Tagged: NATO

NATO and Ukraine

One of Russia’s chief demands, when pretending to negotiate was still part of their game, was that Ukraine agree never to apply for NATO membership. This demand suited most of NATO quite well, since in their zeal to protect their financial deals with Vladimir Putin and to maintain the Putin-friendly appearance of neutrality regarding Ukraine, the NATO countries were only too happy to...

Cognitive Dissonance, Demonstrated

Poland, which has a much clearer picture of what is happening to Ukraine than any other Western nation, since it is happening on their doorstep, and since they know from horrible experience that their turn to face the same fate will be coming soon enough, has done the unthinkable in today’s climate, namely step outside the echo chamber of concerned posturing and actually...

Garry Kasparov Calls BS on the World’s “Strong Response”

I am just placing this out here for those who, like myself, do not have Twitter accounts and generally do not waste time in the world of competing echo chambers. Here, for once, is an echo that deserves to reverberate around for a while. Open your mind to it, and give it your full consideration. That’s all….

Rules for Recognizing a Tyrant’s Propagandists

I am going to show you a short clip of Tucker Carlson, on February 16th, interviewing a supposed retired U.S. Army colonel who, like Carlson, is cheering for Vladimir Putin to regain control of the former Soviet slave states, and ultimately to establish dominance over all of Europe. Why do I describe Carlson’s wishes this way? Because everything Carlson and his supposed U.S....

Tucker Carlson, Putin Asset

Fox News, apparently seeking to blow itself out as a credible home for conservative views, much as did the political Party with which the network is aligned, seems to be on a trajectory into unabashed pandering to the so-called “alt right,” an ugly term in itself which is nevertheless also a euphemism for “Vladimir Putin’s interests.” Tucker Carlson is a fast-talking simpleton who...

Elitism vs. Snobbery

This past week, the NATO summit — am I alone in having to stifle a chortle every time we hear of today’s global “ruling class” labeling any of their champagne-and-empty-talking-points soirĂ©es a summit? — was turned upside down in a manner most typical of our social-media-infested age. Several VIPs (aka halfwits) were caught on video mocking Donald Trump in his absence. The comical...