Theatre of the Absurd in Washington

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Dear Friends + Interlocutors,This nuttiness has got to end somewhere. Biden’s sanctimonious, self-serving speech last Tuesday at Washington’s Holocaust...

Patrick Lawrence: The Impotence of Antony Blinken

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Maybe I could get you a magazine or a bag of peanuts.—Dorothy Parker
Dear Friends + Interlocutors,Yes, we should all feel more unsafe than ever. As...

Academic Freedom and Free Speech in Danger...

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Dear Friends + Interlocutors,This article in The New Yorker by Harvard Professor Louis Menard is the first qualified support of the pro-Palestinian protesters...

TikTok Hypocrisy - The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Dear Friends + Interlocutors,Hysteria and deception. The Papa Joe/Deep State regime pushes the envelope.The anti-China lobby and the anti-Semitism hoaxers...

The Second Coming of Walt & Mearsheimer...

Sunday, April 21, 2024

It’s not a conspiracy. It’s a coincidence.--Gore Vidal
Dear Friends + Interlocutors,Returning ab ovo, a joint interview with Professors Steve Walt...

Gaza: The Strategic Imperative | Michael Hudson

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Dear Friends + Interlocutors:Absolute must read to understand what is happening and why. It’s a long-range project which commenced a long time ago....The...

William PFAFF: End the Israeli-American Alliance (2014)

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Dear Friends + Interlocutors,Herewith a link to a 2014 entry of mine featuring the late, great William Pfaff of International Herald Tribune fame. This...

Professor Wolfgang Streeck...

Monday, March 25, 2024

Dear Friends + Interlocutors,In the midst of terror, mass murder and a fountain of lies from the White House, let’s take a break to talk about nuclear...

David Brooks solves Impasse...

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Dear Friends + Interlocutors: Sometimes I stumble across certain unsolicited comments of years gone by when I can hardly believe what I have written....

Zionism and American Jews

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Dear Friends + Interlocutors,Here below is an essay by the late, great Alfred Lilienthal, author of What Price Israel?He was a wealthy American anti-Zionist...

Rationale for Genocide

Sunday, February 11, 2024

Tolerance will reach such a level that intelligent people will be banned 
from thinking so as not to offend the imbeciles.—Dostoevsky
Dear Friends...

The Leaning Tower of St. Moritz...

Monday, February 5, 2024

Monday morning, February 5th, 2024Dear Friends + Interlocutors,I’m back in St. Moritz, Switzerland, ensconced in a broom-closet of a room in one of the...

Israel's Day of Reckoning - by John J. Mearsheimer

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Is politics nothing but the art of deliberately lying?—Voltaire
Dear Friends + Interlocutors,Here’s the latest bulletin from Professor Mearsheimer....

China, America, and Pacific Asia – Chas W. Freeman, Jr.

Saturday, January 27, 2024

The principle of good, enunciated by Confucius, consists in establishing order within oneself. 
The principle of evil consists in messing into other...

To What End? To What Good?

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Israel controls the U.S. Senate. Anything Israel wants, Israel gets.—Senator William Fulbright, 1973Dear Friends + Interlocutors,There has been an avalanche...

Biden Says Netanyahu Must “Change”—But Vows “Unshakeable” Support Either Way | Vanity Fair

Thursday, December 14, 2023

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

Dear Friends + Interlocutors,

Behold two veteran, corrupt politicians in...

Henry Kissinger, Adjunct Neocon

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Dear Friends + Interlocutors,Dr. Henry Kissinger has left the building. He was the most prominent U.S. foreign policy operative since Dean Acheson and...

U.S.-Israel Relationship | C-SPAN.org | Video

Saturday, November 18, 2023

It’s not a conspiracy. It’s a coincidence.—Gore Vidal
Dear Friends + Interlocutors,Here are three ex-CIA executives answering the question, “Is Israel...

Rashid Khalidi: “Israel is stealing land as we speak” - New Statesman

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Dear Friends + Interlocutors,More context, more background. Professor Khalidi from my alma mater Columbia University is concise, logical and to the point....

‘MAKE A DESERT AND CALL IT PEACE’ – Tacitus || Eric Margolis

Monday, November 13, 2023

Dear Friends + Interlocutors,Below is the latest post by veteran foreign policy journalist Eric Margolis. I can’t improve upon it, but will make a few...

Chas Freeman speaks about Palestine

Sunday, November 5, 2023

Israel controls the U.S. Senate. Anything Israel wants, Israel gets.—Senator William Fulbright, 1973Dear Friends + Interlocutors, Here’s a breath of...

The Blood Feud

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Dear Friends + Interlocutors,Wonderful. The vagaries and machinations of U.S. foreign policy have created two horrific blood feuds on the international...

