The Foreign Plot to Oust Trump

Oh, the irony! Amid all the accusations of foreign interference in the election, the first solid indication of it showed up with the publication of a slanderous unsourced memo written by a “former” British intelligence agent accusing Donald Trump of various “perversions” and claiming he’s vulnerable to blackmail by those evil Russkies. The “ex”-MI6 agent, … Continue reading “The Foreign Plot to Oust Trump”

Where’s the Evidence?

Three intelligence agencies – the CIA, the FBI, and the NSA – have issued their much-touted report on alleged Russian intervention in the presidential election, and after reading it one question remains: Where’s the evidence? We are told from the outset that the actual evidence that the Russians hacked the DNC and John Podesta’s emails … Continue reading “Where’s the Evidence?”

Purge the CIA

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified at a hearing on “Russian interference” in the election that there’s a difference between “skepticism” of the intelligence community’s assessment and “disparagement” of said community. While stopping short of asking for a “safe space,” this admitted liar used the opportunity to cry on the shoulders of Donald Trump’s … Continue reading “Purge the CIA”

The Abolition of Foreign Policy

What explains the behavior of nations on the world stage? There is no science to guide us, no psychology of nation-states to elucidate the secrets of the national Ego, Super-Ego, and Id. Oh, there are theories galore: the realists, the structuralists, the Marxists, and more. Yet these are thin gruel these days, when all claims … Continue reading “The Abolition of Foreign Policy”

Is Trump About to Debunk the Media’s ‘Putin-gate’ Conspiracy Theory?

“It wouldn’t be a bad opening for a Tom Clancy novel about the Cold War” – that’s how the Los Angeles Times described the sequence of events leading up to the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats (“spies”) and the latest face-off between Washington and Moscow. Indeed the whole episode of has about it a fictional … Continue reading “Is Trump About to Debunk the Media’s ‘Putin-gate’ Conspiracy Theory?”