. . . there is no realistic scenario in which a regional or extra-regional state could successfully use military force to dominate the region over the coming decade . . .
. . . any U.S. hesitation about withdrawing from its bases in the Gulf states would prolong a serious problem in policy toward the region: U.S. interests in maintaining its access to bases has given host countries political leverage to leave them free to pursue policies that were clearly contrary to fundamental U.S. interests in regard to both suppression of popular demands for democratic rights and support for terrorism.
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.” — C.S. Lewis
If evil genius is a thing, how can we know when we have been deceived? For surely no matter how careful we are, there will always be a Machiavellian scheme that leverages greater cunning and longer experience at subversion than we can comprehend. This is no theoretical question, for our world is presently riven by violently opposing paradigms of what is righteous.
While BLM would have one believe that cops are inherently evil and must be abolished, a new Gallup poll finds that’s most minorities in America don’t feel that way. Of those surveyed, 61% of Black Americans are just fine with current levels of police presence in their area, while 20% say they want more patrols.
It is not known what weapon was used. However, it has already been tested in Syria since January 2020. It is a missile with a tactical nuclear component in its warhead that causes a smoke mushroom characteristic of nuclear weapons. Read full article.