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  • Impeachment: A bridge too far (Buchanan)

    07/07/2014 10:43:43 AM PDT · by rjsimmon · 52 replies
    WND ^ | 7/7/2014 | Pat Buchanan
    WASHINGTON ó Increasingly, across this city, the ďIĒ word is being heard. Impeachment is being brought up by Republicans outraged over Barack Obamaís usurpations of power and unilateral rewriting of laws. And Obama is taunting John Boehner and the GOP: ďSo sue me.Ē Democrats are talking impeachment to rally a lethargic base to come out and vote this fall to prevent Republicans from taking control of the Senate, and with it the power to convict an impeached president. Still, Republicans should drop the talk of impeachment.
  • Nixon's 'Southern Strategy' and a Liberal Big Lie

    07/03/2014 11:38:36 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    Human Events ^ | July 3rd, 2014 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    ďFor the first time since President Richard M. Nixonís divisive ĎSouthern strategyí that sent whites to the Republican Party and blacks to the Democrats ÖĒ began a New York Times story last week. Thus has one of the big lies of U.S. political history morphed into a cliche ó that Richard Nixon used racist politics to steal the South from a Democratic Party battling heroically for civil rights. A brief stroll through Bruce Bartlettís ďWrong on Race: The Democratic Partyís Buried PastĒ might better enlighten us. Where Teddy Roosevelt invited Booker T. Washington to dinner, Woodrow Wilson re-segregated the U.S....
  • Modern-Day Russian ďDupesĒ

    06/14/2014 11:16:42 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 115 replies ^ | April 4, 2014 | Cliff Kincaid
    There is absolutely no evidence, aside from rhetoric, to suggest that Russia in general and Putin in particular have been converted to Christianity. Instead, what we are witnessing is a massive Russian ďactive measuresĒ campaign that has ensnared many American conservatives, convincing them that Putin is somehow a legitimate alternative to President Obamaís decadent worldview. It is troubling to see some of these conservatives endorse Russiaís invasion and occupation of Ukraine. The term ďactive measuresĒ refers to influence operations that use agents of influence, disinformation and propaganda. .... Rather than embrace Christianity, the evidence shows Russia has embraced the Russian...
  • The Endless Invasion of America

    06/11/2014 7:56:06 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 16 replies
    cns news ^ | 6/11/14 | Pat Buchanan
    For 10 days, Americans have argued over the wisdom of trading five Taliban senior commanders for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. President Obama handed the Taliban a victory, critics contend, and imperiled U.S. troops in Afghanistan when the five return to the battlefield. Moreover, he has inspired the Haqqani network and other Islamists to capture more Americans to trade. But which represents the greater long-term threat to the safety and security of our people and nation: sending those five Taliban leaders to Doha, and perhaps back to Afghanistan, or releasing into the U.S. population last year 36,000 criminal illegal aliens with 88,000...
  • Under Russia, Life in Crimea Grows Chaotic

    04/23/2014 6:16:03 AM PDT · by No One Special · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 21, 2014 | Neil MacFarquhar
    SIMFEROPOL, Crimea ó After Russia annexed Crimea practically overnight, the Russian bureaucrats handling passports and residence permits inhabited the building of their Ukrainian predecessors, where Roman Nikolayev now waits daily with a seemingly mundane question. His daughter and granddaughter were newly arrived from Ukraine when they suddenly found themselves in a different country, so he wonders if they can become legal residents. But he cannot get inside to ask because he is No. 4,475 on the waiting list for passports. At most, 200 people are admitted each day from the crowd churning around the tall, rusty iron gate. ďThey set...
  • Pat Buchanan sums up Nevada ranch standoff: Sending ĎSeventh Cavalry to collect a billí

    04/22/2014 3:23:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Conservative commentator Pat Buchanan summed up the armed federal standoff between agents with the Bureau of Land Management and cattle rancher Cliven Bundy, his family and his supporters: It was all over an unpaid bill. ďYou donít send the Seventh Cavalry to collect a bill, and thatís exactly what happened,Ē he told Sean Hannity on his radio show Monday. He went on, Breitbart reported: ďAnd when they put all those forces out there ó thatís what attracted all the others, the history of what happened at Waco, Ruby Ridge. And so these folks came to that rancherís defense. But the...
  • Putin says oil wars with Russia will make West bleed

