“Should the U.S. be continuing to pay Russian defense companies that are party to supplying Syria with arms?” CNN asks. Who the hell knows? International politics is like that 3D chess game Spock used to play—only the players are blindfolded and everyone cheats. No wonder the human rights advocate rousted for this report qualifies her response to the point of incomprehensibility. “[We shouldn’t sell arms to foreign governments] so long as long as they are being used to commit human rights violations to a large scale against unarmed civilians.” So if the Russian arms are being used to kill people without violating their human rights on a small scale against armed civilians it’s OK?” If you think politics makes strange bedfellows, war makes for an endless series of kinky websites where real people die. Or something like that.