Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Navy and UFOs

Confirmed: Navy's previously unreported 2019 Triangle UFO incident. It occurred in late 2019 off the U.S. east coast.



Tuesday, December 1, 2020

China-Australia

 Trump should wake up to China's despicable attack on Australia. Zhao Lijian's latest absurdity demands American riposte.



Triangle UFOs

Excerpts from two separate newspaper reports, both from mid-November 1957, recording witnesses who claimed that they saw Triangle form UFOs in California and Pennsylvania airspace. The reports were kindly shared with me by David Marler, who has conducted extensive research into Triangle form UFOs. One exceptionally well informed source tells me that the tip lights are assessed to be components of the vehicle's propulsion system/s.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Iran nuclear escalation, John Kerry and China, Iran assassination retaliation

Iran threatens nuclear escalation over Israel assassination. Tehran wants to leverage the embarrassment it has suffered in extortion of the international community.

John Kerry must confront China's carbon pledge lies. What Xi Jinping says and does on carbon emissions are two very different things.

How will Iran retaliate over Israel's assassination of its top nuclear scientist? The most at risk targets are likely to be Israeli diplomats and scientists in Europe and South America.



Friday, November 27, 2020

Mossad vs. Iran

5 takeaways from Iran's assassination of Iran's top nuclear weapons scientist. There are a range of important takeaways to assess here.



Wednesday, November 25, 2020

China 'elites' strategy, Biden and North Korea, UAE-Saudis and China-Russia

How China aims to use 'elites' to earn Biden's appeasement strategy. Beijing believes that its appeal to influential business interests will help cajole Biden into acquiescent

Biden should offer North Korea a deal with finality, not what Kim wants. The key is to balance exigent U.S. security needs to Kim's survival mentality.

Will Biden see the UAE and Saudis turn to Russia and China? I think so. Any rush-return to the Iran nuclear accord will reinforce Sino-Russian messages that they can best provide for regional security.


 

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Navy transit

The many messages in Navy's transit off Russia's coast. The John S. McCain was deployed to uphold maritime law, and retaliate over Russian harassment of U.S. fishing vessels.



Monday, November 23, 2020

Blinken Sec State, Jake Sullivan, Andrew Yang for NSA?

Antony Blinken: the Obama continuity Secretary of State. Blinken is a natural successor to Obama era foreign policies. For good or ill.

Jake Sullivan will be a welcome national security pick in Beijing, Moscow, and Tehran. The top aide to Hillary Clinton's foreign policy apparatus in 2016, Sullivan is smart but also conciliatory

Andrew Yang for NSA Director. The tech entrepreneur could inject some creative thinking in an agency that retains too much of a predictable structure.



Friday, November 20, 2020

Submarine drones, Idlib city, EU military

The Navy's submarine-launched drone revolution. Finally, the Navy is focused on bolstering its submarine warfare potential.

Why Putin and Assad are preparing to attack Idlib city before Biden takes office. They need to preempt sanctions and have fewer reasons to hold back.

EU publishes somewhat honest report on its military readiness. Or absence thereof. The lesson: this bloc is still extraordinarily reliant on the U.S. Military for its protection.




Thursday, November 19, 2020

UK defense, NATO Belarus

Britain doubles down on U.S. alliance with big, multi-year defense spending boost. The new funds will primarily go towards AI, cyber, and the Navy.

NATO should warn Belarus and Russia on any Poland provocation operation. The KGB terrorism list has found two new names.




Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Israel-Iran, Russian satire, Macron's math

Why Israel won't bomb Iran's nuclear program before Trump leaves office. The issue is one of capability and political cover. Both of which require American support.

Russian intelligence dances two waltzes with Soviet-era satire. The SVR and FSB's latest adventures through the looking glass are telling examples of how Putin's security apparatus operates.

The missing $60 billion in Emmanuel Macron's defense budget. The French president either does not understand math or is being deceptive about Europe's military capabilities.



Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Iraq and Afghanistan withdrawals, Franco-German messaging, Putin 2036, last week

Trump's self-destructive Afghanistan and Iraq withdrawals. There is no obvious strategic rationale for this decision. But quite obvious risk.

French and German defense ministers give Biden their wish list. The two officials do not appear to have learned much about U.S. concerns over an unbalanced transatlantic relationship.

