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Forum: Europe 2 Days Ago
Replies: 185
Views: 2,690
Posted By Bill Moore
A very graphic video of the crash site. Hard to...

A very graphic video of the crash site. Hard to believe this will simply blow over in time, but I suspect it will.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Px2rfWBW4wg
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 2 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,757
Posted By Bill Moore
https://news.vice.com/video/rockets-and-revenge-di...

https://news.vice.com/video/rockets-and-revenge-dispatch-7

These Jews put the Torah over the state. A very interesting video, well worth watching to capture the atmospherics of the settlers.
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 3 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,757
Posted By Bill Moore
Dayuhan, It isn't rocket science, we (to...

Dayuhan,

It isn't rocket science, we (to include other states who take an interest in this) have a number of tools to support the central government and weaken opposition parties who desire to...
Forum: FID & Working With Indigenous Forces 3 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 907
Posted By Bill Moore
JMA, Achieving nothing? I think that is a...

JMA,

Achieving nothing? I think that is a bit of an exaggeration. Can something be achieved? Obviously al-Qaeda linked groups are making progress to some degree, proving organizations can effect...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 4 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,757
Posted By Bill Moore
Bob, I wish it was that simple, strategic...

Bob, I wish it was that simple, strategic understanding is biased by political correctness and a lot of other factors involving the individuals seeking that understanding. Action may or not be...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 4 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,757
Posted By Bill Moore
Threads tend to deep dive on a particular topic,...

Threads tend to deep dive on a particular topic, but I see no indication that anyone posting here is advocating that it is all about religion and nothing else matters.

While you may offer more...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 4 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,757
Posted By Bill Moore
I agree up to a point. I'm not a huge fan of the...

I agree up to a point. I'm not a huge fan of the center of gravity concept, especially Dr. Strange's proposal there is only one COG, and your approach sounds as though you have defined...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 5 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,757
Posted By Bill Moore
I generally agree with the above, and it is the...

I generally agree with the above, and it is the fringe irreconcilables I have been speaking of for the most part. They are in fact waging a war based on perceived religious duties.

The other...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 5 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,757
Posted By Bill Moore
I think we risk misleading ourselves when we use...

I think we risk misleading ourselves when we use Northern Ireland as a paradigm for what we're seeing in Muslim lands. This gets back to cherry picking an example of religious conflict (in this case...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 6 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,757
Posted By Bill Moore
Another site worth looking at for exploring the...

Another site worth looking at for exploring the topic in further detail. I used the word explore instead of argue, because the bottom line is religion, identity politics, governance, and economics...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 6 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,757
Posted By Bill Moore
I think this is the key to ultimately quelling...

I think this is the key to ultimately quelling the violence in these sectarian conflicts. However, I don't think "we" should or can empower them. How much money does it take? How much money did...
Forum: FID & Working With Indigenous Forces 6 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 907
Posted By Bill Moore
JMA, I don't disagree with any of your...

JMA,

I don't disagree with any of your points, and I actually suspect that the majority of our capacity building efforts have failed or backfired since the end of the Cold War (and a number of...
Forum: FID & Working With Indigenous Forces 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 907
Posted By Bill Moore
JMA, Time is always a factor, Rome was a...

JMA,

Time is always a factor, Rome was a successful empire until it wasn't, etc. I would judge it a success to this point, based on they developed a professional military that is currently...
Forum: FID & Working With Indigenous Forces 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 907
Posted By Bill Moore
It isn't as simple as ten rules, and I think the...

It isn't as simple as ten rules, and I think the author understands that. That author also has an agenda he is pushing, since he was one of the Dyancorp contractors that helped rebuild the Liberian...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 1 Week Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,757
Posted By Bill Moore
You have a bad habit of misquoting and taking...

You have a bad habit of misquoting and taking people's words out of context to support your view. Very few people posting on SWJ have attacked Islam, they have simply pointed out al-Qaeda's...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 601
Views: 15,860
Posted By Bill Moore
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/07/11/233107/witne...

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/07/11/233107/witnesses-describe-how-islamists.html?sp=%2F99%2F100%2F&ihp=1

Witnesses describe how Islamists leveled Sunni village as a warning





Assuming...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 1 Week Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 47,015
Posted By Bill Moore
It is important to clarify this statement to...

It is important to clarify this statement to avoid confusion. Sunni populations is too broad a description to be useful, that is even broader than saying Americans think this or that. If you read...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 1 Week Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 47,015
Posted By Bill Moore
Somewhat dated, but these excerpts from a RAND...

Somewhat dated, but these excerpts from a RAND study are worth considering, and it helps clarify my point that we're looking at this through a Western bias that almost makes it impossible for us to...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 1 Week Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 47,015
Posted By Bill Moore
As professionals it probably way past time to...

As professionals it probably way past time to explore updating our lexicon.

Obviously Islam isn't a cause for economic problems, since the same economic problems impact other societies and states...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 1 Week Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 47,015
Posted By Bill Moore
First off I think very few people in uniform...

First off I think very few people in uniform default to all Muslims are evil terrorists, and I think more than half have actually read a fair amount of history on the topic. You and Bob can come...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 1 Week Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 47,015
Posted By Bill Moore
Slapout can speak for himself, but i think you...

Slapout can speak for himself, but i think you just left the ballpark completely with your comment about America not being a religion, so therefore the other side can't wage jihadists. First off the...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 1 Week Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 47,015
Posted By Bill Moore
Actually Carl and Bob are both right. There must...

Actually Carl and Bob are both right. There must be a new political arrangement in the Middle East for any hope of a sustainable peace that will lessen, not erase, the appeal of radicalism. We also...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 1 Week Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 47,015
Posted By Bill Moore
In many locations where there are conflicts a...

In many locations where there are conflicts a reasonable change in governance would do much to alleviate the hostility. In the deeply divided country of Iraq political changes are a must for any...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 601
Views: 15,860
Posted By Bill Moore
Highlander "There can only be one"

Nightwatch reports today that:





Other reports indicate IS are conducting their own purge of Ba'athists in Mosul and other areas.

This attempt to consolidate power is normal in most...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 1 Week Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 47,015
Posted By Bill Moore
Only criticism of the current approach, no...

Only criticism of the current approach, no realistic recommendations for alternative approaches. For one that recommends we stop relying on history, you seem to be clinging to it, and conveniently...
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