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It is altogether fitting that on the 19th anniversary of September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon a Federal Magistrate has ordered the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to produce 24 current and former officials for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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On initial observation, the deal struck between Abu Dabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin-Zayed, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Jared Kushner is very much less than meets the eye. Some usually thoughtful Middle East analysts like Robin Wright have proclaimed this a "game-changer"... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Federal District Court Judge Royce Lamberth has cleared the way for John Bolton to be criminally prosecuted for violating his non-disclosure agreement and revealing classified material without authorization. In a 10-page ruling issued June 20, the former presiding judge of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr have been pilloried for making frequent reference to "Antifa" as a terrorist threat that was involved in much of the violence that accompanied the protests over the killing of George Floyd. The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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I have never been one to believe in "mistakes" or "accidents" when it comes to dramatic revelations, and so I don't believe the official explanation offered this week that a top FBI official made a blunder in releasing the name... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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As I wrote last week about prospects for a commercial fusion power source of unlimited energy within the next decade, I continue this thread with the next article in the Asia Times series on the subject. The article includes links... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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The April 19 issue of the online publication Asia Times reports that a potential breakthrough has been achieved in fusion energy that could greatly accelerate the realization of a long-sought source for unlimited future energy. Coming in the midst of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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The almost total shutdown of the U.S. and global economies as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented in modern times. The consequences for the global economy will be enormous and long-lasting whether the virus apex is reached in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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If it had to take a global pandemic to break the Washington gridlock and partisan infantilism, so be it. We are at a crossroad moment now and this is perhaps the last best opportunity to address one of the critical... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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The latest news from Israel, aside from the arrival of COVID-19 and a significant crash of the Israeli stock market, is that there is now a more serious prospect that an Israeli government will be put together this time. The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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In all of his previous presidential runs, Joe Biden never won a single primary election. Things changed dramatically with this year's Super Tuesday vote. Not only did former Vice President Biden win 10 of the 14 states, putting him in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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The capital city of Baghdad was rocked by protests on Friday, as an estimated 200,000 demonstrators marched for the ouster of American troops from the country in al-Hurriyah Square near the main university, as anti-Iraqi government protesters maintained their vigil... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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The purpose of this post is to provide some very basic facts about today's vote by the Iraqi parliament, given the extreme noise level from the MSM. The Iraq parliament convened today and by a vote of 170-0 called for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Having spent most of Wednesday listening to the "scholars" testifying about the Constitutional standards for impeachment, I came away more convinced than ever that Alexander Hamilton was absolutely right when he warned in Federalist Papers 65 of the danger of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Wherever the impeachment process against President Donald Trump leads in the coming weeks, it is increasingly likely that a second political dynamic will compete for headlines and add to Democrats' difficulties. Both Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz and Attorney... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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As the happy marriage of neoconservatives and Obama-era humanitarian interventionists continues to flourish in defense of American permanent war deployments around the globe, it is a worthwhile moment to recall the roots of the neocons in the old left of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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As is usually the case in theaters of combat, reality on the ground differs widely from the sharp and clear lines that are presented to uninformed outside observers. Good case in point is the state of Syrian oil. I am... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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On Wednesday night, Fox News host Tucker Carlson rightfully celebrated the firing of John Bolton as National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump. With no shortage of irony, Carlson noted that many left progressives, particularly those closely associated with former... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Beginning in 2013 with President Xi Jinping's speech at Astana University in Kazakhstan, China has embarked on a multi-billion dollar investment program stretching across Eurasia, into Africa, and South America. Xi Jinping's signature Belt and Road Initiative, referring to maritime... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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In 2002 and 2003, long before Jeffrey Epstein's name became equated with The Lolita Express, St. Jeff's Island and a child sex ring that stretched from the U.S. Virgin Islands (sic) to Manhattan to Palm Beach to Arizona, Vanity Fair... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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President Trump is deeply confused by Iran's refusal to make a deal. The Dealmaker-in-Charge has made it clear to the Supreme Leader that if he sits down with The Donald, there will be rich rewards. Iran will be welcomed back... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"The great Bilderberg secret of 2019 had to do with why, suddenly, the Trump administration has decided that it wants to talk to Iran `with no preconditions.' "It all has to do with the Strait of Hormuz. Blocking the Strait... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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On May 28, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in New York City for a closed-door meeting with the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. In remarks that were covertly recorded and passed along to the Washington Post,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Attorney General Barr has named U.S. Attorney John Durham of Connecticut to head a DOJ investigation into the origins of Russiagate. Durham appears to be an ideal choice. When nominated as U.S. Attorney in 2017, he had the support of... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Wall Street has a bad case of the jitters over the threat of a new trade war eruption between the US and China. It's in the nature of the markets to prematurely panic over any kind of uncertainty. In the... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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