Why The Neutralist? The term Isolationist implies a narrow Fortress America outlook and is used as an epithet. The term Neutralist does not indicate someone hiding out from the world. No one calls the Swiss isolationists. The Wilsonian world view is old, tired and wrong. Our interventions have been less and less successful and now the failure can no longer be covered up.
Friday, September 23, 2016
Sunday, September 18, 2016
So, we and the Australians admit that we "done it." The body count this morning is up to 83 and presumably will go higher. Could it have been a real targeting error? Yes. People here on SST who have participated in air targeting know how easy it is to make a mistake. But, there are some unusual things about this "error." The SAA has been occupying these positions for six months or so. Presumably US imagery and SIGINT analysts have been looking at them all that time and producing map overlays that show who is where in detail. These documents would be widely available especially to air units and their targeteers. US coalition led air has not struck previously in the Deir al-Zor area. Why now? Were they asked to strike? The US does not talk to the Syrian government. How would they have been asked? Who would have designated the targets? They struck in the presence of SAA troops without any ground liaison? And what of the timing two days before the US-Russian deal was to be expanded into active cooperation?
Burden of proof is on USG.
The other remarks at SST about the Powers-Ash-Votel attitudes are also telling.
American FP is a mess. Ruling the world is not working. Bring the boys home.
Sunday, September 04, 2016
OTOH, Hillary is exposed on all flanks. She's a continuation of Obama's (and her husband's) policies, which, as already pointed out, have been economically disastrous. Her tour as Sec State was disastrous. Her emails and the cover-up are embarrassments (or should be). Her own words (and her husband's) can be used against her; e.g. to brain addled to recall security procedures. Her stint as a US Senator was lackluster. She has taken $Gazzillions from Wall St. She has a record of government service and there's nothing good that can be said about any of it. And there's all the lies. I am looking forward to what she attempts to do to spin all of that. I can't figure an effective strategy.
It may not make one vote for Trump, but it does high light what a disaster she it.
Thursday, September 01, 2016
and boy is it ever. He features articles from some of the most outré writers going. Never a dull moment.
He himself does an occasional column under the American Pravda banner.
His most recent offering is about the tricks the Brits took to inveigle us into WWII.
If you thought it all started with either the Gulf War (Don't go wobbly, George) or the Iraq invasion, well think again.
No Mr. Unz persuasively makes the case that Britain infiltrated just about everything in government to get us into war.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
File this under, If that is how a country runs its foreign policy, it does not deserve to have one-apologies to Dickens
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
When the Daily Chatter appeared in the inbox, there was hope. It did not last long. DC is an email digest that promises the world in a couple of minutes. A few snapshots maybe, but le monde, non.
What is worse, DC repeats the same goofy anti Russian, dare we say it, chatter that is already all over the media from Vox to the MSM.
Today, they start off with the piece, Russian Roulette, with the usual media bias.
Negotiating with Russian President Vladimir Putin must feel a bit like Russian roulette. You know there’s a bullet in the chamber somewhere; you’re just not sure when it will go off.A bit loaded that, but in setting the tone, the rest does not disappoint either.
With his 2014 invasion of Ukraine and his 2015 bombing campaign in Syria, the crafty Russian leader has pioneered a new sort of post-Cold War diplomacy.His invasion of Ukraine – as indicated by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s recent gaffe — is all-but forgotten. With the rest of the world’s attention fractured across various conflicts from Afghanistan to Syria, however, his troops and proxies have actually “steadily escalated the fighting” this summer, according to the Washington Post.
Much of the Post article is hinting. Some of it might be true, but nowhere are the machinations of Nato and the West mentioned.
The Daily Chatter in this and previous postings never mentions who started the whole business. They do not reference the rioting out of an elected, if unpopular president and the actions of Nuland and Pyatt in the event.
The rest of the article is the same silly speculation and
Ah but we eventually get to the full import of the article,
Sunday, July 31, 2016
On CNN he discusses Putin with CNN's Michael Smerconish who recycled some talking points that Professor Cohen swatted away. Please watch the video of a non-neocon getting on TV and doing something that is just not done, like making sense.