Lil’ Miss AIPAC Nikki Haley Ends Her Reign of Terror at the U.N.

The world is not shedding any tears now that Lil 'Miss AIPAC, Nikki Haley, has finished her time puffing up her political resume at the U.N.  To describe her performance as U.N. Ambassador over the last two years as strident and obnoxious would be a kindness. Haley, simply put, was out of her depth as … Continue reading Lil’ Miss AIPAC Nikki Haley Ends Her Reign of Terror at the U.N.

Kavanaugh v. Feinstein — Flawless Victory

Yesterday's dramatic cloture vote to push SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh to a final confirmation vote is one of those political moments of pure victory.  It was messy and it was tense, but the ultimate outcome was better than I could have ever originally expected. Because it's pretty clear to me that we're looking at the … Continue reading Kavanaugh v. Feinstein — Flawless Victory

Decoding Putin’s Response to Attack in Syria

The fog of war and geopolitics makes initial responses to the attack on Russian and Syrian forces recently difficult to assess. Russian President Vladimir Putin's response seemed timid and was at odds with statements from his Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and more recent statements from Russia's Foreign Ministry. Putin backed off on explicitly blaming Israel … Continue reading Decoding Putin’s Response to Attack in Syria

Bill Browder Strikes Back in Europe

"I am altering the deal. Pray I don't alter it any further." — The Empire Strikes Back Since Vladimir Putin brought up Bill Browder’s name in Helsinki events have escalated to a fever pitch.  Russia is under extreme attack the U.S./European financial and political establishment. And part of that push is coming from Browder himself.  … Continue reading Bill Browder Strikes Back in Europe

Stakes Rise in Browder-Gate – EU Threatens Cyprus with Article 7

It's been quite a week for Article 7 of the Lisbon Treaty.  First Hungary and now Cyprus.  And all because of some guy named Bill Browder? Despite numerous warnings and obstacles, Cyprus continues to assist Russia in investigating the finances of Bill Browder.  This has resulted in letters of warning to Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades … Continue reading Stakes Rise in Browder-Gate – EU Threatens Cyprus with Article 7

The Fate of Syria Lies in Trump’s Hands

  Everything is pointing to a real confrontation between the U.S. and Russia over the retaking of Idlib in Syria.  And when everything is pointing one direction, I always like to look at the other way to see what might really be going on. My latest article at Strategic Culture Foundation lays out the argument … Continue reading The Fate of Syria Lies in Trump’s Hands

Podcast Interview: Alex Krainer and the Grand Deception of Bill Browder

Having just launched the official Gold Goats 'n Guns Podcast last week I'm delighted to bring you my first interview where I'm on the other side of the microphone, as it were. Alex Krainer is a commodities trader and the Author of Grand Deception: The Truth About Bill Browder, the Magnitsky Act, and Anti-Russian Sanctions … Continue reading Podcast Interview: Alex Krainer and the Grand Deception of Bill Browder

The Real Contagion Threat is Political

The real danger to the current institutional order was just demonstrated in Sweden. While I've talked at length about the potential financial contagion stemming from the implosion of multiple emerging market currencies it is the growing political crisis in Europe that will shape our future. Sweden is The Land where Socialism Works, or so I … Continue reading The Real Contagion Threat is Political