Deep State Hates “America-First” Policy

Deep State Hates “America-First” Policy

“THE WISHES OF THE ELECTORATE” by Jeff Crouere, ©2019 (Oct. 27, 2019) — After the longest war in the history of our country, it is time for our troops to return home. In 2001, the United States responded to the horrific terrorist attacks of 9/11 by sending our military to Afghanistan on a mission to […]

McCarthy: Pelosi to Trump: “You Just Wait to See What We Do”

McCarthy:  Pelosi to Trump: “You Just Wait to See What We Do”

“UNBECOMING OF A SPEAKER” by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 20, 2019) — On today’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA23) told host Maria Bartiromo that during a Wednesday meeting at the White House concerning the deteriorating situation among Turkey, Syria and the Kurds since President Trump announced a withdrawal of U.S. special forces, […]

Middle East (and US) Mired in Perpetual Military Mishmash?

Middle East (and US) Mired in Perpetual Military Mishmash?

“YOU THERE, DONALD?” October 14, 2019 Dear Editor, The mind simply boggles! A perpetual, Middle-Eastern military mishmash mire, to ponder: In northeastern Syria, the Americans abandon their ‘brothers in arms’ in the fight against the heinous IS, Kurdish allies to a savage onslaught from US NATO ally Turkey; the barbaric Assad-regime Syrians (allied to ex-KGB  […]

Some Clarity on the US Withdrawal from Syria

Some Clarity on the US Withdrawal from Syria

“WE ARE NOT GOING THIS ALONE” October 10, 2019 Dear Friends and Colleagues: Many in the media and some in the Congress are joining “ex-Pentagon” and “ex-State Department officials” complaining about the president’s decision to withdraw the tiny remaining US force from Syria.  They make it sound as though President Trump has given the Turks […]

100 Years Ago the Great Powers Created a Great Mess!

100 Years Ago the Great Powers Created a Great Mess!

NOW THE DONALD’S TURN? October 9, 2019 Dear Editor, A cursory study of the Great Powers’ Middle-Eastern interference/domination history, from France’s 18th-century invasion of Egypt up until a century ago, reveals the Great Powers’ forced rearranging of historical Middle-Eastern borders. At least Greece was then liberated from 400 years of Turkish Ottoman-Empire subjugation.  However, the […]

A Little Perspective — Please

A Little Perspective — Please

“BRING HOME OUR TROOPS AND REBUILD OUR MILITARY” December 23, 2018 Dear Friends and Colleagues: The media hate Trump and, if not hate, at least disdain any of us who preferred him in 2016 to the crooked, lawless harridan whom the media preferred.  No matter what Trump does, expect the print media and the networks […]

Pompeo to Meet with Turkish Officials about Saudi Journalist

Pompeo to Meet with Turkish Officials about Saudi Journalist

SAUDIS PLEDGE SUPPORT FOR INVESTIGATION, BUT WILL IT YIELD ANSWERS? by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 16, 2018) — Following meetings on Tuesday with Saudi Arabian officials, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet Wednesday with Turkish officials regarding an investigation launched into the disappearance and presumed death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The announcement was […]

All for One and One for All with Trump and GOP – Just Ask Pastor Andrew Brunson

All for One and One for All with Trump and GOP – Just Ask Pastor Andrew Brunson

WILL THE MIDTERMS SUPPORT THE TRUMP AGENDA OR REJECT IT? by Dr. Laurie Roth, ©2018 (Oct. 15, 2018) — Quick negotiations freed Pastor Andrew Brunson from two years in a Turkish prison.  This didn’t happen at the hands of a Presidential or Congressional committee, lawyer or political decision to manipulate the midterms.  Trump directly made […]

Pastor Brunson to Meet with Trump Saturday

Pastor Brunson to Meet with Trump Saturday

“HE SUFFERED GREATLY” by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 12, 2018) — Pastor Andrew Brunson, who was freed by his Turkish jailers after a hearing on Friday following intense negotiations with the Trump administration and Turkish government, is to meet with President Trump at the White House Saturday. Two years ago Brunson was accused of participating in […]

