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

Is Trump Pushing Germany and Russia Together?

Vladimir Putin's charm tour of Germany and Austria last weekend is a significant sign of change to come. To the U.S. and European press Putin is only a step or two away from Hitler reincarnated (thanks chiefly to Bill Browder).  It serves the purpose of maintaining the post WWII institutional order. But, Putin is always … Continue reading Is Trump Pushing Germany and Russia Together?

No Peace in Strengthening Iran Sanctions

President Trump is out of options.  So are his main vectors of information, the Israeli Firsters in his cabinet and family.  Israel, the U.S. and Saudi Arabia have lost the Syrian War and the ramifications of that are immense. Because by losing this war the U.S. has been revealed as a paper tiger incapable of … Continue reading No Peace in Strengthening Iran Sanctions

Mr. Trump Tear Down This Alliance

NATO is obsolete.  Donald Trump made this argument back on the campaign trail.  Yesterday, in his typically hyperbolic manner, he dressed down the organization for its hypocrisy over its mandate, which is to counter any aggression from Russia. But, the potential threat of a Russian invasion of Europe is nil.  And, literally, everyone involved in … Continue reading Mr. Trump Tear Down This Alliance

Interview: Fault Lines – Gazprom and the Hybrid War on Europe

I spent a few minutes chatting with Lee Stranahan (@stranahan) and Garland Nixon (@garlandnixon) on their radio show, Fault Lines on Sputnik Radio this morning. We went over the importance of Gazprom and its centrality to so many geopolitical hotspots around the world today.  Gazprom is a company with the highest political risk of any stock … Continue reading Interview: Fault Lines – Gazprom and the Hybrid War on Europe

Nordstream 2 Reveals the Extent of U.S. Weakness

The latest twist of the Nordstream 2 Saga is the U.S. is now threatening to sanction the European companies acting as Gazprom's financier's for the pipeline.  This threat has been there since President Trump signed sanctions bill spearheaded by a dying John McCain last summer. But, don't let appearances fool you.  Trump wasn't reluctant about … Continue reading Nordstream 2 Reveals the Extent of U.S. Weakness

Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live – Italy’s New Coalition and Merkel’s Way out of the Middle

Riffing off of my blog post from earlier today, I go over why Italy's new coalition agreement gives German Chancellor Angela Merkel the opportunity to break with the U.S. on Foreign Policy while saving face with her ever--growing domestic opposition. Also, why the Trump administration is moving down a very dangerous path with its over-the-top … Continue reading Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live – Italy’s New Coalition and Merkel’s Way out of the Middle

Trump Should be Thanking Iran Not Israel

Donald Trump has betrayed his base completely.  Yesterday's shameful countenance of the massacre of lightly-armed Arabs was the breaking point.  Viewed dispassionately, yesterday's confrontation was between those of the jailer and the jailed. The result was predictable and horrific. But, putting that aside for a moment, let's look at the current situation.  Trump's reasons for … Continue reading Trump Should be Thanking Iran Not Israel