This is an open thread for today as I see many threads go seriously off-topic.  Use as commentary for everything Saker Blog related that does not fit into currently running essays, sitreps, updates and threads.

All moderation rules are in full effect and it would be good for new commentators to please read the moderation policy.

Amarynth

The Essential Saker IV: Messianic Narcissism's Agony by a Thousand Cuts
The Essential Saker III: Chronicling The Tragedy, Farce And Collapse of the Empire in the Era of Mr MAGA