The point is that reliance upon unverifiable claims of authority as a means of why one's argument is right opposed to actual arguments is a piss poor way of debate. Furthermore, I am exceedingly jaded about such claims of expertise especially after so many people have claimed such expertise and then utterly failed to show they understand the most basics of such fields. TD for instance in his utter failures to understand basic financing despite his claims of advanced degrees in finance and accounting. I frankly don't give a **** about your alleged experience. I want to see a decent argument.
It had everything to do with it. What he did was exactly what Rathi explained, he relied upon an unverifiable fallacy of appeal to authority and then utterly screwed it up. Someone who has allegedly lived in the region yet cannot even explain the application of Dutch Disease upon a resource rich region is pretty much full of crap. Remember that the majority of his arguments were not actually replies to mine. In fact he deliberately avoid many of my posts and all of my questions.That statement had nothing to do with "circumstantial evidence" that you claim he has.
Except that such experts in the courts actually have experience and can back it up. Not to mention they have evidence.It was telling him that he was a liar. If such personal expertise was worthless then there would be no experts used in courts of law.
Rogerredy claiming he had 30 years of experience and then utterly failing to understand how oil wealth has perverted education, promoted government without representation and stunted democratic reforms while feeding easy money to terrorism is pretty much not credible. Furthermore, rather then address how terrorism is a tool used by governments, he defines it solely as attacks on Israel which further suggests he doesn't understand what terrorism is, namely a tool, he is merely applying his bias.
Did he live there for 30 years? Maybe. Does it help his argument? No. Should I take his argument which was little more then lame attempts to call me a leftist at face value purely because he claimed he lived there for 30 years as valid at face value? Hell No. No more than I accept "financing" advice from a man who does not understand the concept of loans.