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Mike McNeil

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  • Enter the Dragon: China offers Iraq Aerial Strikes on ISIL/ Daesh
    • Nice analysis. The global oil price drop is going to vex Putin and scramble his plans while giving China more leverage in energy consumption and infrastructure development at an advantageous time for their economy.

      If the US can smarten up a little and transition to a renewable energy driven economy ASAP, we might dodge some of the resource wars (at least the ones we're not already in!).

      Dr. Cole's perspective is invaluable, especially when compared to the piffle and noise the once great American news media dribble out between pimping the latest entertainment snooze.

  • The Second Iran-Iraq War and the American Switch
    • Excellent advice spyguy, which of course means little chance of it happening. The best outcome for now might be that Iraq devolves into part of a new Kurdistan, part of western Iran and part of whatever Syria is turning into. Oil fields will be the real prizes for all parties involved, so plenty of blood and treasure will be spilled over these regardless of what flag flies over them.

  • The Fall of Mosul and the False Promises of Modern History
    • Likewise - one of the better results of this constant bloodshed might be an actual state of Kurdistan, which Turkey and Iran will resist. However, if the fighting in Syria and Iraq continues, the Kurds could make the case for autonomy as a buffer state to keep ISIS and other radicals out of Turkey and Iran.

  • The Eurasian Pivot: Is it China's and Russia's Century?
    • Agreed. At what point will Chinese and/or Russian citizens realize this, and act on it? Given the thickness of the average American head on climate change/global warming, I am not encouraged... but also not willing to give up, either.

  • The Mandela Problem of the AWM Wing of the GOP
    • A terminology question: shouldn't these dolts be called the AOWM: Angry Old White Men? I'm sure there are a fair amount of Angry Young White Men still (I can throw a snowball and hit a few where I live in the Midwestern US), but I wonder if the AOWM cohort will be around much longer. They'll either die off (literally) or be increasingly replaced by multi-cultis like Obama and/or younger, more politically moderate leaders and voters, won't they?

  • Ret'd. CIA Official Alleges Bush White House Used Agency to "Get" Cole
    • Blue Guy Red State 06/16/2011 at 5:30 pm

      Many of the thugs that worked for Nixon and Reagan ended up in the Bush 43 White House, and brought their former employers' contempt for the rule of law with them.

      The sad fact that the Obama White House hasn't 'cleaned house' in any meaningful way since taking office is beyond disappointing. Patriot Act? Illegal spying on Americans? Wasting blood and treasure overseas? People who say this is Bush's third term aren't nearly wrong enough...

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