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  1. Anonymous[235] • Disclaimer says:

    Michael Moore is gross but he was right to point out this hypocrisy during the Iraq War.

    Now, many on the Right take his position, which is CCR’s Fortunate Son.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  2. Lot says:

    Won’t somebody think about the ratings?! Oh why won’t somebody think about the ratings!

  3. 216 says:
    @Kribma

    Will it be pro-Hamitic?

  4. Tone says:

    You want the state to do (…). We’ve automatically increased your taxes. Thanks!

    • Replies: @HammerJack
  5. Unfortunately, a lot of the Internet cheerleaders would be REMFs. One prominent voice would point out he’s a Harvard Law School graduate!
    Far too important to be an infantryman.

    • Replies: @L Woods
    , @CMC
  6. vinteuil says:

    Tucker has been great on this:

    • Replies: @vinteuil
    , @Cowboy Shaw
    , @WJ
  7. Hey Citizen, you’ll end up with something like this:

  8. yeah, but what to do if Iran seizes the Persian Gulf? There is a lot of money to be had by killing and intimidating the Saudi Royal family. And regarding sovereign wealth funds, why have I never read anything on who has Gaddafi’s money.

    • Replies: @68W58
    , @Trutherator
  9. vinteuil says:
    @vinteuil

    My favorite bit from the above:

    11:10-11:24

    “but why do you think John Bolton is so fixated on toppling the government of Iran, which doesn’t appear to pose any threat to the United States?”

    [brief, uncomfortable pause]

    “well, I have to tell you, I can’t figure it out…”

    And again, in the ensuing conversation with Glenn Greenwald, no mention of Those Who Must Never Be Mentioned.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
  10. 68W58 says:
    @Steve Richter

    The Saudis spend a lot of money on their military, they’ve got a lot of high tech hardware. I don’t know how well trained their forces are, but they can probably handle the Iranians.

  11. @vinteuil

    [brief, uncomfortable pause]

    Yeah, don’t knock it. Silence is about as close as the MSM ever get to telling the truth nowadays.

    • Agree: L Woods
  12. @Tone

    People should be able to specify where and how their tax dollars are spent. Line items on your 1040. Think of the fun!

    And if you’re worried that the devil is in the details, let me remind everyone that this nation is just about to be turned upside down anyway.

    We’re at least halfway there already, as anyone who reads the blogs on this very site can surely attest.

    • Replies: @Tone
  13. dearieme says:
    @68W58

    If you don’t know how well trained they are, how on earth can you say anything about their usefulness in war?

    • Replies: @68W58
  14. @68W58

    I don’t know how well trained their forces are,

    Very poorly. They are among the very worst soldiers ever.

    but they can probably handle the Iranians.

    Probably no. But Iran won’t be able to attack them, due to logistics, and they won’t close off the strait either, unless they are attacked by the US. (One caveat is that eventually they will consider crippling economic warfare to be an attack, too.)

    • Replies: @68W58
  15. SFG says:

    I can’t make rhyming couplets as well

    As that other commenter; oh hell;

    My verbal IQ has deserted me

    It’s all my fault for foolishly

    Studying the sciences, rather than

    the humanities; but seriously

    Carlson may have stopped a war.

    Carlson/Sailer 2024.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    , @reiner Tor
    , @Hail
  16. SFG says:
    @Kribma

    Only for neocons and Chuck Schumer types; to truly make the policy antisemitic you’d have to decree a refugee had been shipped to the home of each open borders supporter.

    • LOL: reiner Tor
    • Replies: @teo toon
  17. Similarly, “Since you’ve declared your support for immigration on the internet, we’ve gone ahead and enlisted you to personally house/clothe/feed/educate/medically care for/police said immigrants and their offspring in perpetuity.”

    Both good ideas.

  18. @68W58

    I trained with the Saudi Naval Infantry/Marines whatever you want to call them in 1999. If you could imagine the love child of the keystone kops and Borat, you might get an idea of what I witnessed. There is a very good reason Saudi was happy to have the US defending them against Saddam; the royal family knew what stood between them and the Iraqis. (Who weren’t much if any better, but why risk it?)

