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|Sports / Re: John Obi Mikel: Comparing Him With Lionel Messi by mochafella(m): 10:48am On Aug 04, 2010|
Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke will probably disagree about ManU ruining black players.
I think the disappointment some Nigerians feel is due to high expectations. It seemed for a while that he was Okocha's heir-apparent in the Super Eagles, especially after the 2005 WYC and the game against Zimbabwe at the Nations cup. Needless to say it time to stop wishing he will re-emerge as an attacking midfielder and see him as the defensive midfielder he has become.
|Politics / Re: Welcome To The Real Lagos- Has BBC Seen This? by mochafella(m): 12:37am On Jul 14, 2010|
I doubt that is real, looks like artwork or a model
|Music/Radio / Re: Lyrical Game by mochafella(m): 4:55am On Dec 05, 2006|
"I sell ice in the winter, I sell fire in hell
I am a hustler baby, I'll sell water to a well"
You don't Know - JayZ
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Should George Bush Also Face Trial? by mochafella(m): 4:42am On Dec 05, 2006|
4 Play:Okay I'll spell it out so you know even if you disagree.
US benefits: Political and Resource access.
GW & friends benefits: "Free" oil to sell on the international market, miltary contracts at tax payers expense.
At no point are those benefits mutually exclusive. We can argue the importance of one over the other to GW who made the final decision to invade, but they are not exclusive.
4 Play:I think you overrate the importance of political capital when he has no higher office to aspire to. Money also has a habit of smoothing ruffled feathers.
4 Play:I would really like to see your evidence of that. Especially the one that "closely" links low prices of the late 90's and the oil embargo of the early 70's.
4 Play:Its been done once, it can be done again. You make it seem like the Arabs need to sell so much oil to survive. They don't. They can get by with supplying/selling less. Need I remind you that China has 4 times the US population and most want to live life like the Americans. I don't have recent figures but they won't remain the smaller economy for long.
4 Play:I hope you can give me a stronger reason than "priorities" for leaving the exports unmeasured. I await your explanation.
4 Play:Please do me a favour and keep your conversation with me civil. I presume you can argue positively.
|Music/Radio / Re: Lyrical Game by mochafella(m): 3:52am On Dec 05, 2006|
"Lie go dey rush from mouth like water rush from tap"
Truth don die - Femi Kuti
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Should George Bush Also Face Trial? by mochafella(m): 3:35am On Dec 05, 2006|
4 Play:Quick question. How do you do the math on unmetered oil? You also need to avoid conflating GW's and the US's interests. The US is paying for reconstruction with tax-payers money, GW and his pallies are pumping out unmetered Iraqi oil and making fortunes. I hope you can see there is a difference.
4 Play:Flat wrong, the US suffered more from the Iran induced Oil shocks of the 70's than Iran ever did. Besides who needs the US as a consumer when China/Japan will gladly pay a premium to have an assured/exclusive supply. Even the suggestion of a hike in prices drives US consumers crazy not to talk of the adversity of a reduction in supply.
I repeat if the GW/US wanted democracy in the mid-east along with anti-terrorism successes, Afghanistan offered more than Iraq did.
|Music/Radio / Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now? by mochafella(m): 1:28am On Dec 05, 2006|
Stuntin' like my Daddy - Lil Wayne ft Birdman
|Music/Radio / Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now? by mochafella(m): 12:41am On Dec 05, 2006|
Put am well well - Lagbaja
|Music/Radio / Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now? by mochafella(m): 11:28pm On Dec 04, 2006|
Ghetto story (remix) - Cham ft Alicia Keys
|Music/Radio / Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now? by mochafella(m): 11:21pm On Dec 04, 2006|
Iyogogo - Onyeka Onwenu
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Should George Bush Also Face Trial? by mochafella(m): 9:41pm On Dec 04, 2006|
You give the Iraqis too much credit. You do know that the Americans were in charge from the invasion in March 2003 till June 2004 when they handed over. That's over a year of unmetered oil.
Here's a BBC documentary you should listen to that gives "reasons" why the oil was left unmetered.
Sending the troops currently in Iraq to Afghanistan, actually hunting down Osama and "staying the course" in Afghanistan will achieve more than invading Iraq ever will. Afghanistan gives you a democratic example, revives a failed state, gives you a valid National security success rather than the Iraq disaster and a chance to show military prowess in a country that has thwarted both Soviet and British invasions.
As for WMDs, I think Iraq was the least likely source for terrorists to acquire such weapons. Iran, North Korea, Pakistan and the former Soviet republics were and are all more likely sources for extremists to get their WMDs. A.Q Khan in Pakistan is already on record as providing WMD-for-hire services.
Iraq was about resource/energy security, the question remains is it actually illegal for one Nation-state to declare war on another.
|European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: Henrik Larsson Signs For Manchester United by mochafella(m): 11:53pm On Dec 01, 2006|
He is not being signed for the long term or even a full season, its a three month loan deal. Quit whining.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Should George Bush Also Face Trial? by mochafella(m): 10:39pm On Dec 01, 2006|
4 Play:That's fine, your opinion. Halliburton as a company in this scenario is not my concern. It might as well be Shell or Chevron. I'm more concerned about the un-metered oil being taken out of the country. How do you explain that?
