Tonight Devin and I were watching "The Hunt for Red October". We really enjoyed the movie. Devin had just finished reading the book. I had to remind Devin what a clever piece of propaganda the movie is. The movie should cause great concern about how the unscrupulous "National Security Advisor" ran-the-show and made all the important policy decisions over the generals, but also the president himself. Unfortunately, having known several secret service agents, the President really is the last to know anything and we have a whole generation of Jack Ryan-want-a-be's in government who are convinced that keeping secrets and telling lies for "National Security" is somehow keeping America safe. The truth is all the lies and secrecy only keeps the bad guys in government safe. In reality all this CIA black-ops stuff has only resulted in destroying US credibility in the world. Most people in government are good but these good guys never are permitted to see the dark side of government.
The FBI is bringing charges against FIFA and their selection of Qatar for the 2022 World Cup. Like the Olympics, should it be any surprise how much corruption is involved in the decision. However, with the US investigating and prosecuting an international matter, if US and Western sponsors boycott the 2018 World Cup in Russia, this will only serve to further anger Russia and China against US policy.