Monday, February 6, 2017

Iran and The Donald Doctrine as articulated by M.N.: My way or the highway, and it's always my way! (An elaboration and further development of Reagan doctrine.) Seriously! Absolutely seriously! Could not be more seriously! And historically inevitable!



A Better Super Bowl | NFL Hyundai Super Bowl LI

Published on Feb 5, 2017
Millions of people watched Super Bowl LI. But without our troops, this day wouldn’t be possible. This year, Hyundai made their Super Bowl better. They couldn’t come home, so we brought home to them. Watching the Super Bowl is amazing, but watching it with the ones you love is better.

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Hyundai:"hyu - und - dai: huy - and - dai - and - die": 

aI, aI, ti ne prav! Ti ne prav!

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    Pilobolus Dance Theater featured in a commercial for the Hyundai Santa Fe. Won Gold Award in TV/Cinema at the 2007  
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Uploaded on Aug 31, 2010
Pilobolus Dance Theater featured in a commercial for the Hyundai Santa Fe.

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Re: "Super Bowl LI?" 

Life cycle[edit]

The life cycle of Pilobolus begins with a black sporangium that has been discharged onto a plant substrate such as grass. A herbivorous animal such as a horse then eats the substrate, unknowingly consuming the sporangium as well. The Pilobolus sporangium survives the passage through the gastrointestinal tract without germinating, and emerges with the excrement. Once outside its host, spores within the sporangium germinate and grow as a mycelium within the excrement, where it is a primary colonizer. Later, the fungus fruits to produce more spores.

Pilobolus sporangium
The asexual fruiting structure (the sporangiophore) of Pilobolus species is unique. It consists of a transparent stalk which rises above the excrement to end in a balloon-like subsporangial vesicle. On top of this, a single, black sporangium develops.








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This article is about the dance company. For the fungus, see Pilobolus.
Pilobolus is an American modern dance company that began performing in October 1971. Pilobolus has performed over 100 choreographic works in more than 64 countries around the world, and has been featured on the 79th Annual Academy AwardsThe Oprah Winfrey Show and Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
Pilobolus Dance Theatre has three main branches: a touring company, Pilobolus, that creates new works through the International Collaborators Project; an educational programming arm that teaches the company's group-based creative process; and Pilobolus Creative Services, which offers movement services for film, advertising, publishing, commercial clients and corporate events.

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Pilobolus

Does it trace the birth of a relationship? Or the co-evolution of symbiotic species? Music: "God Music," George Crumb; "Fratres," Arvo Part; "Morango...Almost a Tango," Thomas Oboe Lee.

Dance company
This collaborative dance company is acclaimed for its mix of humor, invention, and drama. Drawing inspiration from biology (how many dance troupes would name themselves after a fungus that thrives in cow dung?), Pilobolus has created a dance vocabulary all its own. Full bio
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Pilobolus Dance Theater: All Is Not Lost Live

Published on Feb 13, 2013

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The Donald Doctrine as articulated by M.N.: 

My way or the highway, and it's always my way! 

(An updated replacement, elaboration and further development of Reagan doctrine)

Seriously! Absolutely seriously! Could not be more seriously! And historically inevitable!

Decoding: 

It replaces the old mechanistic model of international relations as "give and take", and sometimes as the "all give to the freeloaders - "халявщиков" (see also Obama on freeloaders and note the continuity trend) and no take", or in its ancient smartass Asiatic Russian version of "Huy te give, and I all take" with the new, atomistic, interactional, dance-like model, much more sophisticated, flexible, efficient, and productive. As Mr. Lukashenko said, do not forget that there are some smart Jews (among the other smart and very smart people, the ethnicity in America does not matter much, really) around him, up to 80%, and the whole team will make America great again, or will renew and reaffirm this never disappearing greatness at the new level of the historical spiral. "Тебя этот Трамп посадит в 20-ый вагон", Lukashenka said, rather prophetically. (He is a half-Jew himself.)
And this is re: Hyundai:"hyu - und - dai: huy - and - dai - and - die". 
aI, aI, ti ne prav! Ti ne prav!

Enjoy the New Ride and the Dance! 

And you better dance well, partner! Step in step. 