My concern about Halliburton would be as a tax-payer in the US since the no-bid contract is with US money not Iraqi resources.
I did also mention political control over Iraq's resources or is that implausible as well?
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Should George Bush Also Face Trial? by mochafella(m): 8:14pm On Dec 01, 2006|
Erm, from what I can see any country can take advantage of the same loopholes in the UN charter. Does anyone know a section of the UN charter that mandatorily prohibits war, except in self-defence.
I know for example that Japan previously(1945? - 2003) had a non-violent constitution that specifically prohibited deploying combatant troops outside the "home islands". This was changed after the Iraq invasion so they could send combatants to join the coalition. However they are the only country I know that has such a statute.
|Romance / Re: What Single Men Hate Most in Ladies? by mochafella(m): 1:31am On Dec 01, 2006|
|Romance / Re: Friends With Benefits: Am I Playing With Fire? by mochafella(m): 1:06am On Dec 01, 2006|
Oops she's catching them feelings. Skate.
|Culture / Re: Igbo Kwenu ! Kwenu Kwezo Nu ! Join Us If You Proud To Be An Igbo Guy/lady by mochafella(m): 12:52am On Dec 01, 2006|
Businessman I definitely agree with, I remember seeing at least one video of Sunny Okosun singing "Islamic-oriented" songs and then showing up a few years later as a gospel singer.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Should George Bush Also Face Trial? by mochafella(m): 12:17am On Dec 01, 2006|
4 Play:Well, if that makes the war legal, then those asking for a trial are wasting their time. Frankly based on what I have read, setting aside moral arguments, any war is legal provided the combatants' parliaments agree to the war. i.e Nigeria can invade Cameroon tomorrow if the Nigerian parliament agrees with OBJ to do so. yikes.
4 Play:I assume this is directed at me. I do prefer to beleive that the war is more GW & friends handwork than some nationwide conspiracy however here are my reasons.
Halliburton has being pumping Iraq's oil, unmetered, since the invasion/occupation started. I also sincerely doubt they are paying the Iraqi government full price for the "declared" barrels.
Political pressure, a friendlier government than Saddam's will make it easier to control global energy prices regardless of Opec's oil quotas.
Resource access, Iraq is one of the big three in terms of oil reserves. Iran and Russia are the other two I beleive. Oil despite anyone's protestations to the contrary is the dominant source of world energy and will remain so probably for the next half century. Wouldn't it be nice to have one of the big three firmly in your pocket.
Those are the reasons why "US" interests are furthered by the invasion.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Should George Bush Also Face Trial? by mochafella(m): 9:22pm On Nov 30, 2006|
Haven't been here for a minute, but I'll ask a random question, simply because I do not know. Is it illegal to "declare war" and invade another country. If we were to set aside the moral and "good-neighbour" reasons why countries do not attack each other. Is there actually any statute or a part of the UN charter that makes it illegal for the US to invade Iraq. I know this below is part of the UN charter, but its more "elective" than mandatory.
"All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations."
I ask this because it will simply be difficult to prove that G.W wanted "genocide" in Iraq. Yes I think he wanted Iraq's resources or at least a war where he can vote money into people's pockets and probably didn't really care who got killed. However if it can't be proven that the war was illegal based on some statute or that "genocide" was the intended result of the conflict then it becomes difficult i.e. virtually impossible to try him.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Should George Bush Also Face Trial? by mochafella(m): 6:47pm On Nov 22, 2006|
Na wa oo
Shooting war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Typing war on Nairaland.
George Bush just dey cause war everywhere. He truly is a war criminal
|Family / Re: Divorce Notification by mochafella(m): 8:03pm On Nov 21, 2006|
|European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: Manutd Vs Chelsea (battle Of Old Trafford) by mochafella(m): 5:51am On Nov 19, 2006|
Indeed. Gives it to ManU "because of history" and forgets to provide the "historical facts" justifying the decision.
|Food / Re: Guys Of The Board: Can You Cook? by mochafella(m): 5:39am On Nov 19, 2006|
jammin:Hmm, scared enough to retract your posts. Have no fear, Ikamefa won't tell your other women you are hitting on her.
|Food / Re: Picture Of My Kitchen by mochafella(m): 5:32am On Nov 19, 2006|
Scorpio:. Nuff said.
|Food / Re: Guys Of The Board: Can You Cook? by mochafella(m): 5:18am On Nov 19, 2006|
jammin:ikamefa, abeg log onto yim 4 jammin's sake
|TV/Movies / Re: Favorite Commercials by mochafella(m): 12:16am On Nov 18, 2006|
Sounds like the songs from Lighthouse family, "Ocean drive" in particular.
|Romance / Re: Things I Can't Do For My Girl by mochafella(m): 11:55pm On Nov 17, 2006|
|Politics / Re: Can A Woman Be Nigeria First President? by mochafella(m): 8:52pm On Nov 17, 2006|
|Romance / Re: [poll] Would You Prefer to Marry a Virgin? by mochafella(m): 8:36pm On Nov 17, 2006|
Nah, more likely tatooed across the backside.
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