Important Upton!!!!!! Below the Fold!!!!! Via the Jawas!!!!!!!
Ace links the Wash Post so I don’t have to.
The semiautonomous Kurdish government said its pesh merga forces took control of the Kurdish city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq, after Iraqi security forces there fled rather than fight.
Now we have the Kurds saying, “Screw it.” and creating Kurdistan.
Good for them. The next POTUS, assuming a bare minimum of competence and the desire and ability to rein in the State Dept (I know), will have a decent ally in the middle east.
Bush’ strategery was to fight jihadis in the Dar al Islam, it might have worked if we didn’t have feckless leaders.
Obama’s unintentional strategery is very Roman, keeping the barbarians fighting each other and leaving us alone.
It sucks that we lost so many good men using the previous strategy.
For now, it’s working out pretty well.
In the future, of course, the world is going to go explode.
The only ray of sunshine is that, as with economics, while we might be screwed, the rest of the world is exponentially more screwed.
So long as we can keep the Navy working we should be okay until we get our shit together.
Speaking of which, fuck Canada. They are the luckiest country in the dam world, they get protected by us and all they have to do is act smug and superior.
At least they’ll be screwed by the coming ice age, so we have that hilarity to look forward to.
Now that right there is an update.