What if there was a Mueller probe of the Chicago City Council?

Blogger in downtown Chicago By John Ruberry The biggest catch, so far, for the Mueller Probe is the sentencing last week of political consultant and lobbyist Paul Manafort, who was briefly the chairman of the Donald Trump presidential campaign. Manafort, a very conspicuous Washington insider, pleaded guilty to charges of tax and bank fraud, and … Continue reading What if there was a Mueller probe of the Chicago City Council?

Russia’s disinformation is all the same

I had the pleasure of traveling to Estonia this past week to prepare for an upcoming exercise. While I was there, some of the Estonian officers briefed me about how Russia is running a disinformation campaign in Estonia. That part was no surprise to me; we know the Russians have been doing this for years. … Continue reading Russia’s disinformation is all the same

Trump, again, makes the right call on the INF treaty

I've had lots of comments and questions on the INF treaty, especially given my last post on it. I've had to wait a week for others to catch up and start reporting what has been obvious to me for a while: that Russia can't engage in an arms race, and the INF treaty was a … Continue reading Trump, again, makes the right call on the INF treaty

Slouching Toward Damascus

As the Syrian civil war slouches toward its brutal end, it’s time to take stock of one of the most significant diplomatic and military failures in my lifetime. More than 200,000 civilians have died, including more than 25,000 children, and many more have been critically injured. Six million refugees have created havoc in Europe and … Continue reading Slouching Toward Damascus

The history of Democratic Party failures on Russia

By John Ruberry Since Donald J. Trump's upset win in 2016 over Hillary Clinton--who after the election the left-wing media belatedly informed us was a flawed candidate--we've been bombarded with story after story that the president is either colluding with Russia or is weak in dealing with it. But the Democrats have a decades-long history … Continue reading The history of Democratic Party failures on Russia

Are Muslims included in the Sweden Home Guard Drills?

I've got to admit I had absolutely nothing today, until I saw this post at Instapundit after mass. READINESS: The ENTIRE Swedish Home Guard Was Just Mobilized. A few weeks back, the government of Sweden sent out a booklet to every household in the country urging citizens to prepare for war or other crises. A few … Continue reading Are Muslims included in the Sweden Home Guard Drills?

Space Jam

by baldilocks When potential World War Three (or Four) antagonists collide: The Center for Strategic and International Studies Friday released a report calling on officials to urgently pay attention to threats against US space systems and ground stations. The report, Space Assessment 2018, reviews open-source information on the counterspace activities of other countries, especially China, Russia, … Continue reading Space Jam

10 Thoughts on Trump and Syria Under my Fedora

My advice post for the GOP is on hold for a day or two because of events in Syria.  Here are 10 thoughts under my fedora on the subject. I'm really thinking that Putin are falling for MSM propaganda on the president's weakness.  I think the Russians and/or Syrians and/or Iranians wrongly perceived that Trump's … Continue reading 10 Thoughts on Trump and Syria Under my Fedora

Mueller’s search for “monsters” yields 13 indictments

By John Ruberry "But she goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy." John Quincy Adams on America. The United States has survived a Civil War and two world wars, and the Cold War. But can it survive Russian bots? And a search for "monsters." Thirteen Russians were indicted on Friday--none were arrested because … Continue reading Mueller’s search for “monsters” yields 13 indictments

DatechGuy Reads the Mueller Indictment Some Fun Facts (expect Updates) Where’s the Beef

I'm reading the Mueller indictments and I'm noticing several things that could be charged of dreamers and other fun stuff. Section 1 and section 24 notes that it's against US law for "certain foreign nationals" to enter the US without a visa providing truthful and accurate information to the government.  Apparently these laws don't apply … Continue reading DatechGuy Reads the Mueller Indictment Some Fun Facts (expect Updates) Where’s the Beef

Shrinks present latest plot to remove Trump from office

By John Ruberry "But... but maybe he's only a little crazy like painters or composers or... or some of those men in Washington." Julian Shellhammer, Macy's toy department head in Miracle on 34th Street. "On 24 March 1943, Päts was sent to forced treatment in psychoneurotic hospitals first in Kazan, then in Chistopol in Tatar … Continue reading Shrinks present latest plot to remove Trump from office

A New Communist Manifesto

After missing the true nexus of recent events in Russia, it should not be surprising that the media have embraced the “good” side of the 1917 Communist takeover. Having spent a fair amount of time in Communist countries, I didn’t see much of this good side of Communism, which is one, if not, the most … Continue reading A New Communist Manifesto

Russia provides the Perfect Antifa Nazi/White Supremacist Analogy

From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the continent. Winston Churchill March 5th 1946 (photo via the Historical times) There still seem to be some including in media, who can't seem grasp the concept that despite their name, their proclaimed opposition to Nazis and their violent … Continue reading Russia provides the Perfect Antifa Nazi/White Supremacist Analogy

James O’Keefe + Trump Twitter Account = MSM Disaster

The last time I talked to James O'Keefe was at CPAC 2017 I did a walking interview with him about his latest undercover video concerning CNN which he labeled #cnnleaks His reporting of insider video at CNN that you can find here and here followed the usual path of a Project Veritas leak, bloggers like … Continue reading James O’Keefe + Trump Twitter Account = MSM Disaster

Illinois is following the model of Czarist Russia

By John Ruberry "I can't stop the revolution, but until it comes, let's have some fun." Prince Felix Yusupov to Rasputin in the film Nicholas and Alexandra. And with the revolution of course came the collapse of Czarist Russia. The beleaguered state of Illinois set a couple of futility records last week. It became the first … Continue reading Illinois is following the model of Czarist Russia