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Before President Trump trashes the Iran nuclear deal, he might consider: If he could negotiate an identical deal with Kim Jong Un, it would astonish the world and win him the Nobel Peace Prize.

For Iran has no nuclear bomb or ICBM and has never tested either. It has never enriched uranium to bomb grade. It has shipped 98 percent of its uranium out of the country. It has cameras inside and inspectors crawling all over its nuclear facilities.

And North Korea? It has atom bombs and has tested an H-bomb. It has intermediate range-ballistic missiles that can hit Guam and an ICBM that, fully operational, could hit the West Coast. It has shorter-range missiles that could put nukes on South Korea and Japan.

Hard to believe Kim Jong Un will surrender these weapons, his ticket of admission to the table of great powers.

Yet the White House position is that the Iran nuclear deal should be scrapped, and no deal with Kim Jong Un signed that does not result in the “denuclearization” of the peninsula.

If denuclearization means Kim gives up all his nukes and strategic missiles, ceases testing, and allows inspectors into all his nuclear facilities, we may be waiting a long time.

Trump decides on the Iran deal by May 12. And we will likely know what Kim is prepared to do, and not prepared to do, equally soon.

France’s President Emmanuel Macron is in D.C. to persuade Trump not to walk away from the Iran deal and to keep U.S. troops in Syria. Chancellor Angela Merkel will be arriving at week’s end with a similar message.

On the White House front burner then are these options:

Will North Korea agree to surrender its nuclear arsenal, or is it back to confrontation and possible war?

Will we stick with the nuclear deal with Iran, or walk away, issue new demands on Tehran, and prepare for a military clash if rebuffed?

Do we pull U.S. troops out of Syria as Trump promised, or keep U.S. troops there to resist the reconquest of his country by Bashar Assad and his Russian, Iranian, Hezbollah and Shiite allies?

Beyond, the larger question looms: How long can we keep this up?

How long can this country, with its shrinking share of global GDP, sustain its expanding commitments to confront and fight all over the world?

U.S. planes and ships now bump up against Russians in the Baltic and Black seas. We are sending Javelin anti-tank missiles to Kiev, while NATO allies implore us to bring Ukraine and Georgia into the alliance.

This would mean a U.S. guarantee to fight an alienated, angered and nuclear-armed Russia in Crimea and the Caucasus.

Sixteen years after 9/11 and the invasion of Afghanistan, we are still there, assisting Afghan troops against a Taliban we thought we had defeated.

We are now fighting what is left of ISIS in Syria alongside our Kurd allies, who tug us toward conflict with Turkey.

U.S. forces and advisers are in Niger, Djibouti, Somalia. We are aiding the Saudis in their air war and naval blockade of Yemen.

The last Korean War, which cost 33,000 U.S. lives, began in the June before this writer entered 7th grade. Why is the defense of a powerful South Korea, with an economy 40 times that of the North, still a U.S. responsibility?

We are committed, by 60-year-old treaties, to defend Japan, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand. Voices are being heard to have us renew the war guarantee to Taiwan that Jimmy Carter canceled in 1979.

National security elites are pushing for new naval and military ties to Vietnam and India, to challenge Beijing in the South China Sea, Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea.

How long can we sustain a worldwide empire of dependencies?

How many wars of this century — Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen — turned out to have been worth the blood shed and the treasure lost? And what have all the “color-coded revolutions” we have instigated to advance “democracy” done for America?

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In a New York Times essay, “Adapting to American Decline,” Christopher Preble writes: “America’s share of global wealth is shrinking. By some estimates, the United States accounted for roughly 50 percent of global output at the end of World War II. … It has fallen to 15.1 percent today.”

Preble continues: “Admitting that the United States is incapable of effectively adjudicating every territorial dispute or of thwarting every security threat in every part of the world is hardly tantamount to surrender. It is rather a wise admission of the limits of American power.”

It is imperative, wrote Walter Lippmann, that U.S. commitments be brought into balance with U.S. power. This “forgotten principle … must be recovered and returned to the first place in American thought.”

That was 1943, at the height of a war that found us unprepared.

We are hugely overextended today. And conservatives have no higher duty than to seek to bring U.S. war guarantees into conformity with U.S. vital interests and U.S. power.

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.”

Copyright 2018 Creators.com.

 
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  1. Escher says:

    One could argue that these endless wars and interventions keep the US (dollar) as top dog, despite the shrinking share of GDP.

    • Replies: @Rurik
    , @Catiline
  2. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:

    After so many years in Washington, even “Mr. Paleoconservative” can’t conceive of a distinction between the American people and their rulers. His uses of “we,” “us,” and “our” keep people marinated in the sense that, because they live in Oklahoma, they must root for Uncle Sam. Pronoun propaganda.

