The war advances but it has a shortcoming: one side, Saudi Arabia and its agents in Syria and Lebanon eagerly wants it, with the other side it is more complicated: the Syrian regime wants the war to expand into Lebanon but Iran and Hizbullah don’t want it althogh within the base of Hizbullah there is strong appetite for it. The fact that Iran officially accused Israel of responsibility tells you that they still don’t want to escalate against Saudi Arabia and avoid direct confrontation with them. Sure Israel may be involved but on the same side with Saudi Arabia and its agents. What is the difference these days. It is not clear what dumb policies Iran and Hizbullah are pursuing: they are willing to go all out against Saudi Arabia’s agents in Syria but not agianst Saudi Arabia directly or against its agents in Lebanon. The bombing should be read as invitation by Saudi intelligence to Iran and Hizbullah for a direct confrontation in Lebanon, that would sapp Hizbullah’s muscle and energy and comfort Israel.
Modesty in a woman is so incredibly attractive to me. In dress, behavior and speech.
Something interesting I noticed about The Legend of Korra, particular this 2nd season… It has very obvious capitalist overtones. I mean, what better way to indoctrinate kids than aligning a superhero with a glorified corporate tycoon?
If that would have been their plan then they wouldn’t have sent him to jail when there was no need to do that. The Avatar wanted Republic city to declare war on Unalaq which is the same Varrick wanted so I guess the morale here is war profiteering is bad and also, brainwashing propaganda and false flag. Now, I don’t think he is the first villain to be intentionally likable in the history of cartoons. I think the Joker from Batman the animated series is 100 times worse and he used to be one my favorite characters when I was little… but then again I have issues now.
Haha I see your point. And I’m not saying TLOK is the first show to do it, but there’s a difference between the portrayal of Varrick and Joker. Joker can be likable just because he’s an amazingly well written character, even though everyone can recognize he’s a psychopath.
Varrick on the other hand is considered normal for the most part, with some “redeemable” flaws here and there. The fact that he’s the Avatar’s main benefactor in this season (technologically & financially), even in jail, shows how much value he and his business represents. Varrick may not necessarily be a “good” guy, but he’s portrayed as a troublemaker with good intentions. So his wrongs are ultimately excused and forgotten in the fight against “evil”. He’s the funny, savvy business exec with a lot of useful products so society “needs” him.