Sunday, April 9, 2017

The Political Page, JFK+86 Anniversary In Less Than Two Weeks -- April 9, 2017

The lead story in The Los Angeles Times is actually quite interesting to read, understanding that of the three (The LA Times, The Washington Post, The New York Times), The LA Times is clearly the most liberal and clearly the most interested in bashing President Trump. The story was linked at the Drudge Report, the website accused of being so conservative. Matt obviously saw the same things I did.

This, for example, jumped out at me:
  • at JFK+86, the incredibly spectacular Bay of Pigs fiasco;
  • at T+75, the incredibly spectacular successful destruction of a Syrian airfield and chemical weapons depot
Mainstream media is accusing "the young presidency" of being rash. I guess the mainstream media was thinking about the Bay of Pigs. Or maybe the Gulf of Tonkin (LBJ + 253).

Elsewhere, this was sent to me by another reader who noted this, in The Washington Post: just as the Russians were building up Central America back in the 60's, we now have the Russians again building up in the region. The headline:
The Soviet Union fought the Cold War in Nicaragua. Now Putin's Russia back.
The Russian embassy has been under construction for at least the past two years and to the best of my knowledge I don't remember seeing one word written about it and certainly not one word from President Obama. But on T+78, The Washington Post finally gets to writing about.

By the way, we have another nominee for the 2017 Geico Rock Award:
Juan Gonzalez, who was deputy assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs during the Obama administration, said he had generally been skeptical about theories that Iran, China and Russia were posing a security threat with their increased activities in Latin America. But he has changed his mind over the past couple of years because of Russia’s activities in Nicaragua and neighboring El Salvador. (The Salvadoran foreign minister visited Moscow last month to discuss trade and investment deals.)
By the way, it's only a few months until October 16 - 28.

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