Rand Paul Gets Cuba Right

President Obama’s decision to move toward normalized relations with Cuba has caused an array of responses, most of them pretty predictable. As a conservative non-interventionist, I support Obama’s decision. I support normal relations with Cuba and have since I moved to the position of non-interventionism many years ago. Our embargo of Cuba, ostensibly to promote […]

Duly Noted - Telling Tales

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Revealing: A reputable Swiss weekly presented Koran verses that incite violence against unbelievers; which means you, the world and me. The intent: show that violence in the name of God is not an error of confused followers.

The response of Islam experts: to read […]

Book Review - America in Retreat

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Recently there have been a number of books published on America’s role in world events and what the world would be like absent such participation. Mark Steyn published After America in 2011. Earlier this year Dinesh D’Souza gave us America: Imagine a World Without […]

Frailty and Gladiatorial Combat in Somalia

hsnshkmhmdIt is that cyclical season of winner takes all. It is that all too familiar gladiatorial executive combat all over again. Yes, the Villa Somalia has once again turned into a roaring amphitheater. The President and his Prime Minister are at each other’s throat, and, as engraved […]

Civilian Warriors – The Blackwater Story

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Ever since America’s involvement in Iraq and the war on terrorism began, one name has been central to the controversies connected with that involvement. That name is Blackwater.

What is Blackwater? In simplest terms it began as a training facility and expanded into a company that provides […]

CANADA UNDER SIEGE – “DECONSTRUCTING” THE ROOTS OF EVIL

A CANADIAN’S FIRST RESPONSE TO THE MURDEROUS ASSAULT ON OUR WAY OF LIFE JUST YESTERDAY (ON OCTOBER 22, 2014)

Yes it’s true – this morning after yesterday’s murderous attack on the Canadian Parliament — a small modicum of hindsight suggests that yesterday was the metaphorical equivalent of Canada’s “9/11”: the realization that we have indeed […]

Boko Haram Terrorists Kidnap Dozens of Nigerian Boys and Men

bkhrm2The bloodthirsty and brutal Islamic terrorist group. Boko Haram, appear to be attempting to show the world that they’re equal opportunity kidnappers on Friday when they invaded a village in Nigeria and abducted dozens of boys and young men, loaded them on trucks, and then drove out […]

WOW ... TALK ABOUT POLITICALLY-INCORRECT CONJECTURE

CAUTION … NEAR-TREASONOUS THOUGHTS AHEAD:

If you are somehow still a supporter of a separate Palestinian state … or support the far-leftist wing of the Democratic Party (or even America’s community-organizer-in chief, himself) … then please skip the speculative op-ed below:

FRIGHTENING: SEE HOW OBAMA’S TIES TO RADICAL ISLAM & SOCIALISM RUN DEEPER THAN YOU […]

How to Help the Mexican People: Fight the Mexican Government

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Mexico’s ruling class is deeply complicit in the current border crisis—as is our own. Until we address “friendly fire”, we cannot win on the front line.

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Ron Paul And Rand Paul Defy That Which Is Keeping Big Government Big

rnplrndplWe citizens sense that we are being lied to by those in authority. We can’t quite put our finger on it. We are right, though. Let me guide your finger to the spot.

The biggest lie that Big Government, Big Business, and Big Media are telling us […]

Duly Noted - Hardliner Immigrants and Compliant Hosts

Duly NotedIt would be convenient to claim that “Duly Noted’s” responds here to the International Day of Refugees (June 20th). It would also be opportune to add that the writer represents an earlier vintage of refugees to defuse guilt by violating PC. However, the truth is beyond […]

Obama Administration Rules Mexico is Undermining, Circumventing Free Trade Deal

frtrdWe are free traders. We want maximum exchange – with minimum government interference.

Markets always work better the freer they are. Free from all but the barest necessity laws and regulations, and the least taxes possible – up to and including none at all….

