User Profile: KidCharlemagne

KidCharlemagne

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  • [1] September 20, 2014 at 11:05am

    Russia has previously indicated that they will not surrender possession of Syria (without some serious escalation taking place):

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    “For Russia, Syria, not Iran, is the hidden tripwire for WWIII — and the battles this time around will not favor us by focusing on our military strengths.”
    -Michael Reagan, October 5, 2012

  • September 16, 2014 at 6:32pm

    You can’t return back to Kosovo without going through Iraq and Syria first….

  • [2] September 16, 2014 at 6:08pm

    “We are at war with Assad, period,” he said. “That’s all this is about.”
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    Assad is “in the way” of the final stage of completion for the bridge to Kosovo:

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    Still, Cheney said, “it is important that Assad go down” and supporting the opposition sooner might have been a more successful strategy.
    Bloomberg.com (June 16, 2013): “Cheney Says Obama Decision to Arm Syrian Rebels May Be Too Late”

    Bill Clinton did his part…

    George Bush did his part…

    Now it is Obama’s turn to do his part.

  • September 13, 2014 at 5:21pm

    “As you may have noticed, during the segment Fox displayed an old photo of McCain with a group of Syrian rebels.”
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    If you look closely at this photo, then you will notice Caliph Baghdadi standing in the background over McCain’s right shoulder:

    John McCain and Caliph Baghdadi

    Here is Caliph Baghdadi’s ‘America’s Most Wanted’ poster:

    “America’s Most Wanted”: Caliph Baghdadi (aka Abu Du’a)

  • [19] September 11, 2014 at 4:47pm

    Manslaughter or negligent homicide of a K-9 officer.

    In my neck of the woods, then if someone (without a badge or that wasn’t a judge) did this to a K-9 officer, then he would be charged with a felony.

  • [1] September 11, 2014 at 4:06pm

    But several weeks ago, Obama told lawmakers that Crimea – the Ukrainian territory that Russia claims to have annexed, is “gone,” said Rep. Buck McKeon, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.
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    Russia has maintained a major military installation at Crimea for over 200 years….they aren’t going to simply hand that over to either the Nazis in Ukraine (or the Ottoman muslims for that matter either):

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    “Its ships are based in various harbors of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, while its aviation and infrastructure is based in various locations in Crimea and Krasnodar Krai.

    It is considered to have been founded by Prince Potemkin on May 13, 1783, together with its principal base, the city of Sevastopol. Russia struggled for a long time against its main rival in the region, the Ottoman Empire, with the Ottoman Navy being its main opponent in the Black Sea.”
    Black Sea Fleet

    It would be about as crazy as handing Pearl Harbor over to the Japanese Imperial Navy on a silver platter.

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  • [1] September 11, 2014 at 3:49pm

    “With this move, the oil-rich kingdom continues a policy characteristic of the OPEC cartel, which often artificially manipulates the price of oil by increasing or slashing production, as opposed to market forces dictating the price at the pump.”
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    In September of 1985, Saudi Arabia began flooding the world with oil in an attempt to collapse the Soviet Union…..

    Unfortunately though, the resulting global price collapse boomeranged onto domestic American oil producers (who subsequently closed up shop until prices rose to the point at which they could turn a profit again):

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    “But Saudi Arabia proved late in 1985 and early in 1986 it could effectively control world crude prices overproducing as well as by curtailing supply. To regain a stronger market share and throw a kink into oil exploration in other countries including the U.S., the Saudis and other OPEC members turned up the flow.

    A true oil “glut” ensued and Oklahoma crude oil nosedived within six months from $27 to $10 a barrel. With exploration risks soaring and incentives down, domestic oil and gas drilling activity fell to its lowest level in 46 years.”
    NewsOK.com (December 31, 1989): “Oil Producers Left Shaken by ’80s Price Ride”

  • September 10, 2014 at 10:47pm

    Cheney also reportedly said that by the Obama administration “facilitating the Muslim Brotherhood … our policies have been exactly opposite to where they should be” and called for aggressive military action against Islamic State terrorists.
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    I think Dick Cheney could use a major overhaul on his pacemaker at this point:

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    Still, Cheney said, “it is important that Assad go down” and supporting the opposition sooner might have been a more successful strategy.
    Bloomberg News (June 16, 2013): “Cheney Says Obama Decision to Arm Syrian Rebels May Be Too Late”

  • [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

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