Nimrods of Berlin

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Cunning is a poor substitute for sagacity.—La RochefoucauldDear Friends + Interlocutors,I've just read on Bloomberg that Berlin is sending a hundred-plus...

Biden piggybacks Trump’s Middle East Madness

Friday, January 20, 2023

Seeing what's in front of your nose demands a constant struggle.—George OrwellDear Friends + Interlocutors,From what I gather, Donald Trump feels that...

Ukraine and Israel

Thursday, January 12, 2023

It’s the second-raters that stir up hell; first-rate people wouldn’t.—Dorothy ParkerDear Friends + Interlocutors,I’ve been reading Raymond Chandler’s...

Battle for Eurasia

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Without Ukraine, Russia ceases to be a Eurasian empire.—Zbig Brzezinski, 1997Dear Friends + Interlocutors,The Russo-Ukraine war, starting date either...

Global Warming & Ukraine

Monday, December 26, 2022

I soon grew as poor as a rat.—E.A. PoeDear Friends + Interlocutors,
CNN reports that President Joe Biden just declared today to be the start of global...

Cheerleaders for the Warfare State

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Cunning is a poor substitute for sagacity.—La RochefoucauldDear Friends + Interlocutors,Where to start? I just finished speed-reading a tedious tour...

Hunter Biden’s Laptop and 2020’s First Big Lie

Thursday, December 15, 2022

It’s not a conspiracy. It’s a coincidence.—Gore VidalDear Friends + Interlocutors,The Hunter Biden Laptop affair could be the clearest and best example...

Sanctions kill – in Syria life has become a living hell...

Sunday, December 4, 2022

We are America; we are the indispensable nation. We stand tall and we see further than other countries into the future.—Secretary of State Madeleine...

Sanction Destabilize Destroy

Monday, November 28, 2022

“We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the US public believes is false.”— CIA Director Bill Casey, 1981Dear Friends + Interlocutors,A...

Which Way Will the Cat Jump?

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Is politics nothing but the art of deliberately lying?—VoltaireDear Friends + Interlocutors,The website Defense One sent a flash notification yesterday...

William Pfaff Addresses Ukraine

Sunday, November 13, 2022

The principle of evil consists in messing into other peoples’ affairs.—Ezra PoundDear Friends + Interlocutors,The late William Pfaff wrote a foreign...

Grand Strategy to Nowhere

Monday, October 24, 2022

It’s not a conspiracy. It’s a coincidence.—Gore VidalDear Friends + Interlocutors,
The other day I was made aware of an informative video from France,...

The Manifest Destiny Nightmare

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Seeing what's in front of your nose demands a constant struggle.—George OrwellDear Friends + Interlocutors,Is the world properly constituted? I used...

Express Train for War

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Klaatu barada nikto.—The Day the Earth Stood StillDear Friends + Interlocutors,
In the aftermath of the brazen bombings of the Nord Stream pipelines,...

The Cockeyed Crusade

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

By what deranged thinking did meddling in a civil war over territories that have been Russian for more than 300 years merit bringing the world economy...

A race between "global warming" and nuclear war?

Friday, September 9, 2022

It is of men, and of them only, that one should always be frightened.—Louis-Ferdinand CélineDear Friends + Interlocutors,An important English scientist...

Germany to hit the Wall?

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Maybe I could get you a magazine or a bag of peanuts.—Dorothy ParkerDear Friends + Interlocutors,OMG. Is Germany about to hit the wall? From what I’ve...

Catastrophic Escalation?

Friday, August 19, 2022

America’s glory is not dominion, but liberty. Her march is the march of the mind. She goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy.—President John...

We Always Knew the Dangers of NATO Expansion

Monday, August 15, 2022

Seeing what's in front of your nose demands a constant struggle.—George OrwellDear Friends + Interlocutors,Too late now! A host of knowledgable Washington...

LagoGate and Taiwan...

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Good morning judge, what may be my fine?—Furry LewisSaturday, August 13th, 2022Dear Friends + Interlocutors,
Can we get back to the topic of Taiwan...

The Pelosi Provocation...

Friday, August 5, 2022

A great nation's foreign policy involves power, money, trade, oil and arms, 
but it proceeds from ideas.—William Pfaff
Friday, August 5th, 2022Dear...

Cirincione contra Mearsheimer re Ukraine

Sunday, July 31, 2022

It’s not a conspiracy. It’s a coincidence.—Gore VidalSunday, July 31st, 2022Dear Friends + Interlocutors,Some of my “liberal” friends and acquaintances...

