Another Failed Coup

Bernard at MoonofAlabama seems to agree with my speculation, as I told Dave Smith yesterday, that perhaps Maduro had his defense minister, chief judge and head of the presidential police pretend to change sides just to lure Guaido and Trump-Pompeo-Bolton into...

Trump’s Iran Hawks Are Nuts

Mike Pompeo: US will never accept Hezbollah presence in Lebanon. Jason Ditz: That's funny, they're part of the ruling coalition government the U.S. supports there.

FPF #262 – Great Powers

On FPF #262, I discuss the US relationship with Russia and China. In a move supported by NSA John Bolton, Trump suggested the US will withdraw from the INF Treaty. The President also called for an increase in the US nuclear arsenal.  Secretary of State Pompeo is...

FPF #221 – Afghan Peace Talks

On FPF #221, I discuss potential peace talks between the US and the Taliban. The US signaled its willingness to directly talk with the Taliban in statements from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Commander of US Forces in Afghanistan General Nicholson. Talks could...

The Failures of Rand Paul

Rand Paul has been considered Constitutional conservative and a non-interventionist. Both are admirable labels to have. However, over the last year, Senator Paul has failed at being either of these things. As a self-described Constitutional conservative Senator Paul...

FPF #198 – The Phantom Enemy

On FPF #198, I discuss the 12 demands the US gave Iran in a speech by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Many of the demands are based on false information or where agreed to in the JCPOA. Other demands require Iran to completely dissolve Iranian sovereignty. I show how...

The Looming Iran Conflict

President Trump’s announcement last week to pull out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was the latest step towards military conflict with Iran. The decision comes after the confirmation of a hawkish Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State and places us on a...

FPF #183 – Koreans Push for Peace

On FPF #183, I discuss the Korean peace process. Recently, South Korea said the Koreans will look end the Korean War and Trump gave his 'blessing' to Korean peace. Trump then announced CIA Director Mike Pompeo traveled to North Korea to meet with Kim Jung Un. South...



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