Category Archives: Putin

October 18, 2016 — A New Cold War???

October 18, 2016 — A New Cold War???

“Putin is planning and preparing for a major military confrontation with US/NATO in northeast central Europe. He’s not committed to it. That will depend on local and temporal circumstances. But he’s planning and preparing for it. And the plan involves the early presentation of the threat of nuclear use and escalation by Russia to get US/NATO to back off and quit. To pull this off, Russia must present a picture of being better able to manage, fight, survive the nuclear escalation ladder from bottom to top . . .” Fritz Ermarth, former Chairman of the National Intelligence Council Read Full Story

July 18, 2014—While the Storm Clouds Gather . . .

July 18, 2014—While the Storm Clouds Gather . . .

I recall many times my wife and the love of my life, Bobbye, telling me of her grandfather sitting on his front porch in Oklahoma, watching the storm clouds gather and eventually shepherding his family into the storm cellar before forming tornadoes arrived. This is not unlike how I feel today watching the international storm clouds gather. And it does not seem that we have anyone with a perspective analogous to Bobbye’s grandfather to guide us to safety in the current dangerous situation. Read Full Story