Monday, March 03

World

President Obama’s Foreign Policy Is Based On Fantasy

Well, I know that, and you know that, but the interesting thing is that apparently the Washington Post knows that - because that's the title of their editorial today.

And via Insty, this very insightful analysis of why the dithering idiots in Washington can't get a line on Putin:
"This is less a question of how many collection resources we throw at Russia and more broadly about the analytic challenge of understanding Putin’s mind set,” said Michael Hayden, a former CIA director and NSA director under President George W. Bush. "Here our Secretary of State is saying this is not the Cold War, it’s win-win and it’s not zero sum. But for Vladimir Putin it is zero sum. That’s what we need to understand.”

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It's easy to understand Putin: he wants to put the USSR back together again, or as much of it as he can get.

Once you know that, everything he does makes perfect sense.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Tuesday, March 04 2014 01:12 AM (+rSRq)

2 By the way, most of Obama's policies are based on fantasy.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Tuesday, March 04 2014 04:20 AM (+rSRq)

3 Yes, and yes.

But it's also important to note that Putin isn't interested in constructing a mutually-beneficial trade organisation out of the former Soviet states, or anything of the sort.  Unless he has control, and the states lose their independence - unless they lose in some tangible way - he doesn't win.

Obama believes that America's enemies are honest actors playing a positive sum game.  That's completely delusional.  But so is Putin's belief that the only way to win is for someone else to lose.  And when those two delusions collide, we have nightmare material.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, March 04 2014 09:26 AM (PiXy!)

4 Hey this is kinda of off topic but I was wanting to know if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML. I'm starting a blog soon but have no coding knowledge so I wanted to get guidance from someone with experience. Any help would be enormously appreciated!

Posted by: Lovie at Saturday, March 08 2014 06:00 PM (3nNWi)

5 We use a WYSIWYG editor, and most blogs do these days.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, March 08 2014 08:31 PM (PiXy!)

6 Ha! Pixy, they fooled you. "Lovie" is a spambot!

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Friday, April 04 2014 03:36 PM (+rSRq)

7 Yes, but it's such a nice polite spambot that I thought I'd answer anyway. wink

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, April 04 2014 08:04 PM (PiXy!)

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