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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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Presidents Trump and Putin held a 90-minute telephone conversation on Friday. Hopefully, it is the start of a long-overdue strategic dialogue to repair the damage done by Russia-gate and other political roadblocks thrown up in the way of a resumption... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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With all the attention focused on tomorrow's release of the redacted version of the Mueller final report, more attention should be directed at the upcoming report of Michael Horowitz, the Inspector General of the Department of Justice, who is looking... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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On Sunday, Representative Davin Nunes, ranking Republican on the House Select Committee on Intelligence, told reporters that he is about to make eight criminal referrals to the Department of Justice related to crimes committed in the launching of the Russiagate... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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On March 25, a group of fringe neocons and alt-rightists surfaced in Washington to declare propaganda war against China. The group, led by Steve Bannon, Frank Gaffney, Fred Fleitz, General Jerry Boykin and a handful of others, announced the formation... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis