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  1. B.I.B.
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    The ICJ already made a ruling that the Chagos Island group be given back to Mauritius,so I don't understand why they bother with a UN general assembly vote.
     
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    I thought these two countries (UK and the US) would respect international ruling?. Are these two countries who condemned China to respect international ruling in South China Sea ? another hypocrite of so many
     
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    Veto Power only valid for United Nations Security Council resolution but not for United Nations General Assembly resolution.
    This resolution was voted at the United Nations General Assembly.
     
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    Who needs backdoors to collect data when you can openly collect uncountable more data from social media?

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-25/u-s-military-to-trawl-through-350-billion-social-media-messages?srnd=premium-asia
    U.S. Military to Trawl Through 350 Billion Social Media Messages
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    Pete Norman
    May 25, 2019, 3:43 PM GMT+8

    • Project will analyze at least 200 million users’ postings

    • Navy says individual users won’t be identified in the research
    The U.S. military plans to analyze 350 billion social-media posts from around ....
     
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    Finally, someone realized that unchecked social media is bad for society! Funny how they were so quick to criticize China for censorship, but are only now beginning to realize the harm of an unmoderated internet.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/facebook-grand-committee-tuesday-1.5152436

     
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    #3036 james smith esq, May 31, 2019
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    Hi, this is not true. This was rejected categorically by Russia. The reality is that Russia offered Iran s-400, but Iran preferred to get s-300pmu2 straight away instead of waiting 5+ more years for s-400.

    But yes, your core message is correct in that Russia is a terrible ally for Iran. It voted for UN sanctions against Iran (although China did also), and then used those sanctions to try to justify breaching a signed (and pre-paid) contract for s-300! Then when Russia realised the sanctions do not cover defensive weapons and that Iran was going to sue Russia for billions of $ in arbitration, Russia finally relented and delivered s-300pmu2 to Iran.

    Russia has a huge history of breaching military deals with Iran, from '90s to today. Russia is very hesitant to give any modern jet to Iran with full ToT. Russia has made lots of bad strategic decisions in recent history and has suffered a lot because of this. It trusted the US that its missile defences in Europe were for Iranian missiles not Russian (Iran didn't even have BMs with range >1600km at the time!) and sacrificed many deals with Iran over this - and the missile shield was installed on Russia's backdoor anyway.

    Russia still leads the world in missile technology and engine technology, but this is largely because of its Soviet legacy. But in all other areas the US is ahead and China is quickly surpassing Russia (if not already).

    There is already a lot of China-Iran co-operation in radars for example. One problem for greater co-operation in air-force areas is that Iranian pilots are used to US/Russian jets, so switching to as of yet unproven Chinese systems is not something they think is feasible or easy. But I am sure there is a lot of co-operation in all areas behind the scenes and I fully support fully maximising ties in this area with China. :)
     
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    Looks as if cold fusion was real after all (with a bit of a twist in theory)



    This is serious news with various applications.
     
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    You know what is going to happen if the Soryu class and beyond is to be equipped with these!! Sayonara SSNs !!!!
     
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    There's a long way to go from some heat releasing metal particles to powering vessels with a fusion reactor.
     
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