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January 01, 2007

Happy New Year, New Month, New Year Thread

Ancient tradition, and a new year. The Lounsbury / Collounsbury enters 2007 with rather limited optimism for Western policy in the MENA region, but nevertheless some optimism remains.

Let this thread, then, be my welcome to 2007 and an open thread for comments, inquiries and the like.

I remain moderately optimistic about the region, there is enough capital flowing through that we might tide over this disaster that the American government has created and its continuing madness.

I also suspect that the worst that could be imagined, more military adventurism from the American government, will not come to pass. I do not believe that this American Administration, reckless, foolish and incompetent, regardless will not be quite so to dig itself that much deeper.

Sadly, we can expect Israel to be a festering sore, and Iran to stir the pot - although the nuclear program is going to continue to cause much pants wetting among the Americans who seem to love to be petrified of remote threats.

Posted by The Lounsbury at January 1, 2007 12:26 AM
Filed Under: Blog Notes - Admin , MENA Region General

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No inquiries here... just thanks for your astringent commentary and best wishes for your health in 2007.

Posted by: Swopa at January 1, 2007 01:14 AM

I was just at the ugliest club ever. Bugger 2007

Posted by: eerie [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 1, 2007 05:21 AM

eerie: in t-dot, or are you vacationing somewhere?

louns: congress and senate have to approve funds for any big venture, so 43 can't go completely crazy.

Posted by: Frandroid Atreides at January 2, 2007 06:08 AM

Tdot, but booked at the last minute and venue sucked.

Ah well, Kitten and I managed to grab a taxi without waiting (almost impossible on New Year's) and beat the traffic home. We ended up watching Rome in our pjs, half-drunk.

Posted by: eerie [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 2, 2007 06:28 PM

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