March 21, 2017

Tuesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (032117)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

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  1. The American presidency is shrinking before the world’s eyes

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    Aggression is growing along the westward reach of Russian influence and the southern boundary of Chinese influence. Intercontinental nuclear capacity may soon be in the hands of a mental pubescent in North Korea. In the Middle East, a hostile alliance of Russia and Shiite powers is ascendant; radical Sunnis have a territorial foothold and inspire strikes in Western cities; America’s traditional Sunni friends and allies feel devalued or abandoned; perhaps 500,000 Syrians are dead and millions of refugees suffer in conditions that incubate anger. Cyberterrorism and cyberespionage are exploiting and weaponizing our own technological dependence. Add to this a massive famine in East Africa, threatening the lives of 20 million people, and the picture of chaos is complete — until the next crisis breaks.

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    Funny how the author made no mention of who was President when most of the above started or was actually happening.

    Comment by Par for the Course — March 21, 2017 @ 9:06 am

  2. You mean it all didn’t happen in just the past 2 months?

    Comment by Tom — March 21, 2017 @ 9:26 am

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