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And everything new is old.
Or something, that made more sense before I wrote it down. Maybe it’ll make more sense later on. Wish us luck.

So the old is new first.

Since we just had some good ole’ hydraulic despotism in the last post, how about we start with some good ole’ indentured servitude.

Little known Veesher Vact, my step-father’s family came over on the Mayflower, as indentured servants. His ancestor has a house at Plymouth Plantation, but he’s never home so Harry hasn’t been able to meet him. I’ll see if I can find out his name.

So the newest, legal, immigrants are coming over as indentured servants .

But for foreign workers, there’s a catch: the employee is tied to the company that sponsors the visa. She cannot switch jobs, quit to found a startup, or indeed leave in protest of lower pay or dissatisfaction without forfeiting her immigration status.

With the added attraction that we ship them home when they piss us off.

That’s all about the American Dream, huh? The new Robber Barons, still in collusion with the gov’t and screwing the little guy but this time it’s for our own good. I can’t wait until Apple starts paying their employees in Applebux that are only good at Whole Foods and Old Navy (not Apple stores).

Lest we forget which end of civilization we are in, recall we brought indentured servants to supplant the Indians (Feather) and now we’re using indentured servant Indians (Dot) to supplant us. There’s a sorta irrational symmetry there, and to make even more endily funny, it’s Mickey freaking Mouse doing it.

I’d put a youtube of his laugh here but Disney attorneys are very good and their bosses are assholes, as we can see from the above. Recall the Palestinian terrorists who were afraid enough of Disney to have some Jews kill off Farfur to avoid Disney’s wrath. If jihadis who think it’s funny to mess with Mossad are afraid of them, I’m going to have to agree.

 

The 30s fad of shirts that were brown appears to be making a comeback.

Al Sharpton is calling for the creation of a national police force.  And it looks like President Obama is considering the option.  While the federal government undoubtedly lacks a “police power” and the concomitant authority to create a national police force, it does have a “spending power,” implied from the Constitution’s enumerated power to levy taxes, and the Supreme Court has upheld the imposition of “strings,” or conditions, on the receipt of federal funds. (links in original V)

Yeah……no.

 

I’ll translate this from Obama’s taskforce on forming his national Polizei force I’m in bold.

1.8.1 ACTION ITEM: The Federal Government should create a Law Enforcement Diversity Initiative designed to help communities diversify law enforcement departments to reflect the demographics of the community. (Discriminatory hiring practices Also known as the We are so going to screw Sheriff Arpaio section)

1.8.2 ACTION ITEM: The department overseeing this initiative should help localities learn best practices for recruitment, training, and outreach to improve the diversity as well as the cultural and linguistic responsiveness of law enforcement agencies.(Intrusive federal gov’t intervention into places they don’t like, this is the Screw conservatives section Also known as the We are so going to screw Sheriff Arpaio section)

1.8.4 ACTION ITEM: Discretionary federal funding for law enforcement programs could be influenced by that department’s efforts to improve their diversity and cultural and linguistic responsiveness.(This is the Use the power of the purse to force compliance section, Also known as the We are so going to screw Sheriff Arpaio section I can only assume they’ll make sure it’s well stocked with Lois Lerner types to ensure the right people get screwed with all slavered over with good, old-fashioned graft and embezzling by gov’t employees)
2.1 RECOMMENDATION: Law enforcement agencies should collaborate with community members to develop policies and strategies in communities and neighborhoods disproportionately affected by crime for deploying resources that aim to reduce crime by improving relationships, greater community engagement, and cooperation. (This is the Money for Al Sharpton/Acorn section Also known as the We are so going to screw Sheriff Arpaio section)

 

2.2  RECOMMENDATION: Law enforcement agencies should have comprehensive policies on the use of force that include training, investigations, prosecutions, data collection, and information sharing. These policies must be clear, concise, and openly available for public inspection.(This is the Intrusive federal gov’t rules section Also known as the We are so going to screw Sheriff Arpaio section with the added attraction of also making sure they have an, I’m sure, totally working web page that will be easily searchable…. did I say that last with a straight face? I’ve been practicing is why I ask)

2.6 RECOMMENDATION: Law enforcement agencies should be encouraged to collect, maintain, and analyze demographic data on all detentions (stops, frisks, searches, summons, and arrests). This data should be disaggregated by school and non-school contacts. (This is the You have to hassle and arrest the right mix of races so look for innocent people of the wrong color being messed with section. Also known as the We are so going to screw Sheriff Arpaio section.  I can’t figure out the “school/non-school” bit and that kinda scares me)

