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  • Some Lawmakers Press for War-Powers Vote Over Iraq (Hussein's flexibility)

    08/14/2014 2:27:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/13/14 | Siobhan Hughes
    WASHINGTON—A handful of lawmakers are saying President Barack Obama must get congressional authorization for military action in Iraq, a vote that could exacerbate tensions between the branches and present members with a difficult vote just before the midterm elections. Mr. Obama's announcement of limited airstrikes last week aimed at slowing the advance of militants from the Islamic State toward the Kurdish city of Erbil initially triggered few complaints that he had usurped the power to declare war that Congress claims as its own. But with the president warning over the weekend that "I don't think we're going to solve this...
  • Iraq crisis: 'It is death valley. Up to 70 per cent of them are dead'

    08/12/2014 9:43:12 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 45 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8:00AM BST 10 Aug 2014 | Jonathan Krohn
    On board Iraqi army helicopter delivering aid to the trapped Yazidis, Jonathan Krohn sees a hellish sight Mount Sinjar stinks of death. The few Yazidis who have managed to escape its clutches can tell you why. “Dogs were eating the bodies of the dead,” said Haji Khedev Haydev, 65, who ran through the lines of Islamic State jihadists surrounding it. On Sunday night, I became the first western journalist to reach the mountains where tens of thousands of Yazidis, a previously obscure Middle Eastern sect, have been taking refuge from the Islamic State forces that seized their largest town, Sinjar....
  • Media Lies About US Backed Coup

    08/11/2014 6:30:37 PM PDT · by mrsmith · 9 replies
    Pertinent parts of Iraqi constitution: "...2- The Council of Representatives may withdraw confidence from the Prime Minister based on the request of one-fifth (1/5) of its members. This request may be submitted only after a question has been put to the Prime Minister and after at least seven days from submitting the request. 3- The Council of Representatives shall decide to withdraw confidence from the Prime Minister by an absolute majority of its members." ---There has not been a successful "no confidence" vote against Maliki. "...Article 73: First: The President of the Republic shall name the nominee of the Council...
  • Republicans Are Trying To Trick The American People Into Supporting Another Iraq War (Huh?)

    08/11/2014 8:26:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | August 11, 2014 | Rmuse
    There is an idiom, “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me,” or as George W. Bush said, “fool me once…you fooled me, can’t get fooled again.” However one puts it, the proverbial definition is that after being tricked once, one should be very wary so a person cannot trick one again. Republican warmongers certainly understand they fooled Americans in 2003 and lied through their teeth to take the country to war against a sovereign nation with no connection to al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, or the terror attacks on 911. Now, they are back again lying,...
  • Is ISIS 'An Existential Threat'?

    08/12/2014 6:46:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    U.S. air strikes since Friday have opened a corridor through which tens of thousands of Yazidis, trapped and starving on a mountain in Iraq, have escaped to safety in Kurdistan. The Kurds, whose peshmerga fighters were sent reeling by the Islamic State last week, bolstered now by the arrival of U.S. air power, recaptured two towns. But the peshmerga have apparently lost the strategically important town of Jalawla, 20 miles from Iran, the furthest east that ISIS forces have penetrated. Last week's gains by the Islamic State caused Republican hawks to flock to the Sunday talk shows. "ISIS is...
  • Obama declares mission accomplished in Iraq

    08/14/2014 3:13:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/14/2014 | Noah Rothman
    On Thursday, the Pentagon revealed that the Yazidi minorities have been encircled by Islamic State forces on Mt. Sinjar for weeks were in much better shape. Military officials determined that select airstrikes on ISIS positions around the mountain had been successful, and some Yazidis had already evacuated the area. Defense officials determined that the success of contingency operations against ISIS in western Iraq indicated that no further action would need to be undertaken. In a press conference on Thursday, President Barack Obama confirmed that the mission to save the Yazidis had been a success. He added that, while the...
  • Obama: No Iraq rescue; further airdrops unlikely

    08/15/2014 1:08:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 14, 2014 9:14 PM EDT | Robert Burns and Ken Dilanian
    President Barack Obama on Thursday promised to expand U.S. humanitarian relief to Iraqis threatened by the advancing army of the Islamic State militants. He took credit for alleviating the genocide threat to thousands trapped on a mountaintop but said the situation “remains dire” throughout the country. Obama also said U.S. airstrikes would continue to protect Americans and U.S. facilities in Iraq, and he said Washington has increased its delivery of military assistance to Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State. But he gave no indication he intends to shift from the limited, defensive military campaign he announced last week...
  • 'The siege of Mount Sinjar is NOT over'

