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by neverfail
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: David Goldman Essays
Topic: 'Europeans won’t fight" - Spengler.
Replies: 14
Views: 222

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. The ...
by neverfail
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: David Goldman on Russia and the US
Replies: 13
Views: 130

Re: David Goldman on Russia and the US

This is only the start. If Goldman is right then Trump has laid the foundations for a much more normal, indeed amicable, relationship between the US and Russia. But we must wait and see how the two leaders build upon those foundations. A lot can still go wrong. Could the Kremlin be wooed away from i...
by neverfail
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Replies: 212
Views: 157998

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

Back to the discussion. Yes, what you say is possible - another Indonesia scenario with a bloodbath of suspected communists by the religious faction. Or it could be another Afghanistan scenario. The Soviets might have backed someone ruthless to take over Iran. This might have sparked off a revoluti...
by neverfail
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: David Goldman on Russia and the US
Replies: 13
Views: 130

Re: bumbling Donald does it again.

I have read it and responded to a discussion in the PUNDITS OF INTEREST section of this website on this very topic inaugurated by Izzy. It is just a pity that bumbling Donald spoiled his own triumph by (in effect) throwing his intelligence agencies under the bus at that joint press conference - unde...
by neverfail
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Replies: 212
Views: 157998

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

So Ayatollah Kashani shared the Communists' assessment that Mossadegh was too weak to stop the Communists from taking power. Of course, that means Iran would have been ruled by a Communist dictatorship as in all Communist countries. As I said, it is impossible for anyone to know what would have hap...
by neverfail
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Replies: 212
Views: 157998

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: 212
Views: 157998

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: 7503

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: 76

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: 14
Views: 222

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.