September 14th, 2013

Some connectivity problems [UPDATE: solved?]

Today I’m visiting a relative and, wouldn’t you know it, there are major connectivity problems. So I’ll be uncharacteristically–and perhaps blessedly–brief (and please forgive any grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors; I’m not on a regular computer and can barely read what I’m writing).

Also, I’m omitting links.

So, there seems to be an agreement with Russia to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons by mid-2014. No threat of force to give it teeth. Syria must list its arsenal in detail and cooperate. Assad remains in power. All of this will be accomplished in record time in the midst of a hot civil war.

And they’ll throw in a bridge in Brooklyn, just to sweeten the deal. Works for me.

[UPDATE: Almost as soon as I posted this piece, my computer suddenly decided to have mercy on me and connect. Don’t know how long it will last, but at the moment everything’s working fine. So here’s a link to memeorandum’s articles on the pact I described above.]

6 Responses to “Some connectivity problems [UPDATE: solved?]”

  1. Ed Bonderenka Says:

    Assad wins. What a masterful stroke.

  2. Ed Bonderenka Says:

    of luck.

  3. blert Says:

    “… Obama doesn’t interact enough with the press for it to become normal or real. So at this rare press conference he was, as usual, playing a leader who’s giving a press conference.”” [Steyn]

    Such is a perfect description of a Gonnabee in inaction.

    The flash not the cash… form over function… image over reality.


    The Pink House is so bereft of talent that there’s no-one to stop the leakage of idiocy.

    The parents have left the building.

    … And we know how Barry feels about his tutu.


    This, folks, is reactive-dependence on the international stage.

    Barry HAS to react against (sane) policy advice by going against it and winning … in a Charlie Sheen sort of way.

    Like Adolf, Barry can’t stand to be EVER wrong.

    This is why he’s able to rationalize his own words with that of the mythic “World” — the ultimate fuzzy authority.

    Putin must have staffed up, with every Russian pop psychologist on retainer.

    The only thing restraining him is his justified fear of Beijing. Mixing it up with America would have this ‘third tiger fish’ swimming free and easy. [ channeling SPECTRE ]

  4. Ymarsakar Says:

    I estimate that Putin’s primary goal is to maintain Syria’s status quo regime, because he doesn’t like the terrorists taking power in a vacuum.

    Whereas Obama wants the opposite, just as he toppled the Libyan leadership and nodded his agreement with the Egyptian regime change.

    But Iran, Iran Obama wanted to stay the same, because the terrorists were already in power.

  5. John Dough Says:

    So you’re not using a Mac huh?

  6. neo-neocon Says:

    John Dough:

    It’s not a Mac/non-Mac issue. I’m staying with a relative who’s got a houseful of guests and a houseful of guest computers. We are all having connectivity problems, and half of us have Macs.

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