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Friday, deep into the 17th year of America’s longest war, Taliban forces overran Ghazni, a provincial capital that sits on the highway from Kabul to Kandahar.

The ferocity of the Taliban offensive brought U.S. advisers along with U.S. air power, including a B-1 bomber, into the battle.

“As the casualty toll in Ghazni appeared to soar on Sunday,” The Wall Street Journal reported, “hospitals were spilling over with dead bodies, corpses lay in Ghazni’s streets, and gunfire and shelling were preventing relatives from reaching cemeteries to bury their dead.”

In Yemen Monday, a funeral was held in the town square of Saada for 40 children massacred in an air strike on a school bus by Saudis or the UAE, using U.S.-provided planes and bombs.

“A crime by America and its allies against the children of Yemen,” said a Houthi rebel leader.

Yemen is among the worst humanitarian situations in the world, and in creating that human-rights tragedy, America has played an indispensable role.

The U.S. also has 2,000 troops in Syria. Our control, with our Kurd allies, of that quadrant of Syria east of the Euphrates is almost certain to bring us into eventual conflict with a regime and army insisting that we get out of their country.

As for our relations with Turkey, they have never been worse.

President Erdogan regards our Kurd allies in Syria as collaborators of his own Kurdish-terrorist PKK. He sees us as providing sanctuary for exile cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Erdogan says was behind the attempted coup in 2016 in which he and his family were targeted for assassination.

Last week, when the Turkish currency, the lira, went into a tailspin, President Trump piled on, ratcheting up U.S. tariffs on Turkish aluminum and steel. If the lira collapses and Turkey cannot meet its debt obligations, Erdogan will lay the blame at the feet of the Americans and Trump.

Which raises a question: How many quarrels, conflicts and wars, and with how many adversaries, can even the mighty United States sustain?

In November, the most severe of U.S. sanctions will be imposed on Iran. Among the purposes of this policy: Force as many nations as possible to boycott Iranian oil and gas, sink its economy, bring down the regime.

Iran has signaled a possible response to its oil and gas being denied access to world markets. This August, Iranian gunboats exercised in the Strait of Hormuz, backing up a regime warning that if Iranian oil cannot get out of the Gulf, the oil of Arab OPEC nations may be bottled up inside as well. Last week, Iran test-fired an anti-ship ballistic missile.

Iran has rejected Trump’s offer of unconditional face-to-face talks, unless the U.S. first lifts the sanctions imposed after withdrawing from the nuclear deal.

With no talks, a U.S. propaganda offensive underway, the Iranian rial sinking and the economy sputtering, regular demonstrations against the regime, and new sanctions scheduled for November, it is hard to see how a U.S. collision with

Tehran can be avoided.

This holds true as well for Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

Last week, the U.S. imposed new sanctions on Russia for its alleged role in the nerve-agent poisoning of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the British town of Salisbury.

Though the U.S. had already expelled 60 Russian diplomats for the poisoning, and Russia vehemently denies responsibility — and conclusive evidence has not been made public and the victims have not been heard from — far more severe sanctions are to be added in November.

ORDER IT NOW

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is warning that such a U.S. move would cross a red line: “If … a ban on bank operations or currency use follows, it will amount to a declaration of economic war. … And it will warrant a response with economic means, political means and, if necessary, other means.”

That the sanctions are biting is undeniable. Like the Turkish lira and Iranian rial, the Russian ruble has been falling and the Russian people are feeling the pain.

Last week also, a U.S. Poseidon reconnaissance plane, observing China’s construction of militarized islets in the South China Sea, was told to “leave immediately and keep out.”

China claims the sea as its national territory.

And North Korea’s Kim Jong Un apparently intends to hold onto his arsenal of nuclear weapons.

“We’re waiting for the North Koreans to begin the process of denuclearization, which they committed to in Singapore and which they’ve not yet done,” John Bolton told CNN last week.

A list of America’s adversaries here would contain the Taliban, the Houthis of Yemen, Bashar Assad of Syria, Erdogan’s Turkey, Iran, North Korea, Russia and China — a pretty full plate.

Are we prepared to see these confrontations through, to assure the capitulation of our adversaries? What do we do if they continue to defy us?

And if it comes to a fight, how many allies will we have in the battles and wars that follow?

Was this the foreign policy America voted for?

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of a new book, “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”

 
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  1. Trump is not only a prisoner and a stooge of the Deep State but also of the most hawkish elements of the war-prone neoconservatives, represented by Pompeo and Bolton; both are also the mouthpiece of the Zionist regime and the Zionist Israel lobby in the US.

    De facto, the US is THE rogue state par excellence. Russia, China, India, Iran, Turkey and the European Union should pool forces against the US bully. It has been shown that the US is unable to defy the Taliban in Afghanistan and the radicals in Iraq, Lybia, and Syria or Yemen. Perhaps Trump should take on the real criminal regimes in Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the rest of the Arab dictatorships, which are Trump’s best friends.

    With friends like the US, the world doesn’t need enemies.

  2. Realist says:
    @Ludwig Watzal

    Trump is not only a prisoner and a stooge of the Deep State but also of the most hawkish elements of the war-prone neoconservatives, represented by Pompeo and Bolton; both are also the mouthpiece of the Zionist regime and the Zionist Israel lobby in the US.

    Trump is willingly a member of the Deep State. His resistance to the Deep State is a charade.

  3. “A list of America’s adversaries here would contain the Taliban, the Houthis of Yemen, Bashar Assad of Syria, Erdogan’s Turkey, Iran, North Korea, Russia and China — a pretty full plate.”

    We’re getting into World War territory.

  4. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:

    “Are we prepared to see these confrontations through, to assure the capitulation of our adversaries? What do we do if they continue to defy us?”

    we … our … we … us …

    Mr. Buchanan has backslid into his Pronoun Propaganda, that conflation of America and the USG that gulls people — simply because they live in Nebraska — into rooting for Uncle Sam and his “allies,” against his “adversaries.”

    Even when he’s correct, Mr. Buchanan’s appeals are those of a practical imperialist pitched to those within the Beltway whose interests he wants to hold up.

