Interview: Fault Lines on Sputnik – Merkel’s Migration Crisis and Why Gold Goats ‘n Guns

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

Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live – Merkel’s Road to Hell Goes Through Syria, Will a Trump/Putin Summer Save Her?

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?

Merkel’s Troubles Began in Syria and End in Italy

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

China’s Oil Trade Retaliation is Iran’s Gain

I've told you that once you start down the Trade War path forever will it dominate your destiny. Well here we are.  Trump slaps big tariffs on aluminum and steel in a bid to leverage Gary Cohn's ICE Wall plan to control the metals and oils futures markets.   I'm not sure how much of this … Continue reading China’s Oil Trade Retaliation is Iran’s Gain

Another Sanctions Own Goal – Russia and India Ditch Dollar in Defense Deals

The World Cup isn't the only good thing happening in Russia today. Everyday new avenues of escape from dollar belligerence hit the headlines.  Today's is the announcement that Russia and India finally agreed to conduct military hardware business now under sanctions from the US Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) in bilateral currency swaps -- … Continue reading Another Sanctions Own Goal – Russia and India Ditch Dollar in Defense Deals

Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live – Germany’s Unrest and Trump’s Aluminum Gambit

Watching the slow-motion destruction of Angela Merkel's political career is something I've looked forward to for a long time.  It may finally be here, but her opponents have to move carefully and make all the right moves otherwise Merkel will slither out of her predicament stronger than ever. That said, President Trump's full-court press for … Continue reading Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live – Germany’s Unrest and Trump’s Aluminum Gambit

Crossing the 16% Chasm is AfD’s Goal in Merkel Fight

The big news of the week is that German Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing the toughest challenge to her long political career from within her own Union party coalition over immigration. My latest article at Strategic Culture talks about why this issue is so divisive and why it has a real chance to topple Merkel's … Continue reading Crossing the 16% Chasm is AfD’s Goal in Merkel Fight

Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live – Is the World Cup Geopolitical?

With the World Cup in full swing we take some time to discuss the politics surrounding it.  Major international sporting events are always opportunities for politicians to act like idiots, using them to further an agenda or subvert a rival. We also discuss where major markets are headed and one possible reason for this week's … Continue reading Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live – Is the World Cup Geopolitical?