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Originally posted by fleabit
I really wonder about some of you. A dictator of 40 years tries to supress his people with violence, when they just want freedom from his long standing regime, and instead of supporting countries who want to free this country (and NATO, who finally has the sac to DO something, than sit uselessly on its worthless butt, debating endlessly), you stand on the side.. of Putin!? Seriously?
I honestly think many of you would do much better if you moved out of this crappy, evil, wicked country that wants to supress you in so many ways (I don't even know how you manage to post stuff on the Internet!), and move to one of these friendly, fun countries run by ruthless dictators. Why you choose to live in this country at all baffles me. I can understand speaking out, I can understand wanting to continue to support freedoms. I cannot wrap my mind around how every time a know dictator, or even terrorists speak out, people here SUPPORT them! It boggles the mind.
Originally posted by Drala
Though he is not the first world leader to practice judo, Putin is the first leader to move forward into the advanced levels. Currently, Putin holds a 6th dan (red/white belt) and is best known for his Harai Goshi (sweeping hip throw). Putin earned Master of Sports (Soviet and Russian sport title) in Judo in 1975 and in Sambo in 1973.
Pyongyang media say Kim enjoys golf, having shot multiple holes-in-one during his first try at the game. He reportedly aced five holes and finished 38 under par on the golf course.
Originally posted by teapot
Originally posted by spacebot
Originally posted by teapot
Why is this Thread in Social Issues? I think a move to WW111 Forum would be appropriate. Make no mistake, the players are lining up in the global domination game.
Why do so many seem to assume the Abstention = silent agreement? Nobody but Putin knows his motivation for the decision to abstain from the resolution vote. Abstention was a strategic decision and speaking out after the fact supports this.
Remember, coalition involvement came after the Arab League made the request to NATO/UN and that this request was not made until after the completion of the pipeline project. Now the AL are voicing concern and distancing themselves from coalition action. It will be interesting to see the Arab response to any successful attempt to assassinate Gadafhi.
Agree with him or not, Putin is a charismatic leader who inspires confidence in many of his countrymen and his views on intervention in Libya are 'right', albeit hypocritical given actions in Chechnya et al.
Libya is a secular islamic socialism; all infrastructure and social apparatus are provided free at the point of delivery and workers are not paid. Therein is the sad irony that ME uprisings are crying out for democracy when democracy is just an idea that in reality does not exist.
Yeah, long live the Monarchy, the Blue Bloods and the Aristocracy, the legitimate heirs...
I think we should send some enlightened Blue Blood representatives down in Libya to rule the sheepish and genetically unclean to be self governed masses.
Long live the Crown. Long live colonial feudalism. Long live the brave Royal Air Force myopic pilots that continue to bomb innocents.
Monarchy? All hierarchical structures are facsist! Even where people think they are voting for a fair and just society.
And NATO/UN/AL/AU are all playing their own games, why should a leader of one of the BRICS not join in the rhetoric that leads to all out war?
Originally posted by Illusionsaregrander
reply to post by mistermonculous
I know. Good point.
Here in the US we have elected mouthpieces for the unelected oligarchy which simply manipulates information and elections to get the people who will play ball with them elected. Which is MUCH better.
Oh wait, we still have an unelected criminal oligarchy calling the shots, even though we get to go through the motions of democracy.
Originally posted by HunkaHunka
I'll take what we have anyday over anything else in the world at this point
How is that "breaking epic news"? Why would you put a lot of "faith" in the opinions of an ex KGB official?