We’ve heard this song and dance a dozen times…and I’ve written about high paying jobs here in Wisconsin at Oshkosh Trucks (IED resistant trucks) and Marinette Marine (littoral Navy ships)…and how those jobs go away as fast as they appear when the military needs evaporate…well here we go again…except it’s in Ohio, the home of [...]
As opposition grew against the Soviet backed government in Afghanistan in the 1970′s, in one of the last ‘battles’ of the cold war, the US government decided to support the anti-Afghan government mujahideen. This support became even more pronounced after the Soviet Union occupied Afghanistan. We poured weapons and money to the mujahideen and took [...]
If you haven’t read Joshua Kurlantzick’s editorial highlighting the China Model, it is well worth a look: Why the ‘China Model’ Isn’t Going Away – Joshua Kurlantzick – The Atlantic
Admittedly, I have not read his book from which the editorial is derived. Having said that, I point to the following passage:
“Many Southeast Asian [...]
Following an OP Ed Piece in the NY Times by Thomas L Friedman extolling the virtues of not building the Keystone XL Pipeline, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers Vice President Greg Stringham valiantly rushed to the defense of the pipeline. And he stayed solidly with the company line that the Canadian tar sands oil was [...]
The Afghan government is demanding that US Special Forces leave Wardak province immediately. Apparently accusations that Afghan troops working with the US Special Forces are torturing Afghan captives and civilians are behind these actions. The demand has caught NATO forces off guard but are one more indication of the growing resentment of continued foreign activities [...]
Senator Lindsey Graham (R – SC) can’t seem to overcome his fixation with the tragedy at Benghazi last September 11th and vows to hold up Senate confirmations for President Obama’s nominees for Defense Secretary and CIA Director until the White House provides more answers about the incident.
Hey Senator! Four very brave Americans died in [...]
I can’t own a nuclear weapon. I can’t own a rocket propelled grenade. I can’t own a machine gun.*
So when you tell me that prohibiting the sale or ownership of another classification of firearm is severely restricting your rights to bear arms under the second amendment…well…I say baloney! Banning semi-automatic weapons or assault rifles [...]
Why the number 7? Because that’s the number of times U.S. embassies/consulates were attacked during the presidency of George W. Bush.
See, every time conservatives trot out this line of attack against President Barack Obama, they’re conveniently ignoring the national security failings of the last Republican president.
2002: U.S. Consulate In Karachi, Pakistan, Attacked; [...]