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Before the NATO ministerial meeting in Brussels this week, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin took a side trip to Georgia and Ukraine.

Purpose: Assure these nations that America has their back and encourage their hopes of future admission to NATO. Austin, said the Pentagon, would tell both nations there is an “open door to NATO.”

“Ukraine … has a right to decide its own future foreign policy,” said Austin in Kiev, “and we expect that they will be able to do that without any outside interference.” He went on:

“No third country has a veto over NATO’s membership decisions. Ukraine … has a right to decide its own future foreign policy, and we expect that they will be able to do that without any outside interference.”

The U.S. apparently backed up Austin’s words by sending B-1B bombers over the Black Sea. Said the Russian Defense Ministry:

“Russian fighter crews identified the air targets as two B-1B supersonic strategic bombers accompanied by two KC-135 tanker aircraft of the US Air Force and escorted them over the Black Sea.”

Why are we sending nuclear-capable bombers over the Black Sea?

Why are we holding out to Kiev and Tbilisi hope that they will be invited to join NATO and receive a U.S.-NATO Article V war guarantee to have the U.S. fight alongside them if there is another crisis with Russia such as occurred in South Ossetia and Georgia in 2008 and Ukraine in 2014?

We did not fight Russia then. And we are not going to fight Russia now, or tomorrow, as these regions and these issues are not vital national interests of the United States.

Nor is the Black Sea the only region where the U.S. is hinting at confrontation and possible war.

With Iran refusing to return to compliance with the nuclear deal from which President Donald Trump walked away in 2018, or renew talks to do so, Secretary of State Antony Blinken warns there are “other options if Iran does not change its course.”

“With every passing day, and Iran’s refusal to engage in good faith, the runway gets short. … Time is running short. We are getting closer to a point at which returning to compliance with the JCPOA (the nuclear deal) will not in and of itself recapture the benefits of the JCPOA.”

“We will continue to look at every option to deal with the challenge that is posed by Iran.” The phrase “every option” manifestly includes a war option.

After a recent meeting in Washington, D.C., Americans and Israelis began talking of a “Plan B” for dealing with a recalcitrant Iran, which sounds very much like a threat to go to war.

Under President Joe Biden as well as Trump, the U.S. has been ratcheting up the number of “freedom of navigation operations” by U.S. warships in the South China Sea and Taiwan Strait. And we have encouraged allies to send their warships to do the same, which several have done.

We have told Japan, the Philippines and the world that our mutual security treaties cover Manila’s claim to Chinese-occupied islets of the South China Sea and the Japanese-controlled Senkakus in the East China Sea.

When China, over a four-day period, sent 150 warplanes into the air defense identification zone south of Taiwan, U.S. leaders declared that our support of the island is “rock solid.”

Yet, the U.S. security treaty with Taiwan lapsed four decades ago.

In February, Republicans in Congress introduced a Taiwan Invasion Prevention Act to authorize Biden to use any military action required to repel an attack by China on Taiwan or its island possessions.

Democrats are considering a similar measure to give Biden authority to resist a Chinese attack on the island or an attempt to overrun it or force its surrender to the mainland.

These Congressional moves to cede new war powers to the president come as Congress is considering repeal of the Authorization for Use of Military Force used to take us into the 1991 Gulf War and to invade Iraq in 2003.

Consider, then, a brief summation of the confrontational postures adopted by the Biden diplomats.

We are openly warning Russia that the U.S. may soon bring Ukraine and Georgia into NATO, which would entail a U.S. war guarantee to fight on those nations’ behalf in a future military clash with Moscow.

We are openly warning Iran that time is running out, that if Tehran does not return to negotiations on the nuclear deal and compliance with its terms, a U.S. attack on Iran cannot be ruled out.

We are putting China on notice that we do not accept its broad claims to the islets of the East and South China Seas, and we may be there to fight alongside our allies to sustain their claims.

