Sunday, April 12, 2015

The Fuckup Parade Gets Bigger

We have a policy of pivoting to Asia and the Pacific.

As the regions we pivoted away from--Europe and the Middle East--experience increased violence and instability, let us ponder our new priority theater where China is in the process of a subliminal conquest of the South China Sea:

"Where we get concerned with China is where it is not necessarily abiding by international norms and rules and is using its sheer size and muscle to force countries into subordinate positions," Obama told town-hall event in Jamaica ahead of a Caribbean summit in Panama, where he hopes to reassert U.S. leadership in Latin America.

Does pivoting to the Asia-Pacific region just mean we get to lay down meaningless red lines for our foes to cross without consequences there, too?

Given two more years, and it will be a 12-dash line down there, eh?

Or are we on the cusp of a pivot to Latin America? God help us all if our president applies what he knows about the world to this region, too.