    08/15/2014 7:18:16 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 16 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 8-15-2014 | Simon Tomlinson
    An Iraqi MP and United Nations relief workers today dismissed claims by the U.S. and the UK that the humanitarian crisis on Mount Sinjar was all but over. Yazidi MP Vian Dakhil claims some 70-80,000 refugees are still stranded on the mountain despite assertions from American and British leaders that they number only in their low thousands. President Barack Obama yesterday said the ten-day siege by the Islamic State had been 'broken' by missile strikes and humanitarian aid drops, allowing tens of thousands of Yazidis to escape. Downing Street also said the situation had improved so much that further aid...
  • Despite U.S. Claims, Yazidis Say Crisis Is Not Over

    08/14/2014 10:50:18 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 14, 2014 | By Rod Nordland
    ISTANBUL — Yazidi leaders and emergency relief officials on Thursday strongly disputed American claims that the siege of Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq had been broken and that the crisis was effectively over, saying that tens of thousands of Yazidis remained on the mountain in desperate conditions. On Wednesday, the United States military said that a small team of 18 Marines and Special Operations soldiers had completed an assessment of conditions on Mount Sinjar and found that most of the Yazidis, a small Iraqi religious minority, had succeeded in escaping, and the numbers remaining were in the low thousands. American...
  • Let Congress Vote on Iraq War III

    08/15/2014 2:34:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    Last week, we were told there were 40,000 Yazidis on Sinjar Mountain facing starvation if they remained there, and slaughter by ISIS if they came down. But a team of Marines and Special Forces that helicoptered in has reported back that, with a corridor off the mountain opened up by U.S. air strikes, the humanitarian crisis is over. The few thousand who remain can be airdropped food and water. The rest can be brought out. The emergency over, President Obama should think long and hard about launching a new air war in Iraq or Syria. For Iraq War III holds...
  • Pat Buchanan: Once Right, Now Wrong (David Keene Column)

    10/22/2002 3:38:27 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 86 replies · 412+ views
    The Hill ^ | 10/2/02 | David Keene
    Pat Buchanan: Once right, now wrongYou have to hand it to Pat Buchanan. He never, ever gives up. He’s back on television and starting his own magazine as part of his continuing campaign to wrest control of the conservative movement from latecomers and sellouts. It’s going to be interesting.Much of what Pat is upset about is, frankly, upsetting. He may go overboard from time to time, but he is right to be worried about the tendency of the Bill Kristols of the world to equate greatness with military adventurism, and he’s dead on when he says politicians of both parties...
  • Pat Buchanan, Political History, & the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    07/26/2014 6:37:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2014 | Brian Birdnow
    Last week, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the troubled bastion of mainstream liberal journalistic thought in the great American heartland published a short, but typically piquant editorial piece slamming Patrick J. Buchanan for his soon-to-be released memoir of the 1968 Presidential campaign entitled, “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create a New Majority.” The Post-Dispatch, anticipating the release of Buchanan’s work launched what may be charitably labeled a pre-emptive strike on Buchanan, even though his new book does not concern the PD. Tony Messenger, the newspaper editor, picked an unnecessary fight with Pat Buchanan, and, like...
  • Meet the Anti-Semites, Truthers, and Alaska Pol at D.C.’s Pro-Putin Soiree

    06/17/2014 10:47:36 AM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | JUne 17, 2014 | James Kirchik
    Alternate Title:The US Politicians Kissing up To Russia's Putin Washington’s celebration of U.S.-Russian relations quickly turned into a pity party for the Kremlin’s die-hard American apologists. “Ukrainian and Russian women have good genes. Unlike Jewish.” I was standing in a high-ceilinged reception room at the Russian Embassy in Washington when Alex, an “attorney” of Russian-Ukrainian origin living in New York, offered this observation. We had only been making small talk for a few minutes when he aired his views on the relative attractiveness of Semitic females. At this point, I decided it would be a good idea to make a...
  • 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 — 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. “They set...
  • 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. Let’s 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>
  • Pat Buchanan sums up Nevada ranch standoff: Sending ‘Seventh Cavalry to collect a bill’

