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    Quote Originally Posted by Pontifex Maximus View Post
    My source is driving by the gas station this morning. The cause is probably Biden shutting down the pipeline (cuck Justin Trudeau on suicide watch) and the deep freeze in the south. Either was, I get to blame everything on Sleepy Joe now so I will. I love how life becomes measurably worse when democrats are in power, yet somehow people still vote for them. At least Sleepy Joe emerged from his basement long enough last week to assure me that 50k in student loan forgiveness is absolutely off the table.

    You really do get what you ing deserve with these people.
    Really you know perfectly well why prices are up interruptions in Texas/Gulf regional production and delivery.
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    Gas prices going up has to do with the pandemic winding down and OPEC continuing to cut their output so gas prices rises. The world is absolutely overflowed with oil. Supply is not a problem at all.

    The real question is can OPEC+ continue cutting their output. If not, gas prices will drop again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by conon394 View Post
    Really you know perfectly well why prices are up interruptions in Texas/Gulf regional production and delivery.
    He's angry because the Texas situation exposed conservatism's massive flaws. Turns out it’s not wise to put people who hate government, and refuse to govern, in charge of government. They make horribly bad decisions, or they refuse to make any at all.

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    Intelligence report will single out Saudi crown prince for ...
    A U.S. intelligence report expected to be released on Thursday will place blame for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, according to Reuters.
    The report, led by the CIA, will lay out how the crown prince approved and likely ordered the murder of Khashoggi, four people familiar with its contents told the news service.
    Officials believe Saudi operatives likely dismembered Khashoggi's remains, which have never been found. The report is part of President Biden's push to reassert the U.S. when it comes to relations with Saudi Arabia.
    In practical terms, what will be the political consequences?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ludicus View Post

    In practical terms, what will be the political consequences?
    Given the geopolitical outlooks of Biden's foreign policy team members, save for Robert Malley, I can't imagine any. At least nothing tangible.

    Perhaps some symbolic sanctions can be placed upon MBS that wouldn't be particularly damaging. He might feel that he needs the US more than the other way around, therefore he might agree to it outside the public eye.
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    https://www.usnews.com/news/world/ar...yria-officials

    The election of Biden will not change current US policy towards Iran. As long as the acts of escalation continue from both sides nothing will change including renewing the Iran real.

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    The election of Biden will not change anything. Biden seems set to continue all of Trump's policies
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    Well, Biden did say that nothing will fundamentally change. He kept his promise so far - airstrike on Syria and no minimal wage increase. More Obamaesque policies to come...
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    Also what is the legal authority for strikes? Assad is a brutal dictator. But Syria is a sovereign country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infidel144 View Post
    Also what is the legal authority for strikes? Assad is a brutal dictator. But Syria is a sovereign country.
    The same legal authority Trump had to strike Syrian forces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanoi View Post
    The same legal authority Trump had to strike Syrian forces.
    Which was what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infidel144 View Post
    Which was what?
    The UN charter. Article 51 regarding self-defense. At least in Biden's case. In Trump's case his strikes were not in self-defense so his legal authority for strikes is spotty. Guess you could just get around this issue by not recognizing Syria's sovereignty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanoi View Post
    The UN charter. Article 51 regarding self-defense.
    Infidel144 was quoting Biden's press secretary, Jennifer Psaki from 2017.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cope View Post
    Infidel144 was quoting Biden's press secretary, Jennifer Psaki from 2017.
    Well that makes sense as he didn't seem to have a point. Wouldn't compare Trump's 2017 strikes to the strikes Biden issued recently.
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    Default Re: President Biden's 100 first days in office

    Quote Originally Posted by Ἀπολλόδοτος Α΄ ὁ Σωτήρ View Post
    Well, Biden did say that nothing will fundamentally change. He kept his promise so far - airstrike on Syria and no minimal wage increase. More Obamaesque policies to come...
    Umm you do realize the US did not pass a constitution amendment to implement a parliamentary democracy - right? You do know that right. With a 50+1 razor thin senate majority in the senate and 2 weak conservative dems... With reconciliation and what you can do with dependent on senate rules decisions what f- to expect? Also what a month or so into a 4 year term and failed on minimum wage?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanoi View Post
    Well that makes sense as he didn't seem to have a point. Wouldn't compare Trump's 2017 strikes to the strikes Biden issued recently.
    You claimed that the strike ordered by Biden was predicated on the same legal rationale as the strikes ordered by Trump (i.e. compared the two):

    Quote Originally Posted by Vanoi View Post
    The same legal authority Trump had to strike Syrian forces.
    The legal justification for the attack against the Shayrat airbase (2017) and the chemical weapons facilities (2018) were not the same as the rationale used by the Biden administration for Thursday's airstrike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cope View Post
    You claimed that the strike ordered by Biden was predicated on the same legal rationale as the strikes ordered by Trump (i.e. compared the two):
    Technically yes it just depends on which strike you are referring to. 2017 strikes? No. 2018 strikes? Yes.

    The legal justification for the attack against the Shayrat airbase (2017) and the chemical weapons facilities (2018) were not the same as the rationale used by the Biden administration for Thursday's airstrike.
    Are they the only strikes Trump's administration conducted in Syria?

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Khasham

    The number of strikes the US ordered in Syria against Syrian and/or Iranian forces is much more than just the two you named and the one I linked.

    Before we continue do you actually have a point to any of this? Or are you just correcting me?
    Last edited by Vanoi; February 26, 2021 at 06:28 PM.

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    My point is that your statements are contradictory. You initially claimed that the strike ordered by Biden was predicated on the same legal rationale used by the Trump administration:

    Quote Originally Posted by Vanoi View Post
    The same legal authority Trump had to strike Syrian forces.
    When pressed on what this rationale was, you referred to “Article 51 regarding self-defence”:

    Quote Originally Posted by Vanoi View Post
    The UN charter. Article 51 regarding self-defense.
    Then immediately contradicted this point by stating that the strikes ordered by Trump “were not in self-defence”:

    Quote Originally Posted by Vanoi View Post
    At least in Biden's case. In Trump's case his strikes were not in self-defense so his legal authority for strikes is spotty. Guess you could just get around this issue by not recognizing Syria's sovereignty.
    Now you raise an instance in which the Trump administration authorized a strike which was predicated on self-defence (supposing one accepts that a de-facto occupying force can act in self-defence):

    Quote Originally Posted by Vanoi View Post
    Technically yes it just depends on which strike you are referring to. 2017 strikes? No. 2018 strikes? Yes.

    Are they the only strikes Trump's administration conducted in Syria?

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Khasham

    The number of strikes the US ordered in Syria against Syrian and/or Iranian forces is much more than just the two you named and the one I linked.

    Before we continue do you actually have a point to any of this? Or are you just correcting me?
    Last edited by Cope; February 26, 2021 at 10:52 PM.

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    So i hear Biden as bombed Syria before covid relief checks. Its good to know we get our priorities straight. How progressive President Biden, and the Democratic majority of congress.


    It is lovely to see CNN and such cheering this on as the way to go. And progressive twitter? couldn't be much happier. America is back baby.

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    I've just noticed...is the thread's title a pun on Biden's mental capabilities or grammatical mistake?

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