I had a dream and an idea surfaced for stopping Trump’s “Tariff War” and turning some of his biggest allies against him.
Russia and China warn the U. S. of serious consequences of a long-term trade war. Trump pays no attention.
Russia sends three old high-speed nuclear armed bombers, (They’re all old in and obsolute in Russia) over the Arctic and deep into Canada and close to the U.S. border, then suddenly turn back after scaring the hell out of the public. Simultaneously, China launches an ICBM toward California that lands midway in the Pacific Ocean.
Turmoil and panic follow, Congress, the Pentagon, and also Wall Street tell Trump to back off, cease and desist or modify his trade position. They warn Donald it’s getting too dangerous, could mean War!
Well Readers, it was only a dream. Don’t get excited.
Late at night tossing and turning I dreamed again of the bullying of Colonial Gaza. The Israel Defense Force (IDF) is one of the best and well armed army in the world thanks to U. S. support, but nevertheless will not have a chance of protecting its border against the brutally vicious Gazan’s well-trained and recently activated military.
The Gazans have a hidden secret force consisting of army, navy, and air force with armored tanks and equipment, artillery, fighter aircraft, ICBMs with nuclear warheads that can be launched at a moment’s notice. Of course during this period Gazans are using rocks and slingshots in conjunction with burning tires, but there is always the potential of a next week swift surprise counter attack against the IDF.
The reader may not know at this writing the Gaza casualty count stands at 31 dead and over two thousand injured, but Israel has suffered too, a IDF soldier accidentally shot and wounded his best friend, two Israeli soldiers are missing and presumed captured, several combatants have complained of numbed fingers and thumbs from pulling rifle triggers and other arthritic symptoms while kilometers back from the front line administrator report two, possibly three, serious paper cuts.
A business tip: A smart Zionist businessman should shipment over old, very old worn rubber tires to Gaza because so many are being burned the supply has run its course. Hamas will be buying old worn tires for three or four hundred dollars each. Merely a business suggestion to go along with my midnight fantasies.
All the Best to you.
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All the Best to you.
Seventeen dead 1,400 wounded as night falls on Gaze. Glad to see all these ‘terrorist’ casualties because they ought to know by now not to battle the Israelis and their U. S. sponsor for the very land that was forcefully stolen from them. These Palestinians must be ignorant along with hunger for independence and freedom.
I believe it will be worse come 14 May when on that day the U. S. Embassy function is scheduled to move into Jerusalem on the very anniversary of the day Israel was founded. This was done deliberately of course by the two nuclear powers to flaunt their mutual power over the world and those rag-headed Palestinians.
I highly suspect there is a Zionist stooge occupying the White House, but we will never really know for certain unless Trump’s private tax records are released to the public and we discover who were the ones who bailed him out of five (5) bankruptcies.
Don’t let soft-spoken the 34-year-old Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Saleman fool us, he probably has a bigger ego than Donald Trump. Other than Israel’s Netanyahu, he is the most powerful despot in the crisis ridden Middle East.
Known as the ‘Architect of the Yemen War’ when Saleman was Minister of Defense a few years back, who at the time thought as Bush and Cheney had about Iraq, that backward Yemen would be a quick and easy win-win conflict. Well the fighting continues to go on hot and heavy with no end in sight. Now he has a new role and a goal to make Saudi Arabia ‘Great Again’. In this objective Saleman’s record is a bit mixed. Ruling the government, business, and socially quite well, as my research reveals. He presumes to be anti-corruption and has taken direct efforts to curb it, although others believe it is merely a consolidation of power and corruption goes on by another name under colleagues.
The best news about the young king is he is a social progressive and has stood up face to face against the Wahhabis religious faction within and outside the government. No easy task against the sect that has influence Saudi kings for a 150 years.
For the first time this past year as by decree he has granted Saudi women rights of independence previously never dreamed of within the fanatical Muslim faith. By new laws Saleman allows women to drive vehicles, attend stadium sports events, singly open bank accounts and desist asking permission of a father, husband, or brother to acquire a passport, and to seek employment any where they wish. Last month he approved the right for a woman to join the military.
Due to his progressive nature the crown prince has made enemies more often than not among the old traditional greedy moneyed club and the Wahhabis. and further I believes he has fondness, a predilection, for weaponry, (hundreds of billions on order from the U. S) and contemplates as most Sunni Saudis do of an eventual war with Shiite Iran.
All the Best.
written by the author of Rogue Journey, 1945-1975, and Vietnam Journey, ten years in the Nam, a family story.
