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  •  Elsewherehere, some people are still beating (2+ / 0-)
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    TXdem, harrylimelives

    up the Secretary of State.
    Kudos to John Kerry.

    Okay, the Government says you MUST abort your child. NOW do you get it?

    by Catskill Julie on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 05:45:51 PM PST

    •  Of course! (4+ / 0-)

      Because this situation is ALL about the US/Iraq...isn't it? ;)

    •  Because (3+ / 0-)
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      Catskill Julie, btfsilence, vcmvo2

      Some folks are heavily invested in a narrative, a narrative that defies reality in most cases and requires carrying water for petty and brutal tyrants.  

      In the case of a few, it's all precious ego.

      I've seen some hardboiled eggs in my time, but you're about twenty minutes

      by harrylimelives on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 08:30:39 PM PST

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      •  How can kicking Russia out of the G8 not be (1+ / 0-)
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        front page news here?

        Okay, the Government says you MUST abort your child. NOW do you get it?

        by Catskill Julie on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 09:06:16 PM PST

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        •  It’s not actually kicking Russia (0+ / 0-)

          out of the G-8: it’s a suspension of joint activity until matters improve.  The relevant sentence:

          As such, we have decided for the time being to suspend our participation in activities associated with the preparation of the scheduled G-8 Summit in Sochi in June, until the environment comes back where the G-8 is able to have meaningful discussion.
          It looks like a middle-of-the-road position.  I know, for instance, that Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the German foreign minister, believes that it would be a mistake to exclude Russia, since ‘the G-8 format is really the only format in which we of the West speak directly with Russia’ (my translation of a statement made in an interview on ARD’s Bericht aus Berlin; you can find the video here).
        •  It's binary thinking (3+ / 0-)
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          Catskill Julie, btfsilence, marsanges

          If the Military Industrial complex is wrong, Putin must be right. He took in Snowden out of the kindness of his heart, after all.

          For others, it's paranoid isolationalism, as though we should be cloistered away in convent, but I can't help but think that's a magical attempt to avoid facing a world that is an ethical morass swimming in a gray sea of complicated solutions to difficult problems.

          I've seen some hardboiled eggs in my time, but you're about twenty minutes

          by harrylimelives on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 09:49:38 PM PST

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