    • Replies: @68W58
    , @Jim Don Bob
  19. @SFG

    Carlson/Sailer 2024.

    We don’t have that long.

  20. teo toon says:
    @Kribma

    Agreed. Not only would Lil’ Benji Shapiro be drafted but so would all of America’s neocans; now, if only we could draft the entire state of Israel:they’re sooo eager for us to attack Iran: all for the good of Greater Israel.

    I forgot! All those “Christian”Zionists and Judeo-Christians should be drafted: they also would gladly serve for the benefit of Greater Israel.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    , @Anonymous
  21. @vinteuil

    The Wikipedia entry of Samantha Vinograd, who he showed a clip of and called stupid, is good though: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samantha_Vinograd

    It’s a classic of the genre. Tucker knows who they are and what is driving this. He knows we, the humble viewers, know too. There’s not really much point in saying it. It will burst out into the open in the fullness of time.

  22. @68W58

    KSA’s recent experiences in Yemen suggest a war with Iran would be devestating … for KSA.

    • Replies: @68W58
  23. @teo toon

    Pompeo missed his chance for glory during his brief period in the Army; put him on point, with Bolton close behind.

  24. teo toon says:
    @SFG

    I saw what you did there.

    • Replies: @SFG
  25. 68W58 says:
    @dearieme

    I can’t speak to their level of training directly is what I meant, but they have almost 300 top line combat aircraft and a dedicated, separate air defense branch of their military. Their F15 pilots almost certainly train in the U.S. initially, so they aren’t just enthusiastic hobbyists.

  26. 68W58 says:
    @reiner Tor

    Why would you think the Iranians are any better trained? I have no doubts that the Saudis very likely aren’t particularly good soldiers, but I have no reason to believe that the Iranians are any better and I know who has better tech.

  27. SFG says:
    @teo toon

    But do you disagree?

    • Replies: @teo toon
  28. 68W58 says:
    @MikeatMikedotMike

    I’ve seen the Iraqis up close and personal-they’re clowns, but they are brave. The Saudis are smart enough to know that their average Achmed in the ranks isn’t going to be able to do much, but they have enough first line aircraft to gain air superiority over Iran. The OP I was responding to was concerned about Iran forcing Saudi Arabia’s hand militarily. The Saudis have good enough hardware to prevent that.

    • Replies: @MikeatMikedotMike
  29. 68W58 says:
    @The Alarmist

    It looks to me like the Saudi Air Force, which would be the primary combatant command in any fight against Iran, has been getting lots of practice conducting air strikes in Yemen.

    • Replies: @Jus' Sayin'...
  30. WJ says:
    @vinteuil

    Tucker Carlson is amazing. I worry about him though. He is the anti Fox and I don’t see how he will stay on the air much longer.

  31. donut says:

    This lunacy reminds me of the formerly wealthy man who was asked how he went broke “slowly at first and then all at once .

  32. Tone says:
    @HammerJack

    Hammerjack: I remember reading your suggestion in an old sci-fi book. Silverberg or perhaps Heinlein. A step in the right direction.

    I was thinking of extra taxes for the ‘something must be done’ brigade, rather than divvying up what is already taken.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
  33. @SFG

    This war would have been (will be?) a disaster.

  34. L Woods says:
    @Redneck farmer

    On the contrary, I would consider 11b/0311 the ideal role for such a creature.

  35. CMC says:
    @Redneck farmer

    They can always be assigned to a low or no-tech mine-field clearing unit.

    (In before Gregory Cochran.)

  36. Gunner says:

    If the Left was half as smart as they thought they were, they would praise Trump for not attacking and feed his ego. Instead, they just do their normal “Trump is Stoopid” routine.

  37. @MikeatMikedotMike

    IIRC, Moshe Dayan said the secret to winning wars was to fight Arabs.

  38. @Anonymous

    Michael Moore is gross but he was right to point out this hypocrisy during the Iraq War.

    Now, many on the Right take his position, which is CCR’s Fortunate Son.