Now congressional leaders in both parties are crafting measures to give Biden authorization to take us to war with China to protect Taiwan, whose declaration of independence, warns Beijing, would cross its “red line” and mean war.

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

 
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  1. Alfa158 says:

    I’m baffled as to what these geniuses could even think they are trying to accomplish with these monkeyshines. Is this like one of those “displays” animals do for intimidation when they feel vulnerable, like elephants sticking out their ears and trumpeting, or gorillas pounding the ground? Do they think this will keep the world from noticing that the US is hollowed out and printing Monopoly money, and thereby the dollar can continue to be propped up?
    I really don’t see what this will accomplish. No one seriously thinks the US could fight an offensive war against Russia, China or even Iran. What’s their plan, or is there even one?

  2. This says it all:

    “With Iran refusing to return to compliance with the nuclear deal from which President Donald Trump walked away in 2018, or renew talks to do so, Secretary of State Antony Blinken warns there are “other options if Iran does not change its course.”

    Americans have no memory, and there is never a shortage of pundits looking to take advantage.

    • Replies: @Greta Handel
  3. Franz says:

    Why are we sending nuclear-capable bombers over the Black Sea?

    Who wants to start WWIII? Obviously someone high up in the US foreign policy biz. Suppose you’d been looting a country for years and want to make a clean getaway. Getting “foreign enemies” to blast it to hell and gone would be a perfect diversion.

  4. Once these pledge nations saw we promoted a mentally-ill man in drag to 4-star Admiral of Health, they were hellbent on joining the NATO frat.

  5. Pat Buchanan is right: the US must not fight over issues that are not of vital national interest. He is correct to highlight the problem. Those marching mankind to world war are blind to the abyss that awaits. They are ignoring history, and bringing the nuclear powers into confrontation over issues that are of vital interest, which leaves no alternative but mutual annihilation.
    https://www.ghostsofhistory.wordpress.com/

    • Agree: Houston 1992
    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  6. @TimeTraveller

    And this time last year, he was megaphoning for Pompeo. Thanks for highlighting another example of how this purportedly “non-interventionist” faux dissident reinforces Washington’s Exceptional! narratives.

    Mr. Buchanan is the Right sash of Uncle Sam’s Overton window.

  7. SafeNow says:

    Maybe the US procedure is to give China and Russia the idea that the US is militarily insane; impetuous; unpredictable; in a way, even inept. And thereby deter any military action; Russia and China will decide: better give these idiots a wide berth. Critics of this idea will say, surely the US has done this by now. But it needs to be freshened-up again and again. The above was the plot of “twilight‘s last gleaming,” that old Burt Lancaster movie. The movie’s idea was that the secret reason for Vietnam was to show that the US is militarily insane.

  8. gottlieb says:

    Thanks Pat, hope you’re well and you’ve got your booster.

    Between China, Iran and Ukraine, you thankfully point out Empire is a transnational corporation devoted to the religion of conquest as a profit opportunity.

    Talking about Ukraine in NATO is so much gum flapping as even talking about it is a red line for Russia. Iran is but the tail of Israel wagging a mangy dog that spends most days in a basket with a shaking leg as it dreams of chasing rabbits in a wildflower meadow.

    And China, via the out-sourced supply chain, has already won WWIII without firing a shot.

    The USA is a pig without even the money to buy lipstick.

    • Agree: Max Maxwell
  9. TGD says:

    There are now at least 135 container ships idling off the coast of Southern California and more off the US east coast waiting for docking space to unload their Chinese made garments, textiles, shoes, toys, electronics, sporting goods, electrical and plumbing fixtures, computers, smart phones, tools, production machinery, etc . US consumption of foreign made goods is apparently without limit.

    Globalism of which unfettered free trade has been an integral part has been a priority project of the “duopoly” since before WW2. So has war. The “deep state” is real and has its tentacles are wrapped tightly around the USA.