    He’s a Beltloop.

  5. A list of America’s adversaries here would contain the Taliban, the Houthis of Yemen, Bashar Assad of Syria, Erdogan’s Turkey, Iran, North Korea, Russia and China —

    Not a one of which allows a Rothschild central bank to issue interest-bearing currency to sustain it’s economy, and borrow huge sums of money from Wall Street bankers – which of course is the real problem.

    • Replies: @Rurik
    , @Them Guys
  6. Tulips says:

    Left out of the enemies list are Venezuela and the North African nations Sudan, Somalia, Mali, Chad, etc. We have also started attacking economic enemies like Canada, Mexico, Germany, South Korea, etc. Maybe it would be similar to keep a short list of “friend nations” and presume that all other nations are enemies.

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  7. As shown in this article, the United States is preparing to fight a war on yet another frontier:

    https://viableopposition.blogspot.com/2018/08/space-washingtons-rage-for-dominance-at.html

    One has to wonder on how many fronts can Washington keep expanding America’s military with the goal of fighting and actually winning a war before it collapses under the weight of its expenditures?

    • Replies: @NoseytheDuke
    , @augusto
  8. RVBlake says:

    We’ll be fine…Trump just signed a $716 billion appropriations bill for the military…77 F-35s, 13 battleships, and app. 15,000 more troops, quoting General Patton’s famous line about holding no positions and continually advancing. Yes, we’ve been advancing in Afghanistan for 17 years now.

  9. @Ludwig Watzal

    Look friend the world has suffered enough under the lunacy of German know-it-alls,” deutsche Besserwisser”, and under the German “Herrenmenschen” attitude of : “Am deutschen Wesen soll die
    Welt genesen”.

    Why don’t you take your german know-it-all attitude and shove it where the sun doesn’t shine, as your bullshit, disgusting, petty “alles wissende” german master-race ” world-view, is more than transparent for anyone who is familiar with the overbearing german know-it-all mind-set.

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” qualified since 1973,, airborne trained US Army vet, and pro Jazz musician.

  10. nickels says:

    Perhaps Amurikans should study the fate of the German people after their war against every country in the world.

    • Replies: @Rurik
    , @jacques sheete
  11. MEexpert says:

    “We’re waiting for the North Koreans to begin the process of denuclearization, which they committed to in Singapore and which they’ve not yet done,” John Bolton told CNN last week.

    This from a country that breaks every commitment it makes with other countries. The expansion of NATO to the Russian borders and the trashing of Iranian deal are just two examples.

    I think the US government has gone insane. Not one member of congress has the moral courage to come out against all these wars. That also includes Senator Rand paul. He can’t hold a consistent position for more than few hours.

    The technology keeps these wars going. If the US had to put American feet on the ground in all these wars, the wars would end in no time. It is easy to bomb from the aircraft or fire missiles from the sea, or manipulate drones from the air-conditioned quarters in Nevada like computer games.

    President Trump has absolutely no clue of what he is doing. He has no control over the executive branch. He says one thing and within a few minutes or hours his Secretary of State or the Defense, or any member of his staff will contradict him and he keeps going as if nothing happened. Of course, the Deep State is entirely a diferent matter.

  12. The great majority of countries which the US had considered to be actual “friends”, were never, when put under the most brutal observation, in any stretch of the imagination genuine “friends”, rather so-called fair-weather buddies, who were putting on the face, the camoflage of friendship, for what they could get out of said friendship.
    DT has only pulled back the covers on this perplexing situation, and revealed it for what it is.

    AJM

  13. Stick says:

    Methinks Pat is exaggerating. Trump’s goals are simple, make America great by making it the number one place in the world to invest. This benefits Americans. Europe has chosen its second tier status by choosing to not have a defense force or defense policy. China is treading water economically. The Mideast is what it always is, a mess. Turkey is interesting in that it has created its own mess but its behavior has isolated it from normal allies in Europe. Trump didn’t do that, Erdogan did. Russia isn’t going to do anything nutty. Venezuela and Cuba are starting to realize the end is near and are contemplating new ways of doing things.

    Pat makes things sound scary, but they really aren’t. I think the real risk is between Europe and Turkey. Turkey has a sizeable army while Europe has many small armies that haven’t conducted a joint operation in, what, forty years? The Germans have 700 main battle tanks but my guess is less than 100 are operational. They have no way to project and sustain their power abroad. I doubt the entire French defense force of 50k (army, navy, air force and Legion) are able to project power. Remember Libya where they ran out of bombs after two weeks of combat? Our greatest risk is toothless allies, not our enemies.

    • Replies: @Mike P
  14. @Authenticjazzman

    Well, you took the biscuit. Better a “Besserwisser” than a totally manipulated “Gringo”.

  15. Rurik says:

    Yemen is among the worst humanitarian situations in the world

    How dare you Mr. Buchanan!

    I watch the news!

    I pay attention to what’s going on in the world, by listening to our media, and I haven’t heard one word about that so-called humanitarian situation.

    Whereas if you had been paying attention, you’d know that the worst humanitarian crisis that the world has ever known is happening on the ZUS / Mexican border, where children are being temporarily housed and fed and cared for as their criminal parents are processed by our courts.

    Do you realize that some of those children are flustered by the chaos their criminal parents subjected them to?!!!

    What the hell are “40 children massacred in an air strike on a school bus by Saudis or the UAE, using U.S.-provided planes and bombs”, when compared to a ten year old from Honduras being temporarily separated from his criminal parents?!!!!!

    Where is your missing standards of decency Sir?!

    Where is your patriotism and compassion, when you worry about a few blown to bits children in Yemen, when there are millions of Mexicans trying for a better life?!

    I did an Internet search of ‘Yemen Saada 40 children air strike school bus Saudis’

    And CNN does not even mention this so-called “news”. Nor MSNBC or even NBC!

    So you want us to think the wholesale slaughter of children on a school bus using American weapons warrants some kind of concern, when Omarosa has tapes?!

