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by Alexis
Tue May 21, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Do we need NATO?
Replies: 24
Views: 304

Re: A bit of WWI history

Please let's not forget the Canadian contribution -roughly similar to that of the US ("Lafayette, we are here"). Together, while not equal to France's efforts, nonetheless they were significant. You are absolutely right, of course. Also, and in order to clarify any risk of misunderstanding: I know ...
by Alexis
Tue May 21, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: How much longer can Australia sit on the fence?
Replies: 5
Views: 80

Re: How much longer can Australia sit on the fence?

https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/05/article/how-much-longer-can-australia-sit-on-the-fence/ This incredible essay published in the Asia Times was apparently written by some American who knows Australia well. What he fails to mention is that if we were to break with China in commerce and trade it woul...
by Alexis
Tue May 21, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Do we need NATO?
Replies: 24
Views: 304

A bit of WWI history

:lol: Veuillez m'excuser, mon ami. Il peut y avoir juste un tout petit peu de révisionnisme historique ici. :D Indeed, there was a dose of historical "revisionism", to be understood as "error". In what you wrote :) Arguing about appreciations and opinions is often pointless, and I won't risk it. Wh...
by Alexis
Mon May 20, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US Foreign Policy
Replies: 585
Views: 168700

Not only Jews & Saudi princes

Unless you are either Jewish, a Saudi prince or in the oil business; who cares a f*** about either Israel or Saudi Arabia? I would add two other groups: - "Zionist Christians", that is members of those Protestant churches who interpret the founding of the State of Israel as immediate precursor to t...
by Alexis
Mon May 20, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trade War
Replies: 78
Views: 1026

Re: Trade War

The Chinese are merely following the same economic development path originated by the Japanese. Since the Americans tolerated these shenanigans by their allies of yore then they should (logically) be consistent and tolerate the same by the PRC . I put the important words in bold & blue :) That's th...
by Alexis
Mon May 20, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Do we need NATO?
Replies: 24
Views: 304

Asians & Nukes

Maybe the US should pull its over 132 000 troops out of Asia, https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_military_deployments May God save Asia if it does! Asia = a conflagration waiting to happen. Asia does seem to be in a bit of a tense geopolitical situation. I don't think the US will pull ov...
by Alexis
Mon May 20, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Do we need NATO?
Replies: 24
Views: 304

Present and near-term threats, not passé

There are a lot of Europeans who are (believe it or not) more concerned about Germany becoming militarily more powerful again than they are about Russian expansionism. France for instance was done over by their Teutonic neighbor three times in the course of a century. While France long ago made pea...
by Alexis
Mon May 20, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Do we need NATO?
Replies: 24
Views: 304

1967 was a bit late

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/05/do_we_need_nato.html In my view, the US should cut down on its troops stationed in Europe and send them to Asia. Things have changed since NATO was created. Europe can defend itself from Russia, if it’s willing to spend more money. I don't think the ...
by Alexis
Tue May 14, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trade War
Replies: 78
Views: 1026

Re: Trade War

The Chinese are merely following the same economic development path originated by the Japanese. Since the Americans tolerated these shenanigans by their allies of yore then they should (logically) be consistent and tolerate the same by the PRC . I put the important words in bold & blue :) That's th...
by Alexis
Fri May 10, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trade War
Replies: 78
Views: 1026

Re: Trade War

Nothing relevant can happen between Trump and Xi. But a few things could happen between the US and China... Nothing relevant :shock: ! And what do you make of this? https://theantimedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/red-carpet-trump-china.jpg How do you separate them? Throw a bucket of water over ...