    The notorious open-ended student exemption for the draft was enacted in 1948, under Harry Truman. There may have been some eugenic thinking behind it (David Starr Jordan’s “died without issue” issue), but it was probably more of a class thing. Not money-class, but education-class.

    The deferment on the books now only lasts a semester, or two in the final year of study.

  39. Hail says: • Website
    @SFG

    Carlson/Sailer 2024

    I wonder about post-USA political arrangements in North America.

    That is, secessionist scenarios. 2010s-era Tucker is great, but he is a lifelong product of “the empire,” elite circles in the imperial capital. 2010s-era Tucker is thus a true dissident from within, something like Gorbachev. (Tucker’s lifelong insider status, ironically, probably allowed him to ‘come out’ as a nationalist since the mid 2010s or so.)

    In other words, Tucker is great but is not in an ideal position to lead a new nation out of the ashes of a severely strained and declining USA, if it comes to that (as it likely will, only question is, sooner or later). If Tucker is not, who?

  40. Whiskey says: • Website

    While I agree a war with Iran NOW, during Trump’s re-election, is a loser. It riles up all the peaceniks among the Liberal Hereditary Gentry class, the comments above show:

    A. Magical thinking and wish-casting regard oil, its price, and extraction.
    B. Lack of thinking things through regarding peace and war.

    Limited, spec ops olympics have been a loser, but a REAL war, with full industrial mobilization, maybe nuked cities, aircraft carriers sunk, rationing, and all the rest of WWII flips everything around.

    The hereditary ruling class, whoever you think they are, cannot afford during a real industrial full mobilization war, to import dead-weight economic losses (mass third world immigration) nor afford dindu-nomics, pandering to the Dindu Nation of Black grievance to Whites.

    [MORE]

    This is because the one thing White men are very, very good at is killing masses of the enemy, and the one thing Dindus, magical immigrants, and gays, feminists etc are very, very bad at is killing the enemy.

    When Bill Gates, Warren Buffet’s, and Rob Reiner’s mansions are at risk, they won’t bet on the all Black Female West Point grads.

    Meanwhile, what has 40 plus years since Vietnam gotten us? Peace has gotten feminism, hate Whitey, mass Third World Immigration, Black privilege from laws/police/etc., “Brown Triumphalism” and so on. Peace makes White men disposable. War makes them, in the industrial phase, indispensable.

    Look at Steve’s father. In a true peacetime environment such as now, there would be no Lockheed Skunk Works, with masses of high IQ White men creating the highest tech surveillance planes.

    Outside of provoking, when the time is right, an industrial war with China, Russia, and Iran, there is no way to fend off White men being a discriminated, tax cattle minority ruled over by foreign elites (from India, China, Africa, Latin America etc) and eventually disposed of by said foreign alien elites. Our current rulers, largely intermarried or crony-connected with foreign elites have decided they don’t need us. Industrial war flips that around, we are now needed and our base interests have to be accommodated, and the foreign elites like the Mehtas are now seen as threats not opportunities to our current rulers.

    As for Iran, Reagan sank half their navy in 1988. Jimmy Carter of all people declared the Carter Doctrine that the US would have absolute military supremacy in the Gulf. FDR offered US military protection to the Saudis. The Saudis are awful people and have an awful dynasty, but anything else would be worse, and the world price of oil is set by the Gulf production as it is the cheapest and largest pool of oil that can be extracted. There are other reserves larger, but cost a lot more to get out. There are cheaper places to extract, but the reserves are limited. US Shale protects us somewhat for energy security but not prices since that global market is largely though not completely fungible. Sooner or later, Iran as a threat to the Gulf will have to be sorted, unless everyone fancies living in a downtown environment cheek-by-jowl with MS-13, various Vibrants, and extra vibrancy. I like putting both gas in my car and food on my table, your goals might be different.

    In reality, the US will have to use military force at some point against both Iran directly and likely Russia indirectly as both are aging kleptocracies on top of what amounts to a rusting gas station. They both need much higher prices for oil to pay off their secret police and the US and the West depends on cheaper oil to keep the vibrancy away.