    And how about that last paragraph?

    “We are hugely overextended today. And conservatives have no higher duty than to seek to bring U.S. war guarantees into conformity with U.S. vital interests and U.S. power.”

    Mr. Buchanan is a right-sized imperialist.

  3. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    The problem is the empire is sustainable. I wish it weren’t.

    But no world economy comes anywhere near America’s. China is an exception but still has long ways to go.


    United States accounted for roughly 50 percent of global output at the end of World War II. … It has fallen to 15.1 percent today

    I don’t buy this. It has to be near 25% or 30%. US economy dwarfs that of Japan and Germany, even in per capita terms. Canada is just a vassal of the US, so it can be seen a part of US economy.

    Russian economy is smaller than that of South Korea. Japanese economy hasn’t grown in a long time. The only working economy in Europe is the German one, but demography will destroy that nation.

    In Latin America, Chile does okay. Brazil has been in steep decline. Venezuela is a mess.
    Africa is a mess. Middle East, a total mess due to wars. Also, with increased oil production in the US, the Middle East is no longer so important.

    So, the ONLY nation might rival the US in the future is China, but China’s ambitions are purely regional. It doesn’t want to play world cop. World merchant maybe but not world cop.

  4. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    But can the Right hold?

  5. Renoman says:

    If an alien power landed on Earth they would look at the USA and ask “how did these morons ever get to be #1?” It all makes no sense you need some leaders with brains.

    • Replies: @neutral
    , @nsa
  6. Pat seems to think that the US is fighting what is left of ISIS. You would think somebody would have been kind enough to point out to him that every time the SAA and their allies, Russia, Iran and Hezbollah, have the ISIS head choppers (along with their US and British Special Forces advisors) boxed in and facing annihilation, the US pulls their chestnuts out of the fire so that ISIS can fight regroup another day.

    Walter Lippmann? You’re living in the past, man.

  7. KenH says:

    Beyond, the larger question looms: How long can we keep this up?

    Well, Pat, if you care about Israel……….then we’ll keep this up until we bankrupt ourselves or it leads to nuclear war. Anything less is anti-semitic and akin to flipping the switch on a gas chamber. Pat is almost Ivan the Terrible for posing such a question.

  8. NickyTee says:

    Here is an interesting look at how Washington has tried to impose its own version of democracy on Iran:

    https://viableopposition.blogspot.ca/2018/04/iran-united-states-and-imposition-of.html

    Since fiscal 2004, at least $500 million has been spent by Congress to promote democracy (i.e. the America’s preferred version of democracy) in Iran.

  9. neutral says:
    @Renoman

    If an alien power landed on Earth they would look at the USA and ask “how did these morons ever get to be #1?”

    It was essentially a freak accident of history. Some whites landed in a big arable land with a people they managed to kill off very easily, they could kill them off easily because of superior weapons and disease resistance. The problem is that the whites that easily gained this land thought it was because of their universal ideology, and then with of WW1 and WW2 they now impose this universal ideology at a point of gun on the entire world.

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @Wally
  10. Rurik says:

    How many wars of this century — Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen — turned out to have been worth the blood shed and the treasure lost? And what have all the “color-coded revolutions” we have instigated to advance “democracy” done for America?

    “done for America” ?

    God damn it!

    America exists as God’s country! That is our very identity. Don’t you get that Pat? We exist to serve God, and what more obvious way to serve god than by suiting up our youngsters to go kill and die for Israel?!

    Your entire screed here is as anti-Semitic as it gets. Crying about America’s wars to bolster Israel as if they’re bad things, makes you sound like a cross between Adolf Hitler and Yasser Arafat!

    And conservatives have no higher duty than to seek to bring U.S. war guarantees into conformity with U.S. vital interests and U.S. power.

    ahh, there we go.

    Sieg Heil mein Fuhrer!

    there isn’t one thinking person on this earth that doesn’t understand your symbolism here.

    “U.S. vital interests”, as if we don’t all know what you mean by that.

    ALL YOU’RE TRYING TO DO IS BUILD GAS CHAMBERS!!!!

    Six million wasn’t enough for Patrick Joseph Buchanan!

    America exists to serve ‘the Jews’, and by serving the Jews – in abased and depraved degradation, with the blood of untold millions on our hands, we earn our merit into heaven.

    Duh!

    You call yourself a “Christian” and then pretend not to understand these simple and obvious truths, when every single evangelical preacher says it relentlessly.

    ohh, but excuse me! Pat Buchanan is a Catholic!

    well then sir, let me just provide for you a lesson in the correct posture of Catholics vis-a-vis god’s cho$en people

    now do you understand?!

