Short of telling me that President Obama has decided to lob bombs at Syria to punish Assad for using chemical weapons on civilians because someone is pointing a gun at Obama’s head, I have to think he and his national security team are bonkers. Or…Washington’s war planners have selective memories about […]
Read More BEFORE THE BOMBS FALL ON SYRIA…
Before I get started on President Obama’s speech at the 50th anniversary event for the March on Washington, allow me to partially silence the Obama Choir Section by dealing with the two former Presidents who also spoke on that day. For starters, I suspect President James Earl Carter’s dreams are not […]
Read More OBAMA – DREAM PASTOR-IN-CHIEF
Remembering what I wrote regarding Russia’s terrorism concerns during the 2014 Winter Olympic games they will host in Sochi, this article I read in As-Safir [CLICK FOR ENGLISH TRANSLATION] about Russian President Putin’s meeting with Saudi intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan is probably the most mind-blowing piece of news I read […]
Read More POPCORN ALERT: SAUDIS ISSUE THREAT TO RUSSIA
I have the occasional habit of speaking in parables and metaphors without explicitly stating what I want you to know. I won’t do that for this post about the expanding Syria civil war. This war is about damn-near everything else except for the will of Syrian people. This war is about […]
Read More THE SYRIAN PEOPLE – LOVED BUT NOT HEARD FROM
While President Barack Obama thinks about helping the jihadists rebels beat Syria President Bashar al-Assad’s forces through military strikes, I keep thinking about this US military spending chart from the Washington post: How many conclusions did you reach? And besides this, what are the Russians really thinking? BTW, don’t worry […]
Read More IS WAR WITH SYRIA GOOD NEWS FOR SOME?
Here’s a crazy idea – let’s make an offer to New York City prisoners, save for the psycho killers, where we give them $167,000 each year under the condition that they stay out of trouble. Infractions can mean quadruple-life sentences or something. How many prisoners would jump at the offer and keep their word? I […]
Read More NYC’S EXPENSIVE PRISONER PRIORITIES
I talked about why the US will not completely cut off aid to Egypt’s junta despite its continued murder and imprisonment of political opponents, but what does the Egyptian military think about this? I’m not 100 percent sure, but there are some pieces of evidence that make me think we’ll soon find out and that […]
Read More EGYPT – SOMEBODY’S GETTING PLAYED
If you still kick-off any NSA or British GCHQ spy conversation by debating whether Edward Snowden is a traitor or whistle-blower, you’re missing the big picture. Ordinary citizens like you and me, who have no intention of blowing up buildings or harming others, are being rounded up by a cross-continental electronic dragnet where – if […]
Read More THIS IS BIGGER THAN SNOWDEN
While the new new Egyptian government revs up its murder machine and uses the Muslim Brotherhood and friends as fuel, President Obama has a profound bit of advice for Egypt’s ruling Junta: stop it. US Secretary of State John Kerry also shared his infinite wisdom on the killings: “It’s deplorable.” On this morning’s Face the […]
Read More WHAT ABOUT THIS US-ARAB LOVE AFFAIR NOW?
I’m about to drop a few quotes about the National Security Agency on you that may not be surprising, but what I tell you after that could raise a question or two. First, a quote from the Washington Post about an NSA spy program: Has the NSA turned from eavesdropping on the communists to eavesdropping […]
Read More NSA TIME WARP, OR CONTINUUM?