My friends over at Cabdrollery have up a piece from the LA Times on the consequences to the Middle East/West Asia in consequence of the complete fucking over of Iraq by the Busheviki.
And he and they are right: it is difficult to imagine a more disasterous history. As many as 25% of the Iraqi population is effectively displaced, either by emigration or internal displacement, and it is not going to get much better anytime soon.
But it doesn't stop there.
Because, in fact, neither the USofA nor the rest of the world will EVER undo the damages done by the Busheviks over their 8-year (so far) reign.
For all practical purposes, the USofA will NEVER be rid of the malign influences loosed upon the electorate or the consequences thereof. Young fascisti Alito and Roberts will be fucking things up from the bench of the SCROODUS for 2 or three decades, at least; the thousands of political appointees who've been surreptitiously installed in career positions will live and continue to screw things up inside govt for fucking generations. No subsequent regime will gladly relinquish the powers the Busheviki have arrogated to themselves.
It is the same in the rest of the world, in particular in the Middle East, where the West MUST remain a visible presence in order to control the exploitation of the region's resources. There's a pretty good chance that this was the Neo-Con/Zionist/PNAC plan all along. It is by no means impossible or unthinkable that the fascist Neo-Con/Zionist/PNAC cabal advocated and advanced the current, militaristic USer course in the region because they understood that USer presence and military activity would, indeed, eventually lead to mortal, regional strife, in the course of which the armed Muslim factions would reduce one another to chaotic impotence, in the aftermath of which the West could move in and recolonize the resources...
And this says nothing at all about the consequences of the Busheviki's unwillingness to take the climate crisis seriously, probably past the point of no return, I am glad 1) I never reproduced and 2) I've only gotta live another 15 or so years in the chaos and anarchy that will almost inevitably ensue.