| O-T Lounge|| re: npr article/report: what if WW I had never been fought? ... - OleWar on 3/12/14 at 10:28 pm|
[quote]Would the USA have stuck to an isolationist mentality and how would that have affected our economy and immigration in to US.[/quote]
Elitists seemed to have already been pursuing imperialism- Cuba, Philippines, Mexico, Haiti, Dominican Republic.
Maybe wars with England or France and all...
| Political Talk|| re: How did George Bush lose an entire generation for the Republican Party? - OleWar on 3/11/14 at 10:00 pm|
There are books by William Strauss and Neil Howe which discusses generation theory. Their hypothesis is generations are cyclic. The millenials are classified as a civic generation. The last civic generation was the "greatest generation". They tend to be very duty oriented in following the progres...
| Political Talk|| re: A National Emergency since Thursday - OleWar on 3/10/14 at 4:29 pm|
I knew we were still in a National Emergency since 9/11, I missed the bird flu one....
| Political Talk|| A National Emergency since Thursday - OleWar on 3/10/14 at 4:19 pm|
Maybe German, or Ukrainian, but I missed this.
[quote] ...an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, and I...
| Political Talk|| Hillary Clinton’s Ukraine – and 2016 – problem - OleWar on 3/3/14 at 10:12 pm|
IMHO the real screw up from this White House was its insistence on focusing on the New START treaty as part of the "reset", reseting to open LOCs into Afghanistan was one thing and it was in our interest. But this administration walked away from Ukraine and Georgia for New Start.
I don't know wh...
| Political Talk|| re: What's the next target after Crimea for Putin? - OleWar on 3/3/14 at 12:22 pm|
Chinese get Panama...
| Political Talk|| re: Decreasing International Wars: what role does global trade play? - OleWar on 3/3/14 at 12:16 pm|
You know Marxists believe that if the whole world was Marxist there would be peace. In their utopian world they are probably right.
The Free Traders use this same logic. But just as what happens when people freak out when the Marxists try to change society, the same thing happens when people do...
| Political Talk|| re: Russia's Ukraine order of battle - OleWar on 3/2/14 at 10:12 pm|
[quote]Good post. It's interesting how inflated this board's opinion of the Russian military might is.[/quote]
I think Galeotti is exaggerating a bit. Of course the Russian military is no comparison to US forces, but just a few points.
The US military is designed for power projection, getting...
| Political Talk|| re: What's so bad about letting Ukraine split in 2? - OleWar on 3/2/14 at 6:14 pm|
A lot of Moldovans would prefer to be part of Romania, but because of Transnistria and the Russians this has been unable to be accomplished.
And created a shitty economic situation....
| Political Talk|| re: What's so bad about letting Ukraine split in 2? - OleWar on 3/2/14 at 6:08 pm|
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| Political Talk|| re: What's so bad about letting Ukraine split in 2? - OleWar on 3/2/14 at 5:54 pm|
[quote]Because Ukrainians on both sides of the "split" need Kyiv for their legitimacy. Kyiv is the place the first "Rusyn" state was born, Kyiv is where the "Baptism of the Slavs" occured, etc. They can't split, because they need Kyiv.[/quote]
That is an excellent point, furthermore drawing the l...
| Political Talk|| re: US Forces preparing for...... - OleWar on 3/2/14 at 2:18 pm|
I guess decadent parties is one way to do it....
| Political Talk|| US Forces preparing for...... - OleWar on 3/2/14 at 2:13 pm|
I don't know how to best fill in the subject for this, ideas welcome.
Stars and Stripes Article
WND with video
| Political Talk|| re: What should Obama do about Ukraine? - OleWar on 3/1/14 at 2:08 pm|
And cause an oil bust in Texas and Louisiana. Obama may want to do this since he probably dislikes Jindal and Perry more so then Putin....
| Political Talk|| re: 2008: Palin on Ukraine - OleWar on 2/28/14 at 9:20 pm|
We can engage in counterfactuals all night long- For example Do you REALLY think this administration would be this incompetent had Hillary Clinton won the primary?
The most incompetent and inexperienced of all the Democratic candidates won, with this stupid team of rivals and junior varsity st...
| Political Talk|| re: 2008: Palin on Ukraine - OleWar on 2/28/14 at 7:11 pm|
Here is where the Administration's policy really f'ed up.
The priority for US Russian relations in 2009 became "reset", but with the main purpose of pursuing the primary goal of signing a new START treaty and reducing Nuclear arsenals. Other things like supporting Euro-Atlantic integration of Uk...
| Political Talk|| re: Russian troops take up positions inside Ukraine port city after recent maneuvers - OleWar on 2/26/14 at 8:30 pm|
So I spent a good bit of time in Sevestopol, and I thought I would add a few comments that may make the article a little less surprising. First when you come in from the north from Simferopol, it is really hilly and there is a Russian training facility that the road cuts through, it was not unusual...
| Political Talk|| re: Russian troops take up positions inside Ukraine port city after recent maneuvers - OleWar on 2/26/14 at 8:07 pm|
More Mongols in China then Mongolia, like 2:1, I think....
| Political Talk|| re: Fascism, Socialism and Kiev... - OleWar on 2/23/14 at 11:18 pm|
So in general true Bonapartism ie: returning a Bonaparte to the throne was pretty much dead between the wars in terms of a political party, their few adherents fought in the streets with other conservatives, although the heir to the throne fought with the resistance. Guys like Piere Costantini defi...
| Political Talk|| re: Fascism, Socialism and Kiev... - OleWar on 2/23/14 at 5:35 pm|
Please reference what Marx said. Plus are we just denouncing Stalin in this thread or Lenin, Bolshevism, or any vanguard revolutionaries. What post Marx philosophers or leaders got it right?...
| Political Talk|| re: Fascism, Socialism and Kiev... - OleWar on 2/23/14 at 5:19 pm|
I've heard this argument before, and it is a late 20th century argument by those who were upset that communism seemed to have failed in Russia, or they run afoul of the Soviets.
First, you like others love to say what Marx would or would not have said or "proscribed" based on post hoc argument...
| Political Talk|| re: Fascism, Socialism and Kiev... - OleWar on 2/23/14 at 4:41 pm|
I'm beginning to think you don't what the term "opposite" means. But anyway, what about Trotsky or Lenin, were they opposite or deviant to true Communism. Once the revolution in Russia started, who was the rightful heir to Marx....
| Political Talk|| re: Fascism, Socialism and Kiev... - OleWar on 2/23/14 at 4:17 pm|
[quote]If you define communism by it's true nature then you'll see it's the opposite of fascism. Anarchism is most definitely not fascism. [/quote]
You are looking at it from the perspective of being a Marxist sympathizer. That anything that does not fit into your what Marx really said is orthod...
| Political Talk|| re: Fascism, Socialism and Kiev... - OleWar on 2/23/14 at 12:24 pm|
[quote]This "Right Wing Nazi" thing was invented by the Left to use as a political weapon against Conservatives.[/quote]
As much as the Left invented this, it may be necessary to point to the historical fact (note I'm taking this from a more Continental European perspective) that for most of the ...
| Political Talk|| re: Ukraine's parliament has voted to oust President Yanukovych - OleWar on 2/22/14 at 10:07 pm|
[quote]Was the Parliament's action extra-Constitutional?[/quote]
According to the Ukrainian Constitution the Rada (parliament) can initiate impeachment for crimes, which is what they have voted to do.
| Political Talk|| re: Fascism, Socialism and Kiev... - OleWar on 2/22/14 at 6:43 pm|
and where does Zionism fall in this mix. I wonder if it even dawned on Goldberg as he thought about nationalism and socialism.
I also don't think Goldberg really understands there are some fundamental differences between the National Bolshevism of Limonov and the Eurasianism of Dugin. Nation...
| Political Talk|| re: Ukraine's parliament has voted to oust President Yanukovych - OleWar on 2/22/14 at 6:18 pm|
[quote]His next step will be to officially request Putin to send in security forces to restore the "legally elected" government.
Putin will send in tanks & helicopters under the pretense it is necessary to stop violence and save lives and to protect the ethnic Russians who are Ukrainian citizens...
| Political Talk|| re: Ukrainian legislature votes to remove Yanukovych. New elections set for May - OleWar on 2/22/14 at 12:48 pm|
This whole Russian vs Ukrainian meme is really simplistic. First Yanukovych is as much Belorussian and Polish as he is Russian ethnically.
The people in Eastern Ukraine are Ukrainians and just as proud of their nation as those in the West, they don't want to be dominated by Russia.
It was the...
| Political Talk|| re: Early Elections in Ukraine -BBC - OleWar on 2/21/14 at 11:45 pm|
[quote]Although Kyiv v Kiev is very important, the best example is Ukraine v the Ukraine. The Ukraine implies that Ukraine is a region within something larger. For a Ukrainian, this emphatically means that Ukraine is a region of Russia. [/quote]
All for a free and independent Ukraine, but I don...
| Political Talk|| re: Ukraine is a proxy war between the EU and Russian Federation. - OleWar on 2/20/14 at 8:16 pm|
No. The EU is divided in integrating Ukraine. As much as many Swedes Poles and Germans are interested in doing this, there are as many politicians and companies who don't want this to happen, as they don't want to pay for it and they have business deals with the Russians.
The Obama administrati...