What Actually Happened on October 7th?

Sunday, October 29, 2023

The mind is like a parachute. It works only when it is open.—Frank Zappa
Dear Friends + Interlocutors,It seems possible, indeed likely, that the scope...

A Danger of our own Making

Thursday, October 26, 2023

Seeing what's in front of your nose demands a constant struggle.—George Orwell
Dear Friends + Interlocutors,
Do the American people have any idea,...

UN Chief Urges Immediate Halt by Both Sides in Israel-Hamas War - Bloomberg

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Dear Friends + Interlocutors,
OMG. An agent of the thought police, the Ambassador of Israel to the UN, denounces the UN Secretary General for stating...

Chris Hedges: Israel’s Culture of Deceit

Sunday, October 22, 2023

Dear Friends + Interlocutors,More background info on the greatest confidence trick in history from a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, Chris Hedges,...

Ursula von der Leyen to the Box..

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Dear Friends + Interlocutors,The war in Gaza did not start last week. Irish Member of Parliament Richard Boyd Barrett reads the riot act to Israeli ambassador...

Gaza in the Cross-Hairs

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Dear Friends + Interlocutors,Gaza, countdown to genocide. Alex Lo, South China Morning Post:https://www.scmp.com/comment/opinion/article/3238107/why-workable-palestinian-state-impossible?utm_source=copy-link&utm_campaign=3238107&utm_medium=share_widget
Minister...

Mad Dogs & Zionists

Monday, October 16, 2023

Dear Friends + Interlocutors,If you get a sickening feeling that you may have seen this massacre before, you are correct—but on a smaller scale. In July...

Palestine Update: THE PLAN TO WIPE OUT HAMAS - Seymour Hersh

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Dear Friends + Interlocutors,Here’s the basic problem. The Tel Aviv-Washington axis labeled Hamas a terrorist organization from the start, even as it...

Bibi's Strategy has blown up in his face...

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Cunning is a poor substitute for sagacity.—La RochefoucauldDear Friends + Interlocutors,The unfortunate American President has dispatched the 101st Airborne...

It's the Foreign Policy, Stupid

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

It’s not a conspiracy. It’s a coincidence.--Gore VidalDear Friends + Interlocutors,Thanks to a deliberate, long-standing policy of neglect, denial, lies...

David attacks Goliath

Sunday, October 8, 2023

Dear Friends + Interlocutors,
Just in case you’d like another perspective on the present blowup in Gaza, the world's largest open-air prison camp,...

The Folly of American Intervention

Monday, October 2, 2023

We are America; we are the indispensable nation. 
We stand tall and we see further than other countries into the future.—Madeleine Albright, 1998
Dear...

Biden is Toast

Friday, September 15, 2023

Maybe I could get you a magazine or a bag of peanuts.—Dorothy Parker
Dear Friends + Interlocutors,On the 25th ultimo, I predicted, “For health and...

When Will Trump Be in Court? These Are the Dates to Watch...

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

I soon grew as poor as a rat.—E.A. Poe
Dear Friends + Interlocutors,Trump aside—please forget Donald Trump entirely just for a moment—isn’t it now...

The lawfare vendetta...

Friday, August 25, 2023

Dear Friends + Interlocutors,My throw-away item of yesterday—I wrote it in ten minutes before doing the dishes—was picked up by Lew Rockwell’s libertarian...

The FT and the Big Stretch

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

To speak the truth, all the people have been set agog with politics.—Edgar Allen PoeWednesday evening, August 23rd, 2023
Dear Friends + Interlocutors,Instead...

The Churchill Legend - LewRockwell

Thursday, August 10, 2023

It is more important to study men than books.—La Rochefoucauld

Dear Friends + Interlocutors,

Please note a little item posted on Lew Rockwell’s...

Evidence Of Biden Burisma Corruption Is Overwhelming...

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Good morning judge, what may be my fine?—Furry Lewis
Dear Friends + Interlocutors,I’ve seen enough to convince me that Papa Joe Biden is guilty of...

Top 10 Biden-Burisma bombshells from FBI source doc | Just The News

Thursday, July 20, 2023

It’s the second-raters that stir up hell; first-rate people wouldn’t.—Dorothy Parker
Dear Friends + Interlocutors,
Further confirmation below of...

The Messianic Syndrome

Sunday, July 2, 2023

Let me know when we go off a cliff.—They Drive By Night
Zurich, SwitzerlandDear Friends + Interlocutors,Some of you no doubt have been waiting anxiously...

Where The Ukraine War Is Headed || John Mearsheimer

Thursday, June 29, 2023

It’s not a conspiracy. It’s a coincidence.--Gore Vidal
Dear Friends + Interlocutors,I’m sending along the latest, important article my Prof John Mearsheimer...

