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.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Saudi Crown Prince gets the Adolph Hitler award for creative war delcaration

"This night for the first time Polish regular soldiers fired on our own territory. Since 5:45 a. m. we have been returning the fire... I will continue this struggle, no matter against whom, until the safety of the Reich and its rights are secured"

The words above were spoken by Adolph Hitler on September 1, 1949.  It was a lie.  German operatives had executed a false flag op to blame Poland for starting a war.

In one of those plus ça changey things that eternally recur, Saudi Gulf affairs minister Thamer al-Sabhan has claimed that Lebanon has declared war on the desert sand kingdom.  Though laughably absurd.  There may be some people who pretend to take it seriously.  At least he didn't claim to be returning the fire.

According to Reuters, "Thamer said the Lebanese government would “be dealt with as a government declaring war on Saudi Arabia” because of what he described as aggression by Hezbollah."

What he kinda really means is that someone tossed a missile at the Saudi airport and it either hit the place or was repelled. 

He blames Hezies and by extension, Lebanon.  A bit of a stretch no doubt, but that's our ally.  So what's he gonna do about it?  Well, what can he do about it.  The Saudi army can't punch its way out of a paper bag.

Thamer isn't stupid enough to not know that.  So what's going?

Not completely sure, but the headline at Zero Hedge is interesting:

"Explosive" Leaked Secret Israeli Cable Confirms Israeli-Saudi Coordination To Provoke War

Alone in the world, the Saudis would be quiet little mice.  The Saudis and Israelis cannot be seen together too much, but that Wahabit-Zionist alliance is something.

At the Neutralist, we would not care.  Unfortunately, someone might want to ensnare the country we are neutral about in all these shenanigans.

That the type of thing that leads us to want this country to be neutral for.

The oil is not worth the bones of one American GI.

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Is a war against Hezbollah brewing?

Lebanese PM Hariri resigned and both Sic Semper Tyrannis and Moon of Alabama are reporting that a possible Saudi war on Hezbollah might be forthcoming as the Syrian anti-Assad adventure comes a cropper.  Of course, in the end it is the targeting of Iran that is what it is all about.

Colonel sees the attack coming from Israel with the possibility at 50%.  Well that figures.  Even with google maps and a GPS, the Saudis couldn't find their way to Lebanon to save their lives.

The Neutralist is not sure where the U.S. figures in all this, but it is doubtful anything would happen without our government knowing about.

It does seem, though,  a harebrained scheme, which is about what one would expect.

The Neutralist must note again, that the U.S. need not be a part of any of this.  Yeah, we know that there is oil, but it not worth the bones of any American G.I.

Sing it Freda, Bring the Boys Home!

Update: Saudi Crown Prince has arrested just about his whole family.  How this all ties in is also discussed by SST and MOA.

In light of all that, we are seeing the chances of an attack at less than 50%.  There is a possibility the Israelis see everyone else distracted and no time like the present, but other than an air strike here and there, they have not been all that adventurous since the last Lebanese incursion.

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Hey Rep. Duncan, why must it be only conservative displaying common sense

  The headline on the antiwar.com blog read Rep. John Duncan: No Conservative should support staying in Afghanistan.

We agree, John, but actually, anyone with even semi-decent cognitive skills should support the withdrawal.  

Of course, if someone can cogently answer the question, how are American troops in Afghanistan defending our freedom?, we could consider changing our mind.

So far no one has come close.

Then there is Max Boot who in being asked a question on Syria when Tucker Carlson had him on his show had no answer, but loves every war and still has ardor for keeping soldiers in the country known as "the graveyard of empires." 

Sane people of all persuasions know it is time to go.  We know Max will never be in that camp.