Friday, June 28, 2024

International media reaction to debate, Biden's ghost

What international media are saying about the Biden-Trump debate. The near universal perspective is that Biden is very obviously frail and that Democratic panic is justified.

In the battel between Biden the ghost and Trump the narcissist, the ghost lost. Biden's obvious frailty and senility will take paramount concern in voter minds.

Thursday, June 27, 2024

China PLA charges, CNN debate pooler, SXSW vs Army, Russia vs. US drones, Hungary EU presidency

Xi signals Taiwan ambitions with public defenestration of former PLA officials. The public listing of charges against Wei Fenghe and Li Shangfu is striking.

CNN's incomprehensible decision to block the pool reporter from the presidential debate. The decision is contrary to the public interest and ammunition for Trump's narratives.

SXSW badly misses the mark with Army repudiation. The music-tech festival organizer has made a poor decision in banning the Army from sponsoring its 2025 event.

from Wednesday...

On Russia's growing suggestion it might shoot down a U.S. drone over the Black Sea. Russian officials are giving increasing indications of this rising threat.

China set to assume EU presidency via its Hungarian puppet. Viktor Orban's government is a servant of Beijing.

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Russia escalation, Ukraine dirty bomb

Russia's escalation theatrics are designed to manipulate Americans. Putin wants Americans to back off from supporting Ukraine in fear of what will happen if they don't.

Why Russia has invented a Ukrainian dirty bomb plot. It's just part of the growing effort to stoke Western fears of direct escalation.

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Russia-NK agreement

What the Russia-North Korea security agreement actually means. It is not a treaty defense accord. It's an effort to secure greater North Korean aid for Putin's Ukraine war.

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Putin loyalty

Putin shows loyalty concern by promoting children of top allies. The Russian leader is putting dynastic politics at the heart of his stability base.

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Police carjackers

Prince George's County Police department show DC how to deal with carjackers. I was a witness to a successful pursuit and arrest of armed carjackers on Wednesday.

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Tajik arrests, China-Dutch

Urgent border terrorist threat underlined by Tajik arrests. Responding to an FBI tip off, ICE has arrested six Tajiks suspected of possible ISIS-K membership.

China's self-defeating Dutch gun barrel diplomacy. China wants ASML exports but it also wants to harass Dutch warships in international waters. The two don't gel well.

Monday, June 10, 2024

Orban national sovereignty

Viktor Orban's nationalist sovereignty jelly. The Hungarian leader does not care about sovereignty nearly as much as he pretends.

Friday, June 7, 2024

Yasen Cuban

The visit of a Russian submarine to Cuba is far more of a U.S. opportunity than a prospective threat. The intelligence collection potential related to this visit is significant.

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Biden-Russia, FBI AMLO

Biden tempts Russian escalation with hairbrained Ukraine caution. The balance between deterring the Russians and encouraging them is rarely built around weakness.

FBI Director implies Lopez-Obrador is corrupted by cartels and more. The interesting testimony came via questions from Sen. John Kennedy.

Monday, June 3, 2024

Hong Kong schools

Hong Kong calls on primary schools to report anti-Communist Party attitudes and behavior. The guidance issued on Monday is just the latest evidence for the death of Hong Kong's democracy.