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China arms both sides

Post by Dex » Fri Jul 27, 2007 1:05 pm

China financed the Iraq war, has lucrative oil contracts already and is selling arms to both sides of the conflict. War is hell isn't it?


http://www.washingtontimes.com/apps/pbc ... 70092/1008
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Post by sky's the limit » Fri Jul 27, 2007 1:11 pm

It's funny when the Americans get a taste of their own medicine. Iran/iraq war anyone? Anyone?

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Post by grimey » Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:06 pm

China is hardly alone in selling arms to essentially anyone who wants them.
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Post by hazatude » Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:11 pm

I thought that America was the bad guy? China has flaws? WTF?
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Post by Dust Devil » Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:05 pm

sky's the limit wrote:It's funny when the Americans get a taste of their own medicine. Iran/iraq war anyone? Anyone?

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I don't think it's funny. but to each their own.
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Post by sky's the limit » Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:39 pm

euphemism
noun [C or U]
a word or phrase used to avoid saying an unpleasant or offensive word:
'Senior citizen' is a euphemism for 'old person'.

In this case DD, "funny" is a euphemism for a host of other words that could be inserted into that sentence.

There is nothing "funny" about people killing each other, pretty sure I've made that abundantly clear on here over the years. However, the Yanks are LAST ones who should be crying foul over something like this. Next thing you know, someone will start an Arms Race with them in order to bankcrupt the country, and they'll howl over that too...

That article on the other hand does make me laugh, particularly the "officials" quotes. Uh, maybe that's the point being made??? :roll:

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Post by hazatude » Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:42 pm

sky's the limit wrote:euphemism
noun [C or U]
a word or phrase used to avoid saying an unpleasant or offensive word:
'Senior citizen' is a euphemism for 'old person'.

In this case DD, "funny" is a euphemism for a host of other words that could be inserted into that sentence.

There is nothing "funny" about people killing each other, pretty sure I've made that abundantly clear on here over the years. However, the Yanks are LAST ones who should be crying foul over something like this. Next thing you know, someone will start an Arms Race with them in order to bankcrupt the country, and they'll howl over that too...

That article on the other hand does make me laugh, particularly the "officials" quotes. Uh, maybe that's the point being made??? :roll:

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Post by Dash-Ate » Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:12 pm

USA UK and Russia are the biggest arms dealers in the world. They will sell land mines, cluster bombs and shock batons (used for torture) to ANYONE. That's called spreading democracy. :x
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Post by hazatude » Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:17 pm

Dash-Ate wrote:USA UK and Russia are the biggest arms dealers in the world. They will sell land mines, cluster bombs and shock batons (used for torture) to ANYONE. That's called spreading democracy. :x
And all the Islamics do is cut the heads off 23 Korean Christains...

The West is the bad guy in all of this :roll:
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Post by sky's the limit » Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:24 pm

hazatude wrote:
Dash-Ate wrote:USA UK and Russia are the biggest arms dealers in the world. They will sell land mines, cluster bombs and shock batons (used for torture) to ANYONE. That's called spreading democracy. :x
And all the Islamics do is cut the heads off 23 Korean Christains...

The West is the bad guy in all of this :roll:

Actually Haz,

The West is complicit in so many atrocities it would make your head spin, but go ahead and continue to snuggle up to Uncle Sam... "Good Guys," they are NOT, they just claim to be. And no, I could care less if the US is our biggest anything, their policies both Domestic and International are brutal, and I don't support them at all. The number of people on here who do is disturbing, I can only hope it's because they've not bothered to read a little before typing.


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Post by Cat Driver » Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:58 pm

Well as I have learned from having lived in so many hell holes around the earth war and killing is as much a part of human nature as taking a piss.

Now having seen enough of the different cultures who are involved in these activities I will take the American culture over the radical Islamic culture any day.

But hey, that is only my opinion.
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Post by sky's the limit » Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:31 pm

That's fine and dandy Cat, I'm in full agreement with you. However, last time I checked nobody was holding a gun to my head forcing me to make that choice. I'm not Islamic, and I'm not Christian, I don't care to live in the Middle East or America, there are better ways to do things.

But hey, that's only my opinion. :wink:

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Post by bmc » Sat Jul 28, 2007 3:17 am

Living in the Middle East isn't a problem. The Middle East is a large region. And, I hate to shock people, not full of Islamic fundamentalists.

If we're measuring on body count, the Christians are winning with half a million dead in Iraq.

I guess at least the people of Iraq can vote now, so it's worth it, right? :roll:

I have lived in the Middle East and I would live there again, long before I move to the states. I'm not that interested in having to arm my house.
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Post by Apollo » Sat Jul 28, 2007 7:51 am

bmc wrote:Living in the Middle East isn't a problem. The Middle East is a large region. And, I hate to shock people, not full of Islamic fundamentalists.

If we're measuring on body count, the Christians are winning with half a million dead in Iraq.

