Change – above all violent change – is the essence of human history. — Michael Ledeen
Apparently sycophantic manipulation is ‘troubling’ when there are no bundles of campaign contributions attached. Is anyone really shocked the military would try to manipulate Metropole perceptions of a failing war at the periphery? Really? Update: St. David Petraeus will look into it all. Nothing to see, move along. A brief statement issued by the military [...]
Yorkshire Ranter has a terrific run down of a story detailing parts of how the UAE’s arms black market developed, centering on one certain Tomislav Damjanovic (and Viktor Bout associate). Unsurprisingly, their activities spill over to Iraq. As You-Know-Who would say, read the whole thing.
Where are we going to? Where are we going to? Don’t ask, anymore . . . ______________________
In Thursday’s edition of China’s Communist Party-owned Global Times newspaper, the lead editorial was headlined, “After Bin Laden, will China become US’s foe?” Hoping that economic integration would defuse “right-wing paranoia” about China in the United States, the editorial nevertheless concluded: “The rise of China is certain to cause friction” in America. On Friday, the [...]