    04/17/2014 7:34:50 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 20 replies
    Opportunities for the West to hurt the Russian economy are limited, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday. Europe cannot stop buying Russian gas without inflicting pain on itself, and if the US tries to lower oil prices, the dollar will suffer. If the West tries to damage Russiaís influence in the world energy market, efforts will likely backfire, the Russian President said during his twelfth annual televised question and answer session. To really influence the world oil market a country would need to increase production and cut prices, which currently only Saudi Arabia could afford, Putin said. The president added he...
  • The End of Ideology?

    04/15/2014 6:25:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | April 15, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    On our TV talk shows and op-ed pages, and in our think tanks here, there is rising alarm over events abroad. And President Obama is widely blamed for the perceived decline in worldwide respect for the United States. Yet, still, one hears no clamor from Middle America for "Action This Day!" to alter the perception that America is in retreat. If a single sentence could express the seeming indifference of the silent majority of Americans to what is going on abroad, it might be the simple question: "Why is this our problem?" If a Russian or Ukrainian flag flies over...
  • 3 Impolite Facts About Ron Paul I Hope Sean Hannity and Ann Coulter Mention Next Time

    12/16/2011 10:18:39 AM PST · by mnehring · 46 replies · 1+ views
    1. Paulís intellectual mentor Murray Rothbard was the founder of anarcho-capitalism and opposed the legitimacy of all nation-states, including ours. 2. Paul openly proclaims himself a revival of the Old Right, the movement which opposed our entry in World War II. He and his followers proudly reject the New Right tradition established by William F. Buckley Jr., Ronald Reagan, and Barry Goldwater.† ďWhen I was deciding whether or not to run for President as a Republican, I re-read Justin Raimondoís†Reclaiming the American Right†and it gave me hopeóthat the anti-interventionist, pro-liberty Old Right, which had once dominated the party, could and...
  • Rand Paulís Hostile Takeover of the Republican Party Is Getting More Hostile

    04/10/2014 9:52:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | April 10, 2014 | Jonathan Chait
    Republicans, I come in peace.Until very recently, Rand Paulís project of insinuating himself comfortably within the Republican Party, and positioning himself as a plausible presidential nominee, had gone along with remarkable ease. Yes, the author of his campaign book turned out to be an unreconstructed neo-Confederate. That was a speed bump. (Who among us has not entrusted the explication of his worldview to a man who has cheered on the assassination of President Lincoln?) Paul had staged a masterful piece of political theater with his marathon Senate speech denouncing the Obama administrationís drone policy. He has assembled a top-tier campaign...
  • Should America Fight World War Three in Order to Defend Estonia?

    04/08/2014 8:57:52 AM PDT · by ComtedeMaistre · 173 replies
    Estonia is a little nation of 1.3 million people, which was made a member of NATO in 2004. Estonia was once a province of the Soviet Union. It has a Russian minority that is 25 percent of the population, and Russia has vowed to protect ethnic Russians if they are subjected to mass violence by the Estonian majority. Did NATO make a wise decision to bring in itty-bitty baltic nations that were once part of the Soviet Union? I can understand the importance of preventing the Soviet Union from being brought back into existence. But the lives of American troops...
  • Rand Paul: America Partly To Blame For Pearl Harbor, World War II

    03/31/2014 8:24:21 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 128 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 03/31/2014 | Caleb Howe
    At the Washington Post, Jennifer Rubin this weekend highlighted a video of Rand Paul speaking in 2012 about sanctions on Iran. In it, Paul disparages the notion of use of force, and for some reason claims the United States was partly to blame for World War II! ďThere are times when sanctions have made it worse. I mean, there are times .. leading up to World War II we cut off trade with Japan. That probably caused Japan to react angrily. We also had a blockade on Germany after World War I, which may have encouraged them Ö some of...
  • Paleo Pat Pines for Powerful Putin

