September 20, 2015

And Then This Stuff Happened

While people are focusing on the epic fantasy fight that is Clock Boy VS Gell-Mann other things were happening in the real world. 


The President has ordered US Navy ships to steer clear of the artificial islands built by China in the South China Sea, thus ceding the seized Filipino and Vietnamese islands and giving China de-facto sovereignty over one of the most important trade routes in the world.

This method of just CREATING national territory anywhere the ocean gets shallow is expected by some analysts to soon be used in the Indian Ocean.

Unless it's all a monumentally expensive and elaborate feint (with the benefit of infrastructure in place for later use) to distract from the thrust into Taiwan.

It is being reported that North Korea is likely to launch a long range missile or satellite on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the North Korean Communist Party....but that is far from certain

What is somewhat more certain is that they are spinning up their nuclear weapons production in a big way and possibly their bioweapons as well. 

Iran just released 5 top members of Al Qaeda in a prisoner swap. Odds are good they did not do so for a deserter. 


Russia is also moving into Syria to defend the odious dictator Assad from the murderous assault on reason that is the Islamic state. A lot of people across the political spectrum seem upset by this. They probably need to analyze their pique more thoroughly. This seems like a point of convergence in our interests and has potential to be a starting point for walking back tensions in other areas. 

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1 When I was in college, I had some "born again" roommates who were convinced that the Book of Revelations predicted that Russia would invade Israel just before the "end times".  The news about Russian troops in Syria probably has them in a religious fervor now...

Posted by: Siergen at Mon Sep 21 19:58:56 2015 (De/yN)

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