TuMaRu Thursday, 09/24/20 12:56:46 PM Re: I-Man post# 1950 Post # of 1986 I-man, don't want this to become a political discussion but it does seem necessary to square with the ongoing developments in the world esp. as the biased US media absolutely does NOT report any of it. 1. As you may know, Eqypt, Jordan, Israel, Greece, Cyprus and couple other countries signed a pact recently to explore oil/gas in Eastern mediterranean leaving out Turkey due to its aggressive posture and trying to pit key allies against each other. 2. UAE-Bahrain-Israel economic cooperation deal is quite a big deal but hasn't found other regional supporters yet (notably KSA is still pushing its luck thinking it can win the current oil price war) 3. Then there's the new nexus of evil starts with Turkey, thru Iran, Pak, China ending in NK. All are risking their futures betting against US and NATO while aligning with China. End result if it becomes an extreme conflict (fully expected by Western powers) is the breakup of China into 4-5 pieces -- Western china where millions of Uighurs imprisoned, separate Tibet, and full country status to Taiwan/HK thats been denied so far. 4. Lastly, recognizing and presaging all of this, US and Japan have pushed for their Quad Group (US, Japan, Australia, India) agenda which was initially planned in 2007, revisited in 2017 and now firming up mainly due to how China unleashed this horror on the whole world. As of now, they're conducting joint drills in the SE asia theater and broader Indian ocean. Yes, as a country US also has many transgressions to its record in last 75-100 years but when contrasted with how horrible China is when it comes to suppressing its own people, no comparison at all. The revolt bubbling just under its surface will eventually tear China apart, smashing all aspirations of global domination. Take it for what its worth but the next 5-10 years could be very tumultuous to say the least.