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The "Seven Sisters " was a term coined in the 1950s by businessman Enrico Mattei, then-head of the Italian state oil company Eni, to describe the seven oil companies which formed the "Consortium for Iran" cartel and dominated the global petroleum industry from the mid-1940s to the 1970s.[1
Saudi Aramco (Saudi Arabia)
China National Petroleum Corporation (China)
National Iranian Oil Company (Iran)
They were defeated by dirt farming in reds in Afghanistan less than 3 decades ago...and their government subsequently collapsed and a coup was launch(albeit unsuccessfully).
We beat that same foe in a couple of months....spare me your glorification of Russia.
Communism is a pathetic ethos and its tenants sound like the ramblings of an east Texas beauty contestant... The most ironic part of communism is that pseudo-intellects have constructed an algorithm in their brains whose sum equates to paradise....(homonym puns all over the place)
Anyhow, Russia and its populace(mostly due to 1st trimester fetal alcohol exposure) is a dying star long since bereft of societal intellectual prowess....let alone military prowess.
originally posted by: Christosterone
The good news is that Russia has a pathetic army...and an even more pathetic work ethic(as a society)...and that's to say nothing about the poor innate, inherent IQ of its alcohol imbibing populace....
Once we get a new president with a backbone, America will [again] put that pathetic socialist parasite in its place...
originally posted by: babybunniesI get the whole holocaust thing, but given there are only about 12 million Jews in the world compared to over a billion each for Islam and Christianity, I fail to see how Judaism is considered "one of the world's great religions".
originally posted by: stumason
a reply to: buster2010
A questionable list, at best - it ranks Russia as second, but why? They have limited capability to project power, much of their army is poorly trained conscripts using mostly 70's/80's era machinery, the CnC is still the outdated model used during the Cold War.
Given the methodology they have used, it seems Russia is only pushed up to second because of their huge Oil reserves. It also seems to rank Russia highly because they have "15,398" battle tanks - totally ignoring the fact much of them are outdated and outclassed by other MBT's. The same goes with the Naval and Air power - yes, they might have more aircraft for example but ignores the quality.
"The phrase 'the establishment in Palestine of a National Home for the Jewish people' was intended and understood by all concerned to mean at the time of the Balfour Declaration that Palestine would ultimately become a 'Jewish Commonwealth' or a 'Jewish State', if only Jews came and settled there in sufficient numbers."