    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. “You don’t send the Seventh Cavalry to collect a bill, and that’s exactly what happened,” he told Sean Hannity on his radio show Monday. He went on, Breitbart reported: “And when they put all those forces out there — that’s what attracted all the others, the history of what happened at Waco, Ruby Ridge. And so these folks came to that rancher’s defense. But the...
  • BOB DOLE SAYS US SHOULD SEND WEAPONS TO UKRAINE

    04/21/2014 1:21:58 PM PDT · by bkopto · 39 replies
    Breitbart/AP ^ | Apr 21, 2014 | staff
    Former Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole said Monday that the U.S. should send weapons, including tanks, to Ukraine to help it resist Russia's moves on its territory and to send Russian President Vladimir Putin a strong message. The 90-year-old Republican Party icon and former U.S. Senate majority leader said Putin "has sort of sized up" Democratic President Barack Obama and "concluded that he's not a strong leader." Dole's comments came as Vice President Joe Biden began a high-profile visit to Ukraine and only days after an announcement in Geneva that talks between Ukraine, Russia, the United States and the European...
  • 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 ridin’, judo flippin’, ex-KGB operative named Vlad. It’s just about the most absurd thing imaginable, and it’s all under the title “Which 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...
  • The End of Ideology?

    04/15/2014 6:25:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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. Paul’s 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.  “When I was deciding whether or not to run for President as a Republican, I re-read Justin Raimondo’s Reclaiming the American Right and it gave me hope—that the anti-interventionist, pro-liberty Old Right, which had once dominated the party, could and...
  • Rand Paul’s 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 Paul’s 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 administration’s 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! “There 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 … some of...
  • 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. “This error is natural,” he explained, “without grace, ineffaceable. Nothing shows him the truth; everything deceives him.” Along similar lines, Frederick the Great said, “Man is made for error; it enters his mind naturally, and he discovers a few truths only with the greatest effort.” 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...
  • IS GOD NOW ON RUSSIA'S SIDE

    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 God’s 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...
  • War Party Oligarch

    04/01/2014 4:06:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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,...
  • Ukraine, Syria, Iran -- America isn't leading from behind, it's being left behind

    03/01/2014 3:53:36 PM PST · by Innovative · 14 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Feb 28, 2014 | K T McFarland
    Russia, flush with new-found wealth from oil exports, expands its military reach and political influence abroad. A war-weary America slashes defense spending and retreats from the world. The president embarks on a massive government-subsidized program to develop alternative energy to replace fossil fuels. Pundits cluck about America in retreat, and point to the rise of an Asian economic superpower. That’s the world circa 1976, but it sounds like quotes ripped from today’s headlines. History has a way of repeating itself, or to quote the great Yogi Bera, it’s déjŕ vu all over again. The Obama administration is looking a lot...
  • Iran & David Duke Salute Presbyterian Church USA

    02/25/2014 5:35:26 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 24, 2014 | Ryan Mauro
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Iran & David Duke Salute Presbyterian Church USAPosted By Ryan Mauro On February 24, 2014 @ 12:45 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 81 Comments If the Iranian state media and former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke salute your church’s work, your church is doing something wrong. The Presbyterian Church (USA) has published a new pamphlet that makes the case against Zionism and therefore, the premise behind Israel’s existence.The Presbyterian Church (USA) has formidable influence. Its website says it has over 2 million members and 10,000 congregations in the United States. The church’s Israel-Palestine Mission network...
  • 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...
  • Kissinger: Gassing Jews would not be a US problem

    12/11/2010 6:43:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 83 replies · 1+ views
    jpost.com ^ | 12/11/10
    ‘If they put Jews into gas chambers in the Soviet Union, it is not an American concern.’ secretary of state heard telling Nixon on 1973 tape. WASHINGTON – Henry Kissinger is heard saying the genocide of Soviet Jews would not be an American problem on newly released tapes chronicling President Nixon’s obsession with disparaging Jews and other minorities. Kissinger’s 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...
  • 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 “blank check” 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 check—for war on Iran....
  • Prez can’t be trusted on Iran - Wages war of words on sanctions proponents

