Written By: - Date published: 6:23 pm, January 28th, 2019 - 87 comments
Before he was elected President, Donald Trump’s approach to United States illegal attacks on Iraq and Libya was that their only mistake was that the US didn’t “take the oil.” After becoming President, his approach to oil-rich Venezuela was “can’t we just invade them?”
Update: John Bolton confirms its about the oil.
Written By: - Date published: 9:50 am, September 30th, 2015 - 32 comments
Peter Dunne doesn’t hold back in his assessment of the craven foreign policy – that is the creation of his government.
Written By: - Date published: 8:17 am, January 21st, 2015 - 179 comments
Yesterday Key justified our likely military intervention in Iraq as “the price” of being in “the club” with other Five Eyes countries.
Written By: - Date published: 6:07 pm, June 18th, 2014 - 21 comments
Yesterday, we learned that the government was reviewing its future contribution to peacekeeping missions, with an eye to turning us into an American footstool. As I pointed out, this would be a major shift in our foreign policy, and one we need to stop. Unfortunately, we’re too late: Cabinetagreed to the change last October. In secret, without consulting the people on behalf of which those troops will be deployed.
Written By: - Date published: 7:34 pm, June 17th, 2014 - 33 comments
No Right Turn points to potential unacceptable changes in the basis of our foreign policy and the deployment of our armed forces. A secret review of peacekeeping keeping roles revealed by an OIA request recommends that rather than going on UN missions to support peace and keep combatants apart, we’ll be taking an active and direct role in America’s wars, against the wishes of the international community and even against the wishes of our own citizens.