, 2008

There were discussions.  There were negotiations.  They lasted years.  For some reason, today is the day Donald Tusk agreed to allow American-made missile interceptors on Polish soil.  In exchange, the United States will provide assistance to Poland so that they can strengthen their military. The timing of today’s agreement is obviously anything but a coincidence. [...]

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Sweet “Sixteen”?

August 14, 2008

I’ve been watching some of the Olympic coverage on part of Obama’s media network, NBC.  All the human interest stories make me puke so I tend to flip around between “Family Guy” reruns and “Hannity and Colmes” before finally settling on the Olympics, which had the US Women’s Gymnastics team going up against China and Russia the other [...]

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He Can See Clearly Now: Bush Takes A Second Look at Putin

August 13, 2008

Most criticism of George W. Bush is off base and will look downright silly in a few years; however, one criticism of Bush is completely warranted. When Bush looked into Vladimir Putin’s eyes and saw a man he could trust, he should have done a double take. Today was the double take. When the Soviet [...]

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UN Takes on Russian Invasion

August 11, 2008

…And I’m sure Putin is reeeally shuddering!  Of course, it’s only a matter for the UN because Georgia’s Black Sea oil supply-line and port is being targeted, otherwise they’d wait for a few more Russian-on-Georgian calamities, like a decade of famine or ethnic cleansing policies, to take place. Either way, Russia’s Security Council veto will be exercised [...]

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Dmitry Medvedev Replaces Putin, At Least Technically

May 6, 2008

Russia inaugurates its new President, Dmitry Medvedev tomorrow, and no one is really sure whether Russia will turn toward democracy as they did under Yeltsin. Many argue that despite Medvedev’s constitutional role, the real power will continue to rest with the puppet-master Vladimir Putin, the soon to be Prime Minister. If this is turns out [...]

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Conspiracy Theory Put To Bed, Maybe

April 30, 2008

The first conspiracy theory I heard regarding the last Russian tsar’s family was that Princess Anastasia escaped execution by the Bolsheviks and was living somewhere in Europe. Leonard Nimoy (or whatever that dude who played Spock is called, help me out Ryan) even hosted spooky shows about it. That is, until 1991 when the Princesses [...]

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