Ukraine

Why is America Adding Montenegro to NATO?

NATO originally was created to act as a firebreak to war. Current policy threatens to turn it into a transmission belt of war. After getting through the entire Cold War without a shooting war with Moscow, why would Washington take action which essentially would force Russia to strike back militarily?

Despite Ukraine, Europeans Won’t Protect Themselves From Putin

Even if Russia threatens the continent, the Europeans don’t plan on defending themselves. Instead, virtually everyone expects America to save them, if necessary. Washington is being played for a sucker as usual. Instead of pouring more resources into NATO, Washington should disengage militarily, turning leadership of the alliance and responsibility for defending the continent over to Europe.

Washington’s Lonely Hearts Club: Six Allies America Should Dump

Washington has spent decades collecting allies, like many people accumulate Facebook “Friends.” After Valentine’s Day Washington should send the equivalent of a “Dear John” letter to at least a half dozen foreign capitals. America has many undeserving deadbeat friends.

U.S. Must Tell Ukraine No to Joining NATO

Ukraine is a security black hole and past NATO expansion has added members with minimal militaries and extensive problems. 

U.S. and Russia Must Find Exit to Ukraine Impasse

Obama has no plausible strategy to reverse Putin’s policy toward Ukraine. While sanctions may be hurting Russia in the short term, the longer the crisis persists, the greater the financial drain Ukraine will be for America and Europe. Everyone is losing.

Ukraine Crisis Reminds Americans Why NATO Should Not Expand

The ongoing strife in Ukraine is a crime by Moscow and tragedy for Kiev.  It’s also a warning for America. Washington should turn Europe’s security back to Europe.

Century Old Terrorists Still Creating Wars From Iraq To Ukraine

A century ago one of America’s most disastrous presidents, the haughty, sanctimonious, and egotistical Woodrow Wilson, imagined himself as God’s anointed to bring peace to the earth. The problems created by Wilson are still with us.

Washington Should Not Risk War Over Ukraine

For most of its history the U.S. avoided what George Washington termed “entangling alliances.”  The Russian invasion of Crimea has triggered a cascade of demands for NATO, mostly meaning America, to act.  Americans should sympathize with the Ukrainian people, who have been victimized by Moscow.  But that does not warrant extending military support or security guarantees to Kiev.  

Russia vs. Ukraine: The Tragic Perils of Nationalism

From America’s standpoint, whose flag flies over Crimea today is irrelevant. But the revival of nationalism backed by military intervention sets an ominous precedent.

McConnell Undermines Conservatives to Help Reid

Right Scoop Staff

Cruz, Lee, and Paul aimed to strip the IMF legislation out of the Ukraine aid package, which would double the US' IMF contribution while abating our influence on how the money is spent. McConnell pushed R's to vote for the bill so Reid got his 60 votes to prevent the Cruz-led filibuster.

Cruz & Paul Unite to Block Ukraine Aid Over IMF Changes

Joel Gehrke, Washington Examiner

Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul will work to block a $1 billion Ukraine aid package unless Harry Reid strips out a controversial measure funding the International Monetary Fund.

Has Foreign Policy Saved Lindsay Graham?

Cameron Joseph, The Hill

Graham has used his criticism of Obama's foreign policy to squash the threat of a serious GOP challenge. But that doesn't change conservatives' disdain for his big government record.

Is the U.S. Ready to Engage in More Warfare?

Patrick J. Buchanan, Buchanan.org

If we severely sanction Russia, she could cut off oil and gas to Europe, cause a recession in the eurozone, and move closer to China. What our Greatest Generation presidents accomplished, our Baby Boomer presidents appear to have booted away.

LGraham Praise of Kerry=Evidence He's Got to Go

Joseph Farah, WND

Joseph Farah issues 'wake-up call' about so-called Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham told John Kerry, “Hey John, good job. Let me know what I can do to help you with Boehner.”

A Tea Party of Rivals

Stephen F. Hayes, The Weekly Standard

What will come of the Ted Cruz-Rand Paul foreign policy split.

Is Putin the Irrational One?

Patrick J. Buchanan, Buchanan.org

America and Russia are on a collision course today over a matter – whose flag will fly over what parts of Ukraine – no Cold War president, from Truman to Reagan, would have considered any of our business.

Ted Cruz Blasts Reid's Attacks on Kochs

Right Scoop Staff

Ted Cruz hit back at Harry Reid for his attack on the Koch brothers. Cruz told Reid that it’s not his place to attack private citizens. He noted the hypocrisy of Reid for not mentioning the billionaire who has pledged to give money to Dems. to get Climate Change laws passed.

Ted Cruz, Rand Paul Trade Barbs Over Foreign Policy

Fox News Latino Staff

Ted Cruz has attempted to smooth over tensions with fellow Tea Party favorite, Rand Paul, after the two quite publicly disagreed over the U.S.'s role in the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. But apparently, Paul isn’t taking the peace offering.

Most Oppose Becoming Too Involved in Ukraine

Mario Trujillo, The Hill

A new Pew Research poll found 56% of people say the U.S. should not get too involved after Russian forces took over the Crimean Peninsula in Ukraine. Another 29% think the U.S. needs to take a firm stand.

Blaming Putin on Conservatives

Aaron Goldstein, American Spectator

This liberal trio thinks conservatives actually love Putin.