Re: 'Obama Prepares Total Destruction of Iran' - Update - Iran Says UN is a Pawn of the US
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Never did I, nor to my knowledge, anybody else here express the view that American people are "dumb". A touch defensive, perhaps?
We all agree that reporting on US foreign policy in the US's MAIN stream media is deficient. BUT some of the very best unbiased reporting on the US's foreign policy is also generated in the US (pls take my word on this although you might think we are all dumb
, some of us are actually able to read a couple of other languages).
"You claim that the US is not reliant on oil from the mid east"
This is where i believe you shot yourself in the foot. Your left bias does
color your view of the US. You see, that is not
what I read. Count said that we (in the US) rely on about 33% of oil coming from the mid east. 33% is one third of our needs, so hardly 'the US is not
reliant on oil from the mid east' .. My understanding of what he said is that others
will benefit even more if the US intervenes in the strait...the US gains in its geopolitical influence, in keeping a global economy functioning...etc
The US Department of Energy announced at the beginning of this month that by 2025, US oil imports will account for perhaps 70 per cent of total US domestic demand. (It was 55 per cent two years ago.)
Re Bias, we both live with our biases on either side of the Atlantic..One doesn't live to mid life without falling into some sort of bias one way or another. I accept I have my own and that is why i check this forum when i can, to check out and maybe 'learn' from your other biases out there.
I will also be unapologetic and "defend the Count. He is more than capable of expressing what he means to say, and what he said was that there are only two parties in the U.S.
Here i will be unapologetic and will 'defend' the Count as I am absolutely sure he knows that there are more than two political parties in the US. What he meant was that there are only two parties that MATTER to our political process.
I fully acknowledge the fact that the Count posts informative sources here.
'i think views are usually informed by sources other than the ones frequented by yourself' i simply find offensive given that even I have been amazed at the quality of the stuff he digs out to post here for your benefit.
I was not denigrating nor dismissing the quality of these.
I was merely pointing out that we would tend to access more sources based in Europe.
Perfectly natural, I'm sure you'll agree.
"This isn't working,
My middle-brow f**ker"