This is a tale of FBI power misused and presidential trust misplaced. Last week, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's confidant on matters pertaining to national security from June 2015 to February 2017 and his short-lived national security adviser in the White House, pleaded guilty in federal court in Washington, D.C., to a single count of lying to the FBI. Under the terms of his plea agreement, Flynn, who had faced nearly 60 years in federal prison had he been convicted of charges related to all the matters about which there is said to be credible evidence of his guilt, will now face six months. What could have caused Robert Mueller, the no-nonsense special counsel investigating whether any Americans aided the Russian government in its now well-known interference in the 2016 American presidential election, to have given Flynn such an extraordinary deal? Here is the back story.

The orchestrated hostility toward Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea protects the $1,000 billion annual budget of the military/security complex by convincing the American public that the US is threatened by enemies. One would think that such irresponsible and reckless behavior would have the citizenry aroused and the media reporting the risk. Yet, there is only silence. It is more important to the media whether NFL players stand for the national anthem and that some male politicians show sexual interest in women in inappropriate ways. Insouciant America is walking into Armageddon

Recently released classified documents from WWII show amazing plans to destroy the Soviet Union (and others) with nuclear bombs. What makes this so interesting is that this document was prepared before the end of WWII! The Soviet Union was still our ally at the time this was written. And to think we were always taught that the Soviets started the cold war.

It appears that Yemen has gone back to North and South Yemen again. All along ethnic lines. Saudi Arabia (and the US) don’t want this and we can expect some more atrocities from heavy bombing. The blockades that prevent food and humanitarian aid continue. Is there a reason why we won’t allow for the local people to decide how they want their country run?

I don’t think it should be against the law to “lie” to the FBI or any other law enforcement agency. If they can lie to us, it should be legal to lie to them. We’ve witnessed many people go to prison for lying. For almost three decades we’ve watched Hillary Clinton being investigated, all to no avail. Anyone who hasn’t paid attention to these investigations is stupid, particularly if they are a public figure. Her defenses over the years are perfect. “I don’t recall” should be the answer to every law enforcement inquiry. How can they argue that you do in fact “recall”? In 2017 it should be impossible for any thinking person to be charged with lying to the police.

Three of President Trumps most effective cabinet heads are Scott Pruitt (EPA), Rex Tillerson (State) and Jeff Sessions (Justice). Pruitt gets lots of media attention and is vilified by the left. Tillerson and Sessions are subjects of constant media attention that claims that they are hated by Trump and are on the way out. If you take the time to read foreign newspapers, Tillerson has run up lots of frequent flier miles since he has gotten in office. He seems to show up all over the world in hot spots and danger areas to actually talk to friends, potential friends and enemies. It’s almost like a plan by Trump to make the media think they are hated to take pressure off of them. Either way, it’s working well.(1 comment)

The war in Syria was originally orchestrated by Saudi Arabia and their ally Israel. Both got the US to get involved to. Saudi Arabia is the only one of the three that realizes that they lost. The US still has forces on the ground there and Israel still uses their air force to conduct raids. When we got caught in the war, we used the excuse of “ISIS”. Well, ISIS is destroyed now, yet we’re still there and still arming forces.

I think I’ve been consistent on the “sex” scandals that seem to be gripping America. I break it down into three categories. First is forced sex. I include minors in this one, but I mean real physical force. It’s always wrong and there is no excuse. Second is adult sex where people willingly engage in it because they decide that the pros outnumber the cons. I put most workplace complaints in this category. Finally, I put government officials in a third category. If you want to pay for sex, do it with your own money, not the taxpayers money. Pam Anderson nails it in this interview.