I'd like to say that it appears the Tom Friedman has been possessed by a psychotic nutjob.
But, no, it's just Tom Friedman.
This isn't snark. This is all very sad, deeply disturbing. I actually think the country as a whole has turned back from the abyss of deep mental illness which took hold of our punditocracy and other leaders post-9/11, but their influence remains. "Hat" the troll apparently is Tom Friedman.
I'm not quite sure how to bring us all back.