Foreign Policy

R3publican: Yes Congress, Afghanistan is Your Vietnam

Does any member have the courage and vision to take responsibility?

By ANDREW J. BACEVICHAugust 11, 2017

20th Century “Angel of Mercy.” D. R. Howe (Glencoe, MN) treats the wounds of Private First Class D. A. Crum (New Brighton, PA), “H” Company, 2nd Battalion, Fifth Marine Regiment, during Operation Hue City, Vietnam, 1968. (Public Domain/USMC)

Just shy of fifty years ago on November 7, 1967, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, chaired by J. William Fulbright, Democrat of Arkansas, met in executive session to assess the progress of the ongoing Vietnam War. Secretary of State Dean Rusk was the sole witness invited to testify. Even today, the transcript of Rusk’s remarks and the subsequent exchange with committee members make for depressing reading.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/yes-congress-afghanistan-is-your-vietnam/

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R3publican: Milk-Bar Clausewitzes, Bean Curd Napoleons

In the Reign of Kaiser Don
FRED REED • AUGUST 3, 2017 • 1,900 WORDS

Why do those inadequate little men in Washington and New York dream of new wars? Because the empire is near a tipping point.

Washington must either either start a war in Korea, or get faced down by the North, its carriers ignored, its bombers “sending signals” and making “shows of force” without result. For the empire this is a loss of face and credibility, and an example to others that America can be challenged.

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http://www.unz.com/freed/milk-bar-clausewitzes-bean-curd-napoleons/

original source: Fred on Everything

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R3publicans: Is George Soros Behind This Plot to Topple Trump?

by Nick Giambruno, Senior Editor

The Establishment is setting up Donald Trump.

The mainstream media hates him. Hollywood hates him. The “Intellectual Yet Idiot” academia class hates him.

Most critically, the CIA hates him. So does the rest of the Deep State, or the permanently entrenched “national security” bureaucracy. They did everything possible to stop Trump from taking office. None of it worked.

I think the CIA hates Trump for a very simple reason: he’s threatening to take away their livelihood.

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http://www.internationalman.com/articles/is-george-soros-behind-this-plot-to-topple-trump

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R3publicans: The Party’s Over: America’s Post-Soviet Power Trip Is Coming to an End

The Pentagon concludes that it no longer enjoys the luxury of global dominance. Is this the beginning of a new era?

Paul Goncharoff
Mon, Jul 24, 2017

Perhaps the only successful US military conquest in the last 20 years

Perhaps the only successful US military conquest in the last 20 years

While my interests by choice are business and the economic sphere of things, by necessity thinking on the body politic at times is useful if for no other reason but to take a step back and reassess my business viewpoints.

The other day I took a break from the FT, Economist and WSJ and read a new study released by the US Defense Department, “At Our Own Peril: DoD Risk Assessment in a Post-Primacy World”.

read more at http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/partys-over-americas-post-soviet-power-trip-coming-end/ri20472

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R3publicans: Nikki Haley Seeks Ancient Neocon Wisdom From John Bolton

Nikki Haley receives much-needed how-to-bomb-Iran advice from seasoned neocon John Bolton

ducks-250x192.jpg?itok=ztw8G8I9Riley Waggaman

We are all deeply nostalgic for the days of yore—the days before Nikki Haley was muzzled by the State Department—when our favorite South Carolina peach made daily headlines with her barely literate, Facebook-rant diplomacy.

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http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/nikki-haley-seeks-ancient-neocon-wisdom-demonic-walrus-moustache-john-bolton/ri20484

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Top general admits Russia could easily kick the US out of Syria

General Raymond Thomas, who heads the US special operations command, says the US is in Syria illegally and could be forced out by Russia

  • The commander of the US Special Operations Command, Gen. Raymond Thomas, has dropped a bombshell in an interview reported by Newsweek.
  • According to Thomas, his forces operating in Syria are in violation of international law and Russia has the legal high ground:

    read more at http://theduran.com/top-general-admits-russia-easily-kick-us-syria/

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    5 weird conspiracy theories from CIA Director Mike Pompeo

    Mike Pompeo sounds increasingly unhinged when talking about Russia, Wikileaks and the media.

    • In a tirade against Russia based news outlets RT and Sputnik, Donald Trump’s CIA Director Mike Pompeo blasted Russia for interfering not only in the 2016 US Presidential election but “the one before that and the one before that”. This would imply that Russia helped install Barack Obama in the White House even after his severely anti-Russian foreign policy became well known.

    read more at http://theduran.com/5-weird-conspiracy-theories-from-cia-director-mike-pompeo/

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