by | Oct 26, 2018

It is an honest puzzlement. So let’s get riyal. The Financial Dilemma: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinar On the one hand, we have a $110 billion pending arms deal with the Saudis. That amounts to tens of thousands of American jobs….

by | Oct 22, 2018

After spending the last two weeks lying about Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi — claiming that he left the consulate in Istanbul — Riyadh is lying again. He died, the regime now insists, in a fist fight. The royal family left…

by | Oct 15, 2018

Since long before Brutus, Cassius, and their gang carved up Julius Caesar in 44 BC, political assassinations have been a favorite tool of revolutionaries, terrorists, and despots. People find assassinations to be endlessly — and not grimly — entertaining as…

by | Oct 13, 2018

Sir Winston Churchill once quipped that, “Americans will always do the right thing, only after they have tried everything else.” Unfortunately, in the Middle East, doing the right thing is often the wrong thing to do for the national interest….

by | Apr 17, 2018

Questions are raised in Washington, Paris, and London regarding the coalition strikes against Syria last week. Missiles were launched against Syrian government chemical warfare facilities and, reportedly, destroyed. Did the U.S. and French presidents and the British prime minister exceed…

by | Apr 10, 2018

The recent chemical weapons attack in Syria has complicated President Trump’s desire to draw down American forces fighting there. At the same time the president wishes to reduce our presence in Syria, he understands that he cannot allow Assad’s provocation…

by | Jan 8, 2018

Unsurprisingly, there is a media lynch mob out there waiting to tar and feather Steve Bannon. Count me out, I have no need to join the herd of hyenas, independent minds every man and woman of them. Steve Bannon took…

by | Dec 27, 2017

2017, Greatest Year in American History: May As I give this MAGA review of of the first year of MAGA one month each day, I remind readers that I am not writing this live. I enjoyed Christmas morning. I trust readers…

by | Dec 24, 2017

Mecca and Medina, Islam’s two holiest cities, are both located in Saudi Arabia. As guardians of these sacred sites, the Saudi royal family has decreed that no non-Muslim house of worship may be erected in the kingdom. Of course, not…

by | Dec 11, 2017

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have attacked their neighbor, Qatar, for supposedly supporting terrorism. They pretend to be firefighters, but spent years as arsonists. Over the years the Saudis, in particular, financed and staffed terrorist groups, including al-Qaeda,…

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