The significance of both the ethnic and religious tensions be damned. The only logical "failure" here is in containment to the region.
Well, now: I feel there may be a few inputs that you're not evaluating clearly here. You can't merely ignore the ethnic/religious dimension. It matters to the people at large, even if, at the ruling class level, such are merely buttons to press.
And the cost of "containment" may end up being orders of magnitude higher than you realize. DoD contractors are salivating even as you speak.
You are trying to accuse me of partisanship
Dude. There is no bigger shill under the sun. You make Rachel Effing Maddow look a sane, balanced intellectual by comparison.
It's very simple. Use the heat coming off all those servers to run the turbines that power all those servers. The big advantage: the more you overclock the servers, the more heat they provide for your turbines!
I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
We remember that having a tattoo, or a piercing, or hair too long meant exclusion from "polite" society.
I've got ink.
And yet you have the gall to throw "cultural marxism" in my face as if we in the west didn't already have a culture of stifling anything that dared move in a direction the herd didn't approve of. You and your ilk bleating and moaning and complaining, confused at the world they live in, too stupid or too proud to understand this very thing you've ceaselessly complained about for years is the direct result of you wanting exactly that, just to your own specifications. I hope you choke on it.
While we're huddled under the bridge for warmth, be sure to ask me the difference between positive encouragement that grows a culture, and nihilism.
Yes, they are part of the ecosystem, they fill a need.
You're being way too gracious here. Better throw in some more abuse.
"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth. -- Alfred North Whitehead