Column: The Business of War

International efforts to spare the world the horrors of World War II have failed. The United Nations has failed in its most important mission-being to stop international slaughters. Its members speak at length, but they are indifferent to what is being said. The Ukraine is being Continue reading “Column: The Business of War”

Column: War Crimes

The U.S. and the Ukraine have much in common.  Both countries declared themselves independent of powerful nations that previously occupied and controlled them. They both faced military invasions as a consequence of their claims of independence. They both had numerous inhabitants that Continue reading “Column: War Crimes”

Column: The Wasteland

Before the bombardment of the Ukraine started, there was a small outbreak of polio.  It was too minor to receive much press coverage. Covid-19 was still an active problem in the Ukraine, but vaccines were being distributed, and there was no major opposition to Covid restrictions. Continue reading “Column: The Wasteland”

Column: Horror Unfolds in the Ukraine

Obviously our thoughts and prayers for the citizens of the Ukraine are not working. What is Plan B? There has been endless talk of economic sanctions, but Vladimir the Terrible saw these coming when he invaded the Crimea eight years ago.  He has had eight years to make Russia, or Continue reading “Column: Horror Unfolds in the Ukraine”

Column: Chernobyl Revisited

On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant suffered a catastrophic failure. During an unscheduled and allegedly unauthorized safety drill, one of the nuclear reactors overheated and exploded. A fire in the containment building was extinguished with water, but this worsened Continue reading “Column: Chernobyl Revisited”

Kill The Whale

An estimated 127,000 Russian troops and thousands of tanks, artillery pieces, armored personnel carriers, and war planes are in place along three of the Ukraine’s four borders. By the time you read this piece, these Russians may have already invaded the Ukraine and incorporated it Continue reading “Kill The Whale”

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