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A little blast from the past that might help explain Russia's aims in the Middle East.
1 posted on 10/21/2004 8:08:20 PM PDT by TapTheSource
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ping


2 posted on 10/21/2004 8:09:28 PM PDT by TapTheSource
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To: TapTheSource

The European Arab Dialogue, or Eurabia, runs the show now over there. This is another reason why our taking down Saddam wasn't too popular with the EU - the Arab League owns Brussels.


3 posted on 10/21/2004 8:17:18 PM PDT by datura (Let's roll? No, Lock and load.)
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To: TapTheSource
Within historically short time (40-50yrs, probably earlier given most recent oil prices) Middle East oil will be depleted to the point where there will be no alternative to coal/oil conversion. At that time ME will lose all geostrategical importance.
Given the traditions and mores of native ME populations, what sane person would even dream of gainfully incorporating them into some united system like world government?
The Russian aim in ME are of economical (they are oil exporters) and geostrategic nature. Both can be only short- to middle term.
4 posted on 10/21/2004 8:29:55 PM PDT by GSlob
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To: TapTheSource

An interesting article, and I appreciate the ping. Does this source have a track-record to speak of--I'm afraid that I'm not familiar with it.


6 posted on 10/21/2004 9:07:48 PM PDT by Buggman (Your failure to be informed does not make me a kook.)
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To: TapTheSource

"Unless Americans and Israelis wake up soon, Soviet forces will be dismantling the remains of a neutralized, demoralized Israel."


Makes one wonder if a JFKerry administration is the missing key???

Thanks for the ping.


10 posted on 10/21/2004 11:04:47 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: TapTheSource

I've never seen this before, but as a Christian who follows biblical prophecy, I'm always interested in Russian machinations regarding Israel, since Russia is almost certainly the prophesied invader from the north.

MM


11 posted on 10/21/2004 11:12:40 PM PDT by MississippiMan (Americans should not be sacrificed on the altar of political correctness.)
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ping


12 posted on 10/22/2004 12:02:12 AM PDT by TapTheSource
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If you'd like to be on this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.
13 posted on 10/22/2004 5:51:19 AM PDT by SJackson (They're not Americans. They're just journalists, Col George Connell, USMC)
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To: TapTheSource
At a press conference in late 1993, Primakov confirmed the warlike attitude of the "former" Soviet Union by warning NATO that he and his fellow Soviets might assume a new military posture toward the West at any time. Polish defector Zdislaw Rurarz described a follow-up question from a reporter

1993, right, when Yeltsin was bombing the parliment with Clinton's advice and approval and NATO was stretching eastwards. Yup, those soviets under every bed.

16 posted on 10/22/2004 6:10:37 AM PDT by jb6 (Truth = Christ)
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The perfect man for the job was Saddam Hussein, longtime dictator of the Communist government in Iraq.

Not quite there smart guy, the Baathasts were Socialists installed by the CIA (Saddam and his two predicessors) to over throw the Communists who had overthrown the king. At least try to look smart and get your facts in order.

17 posted on 10/22/2004 6:12:02 AM PDT by jb6 (Truth = Christ)
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To: TapTheSource
Despite Yeltsin's membership in the Soviet Communist Party since 1961, even he serves as a mere figurehead.27 He takes his orders from the likes of Primakov and the rest of the KGB leadership, all of them hardened Communists following long-term strategy. In the Middle East, this is being translated into a PLO victory over Israel. The alleged collapse of Communism has thrown anti-Communist forces in the West into disarray. No longer recognizing where PLO terrorism or the drive for a peace conference come from, confused anti-Communists in all countries have abandoned political opposition to such Soviet moves-effectively turning over the political arena to the left.

Guess the Israelies are the most confused of all since Russia is Israel's second largest trading partner and closest allie in the area and since Powell was the one sending Arafart $60 million. Your tin beeni is on toooooo tight.

18 posted on 10/22/2004 6:14:11 AM PDT by jb6 (Truth = Christ)
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To: TapTheSource

Fascinating read.


24 posted on 10/22/2004 7:24:23 AM PDT by MissAmericanPie
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To: TapTheSource
Interesting and informative article.

BTTT

72 posted on 01/29/2005 11:03:20 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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An interesting thoughtful, ping......


73 posted on 01/29/2005 2:42:18 PM PST by nw_arizona_granny (The enemy within, will be found in the "Communist Manifesto 1963", you are living it today.)
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To: TapTheSource
I agree.
Here is more:
The KGB's Man Moscow turned Arafat into a terrorist.
74 posted on 01/31/2005 11:32:03 PM PST by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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Ping to an older thread.


77 posted on 02/11/2005 2:23:42 AM PST by nw_arizona_granny (The enemy within, will be found in the "Communist Manifesto 1963", you are living it today.)
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Ping


78 posted on 06/23/2005 4:32:36 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny (My prayer of thanks is for all the Freepers who make my days so interesting,educational and loving.)
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