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raspberry-blower



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Saker website has posted a very interesting article that encapsulates the Saudi mindset

Gjassan Kadi: The Price of Bin Salman's Head
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the murder of Kashoggi will have a long lasting chilling effect on US and KSA relations. Regardless of the Trump administrations response American business interests will find it hard to justify doing any business (other then the oil industry) with a country where the rules of international law and commerce don't apply. This is happening just when KSA needs to diversify and move away from their almost total dependence on their oil exports.
I don't know what this guy did to make him worth killing but I expect it will cost KSA a trillion or two in lost opportunities and good will.
I find it hard to imagine what they were thinking as they set their plan in place.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would imagine they were thinking that if the Yanks are happy to collude in the genocide of hundreds of thousands of Yemeni, they are hardly going to kick up a fuss over the killing of a single two bit reporter.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vtsnowedin wrote:

I find it hard to imagine what they were thinking as they set their plan in place.


They are pushing the envelope of 'world' i.e. western opinion to see what they can get away with. A bit like China building artificial islands in the South China Sea and Russia annexing Crimea and topping Litvinenko and the novochuck poisonings and Syria's use of objectionable weapons.

If it had happened in any other country except Turkey (and possibly a few Western capitals like Washington) they would have probably gotten away with it. Turkey, for its own geopolitical reasons raised a stink and rightly so.
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Little John



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Russia did not "annex" Crimea. It doesn't matter how many times that lie is propagated, it factually did not happen.

Ditto to the rest of your regurgitation of the usual evidence free propaganda.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Little John wrote:
Russia did not "annex" Crimea. It doesn't matter how many times that lie is propagated, it factually did not happen.

Ditto to the rest of your regurgitation of the usual evidence free propaganda.
I don't know what you call it but most of the world calls it an invasion and annexation with a fraudulent referendum thrown in.
A rose by any other name would smell the same.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Care to actually provide some material evidence?

Any at all.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Little John wrote:
Care to actually provide some material evidence?

Any at all.
John you are the one at odds with the world view of events.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, no evidence then.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vtsnowedin wrote:
Little John wrote:
Care to actually provide some material evidence?

Any at all.
John you are the one at odds with the world view of events.


He's not alone, vt. Stop reading/watching American 'news' sources.
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