Well Professor. There's a first time for everything, and exceptionally stupid ideas can bring forth remarkable things like Bolton saying bombing Mexico would be a bad idea. My goodness what crackpots!. Could anyone have suggeted two years ago that such an idea would get serious consideration by as many as two Republican representatives? I would suggest the word 'unhinged' is more appropriate than 'immature'.

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For the last three days I’ve been looking at my PhD options and have seriously considering IR but now Im wondering if I shouldn’t just stick to history, yeesh!

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I guess the Republicans think they'll get in less trouble if they bomb Mexico than if they bombed all the democrats in the US. They just want to kill somebody......

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> The other serious problems are that any U.S. military action against Mexican drug cartels would exacerbate other serious policy problems. It would undoubtedly increase the flow of migrants and worsen ties with the Mexican government.

Also, civilians would die.

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I guess Bolton realises the US has spent a significant part of its arsenal in UA and Mexico simply cannot be kicked in the nuts sufficiently enough:

Russo-Ukrainian War: Leak Biopsy - Big Serge Thought


(Also holds some pretty interesting opinions on whether the US gov / intel services know(s) (literally) what it's doing).

As for crazy US politics, the blob etc, thank God for democrats and their sanity:

"We have heard that half a million [Iraqi] children have died. I mean, that is more children than died in Hiroshima…is the price worth it?"

"I think that is a very hard choice," (Madeleine) Albright answered, "but the price, we think, the price is worth it."


'CAP president Neera Tanden has described herself as “a loyal soldier” for Hillary Clinton and...as Glenn Greenwald has reported, argued

“that Libyans should be forced to turn over large portions of their oil revenues to repay the U.S. for the costs incurred in bombing Libya, on the grounds that Americans will support future wars only if they see that the countries attacked by the U.S. pay for the invasions.”’


You wonder how resource poor countries could ever manage to seduce the US to bring their progress-though-invasion politics to their doorsteps...

Can we take out a loan? (A junk bond obviously).

On a serious note, although unfortunately the above is not comedy but 'serious' US politics, looking in from the outside - foreigner - the US is turning mad. Part of the madness is one party thinking 'God, look at those guys at the other side saying and doing stupid s***. If only they were as reasonable as we are'.

If you're American run through the list of western democracies and ask yourself: 'which has the most virulent censorship, accorded by generic media and with the gov & academia collaborating to prevent the wrong kind of opinions?'

I guess rethoric doesn't prevent democratic nations from wanting to have a Ministry of Truth.

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There's that disturbingly misleading concept again: "GOP foreign policy thinking." And John Bolton considering a run for President? Just like a bad rash.

Thank you for this article. I shall forward to many.

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