August 16, 2017


THE SCHEDULE FOR Donald Trump’s first full day back in New York since the start of his presidency entailed walking into the Trump Tower lobby, talking about infrastructure for a few minutes, and immediately re-boarding his golden elevator without taking any questions. Much to Chief of Staff John Kelly’s apparent chagrin, that did not happen.
Instead, Trump opted to take a few questions after his prepared remarks. The assembled reporters naturally had more questions about last weekend’s white nationalist rally in Charlottesville than they did infrastructure bureaucracy. The result? A deluge of remarks suggesting that both sides (Nazis, and those who protested their assembly) shared the blame for Saturday’s violence equally. Trump asserted that he did not initially denounce white supremacists by name until Monday because he didn’t have all available facts until then, and pondered if pulling down a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee would lead to the targeting of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson next.

James Mattis and Rex Tillerson lay out plan to handle North Korea, sideline Trump

August 16, 2017

Alex Lockie
Aug. 14, 2017, 1:13 PM  34,480

As President Donald Trump lopsidedly focuses on “fire and fury” toward North Korea, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis have laid out the US’s comprehensive approach to dealing with the country.

An op-ed by Tillerson and Mattis published Sunday in The Wall Street Journal stresses the US’s efforts to get the international community, especially China and the UN Security Council, on board with denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.

Equally as important to the US’s stated goal, however, are objectives the pair say they won’t pursue.

“The US has no interest in regime change or accelerated reunification of Korea,” they wrote. “We do not seek an excuse to garrison US troops north of the Demilitarized Zone. We have no desire to inflict harm on the long-suffering North Korean people, who are distinct from the hostile regime in Pyongyang.”

“Putinzoning” Trump. A new approach to the infowar

August 11, 2017

Given that Donald Trump’s war rhetoric has reached dangerous levels only a couple of days into his golf  vacation, I have decided to ignore his comments about North Korea, China, Russia etc altogether.

If Trump’s golf vacation at Mar a Lago in April is anything to judge by, there will be a never ending stream of bizarre press conferences, twists and turns, threats and escapades (perhaps even false flags?) for the next two weeks.

Yes, likely, Trump and his handlers will make an even greater effort to kindle a WW3 conflagration given their pressing desire to divert from the Russia probe and falling approval ratings.

Anyway, to avoid pouring fuel on the fire, this blog will not give the oxygen of publicity to Trump’s remarks. The  comments of James Mattis, John Kelly or Nicky Haley in relation to the North Korea or other WW 3 crisis will only merit attention from me, at least as long as Trump is at his golf club.

I encourage US media to join me in “Putinzoning” Trump, that is, in placing a media cordon sanitaire around his “spontaneous” remarks at press conferences or on twitter.

This will force Trump to put out written statements, which can be edited and put into context, de escalating the situation.

Trump’s close confidante Alex Jones is  continuing with to have a very public nervous breakdown so we can imagine how trump himself is feeling and behaving.


This blogger is researching the next big Trump story: Which fed penitentiary will he be doing time in? Alcatraz? ADX Florence?

August 11, 2017

After trying to start WW3 by ad libbing from his golf club yet again, I predict Donald Trump is going to marched towards a stint in a federal penitentiary even faster than before as the probe in his Russia dealings and financial dealings accelerates.

Anticipating the next big story, I have started doing a little bit of research about the prisons which might be graced with the presence of Trump and his associates like Jared Kushner.

Personally, I think Alcatraz looks rather cool, spectacular sea views on all sides, a “Trump” tower style edifice, should suit The Don just fine.

There is also a similarly stylish maximum security prison in Colorado, known as the “Alcatraz of the Rockies.”

The ADX Florence is tantalisingly close to a golf club, which should provide exquisite torture to Trump’s hysterical nerves.

Oh, to gaze on to a golf club through bars, knowing you will never play again.,-109.5795064,6z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x871480ea58b4768f:0x81af4c7345d6439b!8m2!3d38.3616677!4d-105.0970846

Please don’t think I feel anything but pity for The Don for nearly eviscerating us all in nuclear WW3. To show, I am sincere I am going to keep my eye out here in Laria for stripped T shirts and pants to send to him so he has a change of clothes from regulation orange prison suits.

Trump aide hires new lawyers as Fed probe accelerates

August 11, 2017

From Business Insider

President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, is hiring new lawyers to represent him in the Russia investigation weeks after the FBI raided his northern Virginia home for tax documents and banking records.

Manafort, who has emerged as a central subject in the FBI’s probe into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election, “in the process of retaining his former counsel, Miller & Chevalier, to represent him in the office of special counsel investigation,” said his spokesman, Jason Maloni.

Trump does exactly what he condemned Obama for doing

August 11, 2017

Donald Trump’s tweets about Obama reveal that he knows he is engaging in a cynical attempt to start a war to cling to power as his support crumbles and the Russian probe gathers steam.



Sinister twist: Is Putin angling to get control of USA’s nuclear weapons through Trump? Time to review nukes, codes and anti missile defences for stand downs and breaches?

August 11, 2017

From CNN

Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced Monday that the Department of Defense has begun its Nuclear Posture Review, a process President Donald Trump directed Mattis to undertake in a presidential memorandum signed during his January visit to the Pentagon.

A final report will be presented to Trump “by the end of the year,” chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana White said in a statement.