    What a skewed sense of priorities you have Pat.

    list of America’s adversaries here would contain the Taliban, the Houthis of Yemen, Bashar Assad of Syria, Erdogan’s Turkey, Iran, North Korea, Russia and China — a pretty full plate.

    Are we prepared to see these confrontations through, to assure the capitulation of our adversaries? What do we do if they continue to defy us?

    Well, also please consider that along with that list of “America’s” adversaries, you’re going to want to include the millions of American people who are just as alarmed at the serial war crimes the ((regime)) is committing all over the planet demanded by our most intractable enemy; Israel. (and to a much, much lesser degree, Saudi Arabia)

    We principled Americans have common cause with the grieving parents in Yemen, just as we do the Syrian and Iranian and Iraqi and Palestinian and Russian people. Indeed, I suspect that even Donald J. Trump is on our side, but such is the power of the Fiend, that it will take all our wherewithal, Buchanan, Trump, the Deplorables, and peaceable peoples the world over to bring sanity to the affairs of men.

    Was this the foreign policy America voted for?

    Exactly!

    And it was ever thus. Wilson was elected to keep America out of the war.

    FDR was elected to keep America out of the war.

    All the way to Obama and now Trump, but the Fiend is intractable, and has at its feculent fingers the Fed, which means it has infinite resource$ to corrupt and subvert. So we get wars and more wars, until the American people find their spine and say ‘enough’!

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  16. Rurik says:
    @Carroll Price

    Not a one of which allows a Rothschild central bank

    Wasn’t that the first thing they did in Iraq and Libya, etc.. once they bombed those nations into dystopian hells on earth?

    If ever there was an actual Fiend, promoting death and misery the world over, it would be (((the house of Rothschild))). IOW, the (((Federal Reserve Bank))), and its offshoot, the (((ECB))).

  17. Rurik says:
    @nickels

    Perhaps Amurikans should study the fate of the German people

    That’s not fair to the German people, who were menaced by a genocidal (((fiend))) that had taken over Russia, as if “by the hair of the head”, and had its Satanic sights on Germany.

    Germany had no choice but to fight, it was forced upon them. Whereas Americans have zero justification whatsoever.

    Germany was burned to the ground by the same Fiend that is now menacing Iran (and Russia ect..), but now has the ZUSA as by the ‘hair of the head’.

    What we need is for Trump to get on the phone with Putin, and ask him how he got rid of all the (((cockroaches))) infesting the Kremlin.

    ‘you gave him 12 years hard labor for stealing oil, you say?’

    ‘and then the worst of them went running to London?’

    ‘hmmm’

    • Agree: Johnny Smoggins
    • Replies: @nickels
    , @anon
    , @Them Guys
  18. @Authenticjazzman

    Dude, I get that you didn’t have a good time during your time with the Germans during your time in the Army there. I can see anyone getting sick to death of German socialists and feeling some hate toward the Commie Merkel nowadays. However, the common people may have a lot in common with common people everywhere. Why the bad attitude as soon as German is mentioned?

    Non-authentic “Head Start” qualified since 1927, non-trained jumper out of not-perfectly-good airplanes, and amateur rocker.

  19. @Rurik

    AGREED, with both your sarcasm in the 1st 2/3 of your comment and the rest of it.

    I think you missed This Fucking Guy though. They said if my Dad voted for Barry Goldwater, we’d get involved in a major war in Southeast Asia. And you know what, they were right!*

    .
    .

    * h/t – Godfather of bloggers, Glenn Reynolds

    • Replies: @Rurik
  20. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:

    Warm War

  21. @Authenticjazzman

    Tut tut!

    Such simple minded hostility, and from a “genius” at that! How do we account for such a glaring anomaly?

    I certainly would love to read a response to you from another “genius,” (Wally, 152). Oh Wally! Where are you?

    I hope I have some time to grab some popcorn.

  22. @Ludwig Watzal

    De facto, the US is THE rogue state par excellence.

    Has been since at least 1898, and I bet PB would agree with us.

  23. @Realist

    Trump is willingly a member of the Deep State. His resistance to the Deep State is a charade.

    Yup. Pure theater. Gotta keep us proles, peasants and other pissants entertained, distracted, brainwashed, and waiting for some Messiah to save us.

  24. @Tulips

    Ya beat me to it. I was thinking along the same lines.

    It’s also pretty obvious that we “ordinary” ‘Merkins are the enemy as well.

  25. @Authenticjazzman

    Why don’t you take your german know-it-all attitude and shove it where the sun doesn’t shine,

    Hey genius, why don’t you take your own “advice” ? And why are you so stuck on projecting your deficiencies onto others? You stupid er sumpin?

  26. Sixties Duesseldorf : I’m sitting in a doctors waiting room, and the Doc suddenly enters with stethoscope hung around his neck, and all of the other waiting patients, excepting myself, stand up as if the pope or a commanding gemeral had arrived upon the scene, and I am wondering just wtf is this all about.

    Well a decade later I was married, yes bethrothed, to a german MD, a surgeon and she being a quite modern and cosmopolitical lady, she was continuously stressed out by all of the authority worship doctors were afforded in brain-washed Germany.

    In Italy they say : Tis more perilous to place your fate in the hands of a doctor or laywer than to stick your head in a lion’s mouth, and the dummkopf Germans still worship these folks: Doctors and lawyers.

    AJM

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  27. Mike P says:
    @Stick

    The Germans have 700 main battle tanks but my guess is less than 100 are operational. They have no way to project and sustain their power abroad.

    I suspect this is by design – it is their trick to prevent being sucked into yet more stupid foreign adventures by the U.S. war criminals. During the cold war, West Germany’s mandate was strictly limited to defence in central Europe, and in those days they fielded a large, well-equipped army.

    Our greatest risk is toothless allies, not our enemies.

    The U.S.’ greatest risk is the deep corruption of the entire political system that leads to ever more ruinous economic and foreign policy decisions.

    • Agree: jacques sheete
    • Replies: @Realist
  28. @Authenticjazzman

    In Italy they say : Tis more perilous to place your fate in the hands of a doctor or laywer than to stick your head in a lion’s mouth, and the dummkopf Germans still worship these folks: Doctors and lawyers.

    Ya, well, ya know what they say about dem Eyetalians…

    Anyway, in Sheeteland I say, “Tis more perilous to place your trust in the hands of a self proclaimed and self adulating “genius” than to stick your head up your tuschie, and the dummkopf Mensans still worship these folks: Braying, imaginary, supposed geniuses.”

  29. @nickels

    Perhaps Amurikans should study the fate of the German people after their war against every country in the world.

    Naw. You got that backwards.

    It was the Reds who’d been angling for world revolution and control at least since Madman Marx. Yer typical Merkin would be much better off studying the fate of the German people as they valiantly tried to defend themselves against the capitalist supported Bolshies and Stalin and their criminal competition, Great Britain. Those included more outrages against those noble folk than a sane person could imagine or comprehend.

    Said ‘Merkin would also be better off searching for an answer to the question of why the “Allies” supported the mass murderers and “world revolutionaries,” Loony Lenin and Bloody Uncle Joey to the max.

    • Agree: Rurik
    • Replies: @Authenticjazzman
  30. Terrible conundrum for liberals/Democrats: Who to hate more, Iran and Russia or Trump?

    • Replies: @anon
  31. nickels says:
    @Rurik

    Germany had no choice but to fight, it was forced upon them. Whereas Americans have zero justification whatsoever.

    Yes, I agree with you. The analogy should not be taken too far.

  32. Zumbuddi says:
    @Authenticjazzman

    You’re spitting in your sax, dude.

    Take a walk. Or a hike.
    The superiority of avg Germans to your high school Mensa self image seems to have punctured your balloon. Bad news for someone who makes a living Blowing.

    Don’t come back until you’re coherent.
    Or never.

  33. anon[694] • Disclaimer says:

    Trump today signed a $717B defense spending bill that’s rumored to be one of the largest in history for the Pentagon, and it includes $69B for “overseas contingency operations”. $7.6B will go to Lockheed Martin for 77 F-35 fighter jets, plus another $85m for Black Hawk utility helicopters by one of LM’s subsidiaries. Per CNBC even though the Navy only requested 1 new warship they’ll get 3, at a cost of $1.56B.

    The Military Industrial Complex is profiting handsomely off America’s bellicosity while the American taxpayers foot the bill. All the neocons in his admin from Mike Pence to John Bolton, Nikki Haley, James Mattis, to perpetual bomb throwers in congress like John McCain, Lindsay Graham are probably getting some handsome kickbacks. War games are a good business if you are in the right business.

  34. anon[694] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ludwig Watzal

    The US has been hijacked and is being run by a group of deep state operatives with roots in the ME. We are no longer our own country. We are now a subsidiary of Israel Inc. Just like their MidEast brethren Jews quarrel with everybody throughout history. This is what it’s like to live in a world run by these belligerent people.

  35. anon[694] • Disclaimer says:

    As we’ve seen in the UN vote on Trump’s decree to move Israel’s capital to Jerusalem(128 against, 9 for), i.e. other than the US and Israel among the 9, the US only has 7 “real friends” in the world. It’s a good thing these are the real important countries, namely:

    - Guatemala
    - Honduras
    - Marshall Islands
    - Micronesia
    - Nauru
    - Palau
    - Togo

    If we just trade with these countries, we’ll be fine.

  36. Rurik says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Thanks Achmed,

    And I agree with your blog post about Johnson being stupid, (and a traitorous asshole to boot!)

    I can’t look at his face or read his name without thinking of the USS Liberty, and his demand that the jets scrambled to assist her and her crew, be recalled. Twice.

    It’s a tragic and persistently pernicious fact that so often it’s the very worst human beings in the nation that end up in its highest office.

    John McCain was almost president!

    Or, for God’s sake, so was Hillary!

    I honestly, seriously consider these two individuals as the very worst human beings on the planet today.

    Yes, there are pedophile priests, and other such scum, but at least their victims only numbers in the tens of thousands. Whereas the myriad victims of these demons is in the tens of millions or more. But there is a way in which both the pedophile priests and Hillary and McBloodstain are similar, and that is their respective betrayals.

    The priests put on airs of Godliness and holiness, and then betrayed their charges while wearing the mantle of Jesus H. Christ.

    Whereas the cackling gorgon war sow and the murderous little stooge of Zion, also used the trust of high office to betray all of those who trusted them.

    I just hope there’s a depth of hell deep enough. Maybe Satan will greet Hillary at the gates, and then show her who’s to be her roommate for all eternity – a one John McCain.

    They’d both turn white and beg Satan ‘NOOOoooooo!!!!!!’

    ‘I knew I was evil, but for God’s sake Satan, I wasn’t THAT evil!!! I beg you, nnnnooooooooooooooo……..

    (I can dream can’t I? ; )

  37. anon[694] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rurik

    Hmm. Did you hear that Putin invited the (((head cockroach))) to Russia’s May 9th Victory Day parade, and to watch the World Cup final with him?

    • Replies: @Rurik
    , @Them Guys
  38. EagleEyeX says:

    don’t worry Pat …..without question Israel has our back ? ! No ?

    • Replies: @MEexpert
  39. anon[694] • Disclaimer says:
    @SolontoCroesus

    Not a conundrum at all, they’ve already got that all figured out: Impeach Trump, make Pence the Ziocon POTUS, and go to war with Iran and Russia. While we’re at it, invade Syria and take out Assad, invade Turkey.

  40. Rurik says:
    @anon

    Yes, Vlad dances with Machiavellian virtuosity on a razors edge of realpolitik statecraft.

    Bibi is the putative leader of the western world. At least he’s the visible one. Beholding as he is to a cabal of uber-cockroaches slithering in the cracks of London’s dank catacombs.

    But what Vlad understands, is that Jewish supremacists always fight by proxy. So it’s the endemic Jewish supremacist cowardice that is their Achilles heel.

