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Walter C. Uhler is an independent scholar and freelance writer whose work has been published in numerous publications, including The Nation, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, the Journal of Military History, the Moscow Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. He also is President of the Russian-American International Studies Association (RAISA).
Appropriating Russia's History to Bolster Ukrainian Nationalism
The celebrations in Moscow and Kiev of the one thousand year anniversary of the death of Prince Vladimir (who brought Christianity to Russia)provided an occasion to note how Ukraine's leaders appropriate Russia's history to bolster Ukrainian nationalism.
Examining the Flashpoints in Ukraine
The crisis in Ukraine, in the final analysis, boils down to Russia's willingness to go to war rather than allow NATO forces and weapons in its back yard. Americans should understand, given that their leaders once threatened nuclear war over the issue of Russian missiles in Cuba.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014(4 comments)
Why Russia Probably will not Bomb Kiev's Forces in Eastern Ukraine
Although President George H. W. Bush set a precedent when he ordered the bombing of Panama, which he justified in part by claiming a need to protect the lives of Americans living there, it is unlikely that President Putin will bomb Kiev's coup regime forces in eastern Ukraine to protect the many Russians living there. Russia is not the mad bomber that America has become.
The Hypocritical United States of Amnesia and Russia
Due to its amnesia, Americans forget the many violations of national sovereignty committed by their government, as well as NATO's and the EU's relentless expansionism that now threatens to encircle Russia. All they see, alas, is Putin's interference in the Crimea.
Thursday, March 6, 2014(38 comments)
Did Right-Wing Protesters Hire Snipers to Kill Protesters and Police at Maidan?
Evidence indicates that protesters in Ukraine hired snipers whose murders could be blamed on the government of Viktor Yanukovych. Rather than rushing to recognize such people as the new rulers in Ukraine, the US, EU and Russia must investigate. In the process, Vladimir Putin's decision to send troops to the Crimea might be seen in a new light.
American Militarism: Part Two (Charles Krauthammer)
In order to divert blame from the Bush administration, the neoconservatives and himself for the illegal, immoral invasion of Iraq, Charles Krauthammer has deceitfully placed blame on President Obama losing Iraq.
Fox News, Benghazi and President Reagan
Fox News deals in misinformation and lies. It misled it viewers during the election campaign and it is misleading them on Benghazi. What they won't do, however, is compare the attack on Benghazi with the three attacks on the U.S. in Beirut -- in 18 months! -- during President Reagan's watch.
Monday, November 5, 2012(7 comments)
Thinking about Racism as the Election Draws Near
As recent survey by three reputable scholars found that Republicans far exceed Democrats or Independents when tested for indications of explicit antiblack racism. But, then, racism and conservatism have long been linked in American history.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Mendacious Mitt Politicizes Benghazi
As he demonstrated by politicizing the tragedy in Benghazi, Mitt Romney shares George W. Bush's contempt for facts and truth. That's why he shouldn't be elected to become our next Commander in Chief
Monday, October 1, 2012(67 comments)
Did Mike McQueary Commit Perjury?
There's a material difference in Mike McQueary's sworn testimony before his email of November 15, 2011 was published and after it was published. The difference might constitute perjury.
Hitting Penn State's Board of Trustees Where it Hurts
The movement to peacefully topple Penn State's Board of Trustees has gained momentum, especially with the announcement of a "Rally for Resignation" to take place on Sept. 15th. Anorther way to get the attention of the BOT is to threaten to change previous plans to contribute to the university.
The Tide Begins to Turn on the Sandusky Scandal
With the counteroffensive launched by former Penn State President Graham Spanier and his laywers yesterday, the tide has begun to turn in the Sandusky scandal. John Ziegler's hilarious animation -- which deserves to go viral -- shows just how absurd Freeh's allegation of a cover-up by Paterno et. al. actually is.