    Jesus wants us to murder every single man, woman and child who offends the glory and exaltation of the cho$en!

    And if you don’t get that, then just put on your lederhosen and take a look at what happened your fellow travelers Saddam and Gadhafi, because they too wanted to build ovens and gas chambers, and look were it got them!

    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus
    , @Wally
  11. Rurik says:
    @Escher

    One could argue that these endless wars and interventions keep the US (dollar) as top dog, despite the shrinking share of GDP.

    the opposite is in fact the case

    the Endless WarsⓊ are forcing the ((Fed)) to print trillion$, and as those trillions enter the global economy, it manifests as inflation-depreciation of the Fecal Reserve Note.

    with any luck these psychopaths will eventually print so much lucre that the world will simply stop using their fiat toilet paper as the world’s reserve currency. But when that lucky day arrives, the ZUS economy will have been driven into the ground. But not until they’ve looted everything of value from these lands.

  12. Stick says:

    It should be remembered that our success as a military power was built on the good sense to not be the first to go to war, but rather, to be the last. WWI and WWII followed this dictum and from it our dominance. It would be better to pull back and allow the world to devolve as it sees fit. Once it has exhausted itself an opportunity to assert America may or may not be in the country’s interest. We need to accept that we are not the 1-Adam-12 for the world, nor are we an open hideout for other nations cowards.

    • Replies: @NoseytheDuke
  13. theMann says:

    1. “War is the health of the State” Randolph Bourne.

    2. “The income tax is the strength of the State” theMann, telling it like it is.

    As long as the income tax allows DC to effortlessly collect billions for war -making, DC is going to make war upon the World. And this will occur regardless of how obsequious the Israeli a$$-licking of the current, and prior, regimes, continues to be.

    Until we repeal the 16th amendment to the Constitution, or the USA is utterly destroyed by its war-making, we will be at war.

  14. KA says:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/21/opinion/sunday/adapting-to-american-decline.html article shines on the state of the realities and also ponders the future direction the elite might take to maintain the status quo .

    One of the worrisome possibilities is the subliminal accecptance of the loss of American lives as a new certainty . Our minds will be softened by the newspapers , radio and the TV . The author doesn’t say so but that is the next duck waiting for the placement in the row . Poverty stricken whites will fight the way they braved the stormy pacific and fought the natives centuries ago. The problems of the globalists will be solved

  15. @Rurik

    Rurik, you are verging on genius.

    Rurik for President — NEVER.

    Presidents are too easily corrupted.

    Rurik for Chairman of FCC and Broadcast Board of Governors.

    Huzzah!

    • Replies: @Rurik
  16. @theMann

    And this will occur regardless of how obsequious the Israeli a$$-licking of the current, and prior, regimes, continues to be.

    Jews — i.e. James Warburg of Kuhn Loeb aka Rothschild banking concerns — and their allied Anglo gangsters are responsible for the income tax, for the use of income tax specifically to finance war, and even more provably/specifically for imposition of payroll deduction mechanism (i.e. Henry Morgenthau, Jr.,) for ensuring that every poor sap who earns wages for a living pays “his fair share.”

    Class Tax to Mass Tax: The Role of Propaganda In The Expansion of the Income Tax During World War II by Carolyn C Jones

    http://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?handle=hein.journals/buflr37&div=25&id=&page=

    (Irving Berlin wrote ditties for Donald Duck to urge Americans to pay taxes to fund WWII)

    Funding the Modern American State, 1941-1995: The Rise and Fall of the Era of Easy Finance
    edited by W. Elliot Brownlee

    https://books.google.com/books?id=G3RBgnL8SpkC&pg=PA94&lpg=PA94&dq=Class+Tax+to+Mass+Tax:+The+Role+of+Propaganda+in+the+Expansion+of+the+Income+Tax+During+World+War+II+Carolyn+Jones&source=bl&ots=GovyAkNS-n&sig=sKsdPzVNRrd4gPlXXcn9qq7oWUc&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj2uKPG8crZAhWNUt8KHSOCC_wQ6AEIPTAD#v=onepage&q=Class%20Tax%20to%20Mass%20Tax%3A%20The%20Role%20of%20Propaganda%20in%20the%20Expansion%20of%20the%20Income%20Tax%20During%20World%20War%20II%20Carolyn%20Jones&f=false

    Taxation by Confession:
    How the IRS persuades Americans to pay income taxes

    http://willingtopay.eu/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Taxation-by-Confession.pdf

    On C Span Washington Journal, Apr 14 or thereabouts, the question of the day was, Do you think you pay your fair share of income taxes?

