"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Apr 23, 2010

Down the Rabbit Hole

A rogue nuclear state violates international agreement and its own peace accords, committing war crimes in the name of internal security, whilst the grand poobah of an ancient nation condemns the use of nuclear weapons and nuclear terrorism as an affront to philanthropy and religion.

The US government, along with its western allies, will chastise and sanction the former, while it moves to support and demonstrate solidarity with the latter, right?

Senator Chuck, Democrat, representing New Amsterdam Banking and Trust, will demand that the President stop the counter productive posturing and show fealty to that august ancient nation, to its leader's call to condemn war crimes and terrorism, n'est-ce pas?

Don't count on it.

h/t Juan Cole

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