I have held this post for several days to clear my mind and do some rational critical thinking concerning the Skripal poisoning. The controversy is easily opinionated as “the Russians did it’. Not so fast, Russia repeatedly denies it and where is the proof? There is none, and there will be in probability none forthcoming.
Convicted double agent Skripal was sentence to 13 years imprisonment and spent years behind bars before being exchanged in an East-West spy swap. In his new life in Britain the former agent apparently posed no threat to the Russian government. There is plainly no motive for the Kremlin to execute this man and it is a mystery that may never be solved.
Conversely could it be others? At this point in time who would have the motivation to pin the unsavory incident on the Russians and why? Research, analysis, and rationality brings to mind one other suspect, one whose had a recent hardliner staff change in directorship at the highest pinnacle of American’s intelligence organizations. The CIA.
Who benefited by the attempted murders? Definitely not Russia, the U. S. however did. The act drew closer the NATO alliance as to fervent criticism of Russia which hit an all time high, and therefore placed itself firmly in the camp of the domestically and internationally beleaguered President Trump. It was a win-win for the significant segment of Russia hating departments in the Pentagon and in the intelligence field.
The devious act countered Russia’s surge to retain its world leadership. The move stopped Russia its tracks and its alleged, debatable, ‘most powerful leader in the world, Putin’. If the CIA did it, it was a brilliant strategic move done at the right moment to boost a defensive and disliked American president.
The Democrats and media once criticize Tillerson the then Secretary of State for allowing critical positions unfilled, i. e. Ambassador to South Korea, etc. but currently Russia has temporarily lost over 120 key positions and is diplomatically blinded. That in itself is a CIA plus, but the damage continues and the play for newer sanctions bu the U. K. has just begun.
Background: After the poisoning in Salisbury, England the U.K sends home 23 diplomatic staff to Russia, quickly followed by 60 from the U. S. and the closing of a Consulate in Seattle, Washington state near a submarine base. Within days more than 80 other diplomats and alleged espionage agents are summoned out of European and Nordic counties. As I write am waiting for the other shoe to drop by way of the Russian retalitory response.
Assassinations and attempted assassinations are no stranger to America’s CIA. The U. S. tried to kill Castro a half-dozen times with cigars, food, and a seashell. One of the most publicized was the successful torture murder of the incorruptible Patrice Lummumba in the resource rich Congo. There have been dozens of attempts and successes in South America, some of which at times with suddenly exploded and disappearing aircraft as depicted in John Perkin’s best seller 2004 book I was an Economic Hitman.
In my Cold War lifetime I have never seen so much negative diplomatic activity over a couple of dubious, unsuccessful, double agent spies who have absolutely nothing of importance to provide to any government on earth. (Papa & Dau) Of course this is the third or fourth alleged poisoning by the Russians in the past 50 years. Are we prepared for more conflict and possibly an extension of the Cold War over two failed spies? I hope not.
All the Best to you.
Whenever I wake up and put on my makeup I say a little prayer for Trump.
Six months ago it use to be when waking each morning one would wonder if we had gone to war with North Korea yet; now it’s will the United States have a proper functioning peaceful White House to continue management of the country?
Trump’s lawyer in the Mueller Russia investigation quit because the president is disregarding advice. No sweat there, he’s still a dedicated Trump man, and in fact says ‘He loves him’.
The sadist change by far, by far is the departure of H. R. McMaster a fine level-headed three star General adviser who did not support the Vietnam War, and wrote a best-selling book, Dereliction of Duty, in which he described his reasons why and his ideology. A volume incidentally I recommend, have in my tablet, and will read again on a slow Trump weekend if there ever is one.
The most sorrowful and depressing change however is with the John Bolton replacement. Bolton had a deep romance with the Bush – Cheney administration as their U. N. Ambassador, and supported not only Iraq II but of all the wars planned and executed by the Neo Conservatives. Bolton is a warmonger par excellent. A wrong man for a wrong job. I believe he is the most bellicose official the U. S. has had or confirmed with in the past 20 years.
Two years ago during delicate negotiations for the Iran nuclear deal I personally viewed Bolton angrily calling for the immediate bombing of Iran. It was an overly strong uncalled for statement even for the FOx Net, and you may say suspended him for a period. The fatherly appearing walrus moustached man is the most dangerous adviser Trump has in his staff of right-wing supporters.
“Whenever I wake up and… I say a little prayer for Trump… say a little prayer for Trump… and for the United States of America.
All the Best to you.