    04/07/2014 12:29:49 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 47 replies
    Patheos ^ | April 7, 2014 | vorjack
    Self proclaimed paleo-conservative Pat Buchanan loves him an anti-gay, bear-back ridiní, judo flippiní, ex-KGB operative named Vlad. Itís just about the most absurd thing imaginable, and itís all under the title ďWhich Side is God on Now? ... Everybody in the news has been explaining how this Crimean conflict is not comparable to the last Crimean war. But is seems like Putin is dusting off some of the old propaganda, and Buchanan is buying it...
  • When Conservatives Go Wrong

    04/07/2014 10:06:03 AM PDT · by No One Special · 7 replies
    A Website for Patriots Who Think ^ | April 7, 2014 | JR Nyquist
    Blaise Pascal wrote that man was full of error. ‚ÄúThis error is natural,‚ÄĚ he explained, ‚Äúwithout grace, ineffaceable. Nothing shows him the truth; everything deceives him.‚ÄĚ Along similar lines, Frederick the Great said, ‚ÄúMan is made for error; it enters his mind naturally, and he discovers a few truths only with the greatest effort.‚ÄĚ Conservatives are especially guilty in this regard when it comes to the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, Russia, and Communism. To understand the complex underlying realities, one must first discover the deceptive quality of the thing itself. A Communist is a human being with the...

    04/06/2014 6:12:39 PM PDT · by wonkowasright · 112 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/3/2014 | PATRICK J. BUCHANAN
    In the new war of beliefs, Putin is saying, it is Russia that is on Godís side. The West is Gomorrah.
  • Whose Side is God On?

    04/05/2014 8:09:38 AM PDT · by varmintman · 100 replies
    "But the war to be waged with the West is not with rockets. It is a cultural, social, moral war where Russia's role, in Putin's words, is to "prevent movement backward and downward, into chaotic darkness and a return to a primitive state." Would that be the "chaotic darkness" and "primitive state" of mankind, before the Light came into the world? This writer was startled to read in the Jan-Feb. newsletter from the social conservative World Council of Families in Rockford, Ill., that, of the "ten best trends" in the world in 2013, number one was "Russia Emerges as Pro-Family...
  • Whose Side Is God on Now? (Barry's or Vladimir's?)

    04/03/2014 11:46:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Creator's Syndicate ^ | April 3, 2014 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    In his Kremlin defense of Russia's annexation of Crimea, Vladimir Putin, even before he began listing the battles where Russian blood had been shed on Crimean soil, spoke of an older deeper bond. Crimea, said Putin, "is the location of ancient Khersones, where Prince Vladimir was baptized. His spiritual feat of adopting Orthodoxy predetermined the overall basis of the culture, civilization and human values that unite the peoples of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus." Russia is a Christian country, Putin was saying. This speech recalls last December's address where the former KGB chief spoke of Russia as standing against a decadent...
  • War Party Oligarch

    04/01/2014 4:06:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | April 1, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    Is the Republican Party's Middle East policy up for bid? For four days ending Sunday, a quartet of presidential hopefuls trooped to Las Vegas to attend the annual gathering of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Impresario: Sheldon Adelson, the Vegas-Macau casino mogul whose fortune is estimated at $39 billion -- 8th richest man on the planet -- and who dumped $92 million into the election of 2012. Adelson kept Newt Gingrich alive with a $15 million infusion of ad money, gutting Romney, and then sank $30 million into Mitt's campaign. This time Sheldon wants to buy himself a winner. Ari Fleischer,...
  • Americaís Overextended War Guarantees

    03/22/2014 7:18:50 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 10 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | March 21, 2014 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Sweeping through Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania this week, Joe Biden reassured all three that the United Statesí commitment to Article Five of the NATO treaty remains ďsolemnĒ and ďiron clad.Ē Article Five commits us to war if the territory of any of these tiny Baltic nations is violated by Russia. From World War II to the end of the Cold War, all three were Soviet republics. All three were on the other side of the Yalta line agreed to by FDR, and on the other side of the NATO red line, the Elbe River in Germany. No president would have...
  • Navy SEALs 'took turns dumping HUNDREDS of bullets' into Osama bin Laden's dead body, report

