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  • Commented on Radio silence
    2. There’s a possibility that Confederate nationalism may be spreading in the plain states? Speaking as a native of Kansas, it's already spread. The Plains states are culturally and politically part of the Confederacy now and have been since at...
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    Questions from someone with the science and engineering knowledge of a mollusc: do we yet have the technology--even if just in theoretical form--to remove carbon from the atmosphere as fast or faster than we put it in? If not, what...
  • Commented on Crying fire in a crowded theatre for pleasure and profit
    Agree with whitroth on this; it's a belief not rooted in anything fundamental. You can find a decent summary of realism's theoretical and philosophical underpinnings here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Realism_(international_relations)...
  • Commented on Crying fire in a crowded theatre for pleasure and profit
    "Hobbesian realism"? Sorry, I don't agree with that... and I don't want to live in that. [...] Therefore, I reject your Hobbesian realism, and remind you of self-fullfilling prophecies. You seem to think that, when I say I'm a Hobbesian...
  • Commented on Crying fire in a crowded theatre for pleasure and profit
    whitroth: But the US, and, to a lesser degree, the EU are expansionist powers... True. (Though I quibble with characterizing the EU as a "power." It has the potential to become one, but it isn't one yet.) ...and the folks...
  • Commented on Crying fire in a crowded theatre for pleasure and profit
    Of course, I don't believe the first two... Ah, now we're getting somewhere! ...but you seem to believe them of the USA, for some incomprehensible reason. Less that I believe the U.S. is acting in good faith than that I...
  • Commented on Crying fire in a crowded theatre for pleasure and profit
    whitroth: *IF* the West, and the US, actually wanted to lower tensions, they would STOP HOLDING FULL SCALE MILITARY EXERCISES RIGHT OVER THE BORDERS of Russia and NK. Hi. Professional wargamer here. The exercises that have been held in the...
  • Commented on Crying fire in a crowded theatre for pleasure and profit
    EC: As you know perfectly well, the war that the USA is waging against Russia is not being fought with land forces. Much as I sympathise with them, the Baltic states are merely useful idiots as far as the USA...
  • Commented on Crying fire in a crowded theatre for pleasure and profit
    (Hint: "the deep state is shallow" is a lie. LOL). Milady, I'd sleep a lot better at night if this were true. It'd mean someone with power actually had their eye on the horizon. That someone in a position to...
  • Commented on Crying fire in a crowded theatre for pleasure and profit
    The point is that Russia has nowhere to retreat to, either geographically or politically, and the USA/NATO are STILL pushing. It has been almost begging for diplomatic solutions, and the USA/NATO has been saying "We are the 800 pound gorilla...
  • Commented on Crying fire in a crowded theatre for pleasure and profit
    I quoted Breitbart precisely BECAUSE it is so extreme - even it was describing that exercise as practising an offensive action. I think you misunderstand U.S. politics a bit here. Breitbart and the alt-right are explicitly pro-Russian and pro-Putin. They...
  • Commented on Crying fire in a crowded theatre for pleasure and profit
    Interestingly, the supporting statement against the "NATO promised not to expand eastwards" is provided by... Gorbachev. It does appear to be a matter of timing; at the point where Yeltsin allowed Putin and his Nationalist mates/fellow kleptocrats to get their...
  • Commented on Crying fire in a crowded theatre for pleasure and profit
    The current threat to Russia from the Baltic states is mainly as a base for invasion or blockade, especially of Kaliningrad, and the reason that Russia is so twitchy is the way that NATO has been surrounding it with missile...
  • Commented on Crying fire in a crowded theatre for pleasure and profit
    I suspect the reason Russia couldn't have joined NATO is economic. [...] Speaking as an employee of the U.S. military-industrial complex and understudy of people who were "in the room" for that sort of thing... My understanding is the discussion...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    What I really don't understand is why the UK has so willingly grovelled under such treatment, and gone back begging for more. Easy. Because it enables the UK (read: England) to continue to play a role, even if just a...
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    What I'm talking about above is not abandoning social justice - not ever - but trying to bring a "new" oppressed class into the Liberal tent. Speaking as someone who grew up in one of the reddest parts of "Red...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    Your writing is too postmodern and clever for me. I prefer to communicate in plain old English. Perspective of a long-time lurker here: I've always just read her posts as elaborate performance art. A blend of insult comedy and news...
  • Commented on Facts of Life and Death
    All that was in the western press, though it was oh-so-carefully not linked from the front pages or publicised, so you could find it only if you had read about it in sources like Al Jazeera and Russia Today. Russia...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    Reading through this thread, it's occurred to me that the reductio ad absurdum of the xenophobes' "blood and soil" ideas could serve as the basis for a dystopian satire: Event X enables xenophobes to assume control of international structure and...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    Question from an American for the Brits in the house: could an underlying factor exacerbating the current xenophobia be that English ethnic identity is relatively weak? (Compared to, for example, Scottish, Irish, and French ethnic identity.) To flesh out what...
  • Commented on The unavoidable discussion
    Mr. Stross: ...noting the presence of lots of non-British readers on this blog: I'm intrigued to know how this very British lunacy looks from the outside... FWIW, my perspective (i.e. that of an American of Midwestern extraction resident and employed...
  • Commented on Long range forecast
    The prediction is that the war in those areas will only end when the population has dropped low enough to be supported by their existing water supplies during a drought. At my very rough guess, that's about half of what...
  • Commented on Long range forecast
    So you propose to let the situation in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia,... fester for another few decades? Short of installing new dictators (meet the new boss, same as the old boss) or large-scale invasion and long-term occupation by Western military...
  • Commented on Bombing Syria Considered Stupid
    If you like messing with US politics, you can have fun figuring out what will happen when we finally fall apart, whenever that is. Check out the map here: http://colinwoodard.blogspot.com/2012/04/presenting-slighty-revised-american.html It's from Colin Woodard's American Nations: A History of the...
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