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Tribute To Stan Getz - One of the greatest saxophonists of all time

Published on May 13, 2014
Tribute To Stan Getz – Tribute To Stan Getz, Over two hours of swing and romantic jazz with one of the greatest saxophonists of all time

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04:24 - Ballad
10:11 - Whisper Not
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19:22 - When I Go I Go All the Way
23:23 - Goodbye
27:49 - I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
33:12 - Everything Happens to Me
40:24 - Who Could Care?
45:11 - A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
52:11 - Samba Dees Days
55:46 - Desafinado
01:01:38 - Morning of Carnival
01:07:27 - Three Stars Will Shine Tonight
01:09:54 - Serenade In Blue
01:13:47 - The Thrill Is Gone
01:18:51 - Early Autumn
01:23:37 - A New Town Is a Blue Town
01:26:18 - Round Midnight
01:29:26 - Born to Be Blue
01:33:20 - Gold Rush
01:37:43 - I'm Late I'm Late
01:45:56 - The Duck
01:48:29 - Samba Triste
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M.N.: In this particular case described below, the interactional model should apply also: the regime change, which is absolutely needed, should be performed as bloodlessly as possible but firmly. Hopefully, without any blood at all, and it is, partially, in Russian power, and most definitely in Russian long-term interests, as I mentioned earlier. The true cooperation is the key, but should not be a trade-off concession for the sanctions relief: these are the two different songs, although they, together with the other songs, could make a nice concert. 

The regime has to be: 

- Demilitarized as thoroughly as possible, and disabused of its notion of the religious-Shiite and imperialist-expansionist aspirations, which are very dangerous and unmistakably present. 

- Secularized or turned from the aggressive theocracy into truly (and historically traditional in Iran) multi-confessional state, with the religious freedoms constitutionally guaranteed. 
See the very important Pope Francis' encyclical on the religious freedom, competition, and the role of the civil society in their promotion, in this regard. 
This will deprive the current Iranian regime of its poisonous weapon. 

- The neutral and peaceful policies of the new government should be reinforced. 

- Etc., etc., as needed. 

Hopefully, the present theocracy should understand the benefits of the peaceful transition, if they really have the sense of responsibility for the Iranian nation. If they do not, they should be made to understand it, by whatever means necessary. The well-being of many other, including the Russian people, depends on this change. 

The issue of mistrust, or the lack of trust in U.S. - Russian relations, including in the military spheres, which undoubtedly and unfortunately is present, should be worked upon actively and in good will, and should be resolved timely, and also, hopefully. This subject of mistrust, perspectives for cooperation, and even possible future alliance opens the whole slew of other issues, which are very important and pertinent but are completely separate and extraneous to the subject at hand, and have to be dealt with separately. I will mention only one of them: acculturation, which by no means can be viewed as a two-way street, it implies the acceptance and adjustment to the values of the dominant Western culture. This process might be very complex and at times even emotionally painful, but, it seems to me, is unavoidable, and in a long run nothing but beneficial, and has to be promoted actively also, as well as patiently, tactfully, and persistently. The thoughts and ideas contained in the links section on competence, including the transcultural competence in military intelligence apply equally, if not more so, to the Russian side. This is my very humble, respectful, and sincere personal opinion, with the intention to search for some helpful guidance for this process. If the Eastern European countries with predominantly Slavic populations, such as Poland and Czechia for example, and their militaries were quite successful in this process, there are no reasons why Russia cannot, if she is willing to be so. If there is a will, there is a way.  
And this will apparently, is determined by the economic, political and geopolitical historical choices and the historical necessity: to make a turn from the overt and covert confrontation and hostility, which are not justified and do not make any sense, to the honest and the full-throttle cooperation. 





M.N.: Without any doubts whatsoever, the U.S. and the Western alliance can proceed with the successful "pacification" of Iran without the Russian cooperation, although this intervention might turn out to be more complex and more complicated, especially if Russia assumes the "noble defender" role and will try to ignite the resistance and the partisan or "hybrid" warfare on the Iranian territory for her own benefits and her own fishing purposes, as she did in Iraq, several years after the war, and at the convenient for her time.
By withholding her cooperation Russia risks her own confrontation with the U.S., and the U.S. and Israel are perfectly able to manage both, it is very unlikely and almost inconceivable that this conflict might escalate into some serious, like the nuclear, confrontation, or into the prolonged Vietnam-like quagmire. Russia simply cannot afford it: she will fall apart politically and economically just like she did in 1917, at the end of the WW1, and much faster, with the resulting disintegration of her post-Soviet Empire, especially considering the potential use of the new and overwhelming laser space weapons, which, most likely, is a factor in tactical military calculations. Personally, I would not advise Russia to make such an irrational defiant move. 
But all the risks have to be thoroughly assessed, addressed, and managed. 
Most likely, Putin plays for time, tries not to lose face with the too quick a concession, and intends to strengthen his own bargaining position, but will acquiesce in the end, as he did with the Iraq war. If he persists however, the strategy might be revised into the multi-step and the multi-prong one, with the longer and more extensive preparation period, and with all the possible pressure points considered for the inclusion into the larger game, which might only bring the deeper and broader benefits. Naturally and logically, this potential turn would imply the larger spectrum of factors considered and involved into the play. 
The best of all the possible options, as fantastic and improbable as it sounds, would be if Mr. Putin manages to convince the ayatollahs and their belligerent military puppets to transfer the power peacefully and without any bloodshed, which everyone, naturally, deeply abhors. One fat chance, yeah, but it does exist, at least hypothetically, especially after the appropriate and sufficiently intimidating displays of the allied power, such as deep, thorough and broad destruction of all Iranian military facilities. It is very unlikely that the current power-holders in Iran would agree to this, it would mean the political death to them. But if they have some slim remnants of the common sense, they will: it will allow them to save their own skins and the thousands of lives of their compatriots. And in the case of success of this mission, Mr. Putin could happily, rightfully and deservedly wear the halo of the Peacemaker, and be proposed for the Nobel Peace Prize candidate, thus balancing the competition score, or even for the much coveted by him Christian sainthood. And then he should get ready for the next mission, pursuing this new but truly rewarding career. 


