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Posted: Apr 15, 2024 - 1:47pm

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Most papers buried the 4/1 Damascus attack  

Always helpful for some to produce another "unprovoked" claim.  Also overshadowed by the attack of Israel on the World Central Kitchen staff in Gaza.

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Posted: Apr 15, 2024 - 12:06pm

 R_P wrote:



Most papers buried the 4/1 Damascus attack  
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Posted: Apr 15, 2024 - 1:00am

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

alright.. there is a lot to unpick here and I am not going to do it tonight.  I'll get back to you when I have time. This deserves a longer response.


Actually, based on previous exchanges, I don’t think it does. 
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Posted: Apr 14, 2024 - 7:14pm

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Supporting a sovereign nation that was invaded by a larger more powerful imperialist state doesn't make anyone a war monger. Making excuses for the invader does.
 
This applies to Israel and Gaza how ?

Did not Gaza invade and attack Israel on October 7th ?

Or is the opinion that October 7th never happened now an established truth and fact ?

Which means that Israel is acting in Gaza without cause or instigation ?

Doesn't matter now that Iran has actually attacked Israel. 

Israel is the one that is suffering from a genocidal attack now. 

Or is Iran attacking Israel strictly for shits and giggles ?  Asking for a friend.
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Posted: Apr 14, 2024 - 5:52pm

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Even by your short reply you signify you don't honestly mean what you say. - So. There you go - as a warmonger which you have always been on this forum.
...accusing others of not being honest.
...accusing others of being anti-american
... ... ... ... 


Supporting a sovereign nation that was invaded by a larger more powerful imperialist state doesn't make anyone a war monger. Making excuses for the invader does.
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Posted: Apr 14, 2024 - 5:03pm

 thisbody wrote:

Even by your short reply you signify you don't honestly mean what you say. - So. There you go - as a warmonger which you have always been on this forum.
...accusing others of not being honest.
...accusing others of being anti-american
... ... ... ... 




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Posted: Apr 14, 2024 - 1:10pm

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
alright.. there is a lot to unpick here and I am not going to do it tonight.  I'll get back to you when I have time. This deserves a longer response.

Even by your short reply you signify you don't honestly mean what you say. - So. There you go - as a warmonger which you have always been on this forum.
...accusing others of not being honest.
...accusing others of being anti-american
... ... ... ... 
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Posted: Apr 14, 2024 - 1:01pm

Diagnosing Israel’s Imperial Narcissism - Libertarian Institute
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Posted: Apr 14, 2024 - 12:45pm

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There could be many things to say about imperialistic ambitions......
In my opinion it is false to blame these on Russia & Iran, but not on the US. Just count the US military bases around the world. The US are the No 1 top hegemon on Earth these days, and not Russia, and not China! ...just simply because CAPITALISM... I think the major conflict lies right there:
The USA began selling their belongings to private investors in the 1970s. Land, gold, and everything. The rest of the West followed suit. Now we have a mess of capitalist exploitation where roads, bridges, rails, hospitals, doctors, and even food (restaurants) can't be paid for anymore. The publice has sold all their silver and gold and even the price for rice or wheat is depending on the stock market with terrible consequences for entire nations. 
The promised "democracy" in many cases has been bringing famine and diseases instead. This goes on even today, as the trade for basic goods (such as rice - the world's no. 1 food) on the stock markets goes on without any hindrance, in some cases leading to famines for whole peoples.

I end here for now, as we can lube the world-axis together...






alright.. there is a lot to unpick here and I am not going to do it tonight.  I'll get back to you when I have time. This deserves a longer response.


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Posted: Apr 14, 2024 - 12:19pm

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I honour your ambitions, if that is what your true ambitions are. I even share them, in the form you stated above. But these ambitions are categorically opposed to the imperialistic ambitions of Russia and the arch-conservative religious doctrine of Iran. 

All I expect of people is intellectual honesty. I am not entirely convinced you are bringing it to the discussion.

There could be many things to say about imperialistic ambitions......
In my opinion it is false to blame these on Russia & Iran, but not on the US. Just count the US military bases around the world. The US are the No 1 top hegemon on Earth these days, and not Russia, and not China! ...just simply because CAPITALISM... I think the major conflict lies right there:
The USA began selling their belongings to private investors in the 1970s. Land, gold, and everything. The rest of the West followed suit. Now we have a mess of capitalist exploitation where roads, bridges, rails, hospitals, doctors, and even food (restaurants) can't be paid for anymore. The publice has sold all their silver and gold and even the price for rice or wheat is depending on the stock market with terrible consequences for entire nations. 
The promised "democracy" in many cases has been bringing famine and diseases instead. This goes on even today, as the trade for basic goods (such as rice - the world's no. 1 food) on the stock markets goes on without any hindrance, in some cases leading to famines for whole peoples.

I end here for now, as I think we can (should) lube the world-axis together...



I'm being honest - even if you're not.


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Posted: Apr 14, 2024 - 12:11pm

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The one who trained you in political arguing deserves intellectual praise in an intellectual Olymp (and only in a this'ya ivory tower). My rationale is much simpler. Not siding with Russia, nor Iran, I plead for peace. A peace where no-one is hungry for more money, and more power. A peace, where all people of the earth are content with what they have. Because there is enough to share among us, and no-one needs to go hungry.

All people are equal. No-one is above another. Equality. Fraternity. World brotherhood.

This is what motivates me.

