Foreign Policy magazine

Why The War Party Loves To Call Foreign Leaders Insane

"The 'he's crazy!' claim acts as a magical talisman of warhawks who can denounce all caution and strategic concern that speaks against 'taking out' the bad guy who will bomb us any second...It's easy to see why John McCain is so fond of the tactic..."

The Least Explicable Bubble Of All

Of all the mini-bubbles now inflating out there, maybe the least explicable is the race among emerging market companies to borrow dollars. This has gotten them – and their governments — in huge trouble so many times in the past that you’d think dollar debt would be kind of a hot stove thing for Brazilians and Mexicans.

How To Predict The Behavior Of Globalists

The globalists believe that even if some of us do manage to decipher their activities and methods, we will have no means to do anything about them. They see themselves as the “history makers”, as the men who act. One weakness of the globalists that will sabotage them is their own hubris. They see people as pawns – but what happens when a piece walks off the chess board completely and acts in an unpredictable way? It is this potential alone that will destroy the globalists in the end.

Leaked Memo Reveals List Of Trump's Top Defense Priorities

Among the top four items listed in the memo from are: 1) developing a strategy to defeat/destroy ISIS; 2) build a strong defense by eliminating budget caps/the sequester, 3) develop a comprehensive cyber strategy, and 4) eliminate wasteful spending by finding greater efficiencies.

A Realist's View Of The US Presidential Contest

On the one side is, maybe, a rapist. On the other side is certainly a warmonger. The next US President will be one of those two people. Each voter must make his/her own choice: either drink possibly cyanide, or drink definitely arsenic. Those are the only two choices left in America’s 'democracy'. No intelligent estimation of America’s immediate political future can be positive; it’s either zero (like Trump) or else negative (like Hillary).

"Evidence Points To Another Snowden At The NSA"

"Rather than the NSA hacking tools being snatched as a result of a sophisticated cyber operation by Russia or some other nation, it seems more likely that an employee stole them. If Snowden could not have stolen the hacking tools, there are indications that after he departed in May 2013, someone else did, possibly someone assigned to the agency’s highly sensitive Tailored Access Operations."

Meanwhile, In The Philippines...

The killing of over 400 drug dealers in he Philippine government's "war on narco-politics" has reportedly led to an additional 500,000 turning themselves in... “I’ll really have you killed… My order is shoot to kill you. I don’t care about human rights, you better believe me.” Those are the words of recently elected Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, adding during a televised national address "my mouth has no due process."

23,144 Ways America Created Terrorists In 2015

“The Effort to purify the world is self-defeating; the United States becomes a Sisyphus with bombs, able to set off explosions, but unable to cope with its own burden." The more aggressive their attempts to eradicate evil, the stronger evil becomes on both sides. Each of the 23,144 bombs dropped on Muslim countries in 2015 potentially created another terrorist.

"Policy Mistake"

When it comes to the Fed's current "data dependent" thinking there is absolutely no agreement among the experts: it may or may not hike in December, or it may or may not hike in the 2016 election year. There is, however, much  agreement that what the Fed is doing can best be summarized with two simple words: "policy mistake" as the following chart showing the appearance of these two words in Bloomberg news stories confirms.