Saturday, November 14, 2015
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Via NRO, this is almost not farfetched:
If you're offended by this, please state your grievance in the comments* so that apologies and lamentations can begin as soon as possible. I do not desire that any victim suffer longer than is absolutely necessary to harvest their sweet sweet tears.
* in Urdu please
Posted by lumberjack at 4:22 PM
Monday, November 02, 2015
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
The Mohameds announced today that they’ve accepted a foundation’s offer to pay for the 14-year-old’s high school and college in Doha, Qatar, which Ahmed visited a few weeks ago as he began a world tour.Are they moving to Qatar? Maybe. But if they're "moving to Qatar" like little Ahmed "built a clock", this could just mean he's put up a Qatar travel poster in his bedroom.
Posted by lumberjack at 10:50 AM
Sunday, October 18, 2015
What is your position on the climate-change debate? What would it take to change your mind?
If the answer is It would take a ton of evidence to change my mind, because my understanding is that the science is settled, and we need to get going on this important issue, that’s what I thought, too. This is my story...
Posted by lumberjack at 12:02 PM
Monday, October 12, 2015
I suspect Putin is looking to turn a profit from his adventure in the sand, but it looks like he may also be making friends:
The reactions [in the region] underscore that while the West may criticize Putin for supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad, there is some relief in the region at the emergence of a player with a coherent - if controversial - strategy.
"Putin does more than just speak," said Sohban Elewi of Damascus, summing up the views of Syrians on opposing camps who regard U.S. policy in Syria and Iraq as fumbled and confused.Hey, Obama does more than just speak. Obama golfs.
Posted by lumberjack at 5:04 PM
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Sure, you can make the case that Obama has divided the US as never before along racial and economic lines. But Obama isn't a small minded regional player; he thinks globally. And now he seems to have united Russia and China, at least in regards to the Middle East.
It's strange, feeling that something good might come from those two intervening in Syria and/or Iraq. But if they don't fight the war on global terror, who will? Obama seemed to harass ISIS to just the extent necessary to be able to claim involvement.
Another thing I've been wondering about: If Obama was a timid man, so afraid of making mistakes that he, in essence, only voted "present" on the international stage -- how would that man be distinguishable from the Obama we've seen over these last 6 years? Yeah, he continued the hunt for Osama bin Laden, but that was a no-brainer.
Obama's boldest move was to completely withdraw from Iraq despite predictions from every side that it would bring about, well, the current situation. But he waited until he was able to blame the withdrawal on a breakdown in Status of Forces negotiations. It was riskier to push hard for a SOFA and be responsible for 5,000 troops than to just throw up his hands and blame the Iraqi government.
Now the initiative has been taken from Obama in Syria. I don't think Obama sees Russian involvement as a humiliation, I think he's secretly happy that the ball's not in his court. He may make some face saving gestures but no bold action is required of him now. He's off the hook.
Posted by lumberjack at 3:36 PM