Tag Archives: Syria

The Other Ratchet

  I’ve written before about how our political process is like a ratchet, where the Republicans apply rightward force, while the Democrats allow this rightward movement but whenever there’s a lull, they lock into place and prevent any movement back … Continue reading

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Domesticated

  Trump ran for office vowing to change US foreign policy and put America first. That didn’t last long. Trump’s cruise missile attack on Syria in response to the Syrian military’s so-called chemical weapon attack, marks the culmination of a … Continue reading

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Internal divisions

  The election of Donald Trump is provoking internal divisions within the deep state, leading to some very interesting disclosures. Indeed, there is a battle being waged¬†for influence and control in the presumptive Trump administration. It might be useful to … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy is thy name

  Only our unique American exceptionalism could create hypocrisy so great that it threatens to blot out the sun. Historians have documented that empires fail when the discrepancy between what elites say and what they do grows too large. It’s … Continue reading

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The Deep State Goes Rogue

  It appears that the military/intelligence arm of the deep state has gone rogue, bombing Syrian Army positions, and potentially jeopardizing the truce agreement with Russia that Secretary of State, John Kerry negotiated, and President Obama signed off on. Here’s … Continue reading

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The political/economy of empire

  While it’s useful to focus on what we can all do to make things better, going local will only go so far.¬†Entering a presidential election between two deeply unpopular candidates, we are faced with problems that require a national … Continue reading

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Job Interview

  The 51 State Department officials who signed a memo urging the Obama administration to bomb Syria must be applying for a position in the future Hillary Clinton administration. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has made it known that she favors … Continue reading

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