  10. “Ukraine … has a right to decide its own future foreign policy,” said Austin

    But America doesn’t have a right to decide its own foreign policy. AIPAC and the M-I-C do, though.

  11. Russia is at odds with Ukraine and Georgia so the goal of the USA Government is appearaently to poke the Russian Bear in the eye; there is no strategic clarity; the US obviously is not going to war over either as neither is of vital importance; both will always be 7,000 miles from America and matter more to Russia than America; we should have a better foreign policy than promising to defend every Tom Dick and Harry; the vague promises to defend Taiwan may just encourage that little island to declare independence; supposedly a ”red line” for the Mainland; while discouraging them to do more to defend themselves; and we are not going to fight a war with Iran; that country is as big as Alaska with 85 million people; they have to use faux tough sounding rhetoric like ”all options are on the table” to sound and look tough; the US is a bankrupt empire 30 trillion \$ in debt headed by a weak, feeble, bumbling, senile old man who’s popularity is plumetting. A gang in Haiti just kidnapped a group of Americans for ransome and is threatening to kill them; no one is afraid of us anymore.

  12. BorisMay says:

    Israelis are insane and it is Israelis that run the entire West, especially the US, UK, Europe and South America.
    They also have a stranglehold on the rest of the world through the Rothschild run Bank of International Settlement.
    You know it is the Israelis because they only have one game plan: violence. It is all they understand. Their entire modus operandi is violence.
    Insanity, according Albert Einstein, is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. This is the Israeli mindset acting through the defunct Biden administration (and any other dysfunctional idiot), and Britain’s Johnson, and France’s Macron and, well, any other professional politician you care to think of in the ‘free world’…
    The free world being an euphemism for any country under the control of Israel…an oxymoron if ever there was one.

  13. Chris Moore says: • Website

    With Iran refusing to return to compliance with the nuclear deal from which President Donald Trump walked away in 2018, or renew talks to do so, Secretary of State Antony Blinken warns there are “other options if Iran does not change its course.”

    So Trump and his hard-Zionist masters tore up the nuclear agreement made with Iran by “soft”-Zionist Obama (who still destroyed Libya and tried to destroy Syria for Israel and the MIC). Now racial-Zionist ((Blinkin)) starts issuing threats if they don’t come back as soon as the ((Jews)) say jump.

    “We will continue to look at every option to deal with the challenge that is posed by Iran.” The phrase “every option” manifestly includes a war option. After a recent meeting in Washington, D.C., Americans and Israelis began talking of a “Plan B” for dealing with a recalcitrant Iran, which sounds very much like a threat to go to war.

    So the ((Jews)) are threatening war. Querry: When are they not threatening war? War is baked into the ((Jews)) because if they’re not at war with someone, they cease to exist. In other words, war is a byproduct of “tolerance” for ((Jews)).

    Is it any wonder America is sinking under unpayable debt and runaway inflation that go hand in glove with corrupt, trillion dollar military budgets rigged by warped ((Jews)) like ((Blinkin)) and his larger Zionist gang? Is it any wonder that militarized Zionist America is an increasingly social, cultural, racial and economic cesspool?

    But all that’s fine, say Zionists, because the world is ultimately going to be nothing but a colony of goyim slaves and knuckledraggers for the masters of Zion, paying tribute to the high priests in Jerusalem. That’s how the world will be repaired, goes the lying ((Jewish)) narrative: when the Zionist made-man criminals are fully in charge.

    Never before have criminally insane killers, hucksters, confidence men, and charlatans assembled such power.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  14. Did any nation get a worse rap than Germany in the 20th century?
    Take Norman MacDonald’s joke.

    Germany didn’t wage war against the world.
    In World War I, Germany wanted a limited war but had to fight France as an ally of Russia that was backing the Serbs. It was UK that joined the war when the last thing Germany wanted was to fight the British. And then, the US joined later. And Italy took up arms against Germany and Austria, not vice versa.

