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Comment Re:Sounds about right (Score 1) 73

No, of course not. This is the Wikipedia page of Wales. I do not question the existence of Wales.

What exactly is the Wikipedia article supposed to tell me? What I found out after some digging is that 12.5% of the Welsh voted UKIP in the 2016 election. That's about as much as there is to be gleamed from the Wikipedia article concerning the Brexit. And even that was something I only found in one of the links provided in the article.

Comment Re:The two seem very related... (Score 3, Informative) 257

Who said anything about believing him? He's just saying what everyone wants to hear, that's all, over here in Europe we've had a lot of experience with populist loudmouths, it's about time you got one too.

They're very entertaining and ok to keep the powers that are in check, but you don't elect them as president! You don't make the court jester king, are you nuts?

Comment Re: Only a fraction of US munitions... (Score 4, Insightful) 192

Dude, we did fuck it up. Big time. A century ago I could have agreed with you, but we spent the last 100 years or so messing the place up in ways that even their religious bullshit couldn't. British mandate in Palestine rings a bell?

We started by arbitrarily drawing lines on a map without considering who is living there. We basically divided the Kurds up (who were, by the way, our allies in that war and we promised them if they bash the Turks we'd hand them their own country) between three successor states and didn't give a shit about where which tribes wanted to live together or couldn't stand each other. Then we fucked them over again with Israel. It's easy to hand over land that ain't yours, granted, but it's still bullshit. And when oil became interesting we pumped the juice out of their soil without even really asking whether that's ok.

Iran (back then Persia) until 1979, then the Iran-Iraq war 80-88, then the whole bullshit with Afghanistan 'til the 90s, then turning our back on them when we made peace with the Russians... Let's face it, folks, we have been bullshitting them for about a century now, I can understand that they're kinda pissed.

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