Syria scapegoating

Last week the U.S launched a retaliatory strike on Syria against alleged chemical attacks by the Assad regime upon a segment of their own citizens. This action is problematic on several levels and reverses President Trump’s assertions just a few weeks before that he would be “withdrawing our troops from Syria”. This action teeters on the brink of massive geopolitical consequences and the questions need to be asked: just exactly what is going on here? The whole premise of chemical attacks by Assad on his own people is specious from…

Let’s not “move on”

In response to the series of Senate Intelligence Committee hearings over the past couple of weeks, Utah Senator Mike Lee recommends that his colleagues and all of America just “move on.” He believes there is nothing to see so far coming from any of the four testimonies by Comey, Coats, Rogers and Sessions. Senator Lee has concluded that there is not a scintilla of evidence remotely indicating that Donald Trump is obstructing justice in the Russia investigation. All I can say is “really?” Senator Lee is a smart man, probably…

Why Utahns Should be Concerned about Actions in the Crimea and Ukraine.

Ukraine and Crimea

The news is replete with Machiavellian images from the Crimea and Ukraine. Russian tanks and military vehicles rolling through city streets. Masked soldiers with no insignia on their uniforms toting automatic weapons among unarmed citizenry. A deposed Ukrainian President. The press rings their hands while diplomats and politicians both past and present weigh in with opinions. Commentary varies from political ping pong on Putin’s part to the inevitable resurgence of the Soviet Union and the resurrection of the Cold War. Regardless of the political motivations rolling around inside of Putin’s…