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A Seismic Shift is Happening in the Middle East*

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

The chaos of the region makes predictions difficult but Israel could become a key strategic ally for Gulf states. The one thing about which we know nothing is the future. That being the case any non-conditional prediction about the future is not worth the paper its written on or the... ...

A National Risk Center: Does It Lower The Danger?

Monday, November 12th, 2018

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on September 1, 2018, that it has created a National Risk Management Center to address strategic risks to the nation’s infrastructure. Earlier this month, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said the use of the global positioning system, or GPS, will be one of the first... ...

US Could Skirt Russian Sanctions to Fight Wildfires*

Sunday, November 11th, 2018

Left: The Russian Beriev Be-200 releases water to fight fires in Taganrog Russia. Photo: iStock. With thousands of wildfires hitting the US every year, the solution to limit the devastation could be the best firefighting aircraf available – the Russian Beriev Be-200. Right now California is once again on fire. As this... ...

George Soros’s Victimhood

Sunday, October 28th, 2018

Anti-Semitism should always be condemned. But it is somewhat ironic that a man who is Jewish by birth, yet proud for growing up in an “anti-Semitic home,” and for joining a Hungarian Nazi collaborator (a friend of his father), as he identified Jewish property for confiscation, who often demeans Jews and... ...

Erdogan a threat to US effort to contain Iran*

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is ratcheting up the pressure on Saudi Arabia for the now-admitted killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi – a strategy that threatens the US effort to contain Iran. Instead of letting the United States and Saudi Arabia settle the matter, Erdoğan keeps raising the stakes in the game,... ...

Christians Under Fire*

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Left: “A crane winches a large red cross from one of three domes on the Guantou church in Wenzhou. The Chinese government has ordered the demolition of multiple churches around the country.” Credit: Gospal Herlad Although Andrew Brunson called on Pres. Trump in Washington after leaving Turkey in a U.S.... ...

Bitcoin – A Clear and Present Danger*

Sunday, October 14th, 2018

With all the multiple conflicts, large and small, raging throughout the world today — proliferating natural disasters; spreading ethnic, racial, religious, political and gender confrontations and hatreds; an unprecedented degree of concentration of wealth worldwide; the threats posed by new nuclear states and potential nuclear states; the mountains of unpayable... ...

The S-300 delivery to Syria is a threat to Israel and Russia*

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

Left: Russian Defense Ministry personnel unload S-300 air defense missile systems from a transport plane at the Khmeimim air base in the south-east of the city of Latakia, Syria. Photo: AFP/Russian Defense Ministry. The rear doors of the huge nearly 200-ton An-124 transport aircraft dropped to the ground, and in a video supplied by... ...

The President’s UN speech*

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

While the United Nations remains crippled in so many ways as an effective international organization, it is the main forum for the expression of foreign policy issues among the nations. And in a detailed and outspoken message, President Trump has used that forum to complete the public presentation of his... ...

Trump Cutting Palestinian Funds for Terror

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Left: PA President Abbas Curses Trump: ‘May Your House Be Destroyed’ (Credit: Palestinian Media Watch) The Trump administration has denied reports it offered $5 billion to entice the Palestinian Authority to negotiate a new peace plan with Israel and has also cut its aid to the PA. Why would the Trump administration offer... ...

Improving regional security by resetting US-Taiwan relations

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

Photo credit: Formosa EnglishNews The US should work with Taiwan and Taiwan’s neighbors the same way it works with NATO at the operational level This is a summary of a presentation on September 13, at the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC. The US has to take dramatic steps to reset its... ...

“Political Islam” and “Extremist” Terrorism

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Seventeen years since al Qaeda terrorists used passenger airplanes to attack New York’s Twin Towers and the Pentagon, Western-style liberal democracies are failing to recognize the radical Islamist threat. While, as former President Obama reminds us, “we took out [Osama] bin Laden,” neither he, nor most Western leaders have taken measures... ...

Russia’s massive military exercise with China aimed at Pacific leverage*

Friday, September 7th, 2018

Left: Chinese servicemen and military equipment on the way to Vostok 2018 military exercises at Zabaikalsk unloading station. Photo: AFP/Evgeny Yepanchintsev/Sputnik Vostok 2018 – Russia’s massive military exercise starting next week and including Chinese troops – is designed to enhance its leverage in the Pacific and re-balance forces in the region... ...

