03 January 2016

2015: The Year of the Power Vacuum

To summarize the crazy year of 2015, it was the year of the power vacuum.

* The United States stepped back on the world stage - Russia and China stepped forward.
* Iraq, Libya and Syria are becoming increasingly lawless - ISIS has established a caliphate, Sharia laws included.
* Establishment Republicans have lost the trust of the mainstream, everyday Republican - Donald Trump is the response.

Most importantly to note, the "war on terror" has been put to rest by the Obama Administration. While this happened already more than a few years ago, as some might say the chickens have finally come home to roost. This lack of proactive anti-terror action has led to a vacuum which Islamic terrorists are comfortable to make their moves against the West. Obviously, any attacks on Jews in Israel doesn't count as "real" terrorism, so we won't discuss those (since nobody seems to notice or care, aggravatingly enough). But the two attacks in Paris, along with the attack in San Bernadino, California are unfortunately just the beginning. Terrorists are stepping into the vacuum of the lack of proactive anti-terrorism action. We will see where this leads us.

2016 awaits with all its promise... I wish all of us a Happy and Healthy New Year ahead.

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