    And yes, Hitler was a bad guy, but he didn’t want to fight the world. UK and France declared war on Germany. And after taking out France, he wanted peace with UK. It was UK that persisted with the war. Hitler did attack the USSR and declared war on the US after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor but by then the US had already been aiding Germany’s enemies and was effectively at war against Germany.

    It was more the case the ‘world’ waged war on Germany than vice versa. MacDonald got it backward.

    And yet, there is a kernel of truth in what he said. Germans were a very capable people, perhaps the only one that could vie the Anglos for world hegemony. And if German triumph in Continental Europe translated into Pan-German pride even in North America, who knows what the history of the world might have been… or so feared the Anglos.
    Still, it was Anglo paranoia about the Germans than German ambition to eclipse the Anglos. By all accounts, Germans wanted good relations with Anglos.

    Anglos, in seeing Germans as a capable people, came to feel the Germans must be defeated and made subservient to Anglo hegemonic power.

    But irony of ironies, the Jews who took over the Anglosphere felt the same way about Anglos. Jews saw Anglos as a capable people, the only ones who could challenge Jewish Power in the post-WWII era, and so, Anglos on both sides of the Atlantic had to be turned into soul-defeated Anglucks.

    So, in the end, Anglucks and Germucks ended up in the same boat.

    • Replies: @SafeNow
    , @Weaver
  15. SafeNow says:
    @Priss Factor

    By all accounts, Germans wanted good relations with Anglos

    .
    Yes, I believe so. US POW prisoners in Germany died at a rate of 1 to 2 percent. By comparison, for US POW prisoners of the Japanese, the figure was more like 40% did not survive the war. I think Germany got caught up fighting the US but did not hate the US people. And I think it worked the other way too; my father was in the Army Air Force in Europe.

  16. How sane folks can continue to support the Biden Regime, who ever they are, is beyond my understanding. I thought, after all, that everyone, students, adults, grandparents, etc. wanted a safe and sane society, instead of a bunch of lying criminals that are ruining their jobs, trashing their cities, making foreign enemies, carrying out fascist mandates of all kinds—,forced indoctrination of school kids, snooping on bank accounts of regul;ar people, and,especially those mandates that make big pharma richer than it already is. Please folks, this no longer has to do with Trump in any way.

    • Agree: tyrone
    • Replies: @Weaver
  17. “With Iran refusing to return to compliance with the nuclear deal from which President Donald Trump walked away in 2018…”

    Iran is fully in compliance with the deal and Amerikastani vassals in Europistan have certified its compliance with the deal. What Iran refuses to do is accede to Amerikastani imperialist demands to add even more conditions to the deal, which Amerikastan had signed and then walked out of of its own accord. (Meaning at the orders of its zionazi owners.)

    “…or renew talks to do so…”

    Iran is literally negotiating an Amerikastani return to the talks (since it never left) but the Bidet regime refuses to commit to not walking out again or demanding additional conditions afterwards.

    As for NATO, it won’t last ten minutes if Russia is provoked into destroying the puppet regimes in Georgia and Ukranazistan, and Amerikastan knows it. Does Buchanan imagine that the paedophile regime in Warshington really wants to commit nuclear suicide for its nazi puppets in Kiev? Exactly the same with the so called country of Taiwan. In fact as long as those Amerikastani and vassal ships steam in confined waters through the Taiwan Straits in easy anti ship missile range of China, you know perfectly well that they’re bluffing. If they really wanted war those ships would vanish from the western Pacific.

    And as for Iran, Bidet has already shown the world how capable the Imperialist States is of fighting a victorious war in Afghanistan. If Amerikastan couldn’t invade Iran in 2003, it is ten times more incapable of doing so now. Make that fifty.

  18. China is now on a timetable due to the announcement of the joint nuclear submarine project down under.

    This submarine move on the world chess board now threatens China with been “bottled up” by Western submarines controlling the shipping lanes through the Island chain China so desperately wants to break.

