Desider

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  • Desider commented on the diary post Video: Ukrainian Update, Neo-Con Isolationists Isolating Russia by jbade.

    2014-07-20 04:38:08View | Delete

    Strange, I thought Russia and China were ruled by corporate oligopolies enabled by the state – strange to hear you saying the rulers of Gazprom and Yukos, or the myriad of Chinese shell companies, are going to fight corporate empire? George Lucas needs you – his creativity has pretty well waned.

  • Desider commented on the blog post The Roundup for July 18th, 2014

    2014-07-19 10:04:57View | Delete

    Yeah, being wrong is a 25×7 occupation – they’ll just forge ahead and muddle around the “facts” as needed – can always invent a “Carlos” somewhere to lend a hand.

  • Desider commented on the blog post The Roundup for July 18th, 2014

    2014-07-19 10:03:37View | Delete

    Wow, if they kill a few more separatists each day, they may match the separatists’ Indonesian count in a month – you go, guys – better to play with your pud then try to interpret politics that are a bit above your head.

    Meanwhile, here in the real world, it’s been time-honored practice to try to keep your country together – for millenia. I’m sure in your pixie-dust world, territories just magically realign and peaceful consideration continues as always. Too bad we can’t import that here, but them’s the breaks.

    (to answer the other, yes, giving Syrian rebels weapons is a bad idea. But least Abbas was a verified dictator carrying on a repressive line – Kiev of course is none of this, except in Putin’s and a few “liberals” fantasy.

  • Desider commented on the diary post Wayne Madsen: Israel ordered Malaysian Airline Shoot-down by metamars.

    2014-07-19 09:57:34View | Delete

    No doubt, and my grandma is studying brain surgery, if she can keep her hands from shaking. Come back to reality, dudes – the real world awaits with open arms. Or at least passable bagels.

  • Desider commented on the blog post The Roundup for July 18th, 2014

    2014-07-18 22:55:27View | Delete

    Hey, where are all the pro-Putin folks giving apologies for blaming the “Fascist putschists” in Kiev for shooting down the plane?

    Surely they’re preparing a lengthy mea culpa.

  • And you can imagine that our military & intelligence services are watching airspace over the Ukrainian-Russian border much much closer than they were watching the Malay peninsula.

  • Even the Russians didn’t think the Ukrainians could have shot down the plane in 2001 – it was only the Americans insisting, with some kind of tracking of the missile that did it – traveling far past its usual range – that finally convinced. Overall, it wasn’t incompetence – they thought they were in safe [...]

  • You’re probably better off just dropping them…
    here’s a Guardian link showing Ukraine accepted the possibility of shooting down the Russian plane in 2001 in a mistaken military exercise *8 days* after the plane was shot down – not “refused to acknowledge for years”.

  • Desider commented on the diary post Counting the Presidents’ Bodies by David Swanson.

    2014-07-16 02:24:46View | Delete

    Quite possibly what ended the war was the 9 August 1.6 million man Soviet invasion of Manchuria, Inner Mongolia, Korea and south Sakhalin, utterly devastating the few Japanese defenses (10:1 casualties) and putting the Russians 38 miles by sea from Hokkaido. Assuming the atomic bombs helped Japan surrender to someone beside the Russsians, they saved [...]

  • Desider commented on the diary post Summer Signs Confirmed by Deena Stryker.

    2014-07-14 05:33:41View | Delete

    “war is always good for business” – not when Russia left rubble everywhere. Yeah, they got about 30% productivity out of Czechs compared to what they could have done with pre-war/pre-rubble standards. Yes, the Marshall Plan worked – except where Russia didn’t allow it. But poor Europe, under America’s thumb these last 9 or so [...]

  • Desider commented on the diary post Summer Signs Confirmed by Deena Stryker.

    2014-07-13 09:48:34View | Delete

    Look at East Europe that Russia didn’t rebuild – you’d rather have that one?

  • Desider commented on the diary post Summer Signs Confirmed by Deena Stryker.

    2014-07-13 09:47:33View | Delete

    Unilaterally annexing a whole province.

  • Desider commented on the diary post Summer Signs Confirmed by Deena Stryker.

    2014-07-13 06:36:34View | Delete

    Don’t worry, Putin says 2018 FIFA World Cup won’t be affected. Nice to see France tickles your fancy after Sarkozy overthrew Libya to land oil contracts. Pity Qaddafi funneled money to his election campaign. UK now 2nd most important economy. “Forgetting that Europeans experienced real Communism, Deena assumed they would not realize what was happening [...]

  • Desider commented on the diary post On Gaza, Key Israelis Speak of Ethnic Cleansing and Mass Killing by fairleft.

    2014-07-10 06:00:43View | Delete

    Ukraine has been paying much more than France, Germany, Belorus, Armenia, Czech, etc. – Putin is “trying to charge them less” only if they abandon connections with the EU – that’s political blackmail, not economic negotiations over a fuel. How is Ukraine “100% captured by the West”? this is mindless babble. There are no Western [...]

  • Desider commented on the diary post On Gaza, Key Israelis Speak of Ethnic Cleansing and Mass Killing by fairleft.

    2014-07-10 03:04:36View | Delete

    Well, gee, if Putin hadn’t grabbed Crimea recently, maybe the D-Day celebrations would have been more fun – waddaya expect? Yes, Russia did more to win WWII than the Americans – both the European theater and quite possibly their fast movement to Vladisvostok, Manchuria and Sakharin scared the living shit out of the Japanese more [...]

  • Desider commented on the diary post On Gaza, Key Israelis Speak of Ethnic Cleansing and Mass Killing by fairleft.

    2014-07-10 02:52:29View | Delete

    Well, what preceded Operation Barbarossa was Hitler & Stalin brutally slicing Poland in two. However, I don’t see the “mess” – Ukraine doesn’t need redistribution of wealth – it needs ways to expand trading with the west and integrating with the EU. Sure, the other route is big gas handouts from Russia and other national [...]

  • Desider commented on the diary post On Gaza, Key Israelis Speak of Ethnic Cleansing and Mass Killing by fairleft.

    2014-07-09 12:37:35View | Delete

    Note that Putin’s charm offensive in Ukraine will probably fail, with his claiming Ukraine was irrelevant in winning WWII – and of course ignoring Soviet (Stalin’s) atrocities in Ukraine before and after WWII.

    I imagine even Russian speakers will not be pleased.

  • Desider commented on the diary post On Gaza, Key Israelis Speak of Ethnic Cleansing and Mass Killing by fairleft.

    2014-07-09 12:29:56View | Delete

    The South seceding at France’s bequest would be unseemly and dishonorable. However disastrous secession was, they were no one’s poodle, and didn’t do it with rubles/francs as the prize. If the eastern provinces want to muster a real self-actuating referendum in a year after the bullshit’s calmed down, without a bunch of hoosiers in balaclavas [...]

  • Desider commented on the diary post On Gaza, Key Israelis Speak of Ethnic Cleansing and Mass Killing by fairleft.

    2014-07-09 11:23:38View | Delete

    Democracy is not a suicide pact, and elections – despite continued US pollyanish attitude – are not the goal of democracy, but simply 1 tactic for its implementation. Yes, protests in the street are a valid form of democracy. Hong Kong’s been great the last month or so – do you disagree, or is this [...]

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