Vladimir Putin

The Democrats' Nauseating Putin Hypocrisy

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

The degree to which the Democrats have changed their tune on Vladimir Putin almost on a proverbial dime is either black comic or nauseating or both, depending on how you want to look at it. Whatever it is, it is a extremely obvious example of how party politics is conducted in our era (possibly always).

Don’t Include Corrupt, Military Midget Montenegro in NATO

Candidate Donald Trump got NATO right. When it includes states like Montenegro it no longer serves America’s defense. He should speak on behalf of the American people who are expected to pay for everyone else.

Conservatives Demand Action Against Foreign-Funded Anti-Trump Violence

A group of conservative leaders is urging both houses of Congress to “establish and fund permanent standing committees to conduct hearings and investigations, take testimony, and issue reports on all foreign-funded influence operations inside the United States, and on organizations and movements and fraudulent tax-exempt foundations devoted to the overthrow of the Constitution of the United States.”

We Have to Deal With Putin

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Putin is a nationalist who looks out for Russia first. He also heads a nation twice the size of ours with an arsenal equal to our own, and no peace in Eurasia can be made without him. We have to deal with him. How does it help to call him names?

Washington’s First Obligation is to Defend America, not the World

Former NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen’s greatest fear appears to be that Donald Trump might be elected and end Washington’s unique global role: “What is at stake here is the American role as the global superpower.” Meaning America should continue to foot the bill in lives and treasure to protect countries that can and should protect themselves.

Donald Trump has Upset America’s Allies: They Should be Disturbed

The U.S. is expected to protect virtually every prosperous, populous, industrialized nation. But that’s just a start. Washington also must coddle, pamper, praise, uplift, pacify, encourage, and otherwise placate the same countries because they now believe it to be America’s duty to handle their defense. Alas, U.S. leaders have been only too willing to enable this counterproductive behavior. Except for Donald Trump.

Trump: Why Should America Defend Europeans Who Won’t Defend Themselves?

“Many NATO nations are not making payments, are not making what they’re supposed to make,” Trump has complained.” He “would prefer not to walk,” but if the Euro-wimps don’t “fulfill their obligations to us,” perhaps Washington shouldn’t defend them.

Shhhh! Hillary Clinton has a big Russia problem, too

Editors, Washington Examiner

Democrats live in a glass house on the Putin/Russia issue, as their own nominee, Hillary Clinton, has taken Putin-connected money and perhaps unwittingly, through action and omission, helped advance his military ambitions.

Must America Do More To Satisfy Paranoid Members Of NATO?

When NATO was created Western Europe was a wreck. Today the GDP and population of united Europe is greater than those of America and a multiple of those of Russia. Donald Trump wants the Europeans to pay more, but the only way to get them to make a more meaningful military contribution is to turn responsibility for their defense over to them. Washington should stop taking care of them.

Poland Wants Britain to Help Stick Washington with Bigger NATO Bill

No one seriously expects the Dutch, Italians, or Spanish to provide permanent garrisons for Poland. The Germans, who publicly oppose the idea, won’t be coming. Only Britain and France are realistic candidates, and both only reluctantly halted further cuts in their military budget. Which leaves only you-know-who.

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. 

Russia Should Bury Lenin’s Body and the Rest of Communism

Burying Vladimir Lenin would be a powerful symbolic gesture to close an era. That still might not help the West understand what Vladimir Putin is, but it would emphatically show what he is not. And that would be no small feat at a time of dangerously rising tensions between Russia and the West.

Blaming Putin on Conservatives

Aaron Goldstein, American Spectator

This liberal trio thinks conservatives actually love Putin.

Rand Paul: Putin Shaming Obama

Sandy Fitzgerald, Newsmax

Putin is "running circles" around Obama, and if the Syrian crisis was a "game," the Russian leader would be winning it, says Sen. Rand Paul.

O Agrees to UN Talks on Syria

Jennifer Epstein, Politico

Obama has agreed to engage in discussions at the UN to “explore seriously the viability” of Russia’s proposal for Syria to hand over its chemical weapons.

Impeach Obama for Squandering America's World Leadership

America's isolationists have it all wrong. If Barack Obama deserves to be impeached it is not for his imperial view of presidential power. He should be impeached for squandering 60 years of America leadership in the Middle East – and beyond.

Post vs. Putin: Who's Side?

Patrick Buchanan, Buchanan.org

Our moral, cultural elites have put Putin on notice: Get in step with us on homosexual rights — or else. This reveals our amnesia about who we Americans once were, and what it is we once believed.

Obama Snubs Putin Over Snowden

Associated Press Staff

Obama canceled his summit with Putin over Russia's harboring of Snowden as well as its stubborness over missile defense and human rights.