Category Archives: Foreign Policy

Why The Globalists In Washington Hate Russia

Foreign Policy, Neoconservatism, Russia

The pious Yankee mindset is to force “our values” on others through war or other belligerence. The Russians don’t share our values. They must be cowed into submission. Writing in Chronicles Magazine, Denis Petrov captures the essence of Washington’s Russophobia. Why Washington’s? Because looking for a brawl with the Russian Bear (also battling Islam) works for Washington and its “expert” and think-tank industry. It goes against the interests of the American people:

Consider Russia’s laws against “gay propaganda”: There are no “gay pride” marches in Moscow. Russia has resisted the expansion of NATO and the extension of E.U. influence to Ukraine. Putin has asserted Russian national interests, defending Moscow’s independent foreign-policy course. In short, Russia is a retrograde, “homophobic,” nationalistic roadblock on the way to the globalist millennium. No wonder Hillary Clinton has compared Putin to Hitler: In her eyes, it all makes perfect sense. Putin and Russia symbolize all that the globalist mind despises. The globalists’ visceral hostility to Russia is not merely a hangover from the Cold War or an excuse for the perpetuation of a vast U.S. military-industrial-security complex—though hostility is stoked by those things as well. Russia and Putin are manifestations of what neocon and neoliberal globalists see as atavistic resistance to global progress; the world revolution demands that obstacles be removed from its path.

UPDATED: Trump Rattles Demopublican Foreign-Policy Establishment. GOOD.

China, Donald Trump, Foreign Policy

That’s why we elected him. To overthrow the Establishment that has taken America to one war after another, with zero gains for anyone but that Establishment. A phone call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has rattled the Cabal. Kudos.

VIA The Hill:

[The] conversation that breaks decades of U.S. protocol and risks a clash with China.

Trump’s transition team confirmed late Friday that the president-elect had spoken by phone on Friday with Taiwan’s president, the first conversation between a U.S. president or president-elect with Taiwan’s leader since 1979, when the two countries severed diplomatic ties.

Trump later tweeted that Tsai initiated the conversation.

The Taiwanese leader “offered her congratulations” to Trump and the two leaders “noted the close economic, political, and security ties exists between Taiwan and the United States,” according to a statement from Trump’s team.

Tsai’s office said in its on statement that the pair spoke for about 10 minutes and also discussed the regional issues.

“During the call President Tsai and President-elect Trump, besides having an intimate and relaxed conversation, also shared their views and concepts on future important policy points,” a translation of the statement read. “In particular, to promote the domestic economy and strengthen national defense, allowing the people better lives and a guarantee of security. The two briefly exchanged opinions on the situation in the Asia region.”

The White House was not given advance notice about the call, according to an administration official.

The phone call will almost certainly infuriate Beijing, which sees Taiwan as a breakaway province. …

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UPDATED (12/2): Will TRUMP’s Appointments Disappointment?

Ann Coulter, Donald Trump, Elections, Foreign Policy, Hillary Clinton, IMMIGRATION, Iraq, Islam, Left-Liberalism, Neoconservatism

UPDATE (12/2):

UPDATE (11/29):

Elaine Chao, not good:

Drain the swamp, don’t hire it or pardon it:


Petraeus and his posse are poison:

One good appointment:

Sanctuary Cities:

Lefty’s moment of lucidity:

My book recommended Democrat Tulsi Gabbard be tapped by Trump:

My book recommended Democrat Jim Webb be tapped by Trump:


Kris Kobach is a must in a Trump Admin:

First you’re against the Iraq War, then you think of hiring its architects?

The right refugees:

The right anti-Islam people:

No to Nikki Haley:

No to Mitt Romney:

Neocons orbiting:

Will America come first?

UPDATED (11/15): A Trump Foreign-Policy Doctrine Must Put ‘America First’

Constitution, Donald Trump, Foreign Policy, Neoconservatism

Too many Republicans cozying up to President-elect Donald Trump, or orbiting him for positions in his administration, are talking up an interventionist foreign policy. You hear non-stop chatter about, and I paraphrase, “How Trump understands that a peaceful world is contingent on America’s active role in the world.” However, “the foreign policy views [Trump] espoused,” warns Pat Buchanan, “were as crucial to his election as his views on trade and the border”:

The opportunity is at hand for Trump to reconfigure U.S. foreign policy to the world we now inhabit, and to the vital interests of the United States.

What should Trump say?

“As our Cold War presidents from Truman to Reagan avoided World War III, I intend to avert Cold War II. We do not regard Russia or the Russian people as enemies of the United States, and we will work with President Putin to ease the tensions that have arisen between us.

“For our part, NATO expansion is over, and U.S. forces will not be deployed in any former republic of the Soviet Union.

“While Article 5 of NATO imposes an obligation to regard an attack upon any one of 28 nations as an attack on us all, in our Constitution, Congress, not some treaty dating back to before most Americans were even born, decides whether we go to war.

“The compulsive interventionism of recent decades is history. How nations govern themselves is their own business. While, as JFK said, we prefer democracies and republics to autocrats and dictators, we will base our attitude toward other nations upon their attitude toward us.

“No other nation’s internal affairs are a vital interest of ours.

“Europeans have to be awakened to reality. We are not going to be forever committed to fighting their wars. They are going to have to defend themselves, and that transition begins now.

“In Syria and Iraq, our enemies are al-Qaida and ISIS. We have no intention of bringing down the Assad regime, as that would open the door to Islamic terrorists. We have learned from Iraq and Libya.”

THE REST: “A Trump Doctrine — ‘America First’”

UPDATE (11/15): Rand Paul is on it, too.