June 18, 2017

Well Then: That's Not a Good Thing to See When One Clicks on Drudge




This  hellish bundle of razor wire still has the potential to develop in unexpected unpleasant ways.

Let's review:
We have over 1000 troops on the ground in Syria, a country whose government has not given us permission to be there and which is a very important ally of Russia. Russia, in addition to possessing items of some interest also has thousands of troops on the ground in Syria helping to protect that country (an important ally of their's) by shooting at the Jihadists we are defining as moderates and ostensibly backing. Meanwhile, while we are fighting the (mostly) different jihadis in ISIS (which Russia is also fighting). So, Russian and U.S. troops are on opposite sides of a civil war, armed and both sides are shooting at people who are trying to kill them and that the other side is trying to defend in an area where at least two factions are using poison gas. Iran also has large forces engaged against ISIS and in support of Syria but additionally is giving support to...Hezbollah. Turkey, which happens to have of one of the largest armies in the world, is also involved...mainly as a spoiler but also to exterminate our nominal allies the Kurds, who are a completely different group from the aforementioned revolutionary groups we are backing and are also fighting ISIS.  

The shootdown aside, this mess in Syria is a lot more consequential than the coverage it's been getting would seem to indicate. 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 08:08 PM | Comments (1) | Add Comment
Post contains 258 words, total size 3 kb.

June 03, 2017

Well, Crap

Reports are still early, but it looks like the mess in London was separate, simultaneous (and therefore most likely coordinated) terrorist attacks.


The U.K is in for a rough ride. 

As are we all. 


Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 10:05 PM | Comments (1) | Add Comment
Post contains 45 words, total size 1 kb.

<< Page 1 of 1 >>
23kb generated in CPU 0.02, elapsed 0.0288 seconds.
66 queries taking 0.0161 seconds, 182 records returned.
Powered by Minx 1.1.6c-pink.