Garry Kasparov and the Obama Doctrine

Garry Kasparov is a former world chess champion, now a full-time pro-democracy activist, who is one of the chief thorns in the side of Vladimir Putin. Kasparov is appalled at the West’s lack of resolve to defend its interests and values. He is active on Twitter, where he identified the Obama Doctrine:

That sums it up very well, and certainly applies to the current fake “war” against ISIS.

This one is worth repeating, too. There is an old saying that just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you. Then we have the dictum (generally but probably wrongly attributed to Trotsky) that you may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you. Kasparov works a variation on the theme: just because you don’t think you have enemies doesn’t mean your enemies agree:

If Kasparov moved to the US and became a citizen, we could run him for the Senate.

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