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by Sertorio
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US Foreign Policy
Replies: 315
Views: 8701

Re: US Foreign Policy

The Opinion of a Former British Diplomat Sputnik spoke to former UK ambassador to Syria, Peter Ford, to ask whether any further US involvement in the Syrian conflict is only likely to exacerbate division in the country, thus perpetuating the war. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson suggested on Wed...
by Sertorio
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Sweden gets the war jitters.
Replies: 10
Views: 48

Re: Sweden gets the war jitters.

Of course Russia is a threat to Sweden. It has nukes, a larger military than Sweden and is led by a thug, Putin. The same can be said about the US, except that the thug is called Trump... I agree with your equivalence. But Russia's a lot closer. And Trump is a lot more dangerous and a lot more unpr...
by Sertorio
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Sweden gets the war jitters.
Replies: 10
Views: 48

Re: Sweden gets the war jitters.

Of course Russia is a threat to Sweden. It has nukes, a larger military than Sweden and is led by a thug, Putin. The same can be said about the US, except that the thug is called Trump... No, the Europeans see the US as a protector. When Trump threatened to pull out of NATO, they were alarmed. Now ...
by Sertorio
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Sweden gets the war jitters.
Replies: 10
Views: 48

Re: Sweden gets the war jitters.

cassowary wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:25 am

Of course Russia is a threat to Sweden. It has nukes, a larger military than Sweden and is led by a thug, Putin.
The same can be said about the US, except that the thug is called Trump...
by Sertorio
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Sweden gets the war jitters.
Replies: 10
Views: 48

Re: Sweden gets the war jitters.

http://www.smh.com.au/world/sweden-prepares-public-for-war-amid-unease-about-russia-20180117-h0k0r1.html " The neutral country has begun to reverse post-Cold War defence cuts and step up military preparedness as incursions by Russian planes and submarines have sparked public debate over whether to ...
by Sertorio
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: War in Syria
Replies: 0
Views: 41

War in Syria

by Sertorio
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US Foreign Policy
Replies: 315
Views: 8701

Re: US Foreign Policy

The Good News About the Trump Presidency: Stupid Can be Good! by The Saker http://www.unz.com/tsaker/the-good-news-about-the-trump-presidency-stupid-can-be-good/ (...) Just as we can sincerely thank President Obama for pushing Russia and China into each other’s arms, we can now all thank Nikki Hale...
by Sertorio
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US Foreign Policy
Replies: 315
Views: 8701

Re: US Foreign Policy

The only reason why there aren't yet common European armed forces is that France and the UK still think that they need their own armed forces to back their foreign policies. Well, have not this proven to be true in practice? :) No. The Malvinas incident and playing second fiddle to the US can hardl...
by Sertorio
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US Foreign Policy
Replies: 315
Views: 8701

Re: US Foreign Policy

The only reason why there aren't yet common European armed forces is that France and the UK still think that they need their own armed forces to back their foreign policies. Well, have not this proven to be true in practice? :) No. The Malvinas incident and playing second fiddle to the US can hardl...
by Sertorio
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US Foreign Policy
Replies: 315
Views: 8701

Re: US Foreign Policy

In other words, if half the world has to live under authoritarianism so that Europe can be shed of not having to pay for its own defence, you're fine with that. Europe is not a unitary state of one mind. Would French troops ever want to serve under a German commander-in-chief. Would Germans want to...