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Comment Re:Important Stuff (For the discussion) (Score 1) 382

Years ago, they added politics to Slashdot. People didn't like it. Yet, they recently asked what folks wanted to do to improve Slashdot. A number of people said to get rid of the politics. And yet, here were are...

You can setup your Slashdot settings to filter out any stories that are under Politics category. Everybody wins.

Comment Re:Anything the US does is suspicious (Score 2) 286

Except for some countries who never signed that treaty: India, Pakistan, Israel. North Korea is also no longer a signatory (they withdrew in 2003). Shouldn't there be sanctions against the other three?


That is a very good point. I guess Israel is immune because US has such close relations with that state. No idea why the hypocrisy regarding India and Pakistan.

Comment Re:Anything the US does is suspicious (Score 3, Informative) 286

What right does the US has to invade North Korea?

According to Wikipedia, US and South Korea are in a military alliance.

From what I understand, North and South Korea are currently in a state of war.

Based on these two factors, US does not need any extra international justification to once against wage war on North Korea.

Comment Re:Anything NK does is suspicious (Score 1) 286

Looking at the NK's current state, I don't think they have much to lose. Really, becoming part of China is the best case scenario for their population. So much hatred between them and South Korea due to both side's propaganda, that reunification seems practically impossible. Whole generation been raised on hatred.

Sadly, the longer this stalemate takes the more damage eventual conflict will inflict on both parts of the Korean peninsula.

Comment Re:You must be new here (Score 1) 1833

I can write a comment and lose all the earlier mod points, or just try to find a suitable downmod and let the stupidity stand unchallenged.

Third option: You just take a deep breath and move on. Focus on moderating further threads.

Let others reply and correct. You are not the only being on this site. xkcd 386 is supposed to be a joke!

Even if something wrong does end up as +5 insightful, nothing is ever perfect. Let is go.

Comment Re:I have a better idea (Score 1) 284

Maybe it's time to declare war on the countries harboring and funding these organizations instead of making 'peace' deals with them.

Unfortunately it is not that simple. I believe that out of all the states in that region Saudi Arabia is the most likely candidate for being the source of funds. Reasons why I suspect that:

1. Their interpretation of Islam is quite strict and extreme: Wahhabism

2. They are by order of magnitude the richest in the region.

3. They have a history of supporting extremist groups in the past: wikipedia

However, US and Saudi Arabia are VERY close allies ever since World War 2: wikipedia.

According to the above link Saudi Arabia had supported 9/11 attacks. Osama was Saudi Arabian. 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudi nationals and US were prevented from any investigation into them. One of the stated reasons behind the attack was the presence of US troops in Saudi Arabia and at the time of the attack it was reported that 95% of the surveyed Saudis supported bin Laden's cause.

Yet, despite all that, there was no action or reprimand by the US against Saudi Arabia. None. Afghanistan got invaded instead. I can't find a link, but I remember hearing that some families of the victims of 9/11 tried to sue Saudi Arabian government, but were barred due to diplomatic immunity. The US withdrawn the troops stationed there in 2003, thus bowing to one of the stated Osama's demands.

Given such extremely close ties, chances are slim that US will do anything if it is ever confirmed that Saudi Arabia is a financial source for Daesh. Perhaps Russia or France will.

I am very curious what US would do if Russia will launch strikes/declares war on Saudi Arabia...

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