2.7.2 ACTION ITEM: The Federal Government should create a mechanism for investigating complaints and issuing sanctions regarding the inappropriate use of equipment and tactics during mass demonstrations.(This is the Give Al Sharpton a Megaphone and/or selectively use/plant complaints to ensure the right (right) people get screwed with section Also known as the We are so going to screw Sheriff Arpaio section)
7.1 RECOMMENDATION: The President should direct all federal law enforcement agencies to review the recommendations made by the Task Force on 21st Century Policing and, to the extent practicable, to adopt those that can be implemented at the federal level. (This is the ‘Do as I say, not as I do’ section Also known as the We are so going to screw Sheriff Arpaio section)

7.3 RECOMMENDATION: The U.S. Department of Justice should charge its Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) with assisting the law enforcement field in addressing current and future challenges. (If you had any hope this would not be bad, note that we’ll have the “Justice” Dept., that bastion of fairness, in charge of all this. Also known as the We are so going to screw Sheriff Arpaio section)

 

In case I was too subtle, I’m not real happy about that.

All sheriff’s around the country who think the fact that the people of their county elected them means anything had better understand that they’re about the get Lynched.

 

So old it’s almost new again, digging up the stupidest “dirt” on a conservative

The latest attack on Walker is that he has “up to” $50,000 in credit card debt to — wait for it — Sears.

We don’t know exactly how much because financial disclosures only are made in broad ranges, so it could be as little as $10,000.

Regardless, it’s SEARS!

 

They say the attack has “boomeranged”.

No, it hit its intended target.

The point is not to get him in any trouble, legal or otherwise, it’s so Minitrue can mention this in a litany of supposed “irregularities” in Walker’s past every time they mention him, along with dog-gate, thesis-gate and macaca-gate (I figure they’ll just re-use those, they’re kinda stupid and lazy).

 

In Everything New is Getting Pretty Freaking Old news,

 

Holy Moley, 96% of Americans are bracing for a summer of riots. The new normal that’s pretty darn old already.

You know who is included in that 96%? The people doing the rioting and the Obama admin and the entire Dem political/media industrial complex, who are encouraging it. In other words, count on it.

I’d make sure I sold my property in or near any low-rent area of any big-city now before it gets burned down, blowed up or just drops like an Obama-picked business in value. Especially with the charges against those Baltimore cops. Second degree murder. If convicted, expect cops to go on strike (declared or otherwise), if not, expect every big city to explode.

 

Lebanon Now has an interesting article that’s pretty new with one glaring “getting pretty old” that could undo all the hope the rest of the article brings me.

First, the new,  the headline is “On Our Own”. They realize Obama is a feckless incompetent and their well-being isn’t really all that important to him.

Recently former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri was in Washington. …held a get-together with Arab journalists, in which he said there was a new Arab attitude to act against Iranian influence in the Middle East.

In Syria, Hariri reportedly said, the establishment of “safe zones,” or the provision of “air cover” to advancing rebels in the north and south of the country was “inevitable.”…

such action in Syria could come regardless of Washington’s position or whether it strikes a nuclear deal with Iran

 

Good, someone has to do it.

Here’s where they start to go wrong

The United States, in order to disengage from the region, wants the Arab states to become more proactive and stop turning toward Washington at every crisis. At the same time, the Arab attitude risks endangering an Obama administration priority, namely the conclusion of a final nuclear deal with Iran that can lead to normalized relations.

Yeah, the US (Obama admin) doesn’t “want” the Arabs to do anything but leave Iran alone.

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That’s not to say that the Arab states can block a nuclear deal if the leaderships in Iran and the United States want one.

You got that right, it’s getting pretty darn old but our freaking Congress can’t stop him, he cares not for you losers, you don’t hate America enough to warrant his respect.

 

And then, the train goes off the tracks… into the quicksand

But it is very much within their capacity to create situations in which the Obama administration will be forced to choose one side over the other,

I’d be careful about that

and there the American president’s principal concern will be to avoid alienating his regional allies.

The problem for Lebanon is another of the things “getting pretty damn old”, Obama’s ally in any region is based on who hates America the most and in the middle east, it’s Iran.

If you live in Lebanon, you might want to make sure you have a few Hezbollah flags lying around.

I’m not sure exactly how more ridiculous it can get out there, but I’m gonna have to assume pretty darn ridiculously scary.

 

As with the Religion of Peace, the felonious thugs in Ferguson are accorded more rights than the people who live and have businesses there.

