Putin/Assad Meeting Cements the End of U.S. Dominance in the Middle East

I’m not a terribly religious man.  But, I’d like to believe there is a special corner in Hell reserved for those that fomented the Syrian Civil War. From its beginnings in Libya with gun-funneling through the U.S. embassy in Benghazi to yesterday’s meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, this entire … Continue reading Putin/Assad Meeting Cements the End of U.S. Dominance in the Middle East

Halsey Live – The Saudis, The Israelis, The Democrats, Oh MY!

https://youtu.be/7Hm4tFsPrSY Halsey and I go at it for an hour mostly free from invective (yes, there is the occasional naughty word spoken by yours truly... I know,SHOCKING!)  discussing a whole host of topics: Catalonia and how the EU is owned by Soros Saudi desperation and the long-term plan for stabilizing the Middle East Trump's successes … Continue reading Halsey Live – The Saudis, The Israelis, The Democrats, Oh MY!

War on Lebanon or Saudi Oil Price Pump?

It seems every day brings us closer to world war.  The turmoil in Saudi Arabia is now morphing into outward aggression towards Lebanon and Iran. The Arab League is meeting to discuss Iran.  The Saudis are putting their air force on alert.  The propaganda war is in full-swing.  And Israel is increasing its bellicosity against … Continue reading War on Lebanon or Saudi Oil Price Pump?

The End of “The End of History” – U.S. Mid-East Policy’s Fork in the Road

In 1989 Francis Fukayama declared that we had reached “The End of History.”  Democracy as a form of government would, in fact, be the end of the evolution of human interaction.  The West had triumphed and that the rest was ‘just a chase scene,’ to borrow a phrase from Neal Stephenson’s brilliant dystopian novel “Snow … Continue reading The End of “The End of History” – U.S. Mid-East Policy’s Fork in the Road

Saudi Arabia’s Coup is the Geopolitical Feather in Trump and Putin’s Cap

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s reign in Saudi Arabia has begun.  What started as a proverbial ‘Night of the Long Knives’ has become more like a week.  And it will likely stretch on far longer than that. His moves have been about much more than just consolidating the power handed to him by his Father … Continue reading Saudi Arabia’s Coup is the Geopolitical Feather in Trump and Putin’s Cap

Saudi Purge: Desperation, Salvation or Both?

The dramatic events of the past two days in Saudi Arabia imply a whole new era in geopolitics.  The problem is trying to figure out what that new era will look like. From the moment oil prices began falling in July of 2014, I knew something like this was possible. Currency, Currency, Currency The Saudi … Continue reading Saudi Purge: Desperation, Salvation or Both?

Private Blog: Thoughts on Oil and Saudi Arabia

I've got a new private blog post up which discusses the current state of affairs in oil, the political imperatives surrounding its continued rise and why it's important for the Gold Goats 'n Guns portfolio. You can subscribe to the Private Blog for just $4/month and to the Gold Goats 'n Guns Investment Newsletter for … Continue reading Private Blog: Thoughts on Oil and Saudi Arabia

Qatar Comes Clean on Syria — Hillary’s Worst Birthday Ever

  On Zerohedge now... Qatar's former Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al-Thani gave an interview wednesday that confirmed what any marginally-aware person following the events in Syria these past six years knew... ...that Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey and the United States conspired to overthrow the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad and armed terrorist … Continue reading Qatar Comes Clean on Syria — Hillary’s Worst Birthday Ever