Ghouta is an Aleppo Redux to Save “Assad Must Go”

It's clear that U.S. policy in Syria is to make life as miserable as possible for both Russia and the Syrian people.  Syria is of such strategic importance to our foreign policy goals of encirclement that no matter the facts on the ground or the growing distaste for war abroad at home, U.S. foreign policy … Continue reading Ghouta is an Aleppo Redux to Save “Assad Must Go”

The FBI is Corrupt and Incompetent – Pelosi Says, “Give ’em a Raise!”

That's exactly what Congressional Democratic Leadership wants done. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have redefined chutzpah to the point of insanity. Not three days after the FBI's gross malfeasance and incompetence in their mishandling of the Parkland Florida massacre, these cretins have the unmitigated gall to publicly ask for … Continue reading The FBI is Corrupt and Incompetent – Pelosi Says, “Give ’em a Raise!”

Markets Are Getting Nervous About Italy’s Elections

We are in the quiet period before the Italian elections.  No public opinion polls are published in the last two weeks of an election cycle per Italian law. Consequently, there is a bit of a news lockout on the subject. These are the most important elections in Europe this year – laying aside the possibility … Continue reading Markets Are Getting Nervous About Italy’s Elections

Moscow Begins Crypto-Elections Testing: Thumbs Nose at U.S.

The irony is so thick you'd think it was made from ballistic jelly.  But, that's exactly what's needed to contain this shot across the election-tampering bow the Russians just pulled off. According to Coindesk, the city of Moscow is unveiling an Ethereum-based version of its voting system called Active Citizen.  By putting the votes on … Continue reading Moscow Begins Crypto-Elections Testing: Thumbs Nose at U.S.

Merkel is Forming a Coalition with the Wrong Party

The last time I looked at the miasma of German coalition talks the big takeaway was the mood turning against the Social Democrats (SPD). Today the latest polling confirms that the more Merkel tries to form a coalition with Martin Schultz and the SPD the more support the coalition loses. There have been two polls … Continue reading Merkel is Forming a Coalition with the Wrong Party

Russia-Gate Ends with a Bang, Not a Whimper

With all the column inches spilled over Robert Mueller’s thirteen indictments issued on Friday very few of them have touched on the real revelation. It’s not the obvious case of prosecutorial over-reach.  It isn’t the further subversion of the grand jury process by Federal Prosecutors unmoored from personal bias. It isn’t the admission that no … Continue reading Russia-Gate Ends with a Bang, Not a Whimper