    01/15/2014 8:26:00 AM PST · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Tuesday, January 14, 2014 | Jeff Robbins
    In the spring of 2006, a veteran Democratic senator visiting Boston was asked at a small gathering what the Democratic Party’s strategy was to address the advancing specter of Iranian nuclear capability. “I don’t know,” he confessed. “With any luck Israel will do something about it and the rest of us will publicly blame Israel.” The senator was not being snide. He was being candid: For many Democrats, the Iranian nuclear issue is suffused with, if not dominated by, wishful thinking. For the Democratic left, economic sanctions on Iran have been regarded with ambivalence. In late 2007, as the Democratic...
  • 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...
  • Patrick Buchanan: Are The Senkakus Worth A War? – 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 “The 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.” So this author wrote 15 years ago in “A Republic Not an Empire.” 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...
  • Patrick Buchanan: Is the Superpower Afraid Of Iran? – OpEd

    11/26/2013 7:23:47 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 32 replies
    Albany Tribune ^ | November 26, 2013 | Patrick J Buchanan
    “Iran’s Nuclear Triumph” 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. Iran’s rivals, Turkey and Egypt, are calling it a good deal. Saudi Arabia says it “could be a first step toward a comprehensive solution...
  • 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.
  • BUCHANAN DECLARES: DEATH OF THE WEST

    01/02/2002 7:00:39 AM PST · by Pokey78 · 1,136 replies · 11,616+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 01/02/2002 | Matt Drudge
    XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX WED JAN 02 2002 08:42:41 ET XXXXX BUCHANAN DECLARES: DEATH OF THE WESTThe New Year is just minutes old and now comes Pat Buchanan to warn: The Death of the West!In his ultracontroversial book, which will be banned, blocked and burned in many quarters, brave Buchanan contends that the U.S. will be a Third World nation by the year 2050. The BestSellingAuthorTVHostPresidentialCandidateColumnist predicts Europe will be inundated by an Islamic-Arab-African invasion and most First World nations, including Japan, will have begun slowly to vanish from the earth. Buchanan is primed and ready for a media ...
  • Charley Reese: {Empire Is} "The Road to Darkness"

    09/29/2003 7:01:29 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 14 replies · 197+ views
    King Features Syndicate ^ | 09-29-2003 | Reese, Charley
    Road To Darkness I really don't understand George Bush. Why can't he say: "I was convinced that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction but apparently our intelligence was faulty. I'm sorry to have misled you, but getting rid of Saddam is still a good idea, etc., and so forth"? No, there is apparently something in the Bush genes that forbids ever admitting to having made a mistake. Such arrogance cost his father a second term, and it could do the same to the son's political ambition. In the father's case, he refused to apologize to the American people for breaking...
  • 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...
  • Obama's Syria War Is Really About Iran and Israel

    09/07/2013 5:03:01 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 46 replies
    The Nation ^ | September 5, 2013 | Bob Dreyfuss
    The dirty little not-so-secret behind President Obama’s much-lobbied-for, illegal and strategically incompetent war against Syria is that it’s not about Syria at all. It’s about Iran—and Israel. And it has been from the start. By “the start,” I mean 2011, when the Obama administration gradually became convinced that it could deal Iran a mortal blow by toppling President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, a secular, Baathist strongman who is, despite all, an ally of Iran’s. Since then, taking Iran down a peg has been the driving force behind Obama’s Syria policy. Not coincidentally, the White House plans to scare members of...
  • Just whose war is this? Buchanan decries notion of Americans 'hired-out to do killing for royals'

    09/05/2013 6:19:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | September 5, 2013 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Wednesday, John Kerry told the Senate not to worry about the cost of an American war on Syria. The Saudis and Gulf Arabs, cash-fat on the $110-a-barrel oil they sell U.S. consumers, will pick up the tab for the Tomahawk missiles. Has it come to this – U.S. soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen as the mercenaries of sheikhs, sultans and emirs, Hessians of the New World Order, hired out to do the big-time killing for Saudi and Sunni royals? Yesterday, too, came a stunning report in the Washington Post. The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations has joined...
  • Uprooting the New Racism (Patrick J. Buchanan)

    03/29/2008 4:00:18 PM PDT · by Main Street · 22 replies · 1,144+ views
    humanevents.com ^ | 03/28/2008 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    In his Philadelphia address on race, Sen. Obama identified as a root cause of white resentment affirmative action -- the punishing of white working- and middle-class folks for sins they did not commit: "Most working- and middle-class white Americans don't feel that they have been particularly privileged by their race," said Barack. "As far as they're concerned, no one's handed them anything. ... So when they ... hear that an African American is getting an advantage in landing a good job or a spot in a good college because of an injustice that they themselves never committed ... resentment builds...
  • Pat Buchanan: 'Whites Are the Only Group That You Can Discriminate Against Legally in America Now'

