International Politics

No, I am not just being contrary…

No, I am not just being contrary…

So, today is apparently Ronald Wilson Reagan’s 102nd birthday, and all over the Facebook are posts and memes dumping on...

Is it really almost August?…

Is it really almost August?…

Good lord.  So much for my plan to write more this year. So, what, you may ask, has awakened me...

Fantasists, narcissists, murderers and criminals…

Fantasists, narcissists, murderers and criminals…

I’ve been saying for a long time that [tag]the British[/tag] have had a much more enlightened conception of [tag]Al Qaeda[/tag]...

This man should have been our President…

This man should have been our President…

I’m really not going to say very much right now.  While I’m excessively pleased that [tag]Al Gore[/tag] has just won...

Not everyone is bummed about the war…

Not everyone is bummed about the war…

A vital element in keeping the peace is our military establishment. Our arms must be mighty, ready for instant action,...

Oh you naughty Fidel…

Oh you naughty Fidel…

So, a new film made by a German filmmaker, called Rendezvous With Death, claims that the JFK assassination was orchestrated by the Cuban secret service. Not the first time that's been suggested.

Ya gotta love it…

Ya gotta love it…

It was about 13 years ago that Dubya's daddy declared the end to the Cold War and that the experiment of Communism had univerasally failed. Well ha ha on him. Evo Morales appears to have won Bolivia's Presidential election. This means that Bolivia joins Chile, Venezuela and Brazil among the South American nations who have swung widely to the left in the past few years.

Chavez speaks from under the tin hat…

Chavez speaks from under the tin hat…

Good grief. You know, I like the idea of Hugo Chavez a lot more than I like the actual real-life Hugo Chavez. I like there to be balance in the world politically. Venezuela having an ardent Socialist as President appeals to me.

Legalize it, man…

Legalize it, man…

Here's an interesting article by Johann Hari about the prospect of drug legalization coming to the UK courtesy of a prominent Tory (for my fellow Yanks who aren't hip to British political terminology, a Tory is a Conservative, with a definite capital C in the UK).

The bomb…

The bomb…

We’ve had two dubious anniversaries in the past week. It’s been 60 years since the atomic bombs were dropped on...