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Unlike what happened in Ukraine, police never shot any protester, there were only administrative arrests.
originally posted by: theultimatebelgianjoke
a reply to: DJW001
I already suggested you to restrain your intellectual dishonesty by avoiding to draw conclusion about what people may think.
Maidan Snipers Trained in Poland
About oligarchy and the way it is fuelled : do you make any distinction between corruption and lobbying ?
OK. So let's consider a political regime/ideology that would be officially recognized as fascism by an international organization.
Poland is a NATO country ..
Korwin-Mikke is a self-declared monarchist and thinks that democracy is the "stupidest form of government ever conceived" where "two bums from under the beer booth, have twice more to say than the university professor". He claims that "This leads to stupidity, defraudation and corruption" and "this is how the Athenian democracy ended".
[Edit for brevity--DJW001]
Other provocative statements include the claim that there is no written proof Adolf Hitler was aware of the Holocaust and that the difference between rape and consensual sex is very subtle.[snip] During the 2012 Summer Paralympics, Korwin-Mikke wrote that the general public should "not see the disabled on television".[snip] In regards to welfare, he has stated his belief that: “If someone gives money to an unemployed person he should have his hand cut off because he is destroying the morale of the people."[snip] In 2014, Korwin-Mikke was fined by the President of the European Parliament for 'expressing himself in a racist manner'
The abbreviation of party's name in Polish is the same as last name of its founder (KORWiN)
So let's consider a political regime/ideology that would be officially recognized as fascism by an international organization. After a while - and heavy lobbying - the said organization retracts itself and removes the fascist label. What could we conclude ? That lobbying can ultimately decide what can be considered as fascism or not ? That the said international organization by allowing itself to be the subject of lobbying is actually corrupt ? What if those labelled as fascist make sure they remove the label in order to start peace talks but nothing came out of those talks ?
UN General Assembly Resolution 3379
You said earlier that serving 'militia or armed forces to defend your society as a condition of citizenship is not Fascism'. I agree. What do you think of a regime that would jail conscientious objectors ?
originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: theultimatebelgianjoke
You really need to read what others post. The UN resolution that you link to does not accuse Israel of being a Fascist state. I have patiently explained, at least twice before on this thread, that apartheid is not a necessary attribute of Fascism, and yet you continue to act as though it is.
As for a regime that jails conscientious objectors, it, too, may be a liberal democracy if it uses popular elections to choose its government. Jailing conscientious objectors is nearly universal everywhere... but the United States.
But are the analysts right? The evidence is compelling. Fascist regimes have charismatic dictators with hyper-masculine personality cults. These regimes generally evince a hyper-nationalist ethos, a cult of violence, mass mobilization of youth, high levels of repression, powerful propaganda machines, and imperialist projects. Fascist regimes are hugely popular—usually because the charismatic leader appeals to broad sectors of the population. Putin and his Russia fit the bill perfectly.
originally posted by: theultimatebelgianjoke
a reply to: dragonridr
Don't worry, only the US is helping sunni islamist groups, Russia is not. Russia is tied with representative of Shia islam. Al-Quada : sunnis, ISIS: sunnis, Al-Nursa : sunnis, Boko-Haram : sunnis, Hamas : sunnis ... The only paramilitary shiite group is the Hezbollah. Now the islamists are teaming with the Nazi-nostalgics in Ukraine :
Islamic Battalions, Stocked With Chechens, Aid Ukraine in War With Rebels
And people who are really willing to get rid of ISIS are getting busy :
Russia, Egypt support forming anti-ISIS coalition with Syria
My guess is that Al-sisi's days are number if he turn his back from the US. A leader supervising a military junta can only stay in place if he serves the interests of those who put them there.