    But he must also attend to the fact that Rothschild’s central banking apparatus is never to be underestimated. The politicians of the West are fully owed and paid for. Merkel would build concentration camps and actual gas chambers (if it were feasible) as a final solution for ethnic Germans- in a New York second- if that’s what she was told was necessary for her to stay in power. But logistically that’s not quite possible, so they do genocide lite, and open the borders.

    But the point is that the West is occupied territory, and so Putin must tread very lightly indeed.

    They already use their media to call him ‘Hitler’, because he opposes the neo-Nazis they’ve installed in Kyiv. (I know, I know ; )

    So you can appreciate how tangled are the threads of treachery being spun around Putin’s Russia.

    Trump also has Satan’s spawn in his White House, and administration.

    My hope is that these leaders of the most powerful nations of the West (yes, Russia too) are masters at that four dimensional chess they talk about. And have Bibi and John Bolton at their ‘beck and call’ so as to keep their enemies close, so to speak.

    I can hope can’t I?

    • Replies: @Joe Levantine
  41. Wally says:
    @Authenticjazzman

    Poor not-so-mensa. Your little panties are in a twist over a subject you obviously know nothing about.

    Tell us how ‘the Germans have made the world suffer’.
    Tell us what the Germans did that others did not do.

    We assume that you have been suckered into the ‘holocaust’ nonsense.
    Curious how an alleged ‘mensa man’ can fall for such transparent & impossible claims.

    To believe in the ‘holocaust’ story you must want to, need to believe.

    We await you response.

    http://www.codoh.com

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
    , @mcohen
  42. @Ludwig Watzal

    Putin (Lavrov) and Rouhani, plus diplomats from three other Caspian Sea littoral states, are negotiating a pact to share surface rights and equitably divide resource rights to the Caspian.

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/50036.htm

    Finian Cunningham reported that US bullying has had the effect of pushing together the five parties to this contentious issue.

    Imagine if the USA had a statesman like Lavrov, or Chas Freeman, rather than Bolton and Pompouseo.

    I can dream, can’t I?
    h/t Rurik

  43. @Zumbuddi

    Don’t come back until you’re coherent.
    Or never.

    Hey, not so fast there,”Z”! I find these “high IQ” types hilarious. They routinely provide comic relief.

    • LOL: Mike P
  44. @Wally

    Thanks, Wally!

    Hey, I can answer the second question for you. The Germans were a lot more content to stay at home, take care of their own business, and make something of themselves through hard work which is something that the French, the Brits, the Russians, the Reds and the Zionists and their banking buddies never thought of doing nor would they ever consider it. In other words, the Germans were not a bunch of lazy, parasitic, cutthroat bums like the ones I mentioned. Same goes for us wunnerful ‘n sooperior ‘Merkins who never could mind our own business.

    Here’s a bit more, from someone who was there.

    War propaganda has obscured the true facts of history, otherwise Americans might realize that the German record is no more aggressive, if as aggressive, as that of the French, British, and Dutch who conquered huge empires in Asia and Africa while the Germans stayed at home composing music, studying philosophy, and listening to their poets. Not so long ago the Germans were, in fact, among the most “peace-loving” peoples of the world and might become so again, given a world in which it is possible to live in peace.

    - FREDA UTLEY, The High Cost of Vengeance. Chapter 5 • German Democracy between Scylla and Charybdis

    http://www.unz.com/book/freda_utley__the-high-cost-of-vengeance/

    Thank you and yer welcome.

    • Replies: @Joe Levantine
  45. @anonymous

    He’s a boomer. He either can’t or won’t accept that America isn’t his country anymore.

  46. Pat is old now and if not rich, at least comfortable. It’s about time that he followed the courageous lead of Philip Giraldi and started to name the Jew.

    The mask is off now, we all know who is leading America into these pointless wars and why. Or does he imagine that people in Nebraska wake up every day with an insatiable urge to destroy Mesopotamia (Iraq) and Persia (Iran) for something.

    • LOL: Pat Kittle
  47. America has one enemy:

    The Terrorist Theocracy of ISRAEL!

  48. mcohen says:
    @Wally

    Gimme a Wally

    Write a book in you name about your holocaust denial claims and publish it.Do a david irving.

  49. Realist says:
    @Mike P

    The U.S.’ greatest risk is the deep corruption of the entire political system that leads to ever more ruinous economic and foreign policy decisions.

    Indeed. The US is by far the most corrupt country on the planet earth.

    • Replies: @Authenticjazzman
  50. @Sally Snyder

    I think that’s the general idea, to bring the nation to its knees so the banksters can step in a “save” it.

  51. @Zumbuddi

    ” The superiority of avg Germans to your high school Mensa self image”

    This sounds like “Herrenmenschen” , “master race” propaganda, apparently you are suggesting that Germans are somehow “genetically” superior, 1936 revisited.

    You have no minute clue as to the mental niveau of “average Germans” , small-minded folks indoctrinated in PC, and authority worship from cradle to grave.

    I lived forty plus years there, and was married to three “upper-class” german women , a “von”, an MD, and my current spouse a retired teacher, and therefore my insight into the german educational niveau and present mind-set, is far above wherever yours may be found.

    ” Don’t come back until you’re coherent”, I pass on any further discussion with yourself :

    “Argue with a fool and what do you get : two fools”

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” ( test results at 150+) Airborne trained US army Vet, and pro jazz musician.

    PS : I always spit into my Saxophone, that is why there is a so-call spit-valve mounted on the tube.

  52. @Realist

    ” Indeed. The US is by far the most corrupt contry on planet earth”

    You obviously have not traveled far away from your place of origin. They, every country on this insane planet, is “corrupt” beyond accessment, however certain ones, leftist run, manage to camoflage their encompassing corruption under the guise of “social aid” for the masses: “One for me, one for you, two for me, two for you” etc.

    AJM

  53. Sigh – remember when America was the good guy?

  54. Anon[973] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    Cat’s out of the bag. Well, well…

  55. @jacques sheete

    ” Why the “Allies” supported the mass murderers and world revolutionaries, looney Lenin and Bloody Uncle Joe to the max”

    This time I must agree with you, however you are repeating something which I have been ( hopelessly) broadcasting for fifty years.

