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  1. i would have love to have been a fly on the wall,...

    i would have love to have been a fly on the wall, when the powers that be in Kremlin contemplated the pro and cons of publicly revealing their new toys.
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    i don't think they were many Iranian emigres in...

    i don't think they were many Iranian emigres in the 50s in the US




    It was just a 'revolution', before it became an 'islamic revolution' when Saddam egged by xxx decided to invade. The first...
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    During the revolution many came back (ex see...

    During the revolution many came back (ex see mostafa chamran; apparently he was finishing/or finished his PhD in plasma physics in Berkeley).
    Even Iran's current foreign minister was in US during...
  4. The Deadhand: Putin's Nuclear-Powered Cruise Missile

    https://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/putins-nuclear-powered-cruise-missile-is-a-rehash-of-an-1823588286

    Last week Vladimir Putin, a frequently shirtless equestrian ghoul who also happens to run the...
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    Understood, Just a real shame that with all...

    Understood,
    Just a real shame that with all things going wrong in the world, in North America innocent children that don't need to get hurt are robbed of their lives.
  6. I recall reading the Exxon book by Steve Coll. ...

    I recall reading the Exxon book by Steve Coll.
    Didn't like his style of writing. I need to consider this.
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    Maybe i am just a Liberal from Canada,...

    Maybe i am just a Liberal from Canada, brainwashed by the latte-sipping Leftist media... but i just cannot get why it is OK for people with questionable background (aka crazy moth***ckers) to be able...
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    There are Arabs. The Qataris are backers of...

    There are Arabs.
    The Qataris are backers of Ankara but not directly involved.
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    I disagree with your assertion that Russia...

    I disagree with your assertion that Russia doesn't want Syrian oil under Iranian control because its supposed clout with OPEC. Syrian production at most never reached 1 million bbd at its pre-war...
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    i have to go back to my notes, but if i recall,...

    i have to go back to my notes, but if i recall, Germany prefers steady supplies of natural gas from Gasprom as oppose to what Poland is doing which is buying American LNG.

    I think German...
  11. Thread: Syria

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    No disrespect to your statement here, but what US...

    No disrespect to your statement here, but what US Gov considers as a terrorist organization is not exactly based on anything but its own self interest.
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    An old thread ,,,, Perhaps worth pointing out...

    An old thread ,,,,

    Perhaps worth pointing out that 737 MAX and its previous incarnation are all powered by variations of GE-CFM JV.
    Therefore, GECAS ordering a load of GE-powered 737s, for it to...
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    I wonder what does the revolutionary guards have...

    I wonder what does the revolutionary guards have up their sleeves to formalize control, when the constituional top guy passes away.
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    This thread is from more than 5 years ago. ...

    This thread is from more than 5 years ago.

    Yeap, Iran had a warmongering clown called A-jad back then as head of state.
    Now the White House has one like that as well. Which was considered ok at...
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    Unlikely, as US doesn't have national or quasi...

    Unlikely, as US doesn't have national or quasi national oil companies. Free market will determine US shale output and allocate investments not technocrats.
    Whereas OPEC members oil companies are...
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    The Qatari are smart enough to know that they...

    The Qatari are smart enough to know that they have no permanent friends. As today's friend are tomorrow's enemies. I reckon that in their game of political chess, the worth and the risk-adjusted...
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    Putting aside my Persian bias, it is admirable...

    Putting aside my Persian bias, it is admirable what he is trying to do. The cookbook though probably came from McKinsey & Co.

    Problem is entrenched interest of the incumbent princes. After all you...
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    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/21/world/middleeas...

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/21/world/middleeast/iran-revolutionary-guards.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news...
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    Thanks Your comments about choices, you are...

    Thanks

    Your comments about choices, you are absolutely right, yet I wonder.
    Shah of Iran chose to not crush the revolution (and in process not killing tens of thousands), and we all know what...
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    A different perspective Iran's foreign minister...

    A different perspective
    Iran's foreign minister in conversation with Charlie Rose; you can discount some of his biased comments, but the rest represents a good summary of the other's side point of...
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