The Big Cons and the Vassalization of Europe

Sunday, June 25, 2023

Seeing what's in front of your nose demands a constant struggle.—George Orwell
Dear Friends + Interlocutors,I’m in Munich, my favorite European city,...

Those ‘Dam’ Russians… Now They’re Flooding Themselves for Propaganda! — Strategic Culture

Friday, June 9, 2023

Venice, ItalyDear Friends + Interlocutors,See link below.Actually, in a military sense, blowing up the dam in Ukraine makes sense. That is, from Kiev’s...

Joe Biden bribery allegations involve Ukraine, first raised with FBI in 2017, key investigator says | Just The News

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Dear Friends + Interlocutors,Another straw in the wind. Drone King Obama put VP Papa Joe Biden in charge of the Ukraine dossier. No wonder Papa Joe was...

Coronation Fiasco?

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Anywhere you can dream is good, providing the place is obscure, and the horizon is vast.—Victor Hugo
Dear Friends + Interlocutors,Herewith a brief,...

George Kennan and the Wolfowitz Doctrine

Sunday, April 16, 2023

What the hell am I doing? That is a question that really interests me.—Theodore Zeldin
Dear Friends + Interlocutors,What are they trying to do, what...

Trump to the Slammer?

Friday, March 31, 2023

You cannot be serious!—John McEnroe

Dear Friends + Interlocutors,

I woke up this morning with a headache and was confronted with a banner...

The Reckoning That Wasn't

Friday, March 3, 2023

A great nation's foreign policy involves power, money, trade, oil and arms, but it proceeds from ideas.—William PfaffDear Friends + Interlocutors,I rest...

Netanyahoo back in the saddle...

Friday, February 17, 2023

Klaatu barada nikto.—The Day the Earth Stood StillDear Friends + Interlocutors,Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the newly-empowered Netanyahoo coalition...

Claire Daly blasts European coverup of Sy Hersh bombshell story...

Thursday, February 16, 2023

It’s not a conspiracy. It’s a coincidence.--Gore VidalDear Friends + Interlocutors,You go girl! Irish member of EU Parliament, Claire Daly, denounces...

Terrorism? Hersh's Nord Stream Bombshell Ignored By Mainstream Media

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Let me know when we go off a cliff.—They Drive By NightDear Friends + Interlocutors,Here’s the avuncular approach to the Nord Stream blowup. Ron Paul,...

Sy Hersh and The Way We Live Now - Craig Murray

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Dear Friends + Interlocutors,London calling. FYI. Cui bono? I repeat, Cui bono?! The charade continues. Patrickhttps://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2023/02/sy-hersh-and-the-way-we-live-now/Sy...

US ‘lying’ about Nord Stream expose – Moscow — RT Russia

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Dear Friends + Interlocutors,Why do I believe Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Maria Zakharova instead of Ned Price, US Department of State Spokesperson?...

Investigators Say Putin Likely Approved Supply of Missile System That Downed Flight MH17

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Is politics nothing but the art of deliberately lying?—VoltaireDear Friends + Interlocutors:At this point, it’s open season…the Western press, NATO,...

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

Tuesday, November 29, 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

Tuesday, August 16, 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...

Tuesday, June 21, 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

Thursday, June 2, 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

Tuesday, May 24, 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

Wednesday, May 4, 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

Saturday, April 30, 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

Sunday, March 27, 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...

Saturday, March 19, 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

Thursday, March 17, 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

Tuesday, March 15, 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...

Sunday, March 13, 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...

How sanctions on Russia risk mass destruction of the global economy

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

It’s the second-raters that stir up hell; first-rate people wouldn’t.—Dorothy ParkerDear Friends + Interlocutors,I believe this situation can accurately...

PETER HITCHENS: I saw what was coming.

Monday, March 7, 2022

Let me know when we go off a cliff.—They Drive By NightDear Friends + Interlocutors,Interesting article below by Peter Hitchens, brother of Christopher...

How Wrong Can a Guy be?

Sunday, March 6, 2022

“You cannot be serious!”—John McEnroeDear Friends + Interlocutors,
Not quite three weeks ago, I wrote: “Luckily, it looks like this contrived Ukraine...

The Unauthorized World Situation Report, 2nd Edition

Friday, March 4, 2022

They muddy the water to make it seem deep.—NietzscheDear Friends + Interlocutors,Inasmuch as the world is cracking-up in slow motion, I’m calling a time-out...

Chuck Spinney: How the Narcotic of Defense Spending Undermines a Sensible Grand Strategy

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

The principle of evil consists in messing into other peoples’ affairs.—Ezra PoundDear Friends + Interlocutors,The question is, what drives American foreign...

