Category Archives: foreign policy

War, What Is It Good For?

  Troopaganda Eats Its Own Tail By David Swanson/ OpEd News/ November 12, 2017 First they tell you what to think the wars are for. They’re for protection from evil enemies, for spreading democracy and human rights. Then you discover … Continue reading

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172 Countries and Territories?!!

AMERICA’S FORGOTTEN WARS New York Times Editorial/ October 23, 2017 The United States has been at war continuously since the attacks of 9/11 and now has just over 240,000 active-duty and reserve troops in at least 172 countries and territories. … Continue reading

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WARS: WHO KNEW?

How We Learned Not To Care About America’s Wars  By Andrew Bacevich/ TomDispatch/ October 5, 2017 Consider, if you will, these two indisputable facts.  First, the United States is today more or less permanently engaged in hostilities in not one … Continue reading

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Random Musings

When we don’t get health care, tax reform, gun control or any of the myriad things that the majority of American citizens want, many people are puzzled and ask, “Why is that?” The answer should be obvious. Billionaires and Big Corporations … Continue reading

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POLICEMEN OF THE WORLD

 More Thoughts on Trump’s UN Declaration of War Against Iran and North Korea By Paul Craig Roberts/ paulcraigroberts.org/ September 19, 2017 Trump’s UN speech makes it clear that Trump’s presidency, in terms of his campaign promise to remove Washington from … Continue reading

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North Korea and Nuclear Sanity

Letter published in Monterey Herald, August 2 Your editorial about North Korea–along with the many statements of hawkish politicians beating the war drums–is both absurd and dangerous. North Korea has no desire to attack us.  They may be evil and cruel … Continue reading

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WHO NEEDS DEMOCRACY ANYWAY?

US State Department considers dropping ‘democracy’ from its mission statement By Josh Rogin/ Washington Post/ August 1, 2017 The US State Department is considering dropping “democracy” from its key mission statement as Secretary of State Rex Tillersonorders his department to … Continue reading

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ELECTION DO-OVER

Letter to Editor, Monterey Herald, June14 If collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia is proven, wouldn’t that mean the 2016 presidential election was essentially stolen? If so, a new election would be warranted. A fraudulent election should not stand. We … Continue reading

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How Trump Sees the World

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