User Profile: KidCharlemagne

KidCharlemagne

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  • [9] August 2, 2014 at 3:47pm

    Looks like Russia won’t be able to develop Gaza’s natural gas after all……the place will be absolutely wrecked by the time they get to start:

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    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has embarked on a four-day visit to Moscow to secure a $1 billion deal with Russia to develop a natural gas field off the coast of the Gaza Strip.

    The plan, which Abbas and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev were expected to sign during Abbas’s visit, would allow joint Palestinian-Russian exploitation of gas fields off the Gaza coast.

    Russian energy giant Gazprom is involved in the discussions on mining the Gaza gas fields, which could yield some 30 billion cubic meters of natural gas, AFP reported.
    The Times Of Israel (Jan 25., 2014): “Abbas, Medvedev negotiating $1b. Gaza gas deal”

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  • [1] July 20, 2014 at 7:00pm

    “He’s already proven himself to be completely foolish on foreign affairs.”
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    You are mistaken:

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    “The trade deficit last year was over $728 billion. A $2 trillion war is raging, and plans are being laid to expand the war into Iran and possibly Syria. The only restraining force will be the world’s rejection of the dollar.”

    -Ron Paul, House of Representatives, February 15,2006

  • July 20, 2014 at 6:50pm

    “But Keep Loony Tunes away from anything to do with foreign policy.”
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    U.S. foreign policy revolves exclusively around the Federal Reserve’s ability to continuously print dollars (without suffering from hyperinflation):

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    “As a result, oil transactions everywhere in the world, including Russia and China, are denominated with dollars. We purchase their oil with our dollars, and they return with those same paper dollars and employ Americans by buying our goods and services. This system is also crucial to the security of our diplomatic and legal infrastructure, which is ultimately backed by our military. It’s the core of our foreign policy. It’s a reasonable fair exchange that has made sense since long before President Nixon closed the gold window.”
    -Michael Reagan, October 5, 2012

  • [1] July 20, 2014 at 6:34pm

    proliance
    - Jul. 19, 2014 at 5:57pm
    The Soviets fought a proxy war against the US in North Korea and in Vietnam. They not only supplied the weapons and training, but put trained soldiers on the ground and pilots in the air while claiming they didn’t.
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    Pot meets kettle??:

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    “Today, March 21st, is New Years Day in much of the Moslem world. New years, of course, should be an occasion for celebration. But for the Moslem people of Afghanistan, whose country was attacked and is occupied by the Soviet Army, it is a bitter reminder of a national calamity that befell their nation more than 3 years ago.

    “Yet, while we condemn what has happened in Afghanistan, we are not without hope. To watch the courageous Afghan freedom fighters battle modern arsenals with simple hand-held weapons is an inspiration to those who love freedom. Their courage teaches us a great lesson — that there are things in this world worth defending.

    To the Afghan people, I say on behalf of all Americans that we admire your heroism, your devotion to freedom, and your relentless struggle against your oppressors. ”
    -Ronald Wilson Reagan, Message On The Observance Of Afghanistan Day, March 21, 1983

  • [3] July 20, 2014 at 4:21pm

    “making them personally responsible for the destabilization in the first place.”
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    You are mistaken:

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    Nuland argues that the U.N. envoy will “help glue this thing and to have the U.N. glue it. And you know, f–k the EU,” she adds.

    “Exactly,” Pyatt can be heard replying. “And I think we got to do something to make it stick together, because you can be sure that if it does start to gain altitude the Russians will be working behind the scenes to torpedo it.”

    The two also discuss how to achieve the Obama administration’s preferred outcome.
    The Hill.com (February 6, 2014): “Obama official: ‘F–k the EU’”

  • [2] July 19, 2014 at 10:35pm

    You are mistaken:

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    U.S. STRATEGY PLAN CALLS FOR INSURING NO RIVALS DEVELOP
    By PATRICK E. TYLER
    Published: March 8, 1992

    In a broad new policy statement that is in its final drafting stage, the Defense Department asserts that America’s political and military mission in the post-cold-war era will be to insure that no rival superpower is allowed to emerge in Western Europe, Asia or the territory of the former Soviet Union.

