Jim Dean

Mueller and FBI versus Trump – Who Will Win?

RBM6456222It is time for the reclusive Mr. Mueller to begin revealing where the focus of his investigation is going. This week, sentencing hearings begin for those who have cooperated with the government in the hopes of a lighter sentence. The FBI has to provide sentencing recommendations…

Poroshenko’s Kerch Gamble Goes Down in Flames

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The hysterics over the Kerch incident have simmered down a bit, and we now have enough material and main actor statements to take a closer look at what happened. I won’t review the details of Kiev’s semi-Kamikaze attack attempt through the Kerch Straits, as that has been well covered, the claims anyway. What we can clearly see now is that if Poroshenko…

State of the Union before US Elections

673534533The US midterm elections will soon be over. Some will be celebrating, with others passing the crying towel around. Another group of spinmeisters will then go to work for those who have lost, claiming Russian interference or whatever they can invent to dodge responsibility for their own…

Kashoggi’s Message in a Bottle, Will We Get I...

KASH632211We may never know if Mr. Kashoggi had a premonition about his visit to the Saudi embassy in Istanbul. He walked in to complete some routine paperwork to marry the anxious lady waiting outside for him, and has now become part of journalism history. But for his incredible foresight to wear…

Mueller Investigation Takes Two Trump Knights...

YFDGFD756754353It was a big day to see Paul Manafort tagged with eight felony convictions, and Trump’s lawyer Eliot Cohen pleading guilty in another case, admitting that his acts were directed by Mr. Trump. This is a first in America presidential history. The Manafort trial was worrisome…

Is the US Beheading the Turkish Economy as an...

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The US continues to play its poker game of “Show Down” with a growing list of unhappy countries. We are at the point where we might soon see a call to rename the US… to the United States of Sanctions, the USS. Turkey is getting most of the publicity now with its currency and economy under assault. The sanctions…

North Korea Deal Takes Flight While JCPOA Sin...

47342342342I just finished doing Press TV live rolling coverage on North Korea’s Kim Jong-un walking over the Panmunjom border to shake hands with S. Korean President Moon Jae-in to begin their historic meeting, the first time a North Korean leader has even been in S. Korea. Many had thought…

EX-CIA Chief John Brennan Describes Trump as ...

JB7552342Trump is… ‘Unstable, inept, inexperienced, and also unethical’ ~ John Brennan. Well the gloves have certainly come off now. No former top security government official has even made such damning statements about a sitting president as ex-CIA…

Shifting Sands in a Post-Daesh Mid East

JIM01“Diplomacy is the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that they ask for directions.” ― Winston S. Churchill. I will not say I predicted the emergence for a post-Daesh NATO-like coalition among those who had been targeted for destruction by the real War of Terror crowd…

The Munich Security Conference, the Good, Bad...

886“The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia.” Otto von Bismark, first Chancellor of the German Empire (1871 to 1890). I had been planning to do a follow up on the Syrian battle of Idlib, but the siren song of the Munich conference called out to me. Big time geopolitics…

Syria Fights for Peace While China Invites th...

R465753242The New Year holidays are over and all eyes are turned toward wondering what 2018 will bring us. As we look back over the last several early Januaries, we could not possibly have seen the major changes that were going to come, like…

Hariri Backtracks, Prince Salman Goes Quiet, ...

7885cb79a7“When you make peaceful revolution impossible, you make bloody revolution inevitable.” ~ John F. Kennedy. The geo-political theater around the three-ring circus started by the Saudis yanking Prime Minister Saad Hariri out of Lebanon to get a Royal…


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