Friday, February 26, 2021

Khashoggi, Navalny

Don't misread the Khashoggi report. U.S. strategic interests should not be sacrificed at the altar of the dissident's tombstone.

How the west can deter the Russians from killing Alexei Navalny. As he begins his penal colony prison term, Navalny's vulnerability to a deniable actor attack grows.



Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Russia

Russia threatens aggressive retaliation over EU sanctions. Moscow clearly believes it can deter the Europeans into weak action.



Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Five Eyes

 China decides four of the Five Eyes are Nazis. Beijing's latest rant is more absurd than most.



Thursday, February 18, 2021

Lloyd Austin, China

Lloyd Austin says the right things at NATO summit, now Biden must kill off Nord Stream II. The Russian energy pipeline is absolutely incompatible with NATO security.

China emulates Monty Python with evil Uighur propaganda briefing. This is ridiculous stuff.



Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Iran

Biden administration fails Iran's attack test. The lethal strike in Erbil is an IRGC strike. To say otherwise is to invite further such attacks.



Friday, February 12, 2021

Ukraine

Biden's hestiation on Navalny fuels Putin in Ukraine. The Russians are escalating their attacks on Ukrainian government positions.



Thursday, February 11, 2021

Tucker Carlson, China BBC, UAE Pakistan, Terrorist finances

The illogical purge-Tucker Carlson movement. It doesn't have much of an argument.

U.S. and its allies should retaliate over China's BBC ban. Beijing shouldn't get to have its propaganda cake and eat facts.

Endorsing China's Uighur genocide, the UAE and Pakistan betray Islamic values.

Why Pakistan must remain on the FATF grey list. Its failure to deal with terrorist financing is undeniable.



Sunday, February 7, 2021

Biden-Quad, Rejecting Iran, Hong Kong nobel

Biden rightly doubles down on the Quad. The US-Australia-India-Japan partnership will be crucial to constraining Chinese aggression.

In Super Bowl interview, Biden rightly rejects Iran's sanctions gambit. The Iranians have no grounds to expect unilateral U.S. sanctions relief.

Hongkongers deserve the Nobel Peace Prize. Their action, pursuant to law, rights, and the cause of a beneficial peace, is pitch perfect Nobel material.



Friday, February 5, 2021

Josep Borrell

Josep Borrell beclowns the EU in Moscow. In a truly stunning display of appeasement, the EU foreign policy chief made himself a rather useful idiot for Sergey Lavrov.



Wednesday, February 3, 2021

China Olympics, Yang Jiechi, Navalny action

The Senate is right to demand relocation of 2022 China Olympics. Beijing's human rights record demands that it be rejected by global civil society.

Addressing America, Yang Jiechi offers more lies. The Chinese foreign policy chief is full of it.

Biden must choose between rhetoric and reality when it comes to Navalny. Whether the president responds will be a major mark as to his foreign policy intentions.




Friday, January 29, 2021

Biden oligarchs, Daniel Pearl

If he's serious about confronting Putin, Biden should sanction these four Russian oligarchs. They are instruments of Putin's domestic and foreign policy repression.

The U.S. should be prepared to kill Daniel Pearl's killer. U.S. security and the rights of Pearl's family to justice demand it.



Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Biden Merkel, NATO

How Biden should respond to Merkel's China policy. The German chancellor has put Chinese gold before critical American interests. That's her right as a democratic leader, but it leaves Biden with a reciprocal responsibility.

Decoding Joe Biden's call with NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg. The two leaders hit the critical notes of burden sharing and Article 5 deterrence.




Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Biden Putin, Huawei

The folly of giving Joe Biden praise for his Putin phone call. The president cannot deter the Russian leader by telling him things he doesn't care to hear. Biden must make him understand costs.

Biden must not remove Huawei from the entities list. To do so would be to give the PLA a significant intelligence access win.



Monday, January 25, 2021

Navalny

Biden administration misuses intelligence excuse to delay Navalny action. The evidence is clear: Putin and the FSB are the culprits.



Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Uighurs genocide, QANON speech

U.S. rightly declares a genocide against the Uighurs. The evidence of China's injustice is overwhelming.

QANON isn't ISIS, and censorship isn't clever. Those calling for a de facto ban on certain networks and voices are doing no good service for the nation.



Friday, January 15, 2021

Inauguration security, North Korea

Inside the inauguration training for an aircraft suicide attack. The civil air patrol conducted simulation runs against the Capitol

North Korea's SLBM is designed to spark American fear, not provide a warfighting advantage. The distinction is very important.



Thursday, January 14, 2021

Screenshots I took early on Thursday 14th Jan (12am-2am) of air defense exercises over DC

via https://globe.adsbexchange.com/ 


Intercept by military aircraft

                                                           Rapid course change towards Capitol 

                                                   Merging after different approaches

Space Command

Joe Biden should overturn Trump's Space Command headquarters decision. Space Command should be in Colorado. It's not complicated.



Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Uighurs/Mercury PA, military

Mercury Public Affairs is working against the Uighurs for an actual Chinese Communist delegate to the National People's Congress. This is extraordinary stuff.

Military chiefs rightly affirm Constitution's supremacy. The people are in charge of the military, via their democratic authority, and it must remain that way.



Monday, January 11, 2021

CIA director, New Zealand, Capitol Nutters

Cables, Kadyrov, and Amman station: why Bill Burns is a good pick for CIA director. The longtime diplomat should fare well in Virginia.

Appeasing China, New Zealand abandons Five Eyes allies. The failure of Jacinda Aderna's government to sign a Hong Kong condemnation statement is telling.

Rise of the Nutters: the far-left and far-right idiots who seek vengeance from the Capitol riots.



Friday, January 8, 2021

Pelosi nuclear, Hong Kong, Taiwan

Nancy Pelosi's nuclear silliness. Let's leave nuclear deterrent protocol out of our partisan wargames.

Hong Kong's Kristallnacht. The former British colony faces Xi Jinping's slaughter.

Does Kelly Craft need a fighter escort for Taiwan visit? The U.S. Ambassador to the UN is set to visit the island nation next Wednesday.



Thursday, January 7, 2021

Social media, Capitol Police, China Uighurs

For the sake of national unity, unlock Trump's social media accounts. The president often says idiotic and deeply unhelpful things. But banning his words online won't help the nation.

Don't misjudge the line police officers at the Capitol. They were outnumbered and forced into a difficult situation. Their leaders deserve our anger, the officers deserve a fair investigation.

China's evil Uighur tweet. The embassy in Washington reminds us that it serves a truly despicable regime.




Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Capitol failure

A catastrophic security failure on Capitol Hill. There is no excuse for these failings and for those who took advantage of them.

Why didn't Trump speak to Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller? The question is one that demands urgent answering.



Monday, January 4, 2021

Saudis, ISIS

The Saudi-Qatar standoff isn't going to end with this d├ętente. The disagreement is built on much more than a simple trade or political dispute.

Why ISIS massacred Pakistani miners. The group wants to purify Shia Muslims and earn propaganda kudos.



Sunday, January 3, 2021

Nord Stream II, Lebanese Hezbollah, China

 Washington's welcome blow to Russia's Nord Stream II pipeline. New sanctions have forced the withdrawal of a critical project partner.

Note the Lebanese Hezbollah's new threat to America. Hassan Nasrallah has pledged that his group will be participate in any retaliation for the killing of Qassem Soleimani

Why China's foreign minister says Biden offers a new "window of hope." Wang Yi wants Biden to return to the good old days of economic dealing in return for political appeasement.