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Mr. Trump and his advisers have made clear since assuming office that constraining Iran would be among their top priorities. They have also privately acknowledged there is no certainty the Kremlin will cooperate.
Last week, the administration declared Iran “on notice” and the U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions on 25 Iran-linked individuals and entities for their alleged roles in aiding Iran’s ballistic missile program and terrorist activities. The Pentagon also dispatched a naval destroyer, the USS Cole, last week to police the waters around Yemen.
The Trump administration’s show of force has raised concerns that the U.S. and Iran could stumble into a military conflict. But officials close to the Trump administration said they believed the White House could gain the respect of the Kremlin if it showed a commitment to enforcing its warnings to other governments.
“Iran has a continuing operation throughout the region…that is not sustainable, not acceptable, and violates norms and creates instability,” a senior U.S. official said on Friday. “Iran has to determine its response to our actions. Iran has a choice to make.”

Trump Administration Looks at Driving Wedge Between Russia and Iran

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WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is exploring ways to break Russia’s military and diplomatic alliance with Iran in a bid to both end the Syrian conflict and bolster the fight against Islamic State, said senior administration, European and Arab officials involved in the policy discussions.
The emerging strategy seeks to reconcile President Donald Trump’s seemingly contradictory vows to improve relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin and to aggressively challenge the military presence of Iran—one of Moscow’s most critical allies—in the Middle East, these officials say.
A senior administration official said the White House doesn’t have any illusions about Russia or see Mr. Putin as a “choir boy,” despite further conciliatory statements from Mr. Trump about the Russian leader over the weekend. But the official said that the administration doesn’t view Russia as the same existential threat that the Soviet Union posed to the U.S. during the Cold War and that Mr. Trump was committed to constraining Iran.
“If there’s a wedge to be driven between Russia and Iran, we’re willing to explore that,” the official said.
Such a strategy doesn’t entirely explain the mixed signals Mr. Trump and his circle have sent regarding Moscow, which have unnerved U.S. allies and caught Republican leaders in Congress off guard.
Days after the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said a surge in violence in eastern Ukraine demanded “clear and strong condemnation of Russian actions,” Vice President Mike Pence suggested Sunday that Washington could lift sanctions on Moscow soon if it cooperated in the U.S. fight against Islamic State.
Mr. Trump himself spoke again about wanting to mend relations with Mr. Putin in an interview that aired before Sunday’s Super Bowl, saying “it’s better to get along with Russia than not.” After Fox News host Bill O’Reilly said Mr. Putin was a “killer,” the president responded: “What, you think our country’s so innocent?”
But those involved in the latest policy discussions argue there is a specific focus on trying to drive a wedge between Russia and Iran.
“There’s daylight between Russia and Iran for sure,” said a senior European official who has held discussions with Mr. Trump’s National Security Council staff in recent weeks. “What’s unclear is what Putin would demand in return for weakening the alliance.”
But persuading Mr. Putin to break with Tehran would be immensely difficult and—a number of Russian experts in Washington say—come at a heavy cost likely to reverberate across America’s alliances with its Western partners. Nor would Mr. Trump be the first U.S. president to pursue the strategy: The Obama administration spent years trying to coax Russia away from Iran, particularly in Syria, only to see the two countries intensify their military operations there to bolster the Damascus regime.
“If the Kremlin is to reduce its arms supplies to Iran, it is likely to expect a significant easing of sanctions,” said Dimitri Simes, a Russia expert and president of the Center for the National Interest in Washington. “The Russians don’t believe in free lunches.”
The Kremlin has said it aims to mend ties with the U.S. under the Trump administration but in recent months has also signaled its intent to continue to build on its cooperation with Iran.
Moscow and Tehran have formed a tight military alliance in Syria in recent years. The Kremlin is a major supplier of weapons systems and nuclear equipment to Iran.
But the Trump administration is seeking to exploit what senior U.S., European and Arab officials see as potential divisions between Russia and Iran over their future strategy in Syria and the broader Mideast.
“The issue is whether Putin is prepared to abandon [Ayatollah] Khamenei,” said Michael Ledeen, an academic who advised National Security Council Advisor Michael Flynn during the transition and co-wrote a book with him last year. “I think that might be possible if he is convinced we will ‘take care’ of Iran. I doubt he believes that today.”