“Trade […]

Capitalism’s to Blame for Global Warming, Boko Haram, Syria…

bkhrnNot surprisingly, the UK’s main “progressive” newspaper, The Guardian, has provided its readers with a thoroughly Marxist analysis of Boko Haram’s recent kidnapping of over 200 Nigerian schoolgirls. Yes, revolutionary socialism may be almost dead in the UK; but Marxist theory is still alive and kicking.

So […]

Somalia: ‘African Solution’ or Subjugation?

One of the most potent intoxicants in Africa today is the canned phrase “African solutions for African problems.” While ‘ASAP’ is an acronym that connotes a timely and efficient result, most if not all, operations that are veiled with the romantic motto, have proven that they are not indigenously conceived, funded, or driven. Since this […]

Vladimir Putin Caesar and Our Great Geo-political Turning Point

vldmptncsrWe are witnessing, I believe, a turning point in geopolitical history, one future historians may analyze as we have the Roman Empire’s fall. Vladimir Putin is making a move — and it’s not just against Ukraine. It may not be just a move against Eastern Europe. It’s […]

Foreign Affairs in the Land of Wishful Thinking

Barack Obama was supposed to be a foreign policy genius. There were two reasons cited for this. Firstly, he had spent a portion of his youth in Indonesia, and purportedly had traveled to Pakistan at some point. Secondly, he had taken a class in foreign affairs or foreign policy while at Columbia University. Proponents of […]

A Modest Proposal: Should Puerto Rico Consider Joining The Russian Federation?

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Puerto Rico’s biggest problem in dealing with Washington is of the same nature as that increasingly shared by too many Americans. Puerto Rico’s biggest problem in dealing with Washington is of the same nature as that […]

Top Ten Things Putin Said to Obama about Ukraine

obmptnWhile Barack Obama’s recent telephone conversation with Russian president Vladimir Putin about the Crimean standoff has been widely reported, the exact substance of the discussion has remained a mystery.

That is, until now.

Owing to highly placed confidential sources, I’m pleased to report that I have become […]

Examining Russia’s Crimean Problem

 

As a major power Russia has always had a problem. That problem is its coastline, or rather the lack thereof. Compare it to America and its three coasts, all of which have numerous warm water port facilities, and the problem becomes stark. Russia has a lot of coast, but much of it is either […]

Duly Noted - About Russian Matters, Because Russia Matters

Duly NotedPast aggression is resolutely fought but the present’s cases are met with restraint.

 

Much that comments upon Russia’s Crimean adventure is self-serving. Some moves are made to act as excuses to:

(1) Maintain the moral high ground while

(2) A costly response is avoided […]

Obama’s Inept Gamesmanship In A Dangerous World

obmptnIn the months following the October 1, 2013 unveiling of Obamacare, Americans across the political spectrum have been appalled at how the whole operation was thoroughly bungled from beginning to end. Admittedly, few on the political right ever anticipated anything else, since the historical track record of […]

Chuck Hagel Propels Barack Obama Into History

With his thoughtful restructuring of America’s military, secretary of defense Chuck Hagel — a Republican — has cemented Obama’s signature legacy: restoring America to a peacetime footing. Obama’s bringing American troops home from two wars, and, now, reducing the military to a strong, but proportionate, peacetime footing, was not easy.

Doing so required something of […]

Crimean Geography Lesson for Liberals and Conservatives

mthrrsBoth “liberals” such as Hillary Clinton who recently compared Putin to Hitler and knee-jerk conservatives who see the crisis in the Ukraine as a Cold War II are in need of a more restrained, nuanced and intelligent view, taking into account both history and geography – two […]

On Courage

cslwsAs Russia’s dictator Vladimir Putin annexes the Crimea in Ukraine and now plans troop movements to eastern Ukraine, not a shot has been fired. America and all of Europe stands mute or its petty bureaucrats like Secretary John Kerry pontificate empty rhetoric for fear of angering a […]

Somalia’s Sullied Security

“We cannot have our right hand tied in our back and be asked to defend ourselves with our crippled left hand.” – Abdirahman Sheikh Issa The recent al-Shabaab attack at the heart of the government’s compound, Villa Somalia, marks a turning point; both in terms of the audacity of the group’s militancy and the massive […]








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