Tag Archives: international relations

…and Michael Moore is FAT!

Terry Glavin, last True Leftist™ in Canada, finds the late, lamented Kyoto treaty (and environmentalism in general) wanting — and apparently it’s all Al Gore’s fault. No, really: Kyoto could have been an instrument to force technological innovation in the world’s … Continue reading

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Two Minutes Hate for Turkey (Hiss! Spit!)

by matttbastard Via John Cole:  The Murdoch Street Journal sounds the battle cry as Outer Wingnuttia declares war on the declining Turkish Republic (the biggest BFF breakup since Paris & Nicole deleted each other from their respective Sidekicks): Israeli special forces … Continue reading

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It burns, it burns…

by matttbastard Shorter (heh) Five Feet of Batshit: “Inapt analogies + diplomatic maneuvering = A RISE IN ANTISEMITISM IN VENEZUELA!!!!1one“ Dear fucking God–a permanent cloud of noxious disingenuity positively wafts off that intellectually odious individual. h/t Brooks Bayne via tweet … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: John McCain and “the Power of War”

by matttbastard John McCain has been said to have neoconservative inclinations; to critics, this suggests a commitment to the unilateral deployment of military force to bring about a democratic transformation in once-hostile countries. The question of whether he’s a neocon, … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: The Rhetoric of Confrontation and Confusion

by matttbastard There’s a moral problem with all the pro-Georgia cheerleading, which has gotten lost in the op-ed blasts against Putin’s neo-imperialism. A recurring phenomenon of the early Cold War was that America encouraged oppressed peoples to rise up and … Continue reading

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Conflict in the Caucasus: Four Perspectives

by matttbastard Greg Djerejian: What’s needed now, rather critically, is rather a large dose of humble pie by Mr. Saakashvili (let Solana visit him to hand-hold some, and perhaps then send our own Condi-the-Great too, as face-saver, if she’s not … Continue reading

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McCain on Foreign Policy: Preserving the Status Quo?

by matttbastard Big Media Matt disputes the notion that John McCain’s foreign policy record represents a departure from that of the outgoing administration. Related: Fareed Zakaria on McCain’s “radical” foreign policy proposals: We have spent months debating Barack Obama’s suggestion … Continue reading

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