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    Re: Iraqi protesters storm U.S. embassy in Baghdad

    Many of the radical leftists who support an accommodation strategy are sympathetic, if not supportive, of Iran's attitude toward Israel. It's one of the few areas where there seems to be a consensus...
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    It was necessary for me to explain how my mockery of Trump's debt demands wasn't an indication of my alleged support for his presidency. I do try my best to keep you informed of reality you know.
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    Trump is no more getting back the money that the US has sunk into Germany's defence than are the Germans getting back the money they sunk into the Greek bailout. That's the point of the joke. To mock...
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    Re: Iraqi protesters storm U.S. embassy in Baghdad

    Calm down dear, it was a joke.
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    Re: Iraqi protesters storm U.S. embassy in Baghdad

    First pay NATO denbts, Landschneckt.
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    No. I should be "angry" at the theocratic regime which is trying to use its nuclear program to blackmail the international community and which has caused the deaths of hundreds of US troops through...
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    Correct. Tehran's blackmail should have been rebuked from the beginning.

    Now, since your point rests on the alleged wrongdoing of other states in the region, I'll ask again: does the KSA have a...
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    There is no "double standard" or "phony excuses". Does the KSA have plans to develop nuclear weapons? Are their security forces directly attacking the US and its allies? Do they have an Armageddon...
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    The fact that recent events (namely the Soleimani killing) have placed the spotlight on Iran doesn't mean that the US is somehow scapegoating the country.



    Tehran is a regional threat. It has...
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    Iran isn't the "only one being targeted". There is, and has been, plenty of discussion about the other parties in the region too. For Christ's sake, Washington has spent the best part of five years...
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    No one has said that the only culpable party is Iran. That's why these deflections to the KSA's behaviour is an example of whataboutery. You aren't disproving that the Iranian regime is Islamist in...
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    Sticky: Re: The Chat Thread (Read OP)

    There's still plenty of lefties in the Mudpit in need of slaying :laughter:
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    Funny that strictly geopolitical motives aren't treated as exculpatory when it's the United States or Israel in the dock isn't it? Funnier still are these attempts to convince us that Islamism is...
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    Re: President Trump's funny insults

    It is certainly true that style/attitude is overvalued by comparison to substance. This is one of, if not the most important reason why Pres. Obama's administration is so wildly overrated.
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    Re: The first big victory of the "fans".

    Yes. Narratives need to be plausible within the context of their own setting in order to be convincing. A failure of plausibility is part of what ruined the later series of Game of Thrones.
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    No, you don't understand what I "want". I've been repeatedly critical of US foreign policy and have favoured Gabbard in the Dems' leadership race. The mistakes that the US has made in the Middle East...
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    Re: President Trump's funny insults

    10/10 for projection. :laughter:
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    The fact (as shown) that there is evidence to suggest that Iran and its proxies would, if given the opportunity, commit crimes against humanity in Israel doesn't mean that you didn't try to shift the...
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    This being one of the key reasons why conservative Israelis find it so difficult to support, in practice, an independent state of Palestine. The fear is they'll simply be facilitating and...
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    The self-appointing troika of the Supreme Leader, Guardian Council and Assembly of Experts aren't absolved of their authoritarianism by the existence of a subservient parliament and presidency. As...
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    I see you missed the part where their "extreme anti-Israeli ideologies" are guided by the belief that God gave al-Quds and the rest of the Holy Land to Islam. Or are you now going to tell me that...
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    If you don't think that groups like Hamas and Hezbollah - which demand the thorough destruction of Israel, believe its very existence is an insult to Islam and reject any compromise to the contrary...
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    Two things can be true at once: Hezbollah, the Houthis, Hamas etc. can be both Islamist and useful to the Iranian regime geopolitcally. For the most part, the latter is largely contingent on the...
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    Iran has directly supported Islamist groups like Hezbollah and Hamas for decades. There is also evidence that it abetted Al Qaeda and the Taliban in order to undermine US interests in Afghanistan and...
  25. Re: The latest anti-liberal rant thread (get your daily dose here)

    It's not friendly in the early or mid game either! :laughter:
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    Re: Iraqi protesters storm U.S. embassy in Baghdad

    Are you going for the record number of consecutive posts utilising the same logical fallacy?
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    We're approaching comical degrees of whatabouterry from Ludicus. He's not even trying to conceal it anymore.
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    "Hey guys, look at this similar, yet totally unconnected incident that happened over 30 years ago. This clearly shows who the real culprits are."
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    Sticky: Re: TWC 2019 Member Awards: Nominations Thread

    Best Debater: The spartan
    Best Political Poster: The spartan
    Best Historical Poster: The spartan
    Best Philosophical Poster: The spartan
    Best Scientific Poster: basics
    Best Writer: The spartan...
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    Sticky: Re: Discussion and Debate Community Thread

    Fixed that for you. :laughter:
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    That isn't what the sources show. Repeating yourself ad infinitum won't change that.



    You made an unsupported statement and now you're demanding that I disprove it.
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    I haven't accused you of describing my "personal opinion" as hatred. You did, however, agree with a statement which claimed that a desire for cultural continuity and stronger borders was underscored...
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    Sticky: Re: Discussion and Debate Community Thread

    Yes that is true, and I have already made a point about it - namely that it's inconsistent to assume that views derived from white ingroup bias are tantamount to "hate" but views derived from...
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    Noticeably mild levels of white ingroup bias across the political spectrum is reasonable evidence that white voters are not motivated by racial (or outgroup) "hatred". That though, is besides the...
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    You think don't think that a hatred of foreigners is necessarily a form of race hate?



    As I've repeatedly stated, its because said sentiment isn't driven by a "hatred" of foreigners (as is...
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    As I mentioned at the beginning and have repeatedly clarified, you aren't merely using "one term over another". You're selectively and faultily conflating race hate with ingroup bias. Bizarrely...
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    You haven't contested the idea that ingroup bias is an appropriate way of understanding - at least in part - the voter psychology being discussed. Are you now saying that you don't think support for...
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    It's an election year: when else are you supposed to play politics? The Dems. aren't just going to let Trump have a win on this one, even if the moderates agree that the killing was in the US's...
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    Sanders' base do think that the US is the instigator and aggressor, and not just with relation to the Soleimani killing, but with relation to almost the entire Middle Eastern strategy. He's only...
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    Sticky: Re: Discussion and Debate Community Thread

    Since you demanded justifications, I've explained what those finding mean in more detail and in a less accusatory manner. The only above mentioned conclusion which I've directly challenged is the...
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