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by SteveFoerster
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Syria War
Replies: 130
Views: 3325

Re: The Syria War

Syria is a secular, multi-ethnic and multi-religious state, and it should remain so. Russia and Iran, together, are the best chance for Syria to be an open society. Given that neither Russia nor Iran are open societies, that would seem a rather unlikely outcome of their patronage. Russia is a great...
by SteveFoerster
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Nancy Pelosi trumps Fidel Castro as history's most irrepressible windbag..?
Replies: 11
Views: 163

Re: Nancy Pelosi trumps Fidel Castro as history's most irrepressible windbag..?

Could either of you good men enlighten me on this? I thought that Trump was keen to deport over 1 million undocumented illegals back to El Salvador and a few weeks later he wants to give all of their "dreamer" offspring permanent residence in the US. Why this apparent policy backflip? Because Trump...
by SteveFoerster
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Russia meddled in U.S. election: George W. Bush
Replies: 47
Views: 389

Re: Russia meddled in U.S. election: George W. Bush

Milo wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:35 pm
Of course there is the fact that all of the US intelligence agencies agree that the Russians interfered in the 2016 election.
The same ones that insisted there were WMDs in Iraq?
by SteveFoerster
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Russia meddled in U.S. election: George W. Bush
Replies: 47
Views: 389

Re: Russia meddled in U.S. election: George W. Bush

When George Bush Jr., a former two term US president of the Republican Party brand, comes out of retirement long enough to publically contradict the position of an incumbent president of the same party livery, well, his words would seem to carry additional credibility, don't you think? Trump and th...
by SteveFoerster
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Polar Silk Road
Replies: 20
Views: 358

Re: Polar Silk Road

China is not the only country that could get into the game of developing shipping passages over the Arctic Sea. There is likely to be a rush of maritime countries in the northern hemisphere doing the same if the route proves to be viable. What no one has mentioned is that the Arctic ice is shrinkin...
by SteveFoerster
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trump has Putin over a barrel (of oil)
Replies: 131
Views: 1395

Re: About Putin

Why is it that the Baltics are doing well, while Russia is not? Both were part of the USSR. Is there something missing in the Russian cultural infrastructure? Russia is doing much, much better than the USSR ever did. Having inherited a totally nationalized and centraly planned economy, Russia has d...
by SteveFoerster
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Nancy Pelosi trumps Fidel Castro as history's most irrepressible windbag..?
Replies: 11
Views: 163

Re: Nancy Pelosi trumps Fidel Castro as history's most irrepressible windbag..?

She may be an irrepressible windbag, but she's right about dreamers. Deporting them is an authoritarian measure that is patently immoral, cruel, anti-family, and economically illiterate. Considering that Trump proposes to give 1.8 million (a million more than the democrats) permanent residence plus...
by SteveFoerster
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trump Wants Military Parade
Replies: 21
Views: 315

Re: Trump Wants Military Parade

Sertorio wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:52 am
I wish we could teleport the US to one of the moons of Saturn... :D
You could have wished only to teleport U.S. policymakers and their partners in the military-industrial complex. But then that wouldn't have been anti-American enough for you.
by SteveFoerster
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Syria War
Replies: 130
Views: 3325

Re: The Syria War

Syria is a secular, multi-ethnic and multi-religious state, and it should remain so. Russia and Iran, together, are the best chance for Syria to be an open society. Given that neither Russia nor Iran are open societies, that would seem a rather unlikely outcome of their patronage. The US is only in...
by SteveFoerster
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: Nancy Pelosi trumps Fidel Castro as history's most irrepressible windbag..?
Replies: 11
Views: 163

Re: Nancy Pelosi trumps Fidel Castro as history's most irrepressible windbag..?

She may be an irrepressible windbag, but she's right about dreamers. Deporting them is an authoritarian measure that is patently immoral, cruel, anti-family, and economically illiterate.