Could Iran go pro-US?

USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN The Abraham Lincoln Strike Group is steaming towards the Persian Gulf, and additional Patriot anti-missile batteries are shipping to nearby nations. Iran confidently declares it can sink the US Navy with one missile. Everyone is focused on what might become a shooting war. But the shooting part doesn't matter in the long … Continue reading Could Iran go pro-US?

10 One Line Thoughts Under My Fedora, SCOTUS Kennedy, Congress, Tebow, Rick Wilson etc

Can someone explain to me why it's a good thing that the House is doing all it can to get votes for a bill not meant to pass? I don't care if as of this writing Tim Tebow is hitting over fifty points higher than Jackie Bradley Jr. I'll take Bradley in center field turning … Continue reading 10 One Line Thoughts Under My Fedora, SCOTUS Kennedy, Congress, Tebow, Rick Wilson etc

A reminder to CNN viewers that Donald Trump gave during his Iran Withdrawal Speech

I turned on CNN to hear what they would have to say after the President's speech on the Iran deal.  They insisted that pulling out of the Iran deal didn't make us more safe, that it would cause division among the allies and that it would make the world less safe.  It was amazing to … Continue reading A reminder to CNN viewers that Donald Trump gave during his Iran Withdrawal Speech

The CIA’s Long List of Failures

The CIA has such a lousy record that the country might be better without it. Let me run through just a few of the examples I know about from years of reporting in the Middle East and the former Soviet Union. My all-time favorite happened in Lebanon. The pro-Iranian group Hezbollah identified numerous CIA operatives … Continue reading The CIA’s Long List of Failures

Iranian Mullahs Vs Donald Trump? An Easy MSM (UPDATE: Except Jake Tapper) Choice

Judson: I’m agan it! Mack: Agan What? You didn’t hear what Daniel said? Judson: If Daniel said it I’m agan it! Daniel Boone Ken-Tuck-E 1964 A few days ago Stacy McCain talked about making common cause with Radical Feminists in the battle against the Transgender cult: This brings us back to Magdalen Berns, who holds a … Continue reading Iranian Mullahs Vs Donald Trump? An Easy MSM (UPDATE: Except Jake Tapper) Choice

Obama and Iran’s Mullahs: A Love Story? (UPDATED)

by baldilocks My old boss, Roger L. Simon, delves into the first issue that came to my mind when I read that the Iranian people were protesting against the mullahs: the last time it happened. That was in 2009. Back in those pre-9/11 days when I identified as a liberal, the one thing I was … Continue reading Obama and Iran’s Mullahs: A Love Story? (UPDATED)

This morning in blogging: Bigger than Iran-Contra

Happy Christmas weekend! I want to write about the Obama administration alleged cover up for Hezbollah in Latin America story, since I've been blogging about Hezbollah‘s (Hizballah Hizbollah) inroads in our hemisphere for the last decade. It's 8:30 in the morning and this post is due at noon, so I'm doing a bit of research while … Continue reading This morning in blogging: Bigger than Iran-Contra

Hezbollah Drugs, and how much Black Lives Actually Mattered to Barack Obama

This week that well-known right wing outfit Politico told us the tale of Project Cassandra an operation concerning Hezbollah drug running Over the next eight years, agents working out of a top-secret DEA facility in Chantilly, Virginia, used wiretaps, undercover operations and informants to map Hezbollah’s illicit networks, with the help of 30 U.S. and … Continue reading Hezbollah Drugs, and how much Black Lives Actually Mattered to Barack Obama

Thank Iran and Frackers for Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration (Plus Layoff Fund at 20%)

Sir Humphrey:  Well I'm sure it's a question of us maintaining our relationship the Arabs.  The power of Islam.  [lowering his tone]  Oil Supplies. PM James Hacker:  Humphrey I'm talking about what's right and wrong. Sir Humphrey:  Well don't let the foreign office hear you. Yes Prime Minister A Victory for Democracy 1986 Don Corleone: And … Continue reading Thank Iran and Frackers for Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration (Plus Layoff Fund at 20%)

Iran’s latest threats must be taken seriously

It's unlikely that President Trump will certify that Iran is in compliance with the nuclear deal signed by his predecessor, which means Congress will be able to impose new sanctions on the Islamic state. Iran has now threatened to attack any American bases within a 2,000 km range if we impose these sanctions. These shouldn't … Continue reading Iran’s latest threats must be taken seriously

Who are Our Real Enemies?

by baldilocks Was Bush right? It depends, of course, on what the topic is. Zero Hedge points to Statista and YouGov polls containing the following information: Americans have consistently identified ISIS as the biggest threat to their nation across multiple polls. Traditional foes, such as the countries making up George W. Bush's infamous "Axis Of Evil", have … Continue reading Who are Our Real Enemies?

Aleppo and Human Nature

by baldilocks On Twitter, many people call on others to “do something” about the destruction and mass killing of civilians in Aleppo, Syria. By “doing something,” they mean something other than posting about it on Social Media. Likely, these are the same people that bashed our efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. And, short of taking … Continue reading Aleppo and Human Nature

Why not Rex Tillerson?

By John Ruberry Saturday night news broke--that has not yet been confirmed--that President-elect Donald Trump has chosen ExxonMobil chairman Rex Tillerson to be his secretary of state. Predictably, the mainstream media is pouncing on this selection, zeroing in on his ties to Russia that go back to the Boris Yeltsin era. Russia of course is a major … Continue reading Why not Rex Tillerson?

U.S. laundered an additional $1.3 billion to Iran

Yet one more instance of the Most Transparent Administration™ conducting itself in the era of Smart Diplomacy™: Launder $400 million in exchange for five hostages, refuse to call it a ransom, and then launder $1.3 billion more. Make sure it's all in cash, à la Breaking Bad, load it in pallets, and fly it in, so … Continue reading U.S. laundered an additional $1.3 billion to Iran

Reality Asserts Itself in the Middle East

You know we really have it easy in the US. When our government lies to our faces about the Iranian Nuke deal we can pound our chests, talk about the debasement of democracy and how these poor decisions are making the middle east a less safe place knowing that in the end it will be … Continue reading Reality Asserts Itself in the Middle East