A Motley Fool Indeed

Over the years, many people have asked me why I never became a “real” journalist, meaning why I never agreed to work for a government/company’s propaganda outlet. The short answer is that I don’t want to work with idiots like Rich Smith: Why Is the US Selling Billions of Dollars of Missiles to Romania? From…

Patriot Games

Watching Donald Trump’s speech last week in Poland where he effusively praised that country’s “strategic alliance” with America while never once bringing up the issue of the Visa Waiver Program, I wasn’t surprised in the least to see Poland commit to buying expensive but useless Patriot missile batteries. As I suspected, it was only a…

U.S. Continues to Provoke Russia

With all the recent build-up of hostilities, the United States keeps ramping up the stakes: Moscow in recent days has talked about its effort to modernize its strategic missile forces, including bringing five new regiments online this year. Those efforts have worried American officials in the U.S. and Europe, who have repeatedly criticized what they…

…For a Fistful of Nothing

Well in case you hadn’t heard yet, Romania has now officially committed to hosting an American missile base in Deveselu, just southeast of Craiova. This is idiocy piled on top of idiocy, but the icing on the cake can be found here (Ro), in which Bogdan Aurescu (a senior official in the Foreign Ministry) clearly…

DEA, Taliban, Missile “Sting”

Weird, weird and even weirder: Watch the local Arizona news station videoclip here. Romanian government press release here, including this Youtube footage (w/o sound): From the (American) DEA official website: Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Administrator Michele M. Leonhart and Preet Bharara, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today the unsealing…