Thursday, February 29, 2024

DSS mismanagement, France-Trump

Diplomatic Security Service management cuts standards and wastes funds on Vegas trips. The State Department's security arm appears to be in trouble.

How France is preparing for a second Trump presidency. Macron is pushing Europe to do more for Ukraine in order, in part, to consolidate against a second Trump administration.

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Macron Ukraine

Why Macron's troops to Ukraine comment isn't as insane as it sounds. Some Western troops are already there, and Macron was very likely talking about nuclear contingencies etc.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Thursday, February 22, 2024


Putin prevents Navalny burial as Patriarch Kirill plays Kremlin pet. The supposed moral leader of Russia's Orthodox Church cares little for true faith.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Russian assets

Give $100 billion of frozen Russian assets to Ukraine. The Russians have no real means of retaliation and the banking markets would hardly notice.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

JD Vance-MSC, Wang Yi-MSC, Putin-Navalny body

JD Vance's defense message to Europe is imperfect but can't be ignored. The basic truth is that Europe continues to neglect its provisions for defense and for Ukraine.

China's Wang Yi reminds us that he is an awful diplomat. The Chinese foreign ministry chief brought a mixture of deception and arrogance to the Munich Security Conference.

It's orthodox-style Vladimir Putin to hide Alexei Navalny's body. The Russian president appears to have something to hide. At a minimum, he's betraying the Orthodox Christian values he claims to hold dear.

Friday, February 16, 2024

Putin and Navalny, Trump-Navalny

Putin shows his evil timidity in Navalny's death. Whether by action or neglect, Putin has finally rid himself of his most courageous opponent.

Sorry, Trump is not Navalny. Comparisons between the two men are absurd to the point of being farcical.

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Turner disclosure

Why did Mike Turner disclose Russia's anti-satellite weapon? National security rationales are supplemented by possible campaign donor and FISA reauthorization interests.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Russia anti-satellite

U.S. fears Russia preparing to put a nuclear weapon in space. This fits with a longstanding Russian interest in anti-satellite capabilities.

Friday, February 9, 2024

Carlson interview with Putin

Tucker Carlson interview brings new insight into Putin's new and continued thinking. The reality of Putin is that he dislikes America and is determined to seize Ukraine.

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Biden vs. Special Counsel, Biden vs. Kata'ib Hezbollah

Special Counsel Robert Hur offers weak excuses for not prosecuting Biden. The evidence collected and the public interest at stake should have led to a prosecution.

Biden deserves credit for Kata'ib Hezbollah strike. Military action of this kind is necessary to deter Iran.

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

China hangs itself with Roald Dahl, Taylor Swift flight lawsuits, Israel vs. Ukraine aid, US political pyrotechnics

Spying on the Netherlands, China traps itself between Roald Dahl and reality. The disclosure of a Chinese spying campaign is embarrassing and unfortunately timed for Beijing.

Taylor Swift's flight lawsuit threats are unserious and unnecessary. While the celebrity singer has legitimate concerns about stalkers, free speech law is clear

From Monday... 

Why Speaker Mike Johnson is wrong on stand-alone Israel aid. Republicans are right to demand more from Europe in Ukraine's support. Still, Ukraine currently needs aid more than does Israel.

The Biden Administration's political pyrotechnics encourage Iran to escalate. The Administration warned Iranian-aligned forces to evacuate before U.S. strikes and is begging Iran to regard the strikes as unserious.

Monday, February 5, 2024

Charles vs. Austin

King Charles III shows Lloyd Austin how to lead. The difference in how each man responded to his respective cancer diagnosis is striking.