    Bolton and the rest are living in the Cold War past, with “kinetic events” stopping short of war. That’s Blackhawk Down, Korea, Vietnam, Obama’s Mali and Niger adventures, etc. I’d agree that’s stupid.

    I just don’t see letting Iran/Russia hike the world oil price (by toppling the admittedly awful House of Saud and installing something even worse) working out for the West and the US. Its likely to cause the elites to raid White people even more — see France and the White Tax to provide gibs for the vibrants.

  41. Report: Internet Users Who Call For Attacking Other Countries Will Now Be Enlisted In The Military

    Agreed! This is spot on. But the “invite” side is several orders of magnitude more important to our survival.

    Internet Users who support “refugees” or “migrants” crossing our border will have the “migrant” detention centers and permanent housing built in their neighborhood and migrant kids attending their children’s schools. No moving away permitted–accept to another migrant/refugee neighborhood.

    Internet Users who support sanctuary cities or Dreamers, oppose building the Wall, deportation, mandatory E-verify, will now be moved to illegal alien heavy neighborhoods, their children enrolled in the local schools.

    Internet Users who support “a nation of immigrants” or oppose a immigration moratorium, will now be moved to immigrant neighborhoods, their children enrolled the local schools.

    ~~

    Someone with Twitter should answer this Babylon Bee with that. Agree and amplify.

    • Agree: HammerJack
  42. @68W58

    Uh, no.

    Go watch the, “Yemen Fights Back,” YouTube channel to see what a bunch of guys wearing ratty burlap sacks and flip-flops are doing to the Saudis and their mercs.

  43. I love this idea. Especially if it also applies to Russophiles. Americans clamoring for the us to start wars is evil. Americans clamoring for Russia to start wars is even more evil if slightly more funny to laugh at.

  44. @Hail

    This isn’t really understanding tucker’s career arc. Tucker post the john Stewart tounge lashing was very much on the outs. Anyone who is going to be president is going to be a relative insider.

  45. Svigor says:
    @Kribma

    MFW picturing landing Ashkenazi lawyer, journo, and commissar brigades on Iranian beaches. Shabbos goy division tragically lost covering the retreat back to the boats…

  46. @Whiskey

    This is my thing. I think you are War-crazed and sexually frustrated but you are amplifying the main issue- america runs on cheap oil.

    I know a lot of this site is made up with people that hate the status quo because things didn’t turn out the way they wanted but 150 dollar oil isn’t going to stop your ex-wife from getting plowed by her new husband. It’s not going to bring your hair back. It’s going to make everything immeasurably worse. If you don’t have an alternative to that then you aren’t seriously addressing the issue. And yelling gulf of Tonkin and false flag isn’t fixing it.

    • Agree: Kratoklastes
    • Replies: @Svigor
  47. Syren says:

    This is an excellent policy. I heartily endorse using this same policy with virtue-signalers who display lawn signs welcoming refugees. Have a van pull up with two or three Somali “children” who are actually 23 year old single men, and require the VS to accommodate said refugees in their home or face fines and/or imprisonment.
    When it all comes down to put up or shut up, shut up will win every time.

  48. @Whiskey

    Dude….war with Iran is just as likely to go thermonuclear and then, “Adios, muchachos…”

  49. Can’t find the Yemen Fights Back YT channel, but here are some Houthi ass-kickings:

    Typical Houthi fighters with typical gear do a victory dance at 5m 25s.

  50. @68W58

    They can’t even beat Yemen. Iran would roll over them.

  51. @68W58

    The Iranians produce many of their own weapons. They are certainly capable of maintaining and keeping in service decades old American warplanes without supplies from the original manufacturers, which is an impressive feat. The Saudis, if they had as little money as Iran, would also be capable of maintaining some of their weapons, like AK-47s and Toyota pickups.

    In other words, the Iranians are among the more civilized third worlders (certainly better than any Arab nation), while the Saudis are among the very worst Arabs.

    There’s also cohesion. Arabs are tribal. Iranians have more cohesion as a nation.

