Trump, Putin and the Ayatollah – Editorial, The Week in Review

Analysis, Commentary, Opinion
05.18.2019

Trump, Putin and the Ayatollah

Difficult, the future is to see.

National Security Advisor, John Bolton has a long history of advocating for robust military intervention in Iran. He has a strong hand in shaping our military policy, if we are not careful a man like him can get us involved in a conflict that the majority of us do not want.

John Bolton believes that the United States should have an unfettered hand in exercising its military power; Iran, Syria, Venezuela, North Korea, Yemen, the Taiwan Straits, he advocates for an aggressive pursuit of what he perceives our interest to be.

When it comes to our military stance against Iran he echoes the interests of allies like the Netanyahu government of Israel, or the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. These are relationships that Donald Trump is keenly interested in protecting, in advancing because of this you might think that the National Security Advisor would have a free hand in his efforts to get us engaged in conflict with Iran.

But for some reason he has been rebuked by Trump.

T-Rump has softened our approach with North Korea, against the recommendation of his National Security team. T-Rump has pulled us back from John Bolton’s more aggressive posture against the Maduro regime in Venezuela, and he has pulled us back from John Bolton’s adventurism in Iran.

I am not suggesting that the interference T-rump has been running against the National Security Advisor is based on any kind of firm policy position.

I am just noting that it has happened, and I am offering an explanation as to why.

The explanation is Vladimir Putin.

Putin supports the Maduro regime, and though the United States does not, T-Rump will not go head-on against Putin’s wishes.

Putin wanted us out of Syria, and so we left, leaving the Russians, who support the murderous Assad regime, and the Iranians, Assad’s long term allies, to fill the Vacuum.

In the same way T-Rump has bent over backwards to treat another ally of the Russian’s, North Korea, as if they were not the most wicked, most dangerous, most evil-totalitarian regime on the planet. T-Rump tell us that he and Kim Jong Un are in love.

Because of Putin’s long standing relationship with the Iranians you can be sure that T-Rump will not actually allow an invasion of that country to occur. The Russian’s don’t want that to happen, and so neither does he.

Now, I am not sure if I have this right. I think T-Rump would break any alliances, violate any treaty, subvert any pact, commit any crime to stay in power; as long as he sees something to be in his political interests he would even go against Putin, but right now that is a long way off.

Right now, Putin has no desire to see us invade Iran, and that explains why T-Rump rebuked John Bolton this week. Putin said no dice, let the ayatollah be.

Emergence 3.0 – Section Four, Kathy; Part Twenty-six, Adulthood; Chapter Five, National Security

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 194, Friday
July 13th, 2018

Chapter Five: National Security

In order to maintain their own secrecy, her handlers deliberately narrowed Kathy’s focus, restricting the scope of her involvement in matters pertaining to national security.

They would parcel out questions for her in the hope that she might not see the patterns over longer periods of time.

They sought her understanding of minute details, doing everything they could to limit the information that she could glean from them about what their real concerns were

They were concerned that if she was ever discovered and captured, it could do irreparable harm to the country.

Kathy never revealed to them how easy it was for her to penetrate their thoughts.

She kept her own secrets, she held them closely, and she led her handlers down false paths to keep them in the dark about what the range of her abilities were.

If they would have known, they might have been comforted, or they might have killed her, something that many people at the National Security Council wanted to do.

She kept her full abilities masked.

She worked hard, and she produced data for the people that came to her, she offered expert analysis, and from time to time she took proactive measures to prevent a catastrophe from developing.

Her handlers were content to utilize her abilities infrequently, but on significant matters. They discovered that the more often they involved her in minutia, the more she was inclined to go out into the world and expose herself for who she really was.

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Emergence 3.0 – Section Four, Kathy; Part Twenty-six, Adulthood; Chapter Five, National Security

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 194, Friday
July 13th, 2018

Chapter Five: National Security

In order to maintain their own secrecy, her handlers deliberately narrowed Kathy’s focus, restricting the scope of her involvement in matters pertaining to national security.

They would parcel out questions for her in the hope that she might not see the patterns over longer periods of time.

They sought her understanding of minute details, doing everything they could to limit the information that she could glean from them about what their real concerns were

They were concerned that if she was ever discovered and captured, it could do irreparable harm to the country.

Kathy never revealed to them how easy it was for her to penetrate their thoughts.

She kept her own secrets, she held them closely, and she led her handlers down false paths to keep them in the dark about what the range of her abilities were.

If they would have known, they might have been comforted, or they might have killed her, something that many people at the National Security Council wanted to do.

She kept her full abilities masked.

She worked hard, and she produced data for the people that came to her, she offered expert analysis, and from time to time she took proactive measures to prevent a catastrophe from developing.

