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SHARE Friday, September 1, 2023 "We're getting our monies worth"
Delusion seems to reign in the US Senate if Senator Richard Blumenthal D-CT is an example of its current makeup. He wrote in the Connecticut Post 8/28/23, "Ukraine is at the tip of the spear, fighting for independence & freedom". The US is "getting our monies worth w/out diversion or misappropriation of American aid". He forgot Ukraine is a corrupt country w/ $millions of military hardware stolen & sold on the black market.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 13, 2023 US approves nuclear capable F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine
Yesterday, US Nat'l Security Advisor Jake Sullivan confirmed the transfer of F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov responded, "We gave informed the nuclear powers-the US, UK and France-that Russia can't ignore the ability of these aircraft to carry nuclear weapons" and "this may lead to catastrophic consequences."
SHARE Friday, June 23, 2023 Absolute hypocrisy on the part of "official" Washington
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after robust discussions w/ Chinese President Xi Jingping wants Beijing to press N. Korea to engage in dialogue and end its dangerous behavior. The question is which country allied with Washington could get it to engage in dialogue and end its dangerous behavior?
SHARE Monday, June 12, 2023 NATO just started its largest air force exercises in its history
Apparently NATO has started the largest air force exercises in its history. They're being held in Germany, Netherlands & Czech Republic. The focus is to optimize & expand cooperation between its members w/ plans to model a NATO Article 5. This clause lies @ the heart of the bloc where an attack on one would constitute an attack on all of them.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, June 5, 2023 It appears the long awaited Ukrainian counteroffensive has begun
It appears the long awaited Ukrainian counteroffensive against Russian forces in the country has begun. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense "owing to air strikes & artillery fire the Ukrainian forces incurred significant losses." The Ukrainian General Staff provided no comment only there'd been 29 combat clashes in the Donetsk & Lugansk regions in the last 24 hours. They accused Russia of spreading false information.
SHARE Wednesday, May 31, 2023 F-35 fighter jet program comes under harsh review in latest GAO report
The Government Accounting Office latest report released yesterday indicated "the F-35 program continues to experience schedule delays, cost growth, & late deliveries" despite each plane costing "some $80 million and beset by numerous issues". Despite the GAO report the Defense Department has installations in all 50 states providing jobs and no politico in those states is going to be critical of the DOD.
SHARE Tuesday, May 2, 2023 In America it's profit over people
In America it's profit over people. Profit over people is standard operation procedure in just about every significant industry in America. The reality today it's a government of the big moneyed interests, by those interests and for those interests. Certainly not a government of, by and for the people.
SHARE Tuesday, April 25, 2023 President Biden in a video this morning announced his intention to run again in 2024
President Biden in a video this morning announced his intention to run again in 2024. Former President Trump had earlier made it known he would run again. In polls the American voters don't want either man to run. Despite the voters' wishes the presidency will likely go to an octogenarian or a criminal type who thus far has been able to outlast the courts convicting him.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 12, 2023 Some Republicans in Congress are pushing for a war with Mexico
According to Politico, some "US Republicans are increasingly warming to the idea of waging war against Mexico's powerful drug cartels" with a bill introduced in the House for Authorization the Use of Military Force (AUMF). Are these Republicans really pushing for a war with Mexico?
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 1, 2023 Trump indicted yesterday, what's next?
As we know Trump was indicted yesterday by Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg. We're in uncharted waters here as no president or former president has ever been indicted. Trump is currently living in Florida but is supposed to appear Tuesday in New York to face charges against him. We'll have to wait and see what happens. Trump has asked his followers to protest this indictment. It remains to be seen what actions they may take.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, March 17, 2023 Are we heading for nuclear war?
There was a time sanctions, embargoes, provocations, war games inevitably led to war among the belligerents. That was before the advent of nuclear weapons. The world could survive such a catastrophe. That is no longer the case particularly if nuclear weapons superpowers engage in a war and a countries very existence is threatened.