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  • NATO ally Belgium's green party coalition uses Brexit rules to BLOCK export of critical nuclear arms technology to Britain

    11/27/2022 11:55:00 PM PST · by blueplum · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 Nov 2022 | By DALE FOX FOR MAILONLINE
    NATO allies the UK and Belgium are at loggerheads as Belgium's green party coalition is using Brexit rules to block the export of critical nuclear arms technology to the UK. The technology at the centre of the row plays a vital role in the maintenance of the UK's nuclear deterrent, with Belgium insisting the UK needs an 'export licence' to obtain it post-Brexit. However, though both nations are NATO allies, Belgium's deputy prime minister Georges Gilkinet, member of the green coalition-member Ecolo party has blocked the licence due to 'opposition to nuclear weapons and the arms industry,' ...
  • European officials say US profiting from Ukraine war, call Inflation Reduction Act 'very worrying'

    11/27/2022 9:39:36 PM PST · by blueplum · 23 replies
    Fox ^ | 26 Nov 2022 | Chris Pandolfo |
    Top European officials have attacked President Biden's actions amid the ongoing war in Ukraine and have even questioned whether the United States remains an ally as gas prices soar and U.S. green energy policies have put Europeans into "full-blown panic mode," according to a report. European officials, speaking anonymously to Politico, accused the U.S. of "profiting" off of Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine and complained that green subsidies and taxes included in the Inflation Reduction Act have deteriorated relationships between the U.S. and European allies....
  • Internationally renowned energy expert dies

    10/28/2022 9:12:38 PM PDT · by brownwill6767 · 13 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 10/28/22 | Kevin Robinson-Avila
    As an internationally renowned scholar and expert on energy markets and geopolitics, Daniel Fine helped shape the thoughts and decisions of policy makers and industry leaders over decades in Washington, D.C., and in New Mexico. A lifelong Harvard fellow and research associate with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Fine had a direct influence on government affairs, frequently providing expert guidance on energy issues and international relations among the top echelons of public and private agencies.
  • What do Americans care about? Not a cold war

    09/26/2022 4:21:19 AM PDT · by FarCenter · 21 replies
    Asia Times ^ | By KATRINA VANDEN HEUVEL
    US President Joe Biden’s administration will soon release its National Security Strategy, which is being revised in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The document will no doubt trigger a renewed debate about how the United States should gear up for a new cold war against Russia and China. But before we plunge into a global great-power competition, it’s worth recalling Biden’s promise to create a “foreign policy for the middle class” and take a look at what most concerns Americans.US President Joe Biden’s administration will soon release its National Security Strategy, which is being revised in the wake...
  • As Britain prepares for a new leader, tensions with allies loom

    09/04/2022 4:38:08 AM PDT · by FarCenter · 5 replies
    ... Should Truss emerge victorious in a party vote that will be announced on Monday, she will have a chance to flesh out the vision of a Global Britain that Johnson unveiled after the country left the European Union two years ago. Based on her record as foreign secretary, diplomats and analysts in London and Washington said, relations could get bumpier with the US and, even more so, with Europe. Tensions between London and Brussels have already flared over legislation introduced by Truss that would upend the post-Brexit trade arrangements in Northern Ireland. She has vowed to push the new...
  • VIDEO: Foreign Policy Is Welfare for the Rich | Daniel McAdams

    07/30/2022 11:35:58 PM PDT · by RandFan · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 30 | Daniel McAdams
    Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute Daniel McAdams argues that it is time to abandon foreign policy altogether. Some quotes: "[Ukraine] ..;. is a massive money laundering scheme ... " "We have basically bought the entire country ... " "Victoria Newland was Dick Cheney's former aide before she became Obama's top aide... This is the Neocon world it doesn't matter who is elected ... " "I've come to the conclusion that a responsible foreign policy is no foreign policy." "There are 50,000 people who work at the State Department. Do they do anything any of us want?" Video... [20...
  • Donald Trump's foreign policy

