Sheer Folly



Murali did his undergraduate degree in molecular biology with a minor in biophysics from the National University of Singapore (NUS). He then changed direction and did his Masters in Philosophy also at NUS. Now, he is currently pursuing a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Warwick.

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  1. Avatar Plinko says:

    And we want these people to win? Did the US learn nothing from arming the mujaheddin in Afghanistan?

    I want to see someone make a viable case that we learned anything.

    It seems to me we still haven’t gotten anywhere from the Cold War checkers match mentality. Anything that might harm the allies of our enemies is good.Report

  2. Avatar BlaiseP says:

    Can’t say I agree with any of this.   Assad and his Alawi clans have lorded it over Syria and Lebanon for long enough.   They’ve backed some sinister ministers and must now pay the price.   There will be a sorting-out in Syria and it won’t be pretty but it will be entirely necessary.

    Syria is already just such a puppet regime.   Iran has its fist so far up Assad’s ass they move his mandible.

    Syria has made a dog’s dinner of Lebanon, a country I know rather better.   They’ve backed Hizb’allah and Hamas and Islamic Jihad in many corners of the world.   Terrorists’ Row in Damascus has been in business since the days of the airline hijackers and still is.  Those who do business with theocracies, especially ones on hard times financially, should not attempt to be their military proxies for wars are awfully expensive and require stronger backers than a bunch of Bearded Wonders in Qom, Iran.

    America’s response is just about right.   Relax, Murali, the grown ups are in charge in Washington.   Between Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Obama, we’ll manage just fine.   We’re not in charge of that situation, as we weren’t in Libya and Egypt and all the rest of these revolutions.   These countries are in a molting phase, like so many crustaceans, getting rid of the Strong Men who wore their gaudy uniforms and brave state out of memory. The conceit of their inconstant stay was to believe it could last forever.Report