Professor Mearsheimer talks to Cambridge about Ukraine

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

A great nation's foreign policy involves power, money, trade, oil and arms, but it proceeds from ideas.—William PfaffDear Friends + Interlocutors,
Below...

The US is the major instigator of the Ukraine conflict | Dissident Voice

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Is politics nothing but the art of deliberately lying?—VoltaireThursday afternoon, February 24th, 2022Dear Friends + Interlocutors,Just a reminder folks,...

Democrats Big Lie: ‘The 2 state solution’ – Philip Weiss

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Treason doth never prosper? What's the reason?For if it prosper, none dare call it treason.—Sir John HaringtonDear Friends + Interlocutors,Philip Weiss,...

Kweisi Mfume: Putin Believes He Has ‘Divine Authority’ To Reverse Collapse Of Soviet Union - YouTube

Monday, February 21, 2022

Common sense is not so common.—VoltaireDear Friends + Interlocutors,The other side of the coin. Herewith a fine example of group-think in Washington....

The Evil and Malevolence of the Pentagon’s Brilliant Strategy in Ukraine – The Future of Freedom Foundation

Saturday, February 19, 2022

It’s not a conspiracy. It’s a coincidence.—Gore VidalDear Friends + Interlocutors,Below is a just-published essay by Jacob Hornberger who gives a “libertarian”...

Tom Friedman and Maria Zakharova...

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Maybe I could get you a magazine or a bag of peanuts.—Dorothy ParkerDear Friends + Interlocutors,I’m currently traveling in Europe, where I am doing...

Why is Ukraine the West's Fault? --John Mearsheimer

Saturday, February 12, 2022

It’s the second-raters that stir up hell; first-rate people wouldn’t.—Dorothy ParkerDear Friends + Interlocutors,What in the world is going on here?...

Ray McGovern asks: Is Nord Stream 2 Dead in the Water?

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Klaatu barada nikto.--The Day the Earth Stood StillDear Friends + Interlocutors,I’ve notice that Papa Joe Biden has become comfortable with referring...

China’s UK embassy stokes Argentina claim over Falkland Islands | South China Morning Post

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Seeing what's in front of your nose demands a constant struggle.—George OrwellDear Friends + Interlocutors,It looks like China is becoming proactive...

AP Reporter v. State Department Spokesman...

Friday, February 4, 2022

It’s not a conspiracy. It’s a coincidence.—Gore VidalDear Friends + Interlocutors,More fun & games in the Washington merry-go-round. [See Twitter link...

The Fed is too late to remove the punchbowl | Financial Times

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Always remember, it can be worse tomorrow.—Soda Jerk, Witness to MurderDear Friends + Interlocutors,Financial guru of the Financial Times, Martin Wolf,...

Wall Street and Main Street don’t want war with China...SCMP

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Immediate need of Confucius.—Ezra PoundDear Friends + Interlocutors,Alex Lo of the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) has written another thought-provoking...

Is Washington Under Alien Control?--Philip Giraldi

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

God help us in the future.—Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)Dear Friends + Interlocutors,Philip Giraldi may be on to something. (See below) The present...

Blinken warns of "massive consequences" for Russia if Putin invades Ukraine - YouTube

Monday, January 24, 2022

Klaatu barada nikto.--The Day the Earth Stood StillDear Friends + Interlocutors,Just a short note from your amateur Secretary of  State [me] concerning...

China in the Middle East – Chas W. Freeman, Jr.

Friday, January 21, 2022

Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.—VoltaireDear Friends + Interlocutors,China enters the Middle East much as America...

Douglas Macgregor: U.S. War with Russia Over Ukraine is Living in "Land of the Stupids" - YouTube

Friday, January 21, 2022

The principle of evil consists in messing into other peoples’ affairs.—Ezra PoundDear Friends + Interlocutors,Perhaps you are as bored as I am by the...

Trade, sanctions, gas, people: weapons of choice in our new world war | South China Morning Post

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

A century long barrage of propaganda seeps in everywhere.—BukowskiDear Friends + Interlocutors,Here we go again. As my late friend Charles Bukowski noted,...

Joe Biden's hectoring grandstanding...

Friday, January 7, 2022

You cannot be serious!—John McEnroeDear Friends + Interlocutors,Quite by chance, I cut the TV on yesterday morning during my second cup of coffee. Papa...

George Kennan, the warfare state and something about China...

Sunday, January 2, 2022

“Were the Soviet Union to sink tomorrow under the waters of the ocean, the American military-industrial complex would have to remain, substantially unchanged,...

Tom Friedman | Trump’s Iran Policy Has Become a Disaster for the U.S. and Israel

Thursday, December 2, 2021

It’s not a conspiracy. It’s a coincidence.—Gore VidalDear Friends + Interlocutors,Tom Friedman, the even-handed apologist for all matters re Israel,...