    AJM

  56. @jacques sheete

    Agree.
    To appease France after its loss of the 1870 French declared war against Germany, Bismarck encouraged French expansion into Northern Africa to make up for the French loss of Alsace Lorraine, a conquest imposed on Bismarck by his generals for military reasons. The victorious Germans were contented with three African colonies when the British had colonised one quarter of the world with the French coming a close second.
    Indeed German zeitgeist was against the policy of colonisation preferring instead to spread German reach into foreign markets aided in their commercial conquests with superior products. The British promulgated a law whereby they required any foreign import to show on it the place of origin to get the British and their colonies to discriminate against German products. The policy backfired as consumers in Britain and their empire ended up buying more German products after the requirement of the label ‘ Made in Germany’.
    The second British attempt at countering German commercial success was by pressuring Germany to reduce its merchant mariner fleet citing their requirement that their two closest European naval powers not exceed 45% of the British naval tonnage which the Germans flately refused to oblige.
    The last British attempt to keep German commercial success into check was by declaring war on Germany.
    Before the outbreak of WWII , Hitler signed a treaty with France where he ceded Alsace Lorraine in an attempt to avoid another Western conflict yet the French and the British were the two countries to have declared war first against Germany in 1939.

  57. @Rurik

    “But he must also attend to the fact that Rothschild’s central banking apparatus is never to be underestimated. The politicians of the West are fully owed and paid for”.

    The blood feud between the Emperor of the West Jacob De Rothschild and Putin is alive and kicking. Rothschild’s asset Boris Berezovsky pushed for Putin to succeed the drunken Yeltsin who had handed over Russia to Russian Jewish Oligarchs with the most notorious of them being Michael Khodorkovsky. Putin took the Oligarchs by surprise, sending some to jail and others into exile, and put a stop to their runaway looting of Russia and their meddling in Russian politics which made him the number one target of the Rothschild’s and their minions.
    Putin’s act of courage and patriotism is hard to emulate in any other Western country due to the lack of leadership and strong moral character. So the war against Putin and Russia will rage on under any phoney pretext wether the Skripal alleged poisoning or the Russian meddling in American elections.
    So short of a miracle, I cannot see a peaceful end to the conflict between Russia and the West. And speaking of miracles, I have learned during my latest pilgrimage to Mount Athos in Greece that one their saints did predict, more than fifty years ago, the current turmoil in the Middle East with a big Russian role and the eventual end of the Fiendish state of Israel.
    JFK said that it is okay to dream; more true when supported by a holy man’s prediction.
    Many thanks for your outstanding comments.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  58. MEexpert says:
    @EagleEyeX

    don’t worry Pat …..without question Israel has our back ? ! No ?

    Yes. For target practice.

  59. @Authenticjazzman

    was i supposed to be awed by your “mensa” army and jazz skillz?

  60. bluedog says:
    @Authenticjazzman

    Well I guess that’s normal having been married to three different women that is…

    • Replies: @Authenticjazzman
  61. @bluedog

    ” Well I guess that’s normal having been married to three different women”

    Truer words were never spoken. Artie Shaw was married to seven different gals.

    AJM

  62. Rurik says:
    @Joe Levantine

    Hey Joe,

    So the war against Putin and Russia will rage on under any phoney pretext wether the Skripal alleged poisoning or the Russian meddling in American elections.

    I read or heard something recently about why they went apoplectic over Trump’s meeting with Putin in Helsinki. Culminating with Brennan calling Trump a traitor for going over Rothschild’s head, so to speak.

    With that meeting, something changed in the way the global forces are aligned. Or so the author suspected.

    IDK. But I agree with your assessment, that this is a battle between the Fiend vs. Putin. And it’s been going on ever since Putin tossed Rothschild agent ((Khodorkovsky)) in a cage.

    Culminating today with the Fiend’s demand to steal the Golan Heights, menace Iran, and drive a wedge between Putin and the West.

    It will be interesting to watch as Trump navigates these treacherous waters. He’s media savvy, and understands the quintessential ‘Murkin’ spirit. Perhaps with his next rapprochement with Putin, he can have a photo of Omarosa grabbing Don Trump Jr.’s crotch- leaked to the press.

    With the headlines ‘Omarosa a Russian Agent!’

    Meanwhile Trump and Putin plan for peace.

    JFK said that it is okay to dream

    Thanks Joe.

    Cheers

  63. APilgrim says:

    Mr. Buchanan,

    I am not aware that the USA has an ally, anywhere. We do share a few ‘common-enemies’, and have several ‘frenemies’. None have come to our aid, in ages. Nobody will come in the future.

    The Republic must count upon ourselves, and only ourselves. The collective consensus, of the rest of the planet, is of no importance, whatsoever. IMHPO

  64. Them Guys says:
    @Realist

    Trump + His Wife + Two youngest Kids, are about the Only Gentiles within his massive size group of Administration + Private Life groupings. And IIRC, even his two gentile younger kids each has a Jewish boy/girl friend.

    Check out a website called TheZog dot is(?) it has huge listings of all who surround Trump, as well as very long listings of Jews and Zios within every category of all various entities such as MSM-Univ. Professors, Fed Agencies, USA Courts, Big Corp’s. etc. etc. In other word’s, the massive presence of Jew’s and Zio’s within everything and anything that matters in what most folks call, Society-Culture-Schooling-Government, state & fed. And all else that matter’s.

    Last I checked that, TheZog website, which was at least 5-6 month’s ago, It listed aprox. 105+ Top Members within the entire Trump admin and Private Business’. And persons who lobbied for, gathered $$$ and campaigned for Trump. It lists bio’s of names, job titles, net worth’s, spouses etc. very well detailed. Bottom line at that point, the count was out of all 105+ individuals, about 3-or-4 were Not a Jew! Although, only 1 or 2 didn’t have a Jewish spouse. And Trump himself knows they are Jewish. Most he appointed, or agreed to “partner” with. So nobody at this point can possibly give him a free pass, or make any excuses for why Trump and his “Deal’s” have been so screwed up.