  52. @Tone

    Cool. When I was a kid Silverberg was my favorite sci-fi writer. I still have a couple of his books. Wonder if the idea was planted way back when!

  53. @68W58

    I was responding to your query about how well trained they are.

    Based on my observation: Poorly.

    They might have the better aircraft, but can they fly them?

  54. @Kribma

    Podhoretz is too much a sack of blubber to serve in combat. But he could serve walking through a minefield ahead of the real troops.

  55. @68W58

    In case you weren’t paying attention, a decade or so ago the IDF were conducting one of their once regular genocidal raids-in-force into southern Lebanon. They wound up tangling with a unit of Hezbola – basically poorly equipped Iranian irregulars. To make a long story short the IDF found its scrotum in a mangle. The Israelis persuaded the UN to broker a “humanitarian truce” before the embarrassing disaster facing the IDF became manifest to the world.

    Iranian troops are well-trained, well-led, and have an extremely high level of morale. They are also reasonably well-equipped. Only an ill-informed, insane, or not terribly bright person would think that any combination of the Saudis, the UAE, Israel or the USA tangling in a real shooting war with Iran would be any kind of cake walk. The outcome for the belligerents might be embarrassing enough that they would resuort to nuclear weapons. a thought which quite frankly terrifies me.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  56. @68W58

    Strafing defenseless peasant civilians and blowing up civilian infrastructure is not good practice for winning air superiority against a real air force or providing close combat air support. The USA seems to have an occasional penchant for picking the wrong allies and the wrong enemies. This is obvious in North Africa, the Levant, and the Middle East.

    • Replies: @Sam Haysom
  57. @Jus' Sayin'...

    I thought Hezbollah in 2006 were Shi’ite Lebanese fighting on their own farms in southern Lebanon, not an Iranian expeditionary force?

    • Replies: @Jus' Sayin'...
    , @Lot
  58. @Whiskey

    “…there is no way to fend off White men being a discriminated, tax cattle minority ruled over by foreign elites from India, China, Africa, Latin America etc…”

    You left out Israel, which is a glaring omision, since in many ways this country is already ruled from Jerusalem. The very last word in that sentence not being Tel Aviv demonstrates my point all too well.

    There is nothing Israel would like more than maneuvering its sock puppet, the USA, into a confrontation with Iran that has a strong potential for igniting a full-scale nuclear war.

  59. @Steve Sailer

    True. But Iranian trained and supported. I expect that professional Iranian soldiers would perform at least as well, particularly if fighting against foreign aggression.

    BTW, one other point that I’ve not yet seen anyone bring up in all this brouhaha about the Iranians shooting down a US military drone in what more probably than not was Iranian airspace is the fact that about thirty years ago the USA deliberately shot down an Iranian passenger plane that was definitely flying in Iranian airspace. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Air_Flight_655

    In fact the USA’s history with Iran has been entirely characterized by US aggression, starting with Kermit Roosevelt’s staged coup against Mossadegh https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammad_Mosaddegh, continuing with supporting Iraq in its truly horrendous war of aggression against Iran, and followed since then by an endless series of provocations and agressions directed against a country that doesn’t really merit our attention unless you are a Zionist intent on Israeli hegemony in the Levant and Middle East.

    • Replies: @Sam Haysom
  60. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @teo toon

    Judeo-Christians

    In other words, Talmudists-Anti-Talmudists.

    In other news, Flat Earth Society introduces online Orbital Mechanics course and Tesla announces they are opening a chain of gas stations. Also Linus Torvalds doing commercials for Windows 10.

  61. @reiner Tor

    Iranians are, you know, Aryan. That should give war planners still stoked about pushing a bunch of demoralized Arabs around some pause.

    • Replies: @Sam Haysom
  62. @reiner Tor

    They are certainly capable of maintaining and keeping in service decades old American warplanes without supplies from the original manufacturers, which is an impressive feat.

    Any people intelligent and skilled enough to accomplish this are not to be trifled with.

