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

Will Trump Pay the Price for What He Wants from Iran?

“We will pay the price, but we will not count the cost.” – Rush, “Bravado” Donald Trump is set to kill the JCPOA or Iran Nuclear Deal and spark a major reset of foreign relations.  Is this a mistake or the right course of action? That depends on your perspective.  It depends on whether you … Continue reading Will Trump Pay the Price for What He Wants from Iran?

Interview: Geopolitics and Empire Podcast — Is Trump Done?

I sat down this morning with Hrvoje Moric of the Geopolitics and Empire podcast for a 20 minute chat about recent events in Syria and the machinations of the Trump White House. https://youtu.be/xChvUnHlLKA or listen to it directly on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/geopoliticsandempire/tom-luongo-has-the-deep-state-defeated-trump-in-syria-079 Remember to subscribe to me on YouTube and turn on notifications to get alerts … Continue reading Interview: Geopolitics and Empire Podcast — Is Trump Done?

Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live – The ECB is Trapped, Silver/Bitcoin Rally and Orban is Winning

Things are heating up in a way that are finally becoming interesting.  ECB President Mario Draghi continues to admit he's trapped at negative interest rates and buying European sovereign debt in perpetuity. Will the market ever call his bluff? When it does watch Gold, Silver and the cryptocurrencies closely. Speaking of Silver it's had a … Continue reading Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live – The ECB is Trapped, Silver/Bitcoin Rally and Orban is Winning

The Neocons’ Real Plan for Syria Emerges from the Lack of Rubble

I told you over the weekend that Trump's presidency was over.  As a practical matter it is.  His yielding to his 'advisors' on every foreign policy issue makes it clear that he can't or won't stand up to the relentless pressure to do what his instincts tell him. This morning's article at the Deep State Washington … Continue reading The Neocons’ Real Plan for Syria Emerges from the Lack of Rubble