Category Archives: New Cold War

The Elusive Principle of the Thing

Crimea is gone, or Crimea has come home. It all depends on your point of view. Crimea has been part of the Ukraine since 1954, when as a “symbolic gesture” – marking the three hundredth anniversary of Ukraine becoming a … Continue reading

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Big News from Denver and Bigger News Elsewhere

Monday, August 25, 2008, and the Democratic National Convention opened. Yes, pre-packaged hurrah-for-our-side silliness, but the first day had its moments.   The last Kennedy left standing, of the four brothers – coming off surgery to remove what they could … Continue reading

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The Biden Gambit

Saturday, August 23, 2008 – Obama and Biden Team Makes Public Debut (Reuters) – and that was that:   Obama tapped the Delaware senator, a leading voice on international affairs, as his vice presidential running mate earlier on Saturday.   … Continue reading

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Winners and Losers

When you’re retired and living on your investments you do follow the markets. No matter how diversified you’ve made what remains of what you’ve made in the course of your life, when the market jumps a few hundred points in … Continue reading

Posted in Attacks on Obama, Conspiracy Theory, Defending Georgia, Economic Issues, Elitism, Foreign Policy, McCain and Doctor Strangelove, McCain the Warrior, McCain versus Russia, McCain's New Crisis, Mikhail Saakashvili, New Cold War, Paid Agents of Foreign Governments, Randy Scheunemann, Russia and Georgia War, The Russo-Georgian War, The War Lover | 1 Comment

In His Element

There’s a good chance John McCain will be the next president, as, with the Russians lording it over Georgia – the one just east of Turkey, not the one just north of Florida – he is in his element. He … Continue reading

Posted in Appeasement or Realism, Conspiracy Theory, Defending Georgia, Foreign Policy, Giving Georgia Mixed Signals, McCain Free-Lancing, McCain the Warrior, McCain versus Russia, Mikhail Saakashvili, New Cold War, No Military Options, No Options in Georgia, Paid Agents of Foreign Governments, Political Posturing, Randy Scheunemann, Russia and Georgia War, Russian Empire, The War Lover | Leave a comment