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#1701

[153] U.S. Created The Terrorists We Now Fight (w/Max Blumenthal)

Didn’t hear about any of Mr. Blumenthal’s claims on Six One over the years. Strange. :thinking:
/s


#1702

The drums are beating…

Casus belli?

“Short Range Ballistic Missiles” in the region

Ballistic Missiles by boat/sea"

Iran may “increase uranium enrichment”

What ever it will be, expect it to be repeated by the media over and over. More times than “Brexit”.


#1703

Modi at it again


#1704

Trump pulls US troops out of northern Syria, seemingly giving Erdogan the green light to go on the offensive against the Kurds of the Syrian Democratic Forces. (Smacks of when US ambassador Glaspie infamously did the same with Saddam in 1990). Then he says he will obliterate the Turkish economy if they attack.

Trump has commercial interests in Turkey himself, so there may be a conflict of interest. However, he may not be needed if the dip in the lira over the last two days is anything to go by. Turkey has been operating a crazy policy of stimulating growth through credit expansion, borrowing way beyond its means in largely dollar denominated debt. A commentator from Chatham House last night reckoned that if the lira goes to seven per US dollar (currently at six), the Turkish economy will be destroyed.


#1705

As well as being utterly immoral, the latest in a long line of US betrayals of the Kurds is turning pretty counterproductive. Not only have hundreds of IS members and sympathisers escaped from Kurdish control, the Kurds are now forced to ally with Syria – and thereby Russia – to save their own skins. The most amazing thing is that the Kurds trusted the US enough to take part in the Syrian Democratic Forces offensive against ISIS, given the history of betrayals. But I don’t think anyone has quite rubbed their noses in it quite so much as Donald Trump with his cuntish remarks about them not being around for Normandy.. The Kurds have lost nearly twice as many troops fighting ISIS as the Americans did on D-Day.


#1706

Trump made the correct decision to pull out of Syria and of course the corrupt mainstream media will do everything possible to make him look bad. Next he should withdraw his support of the Saudi genocide in Yemen but we all know that’s not going to happen. :roll_eyes:


#1707

Hmm, interesting read.


#1708

I suspect the plans for war with Iran will have to be delayed after the success of the Houthi missile strikes on Saudi Arabia


#1709

I’m a bit slow getting to this and still getting my head around this, but might I raise a statement for the sake of an analogous point of information, one oft read or heard pertaining to advertisements for stocks and investment type products:

Past performance is no guide to the future


#1710

Surprise! MSM Spins OPCW Leak As Russian Disinfo


#1711

Interesting article:


#1712

I’ve read reports here that the US military plane shot down in Afghanistan yesterday had CIA Iran Chief Michael D’Andrea on board.

There are a lot of Videos on twitter of a downed private plane with US military markings on it but who knows?


#1713

Egypt’s population crisis is amplified by its unforgiving geography: 95 percent of the population lives on about 4 percent of the land, a green belt roughly half the size of Ireland that follows the Nile as it snakes through the desert then fans out into the lush Nile Delta.

If unchecked, the population could reach 128 million by 2030, officials say.

The Egyptian economy must be amazing, with so much population growth how could it not be, I do hope that right thinking people in this parish don’t read the article, if they find out that its possible to fit 100 million poeple into a land area half the size of Ireland, Allah only knows how wide the clowns will open the doors

Strange that Deco and NYT think Egypt should slow its population growth, but its bad for the US to do the same


#1714

Yet again China is trying to gain the high ground in the disputed border regions between the two countries.

odd to see the story in the “technology section” of the website?


#1715

You mean the India / Tibet border.


#1716

Technically correct, but when was the last time Tibet was recognised an an indepentent country?
Hong Kong is becoming the next Tibet, as US now considers it Part of China.


#1717

Ah I was only blowing off steam.

It’s just sad to see the dictatorship creeping ever outwards.
But they manufacture stuff cheaply so we’ll all ignore it.

I did travel in both countries and the fear they have of a uniform or authority is unsettling.


#1718

US looking for support for war with Iran/Hezbollah


#1719

A double stabbing outside the former Paris offices of a satirical newspaper where dozens were killed in 2015 is an “act of Islamist terrorism”, France’s interior minister has said.

Two suspects were arrested separately shortly after the stabbing in which two people were wounded.

The main suspect had been arrested a month ago on the steps of the Bastille Opera, not far from the attack site, for carrying a screwdriver but was not on the police radar for Islamic radicalisation.

The interior minister said the young man arrived in France three years ago as an unaccompanied minor, apparently from Pakistan, but his identity was still being verified.