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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Hey, It's All Good, Nothing To See Here.....

 From April 2015:

When Americans look out at the world, we see a swarm of threats. China seems resurgent and ambitious. Russia is aggressive. Iran menaces our allies. Middle East nations we once relied on are collapsing in flames. Latin American leaders sound steadily more anti-Yankee. Terror groups capture territory and commit horrific atrocities. We fight Ebola with one hand while fending off Central American children with the other.
In fact, this world of threats is an illusion. The United States has no potent enemies. We are not only safe, but safer than any big power has been in all of modern history.
Geography is our greatest protector. Wide oceans separate us from potential aggressors. Our vast homeland is rich and productive. No other power on earth is blessed with this security.
Our other asset is the weakness of potential rivals. It will be generations before China is able to pose a serious challenge to the United States — and there is little evidence it wishes to do so. Russia is weak and in deep economic trouble — not always a friendly neighbor but no threat to the United States. Heart-rending violence in the Middle East has no serious implication for American security. As for domestic terrorism, the risk for Americans is modest: You have more chance of being struck by lightning on your birthday than of dying in a terror attack.


I need a pair of Mr Kinzer's glasses....



  1. think you have the wrong eyewear, blinders sound more like kinzer's optics of choice.

  2. Kinzer's "observations" assume we have a real Commander-In-Chief, which we do not....

  3. Wishful thinking. Plus he forgets that warfare is changing, with the possibility of serious damage to infrastructure through cyber-terrorism or simply cyber-attack, as it is believed China has perpetrated several times, probing our weaknesses to major hacking. Damage to the grid, rail transportation and even air traffic control could put us in a world of hurt.


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