Monthly Archives: July 2018

Let Mikey do it? Maybe not.

 "Pompeo then listed some preconditions for the meeting to take place.  “If the Iranians demonstrate a commitment to make fundamental changes in how they treat their own people, reduce their malign behavior, can agree that it's worthwhile to enter into … Continue reading

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MH 370 – An alien abduction maybe? – Re-published 30 July 2018

"Malaysian authorities defended their handling of the hunt for the missing Boeing 777 on Wednesday even as they acknowledged they were unsure which direction the plane was headed when it disappeared, highlighting the massive task facing an international search mission … Continue reading

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Syria Notes – 29 July 2018

IMO the clean up of Quneitra Province is essentially complete.  What is next? 1.  Israel seems content with the SAA's re-occupation of the Golan frontier.  The SAA is operating in the UNDOF DMZ but that does not seem to bother … Continue reading

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Erdogan wants to trade the US a Christian missionary for Gulen?

   "It would be an extraordinary step to impose sanctions on a NATO ally, and the Turkish government responded defiantly. “Noone dictates Turkey,” Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkey’s foreign minister, wrote in a tweet. “We will never tolerate threats from anybody. Rule … Continue reading

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President Trump cut a trade deal with the European Union this week, which gives the President greater leverage to press ahead for a similar deal with China.  That may be a much harder proposition, even though the EU deal will … Continue reading

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The Economic Zoo 2024 By Walrus.

  Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the American Economic Zoo. This season we mark the retirement of our great leader and founder, President Trump whose tariff protection initiatives starting in 2018 made all our new exhibits possible. So let me … Continue reading

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Taking a New Look at the Unverified Steele Dossier by Publius Tacitus

The  revelations following the release last Saturday of the FISA application, requires an update to a piece I wrote last December on the so-called Steele Dossier. I am going to focus on those reports that were generated by Christopher Steele … Continue reading

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Syria Notes – 25 July 2018

The SDF/SNC political arm is opening offices with government consent in several Syrian cities, among them Damascus itself.  The goal in this is to negotiate political reconciliation with the government.  If that happens then just about all of Syria east … Continue reading

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Open Thread 24 July 2018

I should start drinking again.  pl

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Senator Rand Paul will ask the president to revoke John Brennan’s security clearance

By Robert Willmann Demonstrating that he continues to learn about the application of governmental politics, Senator Rand Paul said that he plans to meet with president Trump today, 23 July 2018, and request that John O. Brennan's security clearance be … Continue reading

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