Breaking: North Carolina Pastor Released from Turkish Custody

Breaking:  North Carolina Pastor Released from Turkish Custody

“WILL BE HOME SOON” by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 12, 2018) — At approximately 10:26 AM EDT Friday, President Donald Trump tweeted that an American pastor jailed two years ago in Turkey for allegedly planning a coup against the Tayyip Erdogan-led government has been released. On Thursday, Fox News and other outlets reported that following a […]

State Department Continues to Advocate for American Pastor Held in Turkey

State Department Continues to Advocate for American Pastor Held in Turkey

POMPEO SEEKING TO “RESOLVE THE MATTER” by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 28, 2018) — The U.S. State Department announced in a brief statement on Saturday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on a number of matters to include the home-confinement of Pastor Andrew Brunson. On Wednesday the State Department […]

Pastor Andrew Brunson Released to House Arrest

Pastor Andrew Brunson Released to House Arrest

“THIS IS THE FIRST STEP” by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 25, 2018) — On Wednesday afternoon NBC News World reported, and Vice President Mike Pence retweeted, that an American pastor imprisoned in Turkey for more than 18 months has been released to house arrest for the time being. Mainstream outlets are covering the breaking news, as […]

We are Living in a Very Interesting Time

We are Living in a Very Interesting Time

“A REMINDER TO BE VIGILANT” by Stephen Thomas, ©2017 (Dec. 20, 2017) — Last month (November 22, 2017) there was a meeting in Sochi, a resort community on the Black Sea in Russia, hosted by Vladimir Putin.  Attending the get-together were Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran, and Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey.  The focus of […]

Shooting the Breeze

Shooting the Breeze

“YOU CAN’T TRUST ANYBODY THESE DAYS” by OPOVV, 2017 (May 30, 3017) — This conversation takes place on the 02 deck of a US Navy destroyer operating in the Med. The sun just set; it’s 78 degrees and the ship is cruising East at 12 knots. “Another day, another dollar.” “You’ve got to figure taxes. […]

Summons to the Docks from Prof. Wert (RR)

Summons to the Docks from Prof. Wert (RR)

“EXPLICITLY INSTRUCTED” by OPOVV, ©2016 (Oct. 18, 2016) — “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to ‘Pulse of the Nation,’ the most-watched show in its time slot. Hello, I’m your Roving Reporter and, as you can plainly see, we’re down at the docks, having been summoned by Professor Professor Wert. No, I didn’t read my […]

The Culture Behind the Yogurt

The Culture Behind the Yogurt

“SEEKING OUR DESTRUCTION” by Tabitha Korol, TPATH Contributor, ©2016 (Feb. 1, 2016) — Yogurt is “probiotic,” meaning “for life.” The “good” bacteria help the digestive tract and, because yogurt is made from milk, it’s a good source of calcium. The founder of Chobani yogurt is Hamdi Ulukaya, a Turkish Muslim whose net worth exceeds five […]

Gauging Leadership pb

Gauging Leadership pb

“TURKEY IS NO FRIEND OF OURS” by OPOVV, ©2015 (Feb. 2, 2015) — As in all endeavors, if you want the desired results, the quickest way to achieve them is also the safest. An ambulance driving onto a construction site is a sure way to make all work stop. A co-worker suffering a fatal heart attack […]

A National Embarrassment… and A Great Danger‏ pb

A National Embarrassment… and A Great Danger‏ pb

“I WILL DO WHATEVER I WANT” by Don Fredrick, ©2014, blogging at The Obama Timeline (Sep. 2, 2014) — On August 28, as the world watched Russian troops invade Ukraine, and as the terrorist army known as ISIS, ISIL, or the Islamic State was rapidly increasing its troop head count (as well as its “behead […]