Monday, September 30, 2019

China 70, SNL, Impeachment, Syria, Giuliani

As China celebrates its 70th anniversary, the risk of a military intervention in Hong Kong has never been higher. The regime cannot easily stand the ongoing protests.

Sunday News Losers (SNL): This weekend’s performance on the Sunday shows was a testament to partisanship.

Craving impeachment, Democrats forget their name. The legal action is ultimately a political one. Democrats should be cautious against using it too casually.

Trump should warn Syria over its latest threats. Assad and Putin must know they cannot endanger AMerican forces without severe repercussions.

Congress is right to subpoena Giuliani on Ukraine. The former New York City mayor is front and center in the Ukraine saga.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Bashar Assad, Hong Kong, Brexit Britain

Don’t kill Bashar al-Assad. He is a deeply problematic dictator. But killing him would cause more harm than good.

China masters irony in newest Hong Kong rant. The Xi Jinping crew do not understand the nature of freedom.  

Brexit makes Britain crazy. The parliament is in an absurd position these days.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Kashmir, Ukraine, Iran, Assad

The Kashmir crisis could kill tens of millions. Here’s why it’s escalating and what might happen next.

France and Germany: the other bad guys in Trump’s Ukraine call. The two European powers are not doing enough to support Ukrainian sovereignty

Iran’s most absurd U.N. address. The Iranian president blames the world for the problems his regime has created.

Assad asks the U.S. to bomb him, Trump should oblige. Evidence of a new Syrian chemical weapons attack requires a new U.S. military response.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Ukraine transcript, Zelensky, Swamp, Joker

Ukraine transcript offers little vindication for Trump but no smoking gun for Democrats. The saga rumbles on.

President Zelensky had to support Trump in public. He had no choice.

Trump endorses Ukraine’s swamp creature prosecutor. The president deludes himself if he thinks the guy Biden got fired was professional.

Don’t sacrifice creative freedom at the gun control altar. Warner Bros. has the right and the responsibility to make its movies without regard to external pressure.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Ukraine scandals, UN, Boris Johnson

Why we’re unlikely to get a smoking gun on either of the Ukraine scandals. The evidence is likely not there.

Trump stands up for positive nationalism but forgets his UN audience. The president should use a little more tact.

Boris Johnson suffers another Brexit setback. It’s all looking bad for him right now.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Bidens, Modi, Corbyn

Both Democrats and Republicans are disingenuous on the Bidens and Ukraine. The established facts, as always, are a little more nuanced.

Don’t write 725 words on Modi and fail to mention China. The key to US-India relations is the mutual coalescence in challenging Chinese imperialism.

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party enters the socialist looking glass. What the hell are they doing.

Friday, September 20, 2019

China B21, Cuba oil, Australia dinner, German climate

China, Russia, China: why the U.S. is right to move from the B-1 to B-21. It’s about penetrating the enemy battlespace and killing him before he can kill us.

Cuba oil shortage: time to double down. It is materially in America’s interest to exert new pressure on Cuba’s oil industry. Venezuela’s suffering demands it.

Australia deserves this US state dinner. The ozzies are great allies and especially so under Scott Morrison’s premiership.

German climate protesters ought to look in the mirror. Their honest reflection will speak more ill of their position than of America’s.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Iran, Huawei, Lobbying, Netanyahu, Military, Saudis, NSA

 Ignore Javad Zarif’s comments about all out war - he is just trying to agitate for Iran’s interests
Huawei’s hilariously bad new phones. The phones lack the means of being smart.
Former Congressman John Sweeney sells his soul to Putin. There is no morality in working for a Russian bank that serves the Kremlin’s corruption.
Outmaneuvering Netanyahu, Benny Gantz heads towards the premiership. The Israeli prime minister has a problem.

Time for a private sector shakeup of top military ranks. The military needs new initiative and dynamic thinking.
If the Saudis aren’t going to respond, the least bad option is US sanctions.
Robert O’Brien looks like a safe bet for national security adviser. He has the chops to that effect.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

GM UAW, India trump, Warren endorsement

General Motors should tell UAW to take a hike. The union is asking for way too much, and offering way too little.

Modi, Trump, and a rally to make foreign policy great again. It’s good news that Trump will attend Modi’s summit in Houston.

Elizabeth Warren wins another endorsement and gifts Trump another attack line. The president is increasingly able to present Warren as a far-left candidate.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Iran vs Saudi Arabia x 3, Snowden Russia

4 reasons Iran attacked Saudi Arabia. This is a test of MBS and US resolve as much as anything else.

How we know Iran attacked Saudi Arabia. The evidence released is compelling.

The US should support a Saudi military response to Iran’s attack. MBS must show that he can deter Iranian aggression.

Edward Snowden discovers his self-made purgatory. The NSA leaker is upset that he’s living in Russia, not France. Too bad.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Macron pensions, Midway history, Joe Biden

Emmanuel Macron must not buckle on pension reform. The French president has a responsibility to uphold his nation’s fiscal sanity. If he can.

Midway: a history movie about glory. 
The critical components of a great movie appear present here.

What Joe Biden needs to do next time. The former Vice President needs to embrace three new tactics in the next Democratic presidential primary debate.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Beto MAEA, Soviet Sanders, Warren Afghanistan

Beto O’Rourke makes America evil again. The Democratic presidential aspirant takes a turn to the dark side.

Soviet Sanders. Bernie takes a turn towards Soviet medicine. The socialist candidate doesn’t seem to get reality.

Elizabeth Warren lies about Afghanistan. We may or may not need to be there, but there is no question about the service of Afghan interests.

Israeli spying, Putin Navalny, McCabe prosecution

Mike Pompeo should summon the Israeli ambassador over espionage. The Israelis cross the line by planting physical collectors outside the White House.

Why Putin is escalating against Alexey Navalny. The Russian leader is concerned about the activist’s reach and courage.

Andrew McCabe made himself vulnerable to prosecution. He gave a credible basis for A) an investigation B) for evidence pursuant to prosecution.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Russia CIA, John Bolton, Jack Keane, Rouhani Trump

Why Russia is a top CIA hard target. It’s about access and counter-intelligence.

John Bolton’s firing won’t close up Trump’s foreign policy holes.

Trump should ask Jack Keane to be his NSA. Not Douglas Macgregor.

Mike Pompeo strongly hints at Trump meeting with Iran’s Rouhani later this month. It’s what Pompeo said and why it matters that he said it.

Monday, September 9, 2019

CT cooperation, OANN MSNBC

Ambassador-designate pushes Russian counter-terrorism cooperation. John Sullivan met with Russian counterparts in Vienna on Monday.

OANN’s lawsuit against MSNBC and Rachel Maddow is doomed. The facts and the law stand in MSNBC’s favor.