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by Milo
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: David Goldman Essays
Topic: a Turkey waits to be plucked.
Replies: 16
Views: 259

Re: an afterthought to the above:

neverfail wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:27 pm
Empires grow not so much because the seat of empire is necessarily all that strong (at least when it starts out on that path) but because those they encounter along the way are weak.
I buy that.

But if China wants to take over Turkey I say God speed!
by Milo
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: David Goldman Essays
Topic: a Turkey waits to be plucked.
Replies: 16
Views: 259

Re: a Turkey waits to be plucked.

And Erdoğan can probably get more backing from the Gulf States, especially Qatar, in exchange for some wet work and foreign policy support. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/11/turkey-stood-qatar-gulf-crisis-171114135404142.html Thanks for your post and the link Milo. Duly noted. Yet the $20 bill...
by Milo
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: David Goldman Essays
Topic: a Turkey waits to be plucked.
Replies: 16
Views: 259

Re: a Turkey waits to be plucked.

And Erdoğan can probably get more backing from the Gulf States, especially Qatar, in exchange for some wet work and foreign policy support. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/11/turkey-stood-qatar-gulf-crisis-171114135404142.html Thanks for your post and the link Milo. Duly noted. Yet the $20 bill...
by Milo
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Catholic abuse
Replies: 24
Views: 277

Re: Catholic abuse

In my view the only factors that changed to create these scandals for the RCC, in order of importance, are: 1 Loss of clout with the police and judiciary, some court documents have actually shown exchanges between senior RCC clergy bemoaning it. When it happened before it was covered up. 2 Celibacy ...
by Milo
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: David Goldman Essays
Topic: a Turkey waits to be plucked.
Replies: 16
Views: 259

Re: a Turkey waits to be plucked.

Meantime (back on topic): http://www.atimes.com/article/turkey-sees-long-term-partner-in-china/ Asian Times correspondent ALTAY ATLI seems convinced, almost complaiscent, that mutual interests with the West will win out in Turkey. But former Indian veteran diplomat, M.K. BHADRAKUMAR warns us- The s...
by Milo
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Canada Saudi Arabian war of 2018!
Replies: 33
Views: 520

Re: The Canada Saudi Arabian war of 2018!

KSA has ordered all students studying in Canada home, so in one stroke we have expelled some 15 000 sleeper agents! More likely your universities have lost their income from university fees and your landlords income from their rents. Economic loss to Canada. Also I do believe that sleeping with goa...
by Milo
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: John McCain your name is "Swamp Mudd"
Replies: 26
Views: 342

Re: John McCain your name is "Swamp Mudd"

Doc wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:38 pm
Hmmm Seems like we are in the post journalism age across the board ..... viewtopic.php?p=14804#p14804
That someone has an opinion is not enough to make me think that there is a new age.
by Milo
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Pirates of the Caribbean a grim reality.
Replies: 13
Views: 183

Re: Pirates of the Caribbean a grim reality.

https://www.smh.com.au/world/central-america/pirates-of-the-caribbean-a-grim-reality-as-venezuela-disintegrates-20180813-p4zx79.html Venezuela now set to join Somalia as a failed state? Venezuela, like Iran and Turkey, is under attack by the US. By making it nearly impossible for Venezuela to have ...
by Milo
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Socialism is about to be tried in S Africa and no doubt will again fail.
Replies: 34
Views: 526

Re: Socialism is about to be tried in S Africa and no doubt will again fail.

I always regarded Socialism as theft. Socialists seek to take from those who have more to give to those who have less. It preys on people's envy - one of the 7 deadly sins. Stalin and Mao did the same. The ANC always have had a Communist element that wanted the wealth of the more successful who hap...
by Milo
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: David Goldman Essays
Topic: a Turkey waits to be plucked.
Replies: 16
Views: 259

Re: a Turkey waits to be plucked.

China will buy Turkey on the cheap With help from Beijing, Erdogan is hoping to find an alternative to IMF loans, one that could turn Turkey into 'an economic satrapy of China' http://www.atimes.com/article/china-will-buy-turkey-on-the-cheap/ Bring it on? Turkey is not allowed to say that only char...