Her handlers were content to utilize her abilities infrequently, but on significant matters. They discovered that the more often they involved her in minutia, the more she was inclined to go out into the world and expose herself for who she really was.

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Emergence, In Fifty-five Words – Section Four, Kathy; Part Twenty-six, Adulthood, Collected Chapters

 

Emergence 2.0

A Novel – In 55 Words a Day

Day 190, July 9th, 2017

 

Chapter One: A Place in the World

 

As she advanced in her skills and gained control of her powers, Kathy’s sensitivity to the motives of those around her became profound.

 

The intentions of the analysts who questioned her were an open book.

 

Millions of dollars were spent to mask them, to foster in her a sense of belonging, with ever increasing difficulty.

 

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day

Day 191, July 10th, 2017

 

Chapter Two: Valued

 

In her work place, every little detail of her environment was contrived, scripted, fake.

 

No effort was spared to engender within Kathy feelings of safety, and love.

 

In her youth Kathy saw through the contrivances, while valuing the sentiments behind it, taking those for genuine.

 

Over time all the false fronts vanished. She was cynical.

 

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day

Day 192, July 11th, 2017

 

Chapter Three: Work

 

The analysts came to see her nearly every day, Sundays being her only respite.

 

Kathy listened to them.

 

She read their papers, watched their films, and when they put questions to her, she shared her insight from the depths of her memory.

 

She read ancient languages, interpreted obscure symbols, and saw the patterns in everything.

 

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day

Day 193, July 12th, 2017

 

Chapter Four: Career

 

Kathy loved problem solving. She took joy in it, helping people pleased her. It gave her a sense of purpose.

 

In the cases she was presented, or the analysis she was asked to give, the greater the complexity and length of time, the better it was for her.

 

She was fascinated by encountering new things.

 

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day

Day 194, July 13th, 2017

 

Chapter Five: National Security

 

In order to maintain their own secrecy, her handlers deliberately narrowed Kathy’s focus.

 

They sought her understanding of minute details, doing everything they could to limit the information that she could glean from them.

 

She kept her full abilities masked.

 

She never revealed to them how easy it was for her to penetrate their thoughts.

 

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day

Day 195, July 14th, 2017

 

Chapter Six: Religion

 

Religious conflicts began to shape the later 20th, and the early 21st centuries. Kathy’s input regarding the origins of these conflicts was invaluable.

 

Her ability to pinpoint specific moments in time that were the antecedents of tribal conflict was uncanny.

 

Her memory produced volumes of insight, but questions along those lines left her deeply disturbed.

 

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day

Day 196, July 15th, 2017

 

Chapter Seven: Writing

 

The intelligence operatives stopped visiting Kathy in person, they engaged her by proxy, through handlers.

 

They submitted questions in writing.

 

She in turn wrote papers giving detail, and context, responding to the questions they submitted to her.

 

Oftentimes she did not answer questions directly, she supported their work by helping them to ask better questions.

 

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Section Four, Kathy

 

Part Twenty-six, Adulthood

 

Collected Chapters

01 A Place in the World

02 Valued

03 Work

04 Career

05 National Security

06 Religion

07 Writing

 

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The Fake President – Part XI

Editorial, The Week in Review – Analysis, Commentary, Opinion

05.27.2017

 

 

He who does not know, and does not know that he does not know, is a fool. Shun him.

 

I am tempted to leave my weekly reflection on our national politics there, but there were so many developments this week that I cannot.

 

The fake presidency of T-Rump, represents a clear and present danger to the security of the United States, and to our constitutional republic.

 

Several things were reveled this week about the careless way T-Rump handles matters of national security. In a phone call with the President of the Philippines, a murderer named Duterte, T-Rump revealed the location of two of our nuclear sub-marines off the coast of North Korea.

 

Like his revelation of intelligence to the Russian Foreign Minister, and Ambassador in the Oval Office last week, he did this simply to brag, putting the lives of our sailors at risk in doing so.

 

Because he, and his people have no discipline, they also revealed photographs of the perpetrators of a terrible bombing in London this week, even while the British were carrying out an active investigation in to the terrorist network that perpetrated the attack, even while the British asked us to keep the information they shared with us a secret, the T-Rump team could not help themselves. They published photos.

 

They published the photos because they wanted to promote the narrative that we are all at risk from Islamic terrorism, they would risk our ability of us and our allies to catch the perpetrators, just so they can spin their story.

 

The fake presidency is a menace to society.

 

T-Rump appears to be mentally unstable. This was revealed in video of him shoving the president of Montenegro out of his way so he could get to the front of a photo shoot.

