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why is israel different?
Houthis are firing missiles into Saudi Arabia:
Ii see no organised 'outrage' from 'the world community'.
The notion that anything Vladimir Putin says is worth listening to is a form of self-delusion. The recent action of President Trump, targetting a Syrian Airfield withTomahawk missiles, is the only language Putin comprehends.
Now, is Putin bright enough to realise he only has the options of either talking sense and discussing problems, or trying to gamble by escalating against a far superior power
Russia is a backward oil exporter, and the West (particularly the USA) is
replacing oil with fracking.
Oil revenues have sunk like a stone, and Putin has been
trying to re-establish cartel prices with the Middle East. And he/they are failing. This is putting both lots in a dreadful bind. Meanwhile, can one trust that the Islam-based partners are not extremists?
Most of the American founders had run from religious extremists in Europe, and the USA has a constitution that assert religious freedom. This is part of why Donald Trump is having problems vetting those from that region.
Putin hates Islam, but wants power. The West fears Islam and wants to secure cheap oil.
This is not the infant playground, the West do not want the primitives to have Winchesters. The ayatollahs and that mad fat kid in North Korea want to play with rockets and nukes.
The world is a rough place, playing footsie with fundies of any type is lunacy. [See Socialism and appeasement.]
Let's hope that Putin is sane. We can negotiate with sane people pursuing their interests. We cannot negotiate with madmen.
As long as this is about power, we know the 'rules'.
related documents and further reading
Let me try to make it simple. (You can change the names of the communities and political parties as you wish, or even the number.)
There are three communities.
Two work hard and produce much wealth. They are called
S.E. England, and S.W. England.
There are 2 million people in each of the first two communities, and 6 million in the third.
There are two parties - the Workers' Party, known as the Tories, and the Parasite Party, known as Fascist (New Politics) Labour.
The English areas, of course, both vote for the Tories.
But Wales always votes for the Parasite Party, which continually 'promises' to take the money from the English areas and give it to the Wales area.
Strangely, Wales always votes for Fascist (New Politics) Labour.
But each area has one representative in the parliament of 3 repressentatives. It's so unfair 4 million outvote 6 million.
So the Tories keep winning, and England just keeps working and getting richer, while Wales even receives some handouts, and wealthy English buy Welsh cottages from the locals and buy some slate with pictures of bucolic hills and sheep.
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