The Islamic State. What to do about it? Is it an existential threat to the United States? Is it the role of the US Government to avenge the horrible death of US Journalist James Foley? The bottom line? Emotional reactions to lurid coverage of a murder does not a foreign policy make. If you want to influence International Relations as practiced by the Executive and Legislative branches of the US Government, you also have to understand the disciplines behind the policy. The State Department, Pentagon, White House, Congress, the Clandestine Services and Non State Actors all speak a language different from ‘civilians’ being manipulated by the media. Where DOES foreign policy come from? What are the disciplines and philosophy behind the concepts driving executive, intelligence, military and legislative positions and, more importantly, actions. How will the death of James Foley be handled. Will airstrikes alone eliminate the ISIS threat? What about intervening in Syria? Is it The President’s fault? Which president? Media coverage of this story is terrible. Viewers and listeners aren’t getting any background in foreign policy development, and we’re hearing the same tired arguments from deliberations over the Iraq war in 2002 and 2003 all over again. Here’s some background and some facts about the situation. Sponsored by Autonomouscad.com.
Malaysian Flight 17 shot down over the Ukraine. Get ready for a weekend of recriminations and wild statements in the rush to judgement. What are the main facts you need to know? “The thing on the border with the children” is turning out to be a liability for the President and Democrats. New polling data shows most Americans want these illegal aliens, cute as they are, returned home. Will the border crisis help, or hurt democrats at the voting booth in November. US companies moving abroad to avoid high corporate taxes in the US? What’s a president to do? Easy! Make it illegal! Then make it retroactive. Oops, the Medtronic execs who just moved to Ireland will have to move back to the US. What would be easier? How about lowering the US corporate tax rate to a level competitive with Ireland, and Hong Kong and the Netherlands. Maybe then companies would move here! In what is certainly to be viewed as bad news for the ‘Warmists’, the NOAA reports there are no sunspots right now. This is a condition usually associated with solar minimums and … wait for it … cooling periods! Maybe that is why there has been no warming for 17 years. Sponsored by Baklund R & D.
Secession! The ultimate act for the politically impotent! I’m hearing a lot of talk, these days, in Republican circles about seceding from the United States. Think it’s a good idea? Send your comments to: BDavis7843@yahoo.com. Check me out on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Minneapolis-MN/Bob-Davis/134256654140?ref=ts. Sponsored by: Xgovernmentcars.com.