US Foreign Policy in a NUTshell

This partial screen capture from the “World” section of today’s New York Times really needs no further explanation of the incompetence of US diplomats and military strategists:

What could go wrong.

There simply are no words to adequately describe the insanity at work here. Even as each misadventure winds down in disastrous fashion, the new ones follow the same perverted script.

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emptywheel RT @ionacraig: With 12 @USNavy warships in Yemen's waters time for America to prove it's not a Saudi lackey and to check & allow food shipm…
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emptywheel RT @froomkin: Excellent analysis of latest cyber & surveillance moves in Congress by @emptywheel http://t.co/8opr4efw4w via @Salon
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emptywheel @robertcaruso Fair enough. And I guess your average Congressman MIGHT argue that bc Snowden leaked they have to hide companies under FOIA.
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emptywheel RT @AllThingsHLS: Perhaps it's time to stop thinking of ISIS as a religiously motivated terror group?
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emptywheel @robertcaruso Bollocks. It has little to do w/Snowden & everything to do w/broad usage requirements under bill.
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emptywheel RT @NSArchive: Title page of 10 oldest classified docs maintained at the US Army Chemical Materials Activity (CMA), 1947-1987 #FOIA http://…
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emptywheel Congress ABSOLUTELY negligent in approving intelligence sharing w/o asking for proof it would work/is necessary. But why are journos, too?
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emptywheel Yet another "news" report that claims CISA would "combat cyberattacks." http://t.co/c6gSGZfWN5 Prove it, journalist!
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bmaz @dcbigjohn Awesome pics. Looks like a good time.
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bmaz @xbradtc Under Wardlow, a minimal Terry stop probably. The type of conduct that obviously occurred here, not even close.
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