Lessons of Aleppo — for Trump

Lessons of Aleppo — for Trump


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By Patrick J Buchanan In this world, it is often dangerous to be an enemy of the United States, said Henry Kissinger in 1968, but to be a friend is fatal. The South Vietnamese would come to appreciate the insight. So it is today with Aleppo, where savage reprisals against U.S.-backed rebels are taking place […]

Will Trump Defy McCain & Marco?

Will Trump Defy McCain & Marco?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan When word leaked that Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson, a holder of the Order of Friendship award in Putin’s Russia, was Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, John McCain had this thoughtful response: “Vladimir Putin is a thug, a bully, and a murderer and anybody else who describes him as anything […]

Has the Trumpian Revolution Begun?

Has the Trumpian Revolution Begun?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan The wailing and keening over the choice of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the EPA appears to be a lead indicator of a coming revolution far beyond Reagan’s. “Trump Taps Climate Skeptic For Top Environmental Post,” said The Wall Street Journal. “Climate Change Denial,” bawled a disbelieving New York […]

A Trump Doctrine — ‘America First’

A Trump Doctrine — ‘America First’


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By Patrick J. Buchanan However Donald Trump came upon the foreign policy views he espoused, they were as crucial to his election as his views on trade and the border. Yet those views are hemlock to the GOP foreign policy elite and the liberal Democratic interventionists of the Acela Corridor. Trump promised an “America First” […]

Dump Duterte — for Starters


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Alliances are transmission belts of war. So our Founding Fathers taught and the 20th century proved. When Britain, allied to France, declared war on Germany in 1914, America sat out, until our own ships were being sunk in 1917. When Britain, allied to France, declared war on Germany, Sept. 3, 1939, […]

ISIS, Not Russia, Is the Enemy in Syria

ISIS, Not Russia, Is the Enemy in Syria


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Denouncing Russian air strikes on Aleppo as “barbaric,” Mike Pence declared in Tuesday’s debate: “The provocations by Russia need to be met with American strength. … The United States of America should be prepared to use military force, to strike military targets of Bashar Assad regime.” John McCain went further: “The […]

Syria: Their War, Not Ours

Syria: Their War, Not Ours


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By Patrick J. Buchanan The debacle that is U.S. Syria policy is today on naked display. NATO ally Turkey and U.S.-backed Arab rebels this weekend attacked our most effective allies against ISIS, the Syrian Kurds. Earlier in August, U.S. planes threatened to shoot down Syrian planes over Hasakeh, and our Iraq-Syria war commander, Lt. Gen. […]