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by cassowary
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Malta car bomb kills Panama Papers journalist
Replies: 3
Views: 22

Re: Malta car bomb kills Panama Papers journalist

Once a peaceful corner in the Mediterranean Sea with mostly enlightend Muslim culture is now dragged into Euro-Arabia. Sad... and a nice diving destination too. Malta is staunchly Christian, Catholic variety. I love Malta. They saved Southern Europe from Muslim invasion when they won the siege of M...
by cassowary
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: ISIS on the run under Trump
Replies: 9
Views: 56

Re: even when America wins it still loses.

I do not accept your ' one is as bad as the other ' analogy cassowary: if only because Iran is an already a well established state that usually behaves like one whereas IS (the aspirant Sunni caliphate) is more like a psychopathic cause that places no bounds upon itself in pursuit of its megalomani...
by cassowary
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Hamas, Fatah reconcile
Replies: 7
Views: 101

The reality is that it will take a massive defeat to change the minds of many Muslims.

I want to elaborate on realism in the Middle East. It is an unfortunate fact that the Palestinian leadership since the days of the Mandate are violently opposed to a Jewish state. It all began at the time of Amin al Husseini , the Mufti of Jerusalem and uncle of Yasser Arafat. https://upload.wikimed...
by cassowary
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: ISIS on the run under Trump
Replies: 9
Views: 56

Re: even when America wins it still loses.

If the Iraqi government forces are driving out ISIS that can only mean that the Shias are tightening their grip on the Sunni north. Big geostrategic gain for Iran. Maybe or maybe not. I think Trump's assistance has restored some American influence in Iraq. It lessens their dependency on Iran. Even ...
by cassowary
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Porky the Pig Weinstein caught on tape
Replies: 23
Views: 175

Re: Porky the Pig Weinstein caught on tape

I think the shocking thing of the Harvey Weinstein affair is how the Democratic establishment were covering for him -Clinton, oBUMa and the news media. This was at a time when Democrats were pillorying Trump for being abusive to women.
by cassowary
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: ISIS on the run under Trump
Replies: 9
Views: 56

ISIS on the run under Trump

ISIS on the run under Trump Former President Barack Obama had allowed the ISIS cancer to metastasize in the first place, leading to the killing, maiming, kidnapping and sexual enslavement of many thousands of innocent men, women and children. That is because Obama initially considered ISIS a “J.V. ...
by cassowary
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Hamas, Fatah reconcile
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: Hamas, Fatah reconcile

Give that one a few weeks and see how the Kumbayah is going. This is not the first time such an agreement was floated. In all previous cases it fell apart within weeks. The only way that Fatah will get a foothold in Gaza is if Hamas plays dead and the converse for Hamas in the PA areas. Actually gi...
by cassowary
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Hamas, Fatah reconcile
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: Hamas, Fatah reconcile

Give that one a few weeks and see how the Kumbayah is going. This is not the first time such an agreement was floated. In all previous cases it fell apart within weeks. The only way that Fatah will get a foothold in Gaza is if Hamas plays dead and the converse for Hamas in the PA areas. Actually gi...
by cassowary
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The end of the Trump-Russian collusion affair?
Replies: 23
Views: 253

Re: The end of the Trump-Russian collusion affair?

So far? Well, if we are destined to see our democracy enter an allegedly overripe, decadent phase of declining fortunes; then from my point of view it seems to be taking an awful long time to happen. You are lucky that your country has largely been homogenous. You have largely been white and Christ...
by cassowary
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The end of the Trump-Russian collusion affair?
Replies: 23
Views: 253

Re: The end of the Trump-Russian collusion affair?

neverfail wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:45 am

You might have failed to draw a distinction between dysfunctional and imperfect cass. The democracy I live in is not perfect but it still functions quite well.
So far, that is true.