Thursday, October 18, 2001

China and Counterterrorism (washingtonpost.com)

As tempting as it is, we can't let our war against terrorism overrule every other foreign policy consideration. China and Russia want something in return for their support of our military action -- we need to be very careful what we give them.
In Its Own Neighborhood, China Emerges as Leader (washingtonpost.com)

China is advancing to superpower status whether we like it or not. But does that mean we have to be opposed to them? Not until they want something we have, I guess.
U.S. Arms Unmanned Aircraft (washingtonpost.com)

If the experts say it's revolutionary, I guess it is.

Wednesday, October 17, 2001

Philadelphia Online | Blackhawk Down

This famous botched special forces operation ended with American Soldiers' bodies being dragged through the streets of Mogadishu. Kind of a timely reminder of the peril that the elite troops put themselves into -- and that they're no "magic bullet" to solve our problems risk-free.

Tuesday, October 16, 2001

Feminazis

It's not in the U.S., but it's still interesting to see how inconsistent some views are. This article was of particular interest to me because my sister is currently taking a class at Middle Tennessee State that she says is basically just about how white people and men in general are bad.

Monday, October 15, 2001

Pakistan Says U.S. Should 'Take Out' Taliban Leader

If I were Pakistan's leader, I don't know if I would want to talk this way. Kind of invites reprisals, doesn't it?
Sense of invincibility brought scorn, envy of the United States, analysts say

This article kind of takes the fun out of that "Our Good Neighbors" chain e-mail, doesn't it? Seriously, we knew that Bush's stance on the world stage didn't win us any friends, but you can't blame it for the terrorist attacks.

As the "world's only superpower", it probably wouldn't help even if we were really humble and nicer to everyone -- someone would still resent us. But even so, there are some good thoughts in here about how we can increase our own security as a nation if we would tread a little more lightly on the rest of the world.