Via Ace, we have this from Missouri Lt.Gov. Kinder

Why were they not in there at the first sign of an overturned police car, or a smashed police car window, with a show of force that would have stopped this? And here’s my question that the governor must answer: Is the reason that the National Guard was not in there because the Obama administration and the Holder Justice Department leaned on you to keep them out? I cannot imagine any other reason,” Kinder said.

 

You know that if they deign to answer a question about this decision they’ll say they didn’t want to exacerbate the situation.

You know, because they wouldn’t want to incite the mostly-peaceful protestors or 20 or more buildings and businesses  might be burned and/or looted.

Assholes. As if they should be more solicitous of thugs and felons than the people they’re performing their felonious acts on.

So what’s on deck for tonight?

The media have been blaring the news about reporters being injured, I can see some thug thinking it’ll be funny if a reporters gets killed live on TV.

Hell, I can see some producers thinking that would be cool.

They’re saying now that they’ll more Guardsmen on duty.

Now that everybody is wound up, both the protestors and the people who are going to try to keep order.

Should be interesting,

Especially since I’d bet the mostly-peaceful protestors there tonight will be the ones who are even more mostly-peaceful than the norm.

It’s going to be a busy couple days, we get to watch Ferguson tonight and then tomorrow the blizzard in the northeast.

 

I haven’t been ‘tubin much lately, so I did my tour and boy is it ugly out there.

There is one funny part, we have Obama, Biden, Chuck, Please Take My Calls, Hagel and J. Effin Kerry on the the job.

Not so much just funny, but funny and endy. Which is better than just endy.

First, some Unexpected Coincidences.

Obama declares war on ISIS. Isis captures a regiment of Iraqi tanks (Abrams?) on their way to Baghdad.

presence in Abu Ghraib would put Baghdad International Airport within artillery range of the militants.

“We know they have captured substantial numbers of 155 mm howitzers,” …“These have a range of about (20 miles) and if they are able to hold territory in Abu Ghraib then the concern they can shell (the airport)…

 

You realize what that means? We will get to see Josh Earnest say that ISIS is not at the Baghdad Airport as we’re watching ISIS tanks roll through the airport on split-screen.  We need the Koch brothers to offer him a few $million to wear a beret when he does that.

The Lebanese give Obama his grades on Syria.  Unlike Americans, they do not grade Obama on a curve.

By bombing the Al-Nusra Front in addition to ISIS, the US may have driven two terrorist organizations that have been at war with each other for almost a year closer together. According to the Guardian’s Martin Chulov, “[m]any al-Nusra units in northern Syria appeared to have reconciled” with ISIS and leaders from both were now holding war-planning meetings to discuss a rapprochement or strategic merger. Whether one formally takes places, with Ayman al-Zawahiri presiding over the marriage or not, seems more an academic question than an operational concern: already 73 Nusra militants have “defected” to ISIS as a result of the air strikes, proving yet again that nothing nullifies jihadi hermeneutics and the narcissism of their tiny differences faster than Tomahawk missiles.

 

I generally don’t trust the Gruaniad, but since they probably have members of various jihadi groups in their newsrooms, I’ll accept their judgement on stuff like that.

Poor bastards, they picked the wrong POTUS to go for freedom.

So what does this say?

Police officers deny claims that they have colluded with those who used violence against the (Pro-Democracy V) demonstrators.

 

When murderous commie thugs deny something, they’re doing it.

I love the headline on this one.

Insight – Chinese troops play symbolic role in Hong Kong drama over democracy

That’s from roto-reuters, who seem to think the threat of actions by the army of murderous commie dictators is symbolic.  They blather on about how China won’t risk the furious frowning of frumious philosopers in EUnuchstan and then note this.

The Chinese military is housed in 19 urban and rural sites inherited after the British folded up the Union Jack on what had been a major military staging post of the British empire and a vital Cold War-era listening post.The bases, dotted strategically across Hong Kong island, Kowloon and the New Territories, include the old British Tamar headquarters building in Admiralty, now next door to the government’s new offices – and the epicentre of the current demonstrations.

The building was recently refurbished, along with other sites, and is now topped with a red neon star. Most of its offices are thought to be occupied, some for the first time.

A large domed surveillance camera sits perched above a corner over one of the main thoroughfares leading to Hong Kong’s glittering Central financial district.

 

Yeah, symbolic.

Related, as per FrnakJ once said, blood is symbolic of blood. I’m sure the pro-democracy protesters are fully aware of that fact.

I have to wonder if the next two stories are related.