    Are income taxes the only way a modern nation can produce revenue to support itself? Or is it a mechanism mostly to enable wars, which, combined with an unaccountable Fed Reserve system, completely cut the American citizenry off from the power to voice their approval or disapproval of war?

  17. Vidi says:
    @Anon

    The problem is the empire is sustainable.

    The U.S. empire is sustainable only as long the rest of the world continues to accept printed dollars as “payment” for goods imported by the U.S. The world won’t stand for this theft much longer, as they are realizing that the more dollars the Fed prints, the less each dollar will be worth. Last year, the ICE Dollar Index dropped by almost 10%, and another big drop is expected this year.

    https://qz.com/1164158/the-us-dollar-just-had-its-worst-year-in-more-than-a-decade-and-2018-will-bring-more-of-the-same/

    [The U.S. economy] has to be near 25% or 30% [of the global economy].

    Only if the world continues to accept printed dollars.

  18. Tiny Duck says:

    White misogynist kills 10, injures 15. Gets arrested without violence. Great, I’m not seeing any global pattern here.

    https://coed.com/2018/04/23/who-is-alek-minassian-toronto-van-attack-terrorist-information/

    Yesterday you guys were screaming about Islam. Where are you now?

    Just another white loser who couldn’t get a girlfriend.

    The solution is, at least partly, in just you identifying the problem. US & canada focus on small % of Islamist threats only when both counties are drowning in white supremacists who permeate regular sad angry guys indoctrinating them in violent hatred. White male anger shouldn’t=death

    • Replies: @Liberty Mike
    , @anon
    , @anon
  19. @Tiny Duck

    Tiny, white people are just prettier than the black and the brown and the charcoal and the crimson and the mud and the swarthy and the yellow.

    Can’t beat Celtic / Nordic types with auburn, blonde or sandy tresses and with blue or green eyes.

    • Replies: @myself
  20. anon[107] • Disclaimer says:
    @Tiny Duck

    White male anger shouldn’t=death

    Only Jewish anger is allowed to = death; Jews get to murder with impunity.

    4 Palestinians killed, including teen boy and disabled man, by Israeli snipers in Gaza
    Apr 21, 2018

    http://abcnews.go.com/International/palestinians-killed-including-teen-boy-disabled-man-israeli/story?id=54633185

    Palestinian lecturer and Hamas member killed in Malaysia
    21 April 2018 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-43851065

  21. anon[228] • Disclaimer says:
    @Tiny Duck

    saddest day in the life of Trump and in the nasty life of Murdoch is this day in month and year when a shooter out there killing or maiming or mowing down a few turns out to be not a muslim
    It just gets worst for both when 2 incidents separated by miles of lands littered with flags and churches fail to show any connection to Somali or Ethiopian nationality

  22. Pat worries about treaty obligations. Imperial Washington has no intention of honoring treaty obligations. Imperial Washington cares not about the Constitution. It cares not about the earth or the people who inhabit it. It pursues wealth and power through deception, intimidation, theft and murder.

    Pat is himself an Imperialist. And he writes as if “we” have government by consent of the governed. We of course do not. But he manages to ask the right question.

    Beyond, the larger question looms: How long can we keep this up?

    Not much longer. Normalcy bias together with a life time of marinating in propaganda blinds most Americans to the immanent collapse of the dollar, the economy and the Zempire. “We” are powerless to prevent “our” government from starting a war with Russia and China. We and the rest of the people of earth can only hope and pray that the evil scum who rule over us will not set the world on fire in a fit of rage at their demise.

    • Replies: @Eustace Tilley (not)
  23. Catiline says:
    @anonymous

    PJB dons the mask of nationalism in order to advocate for the anti-European (and -Japanese) imperialism that he correctly sees as being compromised by the Zionists. He’s been a fraud and a phony all his life.

    • Replies: @Anon
  24. Catiline says:
    @Escher

    It works both ways. It’s a vicious circle.

  25. Anon[198] • Disclaimer says:
    @Catiline

    Please explain anti-Japanese imperialism and why the Zionists are against it.

    • Replies: @Catiline
  26. @WorkingClass

    Buchanan’s researcher is tired;
    Makes his coffee, so will never be fired.
    ANZUS didn’t survive
    After Black ’85.
    We reneged, so the Treaty’s expired.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANZUS#United_States_suspends_obligations_to_New_Zealand

  27. nsa says:
    @Renoman

    Geography is destiny. The USA has wide protective moats to the east and west, and pathetic wimps to the north and south. This allowed the USA to project force and violence upon the weak, the friendless, the defenseless with little risk to itself. Brainless leaders are probably an advantage, as brighter folks with actual useful skills have no need to visit mayhem on others.