“ISIS-like” Islamic teachings distributed in Toronto

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Toronto’s Mayor John Tory claimed the shooting attack in Toronto’s Greektown, on the evening of July 22, in which two people were severely injured 13 other people, is “evidence of a gun problem” in Toronto. “Guns are too readily available to too many people,” he said shortly after the deadly attack took place.”Why... ...

It’s Not the Russians

Friday, July 13th, 2018

The truth of the matter is that the transfer to China of America’s industrial infrastructure is the single largest industrial event in modern history. Establishment Democrats and Republicans want to kill President Trump, and they are using the Russian “excuse” to try and do it.  But the real reason they... ...

Toronto: Al-Quds-Day Speaker Accused of Hate Preaching – Serves Libel Notices

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

On June 27, 2018, Toronto lawyer Stephen Ellis posted the following statement: So-called “Hate Preacher” Serves Libel Notices on MP, right-wing media. Over the past week Sheikh Shafiq Hudda and the Islamic Humanitarian Service both of Kitchener, Ontario, have served Libel Notices on several organizations and individuals” including but not... ...

Russia Agrees To Rein In Iran*

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Putin has given Israel carte blanche to take military action against Iranian targets in Syria, and against Iran’s proxy Hezbollah, in Syria and Lebanon. A couple of weeks ago two contemporary masters of international statecraft met in Moscow.Vladimir Putin is president/dictator of Russia, a country of continental proportions, occupying vast... ...

POSEIDON – Russia’s New Doomsday Machine

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Russia’s POSEIDON is a nuclear super-weapon now undergoing testing, comprising an unmanned automated drone submarine that can travel intercontinental distances and defeat U.S. anti-submarine capabilities by speed, stealth, and elusiveness, to deliver a 100-megaton warhead, by far the most powerful nuclear weapon in existence. POSEIDON’s advertised mission is to destroy... ...

The Russian Gordian Knot begins to unravel*

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Winston Churchill famously described the Soviet Union as “A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.” Many commentators and politicians say Vladimir Putin’s Russia is every bit as mysterious and enigmatic as its predecessor. An astonishing recent declaration by the president, however, at the Russian equivalent of the Davos... ...

An Obama Scandal to Probe

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

Re-writing history has become a staple of former President Barack Obama, as exhibited by his bragging “I didn’t have scandals.” He had. But throughout his time in office, and even now, the “fact-checkers” of most of the progressive-Left media outlets continue to gleefully act as his echo-chamber (recall Ben Ben Rhodes boasting to the New York Times Magazine, on May 7,... ...

The Pentagon Cloud – Suggestions

Friday, June 1st, 2018

The Pentagon has given up, at least for now, its attempt to ram through a massive procurement for cloud-based computer services – a procurement it had rigged in the opinion of many in the industry to go to Jim Bezos’ Amazon which already has a contract with the CIA. However, there are conflicting... ...

Trump Cancels Summit in Singapore as Kim’s Regime Totters 

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

President Donald Trump has canceled the planned June 12 summit in Singapore with North Korea’s dictator, Kim Jong-un. This came after repeated complaints from North Korean officials and news organizations, the latest by a North Korean Deputy Foreign Minister who called Vice President Mike Pence “stupid” for making “unbridled and... ...

 Taiwan’s Submarines – New Thinking Needed*

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Left:  Photo of one of the two Hai Lung class submarines in service with the Taiwanese Navy. These subs are old and badly in need of a major overhaul. New subs would cost billions and take a decade to deliver. Photo: National Defense Ministry of Taiwan The United States made... ...

Iran’s Missles Attack on Israel Changes Strategic Landscape*

Friday, May 11th, 2018

As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu marched in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Immortal Regiment in memory of Russian fighters who died in World War II, Israel was getting ready to retaliate for an Iranian rocket attack on Israeli military units in the strategically sensitive Golan. Israel attributed the... ...

