1. ChibiMofo

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    When our Saudi royal family friends aren't murdering a Washington Post reporter and getting away with it due to paying off the Trump family, they are arresting women for making rap videos. Keep all this in mind the next time you hear of one of your musical heroes taking money to perform in that backward fiefdom.

    Saudi Arabia is NOT our friend. And most of us would be arrested in Saudi Arabia for living as we do here (wherever "here" might be). It's one of the most brutally repressive and corrupt regimes in the world.

    And Republican presidents ALWAYS do whatever the Saudi's ask them to.

    Case in point: Remember when all the aircraft in the United States were grounded for a few weeks after 9/11? Well, not all. The Saudi royal family was allowed by the Bush Administration to fly wherever they wanted throughout the U.S. Sounds too crazy to be true? Fake news? Nope. It's 100% true:
    https://www.google.com/search?q=saudis+were+allowed+to+fly+after+9/11&oq=saudis+were+allowed+to+fly+after+9/11&aqs=chrome..69i57.11896j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
     
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  2. sarkwalvein

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    But they have the oils and the moneys.
    Oils and moneys make them friends! /s
     
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    I'm not racist so I'm in love with Saudi Arabia.
     
  4. Dust2dust

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    Making a rap video, men or women, should be punishable by at least 50 lashes, so couldn't happen in a better country.

    I'm joking, by the way! Yeah, some people were unlucky enough to be born there. :(
     
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  6. notimp

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    Oh god, someone is stuck at the emotional end of the soap opera level.. :)

    I'll post it here as well (because I have it in my clipboard currently. ;) )


    (Someone just found out, that the US doesnt do global politics, because of ethics.
    Next step will be them realizing, that the current, and probably future administrations will want to retract from Saudi Arabia anyhow - and none of it will be because of ethics.
    Next step will be them realizing, that you heard about that story about the reporter being killed by the saudi prince - probably, because of geopolitical considerations. ;) (Otherwise it might have vanished faster is what I'm saying.)
    Next step will be them realizing, that Israel, ... Maybe russia, ... Europe, ... eh - who cares.. ;)

    Boy, Fox and Friends is effective - isn't it.. edit: Sorry - probably still this:
    h**ps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1mlCPMYtPk
    Might have them confused. Don't watch Fox and Friends.. Can only imagine what it must be like, ;)

    Here is another revelation. Your neighbor, is probably not your friend.
    And you dont vote on US geopolitics. So all the energy you put into your feelings there...

    edit: Slightly different version of the same talk from Peter Zeihan, better suited for this thread:


    Watch both. ;)
     
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  7. notimp

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    Yet another version of the same talk: (Good to get more angles on certain talking points.)

    edit: Older talk, same Person: ;)
    h**ps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIdUSqsz0Io


    edit:

    Slightly more rational explanation on the day after.

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    src: https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=709&t=6

    Thats about 5.5% of world total energy production, every year managed by Saudi Arabia alone.

    With about 140 million people being born every year and about 60 milion people dying every year, lets take just that difference of 80 million people and attribute them solely to 'easy energy access worldwide'.

    Lets give Saudia Arabia their 5.5% share of that in this theoretical example, which is 4.4 million. So Saudia Arabia could arguably kill 4.4 million people - every year, and you should still think about going into business with them (maybe change their government first, or something.. ;) ), because their energy production keeps 385 million people (5.5% of world population) alive and happy, at the same time.

    But that one journalist.

    Yeah, there is usually a reason, why you dont hear 'country killed one journalist' in the media with an emphasis on 'how brutal' and how the crown prince was responsible. (And how this leaked out through turkish intelligence sources.)

    Btw, did you watch James Bond lately? License to kill was a theme song once, wasnt it?

    And thats me not wanting to be an apologist for Saudia Arabias power structures and how they decide to elongate their claim. Hate what they did. But then there is a next day. And how do you react then? (Sanctions?)

    There are consequences of action and consequences of inaction.
     
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  8. notimp

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    Our chinese friends :) :


    (Dont focus on the narrative if Covid19 would lead to this big paradigm shift, but rather - try to understand the entire rest. ;)

    Economic systems, swift, mobile payment systems, ...)
     
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    I thought this thread was going to be about Saudi Arabia but it turns out it was just a cartoon James Hetfield screaming REPUBLICANS BAD!
     
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    No friends of mine or yours, The world needs to start standing up against the CCP bully and it's growing influence and threats.

    The Chinese laughable 'Nine-dash line' in the South China sea :rofl2:, yet China or should I say the CCP just ignore a international tribunal in The Hague that ruled in favour of the Philippines .

    Daily they are expanding in the area, https://www.express.co.uk/news/worl...eijing-military-build-up-ships-us-coronavirus



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    it's good to see the Chinese come worse off than the Indians :)
    https://www.newsweek.com/chinese-in...brawl-fistfights-stone-throwing-delhi-1503099


    Warnings from people who lived there for many years.



    A total embarrassment for the CCP , you would have thought it was from a comedy sketch



    linked with the CCP money ... a Warning to the rest of the world.
    Have you watched any China Uncensored videos @notimp , if so what do you think ?

