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Kissinger rears his Cold War head and tells us how to get “out “ of the Middle East.
And how “we” need to reconstruct the Middle East.
It was our help “reconstructing” it after the fall of the Ottomans that caused the problems to begin with. Unless we are becoming colonizers, it’s none of our business how they “reconstruct” the Middle East. And if we are becoming colonizers, I want a TON more say in what goes on there.
Kissinger is an old Cold Warrior; his world is binary and it’s us v the Russians. He wrote his […]
24 JUNE 2014
Two parts exist to this post.
PART 1 is a paragraph from a German national, Dr. Emanuel Tanya, a well-known and well-respected psychiatrist, on the lack of recognition of the threat of the NAZIs in the 1930s. This is followed by by an editorial comment on that letter from an anonymous source, on similar behaviors affecting islam, drawing on several recent historic parallels to support his argument.
PART 2 is my response to the letter.
A German’s View on Islam.
“Very few people were true Nazis, but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and […]
Too many people think stuff is more complex than it is. This allows them the conceit that only serious, detailed and “nuanced” approaches can be undertaken. Usually THEIR serious, detailed and “nuanced” approaches, interestingly enough, approaches informed by ideology rather than history, which is dumb on its face.
This is nonsense. Stuff is not nearly as complex as people looking for a reason to dominate others fantasize it to be. When anyone says the problem is “nuanced,” grab your intelligence and run.
Case in point: Iraq. There aren’t alot of complex issues there today, nor alot of complex choices. There […]
This is excellent commentary worthy of reading & understanding.
But it is a broader statement – far broader – than its current context.
The author writes, essentially, that the Iraq / Iran / Syria catastrophe is an ongoing sectarian mess that must be allowed to run its course as there is nothing we can do about it other than waste lives & treasure.
This is exactly correct.
And had Woodrow Wilson gotten – and followed – this advice in 1917, and let the then-stalemated Great War draw to the negotiated conclusion it more than likely would have reached before the […]
Think about Syria this way:
- If Obama really were worried about women & kids in Syria, he’d have done something two years ago when he could have made a difference.
- If Obama really believed in “international norms” he’d tee this up to UNSC and abide by their – international – decision, not wave them off like he did from St Petersburg in true neocon fashion.
- SO… this is demonstrably NOT about “messages” or “international” norms or “kids.”
OK – what IS it about?
- What did he accomplish in Libya? The removal of an authoritarian leader who had kept the