Trump is Done, Mattis Won, Thank the Gods

Last night’s attack on Damascus was chilling.  No question.  It dredged up the worst possible scenarios from our sub-conscious and for a few hours made them real.  Now that the dust has settled, and we see what’s occurred (and what hasn’t) it’s time to draw some conclusions. First thing’s first.  I reiterate what I said … Continue reading Trump is Done, Mattis Won, Thank the Gods

Breaching the Public Trust – Facebook is the Beginning

Last night I was chatting with a friend while waiting for my daughter. She told me her phone now informs her when her bills are due.  Now, that may not seem like a big deal, but it is when you realize that she never told her phone to do that. Her phone is scanning her … Continue reading Breaching the Public Trust – Facebook is the Beginning

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 FISA Memo, Obama and the Election that Almost Wasn’t

“Round up the usual suspects,” will be as far as the Democrats will be willing to go in the wake of the FISA memo’s release. There is nothing in that memo that anyone following Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation doesn’t already know. All the memo does is corroborate the bread crumbs left behind by a … Continue reading The FISA Memo, Obama and the Election that Almost Wasn’t

The FISA Memo is Just the Beginning of Fighting the Swamp

The FISA memo was released by the White House today.  Completely unredacted.  The fight to keep this memo out of the public eye has been intense.  And since it’s existence was made known it has clarified our domestic politics in a way that few objects ever have. With Russia-gate failing, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation … Continue reading The FISA Memo is Just the Beginning of Fighting the Swamp

The FISA Memo is All the Ammunition Trump Needs to Take on the CIA

FISA is an abomination. Let’s get that out of the way. And since I don’t believe there are any coincidences in U.S. or geo-politics, the releasing of the explosive four-page FISA memo after Congress reauthorized FISA is suspicious. Former NSA analyst (traitor? hero?) turned security state gadfly Edward Snowden came out in favor of President Trump vetoing … Continue reading The FISA Memo is All the Ammunition Trump Needs to Take on the CIA

South Korea Meets the Reality of Decentralization — Can’t Stop the (ex)Change that’s Coming

Zerohedge just posted the most important headline in the crypto-space this morning.  There comes a point where all the power in the world along one vector is useless along another.  While Koreans may be trading on these cryptocurrency exchange how are regulators in Korea going to stop them from trading on exchanges in the U.S. … Continue reading South Korea Meets the Reality of Decentralization — Can’t Stop the (ex)Change that’s Coming

Did Russia Just Build Putin the Batmobile?

Take a look at the picture above.  On the left is Russian President Vladimir Putin's new ride. On the right is the Batmobile from the classic Batman: The Animated Series of the early 1990's. Tell me one didn't inspire the other. The big thing about this new car for Putin is that it is completely … Continue reading Did Russia Just Build Putin the Batmobile?