Monthly Archives: July 2019

“Elder Care” should have intervened to protect Mueller

"Much as I hate to say it, this morning’s hearing was a disaster. Far from breathing life into his damning report, the tired Robert Mueller sucked the life out of it. The effort to save democracy and the rule of … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | 35 Comments

The Robert Mueller’s Impending Nothingburger by Larry C Johnson

Imagine you are a horny 15 year old boy and you have been promised sex with an incredible Hollywood talent. Driven by surging hormones your anticipation and excitement are off the scale. You are taken to the place where the … Continue reading

Posted in Larry Johnson, Russiagate | 12 Comments

“Hong Kong: The Crisis Deepens” by Frank Ching

"The Hong Kong administration is facing a deepening governance crisis as mass protests continue over the extradition issue and violence escalates. While the bill allowing extradition to mainland China has been suspended, the government refuses to withdraw it and now, … Continue reading

Posted in China, Current Affairs | 20 Comments


Beginning in 2013 with President Xi Jinping's speech at Astana University in Kazakhstan, China has embarked on a multi-billion dollar investment program stretching across Eurasia, into Africa, and South America.  Xi Jinping's signature Belt and Road Initiative, referring to maritime … Continue reading

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Another “good” jihadi

"Anas Diab, a photographer for the White Helmets organization, was killed in a pinpoint airstrike by the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) on July 21. According to several pro-opposition sources, Diab was visiting his hometown, Khan Shaykhun, in southern Idlib … Continue reading

Posted in Syria | 14 Comments

Dinner – 21 July, 2019

In the interest of "sharing" on SST, I just want to tell you what I cooked tonight. It's too hot outside (100F) to cook at my outside kitchen. Soo, I had a 1.25 pound prime ribeye that had been hanging … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 26 Comments

Will Donald Trump Kill His Presidency Over Iran by Larry C Johnson

Donald Trump appears to be on the verge of doing what the “Never Trumpers” could not–destroy his Presidency and make re-election impossible. It all boils down to whether or not he decides to launch military strikes on Iran. The bottomline … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, Larry Johnson, Russiagate | 64 Comments

From Diana to LightSail 2 – TTG

The Sunjammer By Arthur C. Clarke | Illustrations by Robert McCall “T minus two minutes,” said the cabin radio. “Please confirm your readiness.” One by one, the other skippers answered. Merton recognized all the voices—some tense, some calm—for they were … Continue reading

Posted in Space, TTG | 26 Comments

“… Not the men we thought we were …”

Newt Gingrich once explained to me whilst sitting in my map room in the Pentagon how it was  that Japan decided to go to war against the United States in World War II. He recounted that the decision had much … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs, government, History, Iran, Middle East, Policy | 67 Comments

Open Thread 19 July 2019


Posted in Open Thread | 31 Comments