Sounds like a plan …

If Putin was facing down Fernandez he’d have something to worry about.

ADDED: (In a spirit of scrupulous nihilistic detachment.)

ADDED: “Whether the administration was, as The Washington Post reported, “blindsided” by Russian military operations, or whether it quietly welcomed the bombing as some kind of macabre burden-sharing, Moscow’s Syrian initiative makes matters worse. As Nancy Youssef of the Daily Beast recently tweeted that she ‘overheard’ at the Pentagon, ‘Right now, we are Putin’s prison bitch.'”

October 6, 2015admin 16 Comments »


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  • Ryan Says:

    You have to wonder why Fernandez sees a problem with Russia entering the war in Syria. The worst case scenario is that the Baathist government is able to restore peace and stability. The best case is that Russia gets drawn directly into conflict with proxy armies armed and supplied by the United States. Was the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan a good or bad thing?


    Alrenous Reply:

    Fernandez is American. He therefore wants American tribes to succeed and less-local tribes to fail, even if the further tribes’ actions support his goals and the American ones don’t.


    Mike Reply:

    Fernandez is a Filipino national who lives in Sydney (last I checked). He studied at MIT though.


    Posted on October 6th, 2015 at 7:39 pm Reply | Quote
  • Sounds like a plan … | Reaction Times Says:

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    Posted on October 6th, 2015 at 7:40 pm Reply | Quote
  • Jochem Frank Says:

    Not sure what current US requirements in-country are, but didn’t much of the supplies needed by the coalition enter Afghanistan via the “Northern Route” (i.e., transited Russia) and wasn’t much of the coalition-required AvGas purchased from Russian sources…?


    Posted on October 6th, 2015 at 8:23 pm Reply | Quote
  • Mark Citadel Says:

    Putin and the motivators that are pushing his regime in various directions are really fascinating. I have an upcoming ROK article on the subject. It is like Russia somehow pulled an Engelbert Dolfuss from the wreckage of the Yeltsin era.


    Posted on October 6th, 2015 at 9:42 pm Reply | Quote
  • Scott Alexander Says:

    First of all, is there some way to remove sea mines once you’ve lain them? Otherwise this becomes a big semi-permanent disaster, cf. Laos.

    Second, what’s to stop Putin from saying “Oh, so mining random waters is okay? All right, just mined Odessa / Tel Aviv / Hormuz, have fun.” He doesn’t seem like the sort to give in easily.


    Hattori Reply:

    I thought about that too. Wiki describes a bunch of countermeasure methods but they all seem like a major pain in the a**.


    Lucian of Samosata Reply:

    “First of all, is there some way to remove sea mines once you’ve lain them? Otherwise this becomes”


    Ryan Reply:

    To defeat the mines they can potentially use the combat dolphins they took from Ukraine when they annexed Crimea:

    Dolphins are so awesome.


    michael Reply:

    youre calling rapists awesome?!


    Posted on October 7th, 2015 at 12:08 am Reply | Quote
  • SVErshov Says:

    Chinies ships on the way to join Russian.


    admin Reply:

    The general WWI-ishness of the situation is getting ridiculous.


    Posted on October 7th, 2015 at 3:19 pm Reply | Quote
  • ryan Says:


    Teach dolphins not to rape.


    Posted on October 8th, 2015 at 3:52 am Reply | Quote
  • Lucian of Samosata Says:

    “Russia has created a Frankenstein in the region which it will not be able to control,” warned a senior Qatari source.

    Qatar confirmed for master trolls.


    Posted on October 9th, 2015 at 12:52 am Reply | Quote
  • SVErshov Says:

    when no good choices are left look for the bad ones, ‘nothing counters cunning but more cunning’ conversion of constraints into new opportunities for action. some sequence of acceleration.


    Posted on October 9th, 2015 at 11:43 am Reply | Quote

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