The Nordstream 2 pipeline represents the last stand of U.S. influence over the internal affairs of Europe. Once finished it will stand as a testament to the fundamental split between the European Union and the United States. Europe will see this as its first successful defense of its newly-declared independence. And the U.S. will have … Continue reading Time Runs Out on U.S. Opposition to Nordstream 2
Given the trajectory of President Trump's foreign policy since last year there was little hope of significant movement at this year's summit with North Korea. Since that first, historic meeting last year in Singapore, Trump's foreign policy team has become the exact opposite of what that meeting symbolized. Belligerent, threatening, cocky, obnoxious and ignorant only … Continue reading North Korea Talks Breakdown – Trump Keeps the Empire Happy
Over the weekend, fifteen minutes before U.S. equity futures markets opened, President Trump extended the trade talks between the U.S. and China. No one should be shocked by this. Because China isn’t the main problem. We are. Why? Keep reading. Trump has rapidly become the Appeaser-in-Chief. Everyone on the other side of the negotiating table … Continue reading Trump Folds on Trade War With China
If anyone still thinks that Donald Trump has some master plan to kill off his Deep State adversaries they should check themselves into therapy. I know withdrawal is hard, but admitting you have a problem is the first step to curing it. He doesn't have a plan. He may fight them but it won't be … Continue reading Trump Walks Back Syria Pullout As Noose Tightens
I've been hard on President Trump recently. He's deserved it. But, his decision to announce without any prearranged warning a complete pullout of all U.S. forces in Syria is something I can unreservedly applaud. Whether he actually goes through with it or not is another story. But even just his tweaking the D.C. establishment on … Continue reading Trump Pulls Fast One Pulling Out of Syria
I knew there was something wrong with Donald Trump's presidency the day he bombed the airbase at Al-Shairat in Syria. It was a turning point. I knew it was a mistake the moment he did it and argued as such at the time. No act by him was more contentious. It cost me hundreds of … Continue reading Trump Folds at G-20 on Everything
Finally the mid-terms are behind us. There was no Blue Wave nor was there as I hoped, a Red Tide. There was, in fact, a split decision that leaves the country in a slightly better but still deeply divided state. It will take a little time to fully digest what happened here but one thing … Continue reading The Mid-Terms Were All About Trump
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