Watching the Wheels Come Off the Bus September 23, 2013Posted by geoff in News.
Seems like every other story these days is talking about another foreign policy issue or international crisis. Of course, we all know that this confluence of badness doesn’t happen by accident – it’s the result of really crappy foreign policy executed by a truly incompetent administration.
But the media has gone into baby duck mode, where every (completely foreseeable) crisis has arisen out of nothing. Each one independent and a complete surprise, and forgotten as soon as a new story emerges.
Take North Korea, for example. We’re all hearing about Syria/Russia and Kenya and Iran and a little about Egypt, but North Korea’s just chugging along in the background while the administration’s attention is focused on how intervention in Syria is polling. Here are two of today’s stories from North Korea:
Lessee…Rocket Engine + Nuke equals…divide by two…carry the five… Oh yeah. Long range nuclear missiles.
Just an example. There’s always the rapidly increasing violence in Iraq because the President left without worrying about long-term stability. There’s the violence along our southern border which the President hasn’t even mentioned, let along taken action against. Did I mention China?
Keeping a lid on the world doesn’t happen by accident, and the lid coming off isn’t just nature taking its course. No, that takes naivete and incompetence on, literally, a global scale.