“To the great people of Egypt, your armed forces, acknowledging the legitimate rights of the people… have not and will not use force against the Egyptian people.”
Gorilla says: “And it’s goodbye from him!”
Nearly a billion dollars on the line, relatively peanuts money in comparison to the hundreds of billions we’ve wasted their already, but not exactly a shining example of nation building in a country that still isn’t really a nation.
Gorilla says: “Next up: a hedge fund for opium!”
Changing the payback period for Greece and Ireland from 3 to 30 years: the newest gambit on offer from the Germans!
It’s all about bailing out German banks, and avoiding the far larger nightmare of contagion spreading to Spain…
And it won’t work, because the price Club Med will pay for all this crippling debt is years of grinding deflation and high unemployment. Ultimately, it would be far better for Greece and the others who are in trouble to default, leave the eurozone, and devalue. But that won’t save the Germans, French, and Dutch, or their bankers, so extend and pretend goes on.
Gorilla says: “It’s not a Hail Mary, but it is a pass!!!”
So Gorilla doesn’t have to!
At current GDP growth rate: full employment returns in 7 more years!!!
Gorilla says: “The new normal is the old unacceptable!”
And who’s backing this latest unconstitutional foray? As usual, the local racist Know Nothing Party!
Gorilla says: “Which brave legislator will introduce a bill to give Arizona back to the Indians and get these white immigrant racists the hell out of Tombstone?”
Not altogether surprising, given the country’s historical embrace of Catholicism, but just as backward and discriminatory as the murder of a gay activist in Kenya.
Gorilla says: “Egalite under the law appears to be a joke in gay Paree!”
A world wherein losing 2 wars and pretending to be strategically reflective is called out…
Gorilla says: “When our country’s divisions are expressed in a pentagonal middle class jobs program, nobody cares to do their business!”
Very important, we’ve moved on from ’78, let the Mubaraks fall where they may…
What would be significant are demos in Saudi Arabia and Iran, and blown up oil fields, these might make us think things have really changed!
Gorilla says: “Through the looking glass, once again, without oil, the Middle East is more or less Africa!”