Friday, April 11, 2014
More Short Subjects
Russian troops at the border! NATO jets patrolling the Baltic states! The Donetsk People's Republic! Be afraid! Well, don't be that afraid unless you're an Ukrainian who soon will be living with IMF imposed austerity measures while paying more for Russian natural gas.
All I see is a lot of posturing. There is no way in hell Russia and NATO will slug it out physically over some antiquated manufacturing plants and wheat fields.
It looks like Narendra Modi's BJP party will be pushing the Gandhi family's Congress party aside in the current election cycle, despite Modi's previously undisclosed wife and that little matter of the slaughter of Muslims up in Gujarat back in 2002. Will Modi govern as the consummate capitalist, the Hindu nationalist, or some combination of the two? We'll wait and see.
Speaking of Gujarat, I like to point out to people that Muslims often are victims as well as perps (and not only to each other.) In the Central African Republic, the Christians seem to be the real crazies, for example. Then there's Cambodia, where the Buddhists are the bad guys. Then again, there's Palestine. 'Nuff said.
I've read that the missing Malaysian airliner has done more for CNN's ratings than anything since Bush bombed Baghdad. I will admit I'm curious to know what actually happened (my personal crazy hypothesis involves hacking the airliner's software), but sometimes it happens that you just don't get to know what you want to know.