  28. @Stick

    I think it was Not The Nine O’Clock News that said, “America has been quite late for two World Wars but extremely punctual for every war since”.

    • Replies: @Miro23
  29. KenH says:

    Looks like Patrick J has some stiff competition for the Ivan the Terrible award. Last night on Tucker cuckservative Jim Jordan was crowing about Republican accomplishments like tax cuts and moving the American embassy to Jerusalem to which Tucker interjected with his trademark quizzical look, “Oh, so people voted for the embassy to move to Jerusalem?”

    Jordan didn’t say and word about building a wall until coaxed to by Tucker or drastically lowering legal immigration probably because the donors won’t ever allow that. And Repubs are still petrified of being called racist by the media over immigration. They have nightmares about it.

    But Tucker probably saved his career a short time later when he added “I have no problem with the embassy move.”

    • Replies: @Rurik
  30. Rurik says:
    @SolontoCroesus

    chairman (slayer) of the Fed

    actually there’s an actual heroic man who’s been battling this demon for his entire career

    and he’s the guy I passionately promoted and advocated and fought to be president with all the strength in my sinews and fiber of my being.

    This was a man of honor and iron integrity who personally took on the Fiend, and all the Fiend’s minions of the entire controlled media and armies of hacks and liars and character assassins. And in the end, they still had to use overt cheating to shut him out.

    This scene from one of the Lord of the Rings movies always made me think of Ron Paul and the demonic forces of the Fed aligned against him.

    Paul was just one man, but with the truth on his side, and with it (like Gandalf’s staff), he was willing to take on the very center of the forces of ((evil in our world)), straight on.

    • Agree: SolontoCroesus
  31. Catiline says:
    @Anon

    PJB sees Zionism sapping the strength of the US, which Pat would like to conserve in order to keep the US hegemonic over Europe and Japan. Zionists aren’t actually opposed to US hegemony-quite the contrary-but they are a competitor with different priorities. Pat is a bum.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @myself
  32. Rurik says:
    @KenH

    Last night on Tucker cuckservative Jim Jordan was crowing about Republican accomplishments

    I watched too.

    The cuck kept mentioning the challenges our country still faces, and I think he mentioned the terrible scourge of ‘anti-Semitism’ on our collage campuses at least three times.

    No doubt his GOP colleagues are obsessed with that existential threat to the future of this republic and doing all they can, 24/7.

    >>><<<

    Colleges and universities are to use the guidelines to determine whether someone has violated the institutions’ discrimination policies.

    The proviso defines anti-semitism as:

    ▪ accusing Jews as a people of being responsible for real or imagined wrongdoing committed by a single Jewish person or group, the state of Israel or even for acts committed by non-Jews

    [when I read this one I couldn't help think of the massacre at Sabra and Shatila, where the man responsible tried to say it was 'Gentiles killing Gentiles, so why do they blame the Jew?' Until his own government convicted him of being personally responsible.]

    ▪ accusing the Jews as a people, or Israel as a state, of inventing or exaggerating the Holocaust

    ▪ accusing Jewish citizens of being more loyal to Israel, or to the alleged priorities of Jews worldwide, than to the interest of their own nations

    ▪ drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis

    Are among a few of the prohibited expressions of hate and racism at for least S. Carolina’s universities, for now.

    http://www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/article209106399.html

    ~ but these common-sense prohibitions need to be enforced nation-wide, if not globally.

    Never Again! will our valiant politicians stand by while Jews are persecuted and maligned by hate-filled bigots. Never Again!

    • Replies: @manorchurch
    , @KenH
  33. @theMann

    Until we repeal the 16th amendment to the Constitution, or the USA is utterly destroyed by its war-making, we will be at war.

    Repeal the 16th Amendment? You must be smoking some mighty good stuff.

    The purpose of the US government, Congress, and military is to deliver wealth and power to the rich. That process will continue until the economy fails completely, at which point in time most of the rich will abandon ship with as much loot as they can carry or transfer-out A few of the rich will remain to extract the dribbles and drabs available from what protected pockets of survivorship remain to the American productive class.

    Of course, there will always be the proto-feudalists, patiently awaiting their return to power over a nation that will consist of mexicans and blacks. What little can be eked out of that mess, the proto-feudalists will be happy to extract.

    At base, the current condition of acute global overpopulation drives the global economy — or lack thereof. Them as got get; them as don’t, won’t.

  34. Randal says:

    We are now fighting what is left of ISIS in Syria

    Not so’s anyone would really notice, Pat.

