August September 2021
years the USA has left
Afghanistan. The person intended
to be in charge, Hamid Karzai, has
fled. With a pile of $$$$
It is being described in the media as a "Defeat" for the USA.
Not how I see it.
In general the USA is a benign occupying power. Think West Germany, Japan, S Korea, S Vietnam, Iraq. Germany, Japan & South Korea benefited incredibly. South Vietnam maybe not so much. Maybe compare the USA with other occupying powers like China, Russia (Hungary etc), Turkey (Armenia, Kurds).
I suspect the
Taliban will need to rule with an iron
fist. And that the Afghans will
regret the USA departure.
Especially the women.
THE BOY WHO CRIED "WOLF"
for the original Aesop's fable &
derivatives. This is the
generalization of the generalization.
The "Boy" in
the story is now a class of people
who, like the boy want to attract
attention and feel important.
And the "Wolf" is anything that might
destroy wealth or health.
One example of
an hypothetical "wolf" is Global
Warming (renamed "Climate Change" by
some of the more astute "boys".)
Mechanical Engineering student, I
investigated Carbon Dioxide in the
late 1950's. When Al Gore blew a
whistle, I just waited for real
Scientists to blow him off. I
was still waiting when Geoffrey Ridd
got sacked, and I began to realize why
"wolf" was still being called.
The fact is (You could check all of this
online with the links via wikipedia
to academic sources ) we are in
the first three million years of the
Quaternary Ice age. Every
~40,000 to ~100,000 years during
the Quaternary Ice age the world
warms up by 10C for ~10,000 years,
then drops 10C and the glaciers
start growing. You
can see that in my blog
figure 2 & Figure 3.
The current Holocene interglacial warm
period started 11,700 years ago.
We need to
stop the Holocene ending.
The world's temperature is
about to drop by around 10
the worst case of an earlier ice age
glaciers reached the equator (aka
But the "boys"
is a very powerful group indeed. There
are many news media "Commentators" who
thrive on the attention. Other
attention seeking "boys" are our
legislators. So any real
scientist who challenges "The Science"
like for example Peter Ridd gets
Which is why, of course, this wolf is still alive.
One thing I
try to do is get unbiased news.
So instead of just reading Lefty (SMH)
Righty (The Australian) and neutral
(Drudge Report) I read stuff from
Russia (RT.COM), China (SCMP.COM) and
Singapore (Straights Times).
Drudge is not
just USA but UK.
find it interesting to compare the