All of the little announcements coming from around the world, especially from Syria, leads me to the overwhelming conclusion that President Trump has finally won some major battles within his White House to begin reshaping U.S. foreign policy. This will take on even greater significance over the next ten days as the NATO Summit and … Continue reading Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live – Trump and Putin Building the Grand Bargain in the Middle East?
If you've followed my work for the past year you know that my default position has been there is a potential Grand Bargain for Peace in the Middle East. From the moment President Trump first berated the Arabs in Riyidh last year on his first foreign trip for supporting terrorism, I've felt that the final outcome … Continue reading Grand Bargain Taking Shape? U.S. to Pull Out of al-Tanf
The whole messianic idea of the mysterious 4chan poster Qanon is not only daft it's counter-productive. Anyone can write cryptic messages to point you to future events if they spend enough time in their own 'writer's room.' It's not tough. What's distressing is how this mass psy-op has become a tool to set people who … Continue reading Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live – Why Qanon is the Perfect Psy-Op
Angela Merkel caved to Horst Seehofer, who went for her jugular earlier this week. But, the real question is for how long will this 'deal' she's accepted hold together? We don't know the details of it, but if Seehofer got his way on rejecting migrants at the German Austria border after registering in another country, … Continue reading Merkel Survives Seehofer, Next up Trump
This World Cup in Russia has been nothing short of a massive success so far for the host country. I've watched a number of matches and being a former sports blogger watching Russia's win over Spain recalled those days of running my Sabre Rattling blog (now lost to the cruelty of time) and my childhood … Continue reading Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live – Russia Hits Nothing But Net at the World Cup and Why Merkel’s Days are Numbered
I have a new Private Blog post up for my subscribers on Patreon discussing the ramifications of today’s big news out of Germany and how Horst Seehofer's resignation is affecting Gold and the Euro, along with Q2 closing price commentary. If you’d like to subscribe to the Private blog head over to my Patreon to sign up for it … Continue reading Private Blog – Euro & Gold Update as Merkel’s Fate Looms
Populism is popular. Andrés Manuel López Obrador won yesterday's election in Mexico with enough of the vote to have a clear legislative majority in the lower house. Most of the commentary on this is fatuous. The right wants to harp on Obrador's past statements about the corruption in Mexico is so bad that Mexicans should seek … Continue reading Obrador’s Win in Mexico is an Opportunity for Trump To End Drug War
When watching the day-to-day ups and downs of politics it's important to keep all time frames in mind. Today the world is obsessed with Trump's regime change in Iran policy. But, will it matter in the end? No. The reason for this is that while in the short run the U.S. may get what it … Continue reading Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live -India, Turkey Iran and How the U.S. is Losing its Grip