Labour’s Anti-Semitism

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Hardly a single day goes by without an anti-Semitic smear issued by senior members of the Labour Party in Britain. But while many of its MPs protest against this form of racism, the party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, is part of the problem himself. We always “knew” that Israel was behind... ...

Protection of U. S. PNT Capabilities – No New GPS Satellites, Please! *

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

GPS capabilities can be protected against high power jamming sources to make them unjammable or practical purposes. Accuracy can be, simultaneously, improved. GPS III satellites are unnecessary and provide too little improvement over current capabilities. Prologue The, somewhat, whimsical title, essentially, states the conclusion of this paper. Adding features and... ...

Countering Political Islam’s Economic Warfare*

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

To survive the fast-spreading cancerous metastases of the Political Islamic movement, liberal democracies must adopt a wide range of immunotherapeutic methods to inoculate their national cultural, political, and economic systems to withstand aggressive assaults on freedom. Supporters of the Political Islamic movement invade societies, much like cancerous cells invade the human body.... ...

China: The Challenge Facing America and the Pacific*

Friday, April 20th, 2018

I do not believe you can speak about the United States in the Pacific without an overall description of American Power as it looks in 2018. The United States is a superpower, meaning that in raw terms it is the most powerful nation-state in the world. But raw power does... ...

Middle East: Are we at an inflection point?*

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

The joint US/French/British attack on Syria’s chemical-warfare facilities was undoubtedly a proper response on the part of the three participants in the face of President Bashar al-Assad’s barbaric butchery of innocent civilians through the use of chemical agents. It is hoped that this incident, along with the Russian use of... ...

Political Islam in the Workplace, Washington DC-Conference, April 26, 2018

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

On Thursday, April 26, 2018, the Forum on Islamic Radicalism and Management, the London Center for Policy Research and the American Center for Democracy are hosting a conference, entitled, “Political Islam in the Workplace.” The purpose of the conference is to break the taboo of the campaign being waged by... ...

The Presidents-For-Life Club*

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

In recent days President Xi of China and President Putin of Russia have become, in effect, presidents for life of two of the largest and most aggressive countries in the world. Both Russia and China in recent years have engaged in extensive enlargement of their military forces and have deployed... ...

Ostracizing Russia Might Be Worse*

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Left: Photo credit, NBC News, March 20, 2018. According to news reports, US President Donald Trump was advised in a briefing paper “DO NOT CONGRATULATE PUTIN.”  Even so, Trump did so, tying his congratulatory remark to what President Trump says is an upcoming meeting with Putin to discuss the unfolding... ...

Comparative Thuggery Challenging Interests of US And Its Allies*

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Left: Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, May 14, 2017. Credit: New Indian Express.  – Three recent events, each part of a long series of similar events, has led me to establish... ...

America’s New Security Strategy and Taiwan*

Monday, March 12th, 2018

The United States is implementing a new national security strategy or NSS, and President Trump has released a paper explaining the policy.  It has also been amplified by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis where Mattis explains what the Pentagon plans to do. The new strategy has implications for Taiwan, and... ...

Toronto Star’s “Fake News” Serving “Political Islam”

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

The Left-leaning media and academia in North America and Europe have become Political Islam’s best advocates. As women in Iran and Saudi Arabia fight against Islamic oppression, which includes mandatory covering of the head and the body – hijab, the Left in the West is hailing it, as a symbol... ...

The Great Thug and the Little Thug

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Regime rallies in Iran are filled with crowds yelling “Death to the Great Satan and Death to the Little Satan”. The Great Satan, of course, is the US and the Little Satan is Israel. The attack by Russian military contractors on US forces in Syria and the threats by Turkey’s... ...

Epps Aviation vs. hijab

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

A growing number of fashion runways and department stores promote the hijab as the latest “chic” thing to wear, a “fashionable identity symbol.”  The buying power of fast-growing Muslim communities in the West is being used by Islamist to entice designers to present the “latest trend” with models who wear “covered-up... ...

Surviving Cyberia

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Russia’s cyber-attacks on the United States, have not been limited to interfering with the 2016 elections. Nor did Russian spying, stealing information and spreading disinformation begun in 2013 when several of them conspired to interfere with and undermine the 2016 elections results. The Russians have been at it since the... ...

