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September 25, 2015 3:43 am
"Guf gas pipeline" = Qatar gas pipeline. Thus the Turkish-Qatari deadly conspiracy against Syria. Also Walid, there is never really just a single reason nations enter into war. War is very complex, never one dimensional. Russia is in Syria for multiple reasons, all beneficial to Russia - and to Syria too as it happens. By the same token, Syria is working with Putin and not doing deals with Obama because of its interests and not because of its great love for Russia (even though they are very old and good friends). Each nation gravitates towards its perceived interests and often interests harmoniously intercept and other times interests between nations collide. But you know all this. (Good nite, again - heh).
September 25, 2015 3:38 am
September 25, 2015 3:45 am
Oh man that is outrageously generous of you America. My teen friend is gonna be stoked - and overwhelmed lol! Thank you.
September 25, 2015 3:39 am
September 24, 2015 6:51 pm
Ok - you're Walid again EUREKA!
September 24, 2015 6:42 pm
Got it Sean - I already reported this to my tech. Hopefully it will be sorted sooner than later.
September 24, 2015 6:53 pm
Looking good, Walid.
September 25, 2015 5:00 am
That be cool about moa - so it can work to have an 'open thread'. And thanks Denis for your update on security alert situ. I'm getting the site certified as we speak.
September 24, 2015 6:40 pm
Thorough methodology. Thank you. I will teach my teen friend this. Thanks Sean.
September 24, 2015 4:13 pm
Thanks Chu. I actually did have a 'community board' set up on my wish list that I gave to my tech, but we got bogged down just sorting out the necessities and we ran out of time to do it this on this round. I think in the springtime or there about, I will invest in slicker font and a community board. One step at a time. But yeah it's a good idea. The thing about comments is that you need them to be in a certain order, ie first comment is top, this way the thread reads more logical and smoother. One can post in real time here as there is no moderation waiting line. What would be cool to also have a-la FF is the private chat room as side chatter. If anyone knows how to get that, let me know and I will add it to my new Plato wish list.
September 24, 2015 4:15 pm
Not sure what you mean Sean. Please explain so I can pass the info to my tech. Thank you.
September 24, 2015 6:34 pm
Thanks Sean! I'll pass that on the befuddled teen. Very helpful.
September 24, 2015 4:24 pm
BTW, a little off topic here but a teenager I know is writing a paper on how israel's establishment in the holy land has affected the water distribution of the region to the detriment of the natives. Anyone got any handy, good and comprehensive links so I can help the teen out? I have nothing in my personal archives about that - facts and statistics are needed. any help would be sincerely appreciated. The teen says that there are so many links on this subject matter and they don't know which one is 'truth' - teen is 15 and overwhelmed.
Hezbollah is joining a formal alliance with Russia, Iran, and the Syrian regime – Business Insider
September 24, 2015 6:27 pm
Yeah I did actually notice all the nice baseball hats the refugees heading to europe were wearing and yeah I did notice here in Lebanon the dire straights that Syrian refugees on the streets of Lebanon are wearing on their heads too. It all just makes me so very sad. Sheep have feelings too.
Mosque Opening in Moscow Attended by Putin, Abbas, Erdogan – AP
September 24, 2015 8:06 pm
You know what, Walid, this Mecca Hajj stampede is a really huge and ominous event for the islamic world. It will have reverberations and start casting global islamic doubt on the competency of the House of Saud's guardianship of islam, islamic sights and moslems themselves. There's a pattern of avoidable negligence and over-commercialization of the annual hajj event taking place and people are finding out about it and people aren't liking it. I think moslems are putting two and two together: seeing Saudi start wars that kill other Arabs and especially moslem Arabs. Seeing Saudi over-commercialization of the hajj and the blatant exploitation of pilgrims. Seeing how all this pilgrim money is making it's way to the battlefields were muslims are being killed and massacred - hard earned pilgrim money being used to purchase bombs and missiles and wages for head-choppers - in other words: pilgrim money being used violently massacre other moslems. Global moslems are also noting that Saudi Arabia is bombing the shit out of Yemen civilians in the name of 'liberating' it from 'Iranian-backed terrorists', yet it's never fired a single bullet in the direction of israel. Worse than that, moslems are mortified to see the House of Saud palsy up with israel as it slaughters Arabs and moslems in Syria, Iraq, Libya, and Yemen - watches the Al Aqsa mosque under assault and Palestinians dying as they protect it with their own bodies while Saudi does nothing. The above is but a summery of the mounting griefs against the House of Saud. It doesn't bode well at all. Especially with reports tonight saying that the cause of he stampede was Saudi authorities' closure of certain main roads without providing alternative re-routes, causing confusion and congestion and people turning around and getting pushed against the opposing crush of human traffic If this is confirmed through investigations (or more likely, leaks), then a seed of islamic intifada against the House of Saud will be planted. A lot of bad stuff has happened to islam under the House of Saud's watch. Not least is the way islam itself is now heavily associated with terrorism. (Sorry for any typos but too tired to edit right now - too tired to even re-read for cogency check heh. But you get the idea. I see the stampede tragedy of today as a very significant event in the contemporary history of islam. G'nite.
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