Monthly Archives: December 2016

The New Cold War Melodrama, episode MCIII: the players, CrowdStrike, Dmitri Alperovitch & Putin The Terrible. A comment by Political Reporter

Dmitri Alperovitch has impressive credentials: CrowdStrike has brought on board senior FBI executives, such as Shawn Henry, former executive assistant director (EAD) of the FBI’s Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch, and Steve Chabinsky, former deputy assistant director of the … Continue reading

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My replies to @MissMarple & @From Hong Kong

@MissMarple What does ‘negligence’ mean? if not an utter failure to exercise the responsibilities that was an integral part of her job? Her ‘integrity’ is intact? And then to plead ,to adopt the pose of political naif, as the rationalizers … Continue reading

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On the virtues of Christine Lagarde, a comment by Political Observer

In sum Ms. Lagarde was/is  the subject of a conspiracy: ‘She did not go to Ecole Nationale d’Administration, the school that churns out France’s political elite. Colleagues sometimes referred to her as an “Américaine”, due to her perfect English and … Continue reading

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On ‘A Middle East graveyard for western delusions’, a comment by Political Cynic

Headline: A Middle East graveyard for western delusions Sub-headline: Aleppo’s fall signals the collapse of US and European influence The human catastrophe of Western colonialism, from its inception to the  Sykes-Picot Agreement to the present humanitarian crisis in Syria, is … Continue reading

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The New Cold War: Episode CCCXXXI, The Cambridge Intelligence Seminar is infested with Russian callabos, reports The Financial Times! Political Reporter comments

The American reader well over fifty will be vividly reminded of the era of Joe McCarthy and his zealous allies Nixon, Mundt and McCarren in the year 1952 , judging from the headline of this ‘news story’ awash in the … Continue reading

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Episode MMDXXVI of The American Political Melodrama: On Francis Fukuyama’s Straussian pessimism, a comment by Publius (Revised)

How many times must readers be presented with the maladroitly expressed Straussian pessimism of Mr. Fukuyama, as having some kind of objective value? Mr. Fukuyama is part of a coterie of Political Romantics, who view themselves as the natural inheritors … Continue reading

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Episode MMDXXV of The American Political Melodrama: On John Bolton & Trump, a comment by Political Reporter

As frightening as Bolton is, The Brookings Institution headed by ‘Russia Hand’ Strobe Talbott, who exemplifies the ‘ethos’ of the New Cold Warrior, if you’ll pardon the misuse of the word ‘ethos’, were/are still a clear and present danger the … Continue reading

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