Monday, January 30, 2017

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 30, 2017

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Paul Mulshine, Drilling down on a crazy government: Trump can't be any nuttier than Bush and Obama

Maybe it was the Novocaine, but last week I had an epiphany:

This country has been run by insane people for this entire century.

We started out the 2000s with no deficits and no wars.

We ended up with more debt than we can count and more wars than we can count.

I gleaned this knowledge as I was having a couple of crowns installed by my dentist. He's got a TV set up by the chair and the patient can pick the channel.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 30, 2017

The U.S. Was Hardly Wide Open to Muslims Before Trump -- Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

AP Analysis: Trump travel ban risks straining Mideast ties -- AP

Can Donald Trump Defeat ISIS? -- RCW

ISIL has evolved into something more dangerous -- Hassan Hassan, The National

Can Russian Diplomacy End the Syrian War? -- Frederic C. Hof, Atlantic Council,

End the War by Saving a Unified Yemen -- Garrett Khoury, The Strategy Bridge

Why Islamists are no longer Erdogan’s favorites -- Mustafa Akyol, Al-Monitor

Conditions in the Sahel Benefit Al Qaeda -- Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck, The Cipher Brief

Why the World Needs to Watch the India-Pakistan Nuclear Standoff -- Michael Krepon, National Interest

Russia intends to test Trump in the Middle East -- Jed Babbins, Washington Times

How Russian Hackers Became a Kremlin Headache -- Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

Underdogs complete sweep of French primaries, upending presidential race -- Sara Miller Llana, CSM

Will Paris Pivot to Moscow? -- Robert Zaretsky, RCW

Venezuela, once South America's richest country, continues to spiral -- The Economist

Mosque Shooting Proves Canada Divided Like Rest of West -- D. Capurro, Telegraph

1 comment:

TWN said...

I never thought of these boobs as crazy, I have always believed more in along the lines as incompetent, stupid, and corrupt, but crazy that works for me. I would go back much further though maybe to the dawn of civilization and I would include everyone, 99.9% of everyone that has ever lived including me and everyone I have every known. Civilization will not survive because everyone is insane, the real issues, that need to be addressed will never be dealt with, overpopulation, nuclear weapons, war, crime, greed, corruption etc, can't have a discussion anymore without turning into a insult fest, there is no comprise anymore, the center his been destroyed. For God's sake don't ever bring a fact to the table, nobody on the Left or Right cares about facts, and when they use any it's to further their insane agendas. I will now retire back into my madness.