Wednesday, July 18, 2018

FINALLY



From 2008


Too bad the US intelligence community, members of the US Congress and the US media did not, over the past twenty years, pay the kind of attention to Putin and Russia they are paying now.

If only one good thing comes out of Trump's debacle in Helsinki, it is that the intelligence community, Congress, and the media will now shine a spotlight on Putin and Russia brighter than ever before, if only because they collectively perceive Putin to be Trump's new best friend.

Congress previously did little (aside from passing the Magnitsky Act) as Putin grew stronger and evolved into a dictator while shaping plans to reform the old Soviet Union, assassinate whistle-blowers and opponents inside and outside of Russia, and covertly campaign to destroy union in Europe and the United States.

We did nothing.  

I know.  I was there, witness to the early part of it.

All resources post 9/11 went into counter-terrorism.

Not only.

American politicians did not want to do anything that embarrassed the Russian government.  Clinton for sure, George W. to a large extent.  Only when Obama finally realized Putin had zero respect for him and had quadrupled intelligence activities inside the United States did he finally act, though it was too little, too late.

All the while, American lobbyists, banks and real estate developers were raking in dirty Russian money.

There is plenty of shame to go round.




Tuesday, July 17, 2018

CLAIR GEORGE ON INSIDER WASHINGTON




Aboard Concorde to Paris, mid-1990s



Clair George, a legendary CIA spymaster, once told me (over bacon-cheeseburger's at Martin's Tavern in Georgetown), "Insider Washington always wins."

(By Insider Washington, Clair was referring to what some media pundits call Deep State.)

In that instance (early 2005), Clair forecast the imminent termination of Porter Goss as CIA Director.

Insider Washington wanted Goss out, and Insider Washington succeeded.  (Goss and his Goss-lings were simply too disruptive to the status quo.)

(This was bad news for me as I had taken Prince Albert of Monaco to CIA headquarters to meet with Goss, and the director had consequently pledged to assist the Prince in our efforts thwart an influx of dirty money from Russians into Monaco.)

The same concept, Insider Washington always wins, could be applied to Richard Nixon, and now Donald Trump.

Try as he may to take revenge on his own intelligence services by embracing America's enemies, Trump will ultimately succumb to Insider Washington.




Saturday, July 14, 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Monday, July 2, 2018

MESSAGE FROM MONACO






"Everything you predicated has come true!

"The ultimate VINDICATION!

"Will be on national tv 04 July @ 2300hrs  and replay for 12 months online!

"ALL THE ROT IS EXPOSED!!!"






I said to the Prince, "How can you appoint a crook to be the justice minister?"

Albert replied, "He didn't kill anyone, did he?"




Sunday, June 24, 2018

THE LIVERPOOL PASSAGEWAY






Welcome to the (UK) NHS portal that, in a quite astonishing scandal, is responsible for the deaths of thousands and thousands of patients in Britain's hospitals.

Hospitals were actually paid (by the government) a financial incentive for each and every patient they welcomed into their passageway of death.







Thursday, June 14, 2018

A VERY SAD STATEMENT ABOUT AMERICA



A national disgrace





Commentary:

It appears the FBI is more enthusiastic (not expert, think Keystone Cops) about subverting democracy in the USA than investigating crime and bringing counterintelligence operations to fruition (first-hand experience).

A very, very sad day for our country.

Each and every FBI employee implicated in subverting democracy and the electoral process should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.




Monday, June 11, 2018

NEWS ITEM: OBAMA MEETS WITH 2020 DEMOCRAT PRESIDENTIAL WANNABES



(UK) Daily Mirror (1980)






COMMENTARY:

Obama is meeting with the wrong prospective candidates.  (Sooner or later we will have a qualified female candidate.  It will not be Elizabeth Warren but more likely Republican Nikky Haley.)

The most likely Democrat nominee for president in 2020, opposing Trump, will be either Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe or Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.  (Electing McAuliffe would be tantamount to putting Bill and Hillary back into the White House.)

McAuliffe and Hickenlooper both enjoy the support of many of the power-networkers that attend Bilderberg, with whom each has rubbed shoulders, McAuliffe in 2017, Hickenlooper this past weekend.

Since its founding in 1954, Bilderberg has traditionally been a proving ground for politicians with top-leadership aspirations in the United States and Western Europe, and where such politicians, "tapped" to attend, find corporate sponsorship and hence the money they need to launch viable campaigns.



Monday, June 4, 2018

B-BYE MATTEI'S TAVERN






A sad, Strange end to the super-cool run of an iconic landmark.































Tuesday, May 29, 2018

NATURE'S RENDERING...





...of a mud-and-debris dump...




...into a memorial mound of astonishing beauty.