That old saying of if you only have a hammer, then you see all problems as nails is very apropos for the declining economic and political power of Saudi Arabia. Because as their hold over OPEC wanes into that of a paper tiger, and their economic output declines in relation to their falling oil production, the Middle Eastern power has found itself relegated towards wars of conquest under the guise of religious jihad.Read More
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its Iraqi PMU partners achieved a major victory last week, capping off a month of anti-ISIS operations that have reclaimed a Lebanon-sized chunk of territory from the terrorists on both sides of the Syraq border. The linkup of Syrian Army troops and pro-Damascus militias with friendly Iraqi Shi’a forces came after weeks of U.S. bombing attacks designed to harass and intimidate the Syrians from accomplishing this strategic objective. The Syrians, backed by the Russian air force and advisers, were undeterred from moving ahead and daring the Americans to use their own troops to stop them. Not surprisingly, the Trump Administration backed down.Read More
Regular Rogue Money guest The Sirius Report's London Paul talks the Saudi-instigated crisis with Qatar and how it is backfiring on Riyadh. The Monday Mornings with V and CJ Show provided a preview of London Paul's in-depth analysis of the power shift in the Mideast toward Qatar's ally Turkey and the Qataris' expanding ties with Iran, which is sending Doha food amidst a failing Saudi blockade of the gas-exporting peninsula's only land border.Read More
Our Inauguration Day trolling of the Social Justice Cold Warriors (SJCWs) aside, it's good to hear the realism reflected in the statements of Russian officials, led by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
Medvedev told reporters over the weekend that Russia should not count on any swift lifting of U.S. and EU economic sanctions, saying that no election will immediately shift that equation. Not only is that a reference to the fact that media, McCainiacs in Congress' and Atlanticist bureaucratic pressure won't permit President Donald J. Trump to make the kind of rapid changes some in Russia had hoped for, but also to the reality that it will be difficult for the anti-sanctions, Crimea-is-Russian recognizing candidate Marine Le Pen to win in France. Though we suspect many European Union sanctions against Russia will continue to be quietly dropped or ignored by multiple countries, from southeastern Europe's Greece on up to Germany and even 'frontline state' Finland.
As Dmitry Peskov said, Trump is his own -- and America's -- man. Not Putin's or anybody else's, which why the soft coup attempt smears of him as the Kremlin's Siberian candidate will keep failing.Read More
On the Friday night November 27 Guerrilla Radio program, V and 'W the Intelligence Insider' discussed the crisis in the House of Saud and what regime change in Riyadh could mean for the dying petrodollar.Read More