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President Trump, Syria, Congress: We the people vs. we the war people

WASHINGTON: The war world of Washington wrecks the so-called checks and balances not only in the Constitution but in the soul of the old Union. And the “we the people” concept is forgotten. Since 1946 (after WWII) over 100,000 Americans have died in combat without a single declaration of war being passed by Congress Article ...

Afghanistan invasion, Russia, Trump, Putin Summit, history of misunderstanding Russia

Is President Trump praising the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan?

WASHINGTON: In a meeting with cabinet officials early in January, President Trump made a startling declaration.  He said that the invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union in 1979 came about because “terrorists were going into Russia.” This is a historic position being promoted by Russian leader Vladimir Putin, himself a Communist at the time ...

Middle East, War, Pakistan, Syria, Afghanistan, Stephen Nemo

America is reaching our limit on Middle East limited war engagements

WASHINGTON. It seems President Donald Trump is listening to the wise words of George Washington. The first President who famously warned those following in his footsteps to avoid “mischiefs of foreign intrigue.”  Furthermore “to guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.” A chain of endless war This did not sit well with Defense Secretary and ...

President Trump defending his Syria withdrawal decision

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump took to Twitter to defend his surprise decision to withdraw American troops from Syria, saying the move should not be a surprise. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1075718191253504001 The sudden announcement that the U.S. would begin withdrawing its forces in Syria sent Republican allies scrambling. Thus causing some in the U.S. to wonder whether the decision was ...

Trump, Obama, Impeachment, Democrats, Congress, Senate

President Barack Obama: A Middle East legacy of death and destruction

From the crescent of Syria to the plains of Libya, to the former Yazidi homelands of Iraq and the streets of Donetsk, former U.S. President Barack Obama left in his wake a legacy of death, misery and chaos that has killed millions in the Middle East, while swamping the continent of Europe with refugees.