Jim W. Dean – Reuters is reporting that a government source has said the investigation involves PressTV being an unregistered foreign agent for Iran, a strange twist indeed.
Jim W. Dean – The Turkish FM has thrown down the gauntlet that it will move against the YPG whether the US pulls out or not, an official statement, not the usual anonymous source.
Jim W. Dean – Is the US ramping up pressure on Iran over its satellite launch by grabbing Marzieh Hashemi while coming to the US to visit her family?
Jim W. Dean – Cohen’s testimony will be a big media event, right when Trump will be wanting to jump start his 2020 campaign.
… from Sputnik News, Moscow [ Editor’s Note: You really can’t make this stuff up. Pompeo is a holy roller. I admit I missed it. Trump brought in no one but TWO it now seems, hard core evangelicals to use as a screen to cover him on his underage girl issues and what has been More..
“Senate Republicans have abdicated their responsibility to the American people by forcing a second vote on S.1, a bill that has nothing to do with reopening the government,” said the Jewish Democratic Council of America.
Jim W. Dean – This report on the poor readiness shape of the Israeli army might put the US military aid to Israel in a bad light.
Trump is willing to take military action in Syria again if needed – Pompeo …from Russia Today, Moscow – [ Editor’s Note: What we have now with Syria is a verbal twist on Obama’s old “All options are on the table” zinger. Trump and Pompeo keep punting the Syria ball back and forth, thinking that More..
Jim W. Dean – If the War Party was ever in the closet, it sure as hell is no longer.
… from Russia Today, Moscow [ Editor’s Note: Stephen Cohen gets his big stick out to do some major head whacking on his list of bad boy geopolitical con artists for 2018. He is a shining light among academics for his willingness to wade into the fight where he sees media and political hucksters, be More..
The Syria withdrawal story has taken almost daily twists and turns, even with Bolton and Trump seeming to be going in separate directions.
Jim W. Dean – The Gulf States would still like a pipeline through Syria, as the Israelis have one planned for their offshore fields to go into Italy.
Jim W. Dean – The free and democratic US now insists, without any input from Syria, that it will decide Syria’s foreign policy with the Turks on the Kurds,
Hackers who leaked documents from the Integrity Initiative, a shadowy outfit funded by the UK government, claim they show its connections to the March 2018 alleged poisoning attack in Salisbury and proposed actions against Russia.
Jim W. Dean – I told the young Iranians they were going to have a hard time getting the US Deep State boot off their necks, as we have not yet figured out how to do it ourselves.
Apple’s shares tumbled 8.8 percent in pre-market trading after the iPhone maker slashed its holiday-quarter revenue outlook due to slowing iPhone sales in China.
Jim W. Dean – Let’s see now if other senior journalists band with Arkin to put this issue of corporate media rolling over on the big security issues squarely in front of the public with all that they collectively know.
The president’s dissatisfaction with the military watchdog may stem from November’s report, which revealed that the Afghan government’s control of the country is at its lowest point since the IG began tracking territorial gains and losses in 2015.
Jim W. Dean – The YPG has been wasting troops in Manbij, when they could have been put to better use clearing ISIS out of eastern Deir Ezzor province faster.
… from Press TV, Tehran [ Editor’s Note: My long denied hope that Iraq and Syria’s (and Russia’s) military forces would have a formal and visible coalition for eliminating the US support ISIS elements in eastern Syrian has some wind in its sails once again. A simple look at the map would show the potential More..