Category Archives: Foreign Policy Disasters

Lunatic Libertarian Foreign Policy

From Wikipedia: Antiwar and non-interventionist libertarians were highly influenced by economist Murray Rothbard and author Karl Hess. Rothbard criticized imperialism and the rise of the American empire which needed war to sustain itself and to expand its global control.[4][5]Rothbard said, “Our entry into World War II was the … Continue reading

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Saudi Arms Deal Gone Sour

From Zero Hedge on the 16th: Following reports that the Kingdom is preparing to admit its role on Khashoggi’s death (the official story: that Khashoggi was killed during an interrogation by rogue killers), Republican lawmakers are stepping up their rhetoric against the … Continue reading

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Jamal Khashoggi

From Melkulangara Bhadrakumar: The disappearance of the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi in mysterious circumstances while on a visit to his country’s consulate in Istanbul last Tuesday still remains unexplained… A chorus of condemnation of the Saudi regime is building up to … Continue reading

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Frightening the Germans

MoA – Microsoft Promotes Russia Scare To Gain Insider Access To Campaign Information: Microsoft now offers a “special cybersecurity protection” to those candidates and campaigns that use its Office 365, Outlock or Hotmail cloud services. NYT – Facebook Fueled Anti-Refugee … Continue reading

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Trump Uses Turkey to Destroy Israel

From Marshall Auerback at The Asia Times: Turkey represents over 10% of NATO personnel – more than the UK and France combined… The bulk of Turkey’s maturing external debt is denominated in a foreign currency… “With the Turkish lira trading … Continue reading

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Trump Destroys the Golem

Russia proved it owned the battlefield in Ukraine, as it does in Syria. Everything else is academic: Exclusive: Despite tensions, Russia seeks U.S. help to rebuild Syria The proposal was sent in a July 19 letter by Valery Gerasimov, the … Continue reading

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Petrowars Averted

From Alex Emmons at The Intercept: The countries lobbying hardest for Tillerson’s removal were Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, both of which were frustrated by Tillerson’s attempts to mediate and end their blockade of Qatar… The plan, which … Continue reading

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