KEEPING THE MIDEAST SAFER FOR DICTATORS || Eric Margolis

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

God help us in the future.—Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)July 27th, 2022Dear Friends + Interlocutors,Pray for Uncle Sam. He has been drugged, brainwashed,...

The world needs Russian oil and gas | South China Morning Post

Friday, July 22, 2022

It’s the second-raters that stir up hell; first-rate people wouldn’t.—Dorothy ParkerFriday, July 22nd, 2022Dear Friends + Interlocutors,As I recall,...

Russian gas cuts threaten to shutter Germany industry | Financial Times

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

I was lucky tonight. He had a gun, but I had a tire iron.—Phillip Marlowe, 1958Tuesday, July 19th, 2022Dear Friends + Interlocutors,I woke up in Munich...

The Two-Front War...

Thursday, July 7, 2022

It’s the second-raters that stir up hell; first-rate people wouldn’t.—Dorothy ParkerThursday evening, July 7th, 2022Dear Friends + Interlocutors,Smart...

Changes not seen in a Century – Chas W. Freeman, Jr.

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Let me know when we go off a cliff.—They Drive By NightSunday, July 3rd, 2022Dear Friends + Interlocutors,Below please find a link to retired U.S. ambassador...

Mearsheimer Update...

Monday, June 20, 2022

"But he hasn't got anything on," a little child said.—The Emperor’s New ClothesDear Friends + Interlocutors,FYI. Recent appearance by Professor Mearsheimer...

Victoria Nuland to the Box...

Friday, June 17, 2022

A great nation's foreign policy involves power, money, trade, oil and arms, 
but it proceeds from ideas.—William Pfaff

Dear Friends + Interlocutors,

Who...

Dr. Mearsheimer's NY Times Op Ed on arming Ukraine... [February 2015]

Monday, June 6, 2022

It’s not a conspiracy. It’s a coincidence.—Gore Vidal

Monday morning

Just for the record, here's an item I sent out in February of 2015...

The world has become collateral damage of Western sanctions | South China Morning Post

Friday, June 3, 2022

Always remember, it can be worse tomorrow.—Soda Jerk, Witness to MurderDear Friends + Interlocutors,FYI. Thoughtful and eye-opening article by Alex Lo...

U.S. Will Start Blocking Russia’s Bond Payments to American Investors - The New York Times

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

There is not a single constitution in the world which is actually observed.—NapoleonDear Friends + Interlocutors,I wish two things. That I knew more...

The Big Two Op-eds in the New York Times...

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Is politics nothing but the art of deliberately lying?—Voltaire

Dear Friends + Interlocutors,

Looking over today's print edition of the...

Columbus' arrival linked to carbon dioxide drop | Science News

Monday, May 30, 2022

The mind is like a parachute. It works only when it is open.—Frank Zappa

Dear Friends + Interlocutors,

Here’s an interesting item if you...

My morning at the bank and bicycle shop...

Thursday, May 26, 2022

I soon grew as poor as a rat.—E.A. PoeDear Friends + Interlocutors,I went to the bank this morning to withdraw a hundred dollars in small bills. Walking...

Former President Bush condemns 'brutal invasion of Iraq' in public gaffe | YouTube

Monday, May 23, 2022

Seeing what's in front of your nose demands a constant struggle.—George Orwell

Dear Friends + Interlocutors

FYI: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3LXo6NoFVw

Never...

Nothing More to say about Ukraine...

Saturday, May 21, 2022

A century long barrage of propaganda seeps in everywhere.—Charles Bukowski

Dear Friends + Interlocutors,

I sure would like to stop writing...

US vows ‘decisive’ response if Russia deploys to Cuba, Venezuela

Friday, May 20, 2022

“You cannot be serious!”—John McEnroeDear Friends + Interlocutors,Here’s an illuminating item in the SCMP from January of this year, before the Ukraine...

U.S. benefits the most from Ukraine crisis: European Parliament member - CGTN

Thursday, May 12, 2022

God help us in the future.—Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)Dear Friends + Interlocutors,I love Claire Daly's accent and her down-to-earth analysis of the...

What the Media Still Isn't Telling You About Russiagate - Ray McGovern

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

It’s not a conspiracy. It’s a coincidence.—Gore VidalDear Friends + Interlocutors,I wrote some days ago that the Russo-Ukraine war represents yet another...

Making Mischief in Ukraine - CounterPunch.org

Friday, May 6, 2022

"You cannot be serious!”—John McEnroeDear Friends + Interlocutors,I have come across a long-forgotten article I wrote for the left-leaning website COUNTERPUNCH....