Mobile apps and smartphones pose a clear and present danger*

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Most people don’t realize that the mobile phone is being ‘weaponized. New revelations show that Iran has posted apps found on Google’s Play Store which give the Iranians the ability to easily spy on anyone who downloads them to their smartphone.  Some say these are “weaponized” smartphone apps. Most people don’t realize... ...

Russia responsible for Iran’s behavior in Syria

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

Left: Iran has provided military support to Syrian government forces since at least 2012. Credit, RFE/RL file – It has been a slow burn for a while, but the latest incident in northern Israel resulting in the shoot-down of an Israeli F-16 tells us that the Rubicon may have been crossed and... ...

Canada’s Submission to Sharia Law

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

Left: Mufti Aasim Rashid — Canada does not need special Sharia courts. In October 2017, Ontario Superior Court Justice Robert Smith has already ruled in favor Sharia law. The Judge found a Muslim man “not guilty of sexually assaulting his wife” because the government failed to prove that he knowingly violated the... ...

Islam in Global Politics: A Civilizational Crisis?

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

“Islam in Global Politics.”  How one addresses this issue depends not just on the meaning of those four words —— “Islam,” “Global” “politics,” and also “in” —— both individually and together. It also depends on how you see and approach the question that they together pose. On the attitude or... ...

What are Praying Muslims Repeating 17 Times daily?

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

The Muslim prayer (also known as salah, salat or namaz) is one of the Five Pillars of Islam and obligatory religious duty to every Muslims who reached the age of puberty. The purpose of the prayer is to demonstrate a total submission to Allah and a commitment to follow in... ...

Political Islam Threatening North America

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Left: Canadian PM Trudeau participating in prayers in a Surrey, British Columbia mosque. Credit: LifeSiteNews. A Warning to America: The Growing Islamist Threat in Canada Canadian Sunni Islamists pose a special threat to Canada, according to a leaked Canadian Security Intelligence Service report. “The Service has never before faced a terrorist... ...

LGBTQ – The Islamic Perspective – Canada

Friday, January 19th, 2018

Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau touts himself as a leader who equality and rights for the LGBTQ community. At the same time, he also embraces and promotes the growing Islamist movement in Canada, which views homosexuality as a crime punishable by lashing and even death. And the Islamists make no... ...

Terrorist Threat on the U.S. Northern Border

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Has the Islamist influence in the Canadian government become so dominant that the American government should monitor and assess this issue?  Is the penetration of the Canadian political system by the Muslim Brotherhood (and others) so severe that it is becoming a national security threat to the U.S.?  A wall... ...

Iran, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Da’esh “Lite” in North America

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Left: The famous mud-mosque in Mali, where al Qaeda has been active, has been used by Taha Ghayyur as an advertisement of his presentation at the Al-Falah Islamic Center as part of Black History Month – “Discover the Forgotten Legacy of African Islam” on Feb. 19, 2016.  Recent mass demonstrations in... ...

ISNA Canada and its affiliates

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

 Taha Ghayyur, the new Executive Director of the Islamic Society of North America – Canada (ISNA Canada) believes that the Islamic Law can be gradually implemented in North America. Assumed office on December 1, 2017, Ghayyur is long time grassroots activist who worked for spreading the word of Islam in... ...

The Story Behind the Meltdown and Spectre Threats

Friday, January 5th, 2018

Left: First IBM PC, 1981 – (IBM Model 5150). The latest revelations that Intel,  AMD and ARM microprocessors have major security vulnerabilities should have surprised no one. In 2004 IBM sold its PC group to the Chinese Lenovo, and Intel opened its first chip manufacturing plant in China in 2007, and other US-based companies, have... ...

Erdogan is No US Ally

Sunday, December 24th, 2017

On December 25, millions of Christians in countries whose leaders voted against the United States recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, as well as Pope Francis, who joined in the condemnation, will be celebrating the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, in the Holy Land of Israel. We wish them and... ...

Erdogan’s Nuclear Ambitions*

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

Turkey is rapidly developing into a threat to peace and stability in the Middle East. The regime of President [formerly Prime Minister] Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his AKP Justice and Development Party are increasingly authoritarian. Their effort to obtain nuclear power with its military offshoots would make it an imposing... ...

