"Last month, Russian mercenaries attacked our troops in Syria. The US courageously fought back and hammered them. Putin denied everything. Trump said nothing. The Congress and NATO did nothing." Remember as kid the expression, "It is as easy as 1,2,3." Watching the world stage recently, the kid's expression came to mind. The way we are going, another war in the Middle East looks as easy as 1,2,3. Consider: America has long stood loyally in support of Israel. Putin snoo
With the start of the Olympics in South Korea, no doubt military news will stay focused on the crisis in North Korea with threats of a nuclear attack on the U. S. We have about 30,000 troops stationed on the dangerous DMZ there, and I know something about that because I was one of them a number of years ago. But, with all the current political discussion about domestic issues like the Mueller Investigation, the Budget, and DACA, do we have to be reminded we are at war folks?
In previous posts, I discussed the serious problems we have had with the War in Syria. As with all wars, it has been very deadly, often affecting innocent citizens in Syria. Reportedly, Syrian President Assad had previously even resorted to gassing his own people in the war. It appeared the United States was going to stand up to Assad under President Obama, saying the United States was drawing a 'red line' in the sand if chemical weapons were planned to be used by Assad ag
Everyone seems to have opinions on our two Presidents--the one outgoing and the one incoming. Most are intense and unwavering. I have always tried, after an initial assessment, to reverse my position and analyze the subject from the other side. Sometimes it affects my final assessment and sometimes it does not. After having done that on President Obama, here is my assessment of him, with the emphasis on four failures.. I have largely applauded President Obama. He is unqu
Much of the discussion about Donald Trump's 2016 Campaign for President has centered around his relationship to Russian Premier Vladimir Putin. The speculation has been that the attraction to Putin for Trump was not political but rather the opportunity for making money and business. That may have been the case, but I believe Putin has had a plan beyond taking advantage of Trump's inexperience at high level international affairs, from day one; and continues to challenge Ame