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As a community noted for its social fabric, the Pond died a few years ago. As I noted above, politics has changed and the spirit @ThePond became quite hostile. There have been turf wars before, on the other hand BooMan's Place welcomed views from a broad range on the basics of democracy. Likely with the advance of social media, bloggers became sour, lazy and quite vile in posting comments. Didn't last long before there was true policing of thought and the obvious troll ratings. This has left a blemish on the Pond as a welcoming community of the past and its founding. Yes, my rights to post a diary were taken away.

A world view on American foreign policy can only be worthwhile by accepting views from allies across the big pond, the Atlantic Ocean. Knowledge of world history, global culture and meeting foreigners should be part of every day life for bloggers interested in politics and living together on planet Earth. That's why the European Tribune is so very precious.

Views on the candidacy in the Democratic primaries between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton (HRC) were very devisive @ThePond and led to a turf battle that will now be left behind in the founding of Progress Pond. Great move.

Libya and Syria were decisions under Obama's presidency that once again soured relations with allies in the Western world and led to an expansion of terror across Africa and the Middle East. Quite similar to the foolish decision under George Bush to expand the war in Afghanistan to Iraq to oust Saddam Hussein. These actions led to favourable conditions for the Ayatollahs in Iran throughout the Middle East. As a result an idiot like Trump can proudly sail his armada into the Persian Gulf flying the American flag.

BooMan's take on Libya ...

Obama's Biggest Mistake Was Hillary's Fault

My take on Haftar and Libya ...

US Marines On the Shore of `Montezuma and Tripoli'

Trump's politics today in Libya ... siding with Egypt, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Gen. Haftar, France and Russia.

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Mon May 6th, 2019 at 12:52:44 PM EST

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