Some Macro-Thoughts on 2009

    <!– /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:””; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-fareast-font-family:”Times New Roman”;} h1 {mso-style-next:Normal; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; page-break-after:avoid; mso-outline-level:1; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-font-kerning:0pt;} @page Section1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} –> Well, 2009 is nearly upon us. I’m not one for predictions, and I won’t play that game. But since I | Read More »

    Shedding The Wimp Factor

    This is worth watching–Dmitri Medvedev has decided he is sick of playing Robin to Vladimir Putin’s Batman: It was an innocuous sounding comment in what appeared to be a routine television interview. But in the six days since Dmitry Medvedev, Russia’s president, described his feelings about taking the oath of office in May, the corridors of power have been buzzing. “The final responsibility for what | Read More »

    The Russian Government’s Stalin Fandom

    It’s been happening for quite a while but it is worth noting anew. One can only imagine just how enraged Vladimir Putin would be if Angela Merkel tried to rehabilitate Hitler. This is no different. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. And of course, one cannot learn from history if one is not properly taught it in the first | Read More »

    Russian death rattle to echo off Panamanian canal walls

    Originally published by Mike gamecock DeVine as Legal Editor for The Minority Report Many of the terminally ill that are diagnosed in time; physically fit to travel; and able to liquidate large amounts of their assets, cash in their pensions and throw one last blow out party before the Grim Reaper arrives. Some even take world tours and resort to risk-taking criminal behavior, given that | Read More »

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    Iran’s Push Into Nicaragua

    Last night on Rocky Mountain Alliance Radio, RMA host Joshua Sharf and co-hosts Ben Degrow, and yours truly welcomed guest Todd Bensman, writer for the San Antonio News-Express. Todd has been working on an investigative reporting Breaching America Series about the increase of illegal immigration of people from Islamic countries through Guatemala and Mexico.Since 9-11, homeland security agencies have caught thousands of “special interest aliens” | Read More »

    Little Misguided Congeniality

    Gorby has decided to weigh in on the election like a Little Misguided He tells us that we need to improve relations with Russia by urging “Obama to muster his courage” and reconsider the decision to station missile defense sites in Poland and the Czech Republic.”We shouldn’t take it personal that about five minutes after the election “Russian President Dmitry Medvedev threatened to station | Read More »

    Good News: Russia to complete Iran nuclear plant in 2009.

    Happy days are here again.Russia to complete Iran nuclear plant in 2009The last line of the two-page article: “Russian and U.S. officials point to cooperation over Iran as an area where Moscow and Washington have been able to work together despite a general cooling of ties.”Here’s the skinny: The Germans (through The Siemens Corporation) couldn’t keep productivity and material on track to help destroy Israel | Read More »

    Drudge: RUSSIAN ANALYST PREDICTS DECLINE AND BREAKUP OF USA Tue Nov 25 2008 09:04:22 ET A leading Russian political analyst has said the economic turmoil in the United States has confirmed his long-held view that the country is heading for collapse, and will divide into separate parts. Professor Igor Panarin said in an interview with the respected daily IZVESTIA published on Monday: “The dollar is not secured by anything. The country’s foreign debt | Read More »

    Is American Dead? Is it the End of a Dynasty?

    In a report published exclusively by Drudge a Russian professor makes some claims, quoted below: Professor Igor Panarin said in an interview with the respected daily IZVESTIA published on Monday: “The dollar is not secured by anything. The country’s foreign debt has grown like an avalanche, even though in the early 1980s there was no debt. By 1998, when I first made my prediction, it | Read More »

    Think the Russians are done with Georgia?

    Think again.

    Outflanked Again

    Putin Unveils $14.6Bln Tax CutOnce again, we’re being outflanked on the right by a former KGB agent….


    1984 All Over Again

    When the Soviet Union was rearing its ugly head for decades in the Cold War, America took two approaches. Liberals and pacifists wanted to appease the beast and to make ‘détente’,  an appropriately French word for accommodation with an enemy. Others, mostly in the Republican party but also including hawkish Democrats, sought to get tough with the beast and to confront it and defeat it | Read More »

    Behold The Bear

    Power is being consolidated in Russia, with the presidential term being extended from four years to six. And perhaps, all of this is just in time for Vladimir Putin to make his return as president of Russia–with the presidency regaining the powers it had under Putin, of course (much of those powers now reside with the prime minister who–guess what!–is Putin).You know, now would be | Read More »

    Observations from the Cheap Seats

    Clinton Re-dux – Apparently, “change” is a six-letter word for “Clinton.” Who’da thunk?Know the name John Maynard Keynes? You will learn it soon enough. Obama’s current recipe for the economy — the largest Keynesian infusion of government spending in history. Balanced budget in 4 years? Hah!!GOP senators are vertabrates after all!! We need a domestic car industry, but unconditional handouts are ill-advised and wrong. Congrats | Read More »

    Russia Invited To Iceland’s Airbase

    In the wake of the election, I took the view that the international scene would be the dominant factor in the immediate future – as various bad actors moved to exploit perceived weak leadership over here.I figured that “Russia won’t be the worst, but they’ll be first” – since the Russians are in a hurry for their own reasons.But things are moving much more quickly | Read More »