Afghan Left/Right Split

Open Letter to Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan

Hi guys. Would it be possible for you to discuss economics with each other and find out which of you is more right-wing/left-wing than the other? And then create two parties called "Left" and "Right" and allow people to vote along economic lines instead of ethnic lines? In Australia (where I'm from), the left-wing party once tried to socialize dental health to provide "free" (ie taxpayer-funded) dentist visits, but they were defeated at those elections. Seeing the doctor is still "free", but the right-wing party does things to try to get people to take out private health insurance to move the burden off the public system.

Thanks. Paul.





I recently purchased the domain mh370.com in the hope of attracting more traffic to my website. mh370 is a hot topic, and my website has the solution to bad people doing bad things like hijacking planes (see the enlightenment document). I get around 250 hits per day from mh370.com which is probably more traffic than I can get with lots of online advertising. This is extremely valuable to me, which is why I don't want to give up the domain lightly. But everything has its price, and I reckon that for $20 million I would be able to do some sort of advertising to help match the 250 hits per day. Or failing that, I'd be able to advance my programming project significantly with that kind of money. But honestly, I don't think anything will be able to match being part of recorded history.

Some people might think it is in bad taste to use the domain mh370.com, but I disagree. Whatever foul play occurred on mh370 (or other hijackings), I have the solution available in "message 666". I actually wondered whether the correct moral thing to do to spread my message was to employ spammers, as the message is so valuable and I need to get it out. But I was unwilling to do that. But taking advantage of a hot domain is the exact right moral action.

As a reminder, here is message 666:

I am AGAINST racism.
I am AGAINST sexism.
I am AGAINST religious discrimination.
I am AGAINST dogma.
I am AGAINST subjugation.
I RESPECT INDIVIDUALS who VOLUNTARILY donate to COMPLETE STRANGERS (ie different race, different sex, different religion, different nationality) using their OWN HARD-EARNED MONEY.
I will FIGHT using my BRAIN subjugation of ANY HUMAN.

I am AGAINST nationalism.
I am AGAINST non-humanist behaviour.

P.S. ebay.com wouldn't let me list the domain for $20 million. It had a limit of $500!

P.P.S. godaddy had a maximum initial price of $50,000 so still not what I want.




Kosovo vs Crimea

It's so rare for me to be opposed to the Western governments that it almost looks like I'm one of their stooges. So I am delighted that on this occasion I can speak out against the West, and support Russia.

The West has been screaming blue murder about Russia annexing Crimea. But Russia correctly points out that Kosovo was annexed too, and what's the difference. And as I have previously blogged, it is very wrong for the West to be annexing racist/religious-bigotted Kosovo from liberal democracy Serbia. That was a massive slap in the face for what the Serbs have achieved in their country as well as a slap in the face and betrayal of Russia who helped end the war in favour of NATO.

It is important for the West (or anyone else for that matter) to be non-hypocritical. The West is absolutely dripping with hypocrisy.

Kosovo should have been left as "status quo" (same as Taiwan), as the danger from racist Serbs had disappeared. Their human rights were in no danger. There was absolutely no reason for the US etc to recognize Kosovo. It should have deferred to Russia.

Now let's look at Crimea. It is full of pro-Russian Russians who wish to be united with Russia. It was also traditionally Russian territory. Why should this bit of territory not return to Russia's fold? Russia has been very good withdrawing from Eastern Europe and even places like the Baltics and even accepting these regions to join NATO. Russia has been nothing short of exemplary. What they are doing currently is regaining enclaves that they have never militarily left. I believe protecting Russian majorities is an acceptable reason to ignore Westphalia. The people in question have a different ideology to the West - they see the West and NATO as enemies and Russia as the hero. We need to disassociate ourselves from these people. They should be bundled up as part of Russia and a very slightly bigger Russia should be dealt with diplomatically to see if we can get them to change their ideology to be pro-Western.

P.S. Turkey went into Northern Cyprus to protect ethnic Turks too.





My interest is in expanding and protecting the free world.

Ukraine is split down the middle over whether to join the West or Russia. At the most recent presidential elections, the pro-Russians won. This is a disastrous situation, the same sort of situation that exists in Northern Ireland.

As per this map there is a clear division geographically, with the West Ukrainians voting for a pro-Western candidate and the East Ukrainians voting for a pro-Russian candidate.

I believe the Ukraine should be split into West Ukraine and East Ukraine. I just hope that the invading Russians stop after conquering East Ukraine. This will give the West Ukrainians a chance to protect themselves in NATO.

Note that there is only 28% of Ukrainians who wish to join NATO. I suspect most of those are in West Ukraine and a majority of sensible people in West Ukraine would wish to protect their freedom in NATO.

Note that changing government via street demonstrations is invalid. That's not how democracies have changes of government.

At a later date I hope that East Ukrainians wake up to themselves that Russia is a crappy ally and apply to join NATO and reunite with West Ukraine. But I wouldn't hold my breath for that.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine should also serve as a calling card for the West to invade Syria, with a "we'll get out of Syria when you get out of Ukraine".




Afghan Elections

I am watching elections in Afghanistan. There are two front-runners. One of them is Abdullah, who I support. He's a nice guy. He was willing to go against the dictator Rabbani in Bonn:

"Under pressure from Russia, the younger members of the Northern Alliance decided to mutiny and continue to participate in the Bonn Conference with or without the support of former President Rabbani."

That was a great blow for a free Afghanistan. And this avoided the need for the Western forces to go to war with the Northern Alliance.

There were other tense moments like removing Ismail Khan from power in Heart (western Afghanistan). And getting Fahim to accept international forces plus new Afghan forces. But deft diplomacy won the day.

Also I think it's cool that someone with Tajik blood could become president, the same as Obama in America. While I didn't support Obama myself, I am happy that Obama was able to demonstrate that there is no white barriers to blacks. I supported having a Pashtun as head of state in 2001 so that we had real evidence of Pashtun (Karzai) vs Pashtun (Taliban) instead of treating all Pashtun as a single collective.

Basically I am really happy about how the Afghan and Iraqi wars played out. Pretty much everything has been done the way I wanted it to be done. I do admit that I didn't expect the wars to take so long, as I was expecting 99% in each country to be extremely happy to have their dictator overthrown. The fact that we didn't get 99% requires a massive research project to study. I would like to contribute my writing to such a project.

UPDATE: Here is Abdullah being named as a mutineer against Rabbani.




Great Powers

According to this, Russia is not joining NATO because:

"Great powers don't join coalitions, they create coalitions. Russia considers itself a great power," the Russian ambassador stressed.

But according to this, in 2005 America both tried to join the SCO alliance and actually got rejected:

"Last year when the SCO accorded observer status to four countries, it rejected a similar request from the United States."

This is an excellent move by the US. Instead of grandstanding about being a "great power", it went cap in hand to join a second-rate alliance. All part of walking softly.




Small Mercies

Recently I was disturbed by this:

"The Shadow Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has defended Tony Abbott against Labor attacks on his foreign policy credentials, after Abbott on Sunday described the Syrian conflict as ‘not goodies versus baddies, but baddies versus baddies’."

Tony Abbott = Liberal Party = right-wing, pro-war.

Labor = left-wing, anti-war

I see the war as goodies (revolutionaries) + baddies (Al Qaeda) vs baddies (Asad).

We should be providing the goodies air support instead of leaving these poor people to fight by themselves.

Note that we aligned with a baddie (Stalin) during WW2. That didn't make us bad!

Abbot/Bishop have made a terrible slur against the good and brave revolutionaries.

However, as per this:

"But Mr Abbott also said the United States would have Australia's strongest support if military force was required."

What he is saying is music to my ears. Although better music would be if he was actively lobbying for war.


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