    Mom was correct when she advised me constantly as a small kid to, Be very careful of who you become pals with, or do business with or marry etc. Them Guys…Because usually people have a huge tendency to, become just like those they choose as friends or associates, or partner with.

    One thing I recall stated by some Jewish top honcho within that long listing of Trump pals, at that website said that, Of everyone he has ever known who is Not Jewish, Trump by far remains in his eyes, the one gentile who stands out as….A Gentile who would do Anything to change history if he could, to be born as a Jew instead of a Gentile! Trump leaves little doubt that guy is correct.

    Trump since a small child, copied his father, and surrounded himself with almost nobody other than, Jews. He must have totally missed Henry Ford’s 1922 Book called. “The International Jew, The World’s…Foremost Problem. Indeed Henry knew about Jewry eh. Foremost world Problem, and Trump is in so deep with Jewry it ain’t even funny.

    • Agree: Realist
  65. The Scalpel says: • Website
    @Authenticjazzman

    Mensa” ( test results at 150+)

    Perhaps on the insecure, narcissistic, exaggerator scale, certainly not on a G factor IQ scale

  66. Them Guys says:
    @Carroll Price

    The main thing necessary to gain a true JWO aka a One world Govnt. which literally rules the entire world’s nations. Is to first gain full and total control of all the worlds nations Moneys. Money aka Cash is the life blood which every nation and peoples on earth depend upon to remain alive.

    Cash money for a nation, is akin to the actual blood containing life which must flow continously throughout a human body in order for it to remain alive. Even in the bible there is a verse which states that, “Life in in the Blood of Humans & Animals” or something close to that. And Jewish banksters must control every countries, and every individuals, issuing of cash money in order to gain a real true one world Govnt. rulership. Today there are but 4-5 nations which do not yet have such Jewish monetary controls. Those we keep bombing into submissivness.

    And once they gain such full monetry globalwide control, about all they need besides that to really decide every tiny detail, of total control over every of the 7+ Billion individual humans worldwide, is for the banksters and their Shabbos Goyim fed Govnt. leader’s of each nation to invent and mandate, some type global system where such total control can actually become reality.

    Some type system of individual control over each persons actual ablity to, Buy or Sell. Perhaps they will call it a, “Mark” like a Tatoo, and number it as….”666″ eh? And where, nobody at all will be able or allowed to, Buy nor Sell unless they agree to accept such a Mark/Number system.

    Similar to what has been predicted 2,000 years ago in the book of Rev. eh.

    Oh, and also convert every nation and every person worldwide into a, Cashless society where every penny spent, traded, gifted to another, or earned will be fully accounted for based on each of 7+ Billion individuals buying and spending and earnings. Computer cashless controls over entire world and its peoples.

    Which most well duped idots are fast going to accept without question, once they hear msm tv news details of how swell such a system will function, in halting illegal dope sales, illegal and unregistered Gun sales and ownership, a global cashless system where one main world govnt. Run out of Jerusalem, or TelAviv, will monitor and track everything sold or bought via computers, and can in a tenth of a second Deny any person’s buying or selling activities, and earning capacity with one fast key stroke of said mainframe computer central command center.

    Most folks be jumpin with joy at, Oh boy no need carry a wallet or purse since all my info and money is contained within my personal 666 number systematic control!…no more of any illegal cash activities so we alll will be safer!….Safety & Freedom for All you peons, eh!

    Cashless + 666= Such a, Deeeaaallll! Oy Vey!….with new worldwide Laws that allow the Authorities, to Kill off aka Murder, every person who rejects the banksters system.

    All thats left then is to invent a new name to call such a wonderfull system as… I know! Hows about they can call it the….”Antichrist” system of total global control. Anybody here now how to spell that in Yiddish?

  67. Virgile says:

    Friends? Most of the world civilians despise the USA after having admired it for decades, even during the Vietnam disaster war.
    After Iraq, the world woke up to the Zionist and Jewish lobbies deep pollution of the US government and the continuous failures of US military operations.
    Democrats and Republicans have enslaved themselves to the aggressive “defense” of their last colony in the middle east. Money plays an increasing role in the US ‘democracy and money comes from trading.
    The gowth of manufacturing and trading has seen Japan, North Korea, Taiwan, Europe allies to the USA and they were very careful not to offend the USA. Worried it may lose even more money, the USA under Trump has become increasingly demanding for obedience and submission. China is powerful and independent and it is challening the USA. The EU is debating how to keep floating. While Russia is not an important trading partner to the USA, weakening it will impact weaken all countries depending on it.
    Trump has launched an all out commercial war to restore the USA in its previous monopoly position.
    In order to hit his ‘foes’ even deeper, he needs to use his friends in the USA finance world. The finance world of the USA in the hands of Zionists, therefore Trump wants to please them, not out of sympathy toward Israel and their ideology but as a way to have them behind him for his re election… Therefore he has made ‘kind’ gifts to Israel ignoring its apartheid policies.
    All this is a house of cards held on by one man , Trump. His removal will provoke a huge crisis ( and a possible civil war) in the US with long terms consequences. The first cracks may appear in november.

  68. Them Guys says:
    @Rurik

    Rurik: Indeed, and in their (((Own))) Word’s about Germany….

    “We Jews are going to bring war on Germany.”
    — David Brown, President of American Hebrew, in 1934, quoted in Edmonson’s I Testify, page 188.

    “The Second World War is being fought for the defense of the fundamentals of Judaism.”
    — The Chicago Jewish Sentinel, October 8, 1942.

    “World War II was a Zionist plot to make way for the foundation of the Jewish State in Palestine.”
    — Joseph Burg, an anti-Zionist Jew

    “Whilst large sections of the German nation were struggling for the preservation of their race, we Jews filled the streets of Germany with our vociferations. We supplied the press with articles on the subject of its Christmas and Easter and administered to its religious beliefs in the manner we considered suitable. We ridiculed the highest ideals of the German nation and profaned the matters which it holds sacred.”
    – Dr. Manfred Reifer, a well-known leader of the Jews of Bukovina, wrote in the Jewish magazine Czernowitzer Allegemeine Zeitung (September 1933).

