Thursday, November 05, 2015

The Crazy-Hot Scale

... is what guys sometimes refer to when discussing a chick. The crazier she is, the hotter she's got to be in order to be worth dating.

Right now, the United States scores pretty high on both marks. We're really hot - we've got all these cool weapons and gadgets, we've got tons of money and special forces guys who can help you out. We're also completely nuts. For instance, you've got no idea at all where we stand in Syria. First we say we want to defeat Assad, then we don't, then we do, then we don't, then we supply rebels, then we dump them and now we're coming back and asking why they don't call us any more.
WASHINGTON—The U.S. and its regional allies agreed to increase shipments of weapons and other supplies to help moderate Syrian rebels hold their ground and challenge the intervention of Russia and Iran on behalf of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, U.S. officials and their counterparts in the region said.

U.S. officials said the Obama administration is pursuing what amounts to a dual-track strategy, which aims to maintain military pressure on Mr. Assad and his Russian and Iranian supporters while U.S. diplomats see if they can ease him from power through negotiations. U.S. officials said the pressure track was meant to complement the diplomatic track by giving the U.S. leverage at the negotiating table.
Oh, it's a dual-track strategy alright. The two tracks are
  1. Come here.
  2. Go away. 
The tracks alternate every month.

If you're in the Middle East, or anywhere for that matter, the United States is definitely in the Danger Zone.

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