Coup or Hoax in Montenegro?**

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

For those who remember the sad spectacle of Colin Powell at the UN Security Council, promoting bogus intelligence alleging Saddam Hussein had Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD,) recent statements by American officials such as vice-president Mike Pence and Senator John McCain about an alleged “Russian-backed-coup attempt” in Montenegro inevitably bring... ...

Qatar Charities Support of Extreme Islamist Ideology

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

 Qatar’s purposeful support of the Muslim Brotherhood, Iran, Turkey, and radical Islamist terrorist groups led Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, and the UAE to cut all ties with the Emirate last June. Indeed, it was no secret that “Qatar has a long history of harboring terrorist operatives and financing various extremist... ...

What Russian Revolution?

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Left: Bolshevik leaders arrive by train at Brest-Litovsk and are met by German officers, on December 22, 1917.  The Treaty that ended Russia’s participation in WWI, was signed on March  3, 1918.  Last month marked the 100th anniversary of the so-called Russian “revolution.”  There are few events in history that have been... ...

On Moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem*

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

After years of one president of the US after another kicking the embassy down the road every six months, President Trump finally made the astonishing discovery that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. This anodyne announcement was met by its completely predictable rejection by the Palestinians, the Arab and Muslim... ...

Japan’s New Cruise Missiles Not for North Korea*

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Left: JSM Cruise Missile. Rather dramatically Japan has announced, according to Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera that it intends to buy cruise missiles for its fighter aircraft ostensibly to counter North Korea’s missile buildup.  But this explanation does not make much sense.  If Japan launched cruise missiles at North Korea’s missile launch... ...

Tornoto Police Probes Al Quds Day ‘anti-Semitic’ video – Filmed and translated by ACD

Friday, December 1st, 2017

On November 30, Joe Warminger reported in the Toronto Sun: “Toronto police are investigating a video that shows music being played at this summer’s Al Quds Day rally at Queen’s Park that calls for Jews to be stabbed, attacked and beheaded. The video shows signs scattered on the ground, men... ...

Seismic upheavals in the Middle East*

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

The recent serious earthquake in the border areas between Iran and Iraq felt as far afield as Israel, might serve as a metaphor for the political upheavals taking place currently in the region. You might think that the geo-political situation could not get more unhinged than it has been since... ...

Sheikh Kamel: Has the Mighty Saudi Fallen?

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Inconceivably, in November 2017 Sheikh Saleh Abdallah Kamel chairman and founder of the Dallah al Baraka Group, chairman of the General Council for Islamic Banks and the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce, perhaps Saudi Arabia’s richest private citizen, was placed under house arrest.  His banking empire, untouched by numerous American and European... ...

Canada – The U.S. Pro-Islamist Neighbor 

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

There would be no surprise when the next “self-radicalized” Muslim to attack bikers or pedestrians in New York will arrive here not from Azerbaijan, but from Canada. Shortly after taking office in November 2015, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau argued  on CBC’s “1 on 1” the importance of working with “the Muslim community... ...

Mycoherbicides and Alternative Development: How the United States Can Defeat Narco- Terrorism

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Re-Posting – Chapman Law Review, Volume 13 | Issue 3, Article 1. 2010 – Mycoherbicides and Alternative Development: How the United States Can Defeat Narco-Terrorism By Rachel Ehrenfeld See the article at Chapman Law Review Or click on the PDF version  ...

Russia’s S-400 missile: A new Middle East invasion*

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Right: The flexible and fast S-400 missile system. Photo: Russian Defence Ministry.   Powerful and popular anti-missile/aircraft system is a game changer with its ability to use ultra-fast long- and short-range missiles Saudi Arabia’s agreement to purchase the S-400 anti-aircraft Triumf anti-missile system from Russia is a major blow to the... ...

Sliding into U.S.-China Crisis*

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Despite Pres. Trump’s repeated claims of friendship with China’s Boss Xi Jinping, Washington-Peking relations have been slid by slow motion into crisis. [Trump might be reminded of British 19th century Prime Minister Lord Palmerton’s quip: “Nations have no permanent friends or allies, they only have permanent interests.”.] The depth of the crisis has been obscured... ...

