Summary: The United States cannot fight a war against radical Islamism and win. That's obvious, but we're doing it anyway. Here Chet Richards looks at our Grand Strategy as described by George Friedman of Stratfor. . There are those who will tell you that if you can’t sit in on meetings of our national security … Continue reading Did we just surrender in the War on Terror?
Summary: Today Chet Richards looks a recent Stratfor post about the crisis of the middle class, and from there explores some of the challenges facing 21st century America. . George Friedman, Founder and CEO of Stratfor, is always worth reading for the same reason that, say, James Kilpatrick was: You might not have agreed with … Continue reading Do America’s leaders say “Apres moi, le deluge”?
Summary: Some say that America suffers from a disability, the inability to learn even simple things from history or the example of other nations. Such as our inability to construct a rational health care system (a task solved one or more generations ago by our peers), and the rodeo clown show we call a "foreign policy". This … Continue reading “Terrorism, Vigilance and the Limits of the War on Terror”
Summary: All we need do is to strike Iran with all our hatred, and our journey towards the dark side will be complete. After years of propaganda the US population has become eager for war, much like the people of Europe were in 1914. The wars of the 20th century and the first decade of the … Continue reading America takes another step towards war with Iran, towards the dark side of its soul
Summary: Here is an interesting analysis by Stratfor of our expedition to Afghanistan. Note how -- deep in this report -- Friedman mildly mentions that crushing al Qaeda is not our goal in Afghanistan. Now that we're enmeshed in a failing war, the war's advocates can quietly slide away from the Big Lie. Other posts about the war … Continue reading Statfor discusses “The 30-Year War in Afghanistan”