Skip to main content

It is a sad day in this world of ours:
Passenger jet shot down in Ukraine
Israel begins ground affensive in Gaza
Cross border gunfire on the border between India and Pakistan
ISIS in running battle with Kurds in Syria

By appearances the East is on the verge of world war.  Join in the discussion Please!

The Eastern hemisphere is a set of dominoes about to be  tipped over by a stick of dynamite.

US Intelligence confirms the Malaysian jet was shot down.  By what or who is still up in the air.   Ukraine and Russia are about to go toe to toe and the civilian population will pay.

Israel continues to wage eye for stacks of bloody corpses conflict.  Four Palestinian boys killed might create a pause but not in the Israel/Palestine conflict.

ISIS is attempting to consolidate power, through military might, over all the militant groups in the region. The latest attacks on Syrian Kurds have the possibility of bringing the Peshmerga  and Turkish Kurds into the  conflict if they are not already participating.  

Pakistan and India continue with low intensity conflict, but India has a new Administration and we will have to see how they handle this latest  border skirmish.

Please excuse my over simplification of these world events.  I will save the complexities for our discussion below.

We are witnessing the destabilization of the East.  Most of the Eastern hemisphere is in a precarious situation because we cannot ignore the China/Japan arguements.  In the present climate the East is set to blow.  How does the US open the fire hose and water down this blossoming inferno?

Many on the right blame this  on Obama's "weakness" as a world leader.  Few choose to recall the destabilizing effects of fighting two wars; Iraq and Afghanistan.  Some (McCain et al) say the cure is more war for the US since those went/are going so well.  American hegemony has created or inflamed many of these regions.  More American hegemony is not the answer.  

What is the answer?

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site