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1 Feb 2023 21:23:16 EST (-0500)
  Re: What the he?? is going on with Russia?  
From: Thomas de Groot
Date: 28 Mar 2022 08:48:01
Message: <6241ae81$1@news.povray.org>
Op 28-3-2022 om 12:35 schreef Bald Eagle:
> Very nice, Gentlemen.
> 
> Now make the next step and consider the possibility that the "sides" in this may
> only be two tentacles of the same octopus.
> 
> Qui bono?
> 
> No one likes you digging for those answers, and people often don't like the
> answers that they start to come up with.   But it's a start, when you realize
> that The Great and Powerful Oz is an illusion, and you start to pull back the
> curtain.
> 

Obviously. The octopus has many names and many avatars. "Magic Wands" in 
action are called macro-economy, supra- or multinational-economic (and 
military) powers/industries, geopolitics through economic pressure, and 
more. The Marshall Plan was nothing more than a way to block URSS to 
take over Europe after WW2 (and we gladly got thirty years of economic 
growth, including this time, it should be especially mentioned, 
vanquished Germany, while the US secured its own economic and military 
supremacy). We generally forget however, to take care of (and include) 
the /losers/ from major conflicts, like Germany from WW1, like Russia 
from the Cold War, with the ultimate unavoidable consequence of a new 
conflict like WW2 with the former, and Ukraine from the later.

A lot of shortcuts here, I am afraid, and very global generalised views, 
but we should pay better attention to the lessons of history.

[and now I shut up. I have said what I had to say]

-- 
Thomas


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