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by Sertorio
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Now Lombardy!
Replies: 45
Views: 423

Re: Now Lombardy!

A broad, imperfect rule of thumb: The northern part of Italy seems to have been peopled overland from north of the Alps (Celts, Germans etc). The south drew in peoples and conquerors from around the Mediterranean basin by sea(Greeks, Byzantines, Arabs etc.) It makes a difference! What difference do...
by Sertorio
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Now Lombardy!
Replies: 45
Views: 423

Re: Now Lombardy!

We shouldn't overestimate ethnic origins and their relevance. A factor which I think is - on the long term - a lot more relevant than ethnic origin, is climate. Portugal - the ancestors of whose inhabitants are as diverse as Celtic, Phoenician, Roman, Germanic, Jewish and Moorish - has a pretty homo...
by Sertorio
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US Foreign Policy
Replies: 244
Views: 7497

Re: US Foreign Policy

"The US deep state love affair with the Arab Muslims is totally inexplicable." (dagbay) Could one or both of these factors be in play? 1. Arab oil had a strong influence over corruptable deep state types. 2. Deep state types are often aligned with anti-Semitic/anti-Israel interests. "Europe had a l...
by Sertorio
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US Foreign Policy
Replies: 244
Views: 7497

Re: US Foreign Policy

Washington speeds up collision course with Europe over Iran by Finian Cunningham (*) The Trump administration is accelerating on a collision course with its European allies over the Iran nuclear deal. Washington is essentially demanding the EU joins in backdoor sanctions against Iran – or face fina...
by Sertorio
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Kurdistan!?
Replies: 48
Views: 714

Re: Kurdistan!?

Perhaps the Pashmerga are playing the long game? Iraqi Kurdistan has no outlet for its oil besides Turkey or Iraq. Kurds must have realized that independence under such conditions was a deadly trap. I cannot see how Kurds can ever solve the problems of geography... If ISIS can sell oil, surely Kurd...
by Sertorio
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Catalonian Independence?!
Replies: 44
Views: 703

Re: Hard for secessionists, good for all of Spain

- They triggered a massive pro-Spain demonstration in Barcelona, as large if not larger than any pro-independence demonstration they had ever organized Not at all. While organizers claimed a 950,000 attendance, the police mentioned 350,000. Let's call it a half a million. And a substantial number c...
by Sertorio
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Kurdistan!?
Replies: 48
Views: 714

Re: Kurdistan!?

Jim the Moron wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:26 pm
Perhaps the Pashmerga are playing the long game?
Iraqi Kurdistan has no outlet for its oil besides Turkey or Iraq. Kurds must have realized that independence under such conditions was a deadly trap. I cannot see how Kurds can ever solve the problems of geography...
by Sertorio
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Catalonian Independence?!
Replies: 44
Views: 703

Re: Catalonian Independence?!

It is time to call out the Spanish oppression of Catalonia. Spain has milked the industrious Catalans and repressed their legitimate rights. It is time for a two states solution in Spain or is it 3 stars as the Basques would likely want their sovereignty as well. Who will fund the NGO'S that would ...
by Sertorio
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Russian Sense of Humour
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Russian Sense of Humour

UMM - that's official Russian humour, of course. It is not, Sertorio? Would a place like Russia allow any other kind of humour? The point is that Russia is capable of answering its critics by making them look foolish, rather than by being aggressive. Which reinforces my feeling that Russia would no...
by Sertorio
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Catalonian Independence?!
Replies: 44
Views: 703

Re: the demise of the Spanish state is on the cards.

Oh boy! This is going to be fun! If the Catalan people who favour independence do as they are asked, those banks which ran away from Barcelona are going to have a very nasty surprise!... :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: Which nasty surprise is that, Sertorio? The shock of Spain disintegrating around t...