Obama offers help to Philippines.

Filipino troops position themselves near a marine amphibious assault vehicle manned by their US counterparts during a mechanized assault exercise as part of the 2014 Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) at the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) in Zambales on Sunday. Around 1,000 Filipino and 3,000 US marines and sailors will join the annual joint military exercise that will last for 12 days.

Philippines don’t want to act ‘provocative’ toward the expansionist, murderous, commie dictators.

The Philippines has put infrastructure projects on hold in territories in the disputed South China Sea in a bid to ease tensions in the region

 

With Obama on your side you know you’re on your own.

Hell, he declared war on ebola and it ended up in America.  At least the Filipinos are paying attention.

This guy shot down a drone and now they’re wondering if they can charge him with something.

Don’t forget, you were skeet-shooting. You skeet-shoot all the time.

 

So as I end up I’m left with this lesson:

Just stop paying attention and hope that when it all blows up, my part of the world won’t blow up as much.

 

I haven’t been tubing for a while so when I did my rounds I found lots of stuff I didn’t know about.

Most of it not very funny but some of it terrifyingly  hilarious.

Let’s start with ISIS, it’s never funny and people get beheaded. First, an aside. Isis has been torturing, raping, beheading, hanging, crucifying and enslaving for a couple years now and they cut the heads off 3 journalists and now it’s WAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Our media has its priorities, 1,000 people get killed and it’s just wogs fighting wogs, not our business. Let a journalist, an important person, get killed and that makes it personal.

So Isis is recruiting openly in our NATO ally Turkey.

Our supporters can freely hang out in Istanbul streets, recruit poor people from suburbs & police will only help

Yay!!!! That would be just endy except we’d be allies with ISIS in Turkey and Syria as we bomb in Iraq. That’s pretty darn funny.

This one is sort of funny, surprising and a little depressing. Lebanon will not join our semi-kinetic action against ISIS.

“US and its allies created and trained these takfiri movements. We have stated that Lebanon cannot be a part of an alliance led by the US,” (Lebanese State Minister V)Fneish…

You realize what that means?

Since Hezbollah is a big part of the Lebanese gov’t, we will not be conducting airstrikes in support of Hezbollah attacks. So the opposite of funny as that would be endily hilarious. Eh too bad, there’s always Iran I guess.

In Sietch Terror news,

International airlines have suspended flights to Yemen’s capital as fighting…

Yemeni television’s three channels stopped transmitting on Friday…

 

the Jihadi V Jihadi war in that particular bucket of scorpions  is cruising right along.

I feel sorry for the people there who are not in favor of their jihadis and just want to live and let live.

Those two idiots should just leave Yemen.

A drudgetaposition

Putin Privately Threatens to Invade Poland, Romania and the Baltic States.

Ukraine Launches Joint Military Brigade With Poland and Lithuania.

 

Now, the seque from overseas to the US,

The family of Glen Doherty, the former Navy SEAL killed in the 2012 Benghazi terror attack, has filed a $2 million claim against the CIA and the State Department.

 

I hope this goes through and actually gets some coverage from the assholes in Minitrue who are ignoring the feckless criminality of the Obama admin in the Benghazi deal.

 

Hmmm, I guess some people miss the rioting.

Mail Online reports that protesters made their plans known at the September 16th St. Louis City Council meeting. They “promised to disrupt grocery stores” and warned that if St. Louis Cardinals make it to the World Series, they will disrupt that too.

The protesters grew louder as the council meeting went on, demanding not only the arrest of Wilson but also “the resignations of both County Police Chief John Belmar and Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson.” They also demanded that County Prosecutor Robert McCullock be removed from the case.

CBS St. Louis reports that the protesters are also trying to get St. Louis Rams ticket holders to donate tickets so protesters can “get in the dome” and shut the game down.

 

If this gets out of hand again, I could see it spreading to other cities, then the illegal immigrants get involved and then……. well, that’s when things get freaking ugly.

I fgure when the inner cities start rioting the police will grab their M-4s and grenade launchers,  jump in their MRAPs and go round tea partiers before they decide to riot too.

This is pretty funny, Karl Rove whining that the GOP isn’t getting as much in donations as they deserve.  I’d say Breitbart gets it right in the headline.

AFTER DECLARING WAR ON TEA PARTY, KARL ROVE FRETS GOP ESTAB CANDIDATES NOT GETTING ENOUGH DONATIONS

 

Funny how that works out, you shit on your base, call them names and they stop sending you money. Huh. Perplexing.