    • Replies: @reiner Tor
  63. Anon[378] • Disclaimer says:

    I’d love LOVE to see MAX Boot in action, on the frontlines!!! will even pay for it

  64. @Desiderius

    Well they couldn’t defeat saddam’s armies whereas the US did twice so I’m not sure they should worry that much. It’s kind of funny how quick American “nationalists” turn into hype men for foreign armies here. Kind of like the criticisms of the neocons aren’t sincere.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  65. @Jus' Sayin'...

    Lol in what way has Saudi Arabia been the wrong ally. Russia would have given anything in the world to have the Saudi’s as allies. They were only instrumental in bringing the Soviet Union to its knees. You guys are delusional. American empire sucks but if the alternative is a bunch of angry boomers routing for the fucking Iranians then give me Empire every time.

    • Replies: @Trutherator
  66. @Jus' Sayin'...

    So kind of like Russia’s history with every single one of its neighbors. Including lol Iran. But that’s difffent I guess. Because you are in the Moscow Amen Corner.

  67. Lot says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Arabs are so pathetic at war that Israel’s decision not to permanently occupy southern Lebanon is taken as a giant victory that jihadis and antisemites bring up at every possible opportunity.

    In reality, the Hezbollah-Iran combo took years in Syria to defeat irregular and violently divided Sunni rebels, and only after receiving heavy Russian air support.

    Meanwhile, Israel’s last foray in Syria they were in the suburbs of Damascus shortly after their first offensive, despite it being a multifront war that started with a surprise attack against them.

    • Replies: @Svigor
  68. @Sam Haysom

    It’s not the American nation fighting, it’s the Foreign Legion. We just have to pay for it.

    One interesting feature of war with Iran:

    Beverly Hills internment camps.

    • Replies: @Sam Haysom
  69. Svigor says:
    @Sam Haysom

    How about 1 getting the fuck out of the ME and just letting them sell oil 2 stopping the acts of war against Iran and their allies (blockades, sanctions, these are acts of war) 3 telling Israel to go pound sand, fight your own wars and watch their beer muscles evaporate 4 profit.

    (((Whiskey’s))) whole thing is based around the fact that Iran and the like will hate us more if we stop the acts of war against them. This works if you’re a lunatic Zionist but humans need something that makes sense.

    • Replies: @Svigor
    , @Sam Haysom
  70. Svigor says:
    @Svigor

    Sorry, that should read, “fact.”

  71. Svigor says:
    @Lot

    Arabs are so pathetic that it took the US military like 15 years to quiet the Iraqis enough to pull their forces out. Iran’s population is twice Iraq’s, and obviously, it isn’t Arab. Any attempted occupation there would be a total shitshow. On the plus side, it would probably bankrupt ZOG.

    As for Israel’s last foray in Syria, when was that exactly? You’re not dining out on that sixties or seventies shit again, are you guy? 2006 Lebanon War’s a bit more relevant, no?

  72. @The Wild Geese Howard

    Well, this is certainly impressive for a third world regime with no close allies (much less supporters) and constantly under sanctions.

  73. Trutherator says: • Website
    @Steve Richter

    First thing the newly installed “government” that took over Tripoli was to abolish the gold-based Libyan dinar that Gaddafi was near succeeding in the effort to use that as a base for a pan-African gold based currency.

    “Arab Spring’ eh?

    What Billionaire Media didn’t report about the poor fruit vendor in Tunisia that set off the “Arab Spring” by setting himself on fire, was his possibly last words to his brother: Poor people have a right to do business too!

  74. Trutherator says: • Website
    @Sam Haysom

    You don’t get it, Sam Haysom? The Iranians are not the issue with the objections to yet another war forced down our throats by these war-mad operators for the War.

    The issue is that it is bad for US. For we the people of the United States of America.

    #1. Never-ending war started in 2001, as if Y2K were a trigger for it. It has drained many trillions from our pockets, and worse, thousands of youth better used for productive employment at home.

    #2. Why protect a desert kingdom border ten thousand miles away if you are not protecting your own border?