     
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  11. notimp

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    Fast growing country, high inequality, with cash in the bank, but an aging population (one child policy), that has to make a play in the next 10-15 years if they dont just want to diversify. (Elites might profit, but it will be hard to keep the society stable.)

    With high inequality in country, and growth slowing down, the 'everyone can have a better live' narrative comes to an end. This might make people who didn't make it pretty upset. So social cohesion is ultimately the problem they are facing.

    US currently caps their growth by reducing the amount of resources they can get at 'normal market prices'. (80% of transaction flows are payed in USD, where the US controls the exchange rate.)

    Europe is currently playing man in the middle. The entire 'but western bros have to stick together' card is kind of overplayed - especially since the US currently does everything to signal to Europe, that they don't care.. ;)


    I dont like oppression. I dont like journalists crying into camera, saying that they have no fear of the state, and then going missing for a week. I dont like bookstores being shut down for good, because they sell the 'wrong' books, and owners disappearing for life, if they were activists.

    At the same time, I know very little about autocratic rule - and whats needed, and whats not. I very much believe, that the average chinese citizen currently is not at all concerned about those developments. They have a Biedermeier society, and as long as you, as a farmers son or daughter can have it better than the last generation, you dont care.

    I've seen an art film, that impressed me - and that I always think about, when I think about the 'broader' chinese society - but I have no idea if its is a proper representation.. :)

    Good film though.. ;)

    (Not a deep political comment (film shows basically what I've written (society of two speeds)). Just a movie recommendation. :) )
     
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    Great 'social study' piece from the South China Morning Post, that should leave you with a similar feeling, as watching Kaili Blues (in case you cant source it. ;) ).
     
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    More alongside the concepts Peter Zeihan brings forward:



    edit: Small issue with Chomsky in the video - at one point he is convinced, that 60% of Reagan voters would vote for him, because they ihave made a conscious decision, that it doesnt matter for whom they vote, so they vote for who is most pleasant, despite of political promises - which I'm pretty sure is not the case.. ;)
     
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  14. leon315

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    aND PLUS they sell oil and get paid with USA dollars! what possibly can USA wish more from a friend?
    Contrary to IRAQ which refused to accept USA dollars. Now learned very hard lesson cauz USA teach them forcefully in the name of ''Democracy and Freedom''.
     
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    WHY IN EVERY POLITIC TOPIC has to drag China inside even the topic didn't start with China? I see u are from UK, already forget that ur ancestor sail around the world loot, kill civilians and colonize lands in the name of HOLY ROYAL BITCH?

    How hypocrite, friend, i don't believe any Brits have any right to criticize China which once was Imperialist british's victim too.
     
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    I found out a long time ago that it is a bad idea to post anything anti-middle eastern or anti-moslem for that matter even though problems do exist that nobody on here wants to discuss.

    I think these things are best for other places reddit maybe or somewhere else. This is a video games forum after all. I haven't had any issues gaming related with saudi arabians.
     
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    What are international advisors -



    (Talk itself is not very interesting (very easy to digest/most people be able to pick up and watch it), but the question and answer session is.)
     
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    Wow, for a moment I thought you were talking about the Roman Empire :O

    your wrong about my ancestors being British, but I'm right about China being a bully. It's :rofl2: that anyone but the CCP can defend their actions. I'd be struggling to find a neighbour it hasn't bullied recently, just few quick links ...

    https://theprint.in/opinion/india-h...ng-military-footprint-in-indian-ocean/439934/
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/02/world/asia/philippines-military-pact-us-duterte.html
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8368627/China-threatens-ATTACK-Taiwan.html
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...outh-china-sea-standoff-sources-idUSKBN21Z1TN
    https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-p...m-tells-citizens-after-china-ban-disputed-sea
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12334690
     
  19. leon315

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    WOW, it's hard to not think that western would fear the rise of China since they invaded, looted and colonized China a century ago, according to all those anti-China propaganda, i can see everything China did is wrong and it's even more wrong when China defends it own rightful territory.

    Just re-confirm my previous statement: hypocrite British/UK, u shall follow what Boris suggested about COVID-19, face it like a man xD
     
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    funny how China is in conflict with nearly all its neighbours, even funnier to think I've been to El Nido in the Philippines and virtually been in Chinese waters :wacko:

    come on, the Philippines took China to the Hague and you know the Court found in favour of the Philippines, China has slowly been invading Philippine waters for years and its time the Free world stood up to the CCP.

    Now tell me my friend why are the Philippines buying these missiles and who might be the enemy ?

     
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    It's even more funnier a Brit is teaching me how bad is China since UK literally went on pillage and claim lands for themselves. Anyway u shouldn't waste time on me since i'm don't even live in China, i'm just giving my personal views about what i saw and live though the years.

    Since u focused China-India territory conflit, i presume ur an Indian right?

    without going off topic: Have you seen how hypocrite when USA loves invade other countries to ''Bring Order, Democracy and Freedom''? Since Saudi nations are Totalitarian ones but USA never bothered or cared about them. :)
     
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