    ( Sound Familiar, American’s ? )

    And in, Russia prior to Germany WW II….

    “There is much in the fact of Bolshevism (Communism) itself, in the fact that so many Jews are Bolshevists, in the fact that the ideals of Bolshevism at many points are consonant with the finest ideals of Judaism.”
    — The Jewish Chronicle, April 4, 1919.

    “The Bolshevist revolution in Russia was the work of Jewish brains, of Jewish dissatisfaction, of Jewish planning, whose goal is to create a NEW ORDER IN THE WORLD. What was performed in so excellent a way in Russia, thanks to Jewish brains, and because of Jewish dissatisfaction, and by Jewish planning, shall also, through the same Jewish mental and physical forces, became a reality all over the world.”
    — The American Hebrew Magazine – September 10, 1920. Sometimes misquoted to say “New World Order.”

    “We should turn Her (Russia) into a desert populated with white Niggers. We will impose upon them such a tyranny that was never dreamt by the most hideous despots of the East. The peculiar trait of that tyranny is that it will be enacted from the left rather than the right and it will be red in the literal sense of that word, for we shall shed such streams of blood that all the losses of human lives in Capitalist wars will shrink and pale before them. The biggest bankers on the other side of the Atlantic will work in very close collaboration with us. If we win the Revolution, crush Russia, we shall consolidate the power of Zionism on her funereal remains and become such a force that the whole world will go down on its knees before it. We will show what real power is.”

    (Aaron Simanovich, “Memoirs”, Paris, 1922, Molodaya Gvardiya, Moscow, No. 6, 1991, p. 55.)
    — Leon Trotsky (born Lev Davidovich Bronstein) in Petrograd, Dec. 1917. Trotsky was both an ardent Zionist (Israel proponent) and Bolshevik. He was also one of the biggest human butchers of the 20th century during the Red Revolution (1917-1921). After a major internal power struggle with Joseph Stalin (who may or may not have been Jewish), he worked for the subversion, degradation and eventual overthrow of White Western society from his villa in Mexico City, until Ramon Mercader (probable NKVD agent of Stalin) put an ice pick through his skull in 1940. Trotsky died soon after.

    And, Again in Russia!!

    “[The oligarchs] exploited the disintegration of the Soviet system to loot the treasures of the state and to amass plunder amounting to hundreds of billions of dollars. In order to safeguard the perpetuation of their business, they took control of the state. Six of the seven are Jews. . . . [Boris] Berezovsky boasts that he caused the war in Chechnya, in which tens of thousands have been killed and a whole country devastated. He was interested in the mineral resources and a prospective [oil] pipeline there.”
    — Uri Avnery describing an Israeli TV series called “The Oligarchs,” in an article entitled “How the Virgin Became a Whore” (2004). This series will never be broadcast in the USA, of course.

  69. Them Guys says:
    @anon

    Head Cockroaches? Hmmmm..Better Phone, 1-800-Orkin Man…..and Tell the phone answerer lady to…….Send the Big Truck’s! and…Please, Hurry!

  70. @Authenticjazzman

    “I lived forty plus years there, and was married to three “upper-class” german women”.

    Oh My God! So you managed to blow up three marriages as well? Lordy Lord. Your high IQ doesn’t seem to be doing you much good. BTW, do you ever user that stuff or has it been preserved in pristine condition? Just some idle thoughts and the cat’s own curiosity, no offence intended.

    • Replies: @Authenticjazzman
  71. And don’t forget Trump’s obsession against German cars….

    It’s like always.The US is not trustworthy.
    The US is only happy when they are profiting fron treaties and contracts.They sing the song from the free markts , Democracy, Western values,… bla,bla,bla

    Iran is following the treaties.Even the US did say this.
    While Israel has nuclear weapons and submarines who can fire nuclear weapons – and is not in the nuclear treaties.Double standars like always.

    If it is not the case of profiting from treaties the US is leaving, changing the rules, using national law in international cases or sending their Air Force to change the chess-board.

    In March 1933 was a headline “Judea declares war on Germany” – Result was the Boycott and broken windows on April 1st , 1933 as a day of revenge.

    In 2018 it seems like “US declares war on World”.
    Result will be the downgrade of the US as a regional super-power without “friends”.

    “I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, Wall Street and Bankers.In short I was a racketeer for capitalism”
    Smedley Darlington Butler, 1881-1940, General US Marine Corps

    …and there you have the real rulers, doesn’t matter which party or President.

    The world is a chess-board where even the kings have nothing to say.It depends on who is moving them.Money rules the world,medias, economies,politicians, etc.

  72. @anonymous

    If you are a U.S. citizen then you are we whether you like it or not.

  73. Michelle says:

    Gawd, I wish that I was young enough to reproduce with Pat! He is one of my all time idols!

  74. @seeing-thru

    ” So you managed to blow up three marriages as well?”

    Just how do you “know” that I myself “managed” to blow up three marriages ( I am still happily married to my third spouse)?

    Are you clairvoiant, do you read minds, can you view events across oceans and continents, can you view the past, are you endowed with superhuman powers which enable you to access information outside of your own personal sphere?

    “(your) high IQ doesn’t seem to be doing you much good” : Well I would say that my ability to perform jazz improvisation, which is considered world-wide to be art upon the highest level, I would guess this would indicative of making use of one’s high IQ.

    You are obviously trying to insult and malign random strangers on the net for the purpose of satisfying your malicious urges.

    AJM

  75. augusto says: • Website
    @Sally Snyder

    There was an ancient roman proverb which said -’ quos Deus vult perdere’… -Those whom God wants to destroy, He first turns them mad.
    Seems exact and to the point.

  76. augusto says: • Website

    But I saw somewhere a few days ago a kind of a quote from president Trump saying ”the more we
    put pressure on our allies the better to obtain their (fearful) concessions.”
    It meant then the european vassals.
    The amerikan action in the world today can be summed up, very easily.
    B B P B B
    Bullshit, bribe, promise , blackmail & bomb.
    [not necessarity in thir order]

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