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in response to reader comment: "Enthusiastic Welcom" for Obama; Putin's deja vu all over again

Submitted by Mohammed Waza Khiddif Id'ullah (Australia), Oct 14, 2015 at 05:23

"..Meanwhile, my wife saw a very large military transport flying overhead yesterday. It turned out to be carrying a US Marine Corps helicopter..."

Wow - must be big! Was it an Antonov?

"...and other equipment for the visit this morning of US President Obama.."

Obama? Wasn't he that guy who said: "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam. " Slander? Dead people cannot be slandered - and it's only slander if what was said was not true. So after watching this - many comments could be made about the author of islam.

http://vladtepesblog.com/2015/10/06/muslim-music-lesson-in-france/

So I wouldn't put too much import on what Obama thinks or says or does - it has no inherent meaning except of course, to him, occasionally.

"...he was up in Seattle (or "down" in Seattle -- it's north of here, but at sea level).."

Yes, funny one that. Even if it was at the same altitude as where you live, I'd have thought from your perspective, it would be 'down'. Just like Melbourne is 'down' for me - because it's closer to the South Pole. Because Seattle is closer to the North Pole and you live in the northern hemisphere - it's also 'down' too? Or have all you Americans been conditioned to unquestioning acceptance to think that the North Pole is at the 'top' of the world?

"Lots of people (in the news media) are excited about Russia's involvement in Syria"

I am I must admit. No f$#king around, just get in there, brutally squash IS (Queensbury and all other rules out the window) and leave. That's the plan anyway. And in the process sow up Obama for the lame duck he is.

"the invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, called "Russia's Vietnam" by some. .."

More correctly, the Soviet Union's Vetnam. Many unwilling conscripts from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania , Ukraine and other SSR's were killed or maimed there.

"...He's propping up Bashar al-Assad, an unpopular dictator representing minority religious groups, just as we backed first Ngo Dinh Diem and then Nguyen Cao Ky and the Francophile Catholics in Vietnam."

Many of the Christians there are Orthodox - I thnk that probably clinched the deal for him.

"..He's opposed by an international movement, Islamism, just as we were opposed by international Communism. "

And the US and NATO and many American commentators.

"..Am I missing something? Or is this deja vu all over again?.."

I don't know. But you'd have to agree it makes the nightly news just that little bit more exciting.

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