World events are getting tenser by day.
In the Persian Gulf region something is going on with Iran.
First, we had the deployment of a battleship. Then, the rumors of possible troop placement. Finally, this AM we hear that the U.S. has ordered all its nonemergency staff to leave Iraq immediately.
So what’s up?
We know Iran on the one year anniversary of the U.S. cancelling the Obama agreement is angry. We know their economy is in tough shape because of a U.S. led boycott. We know that the U.S. recently upped the stakes with an oil boycott pressure. We know Iran doesn’t want to talk to President Trump and give him a win. What does that leave?
Disruptive activity in the region that has reached the point we have to be sure it doesn’t escalate to actual shots fired.
We have written before that Iran is the world’s leader in terrorism support and upheaval in the world. For over 40 years now this has gone on and today we have a new crisis with them. I think they know that President Trump does not want bullets flying and they are going to push him to the brink. I think this will heat up before it cools down. Keep watch.
Have you noticed the MSM has stopped covering the border issues? Know why? Now both sides know there is a crisis, and why would they want to say Trump was right?
If they begin reporting a crisis then the country will call for action and the Democrats are not prepared to do that or give Trump a win.
Yesterday, at a luncheon meeting with Senate Republicans a group of White House officials including Jared Kushner and Stephen Miller outlined an immigration plan.
Today Senator Graham will outline a plan to fix some major issues.
The House under Nancy Pelosi will take up neither. The MSM should be calling them on it. Think they will?
Add Venezuela and the inability to remove Maduro. We don’t know what North Korea’s next move is, and Putin is feeling his oats and the world is suddenly less stable.
So when someone tells you they know what will happen in the 2020 election, ask them the outcome of all these hot spots, because without that you cannot predict anything.
Two Domestic issues jump Up front
Two issues in the news that people need to decide and wonder which side history will be on:
1. San Francisco is the first major city to ban use of facial recognition technology by the police and all other municipal agencies.
If you think technology is the future, do you favor the use of facial recognition or not? This will be a civil rights vs security question that will arise across the nation.
2. The Alabama Senate passed an anti abortion bill that would effectively ban the procedure in the state. Some think the goal is to reach the U.S. Supreme Court and have them rule.
Most Americans we think are in between the Virginia discussion where you can abort up to and at birth, and Alabama’s never. Polls say, people favor an option in the first trimester.
Meanwhile the market continues to jump up and down as it tries to decide where we are going. Stay tuned.