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    Quote Originally Posted by nsacpi View Post
    hip hop as foreign policy...that's already happened in most countries in that part of the world, including Iran
    Yep. And its growth needs to be encouraged. Sanctions just cut off the flow of culture. It needs to be turned on full blast.

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    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/india...073836773.html

    Its almost as if taxes are bad. I think Sturg may have mentioned that once before...
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    As much as I think the hawks in the Trump administration would lie about Iran being behind the attacks on Saudi Arabia, they're almost certainly right this time. The level of sophistication (drone and cruise missiles) points directly to Iran. Even if it was the Yemeni rebels, there's no way they could carry that attack out without Iran's direct aid.

    We're rapidly approaching a crossroads with Iran. The sanctions are causing economic devastation, however, Iran has a huge bargaining chip. If there's a war, a huge portion of the global oil supply is jeopardized. Much of Saudi Arabia's oil production is within range of Iranian missiles. The Straight of Hormuz sees 1/5 of the world's oil pass through it. If the region destabilized, the price of oil would spike and likely send an already shaky global economy into a bad recession. Iran also knows the US is gearing up for a presidential election. The last thing Trump would want would be sky high gas prices and a stumbling economy.

    That being said, if Iran did go to war, things would not go well for them. Currently, Iran has very little money coming in and its cash on hand is speculated to only cover a few more months. Iran literally cannot afford to go to war. Especially not one that lasts more than a few weeks.

    This will be an interesting situation to watch over the coming weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by striker42 View Post
    As much as I think the hawks in the Trump administration would lie about Iran being behind the attacks on Saudi Arabia, they're almost certainly right this time. The level of sophistication (drone and cruise missiles) points directly to Iran. Even if it was the Yemeni rebels, there's no way they could carry that attack out without Iran's direct aid.

    We're rapidly approaching a crossroads with Iran. The sanctions are causing economic devastation, however, Iran has a huge bargaining chip. If there's a war, a huge portion of the global oil supply is jeopardized. Much of Saudi Arabia's oil production is within range of Iranian missiles. The Straight of Hormuz sees 1/5 of the world's oil pass through it. If the region destabilized, the price of oil would spike and likely send an already shaky global economy into a bad recession. Iran also knows the US is gearing up for a presidential election. The last thing Trump would want would be sky high gas prices and a stumbling economy.

    That being said, if Iran did go to war, things would not go well for them. Currently, Iran has very little money coming in and its cash on hand is speculated to only cover a few more months. Iran literally cannot afford to go to war. Especially not one that lasts more than a few weeks.

    This will be an interesting situation to watch over the coming weeks.
    Continue to cripple the leadership with sanctions until another protest starts.
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    all fall back from overthrowing a democratic election years ago and putting a dictator back in place

    it's really crazy how being just unable to say we were wrong then

    that has lead to this moment

    could easily work with them and we just choose to be idiots about it
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    What China is doing to the Uygurs right now needs to stop. I am no fan of Islam but what appears to be the systematic genocide of a group of people can't be tolerated.
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    You suddenly grow a heart when it works to defend a Trump policy. Not buying it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunrevenge View Post
    You suddenly grow a heart when it works to defend a Trump policy. Not buying it.
    I have a soft spot for genocide...tried once to my family.
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    Didnt your mom die when you were young. Is that behind your soft spot for kids being separated from their parents?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunrevenge View Post
    Didnt your mom die when you were young. Is that behind your soft spot for kids being separated from their parents?
    That was a ****ty thing to say

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunrevenge View Post
    Didnt your mom die when you were young. Is that behind your soft spot for kids being separated from their parents?
    I feel sorry for you. Seek help and be well.
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    Free speech and religious freedom under constant attack in Europe

    But I'm probably just being paranoid here


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    Quote Originally Posted by Krgrecw View Post
    That was a ****ty thing to say

    My mom died when I was young too. I dont particularly care if it hurts his feelings. The difference is I actually give a **** about the cruel **** we are doing to families. And I dont mean just the border.
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    Erdogan orders Trump to pull US forces from Northern Syria. Weak ass president does what he is told.
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    Promises made....

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    How is the OG AGs investigation going?
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    The NBA is pathetic. I hate this so much because i enjoy the game so much but to make a stsatement like this when Morey was 100% right is embarassing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sturg33 View Post
    Free speech and religious freedom under constant attack in Europe

    But I'm probably just being paranoid here

    um...they don't have those guaranteed freedoms in Europe. It's on the reasons it's not the progressive paradise some believe it to be. Sure you get free healthcare most places, but be prepared to spend time in jail if you say the wrong things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thethe View Post
    The NBA is pathetic. I hate this so much because i enjoy the game so much but to make a stsatement like this when Morey was 100% right is embarassing.
    Part of the cost of doing business with China. The NBA and all the businesses who make that choice are big boys and know what they are signing up for. Easy for me to say as a small businessman who has no business with China, but I would never sell out my soul like that. It is beyond pathetic.
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