    China has two options, break the chain before the submarines are in place….which means Taiwan must fall within the next ten years or financially destroy the U.S greenback as world reserve currency thereby starving the U.S of its ability to act as robber baron and been able to afford the projection of power it now has.

    As the Chinese say, “May you live in interesting times?”

  19. Weaver says:
    @Cookie Boy

    What sort of time table do you see? 2 years? Less?

    [MORE]

    It’s so stupid. Taiwan should just agree to give China maritime control in exchange for leaving it alone, if it’s truly over shipping lanes and security concerns. The US is safe despite not controlling Cuba. China should be safe without controlling Taiwan, under some agreement.

    It’s the US pushing China to attack, it seems like. The last time I posted that, someone replied that, oh, I’m blaming white people. No, I’m blaming the monkeys in DC, including monkey Biden. I do not care that he’s white. It’s stupid regardless of who does it. The US would not tolerate China controlling shipping lanes near the US.

  20. Weaver says:
    @Priss Factor

    The Germans were sure bombed to death. Orwell saw Hitler badly: https://www.panarchy.org/orwell/meinkampf.html

  21. Weaver says:
    @Dr. Charles Fhandrich

    You might well agree, but: No one would think the way you are unless someone in the news put it that way for them.

    Also, similar to how Orwell’s 1984 has 3 polities always at war, in the US Dems are warring with GOP. Loyal Dems like Biden. You have similar conflicts, socialist vs moderate Dems. Whatever the case, people trust their side. Biden isn’t Trump, and he isn’t AOC, and he isn’t Senator Manchin.

    The result of these divisions is Americans blindly trust complete strangers, people they know little about, have never met. “He’s on my team.” In reality, the opposing teams can be the same team in some aspects.

    You also have crazy people at this site claiming to blindly trust businesses but not governments. “I’ve never met this guy, he has no tie to me, I know little about him;” but they’re on a “team” together. Democracy.

    • Replies: @Dr. Charles Fhandrich
  22. Derer says:

    “Ukraine … has a right to decide its own future foreign policy…to do that without any outside interference.”

    This Washington slimy hypocrisy can be detected even by a 10 years old…and what the fcuk they are doing in these countries if not interfering, threatening, blackmailing into buying their obsolete military hardware for high price. Military hammer in US cost \$8000.

  23. Kali says:

    It appears there’s some (((insane))), (((globalist))) plan afoot to tear it down, rip it apart and (((build back “better”))) and prevent the manifestation of a multipolar world order.

    Sad to say, if I were Pultin or Xi I’d be targeting (((USA, et al))) for pre-emtive wipe-out.

    OR, it could be that (((they))) are simply playing nuclear chicken in order to keep “we the people” in a state of high anxiety and stress for no other reason than they hate us for our “freedom”.

    Either way, the Zio-west needs putting down. The (((rot))) has gone too deep.

    Take to the hills boys and girls and start creating the harmonious life you want to live. TPTB derive their power by our aquiescence to, and participation in, their political/economic control matrix. Disempower them by empowering yourself.

    Best wishes,
    Kali.

  24. @Weaver

    O.K. I see your point. Good reply.

  25. @Cookie Boy

    While I don’t necessarily agree with the rest of your statements – China’s BRI port in Gwadar, Pakistan, has already ensured a huge amount of blockade proofing, and its fast solidifying alliance with Russia opens up Russian ports as well – I must point out that “may you live in interesting times” is not really a Chinese saying, whether as a curse or anything else.

  26. “Ukraine … has a right to decide its own future foreign policy,” said Austin in Kiev, “and we expect that they will be able to do that without any outside interference.”

    And we have the right to decide our foreign policy, and our foreign policy should be to deny NATO membership to Ukraine and Georgia, on the grounds that their membership would decrease rather than increase our own security. The Georgians were even mad enough to start a war against Russia in 2008: do we really want to give them a guarantee of mutual defense?

