Three Years Ago: Re-engaging the world
Sunday, December 27 2009 @ 05:30 PM CST
Contributed by: filbert
On December 27, 2006, I posted:
I haven't been posting much lately--ever since the November election in fact. There are a couple of reasons for this. First, I really didn't have much to say. Second, college basketball season was starting and that always provides me with a huge distraction (and, much entertainment) during the late fall and winter months.
But, with Christmas now behind, I'm beginning to re-engage with the world, and so to post my thoughts here.
The biggest thing I notice is how little changed with the U.S. election results. The Jihadist threat remains, although Ethiopia is in the process of demonstrating in Somalia that the Jihadists have a very, very vulnerable glass jaw, should they be opposed determined resistance. Of course, we know this, but our problem has always been that our resistance to Jihadist fascism is anything but determined. The laughable Iraq Study Group report is a classic example of feckless appeasement. We shall see if it is remembered in the same breath as Chamberlain's "peace in our time" prelude to a world war.
Elsewhere, Iran and Syria continue to make trouble. Iranian agents have been detained in Iraq, and bombs and weapons of undisputed Iranian origin are routinely found in Iraq. Yet, no one in power is willing to call Iran to account for these acts of war. Syria and Hezbollah continue to work to destabilize Lebanon. So far, the world is letting them do it.
Israel continues to send stronger and stronger signals that it will not tolerate a nuclear Iran. Nobody is listening.
Meanwhile, the scandal-ridden Democrats are set to take power in Congress. Too bad that nobody wanted to focus on Murtha, Jefferson, Hastings, and the rest of the corrupt Democrats, being so focused as they were on sending the corrupt Republicans home.
So, maybe it's time to get back to those Mystery Science Theater 3000 DVD's, House, Dr. Who, and Battlestar Galactica on TV, and those rascally Jackrabbits and oh so orange Lady Vols basketballers. There's only so much "realism" you can take in one dose.