The Top International Stories Overlooked in 2013

    While the United States and the rest of the world were worrying about the use of chemical weapons in Syria and Iranian nuclear aspirations in 2013- the two international stories that dominated the news along with a leftover from 2012 (Benghazi)- five stories went largely overlooked by the media. Four of these were recently highlighted on Realclearpolitics. I added an overlooked fifth. 1. The story: | Read More »

    Are The US And Russia Back At It Again?

    I don’t see any overarching national interest being defended by our intent to strike Syria. I don’t see any humanitarian objective that it will truly favor. I think it is a waste of time, a waste of resources and a dubious waste of innocent life. I stand with the 91%* against this poorly-conceived and almost churlish intent to fire off lots of cool ordnance. The only question I have left is “Why in the heck are we even doing it?”

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    Congo – The Ultimate Result of the Progressive Endgame

    “We sit by and watch the Barbarian, we tolerate him; in the long stretches of peace we are not afraid. We are tickled by his … comic inversion of our old certitudes … But as we laugh, we are watched by large and awful faces from beyond: and on these faces, there is no smile.” – Hilaire Belloc. This will probably get me hate mail. | Read More »

    Congo – The Middle East without Israel

    “North of five million people have been slaughtered in the Congo this past twelve years, and nobody much (no, not me—how about you?) has lost a wink of sleep over it.” – John Derbyshire, Let’s say WWII happened all over again, and nobody basically cared. Let’s say better than 5 million people took a premature dirt nap, and the only reaction that ensued was | Read More »

    War in the DRC

    This isn’t a burning issue for most Americans–though it ought to be–but war has broken out anew in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. UN peacekeeping has failed once again. There’s no point in talks with regional leaders, and the Security Council isn’t likely to do anything. The only real way forward would be coordinating with American allies in the region: Rwanda and maybe South | Read More »