Pompeo Says: Iran Did It! — What Do You Think?

According to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, it is an open and shut case:  Iran is responsible for the latest attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf.  And that is setting the stage for the Trump addministration’s long-promised retaliation on Iran, if so provoked.  Some U.S. media are now at least mentioning that perhaps Iran did not do it, implying that it might be a false-flag attack that America needs as a premise to attack Iran. But the U.S. propaganda machine is fully engaged in demonizing the second-largest nation in the mid-east.  So, are we headed toward another strategic disaster in that region of the world?  Emma Vigeland of Rebel HQ News thinks so.  You’ll hear the tail end of her report, followed by the latest discussion with On-Target’s Larry Sparano and Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York:

Sanders’-Style “Socialism” –Not Letting the Rich Have It All

Polls show that increasing numbers of voters are warming to the idea of “Socialism” if that means they get their fair-share of what the rich now have almost exclusively.  And that means that pesidential condenders  like Barnie Sanders and others who endorse “Socialism” will gain support in their bids for the highest office in the land.  That’s the topic of today’s discussion between On-Target’s Larry Sparano and Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York.  Their exchange follows a report on the growing support of “Socialism” by David Dole of the National Rational News Network:

 

Media Hysteria Over Trump and North Korea

Trump’s statement that he’d not allow CIA spies to infiltrate the government of North Korea’s Kim Jong Uh is causing a new round of hysteria among media figures who should know better.  The outrage follows reports that Kim executed his half-brother because of such spying.  Critic says Trump should condeming Kim’s action, instead of re-assuring him. In an interview with Trump-bashing author Michael Wolff , MSNBC’s Ari Melber  discussed possible ways to thwart what they say are Trump’s continuing distortions and lies about just about everything.   But On-Target’s Larry Sparano says their cure could be worse than the disease.  Here’s Larry in conversation with Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York:

Biden and Iowa: A Barometer of What?

19 candidates, not including Joe Biden swarmed through Iowa this past weekend, looking for support among voters who will cast ballots for President in the Iowa caucus   –that’s the first-in-the-nation selection of preference for president, and it takes place even before New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary. So, support there is important for any person who wants to become the next Commander-in-Chief.  But polls show that support for Biden in slipping among Iowa voters, down some five to ten percent.  And the same slippage is being seen nationally.  And most surprising, perhaps, are polls showing that the most important attribute voters are seeking in a candidate is someone who can beat Trump.  They consider that more important than a candidate that shares their values. And at this point at least, the perception among voters is that Biden is that candidate.  But will he remain the best bet as we move toward the 2020 presidential election?  That’s what On-Target’s Larry Sparano discussed today with Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York:

Who’s Dumber: “Smart Guy” David Pakman or Trump Voters?

Progressive-Liberal Podcaster David Pakman says the reason Hillary lost to Trump is because those who voted for Trump are dumb, too dumb to know how bad Trump is, and too dumb to know how much Progressives could improve the country under another Clinton administration.  But On-Target’s Larry Sparano says it is Pakman who is the dumbest for not realizing what really drove voters to Trump.  Before you hear Larry’s opinion during his latest segment with Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York, you can listen to “Smart Guy” Pakman trying to convince listeners how dumb Trump supporters are.

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Nixon’s Predicament Versus Trump’s

A growing number of Trump critics say there is no longer any good reason not to impeach the president of the United States. Columnist Mehdi Hasan of The Intercept podcast points to several arguments against impreachment that he says don’t hold water. Among them, the argument that impeachment would generate sympathy for Trump, and why even bother, since there are not enough votes in the Senate to convict. He cites how the public was largely sympathetic to Nixon when Democrats of that time first raised prospects for impeachment. He say the public turned against the president as more was revealed about Nixon’s abuses of power. Certain that he would be impeached and removed from office, Nixon resigned in August of 1974. On-Target’s Larry Sparano argues that much of the Nixon dynamic does not apply to Trump –yet. Here’s Larry in conversation with Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York:

Wrong Target in Trump’s Trade War

President Trump is upping the ante in his trade war with China, and now, Mexico.  In both cases, he is increasing tariffs on foreign goods coming into the U.S.  In return, China is raising tariffs on goods imported from America.  And Mexico, too, might join in the tit-for-tats.  Who wins and who loses?  On-Target’s Larry Sparano has some thoughts, in this segment with Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York:

Mueller Speaks: Tells Congress ‘Impeach If You Want To.’

Special Counsel Robert Mueller went before the cameras on Wednesday in his first public statement since he began his investigation into whether President Trump colluded with the Russians and whether the president obstructed justice.  Today’s segment begins with a portion of a report by Evan McMorris-Santoro of the Vice News Network.  Santoro claims that the Democrats, who’ve been anxious to impeach Trump, did themselves a disservice by issuing statements and introducing legislation to prevent Trump from firing Mueller.  But  On-Target’s Larry Sparano  says that Trump never would have taken the bait.  Here’s Larry’s analysis in an exchange with Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York:

Media Support for Assange: Too Little Too Late?

After years of relative silence, the national media is beginning to show support for Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange.  And much of that support revolves around the Espionage charges that Trump’s Justice Department has brought against him.  Originally charged with conspiricy, the new charges would amount to a life sentence for Assange.  But what’s even more alarming is that if convicted  the move against Assange would criminalize receipt and publication of any leaked or stolen document by any person, journalist or otherwise.   As On-Target’s Larry Sparano points out,  this would in effect shut down the First Amendent and Freedom of the Press.  And without the protection of the First Amendment, the government can hide all of its abuses and corruption, through the prosecution of anyone who dares to expose its wrongdoing.  Here’s the latest exchange between Larry and Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York:

Trump and North Korea: A Failed ‘Art of the Deal?’

President Trump is being roundly criticized for his comments that he is not “personally” bothered by Kim Jong Un’s recent tests of short-range ballistic missiles, saying that North Korea’s nuclear testing and launches of longer-range missiles remain shut-down, following his summits with the North Korean dictator.   In a commentary, CNN’s Anderson  Cooper blasts Trump on what he considers Trump’s shameful support of Kim, to the detriment of America’s interests and allies.  But On-Target’s Larry Sparano thiinks the jury is still out on whether Trump’s deal with North Korea has failed.  He talks with Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York: