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  • Re: Regional geopolitics

    Originally posted by Haykakan View Post
    Here is some great analysis by some very respected people about regional events. The kind of stuff you will not find in the main networks because these people refuse to be prostitutes.
    RT, directly funded by the Russian State for propaganda purposes, isn't a prostitute like CNN. It is a straight up submissive sex gimp, fully owned by its master. At least the prostitute gets paid.

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    • Re: Regional geopolitics

      Actually, this brings up an interesting question. Does Armenia / Do Armenians have our version of RT, CNN, or AJ? It does not seem like it would be too hard to do.

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      • Re: Regional geopolitics

        Originally posted by HyeSocialist View Post
        RT, directly funded by the Russian State for propaganda purposes, isn't a prostitute like CNN. It is a straight up submissive sex gimp, fully owned by its master. At least the prostitute gets paid.
        You do not listen/read well. I said nothing about RT. I said these people refuse to be prostitutes. Chris Hedges has been a champion for the truth long before he joined RT. He lost his job with a mass media firm for writing the truth. Those young men are risking their careers by standing up to the establishment bs. There are brave people standing up for the truth in some places still and these happen to be on RT.
        Hayastan or Bust.

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        • Re: Regional geopolitics

          Looks like the azeris are going to take the top spot for world corruption.

          "Fresh claims of Azerbaijan vote-rigging at European human rights body

          One of Europe’s oldest human rights bodies is being urged to set up a far-reaching anti-corruption investigation next week, amid fresh allegations of vote rigging that have put its credibility on the line.

          Two people with high-level experience of the Council of Europe’s parliamentary assembly (Pace) have told the Guardian they believe its members have been offered bribes for votes by Azerbaijan. The 324-member body is made up of delegates from national parliaments who meet four times a year in Strasbourg.

          Arif Mammadov, a former Azerbaijani diplomat turned dissident, alleged that a member of the oil-rich country’s delegation at the Council of Europe had €30m (£25m) to spend on lobbying its institutions, including the Council of Europe assembly."

          https://www.theguardian.com/law/2017...ry-allegations

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          • Re: Regional geopolitics

            They are getting hammered

            "European Human Rights Body suspected of bribery by Azerbaijan

            The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Pace) has been ordered to investigate allegations that its members were offered bribes for votes against reports criticizing Azerbaijanís president, the Guardian reported Thursday."

            https://www.occrp.org/en/daily/6362-...-by-azerbaijan


            "Call for an external, independent, and impartial investigation into allegations of corruption and other violations of PACE's code of conduct in connection with its work on Azerbaijan


            We, representatives of international and national non-governmental organisations, issue this appeal prior to a discussion of the investigation into allegations of corruption at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in connection with its work on Azerbaijan, at the Assemblyís April 2017 session and a meeting of the Bureau of the Assembly before the session."

            http://www.omct.org/monitoring-prote...017/04/d24308/

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            • Re: Regional geopolitics

              Originally posted by Azad View Post
              They are getting hammered

              "European Human Rights Body suspected of bribery by Azerbaijan

              The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Pace) has been ordered to investigate allegations that its members were offered bribes for votes against reports criticizing Azerbaijan’s president, the Guardian reported Thursday."

              https://www.occrp.org/en/daily/6362-...-by-azerbaijan


              "Call for an external, independent, and impartial investigation into allegations of corruption and other violations of PACE's code of conduct in connection with its work on Azerbaijan


              We, representatives of international and national non-governmental organisations, issue this appeal prior to a discussion of the investigation into allegations of corruption at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in connection with its work on Azerbaijan, at the Assembly’s April 2017 session and a meeting of the Bureau of the Assembly before the session."

              http://www.omct.org/monitoring-prote...017/04/d24308/
              Checks and balances seem to be working in Europe as they have fors years and decades , you got the check made out in the right $$$ amount and we can balance a pea with an elephant.
              Demo cracy at it European best.
              HARK

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              • Re: Regional geopolitics

                Originally posted by Artashes View Post
                Checks and balances seem to be working in Europe as they have fors years and decades , you got the check made out in the right $$$ amount and we can balance a pea with an elephant.
                Demo cracy at it European best.
                Let's see what happens. Best to note that PACE isn't just the European Union, it has such bight and lovely countries in it as Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Russia. In fact, PACE doesn't even have that much power, if any at all.

                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parlia...ncil_of_Europe

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                • Re: Regional geopolitics

                  Originally posted by Artashes View Post
                  Checks and balances seem to be working in Europe as they have fors years and decades , you got the check made out in the right $$$ amount and we can balance a pea with an elephant.
                  Demo cracy at it European best.
                  Let's see what happens. Best to note that PACE isn't just the European Union, it has such bight and lovely countries in it as Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Russia. In fact, PACE doesn't even have that much power, if any at all.

                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parlia...ncil_of_Europe

                  Sorry to take away from the point you were trying to make. But the European Union isn't corrupt. It's actually a model for governance. Blatantly corrupt countries like Russia, and even the USA, are trying to break down the EU in order to not be challenged. It's easier for them to put influence on individual countries instead of a single, powerful block. Viva la EU.

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                  • Re: Regional geopolitics

                    Originally posted by HyeSocialist View Post
                    Let's see what happens. Best to note that PACE isn't just the European Union, it has such bight and lovely countries in it as Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Russia. In fact, PACE doesn't even have that much power, if any at all.

                    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parlia...ncil_of_Europe

                    Sorry to take away from the point you were trying to make. But the European Union isn't corrupt. It's actually a model for governance. Blatantly corrupt countries like Russia, and even the USA, are trying to break down the EU in order to not be challenged. It's easier for them to put influence on individual countries instead of a single, powerful block. Viva la EU.
                    Hmm EU is not corrupt? When you have imperial behavior coming out of major EU members like France and its role in the Syrian conflict, then what would you call it? France has a lot of power in the EU and forces other countries to play along with its imperial schemes. Fabricating lies for profit is corruption last I checked. There is no shortage of blatant corruption and lies in the EU. Germany and France have been using this structure to further their own ambitions, often at the expense of weaker members. I do agree that both Russia and USA are trying to break down the EU for their own imperial goals but the EU is doing the same against Russia, like the eastern partnership program. There is a long standing double standard of calling out Russia for its imperial behavior while sugarcoating the exact same behavior when it comes to USA and EU.
                    Hayastan or Bust.

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                    • Re: Regional geopolitics

                      Originally posted by Haykakan View Post
                      Hmm EU is not corrupt? When you have imperial behavior coming out of major EU members like France and its role in the Syrian conflict, then what would you call it? France has a lot of power in the EU and forces other countries to play along with its imperial schemes. Fabricating lies for profit is corruption last I checked. There is no shortage of blatant corruption and lies in the EU. Germany and France have been using this structure to further their own ambitions, often at the expense of weaker members. I do agree that both Russia and USA are trying to break down the EU for their own imperial goals but the EU is doing the same against Russia, like the eastern partnership program. There is a long standing double standard of calling out Russia for its imperial behavior while sugarcoating the exact same behavior when it comes to USA and EU.
                      Give me examples of blatant corrupt and lies in the EU. The burden is on you. Imperial goals? Of what? Spreading democracy and human rights? It's funny that this conversation didn't pop up until the Ukrainians decided to get up and join the Europeans. Then the Russians went ballistic. Because the world would soon as be aligned with the "evil" Europeans than the Russian "saviors." Get real.

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