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Presidential ouroboros!

Friday, June 16th, 2017

[ by Charles Cameron — mission accomplished, I can retire now, no? ]
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This simply has to be peak ouroboros!

Anything self-defeating is an ouroboros

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

[ by Charles Cameron — Tankel’s take on Trump’s CT ]
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Mostly the self-devouring snakes I track here are a little more subtle about the circular nature of their logic — the phrasing often hides the fact that man bites self, or dog chases own tail. This example, however, is just so blatant, presented in so large and darkna font, with its accompanying image just so dazzlingly colored, that I just has to bring it here.

Self-defeating, self-eating — it’s the self- part that signals trouble. Stephen Tankel is a fine researcher — his book Storming the World Stage: The Story of Lashkar-e-Taiba is recommended readng on the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

He is not a happy chap:

The emerging Trump counterterrorism strategy appears to be a dysfunctional combination of repurposed elements of the George W. Bush and Barack Obama approaches infused with some of Trump’s worst impulses

You may wish to read him.

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Meanwhile, as an ad to accompany CNN’s Iran’s Revolutionary Guards blame Saudis for Tehran attacks, I got this:

Okay ouroboroi!

Spokesman ouroboros

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

[ by Charles Cameron — a fine example ]
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For a glimpse of the importance of self-reference, should you be unfamiliar with my interest in ouroboroi, see Wikipedia.

Ouroboros with a twist

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

[ by Charles Cameron — the FU President is back ]
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Here’s a Moebius ouroboros from the fifth season of House of Cards. Francis Underwood speaks:

I’m staggered: a brilliant combination of two classic patterns. Zing!

OODA, Ouroboros — and Trump

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

[ by Charles Cameron — first of three relatively minor posts while awaiting Trump’s Saudi speech re Islam ]
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First off, the Boyd OODA loop — shown in the lower panel below in one of Michael Wilson‘s variant versions from Graeco-Roman Egypt — is an Ouroboros, shown in the upper panel in a version from Toward an Ontology of Integrated Intelligence & Conflict.

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Then, the loop is getting so tight here, it’s almost a tautology:

“If Donald Trump gets impeached, he will have one person to blame: Donald Trump,” one of those administration officials said.

That’s from The Daily Beast, Trump Officials: ‘He Looks More and More Like a Complete Moron’

One hardy perennial ouroboric comment about President Trump is that he has shot himself in the foot [ eg: 1, 2, 3 ] — even when he thinks abpout shooting someone else on Fifth Avenue:


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