Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/29/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/29/2011Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain failed to contain the “bimbo eruptions” in his campaign as effectively as Bill Clinton did twenty years ago. The latest allegations — concerning an Atlanta woman who says she had a 13-year affair with Mr. Cain — have made the candidate reconsider his bid for the Republican nomination.

In other news, Russia has sent a warship to Syria to support the regime of Bashar al-Assad, whose government is attempting to crush an uprising amidst UN sanctions and international criticism.

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Anonymous said...

Thus far, no credible evidence has been put forth to suggest that Herman Cain's accusers have anything other than baseless slanders. Nor can it be realistically asserted that the difference in dealing with the Clinton scandals and the accusations against Cain had anything whatsoever to do with the respective campaigns themselves. The entire difference has been the eagerness of the media to cover the one and to cover-up the other.

bewick said...

Re Finns asked to cost Euro exit.

Maybe I've misremembered, or was misinformed by the MSM, but believe that joining the Euro involved/involves joining countries transferring their gold and other liquid assets to the EU or the ECB. Leaving the Euro means that such are forfeited and not returned. The cost will be enormous.
Gordon Brown infamously sold a goodly proportion of Britain's Gold at fire sale prices but at least we have some left.
I also read that Iran, when their financial transactions were frozen, bought and sold gold and have made billions as a result.

Anonymous said...

I'm having more trouble thinking Russia's out to defend its interests and sovereignty, and I'm more tempted to think they're deliberately antagonizing the West these days.

mace said...

A Nicot,

Yes, those 'experts' who thought(in the 1990s) that a post-communist, capitalist, Russia would be friendly to the West were rather naive.
The Russians will probably still try to play the 'Great Game' to some extent.