Thursday, October 1, 2015

The FUBAR Moment

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani at the welcoming ceremony during a summit of Caspian Sea regional leaders in the southern city of Astrakhan, September 29, 2014.

With new conflicts emerging on the scene in just the past four years (Syria, Ukraine, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Yemen, etc.), and old one rearing their ugly heads again (Darfur), with autocrats like Putin and Rouhani showing a renewed appetite for starting wars and spreading mayhem, and with the leaders of the free world seemingly incapable of providing an effective response, the international order as we know it seems on the verge of collapse. Indeed, day by day, we seem to inch ever closer to that dreaded FUBAR Moment in regard to the Global Order. We have definitely reached it in places like Syria and Iraq.