The audacity of taupe

by Fausta Rodriguez Wertz

NYT: Obama Urges Calm in Face of Crises in Ukraine and Syria, while admitting that

“We don’t have a strategy yet,” he said. “I think what I’ve seen in some of the news reports suggests that folks are getting a little further ahead of where we’re at than we currently are.”

Well, some folks indeed “are getting a little further ahead of where we’re at than we currently are.” As Richard Fernandez so aptly puts it, Predators have always gone for the weak and defenseless prey from the beginning of time.

Putin:
Ukrainian PM: ‘Russian Military Boots Are on Ukrainian Ground’

ISIL:
ISIL has claimed responsibility for bombing attacks in Iraq going back to 2010.

ISIS:
WARNING: GRUESOME PHOTO

Marched to their deaths: Sickening ISIS slaughter continues as 250 soldiers captured at Syrian airbase are stripped then led to the desert for mass execution

At the U.S.-Mexico border:
Rick Perry’s Islamic State remark joins a list of Mexican-border terror threat claims

And more on terrorism:
The Global Terrorist Arms Race
Terrorist and non-state groups are acquiring sophisticated weaponry at an unprecedented rate.

Yes. When you lead from behind, “folks” will get “a little further ahead of where we’re at than we currently are,” time and time again.

But don’t fret; Democrats have a plan . . . on immigration.

Fausta Rodriguez Wertz writes on U.S. and Latin American politics and culture at Fausta’s Blog.