Watching the collapse of the Never-Trumpers like Bill Kristol and the insufferably arrogant George Will is just one of the benefits of a Trump presidency. Even if Trump from here screws up everything around the world watching these guys along with all of the Buckley-ites that held 'conservatism' hostage for fifty years will have been worth the … Continue reading Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live – John Bolton is a Kremlin Stooge and other Pre-Summit Wins
I hate to say "I told you so," but, "I told you so." There will be no sanctions on the Nordstream 2 pipeline. The reason is because sanctions won't stop the project at this point. Sputnik is reporting that the U.S. has told the German Economic Ministry there will be no sanctions on Russian pipeline projects. … Continue reading Another Pre-Summit Dividend — No Sanctions on Nordstream 2
Two headlines form the U.S. have me puzzled over where relations with Turkey are going in the near future. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell is calling for sanctions over Turkey's deal with Russia to buy S-400 missile defense systems. This sale is a clear rebuke of both U.S. policy … Continue reading U.S. Turkey Policy Reaching Fork in the Road over S-400 Sale
Building on yesterday's blog I covered a number of the reasons why I feel when President Trump and Russian President sit down to talk they should focus their attention on solving the ever-complicating problem in Syria, Over the weekend I wrote up my initial thoughts on this for an article published this morning by Strategic … Continue reading Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live – Putin/Trump Summit Should be About Syria
The more I think about a Trump-Putin summit, the more I believe that it should focus on Syria. If reports this morning are true (which they likely are not), that Trump doesn't want to run in 2020 but would rather get the job done, whatever that means, in one term, then this is absolutely the … Continue reading Pre-Putin Summit Positioning? U.S. Leaves Syrian Rebels Out to Hang
I did a two segment stint on Lee Stranahan and Garland Nixon's excellent show Fault Lines yesterday. We discussed a whole range of things which needed more than 20 minutes to cover including Why Angela Merkel will not likely survive her current problems... Why Gold Goats 'n Guns ...? Why an investment newsletter? ...And the … Continue reading Interview: Fault Lines on Sputnik – Merkel’s Migration Crisis and Why Gold Goats ‘n Guns
Angela Merkel is in serious trouble in Germany and pat of the reason why is the U.S.'s insistence on dragging out the war in Syria for no tangible benefit at this point. The net effect of our continued presence there will be to red-pill even more Americans that the Syrian 'Civil War' was a U.S. policy … Continue reading Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live – Merkel’s Road to Hell Goes Through Syria, Will a Trump/Putin Summer Save Her?
It looks like we are entering the end of Merkel-ism in Europe. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is approaching her final days in that position. Be it next week or the end of this year, we are looking at unprecedented change in European politics thanks to Merkel's insistence on taking in millions of Syrian and North … Continue reading Merkel’s Troubles Began in Syria and End in Italy