    03/15/2014 6:16:24 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 137 replies
    ukmail ^ | 3 15 14
    Special operations sources have claimed that the terror leader was shot more than one hundred times in the fatal 2011 raid. A new report from a website known within the intelligence and armed services community claims that the sheer number of times that Osama bin Laden was shot is the reason why the government has never released photos of his dead body. Citing two confidential sources, The Special Operations Forces Situation Report tells how 'operator after operator took turns dumping magazines-worth of ammunition into Bin Ladenís body'. The site goes on to argue that while the Navy SEALs may have...
  • What would the GOP do about Ukraine?

    03/15/2014 7:36:26 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 115 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 3/12/14 | Pat Buchanan
    Though Barack Obama is widely regarded as a weak president, is the new world disorder really all his fault? Listening to the more vocal voices of the GOP one might think so. According to Sen. Lindsey Graham, Vladimir Putinís move into Crimea ďstarted with Benghazi.Ē ďWhen you kill Americans and nobody pays a price, you invite this type of aggression,Ē said Graham. Putin ďcame to the conclusion after Benghazi, Syria, EgyptĒ that Barack Obama is ďa weak indecisive leader.Ē Also blaming Obama for Crimea, John McCain got cheers at AIPAC by charging, ďThis is the ultimate result of a feckless...
  • Tune out the war party!

    03/03/2014 7:32:33 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 67 replies
    WND ^ | March 3, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    With Vladimir Putinís dispatch of Russian troops into Crimea, our war hawks are breathing fire. Russophobia is rampant and the op-ed pages are ablaze here. Barack Obama should tune them out and reflect on how Cold War presidents dealt with far graver clashes with Moscow. When Red Army tank divisions crushed the Hungarian freedom fighters in 1956, killing 50,000, Eisenhower did not lift a finger. When Khrushchev built the Berlin Wall, JFK went to Berlin and gave a speech. When Warsaw Pact troops crushed the Prague Spring in 1968, LBJ did nothing. When, Moscow ordered Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski to smash...
  • Pat Buchanan: Repeal the Civil Rights Laws

    02/25/2014 6:31:32 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 43 replies
    WND ^ | Feb. 24, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    Pat Buchanan wants to put hundreds of thousands of 'diversicrats' out of work. Scores of thousands of bureaucrats Ė academic, corporate, government Ė are on watch, overseeing our economy, patrolling our society, monitoring our behavior.
  • Where are they, Mr. President? (Buchanan about no WMD found so far in Iraq)

    05/07/2003 7:15:56 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 242 replies · 469+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Patrick J Buchanan
    After each war, historians sift through the record to discern its real causes. Invariably, they divide into two camps: the court historians who defend the war leaders and the revisionists who prosecute them before the bar of history. After World War II, the evidence that FDR had steered us into war, while asserting he was doing his best to avert war, was so massive even his court historians admit he lied. Wrote Thomas A. Bailey in FDR's defense, "He was like the physician who must tell the patient lies for his own good." Roosevelt had cut off Japan's oil, sent...
  • Staying Out of Other People's Wars

    02/08/2014 11:41:02 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Sunshine State News ^ | February 8, 2014 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    "If these negotiations [with Iran] fail, there are two grim alternatives," said Sen. Richard Durbin, "a nuclear Iran, or war, or perhaps both." Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham returned from the Munich security conference saying that even John Kerry agrees that President Obama's Syrian policy has failed. They are urging another look at air strikes. North Korea is warning that should the annual U.S.-South Korean military exercises go forward in March, it could mean war, possibly nuclear war. Philippines President Benigno Aquino III this week compared his country's situation to Czechoslovakia in 1938, and the disputed islets off his...
  • Patrick Buchanan: Will Mobocracy Triumph In Ukraine? Ė OpEd

