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The Decision To Permit Bombing In Syria

I am quite concerned by the fact that the country seems to consider the need to fly across the border from Iraq to Syria is the same as the dreadful mistake made by Blair and Bush to invade Iraq and then Afghanistan.

Blair and Bush have caused untold misery in the middle east and north Africa by their crusade to oust middle-eastern dictatorships and install the alien concept of democracy in its place. Western interference in Muslim countries has turned the middle-east from an area which welcomed visitors to one which no sensible non-Muslim will visit. This, in itself, has damaged their tourist industries, causing yet more blame to be heaped upon western nations and inspiring the religious fanatics of Daesh to grow in strength and influence.

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Ukraine. Isn’t this what I’ve been saying all along? Better put though.

I’m hoping ForeignAffairs.com won’t mind me copying part of the article taken from this page. to get John Mearsheimer’s excellent points across.

Borrowed from Reuters via ForeignAffairs.com

According to the prevailing wisdom in the West, the Ukraine crisis can be blamed almost entirely on Russian aggression. Russian President Vladimir Putin, the argument goes, annexed Crimea out of a long-standing desire to resuscitate the Soviet empire, and he may eventually go after the rest of Ukraine, as well as other countries in eastern Europe. In this view, the ouster of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in February 2014 merely provided a pretext for Putin’s decision to order Russian forces to seize part of Ukraine.

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David Cameron – Stop Trying To Win Points Thrashing Out at Putin. It Does You And The British People No Credit Whatsoever! NOT IN MY NAME, Cameron!

I cannot believe the reckless rhetoric coming out of Cameron’s mouth which now seems to be catching on in the rest of Europe. How dare David Cameron call for a deliberate penalising of individual Russians and their businesses and, thereby, our businesses which do business with them, on an unproven point of principle.

Let’s just go back to the United States of America shooting down Iran Flight 655 over the gulf. There was no apology from America and I don’t recall any sanctions being applied to Mr Reagan and his cohorts and friends in industry. Yet this wasn’t some rag, tag and bobtail group of separatists supported by the USA which murdered those 300 people in that airliner in 1988. It was the actual United States of America and its government and military which shot down that jet. They got away with it and gave a piddling $70 million dollars in compensation. No sanctions, no United Nations condemnation, not even any criticism from Britain or Europe that I can remember.

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Pot Calling The Kettle Black. International Aviation Is The Real Culprit.

No one can deny the most awful tragedy of the Malaysian plane being shut down, but it is fascinating to watch the rhetoric which is now arising.

America shot down Iran Flight 655 full of 290 passengers in 1988. It wasn’t a rebel  group being supported by America which shot it down, it wasn’t even the ‘can do no wrong’ Israeli regime which shot it down, it was the actual American navy with all of the world’s most sophisticated equipment on board. There was never so much as a formal apology, Mr Obama, yet it was clearly an American mistake. A quick $72,000,000 was the easy way out for a country which believes the God Almighty Dollar is the answer to everything and can buy everything and anything.

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Interesting To Watch A Bully Intimidating Friends Of Friends – Crimea

I, like most others in the world, am watching the Crimea situation with interest, but people of my age remember Crimea being part of Russia when we were kids and Kruschev gave it away – without asking anyone, but only from one part of the Soviet Union to another. He would have had no concept of the break up of the USSR which would follow twenty years later.

There was also an agreement in place for Russia to use the Crimea for military purposes.

Suddenly Ukraine ends up in turmoil through corrupt and incompetent leaders and Russia became afraid of losing its bases owing to the Ukraine’s increasingly western leanings. Continue reading