    • Replies: @manorchurch
  35. Randal says:
    @Anon

    I don’t buy this. It has to be near 25% or 30%. US economy dwarfs that of Japan and Germany, even in per capita terms. Canada is just a vassal of the US, so it can be seen a part of US economy.

    Russian economy is smaller than that of South Korea. Japanese economy hasn’t grown in a long time. The only working economy in Europe is the German one, but demography will destroy that nation.

    The 15% is presumably based on gdp measured by the ppp basis generally regarded as better for international comparisons (because not subject to short term currency fluctuations). On that basis, using the 2017 IMF estimates, the US has a gdp of $19t, out of a global total of $126t, or roughly 15.1%. China has ~18%, and the next on the list, India, has 7%.

    In the long run, military and political power will generally follow economic weight but with significant lag unless a world war or similar crisis intervenes. The long term trend is inexorably for US relative decline.

    It’s interesting to consider a comparison with the situation of the previous globally dominant power, the British Empire. Back before the two world wars that ended British power, the British Empire disposed of around a quarter of world gdp, comparable to the late C20th US. Even in 1950, when Britain had declined to the point that it could no longer meaningfully act independently of its superpower patron (as Suez proved), it still disposed of a healthy 6.5% of global gdp – much reduced, but still behind only the superpowers.

    The Soviet Union, by some estimates, peaked at 20% of world gdp.

    • Replies: @myself
  36. @Rurik

    Never Again! will our valiant politicians stand by while Jews are persecuted and maligned by hate-filled bigots. Never Again!

    My mother-in-law liked to point out, regularly, to my wife and attentive sisters-in-law, that “It’s just as easy to marry a rich man as a poor man!” That’s the politicians’ mode of thinking, at base — better to be a rich whore. Integrity is for losers and guys without golf club memberships.

    Yikes, huh? The US is doomed, and has been doomed ever since Israel took command. When was that “Exodus” movie released? The one with Paul Newman that the shiksas swooned over? ’62? Around then … either way, it was a done-deal by ’65.

    Does no one find it hilariously appropriate that the white shiksas are now delegated to the booty-calls of Negro Kangs of the “entertainment” business and sports, while Wall Street honchosteins have moved on to Asian chicks?

    Ah, but doesn’t what goes around come around sooner than later [sardonic chuckle]?

    • Replies: @Rurik
  37. @Randal

    We are now fighting what is left of ISIS in Syria

    The US has not really fought ISIS much, yet. That’s due, soon. ISIS is the terrorist arm of the CIA+Mossad. More of our tax money will be pumped into ISIS in Syria, now that Russia has outfoxed Israel, even if only briefly. Probably.

    Does it warm the heart to know that CIA+Mossad colludes to kill US soldiers doing sentry duty in Syria? That should whomp things up a bit … US MSM will thunder “Russia aids ISIS in killing American heroes!!”

  38. Talha says:

    Beyond, the larger question looms: How long can we keep this up?

    ‘Cause….’Merricaaaaaa!!!

  39. Rurik says:
    @manorchurch

    it was a done-deal by ’65.

    it was a done deal by Christmas Eve, 1913

    on the evening of December 23, 1913, the keys (and the world’s destiny) were handed over

    • Replies: @manorchurch
  40. @Rurik

    on the evening of December 23, 1913, the keys (and the world’s destiny) were handed over

    Nah. That was the date of the enablement, not the full takeover.

  41. Anon[198] • Disclaimer says:
    @Catiline

    OK, thanks, now I understand, even if I don’t necessarily agree.

  42. KenH says:
    @Rurik

    The cuck kept mentioning the challenges our country still faces, and I think he mentioned the terrible scourge of ‘anti-Semitism’ on our collage campuses at least three times.

    Yeah, Tucker said the Democrats are offering nothing but bigotry (and he meant against whites) and Jimbo started babbling about combating anti-semitism on college campuses and elsewhere. I’m sure his Swiss bank account grew by a million or so after that display of boot licking for his and the party’s masters.

  43. @anonymous

    Mark Twain: It’s by goodness of God that in our country we have those three things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either.

    Mr Buchanan is the perfect example of Twain’s brilliant observation.

    My suggestion to him and for those responsible for the title of this article, is to use : “Italy”, and “Italians”. The title should then be: “Italy’s Empire isn’t just immoral….”.

    Everyone will understand which “Italy” the writer is referring to…

    One is authorized to talk about Italian mafia:There are books, movies, shows etc…about Italian mafia. And no one is accused of being “anti-Italian”

    But because one is not authorized to talk about the real mafia that controls all levels of the american power structure, one should then call them “Italian”. It will be more honest than call them “American” or ” Americans”.