    02/05/2014 4:31:44 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 33 replies
    Albany Tribune ^ | Feb. 4, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    Despite our endless blather about democracy, we Americans seem to be able to put our devotion to democratic principles on the shelf, when they get in the way of our New World Order. In 2012, in the presidential election in Egypt, Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood won in a landslide. President Obama hailed the outcome. One year later, the Egyptian army ousted and arrested Morsi and gunned down a thousand members of his brotherhood. The coup was countenanced by John Kerry who explained that the Egyptian army was ďrestoring democracy.Ē Comes now the turn of Ukraine. In 2010, Viktor...
  • How the GOP Lost Middle America

    01/31/2014 10:25:32 AM PST · by KGeorge · 106 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 18 hours ago (January 30, 2014) | Patrick J. Buchanan
    <p>"Rep. Paul Ryan and the Wall Street Journal are for throwing in the towel. Legalize them all and start them on the path to citizenship.</p> <p>A full and final capitulation. Letís get it over with.</p> <p>To understand why and how the Republican Party lost Middle America, and faces demographic death, we need to go back to Bush I.</p>
  • Opinion Patrick Buchanan: How The GOP Lost Middle America Ė OpEd

    01/31/2014 4:11:14 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 48 replies
    The Albany Tribune ^ | January 30, 2014 | Patrick J Buchanan
    Out of the Republican retreat on Marylandís Eastern shore comes word that the House leadership is raising the white flag of surrender on immigration. The GOP will agree to halt the deportation of 12 million illegal aliens, and sign on to a blanket amnesty. It only asks that the 12 million not be put on a path to citizenship. Sorry, but losers do not dictate terms. Rich Trumka of the AFL-CIO says amnesty is no longer enough. Illegal aliens must be put on a path to citizenship and given green cards to work ó and join unions. Rep. Paul Ryan...
  • Pat Buchanan: Is Kerry In denial?

    01/29/2014 3:33:40 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 10 replies
    New Hampshire Union ^ | January 28. 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    Does John Kerry understand the world he inherited? Is he in denial? Consider. At Davos, Switzerland, Kerry called it a "myth" that America is withdrawing, and "the most bewildering version of this disengagement myth is about a supposed U.S. retreat from the Middle East." Is he serious? How else does Kerry describe Obama's pullout of all U.S. troops from Iraq, and from Afghanistan by year's end? Syria is "someone else's civil war," says President Obama. If we do any strikes there, promised Kerry, they will be "unbelievably small," and rest assured there will be "no (U.S.) boots on the ground."...
  • Kissinger: Gassing Jews would not be a US problem

    12/11/2010 6:43:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 83 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12/11/10
    ĎIf they put Jews into gas chambers in the Soviet Union, it is not an American concern.í secretary of state heard telling Nixon on 1973 tape. WASHINGTON Ė Henry Kissinger is heard saying the genocide of Soviet Jews would not be an American problem on newly released tapes chronicling President Nixonís obsession with disparaging Jews and other minorities. Kissingerís remarks come after a meeting between the two men and former prime minister Golda Meir on March 1, 1973, in which Meir pleads for US pressure on the Soviet Union to release its Jews. The men dismiss her plea after Meir...
  • Patrick J. Buchanan: Why Congress is held in contempt

    01/24/2014 5:15:48 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 15 replies
    The New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | January 20. 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    "I've got a pen," said President Obama recently. "I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions ... that move the ball forward." "When I can act on my own without Congress, I'm going to do so," the President added later at North Carolina State. Thus did Obama signal that he will bypass Congress and use his executive powers to advance his agenda of national transformation. This dismissal of Congress has gone almost unprotested. In an earlier age it might have evoked talk of impeachment. But not now. For though Congress may be the first branch...
  • Patrick Buchanan: What Did Our Wars Win? Ė OpEd

