Category Archives: Russia

Short Premier on Israeli Calculations with Moscow via Syria

Putin continues to look the other way when the Israeli’s hit Iranian outposts just northeast of Golan.  Why? Because Israeli success in keeping Golan free from Iranian subversion makes Tehran dependent on Moscow.  Reports are confirmed that Putin gave assurances … Continue reading

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How To Screw Putin & Live

The White House finally got around to sanctioning Putin’s friends.  Let’s remember why this matters.  The Russians have demonstrated a profound serial weakness in assassinating a former double agent in Salisbury, England with a nerve agent whose dosage was so … Continue reading

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An Autocratic Bear; An Idealist Eagle

It has become frankly apparent that major news media throughout the United States have absolutely no interest in reporting the news, they wish to shape the news to damage any sitting Republican at the White House.  I think the vast … Continue reading

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Solzhenitsyn’s Confrere Dies, Remembering Irina Ratushinskaya

I wan’t surprised to hear of her death, she was not born of this world because she like deprivation; like Samuel Beckett, she liked all things paired down to their essentials, no frills; the love of movement and depth found … Continue reading

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An Emerging Domestic Presidency

The current health care debate is actually the third; Obama’s initial tenure rammed through the ‘Affordable Care Act‘, Trump’s initial foray at the beginning of his presidency  and now the U.S. Senate failure to ‘repeal & replace‘.  It looks like … Continue reading

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Russia’s New Weapon: A Torpedo Traveling 5K miles per hour.

Its called supercavitation.  The tip of the torpedo has a frontal device that blows bubbles of vapor (cavities) effectively permitting the torpedo faster propellent with almost no water drag.  The Russians have it and have perfected the technology.  Let’s review. … Continue reading

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Obama’s Tutorial on Russian Aggression

While team Obama resides in Poland fortifying NATO resolve, it would help if his executive team embraced realism.  It won’t happen, but we need a brief outline explaining Putin’s aggressive posture throughout the Mediterranean and Baltic region.  The Russian leaders … Continue reading

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Arnold Toynbee Meets Putin

The ten volume set of A Study of History isn’t in print any longer, I’m told that Oxford University Press is considering reprinting the entire series, including maps and the noted final volume titled ‘Reconsiderations’, nevertheless, a classicist like Toynbee would … Continue reading

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Russia: Why Worry?

Vladimir Putin’s first major expression for power politics was to lay waste to the Georgian city of Grozny.  Next he criminalized its domestic political economy by jailing all domestic opponents beginning with Andrey Vyshinsky.  He then proceeded to blow-up its … Continue reading

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The Fatal Conceit of the West

The fatal conceit of the west is discerned when academics affiliated to the intellectual mores of German idealism begin to conceive of power relations outside of history.  Think Kissenger, Hegel or worse yet, Francis Fukuyama’s ‘End of History’ charade. Let’s … Continue reading

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