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 – Trump Ditches JCPOA, What’s Next?

The short answer for me about the Iran Nuclear Deal is that I don't have an opinion on it as being either good or bad.  It's why I spoke so little about it.  To me the whole thing seemed like a big show between two sides not willing to give up anything of value to … Continue reading Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live – Trump Ditches JCPOA, What’s Next?

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?

Iran and India: Belt and Road by Another Name

Don’t tell the Iran hawks in D.C., isolating Iran won’t work.  Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi this week and the two signed a multitude of agreements. The most important of which is India’s leasing of part of the Iranian port of Chabahar on the Gulf of Oman.  This deal … Continue reading Iran and India: Belt and Road by Another Name

Iraq Declares Independence from U.S. Deep State

Earlier in the week Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged the government of Iraq to expel all Iranian military forces from the country now that the Islamic State (ISIS) has been dealt with. Given that it was Iranian militia and Revolutionary Guard units and officers that helped in the victory over ISIS, the demand from … Continue reading Iraq Declares Independence from U.S. Deep State