Tagged: American foreign policy

Why Don’t I Just Leave?

Why Don’t I Just Leave?

  A reader (using the pseudonym of “Chris”) wants to know why I don’t just go back where I came from instead of staying to criticize America. It’s a refrain often heard today as...

America Goes Rogue

America Goes Rogue

  In this pay-to-play era of American foreign policy, where other nations apparently gain favor with  the president by contributing to his private businesses, I am intrigued by the Trump administration’s random acts of...

Messing with Mother Nature

Messing with Mother Nature

There’s poetic justice in the news that Trump’s favorite Florida hangout is going to be submerged by rising sea levels. The National and Oceanic Atmospheric Administration says global warming is flooding South Florida’s coastline and it...

The Curse of Fake News

The Curse of Fake News

Apparently it was a fake news item cooked up by Russian hackers that triggered the Qatar crisis. The fake news story made Qatar’s ruler seem friendly to Iran and Israel and critical of Trump. Several...

Trapped in Mideast Madness

Trapped in Mideast Madness

  America finds itself fighting on both sides of a religious war in the Middle East. In Iraq, US troops are helping the Shia government purge the ISIS infection. In Yemen, a US destroyer is...

What Do They Know?

What Do They Know?

  Growing up on an island, a colony at that, I learned a lot about the rest of the world, especially the Mother Country, but not enough about our own Jamaican history and concerns....

Never-Ending War

Never-Ending War

  Must America always be at war? Certainly, if  the nation’s leaders consider America the world’s police force. There will always be wrongdoers to fight against. Viewed from this perspective, deploying troops in Syria – which...

Beware the Syrian Trap

Beware the Syrian Trap

  I was surprised – shocked – by Vladimir Putin’s shameless treachery in attacking Syrian rebels who, according to the media, are backed by the United States. But I was also surprised to find...

The Lust for War

The Lust for War

After more than five hours of immersion in Republican personalities and policies, I have emerged this morning with the uneasy feeling that – with the exception of one or two of the presidential candidates...