There are times when diplomacy makes all the difference between uneasy neighbors. It’s apparent that Iraq’s neighbors want to take part in helping the country reach some sort of stability, although their motives are often questionable.
So what to do about Iran? Undoubtly, it is the largest and most powerful Islamic state on the Gulf – it even tops Saudi Arabia’s large mobile military. The US has a hard time with Iran, because we’re not neighbors or friendly with them. So it’s no surprise that we sit here and plot the destruction of any progress in Iran while basically arresting every Iranian in Iraq under shaky pretenses. The reason the Middle East is so turbulent is because the West has no freaking clue what the Hell they’re doing there. Yet we keep getting involved.
Meanwhile, despite the surge, violence ramps up in Iraq. It doesn’t help that US contractors and military leaders are getting caught in corrupt schemes during the most critical part of the year. The UK pulled out of Basra, and the Iraqi forces are very ill-prepared to take over. Yet, despite all the evidence, Patreaus gave into the political pressure. I am so disappointed in our Administration. And it doesn’t look like I’m the only one.
In regular news, for every 100 US citizens, there are 90 guns, making the US the most heavily armed civilian population in the world. China would be, if they let their citizens keep their guns.
More horrific weather in Nebraska/Omaha. And apparently, the illegal aliens from Latin America have a nice little fake ID ring going on in South Omaha.
Played Warcraft 3 with my SOSDan clan last night. It wasn’t too bad, but I’m learning that I’m incredibly slow with the production. I kick out units pretty damn fast, but when it comes to gathering resources, I’m at least a thousand points behind my teammates. Played two 3v3 games with clanmates and both times had a really hard time controlling my groups in mass combat. My orcs were basically slaughtering, but the enemy was healing/ressurecting units as fast as I was killing them. In FFA, I seem to always be the last one alive to be crushed by LordOmlette.
(Although, in the first FFA, I probably should have not attacked LO so many times in a row. I think I assaulted him a total of four times, and lost each assault. Then EK showed up and nearly crushed me – I was down to two buildings when Rigs crushed EK’s home base, leaving me alone to wait for LO to show up and wipe out EK’s lingering forces and mine)
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