  • [2] June 21, 2014 at 10:28pm

    John 1776
    - Jun. 21, 2014 at 9:27pm
    Drill now. We keep our money.
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    We can print money:

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    “The United States can pay any debt it has because we can always print money to do that. So there is zero probability of default.”

    -Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan

  • June 14, 2014 at 5:42pm

    “Obama & McCain wanted to train to fight Assad regime..now look at it.”
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    It’s an opportunity to win new friends though:

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    “The greater tragedy of it all is that we’re missing an historic opportunity to win new friends who share our values in the Middle East,” Romney said. “Unfortunately, so many of these people who could be our friends feel that our president is indifferent to their quest for freedom and dignity.”
    FOX News.com (October 8, 2012): “Romney calls for arming Syrian opposition, as part of Middle East course change”

  • [4] June 14, 2014 at 5:22pm

    ” it was the sudden surge of oil from the North Slope and the North Sea.”
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    Completely false…..

    Saudi Arabia began flooding the world with oil in September of 1985 in an attempt to collapse the Soviet Union:

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    “I suggest that President Obama might want to study how Ronald Reagan defeated the Soviet Union.

    He did it without firing a shot, as we know, but he had a super weapon – oil.

    Oil was the only thing the Soviets had in the 1980s that anyone in the rest of the world wanted to buy, besides ICBMs and H-bombs, and they weren’t for sale.

    Since selling oil was the source of the Kremlin’s wealth, my father got the Saudis to flood the market with cheap oil.”

  • [3] June 14, 2014 at 5:08pm

    More proof that Dr. Milton Friedman was remarkably perceptive:

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    “In an ordinary free market–let’s take potatoes, beef, anything you want–there are thousands of importers and exporters. Anybody can go into the business. But it’s very hard for a small person to go into the drug importing business because our interdiction efforts essentially make it enormously costly. So, the only people who can survive in that business are these large Medellin cartel kind of people who have enough money so they can have fleets of airplanes, so they can have sophisticated methods, and so on.

    In addition to which, by keeping goods out and by arresting, let’s say, local marijuana growers, the government keeps the price of these products high. What more could a monopolist want? He’s got a government who makes it very hard for all his competitors and who keeps the price of his products high. It’s absolutely heaven. “

  • March 27, 2014 at 6:25pm

    With “friends” like this, who needs enemies?:

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    “The greater tragedy of it all is that we’re missing an historic opportunity to win new friends who share our values in the Middle East,” Romney said. “Unfortunately, so many of these people who could be our friends feel that our president is indifferent to their quest for freedom and dignity.”
    FOX News.com (October 8, 2012): “Romney calls for arming Syrian opposition, as part of Middle East course change”

  • March 27, 2014 at 2:37pm

    “Instead of an answer, let’s try another series of questions. How do you get a nation to docilely accept a police state?”
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    That’s easy…..all you have to do is convince them that a perpetual state of war is good for them (or what we otherwise know today as “spreading freedom and democracy” to other countries):

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    “In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended; its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force, of the people.

    The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war, and in the degeneracy of manners and of morals engendered by both.

    No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.”

    -James Madison, Political Observations, April 20, 1795

  • March 25, 2014 at 1:04am

    “Understand this: We “social issues” conservatives (read: complete conservatives) will never stop playing the game.”
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    In other words, you still want to run people’s lives for them…….it’s just that you philosophically disagree with the liberals on how to go about accomplishing it….

    In reply to the contribution Is the GOP Suicidal?

