JULY 2018


The ABC radio (Australian Broadcasting) was what I grew up with in the 50's.  Then with TV I followed the ABC. In all that time the news was presented without comment.  Oh sure, they chose what was news. But I never got the feeling that the presenter thought one side was morally "in the right".

Nowadays I have the morning TV tuned to ABC24 and muted while listening to Allan Jones.  I get my humor from watching the frumpy luvvie having silent conniptions about Trump. I get the interesting stuff from Allan, who allows contrary views be heard.

The effect of the internet and fb et al has been to rob the networks of power.  Now we get to know about stuff that the big networks want quiet. Perhaps that is why the luvvies have conniptions?

Take for example the news on Trump.  The CIA has, just before Trump meets up with Putin, listed 24? Russians who conspired to hack the DNC.  The networks are taking it all as proven fact.

I have been a programmer (assembler level) and can't imagine how the CIA or FBI could hack a halfway competent hacker's hack.  I mean, did those Russians hack the DNC from the Kremlin?  Gimme a break!  OK so maybe they got someone? to talk.  How much did they pay him? What gaol term did he/she avoid?  etc? etc?  As for Assange? He won't have a clue who gave him the stuff. Guccifer2? What's that? Don't tell me. It's a combination of God and Lucifer.

Let me anticipate today (16th July) the outcome of the Trump-Putin meetup.  This outcome is what the Deep State and the democrats would hate.

  1. Trump wants the US out of Syria.  So he will ask for everyone (Iranians, Russians and US) out of Syria.
  2. The Kurds must be left alone.  No formal recognition (Turkey would invade). Maybe a token US &/or Russian presence to dissuade a Turkish invasion.
  3. Trump will take steps towards recognizing Crimea as Russian. That is the tradeoff for getting out of Syria and looking after the security of the Kurds and Israelis.

Crimea was a Russian province since Crimea was taken from the Ottoman empire in 1783.  That is before Europeans settled in Australia.  Currently less than 25% of Crimeans are Ukranian.  Crimea was transferred from the Russian to the Ukraine Soviet in 1956 (When Sputnik was launched). The reason for the transfer was "territorial proximity".  Russia has no land connection to Crimea, so e.g. the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic tax gatherers for Russia would have needed to make a boat trip to tax the Russian Crimean territory.

Of course maybe none of the above will eventuate.

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