    Once American proles know that there is a small country in the ME called “Italy” which controls the USA ,the American proles will be free.

    Then, maybe the American proles will understand “American” foreign policy.

    • Replies: @bartok
  44. “France’s President Emmanuel Macron is in D.C. to persuade Trump not to walk away from the Iran deal ”

    That is a lie.

    Macron went to D.C. to do marketing. He wanted to show to the French people that he’s also powerful…He’s important. The Emperor is listening to him. They are friends. He can convince the Emperor to etc…etc…

    The “world” is listening to him. After the “Emperor”, he’s the most important person in the world.

    Macron was put in power by the “Italians” . He used to work for a very important “Italian bank”….
    If “Italy” with help of her colony (The USA), decides to bomb and destroy Iran, the poodle Macron will be for and the French will participate in the bombing….As the poodle Blair did with the Iraq.

    The only doubt is, what the Russians will do ?

    I guess they will condemn their “western partners” and then it will be business as usual.
    The Russians, one suspects, know that the “Italians” are the boss. They have good relationship with them.
    In fact, Putin’s best friend is the the “King of Italy”…His name is Neta…Forgot his name.

    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus
  45. bartok says:
    @James Brown

    WASPs such as Robert Mueller and Samantha Power are in lockstep with our American Jews – in fact they’re co-religionists. Who converted whom? If you’re certain of the answer, you haven’t read Moldbug.

    • Replies: @James Brown
  46. @anonymous

    Pat Buchanan is highly commendable for dealing lucidly with hard realities of American foreign policy. Idealism has no traction these days.

  47. For Iran has no nuclear bomb or ICBM and has never tested either. It has never enriched uranium to bomb grade. It has shipped 98 percent of its uranium out of the country. It has cameras inside and inspectors crawling all over its nuclear facilities.

    Partly true, partly unknown. Iran has never permitted outsiders inside its military nuke facilities. The Mullahs have also been working with North Korea on nukes. If the Norks have them, then it is quite likely Iran has small nukes now. The Iranians also have missiles. They don’t need ICBMs, however, to deliver a nuke that would do enormous damage to the US.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    , @NoseytheDuke
  48. @James Brown

    Your attempt at, what, satire? samizdat? needs work.

    Try again, and keepa yo hands offa da Dagos, capisco?

    • Replies: @James Brown
  49. anonymous[107] • Disclaimer says:
    @Quartermaster

    Iran has never permitted outsiders inside its military nuke facilities.

    Whereas USA military nuke facilities are wide open spaces — free tours, every hour, on the hour. Bring your camera.

    Then there’s Israel, that went to the extreme of building false facilities to conceal its nukes from inspection; has not signed NPT; refused to cooperate when, in 1995, every other ME state agreed to extension of NPT with the proviso that a conference be convened to discuss making the entire region a nuclear-free zone. (Iran agreed to that extension and proviso; Israel has held up that discussion).

  50. Wally says:
    @neutral

    Laughable, unsupportable nonsense.
    Browns / ‘Indians’ are everywhere, some ‘genocide’ that was.

    Slave keeping, violent, women bashing ‘Indians’ should be condemned for being xenophobic.

    see:

    http://principia-scientific.org/crichton-environmentalism-religion/

    excerpt:

    And what about indigenous peoples, living in a state of harmony with the Eden-like environment? Well, they never did. On this continent, the newly arrived people who crossed the land bridge almost immediately set about wiping out hundreds of species of large animals, and they did this several thousand years before the white man showed up, to accelerate the process. And what was the condition of life? Loving, peaceful, harmonious? Hardly: the early peoples of the New World lived in a state of constant warfare. Generations of hatred, tribal hatreds, constant battles. The warlike tribes of this continent are famous: the Comanche, Sioux, Apache, Mohawk, Aztecs, Toltec, Incas. Some of them practiced infanticide, and human sacrifice. And those tribes that were not fiercely warlike were exterminated, or learned to build their villages high in the cliffs to attain some measure of safety.

  51. Wally says:
    @Rurik

    like a lemming said:

    “Sieg Heil mein Fuhrer!”

    Problem is that there is no proof for the impossible ’6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers’.

    Rurik cannot produce such proof & knows it.

