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Mar 3Liked by Ryan Grim

Let's face it, how can the defense contractors maintain their rising stock prices unless we are "nearly" at war with multiple countries. Lobbying money doesn't grow on trees!

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Goodness I loved this Private equity segment. Sending it to my adult kids. I dashed off and bought it from the link. I'm happy to support Bookshop.org. Shipping timelines suggest getting into it just before the July 4 holiday. Have you heard the audible audio?

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That Oxford debate was incredible. All excellent points. Thinking though that there should be some pushback over the barbarism that is on display in Afghanistan and Iran towards women. It seems that all main stream religions share one thing in common. Subjugation of women.

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Three things I have to say about this:

First, I am not an antisemite. I know some Jewish people and trust in their opinions, that share my unfavorable opinion of the current Netanyahu regime and their AIPAC supporters in this country, as well as the illegal occupation and settling of the West Bank of Jordan, that was the Palestinian State, once the UN partitioned what used to be the Palestine colony of Britain into Jewish and Palestinian nations.

Second: Wether one likes its policies or not, Israel is an allied of the US and, being so, the US is required to come to its defense if Israel is attacked by another nation. If the possibility of such an attack is clear, the US military is expected to start to take preparative steps, the ones mentioned in Grim's article here being par for the course, so to speak.

Third: If it came to pass that Iran attacked Israel and the US fulfilled its obligations as an ally of the latter, I would be curious to know what Russia and China would do about the US retaliation against an allied of them.

International relations of the US with these two nations have all of us, here and there, already skirting the edge of a bottomless abysm.

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