As the Arab Spring goes boing, short-term US thinking comes home to roost.

The Slog.

MYOPIC US MIDEAST POLICY IS TURNING EGYPT INTO A BLOODBATH

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“Yer see, that Joe – he’s a winner,” I heard an American corporate say once in a Chicago lift, “I ain’t so sure about Pete”.

“But Pete’s popular, the staff like him,” countered his companion, “he’s a nice honest guy”.

“Nice honest guys come last,” said the first man.

“Looks like it’s Joe then,” said the second bloke.

Contrary to popular European belief, this is not how most real Americans think. I realise we could argue up hill and down dale about how many ‘real’ Americans there actually are, but I’ve met plenty of them. And they do have better manners than us, by the way. Lest we forget, 48.5% of Americans, on average, vote Democrat. But as my chum Butch asks, “What do you call a Democrat with four million…

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Forced To Live In Obama’s World Of Fantasy

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caruba_alan20080111By Alan Caruba ~Cartoon - Obama as Crazy Guy

The most difficult of times are when we are forced to live in the fantasy world of those granted the power to govern.

Obama’s primary fantasy is Marxism and it is summed up in his belief that a country prospers when it “redistributes” wealth from those who have prospered to those who may not even wish to work. It has brought down every communist/socialist nation that tried to make it work and it was most evident in Obama’s constant use of the phrase “millionaires and billionaires” during his first term along with the demonization of Mitt Romney as an evil capitalist. By Marxist standards, Obama was successful in the way the auto industry, banking sector, and, of course, the nation’s health system were essentially nationalized.

Yet another of Obama’s fantasies was rubber-stamped by the Supreme Court’s decision that Americans are now expected—required—to accept that it is permissible and reasonable…

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Russia, Iran Hope Egypt Follows Syrian Path to Civil War

Beyond the Cusp

Iran simply came out declaring that Egyptian military removing President Morsi from power “improper” while Russia warned the Egypt was on the brink of “civil war” in provocative statements. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Araghchi was quoted in a released statement saying, “Islamists and revolutionaries should not be frustrated. Arab Spring can be followed by warm summer and cold winter.” He went on to claim the “the streets” should not be used to decide the Presidency.

 

Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin quoted in Russian news agencies declaring that the clashes between Morsi supporters and opponents are threatening to take the country into total chaos. Speaking while visiting Kazakhstan Putin warned, “Syria is already in the grips of a civil war, unfortunately enough, and Egypt is moving in that direction.” He added, “We would like to see the Egyptian people avoid this fate.”

 

The Iranian comments should be taken…

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India Hotel Collapse Leaves 12 Dead

End Time Bible Prophecy

Video says 8 dead; news updated after video, to 12 dead

http://www.bbc.co.uk

At least 12 people have been killed in a building collapse in the southern Indian city of Secunderabad, police say.

The two-story City Light hotel came crashing down on Monday morning.

Police said it was not clear how many people were trapped under the debris at the hotel, located near Hyderabad.

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