April 13, 2015 at 2:24 am #40023
Seems everyone now is involved in the war(s) in the Yemen affair.
This hairball will soon be too big to contain.
Aden island is a major military base. Was used by Russia as base for TU-95’s and IL-38’s.
RobinApril 13, 2015 at 10:28 am #40028
Obama has no idea what he is doing. The middle east will become a big war zone.April 13, 2015 at 11:33 am #40029
From our perspective it looks like O is clueless. But if his intent was to disrupt the entire middle east, he’s done one great job.April 13, 2015 at 1:03 pm #40033
The world is just starting to burn. Obama had the match and he used it. Dictators & Psychopaths is the new board game. Obama shakes hands with Castro, what an amazing scene. Clinton would be even worse as president.April 13, 2015 at 2:44 pm #40039
Certainly the Islamic world is on fire, and given the geo-political importance of the Middle East, it runs the risk of bringing the rest of us into it. Currently the US, Russia, and others are fighting via proxy and nipping around the edges, but we’re not fully engaged yet. I think Iran vs Israel holds the potential to ignite WWIII.April 13, 2015 at 11:33 pm #40066
“Obama has no idea what he is doing.” – freedom
“From our perspective it looks like O is clueless.” – 74
If he were truly clueless, and just floundering — making ordinary mistakes — the Law of Averages would, at least occasionally, have him erring in favor of this nation. But he’s been perfectly consistent: Everything he has done has been to our detriment. Either he’s playing for some undeclared form of opposition, or he’s the singularly most “unlucky” chief executive of any country, ever.
Let us not lose sight of the fact that he’s a “post turtle.” When you drive across the southwestern desert, and you spy a “turtle” (desert tortoise) resting the flat side of his shell on top of a fence post, you immediately know two things: 1) he didn’t get there by his own efforts; 2) Someone put him up there. That Mr. Turtle enjoys his position may make him more willing to do the things he does, but he isn’t merely working for himself alone.
Cry, "Treason!"April 14, 2015 at 12:01 am #40071
Today’s news about Russia lifting the ban on selling missiles to Iran could well force Israel into a decision to attack Iran before those missiles are delivered. The temperature of the Middle East just rose another notch.April 14, 2015 at 4:28 pm #40090
Mntnbkr, I was thinking the same thing when I saw that.April 14, 2015 at 4:52 pm #40093
I think we all have the same concern. All being, those of us with working brains.April 15, 2015 at 12:37 pm #40183
Though there are possible triggers for WWIII other than the Middle East, here is an article that reminds us that Russia continues to prepare for nuclear war:
The Russians suffered badly in WWII, with somewhere in the 22 to 28 million dead (vs 420,000 for the US). Throw in the physical destruction on top of that and their perspective and understanding of what war is is vastly different than the average American’s.
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