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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

  All I'm gonna say...

END

THE

WAR

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Nicely put.
 
What about tyrants?
I will grant we opened Pandora's Box on this one but the question remains, how do we (as a world) deal with tyrants?
 
Why do we have to care? We prop half of them up anyway, and prop up all of them with arms sales.
 
Our tyrants or their tyrants?
 
Nobody bothered to ask "Which War?"

Iraq is an occupation, not a war.

Afganistan is a low level conflict.

My most current theory as to what just happened is that the USA just responded to China's fixed exchange rates and Russia's incursion into Georgia with a financial nuclear option, and a dramatic shift in strategy and allies to closer ties with Taiwan and India.

Iceland's financial system is on the brink of collapse, as is Pakistan's, Russia's stock market has closed twice, and money has been flowing back to safe havens in US treasuries and other US investments.

All without firing a shot.

Still, China has been doing well by leaving their money in the US, I wonder how much the exchange rate will really change...
 
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