I understand Bob Beckel is not a journalist, but I bet he would claim he is so that’s what makes this funny.

“I’ll tell you: I would expect an October surprise,” Beckel said on Thursday. “I think I know what is — I’m not going to say it,

Journalists are not in the business of imparting information anymore. That’s pretty funny in an end of civilization way.

The most egregious example was how the media knew all about the OUTING OF SUPER-SECRET AGENT Jarret Plame, they knew she was in the CIA before she was “outed” and they knew who “leaked” the well-known fact and yet, they pretended they didn’t for more than a year in order to be able to viciously attack their chosen party’s political enemy.

Via Say Uncle, a scourge on our nation, the no-knock raid.

Some Police Operators who wanted to Operate Tactically had a tactical operations order (search warrant) so one climbed in the window and then the rest busted down the door. So the homeowner defended himself, killing the window-invader and shooting other cops and now he’s on death row.

So why the raid? For “bags of cocaine” from some source. What did they find?

Though they found a glass pipe, a grinder, and a pistol, they did not find any drugs.

 

So he was a small time drug user who was out of whatever he smoked.

No knock raids should be outlawed in every case except where the police explicitly state on the search warrant that the perpetrator is ‘better off dead”.

via KaChing!, this is funny cuz it’s true.

safety first

 

I was just going to do a blank post but since nobody’s going to read it, I might as well put in content.

Some people who got into a land war in Asia!!!

The Ukrainians kicked out their tsarling and now they’re being invaded by Tsar Putin I but they haven’t lost their sense of humor. 

‘Russian-style’ ceasefire includes lots of shelling

These people dealt with Stalin-Hitler-Stalin, Tsar Putin I is like a walk in the park after that.

So Obama’s at the NATO meeting as they talk about the world exploding and we see this from our favorite Weasel, S.

NATO is meeting in Wales at the moment, so this doof is over our side. It was reported on the radio this afternoon that so many things are happening in NATO’s territory, there’s a chance the meeting will hold Obama’s interest this time. That, ordinarily, he finds these meetings so boring, he sends his aids out to buy crossword puzzle magazines to get him through.

I shit you not. It was a straight news broadcast, so maybe I…surely I misheard…?

You know, if everything bores you, it isn’t an indication that you’re extra super smart. If the most important job in the Western world seems beneath you, you aren’t a sooper genius. You’re a malignant narcissist and borderline retard.

 

Okay, that’s totally not funny at all because it’s true.

Hahahahahahahahahahhahaa

So as the world figures out their on their own, we might get interesting deals that drag us into a war. Yay,,,?

The NATO folks are giving some aid, but nothing military, but

Stopping short of promising to send weapons that Ukraine wants, NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen noted that individual nations can make their own decisions about arming Kyiv.

France just declined to deliver the ships they were building for the Russian Imperial Navy,  so maybe they could make up the slack by selling Ukraine some stuff.

I wonder what NATO’s gonna do.  Sanctions aren’t going to do crap because if they sanction Russia, Russia raises the rates on their energy. It’s hard to economically war on someone when you’re economically dependent on that person.

 

It’s not a ‘deal’ with a Tsar/Bond Villain without a howler.

But Lavrov implied the US is hindering hopes of a swift progression towards a truce:

Okay, that’s funny.

I agree, albeit not for the same reason. I’d say it’s because Tsar Putin I knows there will be no response so he was a free hand.

You have to love this bit too.

Later on Thursday (September 4), Lavrov reportedly discussed and agreed on the need for a ceasefire with his French and German counterparts, while “avoiding any action that could undermine the positive trend.”

 

The positive trend being in the war Russia started and is waging. He’s actually playing the “Peace-Process” shell game.

That’s pretty funny.

Puppy Blender post. 

IMMIGRATION: “Not many years ago, the idea of Minnesota as a hotbed of Islamic terrorism would have been laughable. No longer: a mass immigration of Somalis has put Minnesota on the front lines.”

Gee, how could that have happened?

Muslim cab drivers refuse to transport alcohol and dogs.

What could people have done to encourage that kind of thing?

Some Muslim Cashiers at Minnesota Target Refuse to Scan Pork Products

Eh, we’ll probably never know.

A little bit of hope.

Earth will experience a close call on Sunday, as an asteroid discovered only a few days ago is expected to safely pass very close by. The space rock will zip by our planet approximately 25,000 miles above our heads – one tenth the distance between here and the moon.

Now I plugged the numbers into y Fisher-Price orbital dynamics calculator and got a different number, but we all remember the last time that happened. At least I do, but keep your fingers crossed, we might get lucky.

