I think we all knew that CNN would come to regret reinstating Jeffrey Toobin, but who would have imagined he’d return to form so quickly!
Man busted for masturbating in broad daylight in Times Square
Oh, wait. On further review, apparently Toobin hasn’t actually been caught exposing himself again. Yet.
Kurt Eichenwald could not be reached for comment, as he was occupied with eagerly awaiting the mailman’s imminent deliver of the much-anticipated June issue of Naughty Squid Girls.
Even worse is the idea of expanding NATO’s charter to define China as an enemy.
NATO’s new narrative
Meanwhile, the Brussels communique for the first time in the alliance’s history also brings in China’s rise as posing a potential challenge. The US has been pressing for this in the recent years and has succeeded in including some references to China in the communique. (Paras 56-57.) The communique makes the following points with regard to China:
- “China’s stated ambitions and assertive behaviour present systemic challenges to the rules-based international order and to areas relevant to Alliance security”;
- NATO is concerned over China’s “coercive policies”;
- China is “rapidly expanding” its nuclear capabilities and is developing “a larger number of sophisticated delivery systems to establish a nuclear triad”;
- China is “opaque in implementing its military modernisation and its publicly declared military-civil fusion strategy”;
- China has military cooperation with Russia and has participated in in Russian exercises in the Euro-Atlantic area; and,
- NATO is concerned with China’s “frequent lack of transparency and use of disinformation”; and, China is not upholding its international commitments and acting “responsibly in the international system, including in the space, cyber, and maritime domains, in keeping with its role as a major power.”
Turning NATO into the primary vehicle for opposing the de facto Sino-Russian alliance may actually exceed the proverbial “invade Russia in winter” level of stupid.