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by Milo
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: David Goldman Essays
Topic: a Turkey waits to be plucked.
Replies: 20
Views: 320

Re: how China got Sri Lanka into its oven

Mahinda Rajapaksa, former president of Sri Lanka thought that he had a bright idea. To redevelop a port in the south of his island country that had been hit hard by the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami. His government wanted to draw in seaborne trade from the busy shipping lanes to the south of his country....
by Milo
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Greece: Progress made but prospects still grim
Replies: 5
Views: 47

Re: Greece: Progress made but prospects still grim

Yes, I await the financial rapture you keep prophesying.
by Milo
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: David Goldman Essays
Topic: a Turkey waits to be plucked.
Replies: 20
Views: 320

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: 20
Views: 320

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: 20
Views: 320

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: 26
Views: 318

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: 20
Views: 320

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: 522

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: 343

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: 185

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 ...