Jim W. Dean – Mr. Sheikh has an excellent review of the Trump post-missile strike on Syria, in terms of what it revealed about future US policy, or maybe I should say, the lack of one.
Jim W. Dean – As I have always said, and been ignored, killing the Jihadis on the battlefield is a short-term accomplishment, when they can be easily replaced by those waiting in the bullpen training camps.
Jim W. Dean – Mr. Engdahl takes us behind the EU economic curtain for a peek at what a hollowed-out Swiss cheese it is. The banksters and deep-state actors have already looted the Union, leaving the electorate holding the debt bag.
Jim W. Dean – The pot is beginning to simmer between China and South Korea, with public animosity against the Korean deployment of the THAAD anti-missile deployment topping the list.
Jim W. Dean – This is another classic dot connecting piece by Gordon. He has the ability to do material like this due to his photographic memory, with total recall and anything he has ever read or heard.
Jim W. Dean – Americans have a lot to worry about concerning their future. We notice a growing numbness among the folks, not only refusing to do much to correct the situation, but not wanting to even think about it.
There are huge strategic questions needing serious responsible answers from the USG.
Jim W. Dean – It was time for Gordon to do one of his retrospective dot connectors. It is not that we are running out of current news, but because after years of covering a story, its beginning, middle and ending can get blurred.
Henry Kamens – As one Syrian expert living in the US shared with me, ‘I know this doctor [Sahloul] personally. He is a Muslim Brotherhood member and is sympathetic to the sectarian rebel groups inside Syria, they shouldn’t even be called rebels because what they really are, are terrorists.
Jim W. Dean – We are seeing a consistent flow of good material on the sleeping giant geopolitical topic of our time, the fraud of America’s political and military establishments presenting themselves as the defenders of freedom and democracy when their record is exactly the opposite.
Jim W Dean – America’s record as a defender of freedom and democracy has been destroyed by its own hand, and most publicly so. Americans have been lied to for so long that we suffer from a numbness that renders us unable to effectively resist on the scale needed to save ourselves.
Gordon Duff – Telling the truth is a dangerous thing as many know, illegal in fact. Doing so with circumspection, using allegory and a touch of irony is always best.
Jim W. Dean – The bias of the media coverage on the civilian causalities in Aleppo versus Mosul are a dark stain on whatever fig leaf of honor corporate media could still claim.
Jim W. Dean – Henry Kamens gives us an interesting analysis on the ever-changing Mr. Erdogan, who has a lot of irons in the fire. Iran and Russia are on the spot with their errant tripartite partner.
Jim W. Dean – As he often does, Seth Ferris absorbs an event for a while before writing about it, avoiding the rush to claim the “who dun it” prize on day one, a national pastime for Internet Dick Tracys.
Jim W. Dean – Gosh, what’s not to love about David Rockefeller, from his support of the Nazi Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for its eugenics work, tying grant money to population control, the GMO food revolution, and.
Jim W. Dean – This is one of the best quotes I have ever seen on war. “Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.” – Ernest Hemingway
Jim W. Dean – The update on this story is the admission by the House investigation committee that there was some inadvertent collection of material on the Trump campaign, picked up via surveillance of foreign entities being monitored.
Jim W. Dean – This is another barn burner by Gordon, a peek behind the curtain in the Wizard of Oz. This may be the first time that the warrantless surveillance zones around NY and DC have been discussed.
Jim W. Dean – Eastern Europe is hard for Westerners to stay abreast of and impossible for those in the US, as it might as well be on Mars in terms of our following its politics.
Gordon Duff – We will now tell that story. Putting highly classified and actionable intelligence “out there” is high risk for a variety of reasons.
Jim W. Dean – I got angry all over again going through this to do the magazine layout, when I thought of the financial and time resources put into this UN report, and what all it left out.
Jim W. Dean – We are a suspicious bunch here at VT, about things we don’t know, and why, and about things we thought we knew.
We have swallowed, like others, more than a few over our many years and try to become wiser in the process
Jim W. Dean – Phil Butler has a dark view piece today on the future of the EU. While we can easily see the EU flag with tears and tatters in it, we can assume that there will be a transformation versus its disappearance.
Turkey is now sworn to come in for the kill and aid Syria by knocking out ISIS, even if it means Turkey must fight its own military, which makes up the bulwark of ISIS forces in this region, and Turkey will supply both sides in the fighting simultaneously. Comedy?
Jim W. Dean – The Theater of the absurd returned to Washington last weekend, or perhaps it never left. The FBI’s James Comey went to the Capitol Thursday to brief the top Senate and House Intel Committee Congressmen in a secure basement facility.
Jim W. Dean – Henry Kamens takes us back to the South China Sea which has been out of the news lately. I had missed that the US had pulled out, for the time being anyway. I don’t think Trump had anything to do with it, as these ship rotations usually are planned well in advance
Jim W. Dean – Oh my, no more lurking in the closet for the top down one world government crowd. When do we all get our free Koolaid so we can be ready for our big space ship ride.
Gordon Duff – Americans move from home to school and back home again and to shared apartments, dilapidated homes in crime ridden neighborhoods, while employers, all well organized and coordinated, spiral wages to nothing.
Jim W. Dean – From a long-term Intel perspective, we knew that an economically successful China would eventually be tagged as a “threat”, and the US dogs of war would eventually be sent to do some 21st century gun-boat diplomacy.