I get your point Wombat, and I assure you, I am not on anyone's ass, and yes, I am highly opinionated, as are most of the people on CZ, (I would include you here Wombat, and respect you for it), and as for giving up, I have done in the past, and often to my regret. I didn't pick that argument, but I also wasn't going to let that one slide either,(I've let things slide in the past, because I didn't want to argue, and all I ended up with was a lack of self respect). Neither did I want that argument to continue on a support forum, but the other party had other ideas.
I also wasn't trying to quash anyone else's opinion, (I'm not taking offence, just explaining), in this case either, but the OP was wrong, and the opinion was uninformed. To suggest that a dispute over business contracts is part of some sinister global plan, is , in this case ridiculous.
The fact that the poster was giving this opinion based on some news report, tells me that the poster is uninformed.
Infering an evil plan, is fear mongering.
If you look back at my replies, you will see that I did try and give the poster some extra information, this was not done to quash opinion, but to better inform.