    Look here, this is entertaining:

    What “eyewitnesses” & Believers actually say

    https://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7254

    http://www.codoh.com

    • Replies: @KenH
  52. @Anon

    The US economy is estimated at 22% of the world’s GDP on actual exchange rates with Chinese GDP at around 60% of US GDP. However, if you compare the US and Chinese GDP at PPP ( purchasing power parity) then the Chinese GDP is already bigger than that of the US.
    Going back to the American economy, its manufacturing sector represents 10% of its GDP while that of China is in excess of 20% of GDP. A great part of U S manufacturing sector is related to the defence industry and despite strong American arms sales, the American balance of payments has been in deficit since the late seventies. Add the total government, corporate and personal debts which amount to 364% of American GDP and the essence of Pat Buchanan’s argument that America can ill afford its foreign military intanglements becomes crystal clear.

    • Replies: @Miro23
  53. KenH says:
    @Wally

    Rurik is being satirical with his comments. He’s definitely no Zionist and no true believer in the Jewish holocaust religion.

    • Replies: @manorchurch
  54. @KenH

    Rurik is being satirical with his comments. He’s definitely no Zionist and no true believer in the Jewish holocaust religion.

    You know, “rurik” means “satirist” in Armenian. The local “Rurik” doesn’t look Armenian, thus I suspect a deliberate play on words.

  55. @bartok

    Never read Moldbug. I wouldn’t consider Robert Mueller and Samantha Power as being WASPSs and I don’t believe it’s important to know who converted whom.

    Maybe it’s important to know what one can do to impede them destroying our world.
    Not believing their propaganda is the first step. Something that American People and western peoples seem incapable of doing.

  56. @SolontoCroesus

    Not at all. Not stupid enough or talented enough to even try.

  57. @Anon

    “Japanese economy hasn’t grown in a long time.”

    As Eamonn Fingleton would doubtless point out, that’s not true, but the Japanese are happy for you to believe it.

  58. Miro23 says:
    @NoseytheDuke

    I think it was Not The Nine O’Clock News that said, “America has been quite late for two World Wars but extremely punctual for every war since”.

    It’s not just the US getting involved in wars everywhere and all the time.

    It hasn’t realized that we’re in the 21st Century, and it’s still busy manufacturing items like aircraft carriers and vastly expensive piloted aircraft. It also hasn’t realized, that as a target, the US is far more vulnerable than it has ever been previously – even China could wipe it out in matter of hours with many missiles and warheads to spare. Others don’t have such a relaxed attitude.

    For example, the Russians (in major cities) organize nuclear evacuation drills involving millions of citizens to prepared underground bunkers. When was the last time the US organized mass evacuations of consumers (sorry – citizens) in New York or Washington? Do they in fact have any nuclear emergency procedures at all to shelter the public?

  59. @Quartermaster

    I for one would feel a lot safer if Iran had “nukes” and Israel didn’t. That not being reality, I would be quite OK if Iran were to obtain them and possess a credible nuclear deterrent. Iran has not attacked any other country in over 200 years while Israel does so on a regular basis in violation of international law.

    • Agree: dfordoom
  60. Miro23 says:
    @Joe Levantine

    The US economy is estimated at 22% of the world’s GDP on actual exchange rates with Chinese GDP at around 60% of US GDP. However, if you compare the US and Chinese GDP at PPP ( purchasing power parity) then the Chinese GDP is already bigger than that of the US.

    And if you subtract the percentage of US GDP made up of lawyers it’s an even bigger difference.

  61. myself says:
    @Liberty Mike

    Can’t beat Celtic / Nordic types with auburn, blonde or sandy tresses and with blue or green eyes.

    Good looks won’t be nearly enough to keep us on top, though. Not nearly. We didn’t get to be on top because the world marveled at our racial aesthetic.

    Kinda like in an office or business setting. Looks don’t hurt, but unless you’re angling to be a model or movie star, won’t help past a certain point. Seemed to me, that most of the higher ups (yeah, mostly men) at work range, on a scale of 0-10, about a 6 to 7.5 in appearance, not ugly, nor all that stunning.

    But they do rate VERY high on ambition, hard work and brains. Those are the things to have.

    • Replies: @Liberty Mike
  62. myself says:
    @Catiline

    Pat Buchanan: “If only we could stop expending our strength for the Jews/Israel, we could get on with something in America’s long-term interests: of keeping Europeans and Japanese under our imperial yoke!”

    Uh huh. A real lack of any sense of circumspection and humility there, Pat.

    • Agree: Catiline
  63. myself says:
    @Randal

    It’s good you included some numbers. Fascinating stuff, keep the numbers coming.

    Re: the Soviet Union. I think I read that the USSR’s economy, by the mid-1960s, was estimated to be around 60% the size of that of the largest at the time, that of the United States.

    But then, by the mid-1970s, they had started to badly stagnate, and were at around 50% of the US through-out the Reagan Era, and trending inevitably downwards as a fraction of ours. We weren’t doing great, but they were doing worse.

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