John Kerry apparently invented a new Central Asian republic out of whole cloth:
The international community was thrown into disarray after US Secretary of State John Kerry inadvertently outed the country of Kyrzakhstan. Analysts from the Arctic to Oceania, scrambling for answers, still have not been able to pinpoint the exact geographical location of the mysterious country.
While reading the story, a thought struck me: how many Americans would even know if this was a real or invented place?
What if America declared war on Kyrzakhstan, because of WMD or some terrorist organization? Or what if Kyrzakhstan was deemed to be a most valuable ally in the next great crusade, requiring billions in aid?
I guess I have no point…other than to most Americans the Republic of Kyrzakhstan is no more real or pretend than is Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, Vietnam, or Korea.
And no more of a threat.