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Monday, April 10, 2017

Trump's Staff: Aggressively Ignorant About History

Trump's duty neo-nazi (allegedly) has come up with a plan that is so hare-brained that one might have supposed that it occurred to Cheetolini in the midst of a late-night snacking binge:
A senior White House foreign policy official has pushed a plan to partition Libya, and once drew a picture of how the country could be divided into three areas on a napkin in a meeting with a senior European diplomat, the Guardian has learned.
Gorka is vying for the job of presidential special envoy to Libya in a White House that has so far spent little time thinking about the country and has yet to decide whether to create such a post.
Right. Some fat-assed clueless dude in a First-Word country is doodling up a map to decide how a part of another region should be divvied up.

That was done by the British and the French a hundred years ago and it hasn't worked out very well.


Anonymous said...

Eastern Libya is part of greater Carthage. Western Libya is more properly ruled by Eqypt. I just want territories ruled.

Comrade Misfit said...

I think you need to flip that around: Egypt is to the east.

D. said...

Um, Anonymous? Vice versa (I checked the map).

CenterPuke88 said...

He's cribbing from the Ottoman playbook.

Thomas Ten Bears said...

It can be argued that all the evils of the past hundred years stem from the white dogs redrawing that map, though if the bible, koran and torah are of any value at all it is as documentation of one group of people's six perhaps ten thousand year history of refusing to get along with each other.

Lawrence said...

Considering that the other great Republican idea presented on a cocktail napkin, the Laffer curve, was such an outstanding boon to mankind, maybe we pass on this idea.

dinthebeast said...

Just curious as to what authority they believe they have to do something like that?

-Doug in Oakland

Comrade Misfit said...

what authority they believe they have to do something like that

Great Power Privilege? "The White Man's Burden"?

CenterPuke88 said...

Perhaps, "America, Fuck Yeh!"