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Old Jan 25th 2016, 10:58 PM
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US is a rogue nation that routinely ignores international law and/or UN Charter whenever the US feels like doing so.
All regimes try to play by their own rules, but it is irking that so many Americans think that the US is "A beacon of liberty on a hill" or some such crap that Reagan said, instead of an international death and destruction machine.
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All regimes try to play by their own rules, but it is irking that so many Americans think that the US is "A beacon of liberty on a hill" or some such crap that Reagan said, instead of an international death and destruction machine.
FYI, the "city on the hill" metaphor is very strongly Christian in origin and dates back to the Founding Fathers a couple centuries before Reagan came along.
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FYI, the "city on the hill" metaphor is very strongly Christian in origin and dates back to the Founding Fathers a couple centuries before Reagan came along.
Actually it goes back to the first Puritan settlers, a century and a half before the Founders...and before that Jesus (Matthew 5:14, "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden"), although the latter was clearly not speaking of America specifically.
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Old Feb 14th 2016, 10:51 PM
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For the latest whimsical efforts from Wonderland (a.k.a. Washington, DC) put antiwar.com in your favorites:
http://news.antiwar.com/2016/02/14/u...syria-strikes/
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Old Feb 17th 2016, 06:38 AM
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US taxpayers continue to help out in the Mid-East:
http://news.antiwar.com/2016/02/16/u...-15-civilians/
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Old Feb 18th 2016, 04:59 AM
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Happy times for the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex when they can arm all sides of all conflicts.

http://news.antiwar.com/2016/02/17/u...orthern-syria/
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Old Feb 18th 2016, 02:21 PM
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Kinsibba, essentially the last major population center in the Latakia region still held by the terrorist forces has been liberated by the Syrian government: https://www.almasdarnews.com/article...stern-latakia/

There is still work to be done: https://www.almasdarnews.com/article...stern-latakia/

But, soon, that whole province will be cleared
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Kinsibba, essentially the last major population center in the Latakia region still held by the terrorist forces has been liberated by the Syrian government: https://www.almasdarnews.com/article...stern-latakia/

There is still work to be done: https://www.almasdarnews.com/article...stern-latakia/

But, soon, that whole province will be cleared
Indeed. From what I've been reading, it does look like Syria & Russia are in fact 'winning' in Syria these days, steadily regaining territory (ie. Aleppo last week).
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Old Feb 19th 2016, 06:04 AM
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Kinsibba, essentially the last major population center in the Latakia region still held by the terrorist forces has been liberated by the Syrian government: https://www.almasdarnews.com/article...stern-latakia/

There is still work to be done: https://www.almasdarnews.com/article...stern-latakia/

But, soon, that whole province will be cleared
Your willingness to spend Russian funds to help out is remarkable.

Apparently your love for Arab Muslims knows no bounds.
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Indeed. From what I've been reading, it does look like Syria & Russia are in fact 'winning' in Syria these days, steadily regaining territory (ie. Aleppo last week).
It is the Kurds who seem to be doing most of the work inside Aleppo, the YPG and such: https://www.almasdarnews.com/article...e-aleppo-city/

But, as they are working with our military too, I see no reason to complain

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Your willingness to spend Russian funds to help out is remarkable.

Apparently your love for Arab Muslims knows no bounds.
No, we just prefer to fight and destroy all the Islamists there in Syria, rather than in our own North Caucasus
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