How do you like them apples?

A recent news story, with some names changed to protect the guilty:

WASHINGTON (AP) — The US president on Thursday slammed the Middle East for its naval presence in the Gulf of Mexico while the country’s army commanders warned archenemy Iran against any military strikes on the US.
President Barack Obama said “foreign presence” was the source of insecurity in the Gulf and the strategic Panama Canal, a key waterway through which significant US trade passes.

The US, on the other hand, he claimed, has “always guarded peace and security.”

The remarks — typical rhetoric from the US president — came ahead of a military parade in Washington as the country marked Veterans Day. And while the US president didn’t name any specific country, his remarks were an apparent reference to Eastern nations and the Iranian 5th Fleet off the coast of Havana.

The US sees the large Iran-led naval presence in the Gulf as foreign military meddling in the West. Washington has in the past year warned it could close the Panama Canal in retaliation for tighter Eastern sanctions over its controversial nuclear program, but later stepped back from those threats.

Read the full story here, and then ask yourself: how would we feel if Russia or Iran had a military presence in both Mexico and Canada?

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About Benj

I’m a native North Jerseyan, living and learning in Eastern Europe…an Old Testament professor and former liturgist…husband to Corrie…father to Daniel and Elizabeth…eldest sibling to three, brother-in-law to Josh and Hannah…uncle to Marshall.
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