Russia

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?

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.

Does It Matter Where Edward Snowden Obtained Asylum?

So far Snowden’s American supporters have largely remained silent on the issue of whether or not the location of his asylum matters. We’re interested in what you think. Please tell us in the comments below or by voting in today’s poll on our home page if you think it matters where Edward Snowden obtained asylum.

Boehner: Graham's Russia Boycott Dumb

Russell Berman, The Hill

Boehner dismissed LGraham’s suggestion of a U.S. boycott of the '14 Olympics in Russia if Putin gives Snowden asylum.

Putin to Snowden: Stop Hurting U.S.

Josh Peterson, Daily Caller

“I know that this kind of statement sounds strange from me,” Putin said. No kidding.