Category Archives: Crimea

Poroshenko to US, EU: Election should bring sanctions

Per Reuters: Ukrainian presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko urged Europe and the United States to agree on a third wave of sanctions against Russia if the Kremlin supports a referendum organised by separatists in eastern Ukraine on May 11. Separatists in … Continue reading

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Is it All About China?

Ukraine, that is. Mike Whitney thinks so: So what does controlling China have to do with the dust up in Ukraine? Everything. … Washington sees Russia as a growing threat to its plans for regional dominance. It’s all about the … Continue reading

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“De-escalation” isn’t nearly as hard as it sounds

Per Reuters: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, discussed ways to defuse the Ukraine crisis during talks in Paris on Sunday in which Kerry made clear Washington still considered Russian actions in Crimea “illegal … Continue reading

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Putin, Obama Agree: Everyone Into the Briar Patch!

Since reading 1984 as an adolescent, I’ve remained perpetually amazed at George Orwell’s prescience. The Edward Snowden/Glenn Greenwald surveillance state strip-tease has recently focused attention on one aspect of that predictive acumen, but “we have always been at war with Eastasia” is … Continue reading

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The American Disease

guest column by Sheldon Richman originally published at the Future of Freedom Foundation   If the purpose of U.S. intervention in the affairs of other countries is really to help suffering people, the program has a fatal flaw. (This should … Continue reading

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Did Team Obama Blunder or Conspire in Ukraine?

guest column by Sheldon Richman originally published at the Future of Freedom Foundation While no one ever lost money overestimating the capacity of the U.S. government to blunder, we cannot rule out that American officials knew exactly what they were … Continue reading

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Here’s Your Government “Efficiency”

The last time the US Congress declared war on another country was more than 70 years ago. In one of the earliest nods to “efficiency” and “fast tracking,” the chief executive just began doing whatever he wanted militarily and Congress … Continue reading

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