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Is McCain hijacking Trump's foreign policy?

• by Pat Buchanan

"The senator from Kentucky," said John McCain, speaking of his colleague Rand Paul, "is working for Vladimir Putin … and I do not say that lightly."

What did Sen. Paul do to deserve being called a hireling of Vladimir Putin?

He declined to support McCain's call for a unanimous Senate vote to bring Montenegro into NATO as the 29th member of a Cold War alliance President Trump has called "obsolete."

Bordered by Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo and Albania, tiny Montenegro has a population roughly that of D.C., and sits on the western coast of the most volatile peninsula in Europe.

What strategic benefit would accrue from having Montenegro as an ally that would justify the risk of our having to go to war should some neighbor breach Montenegro's borders?

Historically, the Balkans have been an incubator of war. In the 19th century, Otto van Bismarck predicted that when the Great War came, it would come out of "some damn fool thing in the Balkans." And so it did when the Austrian archduke was assassinated in Sarajevo June 28, 1914, by Serbian ethnonationalist Gavrilo Princip.

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Comment by Ed Price
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The whole point? Keep the people in fear for their lives that someone is going to get up and hurt them. A soldier who has forgotten that he has weapons is like a sheep, ready for the slaughter. Wake up and be the "soldier" you were designed to be by the Constitution and the Amendments. Pick up and use Amendments 6, 7, 9, and 10 to put down the greedy people in Government, who are trying to rob, plunder, and harm you. If you don't, YOU are the one who is against Government, by not using your rights.