Friday, August 30, 2019

RUSSIANS Georgia, US Afghanistan, Syria Idlib, Iran satellite

What are the Russians up to in South Ossetia? I
s it a looming incursion or an effort to intimidate the Georgians?

The US must put its security interests first in Afghanistan withdrawal decisions. To do otherwise is to risk great danger.

Wake up to Syria and Russia’s massacre in Idlib
The civilian casualties are highly significant.

Be glad Iran’s satellite launch failed. The Iranians are not interested in satellites.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Jim Mattis, Colombia FARC, Google China

What Jeffrey Goldberg gets wrong about Jim Mattis. He doesn’t recognize that Mattis cares about the long term over the short term partisan fires.

The US must help Colombia break FARC again. If the terrorists want to die for a disgusting cause, let’s speed them on their way.

Trump rightly forces Google to break away from China. The technology firm should be more patriotic.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Esper China, North Korea, Boris Johnson

For Mark Esper it’s China, China, China. The defense secretary has a robust focus on one nation.

Why North Korea’s new ballistic missile submarine is not a game changer. It is going to be loud, limited, and vulnerable.

Boris Johnson’s great Brexit gamble. The prime minister sees Parliament as an obstacle to effecting Brexit. So he’s sending them home.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Navy China, Rouhani Trump, RAF Arrows

Outgoing Navy chief explains how the US is challenging Chinese imperialism. It’s about robust, relentless forward presence.

Rouhani’s ridiculous rejection of Trump’s overture. What on Earth does Rouhani think he can do to reduce the economic crisis on his regime.

The British - air force display team - are coming! They intend to wow Americans with their acrobatic skills. But more than that is at stake here.

Monday, August 26, 2019

US China, Israel strikes, Trump Iran, British Airways

Be realistic about what a US-China trade deal would look like. It would almost certainly entail limited gains in US market access.
Why Israel bombed Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria this weekend. It’s all about countering Iranian forces.

Trump and Pompeo are clearly separated on Iran. They have very different expectations from the Islamic Republic.

British Airways breaks its brand. The airliner is failing on the customer service front.

Friday, August 23, 2019

China Trump, Missile complaints, hong kong, sharpe tv, capitalism china

Sensing vulnerability, China turns up the heat on Trump. China wants to get a good deal from the U.S. on its terms.

The amazing gall of China and Russia's military missile complaints. They lie about the tests.

Is Hong Kong affecting Taiwan elections? There's some good evidence to suggest so.

Want a TV suggestion? Try the great 1990s show, Sharpe.

Keep calm and trust in capitalism: Hong Kong shows how to win the new cold war.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Trump Denmark, California police, Moscow Ambassador

Trump's idiotic immoral attack on Denmark. The president let down a valuable ally

California's pointless new shooting law. The law doesn't really change anything.

Sullivan is a great choice for Moscow Ambassador. He has the skills and experience.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Salvini Putin, Biden Harris, Trump G8, Economy Trump, Rachmaninoff propaganda

The US must warn Matteo Salvini over his support for Putin. If Salvini becomes prime minister, the US must act to protect its interests.
What if Kamala Harris endorses Joe Biden? The two Democratic 2020 hopefuls have good reason to join together.
Trump is wrong about Russia and the G-8. He should stop deluding himself as to Putin’s nature.
Trump risks reelection crown jewel with economic silliness. Trump should shut up about the Federal Reserve and shut up about quantitative easing.
A surprise win for US in Russian propaganda debate. Rachmaninoff to the rescue!

Monday, August 19, 2019

Russia-Turkey, Iran tanker, James Foley, Elton John, Alligator adventures

Russia’s bloody message to Turkey in Syria. Bombing a Turkish army convoy, the Russians show Erdogan that they are ready to escalate.
The US must re-seize Iran’s illicit oil tanker. If the US allows the tanker to deliver its $100+ supply, American credibility will be diminished.
Remember James Foley, and the others. The American journalist died with courage and lives on in the work of his foundation.
Elton John tries and fails to defend Prince Harry on climate change. The rocketman singer’s attack on the press is fatuous.
Yes, crocodiles are more dangerous than alligators. But alligators can climb walls. And are very interesting.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Foreign aid, Jeremy Corbyn, Chicken knives

Trump administration hurts America by capping foreign aid. This aid is a key way in which we reduce instability and prevent illegal-immigration.
Jeremy Corbyn: parliamentary loser. The member of parliament is a not-so-popular guy in parliament.
In Britain, a sad irony of chicken and knives. The two, sadly, go together.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Hong Kong, China conspiracy, Patron Putinites, Philadelphia culture

What Trump gets wrong about Xi and Hong Kong. The Chinese leader has no reason to accept Trump’s kind suggestions.
China scores a conspiracy own goal in Hong Kong. The Global Times newspaper shows itself to be a tool of Chinese intelligence.
Putin, Patreon, and why the American far-left are defending China over Hongkongers. It’s about the intersection of money and propaganda.
Culture, not guns, is Philadelphia’s big gun violence problem. The statistics of black versus black violence are irrefutable.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The economy, alligators, Cooke Boot

Trump tweets and China tariffs: Why the markets are plummeting. Trump can restore confidence by ending his erratic behavior.
Americans are lucky we live with alligators, not crocodiles. The latter are significantly more dangerous.
Dear CNN, host a debate between Charles Cooke and Max Boot. It would be good.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Hong Kong, Airport situation, Top Gun, Barstool Sports

What if China’s military enters Hong Kong. The military would smash the protesters
Hong Kong airport situation almost certainly means a Chinese military incursion.
US Navy bows to China on Top Gun: Maverick. The problem is about patches.
Barstool sports president wages hilarious Twitter war with AOC. The president doesn’t like unions very much.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Warren guns, Brexit Brits, America abroad

Elizabeth Warren's gun control plan is very liberal and very authoritarian. It makes me want to buy a MAGA hat.

Bored Brits want Brexit now. Or never. That's about it.

America is liked for its culture but also its leadership in policies that matter. Nick Paton Walsh should consider that point.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Kamala nukes, China tariffs, China threats

Low-yield nuclear weapons, or why Kamala Harris is no threat to Vladimir Putin. Let me know when she gets serious about strategic deterrence.
Trump’s new trade tariffs carry both risks and rewards. The risks rest in new damage to the U.S. economy. The rewards rest in reeducating Xi to Trump’s resolve.
China’s ominous video threat to Hong Kong protesters. Beijing wants the protesters to know that the army may soon be on its way.