#1 By: Xeni Jardin, August 30th, 2013 14:39
#2 By: Falcor the Don't Push Your Luckdragon, August 30th, 2013 19:34
I moved a post to an existing topic: I didn't vote for 'em
#3 By: Tim, August 30th, 2013 14:57
Who was the last U.S. President prior to Carter who did not order a major military action against another country? Coolidge maybe?
#4 By: greggman, August 30th, 2013 15:04
I found this interesting
Yes, the first question is
#5 By: Hiro, August 30th, 2013 15:19
We really need to change our perspectives - the President is the office, and an individual. The interventionist policies are the machinations of the ruling class. We're all aware of PNAC, but not enough people understand the role that the CFR and Trilateral Commission have had in dictating what our military, nay, our country does. We're analyzing the micro actions (Iraq, Egypt, Syria) and not stepping back enough to see the macro. What does the western elite stand to gain through massive military exercises? Destabilization, division, cheap resource acquisition... it's really a deeper rabbit hole than any of the headlines will allow for discussion and analysis of. And really, what the US is doing, is so deeply evil and wrong, it disgusts me.
#6 By: Lyle Hopwood, August 30th, 2013 15:36
Someone on Charlie Stross's blog posted this link to an Adam Curtis feature. It appears the US has been screwing with Syria's rulers since 1947. I doubt if it can be expected to keep its fingers away now! (Although Britain just did, to my huge surprise.)
What is happening in Syria feels like one of the last gasps of the age of the military dictators. An old way of running the world is still desperately trying to cling to power, but the underlying feeling in the west is that somehow Assad's archaic and cruel military rule will inevitably collapse and...
#7 By: Falcor the Don't Push Your Luckdragon, August 30th, 2013 19:06
I moved 18 posts to a new topic: I didn't vote for 'em
#21 By: Falcor the Don't Push Your Luckdragon, August 30th, 2013 17:58
Let's bring this back on topic guys.
#23 By: Cowicide, August 30th, 2013 18:01
Sorry, Falcor, I didn't see your post before I made my last one.
#24 By: Cowicide, August 30th, 2013 19:09
Whoops, moved my post to appropriate thread....
#25 By: Falcor the Don't Push Your Luckdragon, August 30th, 2013 19:14
#26 By: Cowicide, August 30th, 2013 19:15
Thanks for moving the posts, but why did you skip the first off-topic post here? Doesn't really seem fair to the others who responded to it.
#27 By: Falcor the Don't Push Your Luckdragon, August 30th, 2013 19:33
I thought I had clicked and must have missed it! Will get it there.
EDIT: It is moved but currently not at the top where it should be. Seeing how to get that sorted
#28 By: Xeni Jardin, September 4th, 2013 14:39
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