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  • Islamic State captures two oil fields, Mosul Dam [View news story]
    Why say that "it was for nothing"?

    A sovereign state has been attacked; its territory has been invaded; its president has been hung; secterian and ethnic fights have been allowed; the country has been divided into sunni, shiite, and Kurdish regions; Al Qaida and all kinds of mad killers have been given a playground with access later to Syria; Iran has been promoted to a major regional player; millions of innocent locals have been killed, wounded and displaced; national cultural heritage has been destroyed; US contractors have been granted local contracts; and, the world has been rendered a less safer, much less safer place, through the military operation that's been executed by those young men and women who have been sent there by the US Administration.

    It is unfair to classify all that under "nothing"
    Aug 4 06:14 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Portugal rescues Banco Espirito Santo with $6.6B [View news story]
    Thomasone,

    I am sorry for your loss.

    This may go down the history as yet another example to the series of GS recommendations to the public when the GS itself probably was on the other side of that trade.
    Aug 4 04:25 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: Clarity On North Atlantic Drilling's Contracts With Rosneft Reveals Potential For Drop-Downs From Seadrill [View article]
    >>>>>For going to war you don't need 2 sides. Decision of one is enough. In history was quite usually that one side declare war<<<<<

    True! Just one side, lies, and more lies would be enough for one country to invade another country, and cause its breakdown into secterian administrations which later poison the entire region.

    The USA did exactly that in Iraq.

    Would Russia do the same in Ukraine? I do not believe so. I hope not!
    Aug 3 01:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: Clarity On North Atlantic Drilling's Contracts With Rosneft Reveals Potential For Drop-Downs From Seadrill [View article]
    Ukraine has no money, limited military power, and a public that's been split in three groups with major differences.

    This doesn't sound to me like a country that would go to war and turn a situation from very bad to catastrophic.
    Aug 3 07:05 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill intends to push ahead with Rosneft deal, despite sanctions [View news story]
    Simple logic? Simple logic would have required international sanctions against the USA's invasion of Iraq, following which US contractors have prospered re-building Iraq that was destroyed by the US armed forces.

    Iraq is still bleeding, and has become the cradle of all anti-civilisation movements.

    Simple logic would require collective action by all countries against ISIS.

    There is no logic, no fairness, no justice. There are only selective sanctions.
    Aug 3 01:10 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill intends to push ahead with Rosneft deal, despite sanctions [View news story]
    Fukushima nuclear reactor gets damaged, and the German government adapts an anti-nuclear energy policy.

    The US demands so, and the German government undersigns the EU sanctions against Russia.

    Let's see how the people and the economy of Germany will take all of that when the exports to Russia slow down and the winter comes.
    Aug 3 12:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Re-Evaluating My SeaDrill Limited Holdings [View article]
    >> ..........France, which elected to go all-nuclear to lessen its dependency on Middle-Eastern oil is still talking openly about getting rid of its nuclear plants (presumably to build gas plants run by Russian gas) which shows a complete lack of seriousness .....<<<<

    Plus, Germany, which chose a "no nuclear energy policy" right after the reactor disaster in Japan, then went on to jointly undersign the latest EU sanctions against Russia, a principal oil and gas supplier.

    Consistency and long-term energy strategy, I guess ...... not.

    As a result of our collective actions we are going to make the Saudi Arabia, the country where women are not allowed to drive cars because they are women, a richer, more influential country.
    Aug 3 12:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: Clarity On North Atlantic Drilling's Contracts With Rosneft Reveals Potential For Drop-Downs From Seadrill [View article]
    Chancer,

    Currently, companies are looking for loopholes in the sanctions, and, governments are trying to find ways to bypass the sanctions while pretending to be in favor of sanctions.

    With sanctions, which are in place:

    Russia will suffer.
    Then, Germany will suffer (Daimler, WV, Siemens, BASF, ..........)
    Then, France will suffer (Renault, Peugeot, SocGen, Total,BNP Paribas, Alstom, .......)
    Then, Italy will suffer (ENI, ENEL, FIAT, tourism, .........)
    Then the 3rd world countries' trades with Russia will suffer.
    Then, the USA will suffer.

    Then, Russia will announce that they are not involved in any act that would destabilize Ukraine [x], following which the sanctions will be lifted, with heavy economic losses suffered by many..... but not by all.

    Russia, and some 3rd parties will have cleverly and legally outmaneuvered the sanctions in certain areas. Which ones and how? We will see them when they will happen.

    [X]: The sanctions are not against Russia's annexation of Crimea, a hard fact, a done deal the EU and the USA seem to have accepted. The sanctions are against Russia's destabilising actions in and around Ukraine.
    Aug 2 03:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Short Sellers And Seeking Alpha [View article]
    There are also those commentators who are short a certain stock (or simply have emotional issues with that stock), do not publish articles on that stock, but instead, shower certain SA threads with negative publicity about the stock through half a dozen negative comments per day, pretending that it is public service to naive shareholders.

    The good thing is that it is mighty easy to identify them.
    Aug 2 01:30 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Short Sellers And Seeking Alpha [View article]
    James,

    Publishing your "well-researched and honest negative thesis" in professional platforms only, with honest professionals only (they all are), would give you the appreciation that you deserve, away from the "immature, hysterical and vindictive amateurs".
    Aug 2 03:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: Clarity On North Atlantic Drilling's Contracts With Rosneft Reveals Potential For Drop-Downs From Seadrill [View article]
    Thank you for using your first two posts ever on SA to share your fears with us

    Why would it "scare the heck out of you"?

    Do you happen to be a shareholder in NADL, or in SDRL, or in Rosneft, or in any publicly traded Russian company, or in any of the hundreds (if not thousands) of companies worldwide doing business with Russia? Or, are you just scared with no holdings?

    After all, "a boycott that would drastically effect any companies dealing with Russian Companies" can not last long in the current weak global economic environment.
    Aug 2 02:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rosneft expands partnership with North Atlantic Drilling [View news story]
    True! The sanctions are likely to go wider, deeper and more painful .... to the point where they will hurt all parties involved, i.e., Russia, the USA, and the EU all together.

    Question : When the sanctions will hurt the Russian, the EU, and the US economies in different ways and degrees, which one of those three powers will afford helping out Ukraine whose economy has long been in dire straits? (Remember: These sanctions are meant to be helpful to Ukraine)
    Jul 31 04:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Re-Evaluating My SeaDrill Limited Holdings [View article]
    >>>>> ........all that is now required is... 1.]guts and 2.] patience...<<<...

    Tankerat,
    And, shares. You forgot to mention " 3.] Shares owned in those companies".

    It is our investments / shares in those companies that separate us from the weak hands and bashers.
    Jul 31 09:09 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Re-Evaluating My SeaDrill Limited Holdings [View article]
    It suits STO right!
    It suits the selling weak hands right!
    (To keep it short) It suits all XYZ's right!
    Jul 31 08:57 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Rosneft expands partnership with North Atlantic Drilling [View news story]
    I have lived and worked in Russia for a period of 4 years; done due diligence (financial, business, legal, manufacturing, safety & security, environment, ....) on numerous entities; negotiated at least a dozen deals (company acquisitions; goods and services supplies; construction works; etc) and signed off a quarter of them; started a sizeable manufacturing operation from scratch; and, thanks to all of that, got to know the Russian modus operandi inside out.

    Believe me when I say that Russia will survive these sanctions better than the sanctioners themselves can, and it (Russia) will come out stronger.
    Jul 31 06:31 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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