For eons man has been predicting the end of the world…..and with the advent of social media now everyone that can type can have their say as to just when the fateful will arrive……in the last week I read at least three separate predictions…one was because of transgender stuff….the other was refugees and finally there is the one I like best…..Clinton will bring about the end of the world as we know it….
And then while surfing around news sites I found this one on Unz Review……the author is Philip Giraldi…who is a notorious skeptic of social media…..
Baiting Russia is not good policy
Last week I attended a foreign policy conference in Washington that featured a number of prominent academics and former government officials who have been highly critical of the way the Bush and Obama Administrations have interacted with the rest of the world. Professor John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago was on a panel and was asked what, in his opinion, has been the most notable foreign policy success and the most significant failure in the past twenty-five years. The success was hard to identify and there was some suggestion that it might be the balancing of relationships in strategically vital Northeast Asia, which “we have not yet screwed up.” If I had been on the panel I would have suggested the Iran nuclear agreement as a plus.
As for the leading foreign policy failure there was an easy answer, “Iraq” which was on everyone in the room’s lips, but Mearsheimer urged one not to be so hasty. In reality the Iraq disaster has killed hundreds of thousands, has cost trillions of dollars and has unleashed serious problems for the Mideast region in general while allowing the rise of ISIS, but in “realistic foreign policy terms” it has not been a catastrophic event for the United States, which had hardly been seriously injured by it apart from financially and in terms of reputation.
I found it an interesting read…..but I would like to hear what my readers have to say about it…..