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How Bill Clinton Accidentally Started Another Cold War | The American Conservative

Posted by Martin C. Fox on October 29, 2017

I tend to believe the promise was never meant to be kept. We are talking about a promise from CIA man George H.W. Bush.  I also believe the Trump/CIA deal was made in part because G. H.W. B. is still alive.

Who bears responsibility for the current tensions between America and Russia? There are many answers to that question but blame is overdue to President Bill Clinton who in 1994 sealed the fate of any potential U.S.-Russia partnership when he made the decision to expand the NATO alliance into Moscow’s former sphere of influence. That set the stage for a renewed great power struggle in Europe against a revanchist Russia, just as legendary diplomat George F. Kennan repeatedly warnedthe Clinton administration that it would.

“Expanding NATO would be the most fateful error of American policy in the entire post-cold-war era,” Kennan wrote on February 5, 1997 in a New York Times op-ed.“Such a decision may be expected to inflame the nationalistic, anti-Western and militaristic tendencies in Russian opinion; to have an adverse effect on the development of Russian democracy; to restore the atmosphere of the cold war to East-West relations, and to impel Russian foreign policy in directions decidedly not to our liking.” Read the rest of this entry »


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Afghanistan and NATO | Libertarian Party

Posted by Martin C. Fox on August 23, 2017

There is nothing left of the dead Afghan horse to beat.

According to Forbes: “Since [the initial] intervention in the aftermath of 9/11, roughly 2,400 American military personnel have died and more than 20,000 been wounded attempting to bring democracy to Central Asia. Some 3,500 military contractors have been killed, along with more than 1,100 allied personnel. Overall the US has poured more than $800 billion into the war. Set aside the costs of combat. The US has spent $117.3 billion on relief and ‘reconstruction,’ that is, attempting to create a functioning state in Afghanistan.”

Despite all of this sacrifice and hard work, nation building in Iraq and Afghanistan has been a failure. No matter how sophisticated our military is and no matter how much we sacrifice, nation building is far more difficult than our politicians believed. Not only that, it may create more terrorists than it quells. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dirty Open Secret: US Created and Supports ISIS | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

Posted by Martin C. Fox on June 18, 2017

US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) documents prove it – obtained by Judicial Watch through an FOIA lawsuit. 

They show ISIS, al-Qaeda and like-minded terrorist groups are the “major forces” used as US foot soldiers in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere. 

The myth of so-called “moderate rebels” was long ago discredited. Yet claiming they exist persists. 

The DIA documents show America, NATO, Saudi Arabia and other regional rogue states support an Islamic caliphate to challenge, topple and replace Bashar al-Assad with an imperial puppet. 

In a January 2016 Iran Review article, James Fetzer discussed evidence of ISIS’ creation by America.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Charles Krauthammer On Trump, CIA Front NATO and Keeping the War Machine Alive

Posted by Martin C. Fox on June 3, 2017

Charles Krauthammer said President Trump’s first foreign trip as commander-in-chief got off to a strong start in the Middle East, but the second part of the trip in Europe was a “disaster.” He didn’t take issue with Trump scolding our NATO allies and telling them to pay their “fair share” of the alliance’s defense costs. Instead, Krauthammer said, Trump left NATO members unsettled by not reiterating U.S. commitment to Article 5 of the NATO charter. Article 5 is a mutual defense pledge and NATO’s core tenet. It means that “an attack against one ally is considered as an attack against all.”

The warparty and it presstitute media ‘forget’ NATOlike alliances got the UK, and eventually the US, sucked into two of the world’s worst wars. The first of which likely would have turned out better if we had stayed out. Read the rest of this entry »

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Europe vs. Trump – LewRockwell

Posted by Martin C. Fox on June 3, 2017

As the recently deceased thinker Zbigniew Brezezinski  aptly put it to me,  Europe provides strategic ‘stepping-stones’ to the expansion of US influence into Eurasia through NATO.  The alliance is not an equal partnership, it’s the primary tool for enforcing US power in Europe.

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Is McCain hijacking Trump’s foreign policy?

Posted by Martin C. Fox on March 16, 2017

From our longest war, Afghanistan, comes word from U.S. Gen. John Nicholson that we and our Afghan allies are in a “stalemate” with the Taliban, and he will need a “few thousand” more U.S. troops – to augment the 8,500 President Obama left behind when he left office.
Committing the US to go to war over Montenegro? McCain needs to declare victory and retire.

Historically, the Balkans have been an incubator of war. In the 19th century, Otto van Bismarck predicted that when the Great War came, it would come out of “some damn fool thing in the Balkans.” And so it did when the Austrian archduke was assassinated in Sarajevo June 28, 1914, by Serbian ethnonationalist Gavrilo Princip.

Why are we fighting the Taliban? They never attacked US. We attacked them. The result of Bush’s fake news back in 2002.

It’s time for your nap Senator McCain.

Be seeing you

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NATO’s Strange Addition of Montenegro

Posted by Martin C. Fox on March 1, 2017

As for the “rule of law,” consider that Montenegro’s ruler for nearly three decades, Milo Djukanovi?, was given the 2015 Organized Crime and Corruption “Person of the Year” Award by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), an organization of several hundred investigative journalists who report on corruption in Europe and Central Asia (and are partly financed by USAID). Read the rest of this entry »

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Don’t Add Montenegro To ‘Obsolete’ NATO: Senate Shouldn’t Sacrifice U.S. Security For Balkan Mouse

Posted by Martin C. Fox on January 21, 2017

Trump is right about NATO. Chancing WW III over real estate on the other side of the planet, mouse or not, is nuts. NATO, paid for almost entirely by US taxpayers, is nothing more than a minion for the deep state and US “intelligence”.

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Marine Le Pen is now leading among French voters – poll — RT News

Posted by Martin C. Fox on January 20, 2017

Among Le Pen’s policies is support for ‘Frexit,’ or French exit from the EU. She has also stated that France should leave NATO, as the bloc exists “only to serve Washington’s objectives.”
She has NATOs (ie public arm of CIA) number. 

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Why I Am Voting For Donald Trump And Not A Third Obama Administration

Posted by Martin C. Fox on August 15, 2016

As the USSR collapsed, part of Mikhail Gorbachev’s agreement to dissolve the Warsaw Pact hinged upon the US pledge not to enlarge NATO. Thanks to Clinton I, Bush II and Obama NATO is up to Russia’s border.

Obama’s trillion dollar nuclear upgrade plan is an in-your-Russian-face challenge. New adjustable yield nukes are being touted as a way to make nuclear first strikes acceptable. Advanced nukes, anti-missile systems in Eastern Europe and sailing warships up to Russian shores are a directive- Do what you are told or prepare to glow in the dark.

Russia and China for some strange reason resist being part of this plan. They want to be the main player in their own neighborhoods. What gall!

Wall Street Hillary is the neocons high priestess of ‘Boss of the world at any cost’ theology.

Kosovo, Libya, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan: War is the only ‘diplomatic’ tool Clinton knows. War machine money green is the only color she knows.

Fred Reed said this ‘There are three kinds of stupid-Stupid, really-really stupid and war with Russia’.

Donald Trump acknowledges Russia is an effective partner in fighting ISIS. Trump says Russia could be a friend and trading partner. Then there is ‘the thing that is not said’, Russia as an ally in counterbalancing China. Read the rest of this entry »

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