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Remember When U.S. Officials Loved Assad?

President Obama and his mouthpieces in the mainstream press are outraged that Russian President Vladimir Putin is partnering with Syrian ruler Bashar al-Assad in the global war on terrorism. “Doesn’t Putin realize that Assad is a dictator?” they exclaim. “Why doesn’t Putin instead work with the U.S. to oust Assad from power? they ask. Putin’s position is that Assad is ...

NYT Doubles Down on Ben Carson and Nazi Germany

Apparently not satisfied with publishing an article by University of Vermont professor Alan E. Steinweis criticizing GOP candidate Ben Carson for suggesting that widespread gun ownership among Jews in Nazi Germany could have saved lives — an article that I termed one of the most ludicrous I’ve ever read — the New York Times has decided to double ...

Is Pinochet’s Assassination of Letelier Still a Conspiracy Theory?

In a story by John Dinges, Newsweek is reporting that the U.S. State Department has released long-secret documents “showing convincing evidence from as early as 1978 that [Chilean dictator Augusto) Pinochet gave the order to commit an act of terrorism in Washington, D.C., and murder Orlando Letelier and an American woman.” The article points out that “five U.S. ...

How Can Anyone Still Be an Interventionist?

Given the ongoing disasters in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, Libya, and the rest of the Middle East, how can anyone in his right mind still be an interventionist? Look at Iraq. The U.S. invasion and multi-year occupation of that country was supposed to bring a paradise of peace, prosperity, and harmony to the country. That’s what killing all those Iraqis ...

An Awesome Conference on U.S. Foreign Policy

I just returned from Texas where I had the good fortune of participating in one of the most awesome conferences I’ve ever participated in. As I told the audience at the beginning of my talk, when I initially received the invitation to speak, I almost said no because I knew nothing about the group that was inviting me—the Texas ...

Texas Conference on Saturday

I'm headed to Texas today to speak at a conference tomorrow (Saturday, October 10) on U.S. foreign policy at Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth. The conference is sponsored by the Texas Millennial Institute, a group of young Texas libertarians. The conference runs all day -- from 10 ...

Never-Ending U.S. Hypocrisy on Cuba

In a visit to Cuba to improve relations, U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker dutifully lectured Cuban officials on what they need to do to improve conditions in Cuba. According to an article on ABCNews.com, Prizker said, We urge President Castro and his government to make it easier for Cuban citizens to trade and travel more freely, to enjoy the fruits ...

Automatic U.S. Involvement in a Korean War

I wonder how many Americans realize that the U.S. national-security state has brought the possibility of automatic war — that is, a war that involves no presidential or congressional deliberation. That’s the case with Korea. Today, there are 28,500 U.S. troops in Korea. Why are they stationed there? They’re stationed there to ensure automatic U.S. involvement in a war that breaks ...

U.S. Tyranny Against Bobby Fischer

This past weekend, I saw Pawn Sacrifice, the new movie about Bobby Fischer, the world-renowned American chess player who defeated Russian Boris Spassky to become the first American ever to win the world championship in chess. It was an interesting and entertaining account of Fischer’s life up until the time he won the championship in 1972 in Reykjavik, Iceland. ...

Killing People Over There and Random Mass Murders Over Here

Another random mass murder, this time at a community college in Oregon. Officials are scratching their heads trying to figure out motive but so far meeting with no success. All that we know is that the killer was off-kilter mentally. In light of this new mass murder, permit me to restate my theory on why America is besieged by random ...
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