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    I "read" the book (actually ... an MP3 audiobook)...

    I "read" the book (actually ... an MP3 audiobook) about a month ago.


    Klein's thesis is that crisis is intentionally triggered in a country to implement Neo-Liberal economic policies (later known...
  2. I think the conference in Annapolis is more about...

    I think the conference in Annapolis is more about strengthening the US-Isreali-Arab alliance against Iran and trying to bring Syria into the fold.


    I think the only issue that may be resolved is...
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    The housing slump and the inbalanced trade due to...

    The housing slump and the inbalanced trade due to easy access to credit by US consumers (in which money was created to stimulate consumption and the housing industry rather than creating and/or...
  4. I don't think that we're in the Middle East...

    I don't think that we're in the Middle East because we're "nice guys."


    The Middle East serves our economic strategic interest ... the question is "how much of this interest are we willing to...
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    I personally believe that the inaction by the...

    I personally believe that the inaction by the world's powers have to do with not wanting to risk any negative affect on the global economy.


    China has provided a substantial boom to the global...
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    According to a recent Pew Research Report...

    According to a recent Pew Research Report:
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    I disagree. Africa has been a mess for a long...

    I disagree.

    Africa has been a mess for a long time now and there have been many foreign millitary interventions for humanitarian reasons.


    I think that best thing for Africa is not to directly...
  8. Iraq, unlike California, has 100 billion +...

    Iraq, unlike California, has 100 billion + barrels of oil up for grabs.


    What's going on in Iraq is more like Mad Max where groups/gangs have formed to get a peice of the black gold while the...
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    If America is having trouble managing 26 million...

    If America is having trouble managing 26 million Iraqis, imagine how difficult it would be to deal with 1.3 billion people ... especially since China has never welcomed an occupation.


    As far as...
  10. Maybe things have gotten so much better in the...

    Maybe things have gotten so much better in the other countries that Iraq isn't really sinking at all ... it's the same or getting better.


    I will e-mail my comment to Tony Snow immediately.
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    Iraq doesn't need a Ho Chi Minh.

    Iraq doesn't need a Ho Chi Minh.
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    The conflicts between Turkey and the PKK have...

    The conflicts between Turkey and the PKK have been going on since the 80's. There's no doubt in my mind that the Kurds want their own country and with 14 million Kurds living in Turkey ... they...
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    When you have a country with possibly the largest...

    When you have a country with possibly the largest oil reserve in the world link, there's a lot for the leader of Venezuela to be paranoid about.
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    I doubt that you will see pervasive Christianity...

    I doubt that you will see pervasive Christianity in China. The government is actually pushing the Chinese the be more Chinese (Confusianism, Toaism, Buddhisim and other traditional thoughts were...
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    Yeah, Singapore ... heck, even Japan has been...

    Yeah, Singapore ... heck, even Japan has been ruled by 1 party since they installed a parliamentary system.

    Though, it will take China a while to have that. The Chinese are afraid of foreign...
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    I was refering to the notion of American "Empire"...

    I was refering to the notion of American "Empire" or "Imperialism" and adventures outside America's borders that the article was about.


    In no way do I think that China is becoming the new...
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    You know that Islamic terrorism is a problem in...

    You know that Islamic terrorism is a problem in Thailand when Buddhist monks are calling for war.
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    If I had to guess the future government of China,...

    If I had to guess the future government of China, I think that they're going to go back to Confucianism (or Meritocracy ... as the ethnic Chinese setup in Singapore ... how is the Communist...
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    China's been a corporation for the past decade...

    China's been a corporation for the past decade ... I guess they need to start running a government now.


    With a booming economy, they have to deal with booming birthrates. I really don't have an...
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    'Globalization,' technology and China would be...

    'Globalization,' technology and China would be the end of "US Imperialism" ... not Islamic terrorists.


    Resource-rich developing countries has found a peer trading partner in China that could...
  21. I think Salafi jihadists target the US because of...

    I think Salafi jihadists target the US because of America's military protection of the Gulf states.


    Knock the US out, the Saudi monarchy (as well as many of the surrounding countries) is as good...
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    What makes politicians like Reid, Schumer, et al...

    What makes politicians like Reid, Schumer, et al look stupid is that they advocate intervention to prevent the genocide in Sudan.


    Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't what's going on in Sudan a lot...
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