    01/24/2014 5:04:25 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 40 replies
    The Albany Tribune ^ | January 21, 2014 | Patrick J Buchanan
    ďHe ended one war and kept us out of any other,Ē is the tribute paid President Eisenhower. Ike ended the Korean conflict in 1953, refused to intervene to save the French at Dien Bien Phu in 1954, and, rather than back the British-French-Israeli invasion, ordered them all out of Egypt in 1956. Ending America's longest wars may prove to be Barack Obamaís legacy. For, while ending wars without victory may not garner from the historiansí the accolade of ďgreatĒ or ďnear great,Ē it is sometimes the duty of a president who has inherited a war the nation no longer wishes...
  • The Republican Partyís uphill path to 270 electoral votes in 2016

    01/19/2014 9:22:33 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 104 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1-18-14 | Dan Balz
    A recent conversation with a veteran of GOP presidential campaigns raised this question: Which, if any, of the recent battleground states are likely to become more Republican by 2016? The consensus: very few. That reality highlights one problem Republicans face as they seek to regain the White House after six years under President Obama. Lots of factors affect elections: the quality of the candidates, the state of the economy, the effectiveness of the campaigns. But in a country whose demographics continue to change, Republicans will begin this campaign with one significant disadvantage. Over the past three decades, the political leanings...
  • No More Sanctions, No More War (Pat Buchanan on Iran Bill)

    01/15/2014 9:08:18 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 50 replies
    The American Consrvative ^ | January 14, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    As we approach the centennial of World War I, we will read much of the blunders that produced that tragedy of Western civilization. Among them will be the ďblank checkĒ Kaiser Wilhelm II gave to Vienna after the assassination by a Serb terrorist of the Austrian Archduke Francis Ferdinand. If you decide to punish the Serbs, said the Kaiser, we are with you. After dithering for weeks, Austria shelled Belgrade. Within a week, Germany and Austria were at war with Russia, France and Great Britain. Today the Senate is about to vote Israel a virtual blank checkófor war on Iran....
  • The Ten Worst U.S. Purveyors of Antisemitism, #6: Patrick Buchanan

    01/07/2014 6:49:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/07/2014 | P. David Hornik
    Here’s Pat Buchanan in 1990, not long before the First Iraq War: There are only two groups that are beating the drums for war in the Middle East—the Israeli Defense Ministry and its amen corner in the United States.Here he is in 2004:[N]eoconservatives…Perle and Wolfowitz and Wurmser and the others, working with Netanyahu, had an agenda for war with Iraq that was going nowhere.9/11 happens, and they put this agenda before a president, who in my judgment was untutored, as his father was not. Reagan would not have done this. I don’t think his father would have done this.They...
  • Mandela, Churchill and the War for the Future

    12/27/2013 10:48:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | December 27, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    By their heroes shall you know them. In his eulogy, President Obama put Nelson Mandela in the company of three other heroes: Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and Abraham Lincoln. What did these men have in common? Three were assassinated, and all four are icons of resistance to white rule over peoples of color. Lincoln waged the bloodiest war in American history that ended slavery. Gandhi advanced the end of British rule in India. King led the civil rights struggle that buried Jim Crow. Mandela was the leader of the revolution that overthrew apartheid. Obama's heroes testify to his...

    12/25/2013 6:35:31 PM PST · by Steelfish · 61 replies
    HumanEvents ^ | December 17, 2013 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    IS PUTIN ONE OF US? By: Patrick J. Buchanan 12/17/2013 Is Vladimir Putin a paleoconservative? In the culture war for mankindís future, is he one of us? While such a question may be blasphemous in Western circles, consider the content of the Russian presidentís state of the nation address. With America clearly in mind, Putin declared, ďIn many countries today, moral and ethical norms are being reconsidered.Ē ďTheyíre now requiring not only the proper acknowledgment of freedom of conscience, political views and private life, but also the mandatory acknowledgment of the equality of good and evil.Ē Translation: While privacy and...
  • Why ĎNeo-Isolationismí Is Soaring

