Category Archives: International

Socialism works

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives, International | 41 Comments

No kowtowing to communists

The WSJ has a sensible take on Donald Trump talking to the President of Taiwan: The U.S. media had their 19th nervous breakdown Friday after the Trump transition said the President-elect had taken a congratulatory call from Taiwan President Tsai … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, International | 85 Comments

Proof communism is contagious

Fidel Castro and baby Justin Trudeau. This is the same Justin Trudeau who issued this press release. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the death of former Cuban President Fidel Castro: “It is with deep … Continue reading

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Fidel Castro (1926-2016)

As they say, if you have nothing good to say about the dead, then say nothing at all.

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Paul Kelly on Trump

Paul Kelly has an op-ed this morning warning about the consequences of a Trump presidency. Essential to this disruption is the confusion at the heart of the Trump debate in Australia: while Trump is extolled by some conservatives, Trump himself … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, International, National Security | 74 Comments

Noah Smith on the global Islamic civil war

I’ve long known that Islamic fundamentalists are more likely to kill other Muslims than anyone else – but the magnitude of the numbers is shocking. Some of the malign energy of al-Qaeda, ISIS, and other radical Islamic groups has been … Continue reading

Posted in International, National Security | 44 Comments

It’s a new world out there

First, here’s what’s changing: IRAQIS CHEER ‘TRUTH-TELLER’ TRUMP… SISI PRAISES… Putin to ask for help bombing Syria… French conservatives rally voters in tightening primaries race… POLL: Europeans Turning Against EU… BALZ: America’s first independent president… TRUMP UN SHOWDOWN… Outsiders take … Continue reading

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The 1980s no longer calling no thanks to Obama

Trump and Putin vow to tackle ISIS together as they hold breakthrough talks after billionaire’s election President-elect Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin have vowed to tackle ISIS together after holding breakthrough talks on the telephone. Less than a … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, International | 68 Comments

The Australian model

From Berlin Prepares to Admit Defeat on Refugees?. Apparently, we are now a model of some sort. Germany is trying to walk back its open door promises on refugees and migrants even further, with the Interior Ministry reportedly looking to … Continue reading

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Not learning from history and not saving the Christians

During the 1930s most Western countries maintained strict immigration quotas and showed little interest in receiving large numbers of Jewish refugees. There has been some naming and shaming after WW2 but we have done it again with almost complete indifference … Continue reading

Posted in International, Rafe | 36 Comments