Vladimir Putin’s mistake got one step closer to another serious repercussion on Wednesday when the United States Senate approved Finland and Sweden joining NATO by a vote of 95-1. The lone nay vote and one of present will loom large in today’s article and are the genesis of the headline. Continue reading Putin’s Pal And The …
I am among the many who are gladdened by the resistance to date in Ukraine and the level of international support the Ukrainians are receiving. I will admit to a tiny bit of gloating at the troubles the Russian military has experienced to date. With all that in mind I still think the outcome for Ukraine will be a dark one.
As I pen this the almost constant chatter is about Ukraine. I’m certain I will have much more to say about that in the not-too-distant future but for today I’d like to look ahead. Many will say I’m being pessimistic and I hope I am. Foreign policy is not that different from basketball (or most sports for that matter); you have to prepare for the worst while hoping for the best.
One of the problems with writing is that you never seem to take time off. I may be doing whatever when suddenly a thought comes to mind and I grab my iPhone to make a note. The same happens (somewhat by design) as I read. Most of those tidbits, while important, are not alone the fodder for an article. Today I want to somewhat clean out the notes section of my phone, give you somethings to think about and in at least one instance probably make you aware of something for the first time. In no particular order let’s explore. Continue reading A Collection Of Disturbing Facts