Tagged: Putin

A Border Dispute

“Why should the world risk nuclear annihilation over what is essentially just a border dispute between Russia and Ukraine?” So ask the Glenn Greenwalds and Tucker Carlsons of the world. Let us assume, for the sake of argument, that such people are not being directly instructed by the Kremlin to pose the question that way, but that it represents their sincere, independent view...

Random Reflections

The spoils.– Deliberately kill tens of thousands of civilians on the road to victory — “the awful reality of war.” Deliberately kill tens of thousands of civilians on the road to defeat? National ignominy and shame that will live for generations. Russia today, along with, incidentally, all of Vladimir Putin’s well-known international apologists and allies in “alt-right” demagoguery and its media affiliates. French...

An Object Lesson On Being and Experience

“With all the atrocities and the humanitarian crisis ongoing in Ukraine, how can anyone care about something so insignificant as Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Academy Awards?” So say many self-important voices today, as they attempt to show their moral superiority over those who dare to care about this little Oscars story during a war. On its face, the criticism rings...

What Surrender Sounds Like

French President Emmanuel Macron, a classic little nothing who pretends to importance by proudly serving as Europe’s message delivery boy, has bravely submitted a resolution to the UN Security Council begging for permission from Vladimir Putin to “guarantee unhindered humanitarian access to meet the urgent needs of the remaining population in Ukraine.” They did nothing to help Ukraine prepare for this unjust and...

What The West Is Not

Putin’s propaganda machine has been spreading misinformation — that favorite word of Western haters of free speech these days, used here in its proper context — trying to weaken Ukrainians by telling them their leaders have already abandoned them by fleeing the country. Tucker Carlson was probably already wetting his pants with giddiness over this exciting news from his master. Unfortunately, as with...

Tucker Carlson Asks A Question

I only happen upon such things by accident, since I do not deliberately seek out totalitarian propaganda, but I see Fox News’ Chief Kremlin Correspondent Tucker Carlson is at it again. On his show recently, Carlson, in his full whining high school debate loser intonation, confronted Republican congressman Mike Turner with this remarkable battery of questions: Who’s got the energy reserves? Who’s the...

Bolton Kneels Before The Emperor(s)

Even many conservative Trump skeptics continue to buy into the standard, long-running narrative that National Security Advisor John Bolton, who played cheerleader for Trump until he finally won that plum administration job he had clearly been angling for (just like seemingly every other Fox News commentator), is some kind of rough-and-tumble, straight-talking military throwback. In truth, moustachioed affectations aside, Bolton is just another...

A Real Chess Master Assesses a Fake One

Donald Trump’s White House has simply refused to impose sanctions voted for by veto-proof majorities of the House and Senate — sanctions, not surprisingly, against Russia. Sanctions related to the Putin regime’s active interference in the 2016 Presidential Election, among other thuggeries. Why doesn’t this even seem peculiar? Trump’s groupies are hell-bent on persuading themselves — we’re way past the stage when they...

The Audacity of Dope, aka Trump vs. Trump

Boasting of his brilliant meeting with Vladimir Putin, whom he loves so much he can’t stand it, Donald J. Trump — entrepreneur, billionaire, dumbest man in any given room — blurted out a series of tweets, including this doozy: Putin & I discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit so that election hacking, & many other negative things, will be guarded.. — Donald...

Real Thug Trumps TV Tough Guy

So yesterday a wily former KGB agent got over two hours to have a crack at a simpleton who knows the nation’s most prized state secrets. What could go wrong? So begins a valuable article by Patterico at RedState assessing how badly Donald Trump got used by Vladimir Putin during their meeting at the G20. Citing the analysis of Stephen Hayes, the author emphasizes the absurdity of the...