Posted by Janus on Thursday, December 17, 2009 in Foreign Policy
I think that by and large, most actors on the world’s stage are rational people with a relatively level head and a healthy sense of self-interest, but even the most rational of people will jump at the chance to score a few points when they see an opportunity.
In Obama, they see opportunities. Lots of them. And they’re calling.
Posted by Janus on Monday, September 28, 2009 in Foreign Policy
There isn’t a magic bullet or a catch all solution to every country’s governing needs. Each country has its own form of government with it’s own quirks and particularities. No government is perfect – they all have their problems – even our own. I realize that by saying this I’m committing an act of supreme heresy against The American Religion, but the truth must be told: democracy is not always the answer.
Posted by Janus on Tuesday, July 7, 2009 in Foreign Policy
The “military coup” that occurred in Honduras last Sunday was a legitimate act to protect the Honduran Republic’s constitutional government from a power hungry president.
Posted by Janus on Thursday, January 8, 2009 in Foreign Policy
I neither endorse nor condone what goes on in the ongoing battle between Israelites and Palestinians – but I do understand it. It’s not a reason to stop trying. It’s not an excuse. It’s not a even reason to forgive. But it’s an understanding. And that’s a start.
Posted by Janus on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 in Foreign Policy
Yesterday, the Russian parliament passed a non-binding resolution requesting that Medvedev declare to two provinces under conflict in the region as independent countries. The western powers “strongly urged” Medvedev not to do so. Strongly urged? What the hell is that?