Seven Reasons Why We Should Not Send Weapons to Ukraine

Ukraine Ceasefire

*+-Walter Moss: Increasing U.S.-Russian tensions over Ukraine would hinder cooperation and reduce U.S. abilities to deal with other important matters such as climate change, nuclear arms reductions, terrorism, ISIS, and Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

Are You Ready to Fight Putin’s Russia?

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*+-Murray Polner: There’s a permanent taste for war among the Imperial City’s hawks, now ready to fight with your kids (never theirs) to teach that bastard Vladimir Putin a lesson and show him who’s boss.

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Conservatives Love Vladimir Putin

*+-Lance Simmens: Ultra-conservative orthodoxy and its deep penetration into our political system have weakened the country more than any perceived Obama “weakness.”

Another Cold War?

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*+-Cold War: The new Cold War is upon us, and the American elites have no suggestions except to fight it again.

Russia Bashing: A Dead End

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*+-Ivan Eland: The real rub is that the current Russian leader, unlike his predecessor, the drunk buffoon Boris Yeltsin, refuses to be an American lackey and endure post-Cold War US insults.

Mobilizing for War, Not Jobs

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*+-Carl Bloice: What if the White House had, at any point over the past four or so years, mobilized the full force it now deploys for permission to bomb Syria on behalf of a measure to deal with the tenacious joblessness and growing economic insecurity we see around us every day?”

Obama, Putin, and Assad: It Just Gets Weirder

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*+-John Peeler: Obama faces the likelihood of a defeat in Congress (and in public opinion), after which he would have to choose between acting anyway, in total political isolation, or backing off and looking weak. Either way he would look foolish.

Iraq No, Syria Yes

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*+-Brent Budowsky: Syria is not Iraq. Obama, along with Kerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, national security adviser Susan Rice and United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power, is not looking for imperial wars or large-scale or long-term military conflicts.