The Vineyard of the Saker
"....Is there any good news out there?
Sure there is!
The resistance to the Empire is strengthening all around the Imperial periphery: first and foremost, Iran stared down the wannabe Texan cowboy in the White House and managed to outmaneuver all the Necon attempts to justify a war. Hezbollah as defeated Israel with less than 1000 actual combatants and is now slowly bringing the CIA sponsored 'Cedar Revolution' to its knees. The Kurdish guerrillas have shown the impotence of the Turkish military and are now openly challenging the US policies. Hugo Chavez has survived his first defeat at the ballot box and is still keeping the 'Yankees' out of power. Russia, now awash in money, is standing up to the US attempts to destabilize it and openly challenges US imperialism. Japan has quietly agreed to pay for its Iranian oil in Euros. The Somali have refused to submit to the invading Ethiopian forces. While US stooges in the Ukraine or Georgia have succeeded in remaining in power, their situation is beyond precarious and it is just a matter of time before they crash and burn. I could go on with this list, but the point is simple: the external resistance to the Empire is getting stronger and stronger. Sadly enough, the internal resistance, while real, has not, so far, been able to organize itself into a credible force."