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The Redirection - The New Yorker

To undermine Iran, which is predominantly Shiite, the Bush Administration has decided, in effect, to reconfigure its priorities in the Middle East. In Lebanon, the Administration has coöperated with Saudi Arabia’s government, which is Sunni, in clandestine operations that are intended to weaken Hezbollah, the Shiite organization that is backed by Iran. The U.S. has also taken part in clandestine operations aimed at Iran and its ally Syria. A by-product of these activities has been the bolstering of Sunni extremist groups that espouse a militant vision of Islam and are hostile to America and sympathetic to Al Qaeda.

from 2007

now we have to bomb what we created

So what is at work here is the opposite of is honest price discovery of the type that occurs on a genuine free market. There is virtually no logical basis for the bond market rally in Portuguese or other European sovereign debt. As detailed below, the whole thing is a central bank driven wave of short-term speculation and inflows of hot money which can reverse as quickly as it arrived following Draghi’s ukase.

Europe Fantastic Bond Bubble: How The Central Banks Have Unleashed Monumental Speculation | David Stockman's Contra Corner

the movie did not make a lot of sense to me as a kid

just started reading Lawrence in Arabia by Scott Anderson

cover page

War Deceit Imperial Folly....

It is starting nicely tying up different biographical figures and presumably intertwining their lives and effects on history

I never said our involvement would be done right

never said you did,

you did mention it would be hard to think of a more ignorant statement and since you are so much older I was just helpin you remember

we came we saw he died (cackle)

A Realist’s Guide to Grand Strategy | The American Conservative

Posen finds the benefits of an activist foreign policy are overstated. The U.S. is incredibly secure, and few foreign issues really have an impact on our interests in any significant fashion—even if they do have an impact on others’.

after a couple of pints I would say Isis's role is to allow the US bomb the f Ticking time bomb out of syria

"These terrorists do not know the name of humanity and you have witnessed them severing heads and giving them to children to walk with in the street," the king said, urging the ambassadors to relay his message directly to their heads of state.

Saudi Arabia executes 19 in one half of August in 'disturbing surge of beheadings' - Middle East - World - The Independent

cogitate on such uncontrollable situations.


One mouth breather

I often breathe with my mouth

Old Viscosity | Port Brewing | San Marcos, CA | BeerAdvocate

just had a pint

took me a damn hour to drink

properly named


.It’s hardly a secret in Brussels that larger EU powers simply don’t want permanent NATO bases in Eastern Europe. France, Italy and Spain are forcefully against it. Germany is still sitting on the wall, carefully weighing how not to antagonize both Russia and the US. Needless to say, the Anglo-American “special relationship” badly wants the bases, supported by the hysteria unleashed by Poland and the Baltic states – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

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I like mickey D's but a certain amount of ignorance is bliss

I must not understand the concept of naivete

We had nothing to do with overthrowing the legitimate government of Ukraine?

Putin needs to get his own house in order, which he cannot do, so he will fixate on external threats.

I thought Bush was naive when he looked in "Putin's eyes"

We are no one to be telling anyone to get his house in order after rubblizing Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and now Ukraine