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Ronald Reagan’s Revenge (Can We shoot down North Korean Missiles?)

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The Memorial Day weekend was marred by the news that North Korea fired off another missile and it had landed within a few meters of its intended target,  This was followed by more threats directed at the United States from its deranged dictator Kim Jong Un.

This followed two successful tests of medium to long-range missiles by the rogue state in as many weeks and a simultaneous launch of four missiles on March 6, three of which fell close to Japan, a nation we are bound to protect.

Such launches, and two nuclear tests since January 2016, have been conducted in defiance of U.S. pressure, U.N. resolutions and the threat of more sanctions, which amounted to little more than sending the rebellious, bellicose young leader to bed without dessert. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 31st, 2017 at 5:30 pm

The Hot and Cold War

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Russia’s President Vladimer Putin is hot, red hot.

United States’ president Brack Obama is cold, stone cold.

After Russia’s takeover of Crimea, Putin is more popular than ever in the motherland.  After Obama’s capitulation, his poll numbers are at an all-time low.

The buff, bare-chested Putin, a former martial arts master and K.G.B. colonel, has attained rock-star status. Meanwhile, his lanky American counterpart, the former community organizer and pick-up basketball player, looks weak and strangely out of place in a world where the strong survive and the weak get trampled.

If this were bowling, Putin just had a 300 game, while his opponent rolled nothing but gutter balls.  If it were baseball, Putin pitched a perfect game while Obama struck out.   Read the rest of this entry »

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March 26th, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Thank You Ronald Reagan

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In 1977, Star Wars was the most popular movie around.  By 1984, it had become a derogatory term used by liberals to ridicule Ronald Reagan’s plan to defend this country from a nuclear attack by using space and land based interceptors that would shield us from all incoming missiles.

At that time, our only deterrence against a nuclear attack was something called  MAD, which was short for Mutual Assured Destruction.  It was an appropriate acronym.  You nuke us; Then, we’ll nuke you and together we will blow ourselves off the face of the earth and take the rest of the world with us.  Even for Reagan, a man with a strong believe in God and the hereafter, that was a terrible option.

The left went crazy when he presented this idea.  What happened to sitting cross-legged around a solar heat source with the rest of the world’s leaders and singing Kumbaya?  “We’ll get rid of our nukes.  You’ll do the same and we’ll all be friends.  Kumbaya,  kumbaya.”

“It is impossible to hit a missile with a missile!” they whined.  “It will blow up the budget and keep us from creating a perfect green world where every basic need is provided by the government.  No, no we will not waste money on this Star Wars dream of yours!” Read the rest of this entry »

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April 10th, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Put down your Weapons and We’ll all be Friends

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The walk-on-water president, who made health care better and more affordable, is now making good on his promise to rid the world of nuclear weapons.

If you believe the former than you should have no trouble believing that his Kodak moment in Prague today, where he signed a new arms limitation agreement with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, is a step in the right direction.  If not, you have a right, no, an obligation to be skeptical.  Read the rest of this entry »

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April 8th, 2010 at 12:00 am

The Obama Doctrine: Apologize, Bend over… Oops!

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Most post-WWII presidents have put forth doctrines designed to sum up their foreign policy challenges and solutions.

The Truman Doctrine: Support capitalism and fight against communism around the globe.

The Eisenhower Doctrine: Provide economic or military aid to any country that is being threatened by armed aggression from another state. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 25th, 2009 at 12:00 am


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