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Tuesday
May012018

[AM950 Minneapolis] April 30th: John Bolton Wants the Libya Model for North Korea?

I appear on AM 950 in Minneapolis with Matt McNeil.  Today, Trump's National Security Advisor John Bolton said he supports the Libya model. For those who may not know, this is where the West and primarily the U.S. negotiated with Gaddafi to give up his nuclear weapons and ambitions in return for aid and international acknowledgement. By the way, it worked.  

Of course there was a slight problem . . . .  After the agreement, the U.S. turned on the Libyan leader and supported his enemies.  As a result, he was hunted down and sodomized and killed in a ditch.  So, while Bolton may like that plan, I'm pretty sure Kim Jung Un is not up for it.

This agreement is nowhere near done.  Lots to discuss.   

Sunday
Apr292018

[AM950 Minneapolis] April 27th: Trump And the Nobel Prize in the Same Sentence?

I appear on AM 950 with Mike McIntee.  North Korea's Kim Jong Un met with South Korea's President Kim today to discuss the end of a war that has been in armistice since 1953.  It is a potentially an extraordinary turn of events.  They are also discussing nuclear weapons.  This too is an extraordinary turn of events. President Trump is arguing that it is he has driven this and some are even suggesting that he should get the Nobel Peace Prize.  Yeah we will discuss this too.

Hand on for this one. It should be interesting.

Saturday
Apr142018

[AM950 Minneapolis] April 14th: Trump Talks Tough on Syria.

I appear on AM950 in Minneapolis with Mike McIntee. The Syrians have apparently used chemical weapons against their own people again.  This is nowhere near the first time the Syrian have committed atrocities against their own people.  It is truly despicable and unacceptable. In fact this kind of behavior has been going on consistently now for several years.  And yet, this President all of a sudden has decided that it is over the line now when just two weeks ago he said he was going to pull out of Syria. The real problem is that he is all over the board and does not seem to have a coherent strategy.

This will be interesting.

Thursday
Mar222018

[AM950 Minneapolis] March 22: The Revolving Door of the White House and Now John Bolton is In?

I appear on AM 950 Minneapolis with Mike McIntee.  The number of people that have left this White House is truly unprecedented in modern history and this is includes senior advisors as well.  The fear amongst some is that the few remaining "adults" in the room are getting ready to bolt as well.  John Bolton house just been brought in as National Security Advisor to the President Bolton is a war hawk. He always has been.  He has pushed for a long time to bomb Iran, flat out.  The ripple effect and instability of this approach remains to be seen with his appointment.  

We will discuss this and more.  

Thursday
Feb152018

[AM950 Minneapolis] February 15th: What Happens When the U.S. Kills Russian Mercenaries.

I appear on AM 950 Minneapolis with my buddy Mattt cNeil on February 14th.  On February 7th and 8th, there was a serious firefight that took place in an oil rich region on Syria. This fact in itself may not generally be terribly significant except for one fact, apparently the combatants were American on one side and the other side were primarily Russian mercenaries. According to reports, the U.S. was using B-52s, AC-130 Gunships and F15s.  As a result of airstrikes and close combat, somewhere between 100 and 300 Russian, Ukrainian and other Southern Republic fighters were killed.  What are the implications.

This is a fascinating story because it highlights the shadowy world of the merc and how and why countries use them.  We will talk that and a lot more.  

Thursday
Feb012018

[AM950 Minneapolis] February 1st: Nunez and Trump Try to Undercut Russia Investigation

I appear on AM950 Minneapolis with my friend Matt McNeil on February 1st.  So Congressman Nunez, the GOP and Donald Trump all seem set on releasing a memo that has been called, incorrect, unreliable, incomplete, and containing classified information that should n't be made public. So, why would they release such a memo? Simply, they are trying to undercut the Russian investigation to determine whether Trump or his people were involve din either conspiring with the Russians or in obstructing the investigation. Simply put, that's it. 

Rather than saying, lets get this thing out there and figure out what happened and what the Russians and maybe some Americans did, they want to get people to ignore the results of the investigaiton itself.  is there anybody who things that that might be a problem?  

This should be interesting.

Thursday
Nov302017

[AM 950 Minneapolis] November 30th: Latest on Trump/Russia Investigation

I appear on AM 950 Minneapolis with Mike McIntee on November 30th. Things are absolutely ramping up with Special Counsel Bob Mueller's investigation of the Trump campaign and the Russians. The President claims that the investigation will be over by the end of the year. That is an unequivocal pipe dream.  It will never happen.  Mike Flynn is in the wings right now and I expect indictments or pleas to come down the pike at any moment.

This is going to be an interesting conversation as we look back and where we have come but really where we are going in the future.  This promises to be fun. Hope you can listen.