Tag: Russia

Jun 12

Saudi air chief killed in #Scud attack. We must adapt this new foreign policy NOW. #ISIS

A few unanswered questions: 1) Where did the Houthis get the Scuds and the know-how to accurately target them? 2) Who supplied the intelligence that the Saudi air chief would be at the base? 3) Why was there only one or two Patriot batteries protecting the air base?  It was obvious that 15 incoming missiles …

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May 13

USAF deploys combat aircraft to Eastern Europe and the Baltics – IHS Jane’s 360

What about Ukraine? Will these be enough to deter Russian aggression there?  Will they stop a Russian invasion of the Baltics? I submit that if Russia wants to expand beyond Ukraine these “shows of force” will be quickly overwhelmed.  They will serve to create a warlike state with the US and Obama will do nothing …

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Mar 26

Max Boot: Obama’s Mideast Realignment – WSJ

The basic question for all this is how Obama is furthering our national interest.  Will Iran stop sponsoring terrorism?  Will their threat to us be less than the Sunnis? Than ISIS or al Qaeda?  Will they be an adequate substitute if Saudi and Gulf oil supplies are disrupted?  Will he allow US oil production to …

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Mar 24

Russian Threat Looms: U.S. Air Defense Troops Train Fast Deployment in Poland | Restoring Liberty

Russian Threat Looms: U.S. Air Defense Troops Train Fast Deployment in Poland1 Comment24 Mar 2015Poland, Troops by News Editor By AP. U.S. air defense troops are training rapid deployment of Patriot missile launchers in Poland amid concerns that the conflict between Russia-backed rebels and government forces in Ukraine is threatening the security in the region. …

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Mar 11

One Year Later, Obama Administration Still ‘Reviewing’ Lethal Aid to #Ukraine

One Year Later, Obama Administration Still ‘Reviewing’ Lethal Aid to Ukraine March 10, 2015 By Molly O’Toole For roughly a year, Obama officials have been weighing lethal aid to Ukraine. Some 6,000 Ukrainians have via One Year Later, Obama Administration Still ‘Reviewing’ Lethal Aid to Ukraine – Defense One.

Jan 22

Sen. #Menedez is Looking Better in Foreign Affairs

I was not a big Menendez fan.  I still think that on the whole Steve Lonegan was a much better choice, particularly on domestic issues. However, Senator Menendez has demonstrated a good grasp of the threats to our country from Iran and from elsewhere in the Middle East.  His comments yesterday about Obama’s speech taking …

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Jul 23

#Ukraine rebel commander acknowledges fighters had BUK missile

  Rebel commander Alexander Khodakovsky of the so-called Vostok battalion – or eastern battalion – speaks during an interview in Donetsk, July 8, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Maxim Zmeyev Hat tip to Reuters DONETSK Ukraine #Reuters# – A powerful Ukrainian rebel leader has confirmed that pro-Russian separatists had an anti-aircraft missile of the type Washington says was …

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Jun 12

BBC News – Kiev says three Russian tanks entered east #Ukraine

Has Obama taken his eye off the ball with the VA, Immigration, Middle East, #Bergdahl crises?  Ans….he never had his eye ON the ball. And so it begins. George Kiev says three Russian tanks entered east Ukraine A Ukrainian tank is seen here firing during a clash with rebels in Sloviansk earlier this month Continue …

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Jun 12

10 Dangers in the #Iraq Crisis

If there was ever a reason why we should not engage in nation building, this is it.  The process failed in Vietnam, it failed in Afghanistan twice (USSR and USA), and it failed in Iraq.  I have always contended that these “artificial” states created in the Middle East after WW I were doomed to revert …

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May 28

Obama’s Foreign Policy Speech Was Appeasement BS

What a joke!  Except that its not funny. Obama will not act unless someone else is there with us.  Now…if that someone asks for our help, and it is not in our interest to do so, will we act?  I suspect that Obama will.  What he did in Libya is a case in point. Obama …

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