Under the Radar World News…aka Jihadist School Shooters, Russian Movie Villains and Chasing Hamza

Folks, Biggest under-reported story of the week has to be the compound discovered in New Mexico where five adults were starving and abusing 11 underage children with the intent of developing them into school shooters. Hm. Abused children, remote compound, school shooter training…shouldn’t this be clickbait for every eyeball-starved news organization? Well the adults were, ahem,... Continue Reading →

Under The Radar…aka What China’s Surveillance State, ISIS Recruitment, and Oxfam’s Orgies have to do with System of A Down, Ricardo Montalban, and the Fourth Planet Hollywood Investor

Folks, I remember when System of A Down released, “B.Y.OB.” I remember driving along the Pacific Coast Highway, tanned from a day at the beach and a belly full of surf and turf while Serge Tankian screamed, “And we all live in a fascist nation!” This was 2006. I remember thinking I liked SOAD more... Continue Reading →

Under the Radar from the Week of the Red Hen

Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, the World Cup and the Red Hen consumed most of the past week’s news cycle, and the rest was spent on LeBron James, Maxine Waters and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ surprise primary win. In other words, it wasn’t a real fun week for the foreign intrigue or national security minded among us. So, in... Continue Reading →

Can Only Sean Connery Only Live Twice?

"M: Sit down, 007. James: Thank you, sir. M: No ill effects? James: None at all, sir. M: Well now that you’re dead, perhaps some of your old friends will pay a little less attention to you for a while. Give you more elbow room. You’ll need it, too." - You Only Live Twice (1967)" Journalist Arkady Babchenko had pissed... Continue Reading →

Under the Radar…June 14

  Folks, You could fill a library with the tales of Chinese influence in the US and, for that matter, in the UN. And if you do, you'll want to reserve a place for a book or two on Ng Lap Seng. In the meantime, it's a rare, clear-cut (and long overdue) positive that Trump... Continue Reading →

Under the Radar

Amigos, Welcome back to what will hopefully continue to be a weekly round-up of stories that might have flown under your radar. But to start, I'll try to summarize the month of March. Are you tracking the disturbing events in Telford? If you have opinions on immigration, the UK, or the Muslim influence there, you... Continue Reading →

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