Russia

Hillary, Hitler & Cold War II

Patrick J. Buchanan, Buchanan.org

If there is a Cold War II, or a U.S.-Russia war, historians of tomorrow will as surely point to the Bushes and Clintons who shoved NATO into Moscow’s face, as historians today point to the men of Paris who imposed the Versailles treaty upon a defeated Germany in 1919.

At CPAC, Trump Muses on Ukraine, Immigration and More

Carrie Dan, NBC News
Donald Trump said that the GOP should be wary of addressing the problem of undocumented immigrants because they would not vote for R's “no matter what.” “You better be smart, you better be tough, and they’re taking your jobs and you better be careful,” he said.

Ted Cruz's Ukraine Plan: Have the Market Handle It

Edward-Isaac Dovere, Politico

Cruz criticized Obama for what he said was five years of showing weakness. He wouldn’t commit to voting for Ukrainian aid, but argued that neither this nor conservative calls for military exercises are the right approach.

Cruz: Lack of US Leadership Emboldened Putin

Melanie Batley, Newsmax

Russian President Vladimir Putin's aggressive show in Ukraine is just one of many examples of the consequences of Obama's "abdication of global leadership," Sen. Ted Cruz says.

Tune Out the War Party

Patrick J. Buchanan, Buchanan.org

If we push Russia out of the tent, to whom do we think Putin will turn, if not China? This is not a call to ignore what is going on, but to understand it and act in the long-term interests of the U.S.

Limbaugh: Convince Obama That Putin is Tea Party

Melissa Clyne, Newsmax

"If they can somehow find a way to convince Obama that Putin is tea party, then he might toughen up a little," Limbaugh told millions of listeners. "But I mean how do you sic the IRS on Putin? Obama’s tools for this are limited."

Is Putin's Invasion of Ukraine All About Oil?

The oil and gas producing region of the Dnieper-Donets basin in Ukraine happens to coincide with the eastern region of the country that has a substantial Russian-speaking population. If the central government of Ukraine uses force against the Russian-speaking protesters occupying government buildings there Putin will have the excuse he needs to gain control of one of the few major oil producing areas of Europe not already inside Russia’s borders.

Finding a Way Back From the Brink in Ukraine

The only thing worse than a completely unnecessary conflict in Ukraine would be a completely unnecessary conflict involving America. Even in the worst case the U.S. has no cause for military intervention.  Who controls the Crimea ain’t worth a possible nuclear confrontation.

TEA PARTY: REJECT U.S. MEDDLING IN UKRAINE

Jason Jones and John Zmirak, WND

Dying and killing for Khrushchev is precisely what any use of American troops in the current Ukrainian quagmire would amount to – since the flashpoint of conflict that could spark a global war is the status of the ancient Russian province of Crimea.

Sarah Palin Was Right About Ukraine

Brad Knickerbocker, Christian Science Monitor

Back in 2008, Sarah Palin predicted that Russia might invade Ukraine, as it had Georgia, if Barack Obama became president. She's gone on Facebook to remind her critics that she was right.

Putin Learns from Hitler and History: Obama Blusters

Vladimir Putin knows his history, and he heard loud and clear the message in Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s statement that, “we are entering an era where American dominance on the seas, in the skies, and in space can no longer be taken for granted.”

Rubio Aims for Comeback w/ Conservatives

Manu Raju, Politico

Rubio’s foray into the Deep South shows how quickly he has tried to put the bitter immigration fight behind him as he positions himself for a likely presidential bid in '16. He's now raising his profile by demanding a more aggressive U.S. response in the Ukraine crisis. 

Some Conservatives Aren't Happy About Paul's Take on Russia

Matthew Feeney, Reason.com

Paul says that some in the GOP are "stuck in the Cold War era." While America's relationship with Russia is far from ideal, policy makers should resist falling back into the mentality that dominated American policy towards the Kremlin for decades.

Ukraine Will Be More Democratic Without McCain And Obama Meddling

As Senator Rand Paul said during last year’s demonstrations that overthrew the Islamist government in Egypt, America has a terrible record of picking winners and losers in the domestic upheavals of foreign countries. Now Senator McCain wants to put the Obama administration in charge of the rebuilding of Ukraine on the American taxpayers’ dime? 

Ron Paul: Stay Out of Ukraine

Ron Paul’s remarks are a wake-up call and a call to action for those who don’t want to see an Obama-led foreign adventure in Eastern Europe or South America.

Time to Leave Afghanistan

Americans should thank Afghanistan's ungrateful President Hamid Karzai for giving Washington a shove.

Let Obama Play the Iran Hand

Patrick J. Buchanan, Human Events

If the GOP leads Congress in imposing new sanctions, and the Iranians walk out, and the NATO-Russia-China coalition breaks up, and a chance for peace in the Persian Gulf seems to have been thrown away, the GOP will pay the price. And rightly so.

Could Russia Be Spying on US?

Michael S. Schmidt and Eric Schmitt, New York Times

The CIA and the Pentagon have been quietly waging a campaign to stop the State Department from allowing the Russian space agency to build half a dozen antenna structures, known as monitor stations, on U.S. soil.

Why is Assad’s Alleged Killing of 1,400 Syrians So Much Worse than the Slaughter of 800,000 Rwandans?

When compared to other examples of genocide and mass-slaughters of people by their own government, Assad is pretty small potatoes. So why the selective moral outrage?