GOOD NEWS: HENRY KISSINGER IS UP AND ABOUT

Whenever I think of Henry Kissinger, I think of Harvard and, specifically the “Harvard Cheer.” As I recall, it goes something like this: “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again. But, after a while, give up and don’t be obnoxious about it.” Henry has been up and about lately. Writing an article

THE LONG DARK TUNNEL

Recently, I had occasion to hear a wise man from the East, George Yeo, talk about Ukraine, the US and Russia, the three main protagonists in the Ukraine War. Mr. Yeo, a former General in the Singapore Military and Foreign Minister of Singapore is a graduate of Cambridge in England and the Harvard Business School

UKRAINE REBOOT

I just finished writing a piece on Ukraine that didn’t get it done. So, I thought for a few minutes and two names popped into my head. John McEnroe and the late Joan Rivers. Two people who spoke their minds, no matter the consequences. I remember Johnny Mac at Wimbledon “You cannot be serious” and

THE UNBELIEVABLE WAR IN UKRAINE

I call it unbelievable because our Press has lost its mind in its hero worship of all things Ukraine and its Jewish President, Volodymyr Zelensky. The Press has given us no context and no history on whether these two countries, Russia and Ukraine, might have had some connection with each other over the last several

GROUCHO MARX AND THE “I LOVE UKRAINE CLUB.”

Comedian Groucho Marx was famous for saying “I’d never join a club that would let someone like me in it.” I don’t think Groucho would have joined the “I love Ukraine Club.” He’d have thought the TV hosts intoning, “the pictures you will see are very disturbing” was bullshit. You mean, with everybody in the

WHOSE KIDS ARE BEING KILLED

The expression “whose ox is being gored” comes from Scripture, Exodus:21:35. Nowadays, the phrase is often used in politics to describe how different people in similar circumstances are often treated quite differently depending on the relative “importance” of the individuals. Important people, which often means rich and powerful people, get better treatment by society and

FIGHTING FOR A TIE

Russia is an anomaly. It’s too big. Nearly twice the size of the next biggest country in the world, Canada, with a population less than that of Bangladesh. Russia is in a war where they can’t afford to win or lose. Putin has forty miles of military vehicles stuck in the mud because he violated

INEXPLICABLE

That is the one word description of Vladimir Putin’s behavior by Robert Gates probably the one person in the USA that knows Russia and Putin better than any other. Gates joined the CIA in 1966 and served as its Director under Republican and Democrat Presidents and as our Secretary of Defense under George W. Bush

WRONGFOOTING THE BEAR

The Bear is Putin and he can’t quite get his story straight. He feels, in his gut, that Ukraine is really part of Russia but he doesn’t know how to say so, convincingly. Every time he gets ready to find a reason to start some high-intensity pushing and shoving in Ukraine, Jake Sullivan stools the

UKRAINE ESSENTIALS

Ukraine is a core interest of Russia but not for the US. We care, of course, but not to die for. We don’t even have a confirmed Ambassador in Ukraine and Ukraine is not a Member of NATO. Biden is 79 Putin is 69. Putin has time. Biden is going to want to get Ukraine