    06/07/2022 6:13:27 PM PDT · by RandFan · 11 replies
    twitter / tik tok ^ | June 7 | Jack Posobiec
    @JackPosobiec This is why they all wanted him gone Video.. [1 min 19 sec]
  • Out-of-Touch Globalists Seek NATO Expansion

    05/25/2022 2:33:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2022 | John and Andy Schlafly
    Amid chaos on many fronts, globalists march forward into the night. Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum convening in Davos, Switzerland, welcomed fellow globalists with this: “The future is built by us, by a powerful community, as you, here in this room.” Meanwhile in the United States we face soaring gas prices, shortage of baby formula, and the highest inflation seen in 40 years. The global elite would find more reality than their self-aggrandizing meeting if they drove to nearby France for the 75th annual Cannes Film Festival, where Tom Cruise drew a five-minute...
  • Divisions Emerging in Europe Over Ukraine Conflict

    05/25/2022 12:06:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2022 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- It was inevitable that sooner or later, leading European countries would start distancing themselves from the aggressive rhetoric that has been the hallmark of the European Union leadership's approach to the armed conflict in Ukraine. Last week in Turin, Italian Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio presented a four-point peace plan to United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who made contact with Moscow and Kyiv in visits a few weeks ago. Di Maio also chaired the group of Europe's foreign ministers at a meeting in Turin, including those of other EU countries which have recently shown interest in de-escalating...
  • Out-of-Touch Globalists Seek NATO Expansion

    05/25/2022 9:31:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2022 | John and Andy Schlafly
    Amid chaos on many fronts, globalists march forward into the night. Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum convening in Davos, Switzerland, welcomed fellow globalists with this: “The future is built by us, by a powerful community, as you, here in this room.” Meanwhile in the United States we face soaring gas prices, shortage of baby formula, and the highest inflation seen in 40 years. The global elite would find more reality than their self-aggrandizing meeting if they drove to nearby France for the 75th annual Cannes Film Festival, where Tom Cruise drew a five-minute...
  • Divisions Emerging in Europe Over Ukraine Conflict

    05/25/2022 9:19:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2022 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- It was inevitable that sooner or later, leading European countries would start distancing themselves from the aggressive rhetoric that has been the hallmark of the European Union leadership's approach to the armed conflict in Ukraine. Last week in Turin, Italian Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio presented a four-point peace plan to United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who made contact with Moscow and Kyiv in visits a few weeks ago. Di Maio also chaired the group of Europe's foreign ministers at a meeting in Turin, including those of other EU countries which have recently shown interest in de-escalating...
  • Did Putin Wait Until Biden Became President to Invade Ukraine?

    05/25/2022 7:36:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2022 | Byron York
    In the days after Russia attacked Ukraine, there was a lot of talk among Republicans that Vladimir Putin would not have invaded had Donald Trump still been president. Trump was so difficult to predict, so impulsive, so impetuous, the thinking went, that Putin would not have risked a massive U.S. response under Trump. "The sheer unpredictability of Trump, his anger at being defied or disrespected, his willingness to take the occasional big risk (the Soleimani strike), all had to make Putin frightened or wary of him in a way that he simply isn't of Joe Biden," National Review editor Rich...
  • No to Neoconservatism

    05/24/2022 7:19:25 PM PDT · by PK1991 · 19 replies
    Compact Magazine ^ | 5/24/2022 | Josh Hawley
    "Not so long ago, Republicans said they had sworn off nation-building. Following the failure of the neoconservative project in Iraq and Afghanistan, GOP leaders seemed to have learned their lesson. But apparently not. Now nation-building is back with force, with a massive aid package to Ukraine that makes that country a US client state. Up next: a debate over expanding NATO. Many Republicans in Congress have already lined up to support both, almost reflexively. Why?"
  • Thomas Friedman Went To Lunch With Joe Biden And Left Full Of Crap

