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Re: US Foreign Policy

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Re: US Foreign Policy

Post by Jim the Moron » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:56 am

SteveFoerster wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:30 pm
Sertorio wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:15 am
SteveFoerster wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:26 am
This isn't 1941, there's no power in the world capable of threatening the U.S., trebly so when the U.S. has enough nuclear-armed ICBMs to effectively destroy the planet.
The US will not destroy the planet. And Russia and China can destroy the US. Therefore I think it is time for the US to start thinking in a sensible way...
Putin or Xi could order a nuclear attack on the U.S., but it would literally be the last thing they ever did. Of course, Russia and China also cannot be successfully invaded, for that same reason.
Sertorio wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:15 am
Let's forget about super-heroes and Captain America, shall we?...
:? Um... no one was talking about them.
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Re: US Foreign Policy

Post by SteveFoerster » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:39 am

Jim the Moron wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:26 am
Jim the Moron wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:34 pm
Muslim crackdown . . .

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/wo ... n-10785060

Now, why do you suppose the Chinese are distrustful of their Muslim folks? And why should the US care?
Silence is golden . . .
I think herding them into camps and trying to destroy their culture is a bit more than being "distrustful". But it's not for the U.S. government to do anything about it, not that they realistically could.
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Re: US Foreign Policy

Post by neverfail » Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:42 pm

Jim the Moron wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:34 pm
Muslim crackdown . . .

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/wo ... n-10785060

Now, why do you suppose the Chinese are distrustful of their Muslim folks? And why should the US care?
It is not just their Muslim folk whom they are distrustful of Jim. Even Christians have to worship in secret; (as they/we had to back in the days of imperial Rome).
:idea:
(Which, recalling how the spirit of Christianity eventually took over the entire Roman Empire suggests to me that Christianity may have a future in China after all. :D )

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Re: US Foreign Policy

Post by Doc » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:12 pm

“"I fancied myself as some kind of god....It is a sort of disease when you consider yourself some kind of god, the creator of everything, but I feel comfortable about it now since I began to live it out.” -- George Soros

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Re: US Foreign Policy

Post by Sertorio » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:11 am

neverfail wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:42 pm
Jim the Moron wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:34 pm
Muslim crackdown . . .

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/wo ... n-10785060

Now, why do you suppose the Chinese are distrustful of their Muslim folks? And why should the US care?
It is not just their Muslim folk whom they are distrustful of Jim. Even Christians have to worship in secret; (as they/we had to back in the days of imperial Rome).
:idea:
(Which, recalling how the spirit of Christianity eventually took over the entire Roman Empire suggests to me that Christianity may have a future in China after all. :D )
I hope the Chinese are wise enough to realize that Confucianism and Buddhism are much more suited to them than Christianity. The positive side of Christianity - its ethics - is not superior to the ethics of Confucianism and Buddhism, so why bother?...

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Re: US Foreign Policy

Post by SteveFoerster » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:22 am

Sertorio wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:11 am
neverfail wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:42 pm
Jim the Moron wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:34 pm
Muslim crackdown . . .

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/wo ... n-10785060

Now, why do you suppose the Chinese are distrustful of their Muslim folks? And why should the US care?
It is not just their Muslim folk whom they are distrustful of Jim. Even Christians have to worship in secret; (as they/we had to back in the days of imperial Rome).
:idea:
(Which, recalling how the spirit of Christianity eventually took over the entire Roman Empire suggests to me that Christianity may have a future in China after all. :D )
I hope the Chinese are wise enough to realize that Confucianism and Buddhism are much more suited to them than Christianity. The positive side of Christianity - its ethics - is not superior to the ethics of Confucianism and Buddhism, so why bother?...
I'd have gone with Taoism, but the Xi regime will never push that since it's not conducive to centralised control of everything.
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Re: US Foreign Policy

Post by Jim the Moron » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:30 pm

We are hearing about efforts to have the US government respond in some way to the torture death of a Saudi in Turkey. So what else is new? Let's say the Saudis are responsible. Will offended buyers of Saudi oil stop buying? Will the US cancel arms sales to the KSA? Or, can it be that it will be viewed as business as usual in the barbaric Islamic world?

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