Sixteen more years. What's behind Putin's legislative drive to retain power until 2036.

from last week...

Michele Flournoy for defense secretary. Flournoy is a smart thinker with DoD experience.

Biden should immediately sanction these two Putin cronies. They are undermining American interests.

Pompeo should bring a tough message to Tbilisi. The Secretary of State must affirm America's commitment to the democratic rule of law.



Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Hong Kong, Iran nuclear

In Hong Kong, a mirror to Xi's mind. The world is seeing the true nature of the CPC.

Joe Biden faces Iran's nuclear fastball. The incoming president will confront a regime that is rapidly developing its ballistic missile capability and its enriched uranium stockpile.



Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Boris-Biden, Israel Saudis, Pompeo comments

Boris Johnson's Biden call is very telling. The Prime Minister shows that Britain A) believes Biden is near-certain to take office. B) needs to urgently secure Biden's favor.

Why Joe Biden must listen to Israel and Saudi Arabia. The risks, of not doing so, for nuclear proliferation and regional political stability are significant.

Mike Pompeo launches 2024 presidential bid with comments on election. The Secretary of State should not have played to Trump's fraud allegation.




Monday, November 9, 2020

China Biden, Mark Esper, NATO Biden

How China will try to play Joe Biden. The President-Elect faces a regime that will seek to buy political space for its global strategy

Trump's firing of Mark Esper is petulant and pointless. The defense secretary has done a good job.

Biden can't strengthen NATO without publicly challenging Germany. Berlin continues to freeload off the alliance.



Friday, November 6, 2020

China, HK

 Any China-Russia alliance faces three major problems. Namely, mistrust, strategic interests, and India.

In Hong Kong, China asks neighbors to spy on each other. The police tip line is a Gestapo style endeavor.



Thursday, November 5, 2020

Prince Xi, D-Day

Meet Xi Jinping, the dark god-prince of Communist China. Xi's leadership is built on a pack of lies, especially when it comes to his offerings to the world.

US must defeat China's "D-Day" trade attack on Australia. Beijing claims, which is a lie, that it is only acting in accordance with customs rules and public health requirements.





Xi

 The header photo from Xinhua -- God Xi.



Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Elections via Russia, Allies, China, Taiwan drones, Germany's naval deployment

Why Russia will relish in - and take advantage from - the U.S. election chaos. Putin will sense an opportunity to fray American democratic credibility and act against U.S. interests abroad.

How American allies are reacting to our election confusion. They want certainty as to who has won, or will be coronated the winner.

China's reaction to the U.S. election. Beijing is nervous that Biden might lose, and will be downhearted that the GOP appears to have secured the Senate.

U.S. sells Taiwan a drone curve ball against China. The $600 million deal will help the island democracy deter and defeat any Chinese invasion.

From Tuesday...

Germany's critical naval deployment to the Indian Ocean. The comments by Germany's defense minister that her nation will deploy a warship alongside the Australian navy, are to be welcomed.



Monday, November 2, 2020

Russia v. Turkey, France freedoms, Hitler's leadership

Why Russia is threatening Turkey and Azerbaijan. Putin’s government is frustrated by Erdogan’s consistent escalation.

France can defend free speech and free worship. The government should reconsider its veil ban as it rightly defends Charlie Hebdo.

Bandy Lee’s silly Hitler tweet. The psychiatrist does not appear to have read very much about the Nazi leader.



Friday, October 30, 2020

China IP, America France, Turkey's president, Russia IC

China to double down on intellectual property theft. The Chinese Communist Party has decided to steal more U.S. IP. Although they say it's a domestic effort.

Americans should say, Nous Sommes tous Francais. The attacks in Paris and Nice, and Erdogan's Muslim boycott demand American riposte.

Turkey's political suicide bomber president. Erdogan is the most self-destructive president in the world.

Why Russia is banning intelligence officers from holding foreign residences. It's about preventing western intelligence recruitment and maintaining loyalty to the center.



Sunday, October 25, 2020

Erdogan, Geithner

Erdogan triples down on imperial fanaticism. The Turkish leader's comments on France, Greece, and the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict show he's no western partner.

