bloggie

monday, march 30, 2015 1:23 am zst

I am Greek and I cannot keep calm

hyperlinkopotamus

packen left a comment at 3:18 pm 03/28
evariste @ large is also here
evariste @ large left a comment at 6:21 am 03/25
packen left a comment at 2:19 pm 03/24
zorkmidden and franco cbi have also commented
kianb left a comment at 6:25 pm 03/19
zorkmidden is also here
kianb left a comment at 9:25 pm 03/24
evariste @ large is also here
evariste @ large left a comment at 9:52 am 02/18
franco cbi left a comment at 8:46 pm 02/18
evariste @ large is also here
evariste @ large left a comment at 9:10 am 02/18

He dreamed big and tried a lot

Interesting interview with David "Axis of Evil" Frum, who now admits it was a "critical failure" to not include Saudi Arabia and Pakistan in that infamous axis: The Bush Administration is Caught Half-Way Across a Bridge.

Frum: With the concerns clearly defined, it was very difficult not to mention North Korea since they are such a blatant case. But I think there was one critical failure: Not to consider at all Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

SPIEGEL ONLINE: That sounds like a really late excuse.

Frum: If you are looking for states that sponsor terrorism, I think there is no state in the world that has a worse record than Pakistan. And if you are concerned about the spread of extremist ideology, there is no state in the world that has a worse record than Saudi Arabia. So, if you are going to criticize what we did and said five years ago, the question should be how can you omit Pakistan and Saudi Arabia?

SPIEGEL ONLINE: The simple answer is probably: Because they were and they are close American allies.

Frum: There was too much readiness to believe that Pakistan wanted to completely cooperate with the West, and that is a big part of the problem in Afghanistan. And if terrorists ever get their hands on a really terrible weapon, the history of that weapon will ultimately be traced back to Pakistan. Saudi Arabia has been very helpful in many ways, but if you are thinking about the people who put gas bombs on German trains, they get their ideas from teachers paid by the Saudi government.

Posted by zorkmidden on Jan 23, 2007 10:30 pm

no comments yet

recent comments

Just finished watching a great documentary about Voronya Cave. It's 50 mins long and, unfortunately, all in Russian.
[ Cuban Atlantis ]/ . Haven't heard of this one before.
Totally fascinating! Quite a few surprising facts which require further investigation.
[ Abyssal plains: ]/ deep Kansas.
Fascinating! I got all the way to the bottom. Center.
how to remove 12-13 weeks pregnancy at home?
Hi, I missed my periods this time by 8 days and the symptoms were of pregnancy but I'm not sure
Turns out the ghost cities were exaggerated.
You are most humbly welcome [img]
Masses are a dangerous thing, I usually try to stay away from them.
' Israeli liberals woke up after national elections with a demoralizing feeling: Most of the country, in a deep
' Netanyahu, of course, does not view himself as Richard Nixon. In his imagination, he is Winston Churchill, the
[ Base Appeals ]/ ' In last week’s Israeli elections, Netanyahu did play the role of
' Ironically, the term “anti-Semitism” has been frequently used to describe those who object to Israeli politics, while Christian
' And yet, the NAR is not on the fringe, but at the center of today’s Republican Party. The
[ Meet Bibi’s New Tribulation-Courting, Jew-Converting, Demon-Exorcising American Allies ]/ ' Get to know the NAR:
[ Steve King (Tea Party - IA) ask why American Jews are such raving anti-Semites. ]/
[ #1 ]/ zorkmidden: 23% voted for Likud. A center-left coalition is still a numerical possibility: Zionist Camp +
[ #4 ]/ zorkmidden Current Greek joke about tourists doubling up as tax inspectors:
Praise God for Sarah's family!! I'll always believe that Terri's husband should be prosecuted for murder!! God Bless
' Tsipras moved from student politics to working for far-left political groups. He has never had a real job,
Current Greek joke about tourists doubling up as tax inspectors: "How much is the souvlaki?" "With camera or
[ Biggest threat to the euro? The clowns who run Greece ]/ ' No one can
The SYRIZA government led by Tsipras has been nothing but a disappointment so far. Tsipras, the PM, is an inexperienced
' Netanyahu's move to the right, playing up fears of the spread of Islamist groups, promising no concessions to

home

this & that

bloggie pulse: circulation
last 15 minutes:
21
last hour:
60
last 24 hours:
951
bloggie pulse: comments
since midnite:
0
last 24 hours:
0
in our lifetime:
6459