    12/20/2013 7:08:07 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 19 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | December 20, 2013 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    ďNeo-isolationism is the direct product of foolish globalism. Ö Compared to people who thought they could run the universe, or at least the globe, I am neo-isolationist and proud of it.Ē Those are not the words of an old America Firster, but the declaration of that icon of the liberal establishment Walter Lippmann in 1967, a year before he endorsed Richard Nixon. In 1968, it was Nixon urging we stay the course in Vietnam, as Sens. Eugene McCarthy and Robert Kennedy were clamoring for retreat and swift withdrawal. In 1972, it was Democratic nominee George McGovern who would run on...
  • Patrick Buchanan: Are The Senkakus Worth A War? Ė OpEd

    12/13/2013 6:21:12 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 38 replies
    Albany Tribune ^ | December 13, 2013 | Patrick J Buchanan
    Senkaku-Diaoyu-Tiaoyu-Islands By Patrick J Buchanan December 13, 2013 ďThe U.S.-Japan Mutual Security Treaty of 1960 obligates the United States to treat any armed attack against any territories under the administration of Japan as dangerous to [America's] own peace and safety. This would cover such islets as the Senkakus also claimed by Beijing.Ē So this author wrote 15 years ago in ďA Republic Not an Empire.Ē And so it has come to pass. The United States, because of this 53-year-old treaty, is today in the middle of a quarrel between Japan and China over these very rocks in the East China...
  • Is the Sun Rising in the East?

    12/06/2013 10:31:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies ^ | December 6, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    The scores are in from the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment, which, every three years, tests 15-year-olds from the world's most advanced countries. For the United States, the report card is dismal. The U.S. ranking has fallen to 17th in reading, 21st in science, and 26th in math. Florida, one of America's diverse mega-states, competed separately in the PISA exam, and scored below the U.S. average. In the academic Olympics, the American superpower is a mediocrity. Ranked one through seven in test scores in reading, science and math were Shanghai-China, Singapore, Hong Kong-China, Taiwan, South Korea, Macau-China, Japan. Also...
  • Patrick Buchanan: Is the Superpower Afraid Of Iran? Ė OpEd

    11/26/2013 7:23:47 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 32 replies
    Albany Tribune ^ | November 26, 2013 | Patrick J Buchanan
    ďIranís Nuclear TriumphĒ roared the headline of the Wall Street Journal editorial. William Kristol is again quoting Churchill on Munich. Since the news broke Saturday night that Iran had agreed to a six-month freeze on its nuclear program, we are back in the Sudetenland again. Why? For not only was this modest deal agreed to by the United States, but also by our NATO allies Germany, Britain and France. Russia and China are fine with it. Iranís rivals, Turkey and Egypt, are calling it a good deal. Saudi Arabia says it ďcould be a first step toward a comprehensive solution...
  • Nixon and Kennedy: The Myths and Reality

    11/19/2013 9:12:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies ^ | November 19, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    Had there been no Dallas, there would been no Camelot. There would have been no John F. Kennedy as brilliant statesman cut off in his prime, had it not been for those riveting days from Dealey Plaza to Arlington and the lighting of the Eternal Flame. Along with the unsleeping labors of an idolatrous press and the propagandists who control America's popular culture, those four days created and sustained the Kennedy Myth. But, over 50 years, the effect has begun to wear off. The New York Times reports that in the ranking of presidents, Kennedy has fallen further and faster...
  • A Deal With Iran -- or War With Iran?

    11/12/2013 5:38:25 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 14 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Nov 12, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    If Bibi Netanyahu succeeds in closing down Obama's diplomatic path to Iran, only the road to war remains open. Which is exactly what Bibi wants. For what terrifies Tel Aviv, and rattles Riyadh, is not a U.S. war with Iran, but the awful specter of American rapprochement with Iran, a detente. Thus, when France's foreign minister torpedoed the deal John Kerry flew to Geneva to sign, France soared in neocon esteem. The "cheese-eating surrender monkeys " of 2003 who opposed the Iraq war suddenly became again the heroes of Verdun and the Marne. "Vive La France" blared the Wall Street...
  • Remarkable video from WWII Taken from the German side

