The End of France as We Know It?

When an event grabs headlines like the protests in France have I temper my reactions to it.  I didn't give the Yellow Vest protests much thought at first wanting to see where they would lead. Protests like this and even bigger ones like Catalonian independence are invariably betrayed by the European political establishment.  They become … Continue reading The End of France as We Know It?

Trump Folds at G-20 on Everything

I knew there was something wrong with Donald Trump's presidency the day he bombed the airbase at Al-Shairat in Syria.  It was a turning point.  I knew it was a mistake the moment he did it and argued as such at the time. No act by him was more contentious. It cost me hundreds of … Continue reading Trump Folds at G-20 on Everything

The Ins and Outs of Israel’s Pipeline to Europe.

Israel announced a major pipeline project from the gas fields off its shore involving four countries, terminating in northern Italy.  The EastMed Pipeline could be one of the longest in history as well as one of the most technically difficult to pull off. The deal was announced on World Israel News a few days ago … Continue reading The Ins and Outs of Israel’s Pipeline to Europe.

Have We Reached Peak Soros?

George Soros is losing.  He still thinks he's winning.  But, in reality, he's losing. All around you, if you look closely enough, you will see the spectre of George Soros lurking behind the headlines.  The caravan, net neutrality, regulating Facebook, the de-platforming of independent media, color revolutions and election meddling, refugee creation and manipulation, the … Continue reading Have We Reached Peak Soros?

Jumping the Global Warming Shark

There's a moment near the end of Ayn Rand's mostly brilliant Atlas Shrugged where she details the unveiling of various government-funded boondoggles whose development we track as the story unfolds. All of them end in tragedy and mass death.  From trains asphyxiating their passengers to sonic weapons killing spectators, the hubris and ineptitude of the rentier class which … Continue reading Jumping the Global Warming Shark

Add This to Bill Browder’s Resume — Criminal Mastermind

Look who's back in the news this week.  None other than Mr. Anti-Putin himself, Bill Browder.  But Browder isn't happy at all as to why he's in the news this time. A number of things have happened in the past few days which pushed Mr. Browder's future into uncertainty.  The first occurred on September 30th … Continue reading Add This to Bill Browder’s Resume — Criminal Mastermind

Can We Escape Control of The Wire?

"He'll See Everything!  He'll See the Big Board!" — Dr. Strangelove What is The Wire?   Why is it so important? Who controls it? Answer those three questions and you can answer a number of problems plaguing our world today. The Wire is simply a metaphor for the transmission of information.  The Wire takes many forms.  And if … Continue reading Can We Escape Control of The Wire?

The Mid-Terms Were All About Trump

Finally the mid-terms are behind us.  There was no Blue Wave nor was there as I hoped, a Red Tide.  There was, in fact, a split decision that leaves the country in a slightly better but still deeply divided state. It will take a little time to fully digest what happened here but one thing … Continue reading The Mid-Terms Were All About Trump