Is the Gaza Ceasefire the End for Netanyahu?

"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard." H. L. Mencken The resignation of Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman over the terms of the ceasefire with Palestinians in Gaza has thrown Israeli politics into real turmoil.   Depending on whose analysis of this situation you … Continue reading Is the Gaza Ceasefire the End for Netanyahu?

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

Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live – Turkey Flips to BRICS while Assad Just Flips off Bibi

There is nothing more frustrating in American politics than discussing Israel.  Nothing.  It is difficult to maintain a balanced view of the situation when many people are ready to lynch you for putting a word wrong in relation to 'our greatest ally.' And like many of the real issues underlying the Culture War between the … Continue reading Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live – Turkey Flips to BRICS while Assad Just Flips off Bibi

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

Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live — Did Trump Just Set Off the Global Debt Crisis?

Today I go into further detail on why i think Donald Trump's decision to leave the Iran Nuclear Deal (JCPOA) is the likely spark that finally ignites the global sovereign debt crisis. Across markets we are seeing technical breakouts or breakdowns as the U.S. dollar climbs off its near-term bottom and begins making a sharp … Continue reading Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live — Did Trump Just Set Off the Global Debt Crisis?

Will Trump Torch the Global Economy on the Bonfire of his Vanity?

At least it is confirmed for us.  Donald Trump wants regime change in Iran.  His cancellation of the JCPOA was a decision born of his myopia.  He has surrounded himself with people who reinforce his view and manipulate him via his vanity. And the price of implementing his current plan will be a global debt … Continue reading Will Trump Torch the Global Economy on the Bonfire of his Vanity?

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?