    • Replies: @Weaver
  27. Who’s coming up with these idiotic political ads. Get a load of this Boobkin lady. So ridiculous.

    Are they running for political office or applying for membership at a gun range?

    • Replies: @The Mestizo
  28. Weaver says:
    @James N. Kennett

    Even better, the US should exit NATO entirely, bring all troops home from Germany and Italy. Merkel wasn’t a Nazi after all. Who knew? So, there was no need for US troops there after all.

    If Germany fears Russia, let Germany rebuild its troops.

    • Replies: @Resartus
  29. Resartus says:
    @Weaver

    Merkel wasn’t a Nazi after all.

    Hard to be a NAZI, when you grow up training to be Stasi……

  30. @peter mcloughlin

    Considering the late stage of ecological collapse, thermo-nuclear war would be a mercy.

  31. @Chris Moore

    The Judaic cult requires hatred and violence against the goyim, but where Jews were both protected and prevented from exploiting the host society, they often lived in peace with other communities for centuries. Al-Andaluce, Mesopotamia and Kerala are examples of the like, and Jews lived pretty happily in China for centuries, too, in Kaifeng, but end up assimilated or converted to Islam
    The present day state of Judaism, Zionazism and Israel is absolutely fraught with danger for Jews and goyim alike. The Zionazis really mean it when they threaten a ‘Samson Option’, punishment for a ‘jew-hating world’, which is peerless projection and reality inversion.

    • Replies: @Chris Moore
  32. @Priss Factor

    Her handlers are looking down on ber constituents – clearly.

  33. Renoman says:

    Stupider and stupider and stupider! I thought when George Jr. arrived you had reached the bottom, what is wrong with you people?

  34. Chris Moore says: • Website
    @mulga mumblebrain

    I maintain Moses and Jesus were the only true Jews, and both of them were “anti-Semites.” As it turns out, for good reason, to wit:

    The present day state of Judaism, Zionazism and Israel is absolutely fraught with danger for Jews and goyim alike. The Zionazis really mean it when they threaten a ‘Samson Option’, punishment for a ‘jew-hating world’, which is peerless projection and reality inversion.

    They could see the seeds of world destruction inherent in these ((Jewish)) criminals.

    • Replies: @Resartus
  35. Resartus says:
    @Chris Moore

    I maintain Moses and Jesus were the only true Jews, and both of them were “anti-Semites.”

    Not sure where the title Jew came from….
    For decades, I have personally seen the Tribes that fled Egypt as
    similar to the Natives in America….
    They were grouped together as a single group, though very different than
    each other…..
    Easy to see why they had to fight the world around them once they got to Israel….

    • Replies: @Chris Moore
  36. Chris Moore says: • Website
    @Resartus

    I have personally seen the Tribes that fled Egypt as similar to the Natives in America….

    Are you talking about the Hebrews from the time of Moses? If so, what do you make of Moses executing so many of them? What do you make of Yahweh saying he would deal with the heretics again? Would that be the Holocaust? Because we know Zionists collaborated with Nazis. Did they engineer the “Holocaust”? Why do they frame it as a crime then? Did Yahweh engineer the crime?

    And wasn’t Israel founded by Moneychangers and Golden Calfers like Rothschild? Wouldn’t Yahweh want his ilk dead too?

  37. Resartus says:

    Are you talking about the Hebrews from the time of Moses?

    How many of the tribes were Hebrew, how many different regions did they hail from,
    how many languages did they have…..

    Yes, Moses threw them all into one pot, when he led them out of Egypt, don’t believe they
    were the same before hand…..

  38. Phibbs says:

    The Jew-owned government in Washington D.C. with the Zionist mannequin fronting it will most definitely start a war with Iran for Israel’s sake. Jews don’s serve, so thousands of American Gentiles will die for the demonic Jews of Israel. Meanwhile, the dirty, filthy, disloyal Jews of America will use their media to justify this looming war.

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