In which His Imperial Majesty allows himself the luxury of engaging in wild speculation, so no need to point it out. We know.

You surely know the old saying: “If you’re catching flak, you’re over the target”.

So one thing that we’ve been scratching our head about for the past couple of days in the precious few moments that we have time for such things is “why the hitherto unprecedented amounts of flak and hysteria over the Helsinki meeting and press conference?”

We don’t know and, unlike all of the self-appointed geniuses of the world, we’re not afraid to admit that we don’t know, but that never stopped our hyperactive mind from wandering whither it wants to go in the past.

And it’s not just the quite honestly pathetic hysteria post-meeting. One thing that caught our attention was the silly ham sandwich indictments of last Friday. “Russian spies spy, news at 11, clear the headline!”

We mean, seriously. It’s not like those indictments contain anything groundbreaking or new, they could have been true billed a year ago or in six months, so why last Friday? It’s also not like they’re ever likely to lead to any actual court cases that might have to be prosecuted, but Droopy McBassettHoundFace Mueller does seem to like those. Except when they blow up in his face like with Concord Management who, unexpectedly, answered the summons. Oops. But we digress. So why even bother?

If our “intelligence” agencies wanted to inform and advise their Commander-in-Chief prior to the meeting, then the responsible and perfectly adequate way would be to inform him, personally, and then let him use the information as needed during the meeting, but they didn’t. Instead they chose to go public, right before a historic summit between two powerful nations who haven’t been this close to a shooting war since the worst days of the Cold War.

And don’t underestimate what happened, regardless of the fact that President Putin obviously isn’t going to handcuff his own spies and FedEx them to a U.S. courthouse. Those 12 are now “damaged goods” and will have a hard time operating. For one thing, they will have a really hard time traveling without having to worry about being apprehended in a nation with an extradition agreement with the U.S. For another, they’re named, which further harms an intelligence operative’s ability to, erm, operate.

Don’t get us wrong, we’re not weeping about 12 covert assets of a foreign nation suddenly being a whole lot less of an asset to said nation, defending ourselves against such assets is vital, we’re just pointing out that it’s quite an aggressive move to make against a foreign nation.

Particularly three days before a top summit with that very same foreign nation.

We believe there’s a word for that sort of action. “Sabotage.”

Oh, but might it not also have been pre-planned by President Trump to give him some leverage in the talks? Sure, but then it would have been an order of magnitude more effective if President Trump had brought the indictments with him, unbeknownst to anybody, so he could put them on the table behind closed doors and say “hey, we can just pretend this never happened, what are you offering in return?” It certainly wouldn’t have given President Putin three days to prepare for it, so we’re not buying that one.

We find ourself, once again, wondering why in Hades Rosenstein and his pals haven’t been given their walking papers a long time ago.

But all of that was just foreplay.

What about the mass hysteria after President Trump refused to take the bait and nullify anything that might have been achieved during the talks by calling President Putin a big, filthy, lying liar that lies in front of the world?

Sure, part of it was just the usual freak show whenever the President says or does anything. He could come out with a cure for cancer tomorrow, and the day after tomorrow the Lügenpresse would be in a frothing meltdown over the career prospects of oncologists everywhere.

But we think that most people would agree that it was a bit more hysterical than usual, hard though as that would have been to imagine a mere week ago.

Why? What are they worried about? They acted as if he’d just handed over the nuclear codes to President Putin and agreed to an unconditional surrender of the United States when, in matter of fact, the only thing he did was to, for once, act like a diplomat and not publicly insult his negotiating partner.

That’s what got us thinking and, more likely than not, send our mind off on a walkabout. Pure speculation, that is.

Just what, exactly, might the two of them have talked about?

To be sure, the allegations of Russian spying are undoubtedly true. Everybody spies on everybody, it’s what nations do, it’s just that some nations are better at it than others. It doesn’t excuse the spying and it most definitely doesn’t mean that it’s NOT a top priority for us to counter all that spying in any way we can, but it is hardly news. But that also means that the Russians undoubtedly know a great number of things going on in this country that certain parties in this country would rather not that anybody find out about.

Some cucks and Prozis (but we repeat ourself) asked “what does Putin have on Trump?”

The more relevant question might be: “What does Putin have on the Prozis and their pals, and did he share it with Trump?”

Then everything starts making more sense.

But that’s all speculation. We may never know, or maybe we will one day but we’ll never know where it came from, or maybe it’s all just much ado about nothing. That’s entirely possible.

But it does make you think, doesn’t it?


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July 19, 2018 01:25


Some cucks and Prozis (but we repeat ourself) asked “what does Putin have on Trump?”

What they have always had.

Nothing. :em05:

Iron Bear
Iron Bear
July 19, 2018 07:21

On the subject of things that make you wonder “WTF, over?”, what the hell makes Senator Rand Paul so important that the Left keeps threatening, assaulting, and wanting to kill him? Alone out of all of the 545 other potential targets? Have you noticed just how many threats and attempts he’s gotten since 2016?

LC Gunsniper
LC Gunsniper
July 19, 2018 10:18

Another possibility is that the cucks and prozis wanted President Trump to pump legitimacy into the floundering Russia stole the election/collusion narrative by delivering a fiery and public chastisement of Putin.

July 19, 2018 10:22

IB, the left probably sees him as potential presidential candidate post Trump era and/or someone who can co-opt all their favorite memes (IE steal the Bernie bots) since he is more a libertarian than conservative.

Beyond that, mebbe his neighbor is simply batshit crazy, there are a few of those erect bipedal ambulatory units without brains around..

Iron Bear
Iron Bear
July 19, 2018 11:56

Terrapod says: IB, the left probably sees him as potential presidential candidate post Trump era and/or someone who can co-opt all their favorite memes (IE steal the Bernie bots) since he is more a libertarian than conservative. Maybe. It’s a good theory. He’s also been fairly pro-Trump and pro-Trump Agenda since the elections, which would play into your speculation. Plus,… Read more »

July 20, 2018 10:24

I venture that it most definitely is not, as the Emperor mused in quoting the Bard, Much Ado about Nothing.

July 20, 2018 18:40

I was listening to five minutes of Levin the other day. That is about all I can handle of his voice. He was saying that Putin publically told Trump the he was more than willing to work with Mueller and his team. All he had to do was fly to Russia and he would assign a task force to help… Read more »