Does Europe Have a Death Wish?*

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Two recent decisions by European official bodies indicate that the answer to the question posed in the title of this article may be “yes”. The court of the European Union has ruled that no member country has the right to close its borders to illegal immigrants if doing that is contrary... ...

Israeli Nukes lesson: Are Japan and S. Korea Next?*

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Does nuclear deterrence work? And, assuming that it does, is it needed by Japan and South Korea? Perhaps the Israeli example offers some guidance. Since the mid-1960s, Israel has pursued a nuclear program and today is credited with having a significant nuclear arsenal, although little is known about it. According... ...

UNmasking the UN*

Monday, September 4th, 2017

With the United Nations 77th annual General Assembly meeting around the corner, Ambassador Yoram Ettinger exposes what this organization is standing for today. R.E. “On December 22, 2011, the UN General Assembly held a “moment of silence” in honor of the deceased North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-il, a leading violator... ...

Iran Recruits Captured ISIS Fighters to Target the US

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

“We have returned a great nation as we were before and everyone has to understand that we are the masters of the region; Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and Bahrain soon, all of them belong to our embraces.”  Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier-General Hussein Dheqan, July 2017. With funds from Dubai, the... ...

Implications of North Korea’s Missile Over Japan*

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

This week Japan found out just how vulnerable it was when a ballistic missile fired by North Korea broke up in airspace close to Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island. According to experts in Japan who spoke to me on background, Japan had no capable air defense assets in the north, leaving a... ...

Jihad Does Not Stop In Spain*

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Left: the 11 ISIS terrorist cell members responsible for attacking Barcelona’s Las-Ramblas, the town of Cambrils, and the village Alcanar, Spain, on August 16 and 18, 2017. Credit: Daily Mail. How many more jihadist terrorist attacks will it take before Spain realizes that its freedoms and democratic political systems are in danger? As Spanish... ...

What’s Ailing the US Fleet?

Monday, August 21st, 2017

After the fourth accident involving a US warship this year, Secretary of Defense James Mattis has stood down the entire Pacific fleet. In the latest disaster, the USS John S. McCain collided with a Liberian-flagged oil tanker near the Strait of Singapore. Ten crewmen are missing, and another five were injured in the accident. The McCain is the sister ship of... ...

Chinese Drones – A Big Risk for U.S. Army

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Left: An ISIS drone with RPG-7 warhead seen at the top left The U.S. Army has shut down drones made in China and used by the Pentagon.  What took them so long? As we now have it, the U.S. Army has issued a Memorandum For Record of August 2nd essentially ordering the... ...

Beijing’s World Strategy*

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

In a world of regional conflicts, new fighting in the high Himalayas in Bhutan sheds new significance on Beijing’s world strategy. Bhutan, an incredibly beautiful retreat in the heart of the highest mountains in the world with only a million inhabitants, was a “protectorate” of British India. It, and a... ...

Guaranteeing Positioning, Navigation, and Timing for the United States

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

A special amendment to the defense budget for 2018, calls for allocating $10 million to the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Transportation. The funds would be used to develop a plan based on results of an ongoing study, “to devise a demonstration plan for a GPS backup and then actually do the demo.” The lawmakers stressed... ...

The road to Pyongyang through Bejing*

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

North Korea’s second intercontinental ballistics missile launch July 29 is a challenge to the five countries trying to keep the Peninsular stable. Neither China, Japan, South Korea, the U.S. nor Russia would welcome a reunited, strong and independent Korea. South Korea’s growth as the world’s eleventh largest economy, fourth in... ...

State Department Touting Palestinian Charade*

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Left: FATAH twitter calling on Palestinians to kill Jews in Jerusalem. Credit: ITIC, May 6, 2017. –   Left: A FATAH twitter calling on Palestinians to kill Jews in Jerusalem. Credit: ITIC, May 6, 2017         Judging by the standard used by the authors of State Department’s reporting on Israel in... ...

Was Russia behind Ukraine Cyberattack?