Obama's Treasury Secretary pays homage to Communist China. Tim Geithner should not be selling himself as a Beijing propaganda tool.



Friday, October 23, 2020

S-400

 Sanction Erdogan for being Putin's S-400 useful idiot. The Turkish president is endangering NATO aircrews with his testing of the S-400 system.



Thursday, October 22, 2020

Xi, Debate, Russia

 From this week - 

Xi will use major speech to remind China of the Korean War and inspire them to defeat America in a new war. Full of carefully selected pageantry, the speech is worth paying attention to.

The debate should be foreign policy only. There is much to discuss.

Why Russia is almost certainly behind the brain attacks. The method, means, intent, and scale all point to Russia.



Monday, October 19, 2020

France, Sweden, China

 France embarks on long overdue effort to end Islamic separatism. The beheading of a teacher last Friday has escalated the need for a national restoration of inclusive Frenchness

Russia reaps the whirlwind with Sweden’s massive defense boost. Putin’s efforts to intimidate the Scandinavian nation have backfired significantly.

China’s counter terrorism advice to France: throw all your Muslim citizens into concentration camp gulags. The Chinese authorities are proud of their Nazi style strategy.



Friday, October 16, 2020

NATO, Navalny

 Decoding Russia’s nuclear war threats to Germany and NATO. There is more at contention here than Russian efforts to undermine the military alliance.

It is in Trump’s own interest to raise Navalny’s plight with Putin. The president should recognize that chemical weapons conventions are serious.



Thursday, October 15, 2020

MI5, Putin's nukes

 Decoding China’s overreaction to British spy chief’s comments. The new head of MI5 says that China poses an increasing threat. China says that this is outrageous.

How Vladimir Putin is playing Trump on nuclear arms talks. The Russian president senses that Trump is playing a weak hand.


Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Shenzhen

Pursuing Shenzhen innovation revolution, China will double down on intellectual property theft. It's the only feasible way that Xi can achieve his strategic objectives.



Tuesday, October 13, 2020

China Australia, Putin LNG, Belarus showdown

 China must face tariffs for blackmailing Australia. Beijing wants to send a message that investment requires political submission.

U.S. gas exports to Europe are undermining Putin. The Russian Gazprom giant has just issued a stark complaint on Moscow’s difficulties.

Belarus crisis approaches a bloody showdown. Alexander Lukashenko authorizes his security forces to use live rounds. Protesters plan strikes.




Monday, October 12, 2020

North Korea, Turkey, China pirates, Huawei, Navalny sanctions

 How North Korea’s new ballistic missile aims for American fear. The upgraded ICBM appears to be designed to carry a very large nuclear payload, and/or to facilitate independent re-entry vehicles.

Sanction Turkey over Erdogan’s repeated energy deployment. The Turkish government is undermining Greek sovereignty and European stability.

China’s fishing pirates meet an overdue Malayisan riposte. The decision to detain two crews is welcome news, but only the tip of an iceberg.

From Friday...

Britain: Huawei is part of the CPC apparatus. It must be treated as such.

U.S. plays to Putin by avoiding Navalny sanctions. President Trump is deluding himself.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Pakistan, Whitmer

 Pakistan betrays Uighur Muslims and lets China write its UN statement. The display was a rather pathetic example of prostration.

What to make of Gretchen Whitmer kidnap plot. The FBI has a good handle on domestic far-right terrorists.




Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Beatles Florence, Biden missile

ISIS 'Beatles' prepare a one stop tour of Florence. The two former British citizens and ISIS executioners are arriving on U.S. soil to face justice.

Biden should be paying attention to Russia's new missile test. The Zircon system is designed to overcome U.S. defenses as part of a broader military build up.


Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The Quad, Novichok OPCW, Taiwan rant

 How China is the Quad’s rocket fuel. Beijing’s aggressive undermining of each of the four partner nations is the key source of their unity.

Why the latest findings on Putin’s use of Novichok against Navalny are so important. Russia is proved in breach of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

Hu Xijin’s latest Taiwan rant. The Central Foreign Affairs Committee messenger is rather upset with the unifying stance against Beijing.


Monday, October 5, 2020

Turkey Azerbaijan, The Phenomenon

 Turkey ignores the international community, doubles down on Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict. Erdogan is the key obstacle to a cease fire.