Call me an idiot, call me demented, whatever you like. This is what motivates me.

But don't try to fight me, in your best interest, as I don't start a fight but usually end it, and at war, I don't take prisoners. This is what I can tell you about me and my motivation, Bruce.


I honour your ambitions, if that is what your true ambitions are. I even share them, in the form you stated above. But these ambitions are categorically opposed to the imperialistic ambitions of Russia and the arch-conservative religious doctrine of Iran. 

All I expect of people is intellectual honesty. I am not entirely convinced you are bringing it to the discussion.
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Posted: Apr 14, 2024 - 12:01pm

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Sigh, again Täter-Opfer-Umkehr..   

1. Russia is the aggressor in the Ukrainian war. It even broke the treaties that itself signed. And you can't blame it on the US anymore, because the U.S. has been doing sweet FA for the last six months, and even before that it set more red lines on Ukraine than it ever did on Russia.  Obviously NONE of this is the fault of the U.S. If it were, this war would have been well and truly won by now. 

2. The Iranian regime is currently trying to keep its grip on power against a groundswell of political opposition (notably led by women who have a guts-full of  aging religious fanatics telling them how to live.

You can twist it all you like,  but by supporting Russia and Iran, you're on the side of the misogynist reactionaries who don't want us to have any freedoms. 

The one who trained you in political arguing deserves intellectual praise in an intellectual Olymp (and only in a this'ya ivory tower). My rationale is much simpler. Not siding with Russia, nor Iran, I plead for peace. A peace where no-one is hungry for more money, and more power. A peace, where all people of the earth are content with what they have. Because there is enough to share among us, and no-one needs to go hungry.

All people are equal. No-one is above another. Equality. Fraternity. World brotherhood.

This is what motivates me.

Call me an idiot, call me demented, whatever you like. This is what motivates me.

But don't try to fight me, in your best interest, as I don't start a fight but usually end it, and at war, I don't take prisoners. This is what I can tell you about me and my motivation, Bruce.
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Posted: Apr 14, 2024 - 11:45am

 thisbody wrote:

If you wouldn't advise for bombing the hell out of the rest of the world (the parts in which you apparently don't live) this could actually be a plan, Bruce!


Sigh, again Täter-Opfer-Umkehr..   

1. Russia is the aggressor in the Ukrainian war. It even broke the treaties that itself signed. And you can't blame it on the US anymore, because the U.S. has been doing sweet FA for the last six months, and even before that it set more red lines on Ukraine than it ever did on Russia.  Obviously NONE of this is the fault of the U.S. If it were, this war would have been well and truly won by now. 

2. The Iranian regime is currently trying to keep its grip on power against a groundswell of political opposition (notably led by women who have a guts-full of  aging religious fanatics telling them how to live.

You can twist it all you like,  but by supporting Russia and Iran, you're on the side of the misogynist reactionaries who don't want us to have any freedoms.  



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Posted: Apr 14, 2024 - 11:20am

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you're cute. I have two kids. I want them to grow up in civilised countries where people respect each other for the mere fact that they are human,, where they can speak their mind, not suffer retribution for it, vote for whom they want and have the maximum of opportunity to lead rich and fulfilling lives.

If you wouldn't advise for bombing the hell out of the rest of the world (the parts in which you apparently don't live) this could actually be a plan, Bruce!

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Posted: Apr 14, 2024 - 11:06am

 thisbody wrote:

Just another recipe for more WAR from your end. Neither good nor bad, just perfect warmongerin'...
What is your PERSONAL gain per capita, as I'm sure you can measure it in dollars and cents by now, given the mechanical repetitions you keep putting on here?





you're cute. I have two kids. I want them to grow up in civilised countries where people respect each other for the mere fact that they are human,, where they can speak their mind, not suffer retribution for it, vote for whom they want and have the maximum of opportunity to lead rich and fulfilling lives. 

so, what's your motivation?

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Posted: Apr 14, 2024 - 10:47am

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:


Note that Russia and Iran are allies. Both are reactionary regimes facing widespread domestic* groundswell moves towards democracy. It is in Russia's interest to distract the U.S. from Ukraine. It is in Iran's interest to stoke up anti-western, anti-democratic sentiment in the region. They share a lot of common objectives.



Just another recipe for more WAR from your end. Neither good nor bad, just perfect warmongerin'...
What is your PERSONAL gain per capita, as I'm sure you can measure it in dollars and cents by now, given the mechanical repetitions you keep putting on here?



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Posted: Apr 14, 2024 - 1:02am

 kurtster wrote:

Well it happened.  So now what ?  Someone wake up Joe.  He'll fix everything.  Most experienced POTUS, evah !


Note that Russia and Iran are allies. Both are reactionary regimes facing widespread domestic* groundswell moves towards democracy. It is in Russia's interest to distract the U.S. from Ukraine. It is in Iran's interest to stoke up anti-western, anti-democratic sentiment in the region. They share a lot of common objectives.


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Posted: Apr 14, 2024 - 12:28am

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote: 
Well it happened.  So now what ?  Someone wake up Joe.  He'll fix everything.  Most experienced POTUS, evah !
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Posted: Apr 12, 2024 - 3:20pm

So when will the USA end its toxic relationship of co-dependency with Israel?   When will the USA stop enabling Israel with bunker bombs, money and diplomatic cover?

Or are American citizens too invested in ethnic cleansing, terrorism and baby killing?  
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