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by SteveFoerster
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Russia
Replies: 7
Views: 74

Re: Russia

Compared with the US, Russia has only been involved in the Syria conflict and in containing Ukrainian aggressiveness in respect of Russia and ethnic Russians in the Ukraine. Is that an aggressive foreign policy? Yes, it is. Then, how would you qualify the pathological US foreign policy all over the...
by SteveFoerster
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The left is becoming even more ridiculous
Replies: 67
Views: 718

Re: The left is becoming even more ridiculous

Vassals had to supply military service to protect the interests of their lieges, so given the paltry contributions of Europeans to their own defence, if anyone is a vassal here it's the U.S. That said, even if relations soured, there's no way Russia would ever nuke Germany. For one thing, a Europe i...
by SteveFoerster
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: The Sciences
Topic: Australian prehistory older than we thought.
Replies: 7
Views: 99

Re: Australian prehistory older than we thought.

These people were everywhere - even in the Americas. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/ancient-voyage-of-discovery-1303874.html They may even represent the very first wave of fully evolved homo sapiens to leave Africa. That's a 21 year old article about a speculation-based migration theory ...
by SteveFoerster
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Russia
Replies: 7
Views: 74

Re: Russia

Many people seem to think that Russia is heading for disaster, because of demographic, economic or strategic reasons. Those feelings are often the product of wishful thinking and do not correspond to the reality. For demographic reasons, I think Russia is headed for long term malaise, not disaster....
by SteveFoerster
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The left is becoming even more ridiculous
Replies: 67
Views: 718

Re: The left is becoming even more ridiculous

Trump's policy of "energy dominance", is very bad for Putin. If Trump succeeds in this, his Presidency is worth the price of his silly tweets and political turmoil. It could change the geopolitics of the world. Low oil price may result in Putin getting thrown out. Russia becomes a democracy and joi...
by SteveFoerster
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The left is becoming even more ridiculous
Replies: 67
Views: 718

Re: The left is becoming even more ridiculous

1. Russia joining the western alliance... :lol: :lol: :lol: ... 2. China attacking Russia because of Siberian territory formerly controlled by China... :lol: :lol: :lol: ... Better find a very comfortable chair while you wait for that to happen... I actually agree these won't happen. (1) The West (...
by SteveFoerster
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: North Korea
Replies: 3
Views: 43

Re: North Korea

Of course, the only lesson here is the importance of the distinction between absolute and relative terms.
by SteveFoerster
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Sukhoi T50 - The Greatest Plane in the World
Replies: 13
Views: 121

Re: Sukhoi T50 - The Greatest Plane in the World

Right, because posting a random video of a Russian fighter plane flying around... no, that doesn't seem like Web Brigade propaganda at all . :lol: Many Americans think that their weapons are the best in the world, even when the competition seems to get better operational results. The SU 50 is makin...
by SteveFoerster
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trump is ushering in a dark new conservatism
Replies: 36
Views: 283

Re: Trump is ushering in a dark new conservatism

In Crimea Russia didn't need to invade, as its local bases had more than enough military. The idea was to prevent the Ukrainian military stopping the local government organizing a referendum. The Russian military weren't there to force tho local ethnic Russians to vote for secession, but to guarant...
by SteveFoerster
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US Foreign Policy
Replies: 204
Views: 5198

Re: US Foreign Policy

"Trump ends CIA arms support for anti-Assad Syria rebels" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-usa-syria-idUSKBN1A42KC Might as well. As the article points out, "rebels" there have a tendency to shift alliances, anyway. Ultimately, Assad is no better or worse than any other Muslim Arab...