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  • #46339 Reply

    modbot
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    [ Dungroanin suggested having a more prominent article for relatively unmoderated Off-Topic discussions. Any thoughts? ]

    CM/Admin/Mods/ All,

    Having increasingly run into having to post off-topic missives – because I consider them worthy of note – I would like to offer a suggestion and EASY solution to keep the site and articles on topic.

    It is extremely easy and better than having us posters going to another part of the site which is not so visible, to set up a thread which stagnates immediately. Ok? Here goes.

    Set up a simple pinned ‘article’ at the top which simply says something like :

    “OPEN THREAD
    Use this for talking about whatever you want to talk about.”

    You can have a new one every week/month or when it gets too big.

    I guarantee it will work as it will allow us readers to flag emerging news and other topics at our hearts content there, thus keeping the main articles on-topic.

    It would also allow you to pick up on important topics that you may wish to write about.

    I do this in an effort to try and evolve online blogs and sites such as this – that can allow us to get away from and critique the controlled msm.

    What do you say?

  • #46398 Reply

    Tatyana

    good idea. something like a chat section.

  • #46717 Reply

    Tatyana

    It is not worth starting a new discussion thread. Let me just leave it here as it is.

    @Kempe and @pretzelattack, here is the video you may be interested in

    It is published today in russian news
    https://ria.ru/20190823/1557838451.html
    It may be an answer to your comments

    Tanker Seizures and the Threat to the Global Economy from Resurgent Imperialism

    Tanker Seizures and the Threat to the Global Economy from Resurgent Imperialism

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    SA

    Very important developments are occurring in Syria. These may be the beginning of a recognition officially by the regime change conspirators that they have failed to achieve their goal but unwilling to admit it. Whether Trumps withdrawal from Syria was just an off the cuff policy or whether it was carefully planned, probably with the acquiesce of the Pentagon, but not necessarily other agencies, cannot be determined. That some planning has gone into it appears to be the case because the SAA seems to have been prepared to send troops at very short notice to the West Euphrates part of North Syria.
    Whilst all the pundits are wailing about the supposed fate of the Kurds, it is clear that they have been abandoned by the Allies as a lost cause. For any self determination of the Kurds to occur, the larger populations of Kurds in Turkey and Iraq have to be involved, not the smallest populations found in Syria. They were obviously used as a ploy to divide Syria.
    The main narrative in the BBC and other media is that the Kurds, with a bit of help from US, UK and France, beat back the Daesh hordes heroically. Although there is a truth in this, the role of Russia in first exposing the collusion between Daesh and Turkey which became obvious when Russia published the photos of long convoys of trucks from and to turkey to the ‘Caliphate’, and when they started to bomb these. It was at that point that the West decided to intervene and at one point the intervention seemed to be mainly to stop the foreword advance of the SAA and to prevent the Syria government from taking over the oil rich region of the east Euphrates.
    All of this has been erased from the narrative. It appears that now the tide might have finally turned. Whatever the reason for Trump’s actions in withdrawing from Syria, it seems to be the best thing he has done in his otherwise rather erratic acti0ns.

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