Russia, Iran and Turkey have been leading talks in Kazakhstan in recent weeks to try to end Syria’s six-year war. Participants in the discussions, which have excluded high-level U.S. diplomats, said Russia has appeared significantly more open than the Iranians to discussing a future without President Bashar al-Assad.
A Russian-backed faction in the talks has promoted the creation of a new Syrian constitution and a gradual transition away from Mr. Assad.
Moscow has pressed the Trump administration to join the talks at a high-level, an invitation not extended while President Barack Obama was in office. Last week, the administration sent only a lower-level official, its ambassador to Kazakhstan.
Mr. Putin largely has succeeded in saving the regime of Mr. Assad from collapse through a brutal air war in Syria over the past 18 months. But the Kremlin is interested in fortifying its long-term military presence in Syria and doesn’t necessarily view Mr. Assad as an enduring partner, these officials said.
Iran, conversely, is wholly wedded to Mr. Assad as its primary partner for shipping weapons and funds to Iran’s military proxies in Lebanon and the Palestinian territories, including Hezbollah and Hamas. Any future Arab leader in Syria, even one close to Mr. Assad, is unlikely to tie his position so closely to Tehran.
“Russia is fully aware of the corruption and incompetence of the Assad regime…[and] knows that a stable Syria—a country worth having military bases in the long term—is unattainable with Assad at the helm,” said Fred Hof, a former State Department official who oversaw Syria policy during President Obama’s first term.
He added: “Tehran knows there is no Syrian constituency beyond Assad accepting subordination to [Iran].”
The Obama administration also pursued a strategy of trying to woo Russia away from Tehran. During his first term, Mr. Obama succeeded in getting then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to support tough United Nations sanctions on Iran for its nuclear activities. Moscow also delayed the delivery of antimissile batteries to Tehran, sparking a diplomatic row between the countries.
In return, the Obama White House rolled back missile-defense deployments in Europe that Russia believed weakened its strategic position.
Tensions between Russia and the U.S. flared, though, after Mr. Putin regained the presidency in 2012 and seized the Crimean region of Ukraine in 2014. The U.S. and European Union responded with tough financial sanctions on Mr. Putin’s inner circle.
A number of Russia experts in Washington say they believe Mr. Putin would demand a heavy price now for any move to distance himself from Iran. In addition to easing sanctions, they believe he would want assurances that the U.S. would scale back its criticism of Russia’s military operations in Ukraine and stall further expansion of North Atlantic Treaty Organization membership for countries near the Russian border.
Montenegro is scheduled to join NATO this year. The U.S. Senate still needs to vote to approve the bid.
In a report released Friday, the Institute for the Study of War, a Washington think tank, cautioned that even if Moscow were to distance itself from Tehran, it wouldn’t contain the enormous influence that Iran wields over Syria’s economic, military, and political institutions. “Any U.S. effort to subvert Iran’s posture in Syria through Russia will undoubtedly end in failure,” the assessment said.
Russia delivered its S-300 antimissile system to Iran after Tehran, the U.S. and five other world powers implemented a landmark nuclear agreement a year ago. The Kremlin since has talked of further expanding its military and nuclear cooperation with Tehran.
Mr. Trump, though, campaigned on improving relations with Moscow, a theme that Mr. Putin has publicly embraced. Mr. Trump has suggested he could ease sanctions on Russia if the Kremlin took serious steps to cooperate in fighting Islamic State in Syria and Iraq and addressing other national security threats to the U.S.
Mr. Trump and his advisers have made clear since assuming office that constraining Iran would be among their top priorities. They have also privately acknowledged there is no certainty the Kremlin will cooperate.
Last week, the administration declared Iran “on notice” and the U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions on 25 Iran-linked individuals and entities for their alleged roles in aiding Iran’s ballistic missile program and terrorist activities. The Pentagon also dispatched a naval destroyer, the USS Cole, last week to police the waters around Yemen.
The Trump administration’s show of force has raised concerns that the U.S. and Iran could stumble into a military conflict. But officials close to the Trump administration said they believed the White House could gain the respect of the Kremlin if it showed a commitment to enforcing its warnings to other governments.
“Iran has a continuing operation throughout the region…that is not sustainable, not acceptable, and violates norms and creates instability,” a senior U.S. official said on Friday. “Iran has to determine its response to our actions. Iran has a choice to make.”
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Trump Administration Explores Driving Wedge Between Russia and Iran

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The new administration is looking at ways to break Russia’s alliance with Iran in a bid to end the Syrian conflict and bolster the fight against Islamic State, said senior administration, European and Arab officials.

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