    11/10/2013 8:10:19 AM PST · by virgil283 · 49 replies
    "... two videos taken from the German side during WWII. The imagery, having been colorized, is remarkable."....(This author seems to have revisionist tendencies, so this is posted for the videos only.) about 2 min. each.
  • The ĎWe Canít Winí Wimps Caucus

    10/18/2013 10:17:36 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/18/2013 09:54 AM | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Editor's Choice The ‚ÄėWe Can‚Äôt Win‚Äô Wimps Caucus By: Patrick J. Buchanan10/18/2013 09:54 AMRESIZE: AAA Print ‚ÄúWe told you you would lose!‚ÄĚ wail the Beltway bundlers of the Republican establishment.‚ÄúWe told you you would lose!‚ÄĚ moan neoconservative columnists from their privileged perches on the op-ed pages of the Beltway press.‚ÄúLook at what Ted Cruz and this Tea Party people did to us,‚ÄĚ wails the GOP establishment. ‚ÄúLook what has happened to our brand.‚ÄĚ And 2014 was looking wonderful.What a basket of wimps.While the political and communications strategy of the fight to defund Obama seems not to have been thought through,...

    10/10/2013 7:43:59 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 45 replies
    WND ^ | 10-10/13 | Pat Buchanan
    In the last decade of the 20th century, as the Soviet Empire disintegrated, so, too, did that prison house of nations, the USSR. Out of the decomposing carcass came Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Moldova, all in Europe; Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan in the Caucasus; and Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan in Central Asia. Transnistria then broke free of Moldova, and Abkhazia and South Ossetia fought free of Georgia. Yugoslavia dissolved far more violently into the nations of Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Kosovo. The Slovaks seceded from Czechoslovakia. Yet a Europe that plunged straight...
  • Russia: Kremlin's 'Hate TV' Compares West to Nazis

    10/05/2013 2:33:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 October 2013
    Russian state TV presenters are using ever more extreme language to vilify government opponents - even comparing Western nations to the Nazis. To mark the anniversary of the 1938 Munich Agreement, that handed the Czech Sudetenland to Hitler, Rossiya 1's current affairs flagship News of the Week likened the West's handling of Syria to the actions of Nazi Germany. "How did the Germans get the Sudetenland?" asked anchor Dmitry Kiselev. "Under the pretext of defending human rights," he answered, accusing the US, Britain and France of using talk of Syrians' rights to "encourage terrorist intervention". A Rossiya 1 news bulletin...
  • The Sadistic Strategy of Obama & Reid

    10/04/2013 7:39:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | October 4, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    In the showdown over the shutdown of the U.S. government, the Obamaites tipped their hand yesterday as what their strategy is. Taking a page out of Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals," the plan is to maximize the people's pain -- to maximize the political damage to the enemy, the Republican Party. What else explains it? Consider this: Asked Wednesday if there were any danger of America defaulting on her debt, President Obama rushed to assure a reporter that, yes, indeed, there certainly is such a peril. Why would a president act in so perverse a manner, were he not...
  • Pat Buchanan: The House should send up bills one at a time without Obamacare - Start with Defense

    09/26/2013 8:10:13 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 46 replies
    Greta on Fox tonight | 26 Sept 2013
    Pat was on with Greta. Make Reid NOT fund the military over Obamacare. Then Dept State, Justice, etc. The public will soon understand the RATS are holding up funding Gov't over Obamacare.
  • Is the Sun Peeking Through the War Clouds?

    09/20/2013 8:31:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | September 20, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    Prussian Chancellor Otto von Bismarck is sometimes credited with the proverb, "God has a special providence for fools, drunks and the United States of America." Observing the unfolding of the Syrian crisis, the Iron Chancellor was an insightful man. In August, we were hours away from missile strikes on Syria and involvement in its civil war with the possibility that Hezbollah, Iran and Russia would be drawn in. Seeking a way out of the box into which he gotten himself with his "Assad Must Go!" and "red line" bluster, President Obama announced he was going to Congress to get its...