Ukraine Update on The Critical Hour – Ray McGovern

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

What is history? The lies that everyone agrees on.—VoltaireDear Friends + Interlocutors,Once again, I bring you the outlook of ex-CIA executive Ray McGovern....

[UPDATE]How to End the War in Ukraine with Scott Ritter - YouTube

Friday, April 29, 2022

Sorry, I got confused and over my skis. I gave you some incorrect info. Scott Ritter resigned in the late 1990s when Bill Clinton was President, not...

How to End the War in Ukraine with Scott Ritter - YouTube

Friday, April 29, 2022

The masses should be directed without them being aware of it.—NapoleonDear Friends + Interlocutors,Scott Ritter revisited (See link below.) He was the...

Ukraine is a Pawn on the Grand Chessboard | Dissident Voice

Sunday, April 24, 2022

I think it's time we stop. Nobody's right if everybody's wrong.—Buffalo Springfield,1966Dear Friends + Interlocutors,A few random thoughts and my opinion...

Migratory birds of mass destruction - Indian Punchline

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Klaatu barada nikto.—The Day the Earth Stood StillDear Friends + Interlocutors,Please find a link below to one of the most alarming and amazing articles...

I was there: NATO and the origins of the Ukraine crisis: Ambassador Jack Matlock

Saturday, April 16, 2022

It’s the second-raters that stir up hell; first-rate people wouldn’t.—Dorothy ParkerSaturday evening, April 16th, 2022Dear Friends + Interlocutors,The...

Former NATO Military Analyst Blows the Whistle on West’s Ukraine Invasion Narrative...

Friday, April 15, 2022

I was lucky tonight. He had a gun, but I had a tire iron.—Phillip Marlowe, 1958Dear Friends + Interlocutors,Why do I get the feeling that this entire...

So Bucha Bodies Were Real? | Awful Avalanche

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Seeing what's in front of your nose demands a constant struggle.—George OrwellDear Friends + Interlocutors,Do you get the feeling that we are being punked—lied...

The birth of a “new world order” from the Ukrainian battlefield – Elijah J. Magnier

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

The principle of evil consists in messing into other peoples’ affairs.—Ezra PoundDear Friends + Interlocutors,I am not sure what to make of this, the...

Ukraine & Syria...are you confused?

Saturday, April 2, 2022

It’s not a conspiracy. It’s a coincidence.--Gore VidalDear Friends + Interlocutors,I’ve been thinking about Syria lately. Why? The answer is, Ukraine....

Professor Ted Postol interview concerning nuclear weapons & Ukraine...

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Klaatu barada nikto.—The Day the Earth Stood StilDear Friends + Interlocutors,Here’s a little item which might ruin your day. Ted Postol is a nuclear...

Washington Is Delirious - David Stockman

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Let me know when we go off a cliff.—They Drive By NightDear Friends + Interlocutors,Debunk and deflate…hold that thought.It turns out that yesterday...

Joe Biden's War

Saturday, March 26, 2022

It’s not a conspiracy. It’s a coincidence.--Gore VidalDear Friends + Interlocutors,As an American, I proudly voted for my dog in the past two elections...

Sanctions, Sanctimony and Nuclear Weapons...

Friday, March 18, 2022

Klaatu barada nikto.—The Day the Earth Stood StillDear Friends + Interlocutors,It has occurred to me, at this point in the Ukraine conflict, that the...

Putin is Correct about NATO & Ukraine. U.S. Double Standard Explained - YouTube

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

The enemy is ignorance.—Ezra PoundDear Friends + Interlocutors,Cooperation not confrontation. Just that simple. Nothing complicated about it. Of course,...

Chris Hedges: Waltzing Toward Armageddon with the Merchants of Death

Monday, March 14, 2022

Always remember, it can be worse tomorrow.—Soda Jerk, Witness to MurderDear Friends + Interlocutors,Respected, progressive journalist Chris Hedges takes...

John Mearsheimer on why the West is principally responsible for the Ukrainian crisis...

Saturday, March 12, 2022

We learn from history that we learn nothing from history.—Garrett Mattinglyhttps://www.economist.com/by-invitation/2022/03/11/john-mearsheimer-on-why-the-west-is-principally-responsible-for-the-ukrainian-crisisDear...

Zelensky rubbishes Biden's war on Russia - Indian Punchline

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Men easily believe what they want to.—CaesarDear Friends + Interlocutors,Whom do you believe? Whose judgement do you trust?The almost-always irritating...