    08/24/2013 3:20:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 24, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan made a statement Friday guaranteed to make liberal media members' heads spin. During a discussion about Affirmative Action on PBS's McLaughlin Group, Buchanan said, "Whites are the only group that you can discriminate against legally in America now" (video follows with transcript and commentary): (VIDEO-AT-LINK)JOHN MCLAUGHLIN, HOST: Are you saying college admissions should be based on diversity? ELEANOR CLIFT, NEWSWEEK/DAILY BEAST: Yeah, I mean, I think lots of factors go into diversity. I think race can be one of them, and I think the Supreme Court so far agrees with that. MCLAUGHLIN: 67 percent opposed it,...
  • Buchanan: ‘Whites are Only Group You Can Discriminate Against in America’

    08/24/2013 11:39:11 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 24 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 24, 2013 | Evan McMurry
    Denouncing the use of race in college admissions on PBS’ The McLaughlin Group, former Richard Nixon speechwriter and GOP presidential candidate Pat Buchanan claimed that caucasians were the only group in America who could be legally discriminated against. “It should be like the NFL: whoever’s the best player plays, and whoever does best academically should be advanced,” Buchanan said of diversity in collegiate acceptances. “What is wrong with that?” “I think there’s an argument to be said that the greatest affirmative action program that there is in the country is being born white,” panelist Michelle Bernard argued. “There is a...
  • Buchanan defends foreign aid – for Hamas

    02/01/2006 10:09:49 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 280 replies · 4,385+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 02/01/2006 | Patrick Buchanan
    Buchanan defends foreign aid – for Hamas-------------------------------------------------------- Posted: February 1, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2006 Creators Syndicate Inc. Ever since President Bush, sometime after 9-11, converted to neoconservatism, his Middle East policy has suffered from the triple defects of that subspecies of the Right: hubris, ideology and immaturity. Neoconservatives see the world as they wish it to be, not as it is. Like teenagers, they act on impulse and rail against the counsel of experience. "Often clever, never wise," Russell Kirk said of the breed. Repeatedly, Bush was warned by traditional conservatives that to send a U.S. army to...
  • Egypt’s army crosses the Rubicon

    08/17/2013 2:51:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Human Events ^ | August 16, 2013 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    “Sire, clear the square with gunfire or abdicate.” That was the message one of his generals gave the young czar Nicholas I in December of 1825, as thousands of civilians and soldiers massed in Senate Square to challenge his claim to the throne. Nicholas gave the order, the cannons fired, and he and his heirs ruled Russia for another century, until Nicholas II was overthrown, and murdered by Bolsheviks. Such was the moment Egypt’s army faced on Wednesday, with thousands of backers of the Muslim Brotherhood encamped in Cairo, challenging its rule. The slaughter that ensued, 500 dead the first...
  • Obama's moment — a deal with Iran!

    08/12/2013 4:09:17 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 8 replies
    Journal-Advocate ^ | 7/31/2013 | Pat Buchanan
    In his second term, Richard Nixon had Watergate, but also the rescue of Israel in the Yom Kippur War. In his second term, Ronald Reagan had Iran-Contra, but also a treaty eliminating U.S. and Soviet missiles in Europe, his "tear-down-this-wall" moment in Berlin and his lead role in ending the Cold War. In his second term, Bill Clinton had Monica, but also came close to a peace treaty between Ehud Barak and Yasser Arafat. Obama's second-term scandals — IRS, Benghazi, wiretapping The Associated Press and Fox — are in the low-kiloton range compared to the resignation of Nixon or the...
  • Andrew Sullivan: ‘With Any Luck’ America Won’t Be a Superpower in 20 Years

    07/21/2013 6:31:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    NewsBusters.org. ^ | July 21, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Talk about your America-hating media members. On the final episode of the syndicated Chris Matthews Show Sunday, Andrew Sullivan actually said that - to laughter from many in the studio - “with any luck,” America won’t be a superpower in 20 years (video follows with transcript and commentary):Andrew Sullivan: ‘With Any Luck’ America Won’t Be a Superpower in 20 Years CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: Andrew, are we going to be - being we Americans, you included - are we going to be the great, are we still going to use that word superpower? I don't even like it very much. The...