 

Jared Kushner, his son in law is now under FBI scrutiny for his role in aiding the Russian’s in their efforts to influence the 2016 presidential campaign. Kushner, at T-Rump’s request, attempted to set up a private line of communication with the Kremlin, so that T-Rump and Putin could talk without the interference, knowledge or oversight of anyone else in government or our intelligence services.

 

This may very well be treason.

 

T-Rump must go.

 

His violation of the emoluments clause of the Constitution is enough.

 

Remove him from office before he does real and lasting harm to the Nation.

 

He who does not know, and does not know that he does not know, is a fool. Shun him.

Fake President – Part IV

Editorial, The Week in Review – Analysis, Commentary, Opinion

03.11.2017

Fake President – Part IV

 

T-Rump was quiet this week.

 

He maintained the bald lie that the Obama Administration had his phones tapped during the presidential campaign.

 

He could not get anyone to back his play. Not even the usual suspects, K-Con, or his press secretary, people who get paid to lie for him, not even they would go down the rabbit hole on that story.

 

The FBI director asked the Justice Department to formally refute the fake president’s lies. The Attorney General was silent.

 

The deposed National Security Advisor revealed that he was a paid agent of a foreign government while he was advising T-Rump on the campaign. He was in the pocket of Turkey, they paid him $500,000, and he shilled for them the whole time.

 

The Fake administration claimed they did not know. However, it was revealed that Flynn told numerous people, including the White House Counsel.

 

It was revealed this week that a server in a bank owned by the Russian government made thousands of attempts to contact a server in Trump Tower, indicating a connection between the two entities that has yet to be explored. This is not new news. I heard this months ago, but it has become a part of the narrative now.

 

It was revealed this week that T-Rumps former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, worked closely with a Russian agent, who he knew to be a member of their military intelligence, the GRU.

 

It was revealed this week that during the Republic National Convention, a paid advisor to T-Rump successfully changed language in the party platform that softened the Republican Party’s position on the Russian occupation of the Crimean Peninsula.

 

The GRU intelligence officer was at the campaign.

 

The smoking gun has not been found, but the shell casings are being picked up everywhere, the ballistics analysis will be in soon.

 

Editorial, The Week in Review – Analysis, Commentary, Opinion, Fake President – Part III

Editorial, The Week in Review – Analysis, Commentary, Opinion

03.04.2017

 

Donald Trump gave his first address before a joint address of congress.

 

The T-Rump received a lot of praise in the hours afterward in for most of the next day. Many of his critics in the media revealed that they were extremely willing to forgive him for his dark, destructive, and bombastic rhetoric, that they would forget, it if he were to simply change his tone, they would move on.

 

I will not move on.

 

There was a gentler tone to his speech. However, the policies he articulated are dangerous for the American people, and the world. Enacting them will hurt us:

 

Billions more in spending for a bloated military

A drastic expansion in nuclear weapons programs

Tax cuts that target the wealthiest people

 

Cuts to everything else; the State Department, Education, Health Care, everything.

 

While his performance received high praise, both the speech and its delivery were mediocre. He gave no details on any specific policies, and merely promised “great results.”

 

He singled out the widow of a Navy Seal, whose husband died in the first covert military action that T-Rump authorized. He repeated his lies about the success of that mission. Earlier in the day he blamed the Obama administration for planning the mission, and he blamed his generals for the loss of life.

 

He revealed, once again, what a coward he is.

 

He grossly attempted to bathe in the adulations given to the widow, he suggested that her husband was looking down from heaven, and very happy that she received two minutes of applause from congress.

 

I am guessing he would rather be with his family.

 

The speech was another example of bad policy, and worse politics. Just as the pundits were shifting into their praise mode, another story broke about members of his administration colluding with the Russians during the campaign in 2016. This time it was his Attorney General who met with the Russian Ambassador twice, and when asked about contact with the Russians at his confirmation hearing, he did not answer truthfully, he misdirected, prevaricated, lied.

 

Two days later he formally recused himself from any investigation concerning the T-Rump administration and the Russians.

 

One day ago he committed to revising the testimony he gave the Senate.

 

More revelations about more meetings between the T-Rump campaign and the Russians have come out since. Revelations about the Russian Ambassador meeting with disgraced National Security Advisor, Mike Flynn, and T-Rumps son-in-law at Trump Tower.

 

The ambassador came in through the back door to avoid the press.

 

The news about T-Rumps crimes, it drips steadily, day by day. The man is a criminal, his campaign was a criminal operation, and there is a criminal conspiracy underway to cover it up.

 

He is a Fake President.

 

Today T-Rump is attempting to distract the American people with stories about his phones being tapped by the Obama Administration.

 

I am sorry T-Rump, if your phones were tapped it is because you have been the target of a criminal probe.