SHARE Wednesday, February 5, 2020 Trump's State of the Union address, theater of the absurd
Last night Trump gave his State of the Union address best described as theater of the absurd. He first honored Juan Guaido self proclaimed pres. of Venezuela, the imposter to succeed Pres.Maduro in a US inspired coup. Never happened. Trump then honored Rush Limbaugh giving him the Pres. Medal of Freedom further tarnishing its reputation to recognize someone's distinguished service to the country. A mostly unforgettable night.
SHARE Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Was cyberwarfare involved in downing of Ukrainian Airliner Flight 752?
"There is much still to explain about the downing of Ukrainian Airlines Flight 752, according to Philip Giraldi's article, Who Targeted Ukrainian Airliner Flight 752?, Iran Shot It Down But There May Be More To The Story. He hypothesizes..."cyberwarfare carried out by the US & possibly Israeli gov'ts" involving elements that have yet to be explained including electronic jamming & the planes transponder being turned off.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 14, 2020 US mischief in Iranian region contributed to Ukraine airliner being downed byIran missile
The latest on the Ukraine airliner downed by an Iranian missile was caused by "human error", this from Iran Pres. Rouhani. "The Iranian Republic of Iran regrets this disastrous mistake." He's called for a special probe & a special court to try the case. This AM arrests were made. Though the US is not directly culpable in the incident its complicity is its mischief in the region forcing the Iran military to be on high alert.
SHARE Wednesday, January 8, 2020 What Trump didn't address in speech this morning after Iranian missile strikes in Iraq early yesterday
Pres. Trump delivered a speech this AM after Iran sent missiles attacking 2 separate American base facilities in Iraq early yesterday. He announced no retaliatory strikes except new sanctions on Iran. What Trump didn't address. The missile strikes were accurate. They intended to hit American base facilities yet avoid casualties. Iran showed restraint, compassion in delivering the strikes yet saw no benefit in killing anyone
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 7, 2020 FUBAR writ large in the Pentagon
Yesterday Marine Gen'l Will Seely wrote on DOD letterhead, In deference to Iraq sovereignty the US will be repositioning forces to "ensure the movement out of Iraq". W/in hrs of letter sent to Iraqi Defense ministry Sec'y of Defense Esper said, "There's no decision to leave Iraq. Period." Joint Chief Chairman Mark Milley said, letter Seely sent was only a draft. Releasing it was a "mistake". How's that for snafu writ large.
(7 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 17, 2019 Americans, indifferent, detached from what their government is doing in the world
What characterizes many (most?) Americans is their indifference, detachment from what their gov't is doing in the world. Our wars & the atrocities we commit are hidden from public view. All done against "enemies" we must remain vigilant against to protect & defend ourselves. To challenge any of this "messaging" is denounced as fake news, conspiracy theory or Russian interference.
SHARE Tuesday, December 10, 2019 So where are "things" domestically and internationally three weeks from the new year?
So where are things domestically & internationally as we're 3 wks from the new yr? here we seem consumed w/ the House Dems impeachment of Trump. They know the Repub Senate won't convict him & they will reveal the Dems weren't on moral high ground when they went after Trump. Internationally endless wars will continue, regime change,, sanctions on countries that refuse US hegemony over them, provocations, a trade war w/ China.
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.