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.

Monday, November 19, 2012

What's it all about,Gaza?

So our pres in Thailand is standing up for right and justice, There’s no country on Earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders. We are fully supportive of Israel’s right to defend itself.”  Are those crazy Palestinians lobbing missiles because they are a nation of nut jobs?

Justin Raimondo disagrees.  The current contretemps is the result of an Israeli desire to stop a push for peace.  Those Hamas missiles seem to have no accuracy and do almost no damage, what really set them off?

Raimondo posits that the Hamas military honcho, Ahmed al-Jabari, was about to push a peace deal and thus had to be eliminated.  As to the peace deal, he cites  Gershon Baskin, initiator and negotiator of the secret back channel for the release of Gilad Shalit, that the deal was in the works.

Justin writes that the aggression was the result of the Israeli PM's desire to avoid peace in the quest for a greater Israel.  To read Justin's article go to antiwar.com.  

The Neutralist cannot vouch for what Justin writes.  Obviously we do believe it is not in our country's interest to be involved on either side of the conflict.  President Obama's statement about poor Israel having to defend itself against the joke rockets is, in itself, a joke.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Over at Sic Semper Tyrannis

I have been reading Col. Lang's Sic Semper Tyrannis blog for some time now.  A writer at another website said his info was reliable.  I am not the person to judge, but what he writes always seems to have the ring of truth.

Not that I always agree.  For example, there is nothing kind I can say about his support for the Libyan uprising.

It is with some joy that I read what he wrote at the end of a post on November 8th.

We can't afford this Defense Department.  Change the foreign policy, kill the acquisition contracts, pension people off after shrinking the ground forces and come home. 

I would guess Col. Lang takes some pride in his career and has done his best to serve his country.  Still, as our situation reduces to its absurd, some conclusions are inevitable to the sane mind.  

Read Sic Semper Tyrannis.