2014 June 30 Monday
Islamic Caliphate Vows To Free Palestine

Hey neoconservatives, your dedication to the overthrow of the Assad regime is unwise. The Islamic Caliphate (formerly branded as ISIS or ISIF) has been on quite the tear thru Iraq (good maps at that link). Wouldn't it be great to be able to be totally indifferent to all this?

The United States should shift its attention away from formulating more mistaken Middle Eastern foreign policy and shift toward building cushions for our economy and society against what happens in the Middle East. The cushions should include more policies to reduce our dependence on oil and also tighter immigration policy to keep out those who are relatively more likely to be unfriendly.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2014 June 30 09:46 PM 


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Jim said at July 1, 2014 9:49 AM:

The policy of the American government in the Middles East has rarely served the interests of the great majority of Americans. No reason to believe it will do so in the future.

James Bowery said at July 1, 2014 10:00 PM:

We can't serve our own interests. We are the cricket who is convinced that it is being altruistic to his vulnerable little "friend" inside.

Check it out said at July 2, 2014 5:27 PM:

"The cushions should include more policies to reduce our dependence on oil and also tighter immigration policy to keep out those who are relatively more likely to be unfriendly."

It's so very interesting trying to find out how in the world the idea of reducing dependence on oil goes together with or has anything to do with tighter immigration policy toward building cushions for our economy and society against what happens in the Middle East. It's a little like saying: "We should take our medicine and also walk barefoot and lie barechest on the snow so we can get rid of this pneumonia."

James Bowery said at July 2, 2014 5:58 PM:

"Check it out", you disagree with the CIA that the US policy in the middle east -- driven largely by oil dependence -- creates "blowback" and you agree with Obama that those coming over our borders represent a relatively pure strain of "dreamers" as opposed to blowback schemers.

It must be a very comfortable "dream" world you're living in. It wouldn't be cheaper to induce than black tar heroin by any chance? You'd make a mint given the price elasticity of demand for pain killers in Hell.

Check it out said at July 9, 2014 5:01 PM:

"It must be a very comfortable "dream" world you're living in. It wouldn't be cheaper to induce than black tar heroin by any chance? You'd make a mint given the price elasticity of demand for pain killers in Hell."

Why James? Can you explain?

Check it out said at July 14, 2014 4:24 PM:

That's what I thought.


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