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


    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.


    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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