While We've Been Debating...
The outlook is decidedly blue. But don't take it from me, take it from Mikhail Gorbachev, the man whose work Putin is now taking advantage of American weakness to undo:
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned on Monday that the world has reached a "dangerous point" as tensions between Russia and the United States spike over the Syria conflict.
Relations between Moscow and Washington -- already at their lowest since the Cold War over the Ukraine conflict -- have soured further in recent days as the United States pulled the plug on Syria talks and accused Russia of hacking attacks. The Kremlin has suspended a series of nuclear pacts, including a symbolic cooperation deal to cut stocks of weapons-grade plutonium.
"I think the world has reached a dangerous point," Gorbachev, 85, told state news agency RIA Novosti. "I don't want to give any concrete prescriptions but I do want to say that this needs to stop. We need to renew dialogue. Stopping it was the biggest mistake."
The colossal stupidity of this is apparent. The U.S., having abandoned the wretched Middle East to its fate, has no meaningful national interest in what happens in Syria, other than keeping the Syrians and the rest of the Muslim "refugees" as far as possible from our country. Indeed, a leader with any sense would be making common cause with the Russians in the war against Islamic terrorists; the Russians' decidedly politically incorrect view of Muslims ("see a Chechen, shoot a Chechen") might bring some desperately needed realism into America's increasingly airy-fairy view of the Musselmen and the mortal threat they pose to Christendom.
But yeah, go ahead and vote for Hillary Clinton, because women, or something. What could go wrong?