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Wednesday, November 25

Obama seems to have no awareness of the meaning of words

From a Reuters report Nov 24, Obama, Hollande urge Russia to focus Syria attacks on Islamic State:
... Obama said the United States did not have enough information yet to form conclusions about the incident but added similar confrontations could be avoided if Russia stopped attacking "moderate" Syrian rebels who are battling forces loyal to the government of President Bashar al-Assad.
"This points to an ongoing problem with the Russian operations in the sense that they are operating very close to a Turkish border and they are going after moderate opposition that are supported by not only Turkey but a wide range of countries," Obama said. ...
Obama expressed "U.S. and NATO support for Turkey's right to defend its sovereignty," the White House statement added.
So it would be okay to attempt to overthrow the government of the United States, as long as the insurgents were supported by a U.S. neighbor and a wide range of other countries. Check.  

Bloomberg had a somewhat more muscular take on the outcome of the Obama-Hollande meeting yesterday: Obama, Hollande Put Up Unified Front on Russia and Islamic State:
“We’ve got a coalition: 65 countries," Obama said. "Russia right now is coalition of two: Iran and Russia supporting Assad."
So if Nazi Germany and the rest of the Axis powers could have scared up a larger coalition, that would have put the Axis powers in the right. Check.

And the Bloomberg report picks out the same theme in Obama's words as the Reuters one:
"Turkey, like every country, has the right to defend its territory and its airspace," Obama said.
But Syria isn't a country if a coalition of 65 countries says it isn't. Check.

So that's where humanity stands in the Year of 2015 by the Gregorian Calendar. Might makes right, and no nation has a right to exist if the mighty say otherwise. 

What a long way we've come from the cave!


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