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by cassowary
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Milo Doctrine is working
Replies: 12
Views: 162

Re: The Milo Doctrine is working

On the state of Syria and (more broadly) of the Muddle East: Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall; all the king's horses and all the king's men couldn't put Humpty together again. You forgot the part where we spent $2 trillion trying! You are right there Milo. (Yet come to ...
by cassowary
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: "You can never be China's friend" : D. Goldman
Replies: 22
Views: 230

Re: "You can never be China's friend" : D. Goldman

Chinese people have no friends? What nonsense. I thought that particular observation by Spengler might be a little suspect too. Yet despite that possible omission; is he wrong in identifying Chinese society as one of dog-eat-dog competitiveness within: to the point where it is a society of ever amb...
by cassowary
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: "You can never be China's friend" : D. Goldman
Replies: 22
Views: 230

Re: "You can never be China's friend" : D. Goldman

Chinese people have no friends? What nonsense.
by cassowary
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: "You can never be China's friend" : D. Goldman
Replies: 22
Views: 230

Re: "You can never be China's friend" : D. Goldman

https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/10/article/you-can-never-be-chinas-friend-spengler/ What, in your view, is the biggest misconception about China in the West? The single biggest misconception is that you have a wicked government and a good people. The Chinese have had 3,000 years for the government a...
by cassowary
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Milo Doctrine is working
Replies: 12
Views: 162

The Milo Doctrine is working

As America leaves Syria, Iran is not happy as you think It is the conceit of the commentariat that Iran is a winner of the latest mayhem in the Middle East—the departure of U.S. troops from Syria and the subsequent Turkish incursion. Yet the clerical oligarchs seem anxious about all that is happeni...
by cassowary
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trump snookered the Democrats and made a profit
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: Trump snookered the Democrats and made a profit

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/19/trump-doral-will-no-longer-host-g-7-summit/ Trump announced that his property, the Doral, will host the G7 meeting next year at cost. This raised the usual howling and wailing from the Democrats. Now Trump has withdrawn the offer. Do you think that Trum...
by cassowary
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trump snookered the Democrats and made a profit
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Trump snookered the Democrats and made a profit

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/19/trump-doral-will-no-longer-host-g-7-summit/ Trump announced that his property, the Doral, will host the G7 meeting next year at cost. This raised the usual howling and wailing from the Democrats. Now Trump has withdrawn the offer. Do you think that Trump...
by cassowary
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Impeachment!
Replies: 210
Views: 15059

Re: defending the indefensible?

Doc, I cannot understand why you are so adamant about defending the tainted reputation of what is arguably America's most disgraceful president since Andrew Johnson. Trump in office has pulled stunts such as even 'crooked' Richard Nixon would have abhorred doing) . I don’t agree with everything Tru...
by cassowary
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Turkey hankers after restored Ottoman glory.
Replies: 26
Views: 346

Re: Turkey hankers after restored Ottoman glory.

The rulers of China understand that the US is an example and sometimes champion of a system of government opposed to theirs. Now even you do not believe that tosh Cass, I seem to recall in past posts you have posted to other discussions on this website alluding to how the contrast between the US pl...
by cassowary
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Turkey hankers after restored Ottoman glory.
Replies: 26
Views: 346

Re: Turkey hankers after restored Ottoman glory.

We can’t read Trump’s mind, Neverfail. But I am hoping that he sees the world as I do. China is the main threat to the US. So the US should reduce its military commitments in the ME and Europe so as to concentrate its military resources in Asia. In China they obviously see the US as the main threat...