Review: James Fox’s new documentary, “The Phenomenon.” Fox examines the post-war history of UFOs.




Friday, October 2, 2020

Korean War, Navalny Kremlin, Georgia Russia, Trump

 Chinese general says Korean War shows how to defeat America. The leader from China’s PLA military academy offers some interesting assessments.

Alexei Navalny plays the Kremlin at its own game. The Kremlin says Navalny is a traitor, Navalny challenges the Kremlin to prove it.

Georgian fiber optic cables come under government fire. The pro-Moscow government wants to ensure that telecommunications firms are controlled.

How Mike Pence's movements will reflect President Trump's health. Pence meets people, good sign. staying home at the naval observatory: bad sign.




Wednesday, September 30, 2020

China's arrogance, Hezbollah's problems, Turkey's ambitions

 China’s extraordinary coronavirus arrogance. The regime in Beijing seems to think that only America is responsible.

Hezbollah encircles itself at home and abroad. Hassan Nasrallah’s organization faces a crisis of domestic legitimacy and foreign freedom of action.

How and why Turkey is fueling the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict. Erdogan sees an opportunity to advance his nationalist imperialism.


Tuesday, September 29, 2020

SVR theory

Russia invents CIA plot to kill Catholics and make Belarus turn on Lukashenko. It's a rather wild theory from the head of Putin's foreign intelligence service.



Monday, September 28, 2020

NATO Lukashenko, Hezbollah Lebanon

 NATO must warn Lukashenko against using his territory as a Russian launching base. The Russians could use Belarus to constrict the Baltics.

Hezbollah fuels Lebanon’s descent towards civil war. The Shia political-terrorist group is refusing to make concessions for reform.



Sunday, September 27, 2020

China Taiwan, Armenia Azerbaijan, Democrats ACB, China speech

China prepares to fly fighter jets over Taiwan. Beijing is increasingly aggravated and paranoid over U.S. efforts to support Taipei

What's going on with Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict. Nationalist grievances are finding match with Turkish engagement.

Democrats unveil their three-prong plan to defeat Coney Barrett's confirmation. They want to spread concern about abortion and gay rights, and the risk Barrett might affirm a Trump electoral victory.

China's not so free speech. A top Beijing thinker claims that he sees an opportunity for expanded expression rights. But with a catch.



Friday, September 25, 2020

Concentration camps, Russia Navalny, Hamas Fatah

 China’s concentration camp lies again unmasked. The Communist Party has no regard for the truth or the interest of its own citizens.

Russia plays hardball on Alexey Navalny poisoning. Moscow believes that it holds the cards. It should be educated otherwise.

Hamas and Fatah strike a blow against Palestinian interests. The two parties are not helping anyone but themselves.


Thursday, September 24, 2020

Saudi nukes, North Korea, Ford China

 Saudi Arabia lays the diplomatic ground for a nuclear weapons program. The king has outlined what is motivating the strategic shift: Iran.

North Korea’s nuclear fishing lesson. The decision by North Korean soldiers to execute and immolate a South Korean fisherman is indicative of why the regime cannot be trusted with nuclear-tipped ICBMs.

Ford and Tesla dance to Xi’s tune. The two American car manufacturers are putting profit before patriotism.




Wednesday, September 23, 2020

China 2060, Prince Harry

 China’s 2060 carbon pledge is a public relations stunt. The truer reality of Xi Jinping’s energy program is best measured by his new coal plants.

Prince Harry’s rather silly endorsement of Joe Biden. The half-Royal doesn’t seem to realize that his endorsement is unlikely to help Biden.


Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Xi, UN, China

 Xi Jinping’s Tuesday lesson of clowns and lies. The Chinese leader offered democracy to the world in his UN speech, and 18 years for a clown insult at home.

Trump uses UN speech to slam China. The president seems focused on increasing pressure on Beijing before November’s elections.

Xi’s big brother speech. The Chinese leader pretends to be our friend.


Monday, September 21, 2020

Iran, Putin

 Why Iran is unlikely to retaliate over new US sanctions. The regime needs a means of action that maximizes the probability of uncontested confrontation.

How Vladimir Putin bought three successive British Prime Ministers. The financial data speaks to a story of influence purchasing.