Category Archives: State

Death to Khamenei

Death to Khamenei

In a WSJ op-ed, Mark Duowitz and Ray Takeyh describe the current uprising in Iran. They say it differs from the Green Revolution which was about election fraud. This one began “over economic grievances and quickly transformed into a rejection of theocracy.”

The protesters are angry that $100 billion in Iranian assets unfrozen by the Obama administration  haven’t trickled down to the people. Instead the money has gone to support militias in the Middle East and energy and weapons for Bashar Assad in Syria.

Death Threats

So, instead of chanting “Death to America” they now shout “Death to Khamenei” and “Death to Rouhani!”

The White House narrative on Iran has changed too. The Trump administration is supporting the protesters and ignoring the “moderate leadership.”

 

 

Russian Collusion

russian collusion

The Russian Nuclear firm Rosatom bought Canadian mining company Uranium One in 2010. The deal gave Putin control over 20% of the U.S. Uranium supply.

The Hill reported last week that the FBI knew that Russian nuclear officials were involved in racketeering schemes in the U.S. prior to the purchase. The Russians had also directed millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation and paid Bill Clinton hundreds of thousands in speaking fees.

Robert Mueller was FBI Director when the probe of possible Russian collusion on nukes began in 2009 and James Comey was director when it ended in 2015.

Meanwhile, Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of State Clinton both sat on a committee that approved the Uranium One deal in 2010.

Russian Collusion

Mark Steyn’s reaction: “Fancy that! A racketeering scheme centered on the Clintons! Who’da thunk it?”

Unlike the current “Russia investigation”, where details of dawn raids on Paul Manafort are gaily leaked hither and yon, Mueller and Comey managed to keep the lid on this one for the six-plus years it was active. And happily it doesn’t seem to have obstructed either the Clintons’ or the Russians’ mutually beneficial relationship.

Hillary says this is all a bunch of baloney.

Moron to Moron Talk

moronNBC reported that Secretary of State Tillerson called President Trump a moron. Trump called NBC “fake news”.

The Moron Thing

Tillerson strongly denied that he ever threatened to resign.

But what about the moron thing?

Trump Putin Collusion

collusion

President Trump met with Russian President Putin for over two hours at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg. Secretary of State  Tillerson says they had a “robust exchange“,  and that Trump pushed Putin about interference in our election.

Collusion

Maybe. Who knows what really goes on behind closed doors?

But I think they pounded shots of vodka and colluded about collusion.

North Korea Bombs

North Korea

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned North Korea that its missile testing could have catastrophic consequences. So they shot off another one. It blew up. Just like three other unsuccessful launches in a row since March.