Thursday, May 31, 2018

Mattis and India, Dinesh D'Souza pardon

With a simple name change Jim Mattis offers a strategic olive branch to India. Renaming Pacific Command, Mattis is strengthening a strategic alliance.
Dinesh D’Souza is receiving a presidential pardon so that Trump can send a message to Mueller. Trump is also comforting himself over his own legal troubles.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Charlie Kirk on Trump and Roseanne, Ukraine's spy game silliness, CIA and SIS institutional improvement, Matthew Charles commutation, Belgium terrorism

Charlie Kirk is wrong to compare Bill Maher’s joke with Roseanne’s tweet. There’s a distinction between human-Orangutan breeding and Nazi-esque racist theories.
The problem with Ukraine’s Arkady Babchenko ploy is that it invites credibility questions towards the Ukrainian government and its foreign allies. Babchenko has been used in a poorly conceived intelligence operation. from yesterday...

What the CIA and Britain's SIS/MI6 can learn from each other. The two spy agencies have various individual strengths and weaknesses.
President Trump should commute Matthew Charles' sentence. The man has spent long enough in Federal prison. Let him rebuild his new life.
Why Belgium continues to face a major terrorist threat. It's about issues including assimilation, counter-terrorism efficacy and ISIS priorities.

Friday, May 25, 2018

MI6 hiring more women and minorities, Obama's MH17 debacle, GDPR regulation

Forget affirmative action, here’s why Britain’s MI6 spy service is hiring more women and minorities. It’s about stealing more and better secrets.
When it came to the allied response to Russia’s downing of MH-17, President Obama blew it. Hefailed to take action alongside Australia and the Netherlands.
Here’s what you need to know about Europe’s new data protection law: the GDPR. It has ramifications for big social media companies and the future of data collection.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Special Report

China vs. Australia, Khamenei blocks Rouhani, Singapore summit

Trump must crackdown on China’s crackdown on Australia. America’s close ally is feeling the heat from the communist giant. Trump should throw the fastball back at Beijing.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has just buried the prospect of a renegotiated Iran nuclear deal. His words suggest Rouhani will not be allowed to negotiate in good faith.
Despite Trump’s cancellation letter, the North Korean summit in Singapore is likely to go ahead. Kim Jong Un has a vested interest in at least sitting down with Trump.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Michael Cohen nukes Trump's witch hunt claim, Trump's MS-13 agenda is clever, Crenshaw's intellectual victory for conservatism, the UK confronts forced marriage

Michael Cohen just created new problems for Trump by discrediting his cry of a witch hunt targeting his interests. Paul Wood’s reporting is a problem for Trump.
How Trump is using MS-13 to mobilize his populist base into political and policy effect. The gang offers Trump a means of persuading Congress to act on his wall.
Dan Crenshaw’s victory shows that Republicans can win even when being smart and intellectually honest. The former SEAL is destined to serve well.
The UK wins an overdue victory against forced marriage. The prosecution and prison sentence are reflective of Britain’s realization that justice must be served.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Chinese imperialism, North Korea Singapore, Constitutional Crisis, TGI Friday's

To counter Chinese imperialism the US should ask to station long range missiles in Vietnam and the Philippines. Doing so would play China at its own game.
North Korea is playing games over delaying the Singapore summit. President Trump should not let them get away with it.
No, President Trump hasn’t sparked a constitutional crisis with his tweets and complaints about the Department of Justice. Here’s how the deputy attorney general is rightly balancing the law and institutional credibility.
TGI Friday’s faces immoral union idiocy. The restaurant chain is grappling with a union that would rather have the restaurant close down than stay open.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Pompeo on Iran, Maduro's money, John McDonnell's Venezuelan socialism, Rod Rosenstein

Mike Pompeo doesn’t seem to want a better nuclear deal with Iran. The secretary of state’s speech on Monday indicates an intent to overthrow the Iranian regime.

Time to cut off Nicolas Maduro’s money flows and thus save the Venezuelan people. Here’s how Trump can lead an international boycott to stop Maduro from selling his oil reserves.

A top British left-wing politician says that Venezuela is struggling because it isn’t sufficiently socialist. John McDonnell is totally devoid of logic on this issue.

Rod Rosenstein throws a spanner into the Democratic message machine. Here’s why it’s noteworthy that the deputy attorney general has ordered an inspector general investigation into the possible politicization of Trump-related investigations.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Russian prankers, Haspel's challenge, Kim's win, Israeli courage

I got played by Russian intelligence in a phone call I believed was with Ukraine’s foreign minister.

Confirmed as the CIA’s first female director, Gina Haspel faces two immediate challenges in the spy agency’s organization and operational resourcing.

Kim beat Trump in the first big test before the Singapore summit. The president failed to stand up to South Korea’s endorsement of appeasement.

On the BBC, one man just showed why Israel sustains under constant fire. It was a very courageous debate performance.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Kremlin's threats - my response, Prince Harry and Markle protection at royal wedding, Saudi driving, DOJ leakers and Trump

I respond to the Kremlin's threats over my Crimea article. With a very minor clarification, I vigorously support my defense of Ukraine's sovereignty.

How Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be protected at their wedding on Saturday. The British government isn’t taking any chances with royal security.

Although Saudi law will permit women to drive next month, many Saudis are unhappy about the modernization and they’re making it known over social media.

The DOJ leakers trying to hurt Trump are actually helping Trump. They should look to FBI director Christopher Wray for a better example.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Invite Sadr to White House, Maduro and electoral threats, Judiciary Committee, Donald Tusk's Shakespearean adventure

The U.S. should invite Muqtada al-Sadr to the White House in order to check Iranian efforts to steal Iraqi democracy

Maduro’s possible retention of power demands that Trump take action to protect U.S. citizens in Venezuela.

The Judiciary Committee releases give no smoking gun for Robert Mueller regarding any sort of illegal collusion.

EU President, Donald Tusk renders himself a Shakespearean fool in the form of his attack on Trump’s most recent decisions.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

DOJ and UK vs. Nunes, Muqtada al-Sadr's moment, North Korea's summit bluff, Devin Nunes trust issues, Putin's Ukraine bridge

Why the Department of Justice can’t give Devin Nunes what he wants without burning the British government. I explain the stakes and sources issue here.

Muqtada al-Sadr’s pick for Iraqi Prime Minister will have major consequences for Iraq and the U.S.

North Korea is bluffing about cancelling the Singapore summit. Here’s how we know and why Trump should respond with total disinterest.

Devin Nunes has lost credibility. The Justice Department should brief Speaker Paul Ryan instead. Ryan has the intelligence community's trust.

Putin just inaugurated a bridge from Ukraine to Russia. Here’s why Ukraine should drop some bombs on that bridge.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Netanyahu-Putin, Jerusalem embassy, Singapore summit, Media CIA, Hamas antics

Benjamin Netanyahu just met with Vladimir Putin in Moscow. Here’s what each leader wants from the other and why the two men respect each other

Iran or terrorists may target the U.S. embassy opening in Jerusalem on Tuesday. Here’s why the event and the city have so much significance to these U.S. enemies

Singapore is a great choice of location for the Trump-Kim summit. The city state has the infrastructure and relationship to support U.S. interests during the sit down

Covering the CIA and Gina Haspel, the media ignores much of the news that’s fit to print. We have to face up to the fact that media objectivity is a real issue here

Why Hamas wants thousands of Palestinians to die next week. The terrorist group is encouraging Palestinians to storm the Israeli border for three reasons