Tag Archives: Mohammed bin Salman (MBS)

This Map Is Not This Territory

The map is not the territory. “A map is not the territory it represents, but, if correct, it has a similar structure to the territory, which accounts for its usefulness.” ~ Alfred Korzybski, Science and Sanity Look up Korzybski – “Human knowledge of the world … Continue reading

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Acknowledged Reality

The guy might not be dead. He might be running a bicycle repair shop in Oslo or something, with Elvis. Who knows? No one knows. Don’t jump to conclusions. But don’t be stupid. President Trump had to give up and … Continue reading

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Mutually Agreeable Explanations

There was Henry Kissinger’s involvement in the 1973 overthrow of Salvador Allende in Chile, and his role in the Greek junta’s attempt in 1974 to assassinate Archbishop Makarios, the president of Cyprus, and his support of the Indonesian invasion of … Continue reading

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Preemptive Explanations

Something was happening. Someone was worried. The press may be the enemy of the people, but the press can be useful. It was Tuesday. It was time for preemptive explanations, so the president actually used the press: Facing the prospect … Continue reading

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The Bluff

Everyone remembers the 1923 Conference of Lausanne, the international conference called to update European defense treaties to account for the rise of the new post-Ottoman Turkey. No? That’s okay. Everyone remembers Ernest Hemingway’s dispatch from Lausanne from January 27, 1923, … Continue reading

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Things Do Happen

Al Gore was a prissy scold. George W. Bush was a good ol’ boy – and Bill Clinton was one lucky guy. There was no catastrophic crisis during Clinton’s eight years in office and the economy was booming the whole … Continue reading

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