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26 May 2017

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Nancy K

Just because she said it does not make it true. It sounds more the bragging of a mother. You are lumping a lot of atrocities together and putting the blame on one family, or is in one race you are blaming?

kao_hsien_chih

That is the point isn't it? Countries like Portugal, Greece, Latvia, and Estonia sought EU membership to no small degree because their leaders sought prestige of being in "the" exclusive European club--thus my point about "prestige" and vanity driving much of its expansion. With the membership came the opportunity for the elites in these countries to partake in the international partying, so to speak, for their own benefit, even if, for the rest of their populations, benefits were limited at best of the times and negative (compared to the burden of the membership) at the worst of the times.

Tom Cafferty

Heros is probably a fan and avid follower of the conspiracy theorist David Ickes from the UK. I always found some of Ickes stuff amusing in that he proposes an alien race of lizards appearing in human form among whom are the Rothschild and the British royal family among many others. Alien lizards are an excellent and amusing analog for the borg. But Ickes is just another deranged grifter who is antisemitic too. I guess the photo of Trump and the orb in KSA must really give the wackos chills. "It all started with a lizard boy and his red shield in a galaxy far away...."

Boronx

NATO with large U.S. presence in Europe makes it harder for NATO memberss to go to war with each other.

Babak Makkinejad

Italy and Sweden will be extinguished long before Japan, China or Iran.

turcopolier

Boronx

Are the Europeans wayward children that they cannot manage their own mutual relations? pl

Babak Makkinejad

Russian Federation is not a pariah state except among the Borg and the Borgistas.

The Western Fortress does not have strategic options against the Russia Federation - and likely not against the People's Republic of China either.

A future war among the 3 may last decades, perhaps centuries, as they slug it out in a non-nuclear way across the globe.

Sam Peralta

NATO has passed its sell by date. That should be obvious to anyone who is not a Borgist tool.

The Europeans who are always condescending towards us "boorish" Americans claim they can take care of themselves. Why aren't they demanding that the US military leave their lands?

ked

excellent! a proper acronym is far more than half the institution these days.

different clue

charly,

China had such a high population and birthrate that China's population itself was going to be suicidal. So they corrected course fast and hard.

China still has so many people that if they slowly and carefully permit more chidlbirth again, they could end up with still 5-6 hundred million people and maintaining that number. Many enough that they would still have the population component of mighty power, few enough that they would not destroy their own physical habitat out from under that power.

ked

well, he's opened the window wide... EU just needs to choose the door & thank him profusely for his leadeship.
Trump is an easy mark for that style of manipulation... forever seeking recognition that he's a Real Player.

different clue

Prem,

Perhaps we should deconflict with Russia and then renormalize with Russia. We could then cancel seeking all the recreational military/diplomatic conflicts which the DC FedBorg Regime currently seeks.
That would allow us to reduce our military spending by reducing our military challenges and still support all the military forces we need to support for genuine national safety and defense.

We could then lower our defense spending to European levels per capital and spend that money on domestic improvement and social uplift and paying down some debt all at the same time.

It would require forcing the Establishment to give up its view that the entire world is America's "near abroad". We could accept the basic fact of "spheres of influence" and we could stop spending people, money, and effort on attempts to freedomize and democrafy the world.

ked

Yes! along w/ the Rothschilds and the Lizard-people (not the Alien ones, the ones from our Hollow Earth, obviously).

charly

Sweden? The only Western country with an almost positive birthrate under "natives" It is that there are so many low birthrate Iranians otherwise Sweden would have a larger population in 2100 than Japan

charly

I don't mean elite prestige, having a say in regulation creation is very important. It let you steer the regulations so the rules are good for you. Paradoxically small countries are better in steering regulations favorably because they are only interested in a few regulations

charly

I'm not the first who say that about China. If you look at birthrate at a regional level than it is or way above replacement or significant below replacement and all the East Asian countries are all really significant below replacement so China will probably be like them after one-child has ended. The only way birthrate wouldn't be a problem is if Red China could get the birthrate up again to 2 kids per women. Problem is the other Chinese countries all have very low birthrates and their states can't get it up, not even Singapore which isn't exactly known as a state that stays out of the private lives of its citizens.


If you exclude Japan than all the richer countries in the world have migration number akin to Europe and if you exclude inner EU migrants than migration is often lower in Western Europe than in say Korea. Seoul is for a reason the second city of Mongolia

charly

Block imports? You mean block exports. Europe runs on Russian gas so no need to blow up ships

Brexit was because England had to many Polish immigrants and unlike normal immigrants they also took the Not-a-dream-job-but-i'm-content-with-it jobs.

charly

Arctic pivot is because the Arctic sea has been opened for shipping because of CO2. There was no Europe to China transport through the Arctic Sea. Not because of the USSR but because it was impossible

jonst

Sorry list, I forgot, I should have put an 'irony alert' before my quip re China, above. My bad..

Boronx

I doubt they ever will be able to on their own.

sid_finster

That's what *they* want you to think. ;)

sid_finster

Doesn't make sense unless Mattis is unaware of any US or coalition forces who died at the hands of Sunni insurgents.

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