Foreign Policy & War

Opposing Imperialism Isn’t Isolationism

When pundits and rival politicians call Ron Paul an “isolationist,” they mislead the American people — and they know it. They know it? How could they not? Ron Paul is for unilateral, unconditional free trade. He believes any American should be perfectly free to buy from or sell to any person in the world. In that sense — the laissez-faire ... [click for more]

Clinton’s Loose War Talk

When President Obama spoke before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee some weeks ago, he admonished those who engaged in “loose talk of war” about Iran. Apparently, his secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, didn’t get the memo. The Associated Press reported this week, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made clear Saturday that time is running out for diplomacy ... [click for more]

The Missing Peace Dividend

I recall watching the TV news the evening that Germans were taking sledgehammers to the Berlin Wall. They were smashing it into little souvenirs, reminders of a world split in two for decades. I allowed myself to feel happy for a people who had never known any type of freedom, anything of life that was not under authoritarian rule. ... [click for more]

Are Obama and Netanyahu Trying to Push Iran toward a Nuke?

Opponents of war with Iran got a boost the other day from an unlikely source. Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper told a Senate committee, “We do not know … if Iran will eventually decide to build nuclear weapons.” This would be news to most Americans, who for several years have been subjected to a steady drumbeat of ... [click for more]

RT Russia Today with Yulia Shapovalova: Calls to stop Syria ‘killing machine’ at UN as Russia, China slam sanctions

Jacob Hornberger, the founder and president of the Future of Freedom Foundation, told RT that the only thing UN resolutions can do is “pour fuel onto the fire.” “That is the whole idea of these resolutions,” he explained. The real thrust of any resolution on Syria would be regime change, he added: “It begins with sanctions. It goes into embargoes, ... [click for more]
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