    05/24/2022 8:24:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Federalist.com ^ | May 24, 2022 | Eddie Scarry
    Friedman’s ultimate takeaway: Biden has been exceptionally good at managing our march to the brink of World War III.The New York Times’ Thomas Friedman — yes, the Thomas Friedman — ended his most recent and very bland column this week with the declaration that he had “left my lunch with the president with a full stomach but a heavy heart.” Friedman no doubt left his meeting full and heavy. The article he churned out after his very important meal with President Biden is beyond bloated. Although Friedman said their conversation was off-record, he was gracious enough to tell his readers...
  • Strong Foreign Partnerships Are Key to Countering Russia and China

    05/13/2022 6:22:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2022 | Sergio de la Peña
    The current conflict in Ukraine has demonstrated how strengthening alliances and attracting new partners, a central part of the current Department of Defense (DoD) National Defense Strategy, is one of the most important ways the United States can keep our citizens safe. As part of this broader effort, the DoD has prioritized foreign military sales to ensure our allies and partners have the tools that they need to defend our common interests. Improved policies and practices have lowered costs and introduced competitive financing opportunities which have been yielding results. In fiscal year 2019, the DoD maintained sales of more than...
  • The Fortunate Results of the South Korean Election – America Keeps a Key Ally as the Left Is Defeated

    05/11/2022 5:38:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2022 | Lawrence Peck
    A particularly annoying intellectual tic of certain leftist academics, area experts, and journalists, with regard to nations that fell to communism or have increasingly come under the baleful influence of communist states, is the proclivity of such individuals to indignantly proclaim that such nations were not and could not have been "lost" because they were "not ours to lose." This leftist objection to the use of the term "lost" (as in the "loss" of China) is a deceptive rhetorical device which falsely and maliciously implies that those using the term believed that the "lost" nation in question somehow "belonged" to...
  • Why the World Is More Chaotic under Biden Than Under Trump

    05/11/2022 6:58:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2022 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- With Joe Biden's seemingly tenuous grasp on the cockpit controls, we're currently witnessing the result of U.S. foreign policy governance piloted by establishment civil servants. Is anyone really surprised that we're caught in a death spiral? Sometimes pejoratively referred to as the "deep state", the U.S. foreign policy establishment tends toward interventionism, with few who rise to senior positions favoring a hands-off approach to the rest of the world. It's precisely that attitude -- that the U.S. has to constantly intervene militarily everywhere -- that contributed to the election of former President Donald Trump. The former Oval Office...
  • Biden Administration Needs to Learn Lessons of Ukraine in Relationship With Brazil

    05/10/2022 4:09:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 10, 2022 | Brian Darling
    The Biden administration seems to have learned a lesson in Ukraine on how to support liberty and freedom movements. As a Libertarian-ish Republican, I share the concerns of many on the right that the United States needs to be careful not to be drawn into a war with Russia, yet I do agree that supporting the natural right of people exercising their rights to protect themselves is fundamental to the idea of freedom as recognized by the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. I am a conservative who is happy that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) made a trip to Ukraine...
  • A History of Conflict and Conquests

    04/26/2022 5:29:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2022 | Gil Gutknecht
    He was one of the most consequential public figures of the last century. Winston Churchill was a man of many interests. Even now, his paintings fetch prices approaching those of the master Hunter Biden. Always fascinated with words, Sir Winston mobilized the English language and skillfully used them to help win a world war. Churchill was also interested in history. That curiosity combined with his considerable writing talents to produce his four volume classic, The History of the English-Speaking Peoples. He began writing in the 30s during his “wilderness years.” He didn’t finish it until the early 1950s. It begins...
  • Mark Levin: I believe in 'America First'

    04/24/2022 9:25:55 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | Apr 24 2022 | Mark Levin
    'Life, Liberty & Levin' host Mark Levin breaks down what it means for someone to believe in 'America First.'