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In Spengler’s view, the United States is oblivious to the extended ramifications of its actions and failures to act in the foreign policy realm.


The Winner in Ukraine is China

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 05/17 at 12:21 AM
  1. Goldman suggests that US Ukraine foreign policy is not to his liking, but like a lot of complainers and carpers, does not offer any suggestions how they would handle the situation.

    It is always very easy to say, "Oh, you are doing a terrible job!" as long as you don't have to come up with a better solution.

    It would be interesting to hear just exactly what should the US be doing in response to the Ukraine situation. Do you have any suggestions, Thomas?
    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  05/19  at  09:40 PM
  2. My concern is, not what we should do now, but the naive, simplistic view of foreign relations espoused by liberal-progressives, the view that all the world has "evolved" in Darwinian fashion into a peace-loving, harmonious, and homogenous species happy to live under the rule of UN debates.

    Several articles recently referenced here have observed that Obama's abandoning long support of Israel, reneging on commitments to support Poland with missile defenses, and unilateral reductions of U.S. armaments have all encouraged Russian aggression.
    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  05/20  at  10:06 AM
  3. Thank you for that clarification. Your feeling is not that any specific action on the Ukraine is warranted but that you believe that the current US foreign policy is not hard-edged enough, and that by not projecting a sufficiently militaristic image, we encouraged Putin to move into Ukraine.
    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  05/23  at  10:32 AM
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