I guess at least the people of Iraq can vote now, so it's worth it, right? :roll:

I have lived in the Middle East and I would live there again, long before I move to the states. I'm not that interested in having to arm my house.
Hear hear! I'd take the Middle East any day over the US... Too many crazy motherfuckers in the US for my liking.
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Post by . ._ » Sat Jul 28, 2007 9:32 am

I wonder which city is statistically safer, Washington D.C. or Tehran.

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Post by Dash-Ate » Sat Jul 28, 2007 11:24 am

Weren't the 9-11 hikackers from Saudi and Pakistan?


U.S. Plans New Arms Sales to Gulf Allies

Robin Wright
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Saturday July 28, 2007

The Bush administration will announce next week a series of arms deals worth at least $20 billion to Saudi Arabia and five other oil-rich Persian Gulf states as well as new 10-year military aid packages to Israel and Egypt, a move to shore up allies in the Middle East and counter Iran's rising influence, U.S. officials said yesterday.

The arms deals, which include the sales of a variety of sophisticated weaponry, would be the largest negotiated by this administration. The military assistance agreements would provide $30 billion in new U.S. aid to Israel and $13 billion to Egypt over 10 years, the officials said. Both figures represent significant increases in military support.

U.S. officials said the arms sales to Saudi Arabia are expected to include air-to-air missiles as well as Joint Direct Attack Munitions, which turn standard bombs into "smart" precision-guided bombs. Most, but not all, of the arms sales to the six Gulf Cooperation Council countries -- Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman -- will be defensive, the officials said.
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Post by Expat » Sat Jul 28, 2007 2:09 pm

Selling weapons to Saudi Arabia is the biggest blunder the a*s holes in Washington will do. There is almost a 100% chance that they will face them in the future. :shock:
Ditto Pakistan and Egypt.
Time will tell, but the way the US is persuing its foreign policy, they are staking the odds against themselselves.
This seems to be Bush's last effort at getting contracts for his friends. It is so obvious, that it is not even funny.
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Post by Nark » Sat Jul 28, 2007 2:19 pm

Does the actions of one or even one hundred citizens reflect that of their nation?
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Post by bmc » Sat Jul 28, 2007 2:26 pm

istp wrote:I wonder which city is statistically safer, Washington D.C. or Tehran.

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Are you serious? That's a no brainer. Take a guess.
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Post by Dust Devil » Sun Jul 29, 2007 3:36 am

istp wrote:I wonder which city is statistically safer, Washington D.C. or Tehran.

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I wonder which country a woman is most free to do as they please and go to school and have a good job and not be treated as a second class citizen.


seems like a no brainer
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Post by 2R » Sun Jul 29, 2007 7:44 am

I wonder who is arming the 'Insurgents 'in Kashmir ???
There was a Canadian government engineering make work project in North Vancouver that was supplying auto-matic wepons to one side at a subsidised rate .Not much in the News about those guys lately although they are still selling drugs in North America to finance their Wars .

When the Chinese start getting casualties with these weapons will they blow up the factory in North Vancouver that made them and make it look like a rival drug gang done it ???
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Post by bmc » Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:33 am

Dust Devil wrote:
istp wrote:I wonder which city is statistically safer, Washington D.C. or Tehran.

-istp :smt017
I wonder which country a woman is most free to do as they please and go to school and have a good job and not be treated as a second class citizen.

seems like a no brainer
I agree. I think we should kill them all right? Or at least bomb them into freedom. Whadda ya say? I mean they look funny and speak weird. They must be ee-ville. I mean come on. :shock:
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Post by Expat » Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:54 pm

bmc wrote:
Dust Devil wrote:
istp wrote:I wonder which city is statistically safer, Washington D.C. or Tehran.

-istp :smt017
I wonder which country a woman is most free to do as they please and go to school and have a good job and not be treated as a second class citizen.

seems like a no brainer
I agree. I think we should kill them all right? Or at least bomb them into freedom. Whadda ya say? I mean they look funny and speak weird. They must be ee-ville. I mean come on. :shock:

Yeah, but Iranian women are renowned as some of the most beautiful on earth...
Of course they are slim... :shock:
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Post by flyincanuck » Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:23 pm

Just wondering if anyone else watched "The Passionate Eye" on CBC tonight? The Ground Truth: After the Killing ends is a graphic but candid documentary of how some U.S. soldiers (Army, Marines, and AF) abuse, torture, and kill Iraqi civilians. It was truly appalling and deplorable to see how human beings can degenerate into such savages.

Gonna go watch a few re-runs of The Andy Griffith Show now...
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Post by Dust Devil » Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:52 pm

bmc wrote:
Dust Devil wrote:
istp wrote:I wonder which city is statistically safer, Washington D.C. or Tehran.

-istp :smt017
I wonder which country a woman is most free to do as they please and go to school and have a good job and not be treated as a second class citizen.

seems like a no brainer
I agree. I think we should kill them all right? Or at least bomb them into freedom. Whadda ya say? I mean they look funny and speak weird. They must be ee-ville. I mean come on. :shock:
Glad to see you can just swan dive over the edge of sarcasm. Who said they were evil because they look and talk funny. it has nothing to do with colour or language and I think you know that.
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