Wednesday, November 13, 2019

John Ratcliffe, Jeremy Corbyn, Bill Taylor

John Ratcliffe’s disingenuous defense of Trump via Zelensky’s words. The Ukrainian president had no choice but to defend Trump. It’s really that simple.
Jeremy Corbyn doubles down on his policy of comforting terrorists rather than killing them. The Labour Party leader is upset with Delta Force for not capturing al-Baghdadi.
Bill Taylor’s testimony was problematic for Trump but undercut by Barack Obama’s Ukraine record. This is a complex issue that people do not fully understand.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Senate impeachment, Israel attacks, Trump Erdogan

A secret Senate impeachment vote would be outrageous. The people deserve clarity as to where their elected officials stand.

Why Israel bombed a Palestinian terrorist, and what will happen next. Expect a short term exchange of fire followed by a return to relative peace.

A game plan for Trump's meeting with Erdogan on Wednesday. Here's what Trump should bring up, and in what order.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Russia murder, Hong Kong, Brexit Party

Did Russia kill the White Helmets founder, James de Mesurier? If he was murdered, the motive, means, and method all point towards Moscow.
What’s behind the escalation in Hong Kong? The Chinese authorities are gunning down the protesters and promising more to come.
Nigel Farage gives Boris Johnson a big Brexit gift. The decision will help the Conservatives build towards a majority in the upcoming December 12th election.

Friday, November 8, 2019

VIndman testimony, Pompeo Berlin, Putin oil, Bill Gates, Georgian government

Why Vindman’s testimony is undeserving of conservative scorn. The Army officer spoke clearly about why he reported President Trump’s Ukraine phone call as concerning.
Mike Pompeo echoes Reagan at the Berlin wall. The Secretary of State offered a much needed and eloquent rebuttal of China and Russia.
Oh look, Putin’s propagandists are upset over Trump’s Syrian oil plan. They want that oil for the Kremlin. Don’t let them have it.
Bill Gates’ criticism of Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax might be a problem for the 2020 hopeful. Gates has unique matching of character insulation and intellectual credibility.
Georgia’s government is indeed weak on Russia. Writing in defense of its policies, the government neglects to mention certain key facts.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Macron interview, Nuclear threats, Don junior, Labour stupidity

Emmanuel Macron’s ridiculous Economist interview. The French president showed an abundance of hypocrisy and self-delusion.
In Iran and North Korea, rising nuclear threats to the world. President Trump must urgently energize his diplomacy. The alternative is increasingly problematic.
Donald Trump Jnr. embarrasses himself on Gold Star families. Appearing on The View, Don Jnr. suggested Trump must counter-punch against American heroes.
Britain’s Labour Party has a truly disastrous day. Three separate parliamentary candidates running for election did three seperate and very stupid things.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Macron China, Iraq Military, Secret Service

Bowing to Beijing, France’s Macron betrays the liberal international order. The French president has also warmed up to Putin. Not exactly liberal internationalist!
Is Iraq’s military moving to protect its people from Iran? There are some hopeful signs in  a Wednesday announcement to ban live ammunition from protest forces.
How the Secret Service might have protected a US politician against a Hong Kong style knife attack. It’s about the agency’s particular attention to detail.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Mexico cartels, Boris Russia, Iraq protests, Will Hurd

Mexico’s president Lopez-Obrador must confront the cartels or see the US do it for him. Hugs not bullets is a failure now marked by innocent American blood.
Why Boris Johnson doesn’t want to release the Russian influence report. It will underline Putin’s money-access in the Conservative Party.
How can the US support Iraqi protesters? By doing and saying little. The nationalist flavor of this movement must remain insulated against Iranian lies.
Kevin McCarthy must keep Will Hurd on the House Intelligence Committee. Hurd is a former CIA officer and an inquisitor who values patriotism over partisanship.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Western imperialism, Hilton politics, Johnson conservatism

What western imperialism, Ilhan Omar? The Congresswoman does not seem to understand geopolitics very well.
Why Steve Hilton transformed from liberal British conservative to ardent Trumper. It’s about chasing the revolution of political style.
Boris Johnson needs to remember he’s a conservative. The prime minister seems to have forgotten small government idealism.

and.. a guest piece at The Independent
In Washington, the establishment is all in for Boris Johnson. Brexit aside, Jeremy Corbyn is seen as a risk too far.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Ukraine policy, Iran idiocy, China strategy

Trump’s Ukraine call betrays his Ukraine policy. The president had a great record on Ukraine until that phone call.
Iran overplays its hand in Iraq, again. The Iranians think they can dictate Iraqi politics to Iraqis. But Muqtada might have a surprise or two for them.
China’s ludicrous new Hong Kong strategy. It will reinforce the protests it aims to end.