Blaming North Korea, the First Gruberism of 2015

The Administration is blaming North Korea because it wants an excuse to sanction them. Here is the story from BBC: “Sony cyber-attack: North Korea faces new US sanctions.” President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Friday allowing sanctions on three North Korean organisations and 10 individuals. The White House said the move was a response to North Korea’s “provocative, destabilising, and repressive actions”. US sanctions are already in place over North Korea’s nuclear programme. But Read more […]

President Obama Right to Call for Trade with Cuba

President Obama Right to Call for Trade with Cuba: Half Century of Failed Embargo Is Enough. President Barack Obama used negotiations over bringing home a couple of imprisoned Americans as an opportunity to refashion the entire U.S.-Cuba relationship. He’s aiming to reopen the embassy, relax trade and travel restrictions, and improve communication systems. Of course, sustained caterwauling began immediately from the usual suspects, hardline Cuban-Americans, Republican neocons and uber-hawks, Read more […]

U.S. Sanctions Uganda because They Punish Homosexual Acts Much Less Severely than Saudi Arabia

Uganda can’t complain that John Kerry didn’t warn them about allowing the Bible to inform their laws and their morality. Despite the fact that Saudi Arabia punishes homosexuals far more severely, Uganda is on the receiving end of a sanctions campaign. From Yahoo News: The United States on Thursday cut aid to Uganda, imposed visa restrictions and canceled a regional military exercise in response to a Ugandan law that imposes harsh penalties on homosexuality. The White House said in a statement Read more […]