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

Will Trump Ever Learn to Not Play Chess Against Persians

In all of my discussions of geopolitics, whenever someone begins to bring up Iran as a bunch of savages, parroting the neocon talking point, I remind them that they are Persians. And the Persians invented chess. Lumping Iran in with the dregs of the Arab world – ISIS, al-Qaeda, etc. – is not only ignorant … Continue reading Will Trump Ever Learn to Not Play Chess Against Persians

Gold Goats n Guns Podcast Episode 8 -Trump’s Riot Act, Merkel’s Insanity and Rouhani’s Mandate

Show Notes: -- Trump's Speech to Arab Leaders was a game changer -- His trip to Israel can now build on the foundation for peace started by Putin --- The Saudis are facing economic extinction and needed to sue for peace. -- Angela Merkel is economically illiterate and will destroy the EU -- Iran's Presidential Vote gave Rouhani a major mandate and was a wake-up call for the Theocracy. -- Gold and Silver need to push higher soon. -- Oil is creating a bull trap, especially Brent. -- Student Debt is punitive and needs to be discharged to clear the market -- but the banks must pay into any Jubilee.