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The American System

Aug 2021

August 19, 2021

August 20, 2021
The Blob attacks!
The Blob, the foreign policy establishment of Washington DC, is a herd of one-trick ponies devoted to foreign aggression, occupation, and endless war through think tanks, talk shows, pundits, and publishing.
Tragic Afghanistan: a pre-modern tribal society lacking a national bourgeoisie.  
Will the Taliban export their brand of revolution to the Uighurs, an oppressed Moslem ethic group in China's province of East Turkestan (Xinkiang)?; the relevance of the Battle of Talas, 750 AD. 
A trap set by one president for another: Bush 41's incursion into Somalia of November 1992, designed to hobble Clinton.
Why Afghanistan in the first place: a flurry of snap judgments by Bush officials on 9/11 that set the stage for decades of futility.