5 things you need to know now – North Korea warns U.S. faces ‘grave situation’ after Biden calls country a threat

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BUCHANAN: Is Afghanistan a Lost Cause? After trillions invested, millions lives lost, Afghanistan worse off

“We are there and we are committed” was the regular retort of Secretary of State Dean Rusk during the war in Vietnam. Whatever you may think of our decision to go in, Rusk was saying, if we walk away, the United States loses the first war in its history, with all that means for SoutheastContinue reading “BUCHANAN: Is Afghanistan a Lost Cause? After trillions invested, millions lives lost, Afghanistan worse off”

Mattis: More civilians will die in U.S. ‘annihilation’ of IS

http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/mattis-more-civilians-will-die-in-usa-annihilation-of-is/article/493878 Defense Secretary James Mattis said the U.S. will escalate its bombing campaign against Islamic State, adding that civilian deaths are an inevitable result of the Trump administration’s policy of “annihilation” of the militant group. Speaking on Sunday to graduating cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, Mattis — a retiredContinue reading “Mattis: More civilians will die in U.S. ‘annihilation’ of IS”

NEW WORLD DISORDER Breakup of the West? Pat Buchanan: ‘We Americans have had about enough’ of NATO allies’ behavior

  Patrick J. Buchanan By the time Air Force One started down the runaway at Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily, to bring President Trump home, the Atlantic had grown markedly wider than it was when he flew to Riyadh. In a Munich beer hall Sunday, Angela Merkel confirmed it. Europe must begin to lookContinue reading “NEW WORLD DISORDER Breakup of the West? Pat Buchanan: ‘We Americans have had about enough’ of NATO allies’ behavior”

Trump’s Art of the Deal in the Middle East: Selling wars and terrorism

It would be funny if it were not so sickening. US President Donald Trump’s whirlwind tour through the Middle East was a “triumph” of make-believe rhetoric over reality. Donald “the peace-maker” is sowing decades of further violence in the war-torn region. https://www.rt.com/op-edge/