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by neverfail
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Replies: 204
Views: 157806

Re: Iran: the enemy the West made for itself.

As for your speculation that Mossadegh might have led Iran into the Soviet camp; I don't believe that this was ever on the cards. He was a lefty, was he not? So it is possible and even probable. But, I have to admit, that we will never know for sure. A lefty? I do not know whether you are being del...
by neverfail
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Replies: 204
Views: 157806

Re: Re:Iran: the enemy that America made.

Iran is a threat to Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states that are traditional allies of the US. Also, don't forget Israel. The US will be energy independent soon and will no longer need to protect Gulf oil for itself. But its allies (like Europe, Japan, Singapore) need to import oil. Valid point. But...
by neverfail
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Russia meddled in U.S. election: George W. Bush
Replies: 73
Views: 7460

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

Trump clearly states that he doesn't think the Russians interfered in the 2016 election, despite what some on here think! https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/16/politics/donald-trump-putin-helsinki-summit/index.html Hi Milo, If Trump, as I suspect, is not quite the unmitigated fool he often gives the impre...
by neverfail
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: David Goldman Essays
Topic: Once Again, President Trump Is Magnificently Right—This Time About Russia
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: Once Again, President Trump Is Magnificently Right—This Time About Russia

President Trump offended the entire political spectrum with a tweet this morning blaming the U.S. for poor relations with Russia. “Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity,” the president said, and he is entirely correct. By this I do ...
by neverfail
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: David Goldman Essays
Topic: 'Europeans won’t fight" - Spengler.
Replies: 12
Views: 186

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

:o Don't take it personally Jim.

Just insinuating (with a tangential reference to how this has indirectly impacted on me) that given the shaky character of the Nigerian state, the crowd in Silicon Valley who visualise this land as a potential high tech hub are very likely indulging in fantasy.
by neverfail
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Protectionism, does it work?
Replies: 21
Views: 277

Re: Protectionism, does it work?

Protectionism has the sum total effect of transferring wealth from one set of hands into another.
by neverfail
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Replies: 204
Views: 157806

Re:Iran: the enemy that America made.

Iran is a threat to Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states that are traditional allies of the US. Also, don't forget Israel. The US will be energy independent soon and will no longer need to protect Gulf oil for itself. But its allies (like Europe, Japan, Singapore) need to import oil. Valid point. But...
by neverfail
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Replies: 204
Views: 157806

Re: rather, American workers are copping it in the neck again.

Meantime, why is Trump attempting to drive Iran out of the oil export trade? Don't you think that this is putting upward pressures on the world price of oil? Yes of course. It is a matter of supply and demand. But he perceives Iran to be a threat. So the rise of oil that any restriction of Iranian ...
by neverfail
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Replies: 204
Views: 157806

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Iran’s oil was embargoed for a Long time till oBUMa raised the blockade. It didn’t block Hormuz. Well, I suppose that since Obama raised the embargo then Iran would have no incentive to block the Strait of Hormuz. In any case I believe that the Iranian leadership would be saving that up (ace up its...
by neverfail
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: David Goldman Essays
Topic: 'Europeans won’t fight" - Spengler.
Replies: 12
Views: 186

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

Nigeria already has considerable IT expertise as it is. I cannot count the number of approaches I have received over the years from scammers over there attempting to gain electronic access to my bank account.