Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Reasons For Concern

It really looks like the entire South Asia/Middle East/Northern Africa is about to go up in flames:
And then there's Egypt...
Look, a few of these, and I think with a little diplomacy and a lot of patience, we might see a peaceful resolution that enhances stability, in the short-term at any rate. What this kind of instability does is makes US foreign policy become a hodgepodge, because not only are these nations troublesome, but any tinpot dictator worth his salt, like Muammar Qaddafi, is going to start rattling sabres, looking to cut a deal with the US that will blow up in our faces eventually like Saddam Hussein did.
In the meantime, it only takes a spark...
This. Is. Scary.