Month: March 2020

On the Final Victory of the Taliban in Afghanistan

On the Final Victory of the Taliban in Afghanistan

All told, the US is a picture of failure in Afghanistan and the Middle East. The Taliban have proven that they are a popular and legitimate government of Afghanistan. Their strict Islam is needed to rebuild a war-torn country where morality has collapsed. War destroys basic ethical thinking. The US cares only to protect Israel and maintain the flow of natural resources under American control. Importantly, its also to keep them out of any entity with connections to Russia, the ultimate anti-liberal, archetypal power.

Weapons of the Newly Powerless

Weapons of the Newly Powerless

In brief, the state cannot tell anyone who they can or can’t do business with except under very specific circumstances laid out in depth. The President can’t merely forbid entire countries, including his own, from trading anywhere since this is all private property. Sanctions must set out a reason, the nature of the trade itself described in detail and the affected objects connected with the stated purpose of the sanctions. Each object affected by the law has to be closely connected with the purpose of the sanctions. Since corporate America is legally more powerful than the Justice or Treasury Departments, companies usually can evade these without fear, though compliance costs might be absorbed as insurance.

Another USS Liberty?

Another USS Liberty?

Arrow Air flight 1285 crashed shortly after takeoff on December 12 1985. It was a charter plane full of US military personnel returning from a peacekeeping mission separating Egypt and Israel, that is, enforcing the Camp David Accords of 1978-1979. The crash killed all 248 soldiers (or 256) in Canada near Gander in Newfoundland. It left Cairo, Egypt, went to Cologne in Germany, then to Gander International Airport and it was supposed to land at Fort Campbell, KY. It was most likely the result of a Mossad hit squad.

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