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Left: A payment terminal out of order at a branch of Ukraine’s state-owned Oschadbank in Kyiv on June 27. Photo credit: Reuters. –  Some US authorities and ‘private researchers’ claim NotPetya attack was either carried out by Moscow or backed by it, but the evidence is questionable. The press is... ...

To the Finland Station*

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Left: The Finnish-Russian border. Photo credit: Wikipedia –  While the U.S. debates whether it has “a Russian problem,” little Finland [6 million] is again fearful of wrestling with its old neighbor. There is a new wrinkle in the Russia-Finland encounter, however. The Finns are always feeling threatened by their giant... ...

Fixing the Mess in Korea

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

To fix the mess in Korea, I’ve argued in  “How to Create Regime Change in North Korea,” that we need to take two important steps. First, sponsor a government in exile to replace North Korea’s Kim Jong-un regime. Second, put in place a nuclear missile defense, preferably in South Korea, to... ...

Cyberwarfare Is On

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Photo credit: HackRead –  The latest and most damaging attacks, which have supposedly originated in Ukraine, are said to be using a variant of the code “Eternal Blue,” which reportedly was stolen from the National Security Agency (NSA). This malware was allegedly designed to take control over or destroy computers running an older Microsoft Windows program without... ...

Trump Should Stop Funding Palestinian Terrorists

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Left: President Trump with Palestinian leader Abbas in Bethlehem, May 23, 2017. Credit: Aljazeera. — When it comes to the Palestinians, the Trump administration goes the way its predecessors have. On June 13, 2017, State Secretary Rex Tillerson reassured the Senate Foreign Relations Committee  that the Palestinian Authority “have changed that policy and their intent is to cease the... ...

Iran Sanctions to Reverse Obama’s “Iran-First” Policy

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

The latest confirmation of the Obama administration’s support of Iran’s terrorist activities was provided to the House Foreign Affairs Committee on June 8, 2017, by David Asher, who for many years worked with the United States government on counter-terrorist- financing related issues. According to Asher, “In narrow pursuit of the P5 + 1... ...

Facing China’s Economic Warfare

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

The Trump administration is facing an increasing level of Chinese economic malfeasance.  China’s actions have long-term negative consequences to the United States economy and national security.  Indeed, China’s mercantilist approach holds grave consequences for the entire global economic and trade systems. All analysts agree that many countries engage in unfair trading practices. ... ...

Paris Accord – a distraction*

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

The international furor over US withdrawal from the environmental agreement is obscuring genuinely significant developments in our region. In several previous columns, I have emphasized important news and developments that have been largely overlooked due to the acrid smokescreen of nasty twaddle from the left and right attempting to demonize... ...

Trump’s Goes to Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

On his way to Riyadh, President Trump should watch Noam Chomsky’s TV interview on May 17, talking about Saudi Arabia. Chomsky’s observation of the Desert Kingdom might help remind the President who the Saudis really are. “Saudi Arabia is the center of radical Islamic extremism” Chomsky stated. “The spread of Saudi extremist Wahhabi... ...

The New Stage of Cyber Warfare

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

The ongoing massive cyber hacking for ransom that at the time of this writing has reportedly affected 150 countries and at least 200,000 institutions was a disaster waiting to happen. The July 2009 North Korean cyber-attacks on the United States and South Korea’s government and major business and public organizations in the form of denial... ...

Calling a Spade a Spade*

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Left: Uruguayan Luis Almagro, secretary-general of the Organization of American States (OAS).  One of the more annoying of the various manifestations of the deterioration of political dialogue in the contemporary western world is the refusal to call a phenomenon or situation what it really is, in order to be “politically correct.”... ...

Dealing With north Korea- The Iranian Lesson

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

North Korea’s growing nuclear threats and the proposed economic sanctions to pressure Kim Jong-un to negotiations are in the news.  Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to send “a message” to Pyongyang to stop its nuclear and ballistic missile tests.  This message calls, again, for tightening economic sanctions on... ...

George Soros – “The Gravedigger of the Left”*

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

George Soros, his global Open Society Foundations and the hundreds of other organizations also funded by him are noisily and sometimes violently demonstrating against policies and governments who fail to accede to his agenda. There are lawsuits and   Congressional investigations into his activities in the United States. In Hungary, the government... ...