    #3. Legally, the Congress is vested by the Supreme Law of the Land, the U. S. Constitution, with the power to declare war. Not the executive, not the Courts, not the Press, not the Pentagon, certainly not the CIA, not a foreign power. Not Secret Societies. Not the military-industrial complex. Not the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. Not the National Security Adviser.

    #4. It’s also a moral cost to the true patriot’s soul. Highest rate of veterans’ suicides in military history, and much higher than that among drone pilots.

    • Replies: @Sam Haysom
  75. NYMOM says:

    Technically speaking all men in the US over 18 are enlisted…since once men turn 18 they are supposed to register at the post office in the event the US goes to war and needs to draft them…

    So those internet warriors are already in the mix, so to speak, but maybe they have forgotten…

  76. @Hail

    Revolutions are overrated. Blank slates of societies are as rare as in individuals. It’s rather evolutions that gradually phase in new blood- you can let the needle bounce as high as you like for the “punctuated equilibrim” moments, but a lot of change is people rebranding themselves, like Talleyrand . What is underrated in history is the transitional figure.

    • Replies: @Hail
  77. Hail says: • Website
    @yaqub the mad scientist

    underrated in history is the transitional figure

    A lot of people were predicting Trump as one.

    Even that modest prediction is not looking good.

    “Donald Trump has become Blompf — a weak, do nothing, flailing blowhard who is obviously out of his league as president.” –Hunter Wallace (June 22, 2019)

    ____________

    Even that modest prediction is not looking good

    We’ll only be able to say, with even tentative certainly, by maybe 2030. Will White-ethnonationalist politics have started to emerge in the semi-mainstream in North America by then? Many Trump pushers were confident it would be so.

    • Replies: @Sam Haysom
  78. @Svigor

    Iran is not blockaded Russia routinely imposes economic restrictions on its neighbor far more onerous than the ones we impose on the Iranians. And sanctions aren’t acts of war. Your age addled mind is failing and making you say idiotic things.

    Iran isn’t innocent and the way soi disant realist pretend it is is a pretty good example of why realism is horse shit and inimical to a foreign policy that puts American interest first.

  79. @Trutherator

    No you don’t get it. America runs on cheap oil. Allying with Saudi Arabia gauaranteed that for most of the past 70 years.

    The boomer talking point reflex where boomers facing impending dementia resort to repeating talking points that are completely germane is tragic in a way and makes me thank god that my parents lived healthy lives and have clear minds, but it also ruins this site. Where in my comments am I calling for war. All I’m doing is calling out the sour grapes Russophiles who want to throw away Saudi Arabia all the while liking their lips in hopes it can fall into Russian orbit.

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  80. @Hail

    Honestly fuck off with this shit. You boomers had everything and pissed it away chasing ass and partying and then spending the next thirty years wondering where your hair went and why your dick doesn’t work anymore. And now you are scared because all those drugs are bringing on the dementia and that little bit of ass you got didn’t lead to a stable marriage so you are alone. You don’t get to judge trump because you conserved nothing.

  81. @Desiderius

    Then maybe Iran should hire some of those guys.

  82. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Sam Haysom

    No you don’t get it. America runs on cheap oil. Allying with Saudi Arabia gauaranteed that for most of the past 70 years.

    The boomer talking point reflex where boomers facing impending dementia resort to repeating talking points that are completely germane is tragic in a way and makes me thank god that my parents lived healthy lives and have clear minds, but it also ruins this site. Where in my comments am I calling for war. All I’m doing is calling out the sour grapes Russophiles who want to throw away Saudi Arabia all the while liking their lips in hopes it can fall into Russian orbit.

    Cheap oil has been a curse for America and I hope Saudi Arabia runs dry and the sooner the better.

    The United States can and should run on its own oil, gas,coal, hydro and nuclear resources. Build a few Fischer Tropsch plants and make diesel/jet fuel out of coal, and harvest the thorium which is a pollutant for nuke fuel and build high temperature gas reactors. Put a good part of the nation’s cars on natural gas.

    The older I get the more I suspect that our energy policies are what they are specifically to keep us mired in the Middle East. Other explanations make less and less sense all the time.

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