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.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Yes We should be okay with this!

Enraged US Threatens to Close Iraq Embassy Over Militia Attacks

And bring the troops home from everywhere.

the great and noble Professor Stephen Cohen passed away more than a week ago

I knew something was not good when he was not heard from in a long while.

Professor Cohen was a voice of sanity that will be missed.

To learn something of the man, watching the video would be worth your time.

His discussions on the John Batchelor Show can be searched and are worth listening to.

Recently, funerals have been weaponized in this country and made spectacle from McCain to RBG.  That won't be done for Professor Cohen which is all too the good as his dignity will be preserved.

If we go to another dimension, may he find rest.

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Syria - What's the point?

Two articles to address the question, why are we in Syria?

From the Washington Times:

Road clash with Russians renews debate over U.S. mission in Syria


Ben Wolfgang

Well, it's about time, but we at the Neutralist have not seen much "debate." Mostly just sputtering about the Russkies are not nice and Assad is a meanie.

The second one, 

by Kelley Beaucar Vlahos

at The American Conservative looks at the theft of oil and how it has become important.  At the end of the day, it's theft, of course.

Also at the end of the day, not to mention at dawn, there is real reason for us to be in the Middle East.  If anyone has a rational argument for how our intervention benefits the American people, the Neutralist would love to hear it.