||"dawnbreak in the west"|
Saturday, September 24, 2016
I learnt a new word today! Unfortunately it's Russian and I cannot pronounce it. I can barely transliterate it based on my Byzantine Greek background: ne-dogovoros-posobnye? I'll have to look that up later. I don't have to look up the definition, though, because the Saker is on it (h/t Beale):
What that word means is literally “not-agreement-capable” or unable to make and then abide by an agreement. While polite, this expression is also extremely strong as it implies not so much a deliberate deception as the lack of the very ability to make a deal and abide by it. For example, the Russians have often said that the Kiev regime is “not-agreement-capable”, and that makes sense considering that the Nazi occupied Ukraine is essentially a failed state.
The Saker goes on to apply this to the United States under its system where we elect a Field Marshal every eight years and a usually-oppositional Congress every two. Goooood bye Vietnaaaam!
What I'm also reminded of, is the Umayyad caliphate - Khalid Yahya Blankinship's "jihad state" - as defined and defended (after its death) by Awzai. Awzai claimed no or little responsibility for whatever Muslims might do to infidels. Every treaty signed with such a state is, therefore, worthless and deliver to its enemies a ready-made excuse any time they choose to sucker-punch the caliphate. Which, indeed, Constantine V did. (One of the 'Abbasid regime's early reforms was to assert its sovereignty over Syrian Muslims, which entailed wiping out Awzaism.)
As long as the US remains недоговороспособны, other nations have little choice but to treat it as a rogue state or even, as Vox Day puts it, as an oversized Libya.
On this site
Property of author; All Rights Reserved