Monthly Archives: March 2014

A View From Outside the Bubble

With the pretext being something on the order of, “Tell them what to think so they will busy themselves away from what they ought to know” comes an acutely relevant observation from one Vladimir Putin:

“I sometimes get the feeling that somewhere across that huge puddle, in America, people sit in a lab and conduct experiments, as if with rats, without actually understanding the consequences of what they are doing.”

Oh Mr. Putin, they know exactly what they are doing; the problem is they don’t care and even more tragic is that the technicians are certain the consequences will insure their safety!

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The Commerce of War

Just how cleverly ineffective are sanctions? Currently berthed in the French port of Saint-Nazaire is the first of two advanced-tech Mistral—Class Carriers waiting delivery to Russia. Built by the French shipbuilder, DCNS (75 percent-owned by French Gov’t), it should be quite clear that in the industry of arms there is no ideological allegiance.

As history proves, sanctions lead to war and war leads to profits. What can the U.S. do short of pressing forth with the inevitability that the current strategy will bring? The rational approach is to recognize the Crimean referendum and focus on lending support to building an independent Ukraine that in 10 years is a show-case for the power behind a sovereign people bound by a common ideal.

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ON AIR with Host Mike Miller of WIMA 1150

The Foundations Weekly OnPoint Series continues with Host Mike Miller of 1150 WIMA in Lima, Ohio and Policy Analyst, Curtis Greco. This week features “Sanctions: Sign of Strength or Weakness?” This vignette appears throughout the week during Michael’s 6-9 a.m. (ET) Show. Ohio’s In-Tune & In-Touch Host, catch him Live in-market or online at

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The Metrics of an Active Miscalculation

With 80 percent of Europe in support of Russian Ukraine/Crimea strategy it’s absolutely clear that US Policy-nymphs are missing a critical point. Seems that the only influence in support of what “the West” is doing (code for U.S./U.K./Germany) are those who are directing the agenda.

It’s clear that the goal is to break-up Putin’s Russia, but what is missed is the blow-back. Clearly Putin isn’t going to open the gates to Mother-Russia and by what right, I ask you, should he? Fast-forward; this sequence of miscalculations will only press a more impenetrable alliance between Russia & China who, itself, is eager to lay waste to Western influence in the Asian theater.

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The Era of Blustering

I do believe we can now identify the problem: Blustering!

If problems of our own making aren’t enough to send the mind spinning wildly out of control, the complete absence of disciplined focus on solutions have given way to mindless provocation. Why bother focusing on solutions when stabbing the void with a few chest-poundings aimed at stirring further discord appears to be so much more fun.

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