Heroes

The Ten Greatest War Movies

by Robert J. Avrech Movies about war are ideally suited to the kinetic energy of motion pictures. The eternal themes of love, courage and loyalty are given full range in the theater of war. Readers will immediately notice the absence of silent films and movies from Hollywood’s golden age. Yes, [Read More]

World

Venezuela: Will China pull the plug on Maduro?

Long-term readersof my blog are familiar with the many times China has loaned money to Venezuela. Back in 2012, I posted that El Nuevo Herald reported Venezuela’s increasingly dependent on China’s financing and direct investments to the tune of US$80 billion. In exchange, China is playing a greater part on Venezuela’s strategic decision [Read More]

Iran

So, how much cash has Team Obama given to the Iranians anyway?

Whatever the amount, understand that people will die because of this horrendously stupid administration and its morally bankrupt actions The $1.7 billion Obama illegally paid to the terrorists running Iran in exchange for hostages is only the beginning of his largesse: Iran may have received an additional $33.6 billion in [Read More]

World

Mexico: Finance minister resigns following Trump visit

Luis Videgaray, Mexico’s Finance Minister Resigns in Wake of Trump Visit. Resignation comes a week after Donald Trump’s controversial visit to Mexico Donald Trump’s recent visit to Mexico, widely seen in the country as a humiliation, claimed a high-profile political victim on Wednesday with the resignation of Finance Minister Luis [Read More]

Politics

Cuba: Guillermo Fariñas is dying.

Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas demands the right to publicly oppose the government without being repressed; he is putting his life on the line in what may very likely be his last hunger strike. He is now on the 49th day of a hunger strike. The outlook for both Fariñas and [Read More]

Obama

Chairman Barack

The Guardian reports that President Obama has “ratified” the Paris Agreement: The United States and China, the world’s biggest emitters of greenhouse gases, have announced they will formally ratify the Paris climate change agreement in a move campaigners immediately hailed as a significant advance in the battle against global warming. [Read More]

Donald Trump

Mexico: Media lose their sh*t over Trump

Mexico’s media, which have been taking out the sledge-o-matic and going full Gallagher on Donald Trump, are now in a full-froth frenzy. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto had invited both Trump and Hillary Clinton. While it’s possible the Mexican president never expected either to accept the invite, Trump decided to show [Read More]

Heroes

Heroism knows no age

Some things I post make me laugh, others, well, make me need Kleenex ASCOLI PIECENO, Italy –  In the chaos of Italy’s devastating earthquake, an older sister’s embrace allowed a four-year-old girl to survive. The heartbreaking story of Giulia Rinaldo, 9, and her 4-year-old sister Giorgia was recounted Saturday by [Read More]

Politics

Colombia: Government-FARC deal finalized

The Marxist narco-terrorrist guerrilla get seats in Congress, and much everything else it wanted: The accord calls for the state to work with the FARC to mitigate drug trafficking in areas where the guerrillas had influence; permits the rebel group to transform into a political party; establishes a system to [Read More]

World

Putin Gets Slapped Badly – By Iran!!

Russia’s Vladimir Putin just suffered a major setback in the Middle East…delivered by no less than Iran’s Supreme leader, the Ayatollah Khamenei. A few days ago, there was a news story out that sent a shock through the foreign policy establishment here in the U.S. and elsewhere, that Russia would [Read More]

Islam

Let France Be France

The brouhaha over a number of French towns’ banning the “burqini”, a whole body-covering women’s swimwear somewhat resembling a wetsuit, has caught the attention of news media in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Germany. Read the rest here…

Politics

So why did Leonardo DiCaprio really ditch today’s Clinton fundraiser?

Hollywood elitist, one percenter Leonardo DiCaprio scheduled to host a Hillary Clinton fundraiser today at his home in Hollywood backed out at the last moment. The talking points are that the scheduled plans surrounding DiCaprio’s movie production, ‘Before the Flood,’ another climate change movie has changed preventing the climate change [Read More]

Middle East

A Wedding In Turkey Bombed, 50 Dead – Whodunnit?

There was a particularly horrendous event in Gazientep, Turkey last night when a suicide bomb took the lives of 50 people at a wedding party and injured over 100 more. The suicide bomber involved was a young boy aged between 12-14 and the bomb was detonated electronically, probably by a [Read More]

World

Remember this when a Communist/Collectivist/Progressive/Leftist tells you they want to empower people

Collectivists loathe Individualism, and individual liberties, in fact, individuals are, to them, no more meaningful that refuseno more meaningful that refuse Not even the dead can escape the consequences of letting socialism get out of control in Venezuela: As the South American nation grapples with soaring inflation, rising murder rates [Read More]