Thursday, July 28, 2022

Wagner group, Russian theatrics

Wagner group units should be annihilated wherever they attack U.S. forces. Comments by Africa Command's commanding general that Wagner has attacked his forces should spark a response.

Russia makes U.S. beg for one-sided prisoner swap. Sergey Lavrov is playing games because he knows Antony Blinken is desperate for a deal. It's embarrassing.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Netanyahu's Sino-Russian affections, Griner-Bout deal

Seeking a return to power, Benjamin Netanyahu buddies up to China and Russia. The former Israeli Prime Minister is not as close a U.S. friend as he claims to be.

Biden would make a big mistake trading Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan for Viktor Bout. The Russians will take that trade as an invitation to conduct more hostage taking and as evidence of American emotional weakness.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Russia disruption

Grain, gas, and Putin's game: how Russia is disrupting the West. Russian strategy is designed to keep the West off balance.

Monday, July 25, 2022

NATO nukes

The folly of removing NATO nuclear weapons from Europe. Those suggesting a nukes-for-peace deal do not know what they are talking about

Friday, July 22, 2022

Pelosi-Taiwan, Europe warships, China ambassador, Liz Truss vs. Rishi Sunak

Nancy Pelosi should travel to Taiwan via commercial airliner, not military jet. China would likely view the latter option as a publicly cornering action demanding of harsh riposte.

from Wednesday...

White House defends sending more warships to Europe when it needs them in the Pacific. The excuses given are not credible.

Visiting Aspen, China's Ambassador reaffirms absurd demands. Beijing seems to believe diplomacy entails simply doing what Beijing demands.

Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak contend to become Britain's next Prime Minister. Truss would be the better choice for U.S. interests.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Europe's winter

From Merkel, with cold: Russia prepares a winter freeze for Europe. Gazprom is cutting gas supplies even further, setting up Putin's blackmail strategy over Ukraine.

Monday, July 18, 2022

China and Intel

Intel blackmails Congress in service of the Chinese Communist Party. Xi Jinping's regime has a happy warrior in the form of Intel CEO Pet Gelsinger.

Friday, July 15, 2022

More LCS absurdity, MBS meeting and U.S. relations

Why are Republicans John Rutherford and Rob Wittman helping China to defeat the U.S. Navy? Saving Littoral Class Combat ships is incompatible with our military needs.

Biden was right to fist bump Mohammed bin Salman. 6 issues which are more important than Jamal Khashoggi. U.S. foreign policy must focus on the priorities.

Thursday, July 14, 2022

China 4 Rishi?

Why China has endorsed Rishi Sunak to be Britain's next Prime Minister. The Chinese Communist Party wants a leader who puts mercantilism first. Sunak looks to offer that.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

China's "seriously" anger, Kaliningrad EU weakness, China vs. Australia, Biden security in West Bank

Why China is "seriously" angry with the U.S. and why the U.S. is right to provoke that anger. The South China Sea is not a Chinese paddling pool. It constitutes international waters the free passage of which is critical to the sustainment of global prosperity and freedom.

From Kaliningrad with pathetic weakness: the EU bows to Russia and betrays Biden and Lithuania. The European Commission's abandonment of its own sanctions on rail transits offers a pathetic example of the EU's weakness. A reckoning is coming.

China demands Australia become its lapdog. Beijing has decided that the best way to earn the new Prime Minister's favor is to insult him and demand submission from his people.

How Biden will be protected on his Friday visit to East Jerusalem and the West Bank. The Secret Service will work alongside a range of Israeli security efforts.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Japan and China

Fearing military constraint, China warns Japan against constitutional changes. Japan may alter its constitution to provide greater flexibility to conduct military operations.

Friday, July 8, 2022

Abe's funeral, security failings, Navy's command problem, Boris Johnson replacement

Why Biden must attend Shinzo Abe's funeral. The former Japanese Prime Minister was an instrumentally important U.S. ally who shifted his nation into more actively supporting Pacific security.

Decoding the security failings in Shinzo Abe's assassination. The former Prime Minister's security detail made serious errors.

From Thursday...

The Navy has a toxic command problem. The decision to award the Legion of Merit to a failed commanding officer signifies the politicization of the officer ranks.

Boris Johnson resigns: who will replace him? The most likely candidate is defense secretary Ben Wallace.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

FBI-MI5 speech on China, UK political chaos

Joint FBI-MI5 speech illustrates Britain's big shift on China. The UK now regards China as a preeminent security concern rather than a problematic but pivotal trade partner.

A very British chaos. As Boris Johnson refuses to resign, media reporting has been amusing.

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Shireen Abu Akleh, Boris Johnson, UFO day

Who killed Shireen Abu Akleh and why? The evidence suggests Israeli forces are likely responsible. The incident on May 12 followed an IDF raid in the West Bank city of Jenin.

Boris Johnson fights for political survival as two top ministers resign. It's just the latest crisis for the British Prime Minister, albeit the most serious he has faced this far.

From Saturday...

Three things to think about this World UFO day. Conspiracy likelihood, identification interests etc.