Last, a chuckler stolen from the Outrider, don’t tell him. He can probably kick my ass.

thanks

 

Riot Gear

Posted: August 17, 2014 by veeshir in Exploding things

I’m flipping back and forth between LOTR and the riots in Ferguson.

Commentators keep talking about cops in ‘riot gear’ and what they’re talking about is this

in blue 2

That’s not riot gear, that’s military assault wear.

Cops with M-4s or AR-15s are not useful for subduing riots, they’re for killing people, pure and simple.

This is riot gear

 

riot gear

 

That’s what the cops should be wearing,

The only thing cops with assault rifles or AR-15s can do is threaten or kill.

The protesters know they’re not going to fire automatic weapons into a crowd (whether that’s true or not I’m not so sure), so the ‘threat’ part is not credible or, as we can see, working.

When a bunch of people see guys coming at them with batons behind the plexiglass shields, well, they will know they will get bashed.

That’s a credible threat, unlike the the empty threat of automatic weapons.

It’s even worse if the cops use those assault rifles.

If there’s a bloodbath, well, I can see a whole bunch of cities erupting. That would get a whole bunch of people riled up, people who are against the rioters in general right now.

And that’s the problem with the militarization of police.

Contra Die Hard movies, cops do not often fight mercenaries with rocket launchers, they police American citizens.

They’re not an occupying army, they’re supposed to be peacekeepers.

I get why Minitrue is busily ignoring everything except their slanted, dishonest ‘reports’ on the deal in Ferguson, but why is Foxnews and the righty newspapers ignoring war in Ukraine?

So Ukrainians are saying they blew up a Russian armored column.

Russia denies it.

What nobody, so far as I can tell, is denying is that the Russian “aid” convoy stopped before entering Ukraine.

Supposedly, the ‘aid’ convoy was mostly empty.

The BBC’s Steve Rosenberg, who has been following the convoy, says some of the lorries were opened up for the media on Friday, and the main thing that struck him was how empty many of the vehicles were

 

I’m not sure what the hell is going on.

I figure the aid convoy was mostly empty so it could be ‘attacked by Ukrainian forces’ so Tsar Putin I could then go to the aid of the ‘aid’ convoy.

But if so, why did the armored convoy enter Ukraine, and having entered Ukraine and been destroyed, why is Tsar Putin I denying it?

You’d think that Tsar Putin I would take that as an act of war.

Unless some Russian commander didn’t get the word to stop and got his ass kicked so Tsar Putin I doesn’t want to look weak so therefore, no column was destroyed.

 

From the link below

Officially the Russian Ministry of Defense has denied the convoy exists/crossed – but the evidence is as conclusive as it could be from the tweets/snaps by the Guardian/London Telegraph/Novy Vremya.

 

Weird.

One thing that’s actually making sense in the whole thing is that Ukraine is starting to realize they’re on their own.

And, more remarkably, has been the muted reaction from the West and indeed from the Western media. Some 4-5 weeks ago, the White House PR machine would have been going into overdrive, and warning of new sanctions iterations in the pipeline unless Russia “de-escalated.” Thus far nothing we have seen next to nothing of note….

 

Weird that.

Wait, that’s not weird, that’s been absolutely obvious for a long time now. Obama can’t be assed to do his job and EUnuchs need Russian energy.

 

For Ukraine, that probably means that its fate is now in its own hands – don’t wait for its EU brothers to ride to the rescue, or the US for that matter which is currently focused elsewhere. The EU is divided anyway, and ineffective, and has been subject to “divide and rule” from Russia which has been using its own business leverage, “patronage,” and contacts to full effect over recent months.

 

Yes.

Unless some neighboring, former SSRs are going to get involved.

 

Once again I’m struck at how unlikely it is that I’m rooting for Germany to get all warlike.

It’s a weird old end of civilization.

One thing, this guy is realizing something that’s been obvious for a while now.

It would seem as though Russia is goading/testing the West – to see the Western sanctions response.

 

 

Well duh. There’s a reason I’ve been calling it Sudetenland. That was Herr Hitler testing France and England and finding them wanting.

 

It’s a scary time and we have the worst POTUS to handle it.

The world is blowing up and Obama cannot handle it, America is looking a little blowed up (I’m surprised the riots haven’t spread, I suppose there’s still tomorrow) and Obama wants to handle that.

By attacking me, why do you think his DHS has been preparing to fight the Tea Party?

Interesting times. I only hope we look back and laugh.