Canals, constitutional crises, and storms, oh my
So, let’s put some different intel sources together to see what we can come up with for possible short-term threat scenarios.
- The Muslim Brotherhood, in addition to threatening war with Israel, wants to shut down the Suez Canal.
- The President is ignoring a court ruling affecting the implementation of his mass welfare dependency project, setting the stage for a Constitutional crisis.
- A monster storm is working its way across the middle of the country, freezing everything in sight, and dumping massive amounts of anthropomorphic global warming everywhere.
The way I see it, we have some few things working in favor of avoiding trouble. One, the Muslim Brotherhood would not be able to keep the Suez Canal closed even if they wanted to, as their navy is not strong enough. When faced with a US carrier group (as they certainly would be) they would fold like a cheap suit, most likely. But it could develop into a medium to long term shock to the oil market. Since I buy some food at the market, this is a problem that needs preparation.
Second, while the Republicans have demonstrated a definite lack of support between the Cervical and Lumbar portions of their anatomy, the Courts are concerned with their reputation and power, and will likely order an injunction de jure to buy time to deal with the questions raised in the various circuit rulings.
That being said, I don’t trust them even as far as I can throw them, and I’m pretty eager to see how far I can chuck Ruth Bader-Ginsburg.
Finally, the storm is the least of my concerns, as we are still a hardy people, who know how to dig ourselves out from a snowstorm. What concerns me most about the storm is the potential for the opfor to find out by trial and error just how much martial law we can take, given the right emergency in a major metropolitan area.
Here in the Old Dominion, we’re looking at lots of the wet stuff, but not much more than that. We’ll see what happens.