  • March 20, 2014 at 11:20pm

    CaptainCardiac
    Mar. 20, 2014 at 10:27pm

    Looking for some weakness in the design of the ship most likely, funny though, with the defensive capability of a carrier, even without support ships, there is little chance of a missile getting through.
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    Famous last words?:

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    “In the days since the encounter with five Iranian patrol boats in the Strait of Hormuz, American officers have acknowledged that they have been studying anew the lessons from a startling simulation conducted in August 2002. In that war game, the Blue Team navy, representing the United States, lost 16 major warships — an aircraft carrier, cruisers and amphibious vessels — when they were sunk to the bottom of the Persian Gulf in an attack that included swarming tactics by enemy speedboats.

    “The sheer numbers involved overloaded their ability, both mentally and electronically, to handle the attack,” said Lt. Gen. Paul K. Van Riper, a retired Marine Corps officer who served in the war game as commander of a Red Team force representing an unnamed Persian Gulf military. “The whole thing was over in 5, maybe 10 minutes.”
    Jan. 12, 2008: “Iran Encounter Grimly Echoes ’02 War Game”

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  • March 20, 2014 at 11:03pm

    This is the second time that you have gotten your feathers ruffled whenever I linked to a story about the close association between high-profile members of the American government and the Nazis in Ukraine….

    It was only a couple of weeks ago that you bristled up to defend the Nazis when I linked to a story on Breitbart.com from 2 years ago about Hillary Clinton’s relationship with Ukraine’s Nazis back then….

    You sure are quick to jump in to defend Hillary Clinton, John McCain, and Svoboda for some reason…so perhaps you would like to elaborate further on this particular subject?

  • March 20, 2014 at 5:35pm

    “Nonetheless, I will never cease my efforts on behalf of the freedom, independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine, including Crimea.”
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    Is it still too late to give John McCain back to the Viet Cong?:

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    “Ukraine’s pro-EU protests show no sign of stopping – US Senator John McCain dined with opposition leaders this weekend, including the extreme far-right Svoboda party.

    During his trip the former US presidential candidate met with government and opposition figures, but gave his endorsement to the pro-Europe protesters.

    Senator McCain later waved to protesters from the stage in Independence Square during a mass rally in Kiev, standing with Oleh Tyahnybok, leader of the anti-Semitic Svoboda party.”
    Channel 4 News (Dec. 16, 2013): “Far-right group at heart of Ukraine protests meet US senator”

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  • March 19, 2014 at 9:54pm

    Once the engines on that plane fire up again, then they will start transmitting a signal to Rolls Royce or Boeing again…..

    If that happens, then either Boeing or Rolls Royce will instantly know that flight 370 is “alive” again…..and if one or the other recognizes that the plane has suddenly returned from the dead, then everybody in the world will be looking for it.

    There’s no way this plane could ever be used for nefarious purposes without either Boeing or Rolls Royce knowing that the engines on that plane had been turned on again.

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  • March 19, 2014 at 9:18pm

    “Pakistan has the plane…”
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    It didn’t have enough gas to get to Pakistan….

  • March 19, 2014 at 8:58pm

    “I estimate that, within the range of Flight 370, only China and Iran have the facilities and information control to land and hide a Boeing 777.”
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    It didn’t have enough gas to get to Iran:

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    6:15 a.m. in the Maldives is 9:15 a.m. in Malaysia, so the sighting would have occurred seven hours and 45 minutes after the last radio contact, the now-famous “All right, goodnight” at 1:30 a.m. Malaysian time over the Gulf of Thailand.

    A 777 series 200ER, with a nearly full load of 227 passengers and 12 crew, cargo, and fuel for the scheduled five and a half hour trip from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, plus reserves, would typically be able to stay in the air for a maximum of about eight hours. That makes the presence of the aircraft at 6 in the morning local time in the middle of the northern Indian Ocean technically possible.
    International Business Times (March 19, 2014)

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  • March 19, 2014 at 6:24pm

    “Russia’s population is shrinking and it’s economy is dependent the price of oil.”
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    The U.S. economy is also dependent on the price of oil.

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