SHARE Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Pompeo, Israeli settlements no longer "inconsistent" with international law
Yesterday Sec'y of State Mike Pompeo declared US policy toward settlements in the Israeli occupied West Bank are no longer "inconsistent" w/ international law. The West Bank is Israeli occupied territory. It is unambiguous. Under international law it is illegal for an occupying power to build anything in occupied territory. Therefore under international law it is illegal for Israel to build settlements in the West Bank.
SHARE Thursday, November 14, 2019 Have we lost sight of what's important?
What to make of some things lately in the MSM, internet & social apps i.e. This thing over sexuality. That designating a men's & women's room discriminate against transsexuals use of the rest room of their preference. Now there shouldn't be discrimination against anyone however they want to depict themselves. But is choice of a potty a critical issue? There are real problems facing this country. Potty use isn't one of them.
SHARE Thursday, November 7, 2019 It's time for European nations break free of the US yoke around their necks since the end of WWII
France, the UK & Germany need to uphold the 2015 nuclear agreement w/Iran despite the US w/drawal from the deal last yr. Iran has begun enriching uranium beyond what it agreed in the 2015 deal. Iran has said it would return to the deals limits if the Europeans uphold their end of the deal. They are independent sovereign nations. It's time they acted like it & break free of the US yoke around their necks since the end of WW II.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Putin and Erdogan sign agreement ending Turkish invasion of Syria against the Kurds
Yesterday's agreement signed by Russian Pres. Putin & Turkey Pres. Erdogan should be considered a game changer, a major turning point in the Syrian war. Erdogan agreed to end Turkey's invasion into NE Syria against the Kurdish militia's he sees as terrorists. Those militia's will move from the border area deeper into Syria. The agreement solidified Russia as a key player diplomatically as well as militarily in Syria.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, October 18, 2019 Dems pushing for Trump's impeachment reeks with hypocrisy
The political saga of Dems pushing for Trump's impeachment reeks w/ hypocrisy. Sure the "Donald" is corrupt but so are those gunning for him. We know the majority of Dems & Repubs are in the pocket of the big corps, special-interest groups, Israeli Lobby that underwrite the politicos electoral campaigns. So let's spare us the Dems' uproar over Trump's phone call to Ukraine Pres. Zelensky.
SHARE Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Bolton hasn't faded into the sunset, the MSM just embraced him as a new found friend
Somehow one knew Trump's former NS Adviser John Bolton wouldn't just fade into the sunset. He was @ the Center for Strategic & Int'l Studies blasting Trump seeking a middle ground in N. Korea saying Kim Jong-un couldn't be trusted & a war was necessary. Incredibly the MSM lapped it up embracing Bolton as a new found friend. Embracing the war monger Bolton? The best way to put it, "The enemy of my enemy is now my friend".
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, September 23, 2019 There has never been a time clear headed diplomacy is necssary yet so lacking in "official" Washington
Yemen's Houthi's recently sent drone missiles targeting Saudi Arabia's oil pipelines & refineries. W/out evidence the US blames Iran & threatens military action against them. Iran rejects the accusations but warns any military violation of Iranian airspace will result in a retaliatory strike. Clear headed diplomacy is necessary. Yet there has never been a time such a lack of this capacity is @ hand in Official Washington.
SHARE Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Bolton finally gone from the scene
Geopolitically, good news is rarely heard these days. Yet yesterday qualifies as one of those days. Trump's nat'l security advisor John Bolton was finally gone from the scene. Since last April when Trump named him as nat'l security advisor there's hardly been a day where news of Bolton brought any sense of relief some new US misadventure advocated by him was about to happen. Now he'll just be a sour footnote in history.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu knows he can act with impunity
In 3 weeks Israel holds new elections. Last April's elections produced no majority. No new gov't could be formed but Benjamin Netanyahu remained the PM till next month's election. He's become more belligerent since April, annexing the Golan Hgt's, sent missiles into Syria, drone strikes into Lebanon & air strikes into Iraq. It's an old tactic riling up the public's natl'ism. Let's hope teh tactic fails & a new PM gets elected.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Democrats focus on Trump won't sway his base. It might even broaden it and get him reeleted next year
On Sunday Rep. Illan Omar tweeted, "Could we take back our democracy if 1.7 million Americans marched for it?" The target & marching for it against Trump by connecting w/ Hong Kong protests. What Omar & Dems don't point out the original protests were over a bill allowing the extradition of criminal suspects to mainland China has been suspended. The protests are now to incite violence & get China to shut down the protests.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, August 12, 2019 The ruling elite and its control of America
There is a deep undercurrent roiling this country splintered & disconnected. There is no mutual respect between right & left. Too busy squabbling. A perfect illustration of divide & conquer tactics by the ruling elite. One thing right & left can agree on. Our electoral system is completely corrupt & controlled by the ruling elite. They are the beneficiaries. As long as that system remains in place nothing will change.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 1, 2019 Trying to remain sane in the midst of a surreal "official" state of chaos
Persuading the propagandized. That's what some of us attempt in countering what the gov't & its MSM claim as fact. Many people seem closed off from anything that runs counter to what they've come to believe. Unless one is open to other views there often is outright resistance. Now we have domestic & foreign policy by tweet from a Pres. Trump. It's like trying to remain sane in the midst of a surreal "official" state of chaos.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 20, 2019 The hope, Trump has a moment of lucidity and avoids war with Iran
Hardly a day goes by w/out an incident involving Iran. The latest had Iran intercepting two British tankers in the Strait of Hormuz detaining one then releasing the other. Other incidents have occurred. The US claimed it shot down an Iranian drone flying too close to a US Navy ship while the Iranian's denied any of its drones were missing. The worry is a miscalculation of the intent of an adversary unleashing a new hot war.
(14 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Why Americans remain in denial over what their country is doing in the world
Why do many/most Americans seemingly remain in denial or oblivious to what their country has done or is doing in the world? Possibly to avoid cognitive dissonance, a psychological term indicating a "mental discomfort experienced by a person...triggered by a situation in which a person's belief clashes w/ new evidence perceived by the person". So they avoid the new evidence that could turn their world upside down.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 23, 2019 Pilots sue Boeing over MAX 737, knowingly put profits ahead of safety
A published account by RT has Boeing being sued by 400 pilots "trained to fly the 4th generation 737 MAX aircraft". They accuse Boeing of hushing up known concerns about the glitch ridden equipment installed in the jets. The lawsuit says, "Boeing engaged in an unprecedented cover up of the known design flaws of the MAX 737, placing corporate profits ahead of the lives of pilots, crews & the general public.
(5 comments) SHARE Monday, June 17, 2019 The F-35, Design flaws mean plane might suddenly tumble out of control and crash
It shouldn't come as a surprise Lockheed Martin's F-35 stealth fighter continues to have problems. The latest revelation. If a new F-35 "has to climb @a steep angle to dodge an enemy attack, design flaws mean the plane might suddenly tumble out of control & crash". Yet "Pentagon officials plan to declare an end to the testing phase of the F-35's development sometime in late 2019 & clear the fighter for mass production."
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 13, 2019 Early this morning two oil tankers attacked in Gulf of Oman
This morning 2 oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman were apparently attacked causing explosions, damage to hulls,on fire &adrift w/sailors rescued. This after 4 ships were damaged off coast of the UAE last month. To date no evidence found though Pentagon immediately accused Iran. Trump's nat'l security adviser weighed in saying the attacks were mines "almost certainly" from Iran. Sec'y of State Pompeo accused Iran for todays attack