This image is supposed to commemorate the horrible 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide — which means we are now at about 1/20th of the level at which green plants evolved. But to me, it has a very different connotation:

The magic number

It happens to be the number of US troops apparently sent by President Obama to support the jihadist dictatorship in Egypt.

The population — and the military — would like to see him gone. But he pointed out that he has Obama backing his rule so a military coup would be destined to fail.

“Obviously we feel this is a military coup,” a presidential aide said. “But the conviction within the presidency is that [the coup] won’t be able to move forward without American approval.”

I know the first half is correct: Obama seems willing to back any jihadist regime, anywhere. But I hope he’s wrong in suggesting that he (and the rest of the Muslim Brotherhood tyranny) cannot be removed. But if it is possible, it is only so because Morsi is yet a weak dictator, and has not yet fully consolidated his position.

===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle