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  1. They knew that would happen. They knew their was no way they could just take over their oil - win, lose or draw. I know Americans are thick but I always underestimate how thick the rest of the world is.
  2. You guys just dont get it do you? If it is not oil what could it be ...........what were the Neo Cons trying to do? andf why could it not be said You know this isn't rocket science, but I always think you guys think yourself into a hole. Cheers
  3. "Those who claim that the U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003 to get control of the country's giant oil reserves will be left scratching their heads by the results of last weekend's auction of Iraqi oil contracts: Not a single U.S. company secured a deal in the auction of contracts that will shape the Iraqi oil industry for the next couple of decades" Ooops - It's a big thing in Aussie land and Euro land BUT NO that was not the main reason. Guess again - - -hey the reason and results are stupid as heck but I am amazed that you guys seem to have NO REAL CLUE about the reason the war was fought ------Oil is always good BUT no it was not the main reason.
  4. Yes CIA BAD BAD BAD - however ..... First the US forwarded satellite photos of Iranian positions when Iraq seemed on the verge of crumpling. That is it, no military supplies or money. SA, Kuwait and gulf states were bankrolling Saddams war. Meanwhile the Brits and Israelis were selling weapons; The Supergun and Phantom spare parts to both Iraq and Iran - Of course eastern block but natch.. Thats called profiitng on blood, and very euro of them. Iraqi oil could NOT be taken over by American companies ... if you bother to look you will notice a RUSSIAN companies have the major distribution rights for Iraqi crude. Miss that did you? Any other popular euro/antipodean political conspiracy theories to peddle today? Cheers
  5. David I read your post twice, as you quoted my post twice, but still I have no clue what you are talking about.
  6. Is there anyone who actually does that though? There is no reason to be confused by Poottrongs statement, , JG. They did not dislike it when they first came to Thailand. See not so hard to understand. I don't associate with people who, really, nastily, complain about Thailand. However the ones that I know that do vehemently complain do so because they were in that "I love Thailand" brigade when they first came. Yep, these complainers LOVED THE PLACE!! They were singing it's praises. They were walking down the street, beating their chest yelling for all to see and hear " I feel so safe here .... I feel so good here ... My, they have some cute little girls here .... . I love this place ..its real .. its not a western Nanny state with that PC crap and Fat lazy exwife and crime and dirt and cold and and and ....". (uh, of course they are here because they usually have the pension/retirement/disabiliy from that nanny state - BUT be careful about telling them that) Anyway after a while that wears off and now they do not like it .... oops ......... they pull that cliched 180 degree turn and now HATE IT. I do the above "I feel so safe" routine with a Gomer Pyle accent. This being the comical cultural ignorance I am familiar with. However to be accurate it should be done with a north english accent with some Aussie twang. I think they can be nastier in the hate brigade, because initially they got caught up in the window dressing and appearances. Once reality intrudes on their fantasy land, the tent covers blows off, they look around and find a rougher, nastier, corrupt and in many cases a heartless place, it stokes their anger, if only because they were fooled for so long. By the way not too many yanks in this brigade because at least they have enough common sense to leave. Maybe the hard core complainer have burned their bridges .... don't have the money .... no friends or family left ... so nothing to go back to. SO they complain. Hey I complain, but if I can't laugh about it at the same time .... then I will leave. I may be dumb, but I'm not stupid.
  7. Meanwhile Back on the Volga The Pattaya ...Moscow .. Connection. Death by Balconey ... Journalism is a dangerous trade in Russia. Dozens of Russian journalists have been murdered since 2000, They weren't covering shooting wars or riots but powerful Russian institutions. A surprising number have implausibly fallen or slipped to their deaths. In March 2007, Ivan Safronov, who was investigating the sale of Russian arms to Iran and Syria, died after falling from a fifth-floor window. It was ruled a suicide. In November 2009, independent broadcaster Olga Kotovskaya fell to her death from a 14th-floor window. She had been battling for control of her station with a member of the government. Her death was also ruled a suicide. In February 2012, Victor Aphanasenko, editor of a newspaper that had been investigating paramilitary raids in southern Russia, died after slipping in his home. In November 2015, Mikhail Lesin, who was often described as President Vladimir Putin's state media czar but who had fallen out of favor with him, was found dead after a fall in his hotel room in Washington, D.C. The FBI says he fell from extreme drinking and had "blunt force trauma to the head" and injuries to his neck, arms, legs and torso. That must have been some fall. In March 2017, Nikolai Gorokhov, the lawyer for Sergei Magnitsky, who was the source of reporting on Russia's largest tax fraud, fell from a fourth-story window while trying to move a bathtub. Russian authorities made that explanation with a straight face. Their names are on a roll of honor with almost 30 more dauntless Russian reporters. Let us hope brave Russian journalists stay away from windows.
  8. Theya re safely back home .... The British police have identified suspects in the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter, and the suspects are believed to be in Russia. British authorities have said it is “highly likely” that the Skripals were poisoned on orders of Russian officials, perhaps as a lesson to other potential defectors If officials in Britain have indeed identified suspects, it is highly unlikely that Russia would agree to extradite them. A few weeks after the death of Alexander V. Litvinenko, a former officer in the Federal Security Service, or F.S.B., a British officials asked to speak to five suspects living in Russia. But their Russian counterparts said they could only be questioned or tried in Russia. Back home and a hearty "Mission Accomplished" from Prince Vlad
  9. To tip or not to tip?

    I tell them I am Australian and stiff em. Dirty looks sure, muttering about KeeNiaw, Kee Nok Farangs sure. All in a days work.
  10. For those huddled in basements, feverishly trolling while twilights last gleaming as visions of mushroom clouds dance on keyboards. Remember; Humpty Dumpty did give Vlad, the Impaler over 24 hours to clear out his chemical engineers and support personal who helped make Assad chemical attack a reality. What are friend’s for! Xfinity, Starz, HBO and Netflix have free week coming up so make sure your VPN’s are ready and enjoy. .
  11. Really .... Ok, when Turkey shot down a Russian jet and the pilot was killed, Russia attacked ..................... Oh, right they did not attack. So they would attack British/US Cyprus base for an attack that did not kill any Russians. The Russian Chemical engineers having fled when Humpty Dumpty gave Prince Vlad 24 hours notice they might strike Hmmmm Methinks why don't you crack open another Leo and chill. Songkran, dude, drink up.
  12. Shingles Vaccine

    What hospitals in Thailand have this? All in Bangkok or Chiang Mai? ----------- 6000 Baht? As family member-S have had shingles in the past, it is on my short list.
  13. Is My Neighborhood Still Safe?

    You sound like you are a troll from Cleveland ..... why not stay there?!
  14. So the apologists are NOT a paid, for hire troll team?! Great News Simoh!! I feel better already.
  15. Those targeted by the new sanctions include Putin's body guard, son-in-law, the head of Russia's national security council and a former prime minister. Oh No!