Taking Responsibility

Monday, April 17th, 2017

We may never get to the end of the Susan Rice story. History tells us that Rice rattled off a false tale on several networks after the attack and death of Four Americans – including the ambassador to Libya — in the Benghazi. Her detailed lie was that the deaths... ...

Untangling U.S. Foreign policy

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Left: President Trump receiving a briefing on the Syria military strike from the National Security team via secure video teleconference on April 06, 2017 at the Mar a Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida. Source: Sean Spicer, White House Press Secretary, on Twitter on April 07, 2017. –  American geopoliticians... ...

Extreme Vetting – The Passover Lesson

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Left: The Angel of Death passes by a household in this painting by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, 1794-1872. Anti-Trump, anti-American, anti-Israeli, and anti-Semitic propaganda or “fake news” relies on the general public’s vague familiarity with details. Take for example the left’s reaction to Jared Kushner’s and Ivanka Trump’s celebration of... ...

Is Putin on his way out?

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Left: The Vladimir Putin calendar, March 2017: “Me and pussy liked each other instantly. I love animals.” Last month’s anti-corruption demonstrations in Russia are being interpreted, again, as a sign that the reign of Russian President Vladimir Putin is nearing its end. Some in the West even claimed that in... ...

Trump, Xi Jinping, and the US Economy

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

President Donald Trump will be meeting his Chinese counterpart on Thursday negotiate economic and security matters. But while Mr. Trump is confident he will “make America great again,” the country can barely afford both butter and guns. The national security of the U.S. relies heavily on the robustness of economic... ...

Getting Chipped: A Dangerous Practice

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Left: Microchip implant demonstrated in Helsinki Finland,  posted on Biohax Facebook page, March 9, 2017. Injecting Near Field Communication (NFC) chips between the thumb and index finger of volunteer workers is becoming an unsettling trend in Scandinavia.  For now, the chips contain ID information allowing the employees to access certain facilities, purchase goods and... ...

Europeans Risk Losing American Defence*

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Left: Secretary of State Dean Acheson signs the Washington Treaty, April 4, 1949. President Harry Truman and Vice President Alben Barkley are standing next to him. Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. Digital File Name: 111-SC-319945_2009_001 Job Number: 09-A2-141 The United States was dragged into two world wars... ...

Terrorism Trend Setters – The Palestinians

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Left: “Hit the gas at 199 [km/h] for Al-Aqsa,” urges the  Palestinian “Run over Organization” calling on Palestinians to use their cars to kill Jews.  [Facebook, “Fatah – The Main Page” Nov. 6, 2014]” Source: Palestinian Media Watch. –  Plowing into crowds in speeding cars to kill large numbers of people... ...

Dealing With Cyber Vulnerabilities of US Weapons Systems*

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

A new Defense Science Board report, produced by a special task force, has raised serious questions about how robust existing and future defense systems are and will be against cyber attacks and cyber intrusions. As the Trump administration rightly commits billions of dollars to overhaul worn-out weapons platforms, is attention being... ...

‘Newspeak’ Vs. Trump’s Illegal Immigration Executive Order

Monday, March 20th, 2017

We are witnessing deliberate efforts to cripple America’s ability to control its borders and stop ill-intended immigrants and refugees from entering its gates. These efforts advanced by the Left-leaning, pro-Muslim media and social networks using newspeak to disseminate disinformation. Their success is the result of years of vigorously enforced ‘political correctness.’ The weaponization of the language to distribute what President Trump... ...

Could You Prevent ‘Big Brother’ Watching?

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

In Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell described the protagonist, Winston Smith’s efforts to find a way to prevent Big Brother from watching his expressions: “The telescreen received and transmitted simultaneously. Any sound that Winston made, above the level of a very low whisper, would be picked up by it, moreover, so long... ...

Nuclear Weapons in the Hands of the European Union?

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

The European Union does not have an army, navy or air force but it is now considering embarking on a joint European nuclear deterrent force. Why now and what for? Trying to understand this idea is not very easy.  Its origin ostensibly is a lack of trust in the United... ...