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by Jim the Moron
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US Foreign Policy
Replies: 421
Views: 109406

Re: US Foreign Policy

As almost everyone predicted, nothing substantive appears to have come from the Trump-Putin palaver. Whether the US and Russia will indeed work together in support of Israel's security remains to be seen, given Iran's activities in Syria.
by Jim the Moron
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: David Goldman Essays
Topic: 'Europeans won’t fight" - Spengler.
Replies: 12
Views: 180

Re: 'Europeans won’t fight" - Spengler.

A different take on the future of NATO: "The Coming Split in NATO" https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2018/07/coming-split-nato/149666/?oref=d-channelriver ". . . it was the United States that was always dragging a reluctant Europe into policing conflicts." "Now, however, we are on the cusp of a reve...
by Jim the Moron
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: David Goldman Essays
Topic: 'Europeans won’t fight" - Spengler.
Replies: 12
Views: 180

Re: 'Europeans won’t fight" - Spengler.

A different take on the future of NATO: "The Coming Split in NATO" https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2018/07/coming-split-nato/149666/?oref=d-channelriver ". . . it was the United States that was always dragging a reluctant Europe into policing conflicts." "Now, however, we are on the cusp of a reve...
by Jim the Moron
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: David Goldman Essays
Topic: 'Europeans won’t fight" - Spengler.
Replies: 12
Views: 180

Re: 'Europeans won’t fight" - Spengler.

A different take on the future of NATO: "The Coming Split in NATO" https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2018/07/coming-split-nato/149666/?oref=d-channelriver ". . . it was the United States that was always dragging a reluctant Europe into policing conflicts." "Now, however, we are on the cusp of a reve...
by Jim the Moron
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Russia's Demographics
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: Russia's Demographics

Regularly people on this board declare their expectations of a Russia demise based on its poor demographic performance. Spengler published on his latest article on the Asia Times the following graph: http://static.atimes.com/uploads/2018/07/total-fertility-580x421.png As one can see Russia's fertil...
by Jim the Moron
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: David Goldman Essays
Topic: 'Europeans won’t fight" - Spengler.
Replies: 12
Views: 180

Re: 'Europeans won’t fight" - Spengler.

A different take on the future of NATO: "The Coming Split in NATO" https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2018/07/coming-split-nato/149666/?oref=d-channelriver ". . . it was the United States that was always dragging a reluctant Europe into policing conflicts." "Now, however, we are on the cusp of a rever...
by Jim the Moron
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: David Goldman Essays
Topic: 'Europeans won’t fight" - Spengler.
Replies: 12
Views: 180

Re: 'Europeans won’t fight" - Spengler.

http://www.atimes.com/article/natos-problem-is-that-europeans-wont-fight/ (quote) Trump’s remonstrations will fall on deaf ears. Why should Europeans spend money on arms, when they have no intention of using them? Spengler is right on. "It is refreshing to hear an American president call the Europe...
by Jim the Moron
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: Soccer (er, football)
Replies: 9
Views: 9613

Re: Soccer (er, football)

And then there were two . . .

Loyalty demands that we support Alexis' side (don't suppose we have a member from Croatia).

Elsewhere, it was Mu Pah (Wild Boars) 13, cave one.
by Jim the Moron
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: War in Syria
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: War in Syria

What constitutes "victory" in Syria? The defeat of the US, the UK and France, and all their stooges in Syria. The reunification of an independent Syria. Under whose leadership - the butcher Assad, or? Assad has been responsible for a lot less violence than any of the last few Presidents of the US. ...
by Jim the Moron
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trump nominates Kavanaugh for Supreme Court
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: Trump nominates Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

Just guessing, but maybe there are some folks out there who oppose killing babies. And then there are the others.