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August 22, 2008

Women of CVN 76 USS Ronald Reagan

With a tip of the hat to the music of Shania Twain. Now is the time at the Flea when we dance.

Related: Where there is a sea there are pirates. May God help us if the United States is no longer willing or capable of upholding the law; Canadians have no clue how the global trade so many of sneer at is made possible. Closer to the problems at hand -- and to the harsher realities of life -- Indians, Koreans and Japanese do not take our current world historical situation for granted. The following suggests eastern democracies no longer feel confident in the ability of the United States Navy to patrol the high seas (and, happily, has introduced me to the useful term "monthend").

Aiming to boost India's 'Look East' policy, Navy chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta will hold talks with Japanese and South Korean Defence officials during his visit to the two countries beginning tomorrow, while Indian naval ships will engage in wargaming with Japanese ships off Mumbai coast this monthend.

The last, best hope for mankind may be India. If Starfleet turns out to be fueled by curry and Bollywood musicals I am going to call it a result.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at August 22, 2008 06:43 AM