Category Archives: Ask WHY, not what

May 17

TORTURE CONTINUES AT GUANTANAMO

No President has lived up to all campaign promises, but Mr. Obama trumpeted that he would close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay (Cuba) and his failure to do so will leave a lasting mark on his record as leader of the free world. The prisoners at Guantanamo Bay have been held for 12 years […]

May 02

WHY DOES CHINA WANT ROCKS?

Off the coast of Taiwan (a country whose sovereignty is not officially recognized) there are a group of uninhabited islands consisting of nothing more than rock jutting up in the South China Sea. Until 1968, nobody cared about the barren Senkaku islands but then something changed. It was discovered the abandoned isle sits atop a […]

April 30

WHY U.S. WON’T SANCTION RUSSIA

Quick note on why the U.S. is so reluctant to invoke more stringent sanctions against Russia, Vladimir Putin and those involved in anarchy of Eastern Ukraine. If the U.S. imposes sanctions on accounts of Russian provocateurs any action intentional or otherwise with these accounts by the bank that holds them could result in the Federal […]

dante ruffalo alicia moritz April 13

UKRAINE- WHAT THE MEDIA MISSED

FOR THOSE WHO QUESTION THE ACCURACY OF MY ANALYSIS OF THE UKRAINE, COMPARE THE DATES OF MY POSTINGS WITH THE FACTS LISTED BELOW FROM THIS APRIL 13, 2014 STATEMENT FROM A SPOKESPERSON AT THE U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT.   U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release April 13, 2014 FACT SHEET Russian […]

March 30

TEA PARTY DOLTS CHAFE MS. LAGARDE

The IMF plays a key role in global economic stability.  To summarize what it does, the IMF maintains the ability of small countries (exporters in the context of globalization) to continue selling cheap goods (such as Nike shoes) to rich countries like the U.S. for prices less than what it would cost to manufacture the […]

dante ruffalo alicia moritz March 16

GAY NEO-NAZIS TAKE OVER UKRAINE!

Watching the BBC’s recent piece ‘exposing’ the neo-Nazi stronghold on the Ukraine government was slightly reminiscent of seeing Mel Brooks musical ‘The Producers’ in which a closeted gay Adolf Hitler dances across the stage wearing a sequin swastika while singing Springtime for Hitler. Both are fictional pieces, one is entertainment, the other proffered as investigative […]

Dante ruffalo Ukraine Alicia Moritz March 08

CHESS PRO PUTIN PUTS THE WEST IN CHECK

Chess is a game of strategy and tactic.  A good player knows winning requires a long-term goal of noticing opponent’s weakness, watching for opportunity, lulling them into a false sense of security, then cutting them off from all means of escape. If this stratagem sounds reminiscent  of the cold war era, it should.  In fact, […]

Dante Ruffalo Alicia Moritz February 28

THAI PROTESTERS ARE NOT THE POOR

There is not a moment in recent memory that Thailand’s political mechanism wasn’t embroiled in controversy involving corruption, but the protesters who have blocked the streets of Bangkok are not the poor and disheveled. In fact, the Thai protesters represent a tiny minority in Thailand of wealthy loyalists to the monarchy.  To explain it more […]

Dante Ruffalo Alicia Moritz February 28

FACTORY WORKERS DON’T REJECT UNIONS

Autoworkers at a Volkswagen car manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee rejected an offer to join the United Autoworkers Union.  The UAW is known to negotiate higher wages, better benefits and stronger pension plans for factory workers at autoplants.  The other notable feature of the UAW is turning states Blue.  Since Democrats support unions and Republicans […]

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