09 November 2018

REPORT: Donald Trump Jr. Arrest Imminent

Bonus Rumor: Roger Stone too 😀

Sources close to the Mueller investigation are saying they expect the 
Special Counsel to strike with shock-n-awe and arrest/indict  Donald Trump Jr as early today... something Donald Trump Jr himself has reportedly even stated to friends of his. 

Who says something like that without real reason for feeling so? There's certainly plenty of ways he would know, from questioning of colleagues before a Grand Jury or an indictment already sealed... perhaps they have in fact informed his lawyer, testing the waters for a plea deal.

There was a time when Don Jr tried to blaze another path in life, yet he inevitably fell into sphere of his father and the family real estate/money laundering/conniving-with-the-Russians/mob/Russian mob business. 

Seems the day when he rues that decision may already have arrived.

10 October 2018

Vladimir Putin, the Petty Strongman
Who Straddles the World

The former middle manager and sidelined spy now rules an
empire of influence that stretches from the halls of the Kremlin to war-torn Ukraine, 
Syria, and the streets of Londongrad...

A 'dim, but not commonplace' appearance with a face marked by 'morose concentration' was how Leon Trotsky recalled his first encounter with Josef Stalin in Vienna in 1913, 27 years before Stalin ordered a Mexican agent to fatally plunge an ice-ax into Trotsky’s cranium. 

 A 'grey blur' was how the prominent Menshevik Nikolai Sukhanov described the future Soviet dictator in 1917, the year of the Bolshevik seizure of power, a world-historical event in which Stalin, a priesthood dropout turned bank robber, played no discernible role. 

Sukhanov was later jailed, then shot. We know from the scholarship on 20th-century totalitarianism that evil can be both banal and radical and that these seemingly contradictory characteristics can be embodied in the same person. Tempting as it is to see the prime movers of history as great men and women, more often than not, it’s the middle managers and grey blurs who
conquer and destroy nations...

09 October 2018

NYT Reporter Warned FBI in 2016 of Suspicious Trump Organization Contacts w/ Russia...
but Editor Blocked his Reporting

Eric Lichtblau (UC San Diego)
Raw Story:
A New York Times reporter alerted FBI investigators about suspicious computer communications between a Russian bank and a Trump Organization network — but the bureau appeared to lose interest and the newspaper buried his findings. 

Cyber security experts found Alfa Bank computers were repeatedly looking up the address of a Trump server located in Lititz, Pennsylvania, nearly every day in the summer of 2016, and they showed the puzzling data to reporter
Eric Lichtblau, reported The New Yorker... 

29 August 2018

Outgunned US Army Isn’t Prepared
For War With Russia

John Schindler @ The Observer:
Ever since our lopsided victory in the Gulf War in early 1991, the U.S. military has been venerated by many Americans as an unbeatable force. How rapidly our combined air-ground offensive crushed Saddam’s large yet ponderous army gave the Pentagon an aura of invincibility. Military leaders and defense thinkers proclaimed the dawn of new era in warfare. With our advanced technology and precision strikes, everything was different...