Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Robert Kaplan in FoPo: what the mideast needs now is imperialism, sweet imperialism, it's the only thing that there's just too little of (with apologies to Bachrach)

I recommend you read this in full. I think "imperialism" is needed but a very different kind than that practiced by Bush (interventionist) or Obama (appeasement). We need to pursue the Raj's successful policies of balancing power while promoting trade. Stay out of an interior that must sort itself (the ISIS rump, the Houthis of Yemen) but crush anything that destabilizes regional hegemony (iran). In a nutshell, stop what the Obami are doing and do purt' near the opposite.

BHO'S decades of neo Marxist catechism really are failing him here.

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