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Forum: Asia-Pacific 8 Hours Ago
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Posted By Dayuhan
The maritime trade graphics are interesting, and...

The maritime trade graphics are interesting, and illustrative.

The the percentage of the world's merchandise and commodity trade passing through SE Asia is often interpreted as a threat from...
Forum: Europe 1 Day Ago
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Views: 48,300
Posted By Dayuhan
Actually it is a complete crock: I don't think...

Actually it is a complete crock: I don't think you'll find a single serious oil market analysts that buys into the story that the glut was deliberately contrived as a weapon against the Soviets. ...
Forum: Middle East 1 Day Ago
Replies: 617
Views: 50,555
Posted By Dayuhan
There's no point in lecturing anyone here. This...

There's no point in lecturing anyone here. This is not a classroom, where someone appoints you master and your lessons are received without question. It's a discussion forum, where people engage as...
Forum: Middle East 2 Days Ago
Replies: 617
Views: 50,555
Posted By Dayuhan
In case you're curious about what JMA actually...

In case you're curious about what JMA actually did advocate, it's here:

http://council.smallwarsjournal.com/showthread.php?t=12821&page=12



With this as clarification:
Forum: Europe 2 Days Ago
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Views: 48,300
Posted By Dayuhan
Is it not also the case that the revolution in...

Is it not also the case that the revolution in the Ukraine provided an exceptional opportunity to put a plan like this into operation? I have no doubt that the Russians have long considered the...
Forum: Asia-Pacific 2 Days Ago
Replies: 737
Views: 88,728
Posted By Dayuhan
Probably not. The Senkakus and the Spratlys...

Probably not. The Senkakus and the Spratlys combined couldn't accommodate the population of one city block in Beijing or Shanghai, and Beijing isn't showing any interest in any territory that could...
Forum: Europe 3 Days Ago
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Posted By Dayuhan
There has been some discussion on SWC over the...

There has been some discussion on SWC over the years of the possibility that borders are often irrationally drawn and need not be sacrosanct, especially when they are poorly aligned with ethnic,...
Forum: Europe 3 Days Ago
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Views: 48,300
Posted By Dayuhan
Yes, mostly... except for this: ...which...

Yes, mostly... except for this:


...which is a complete crock: the reasons behind the oil glut are many and complex, but it was never a deliberate construct targeting the Soviets.

I think you...
Forum: Europe 3 Days Ago
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Posted By Dayuhan
Indeed it does... and how did that work out? Was...

Indeed it does... and how did that work out? Was Europe overrun? Did US power collapse? Did the west fall?

No to all, of course. Despite initial concessions (appeasement, arguably), Europe and...
Forum: Asia-Pacific 3 Days Ago
Replies: 737
Views: 88,728
Posted By Dayuhan
Who's saying that on the European side? Not...

Who's saying that on the European side? Not saying it isn't so, I just haven't heard it.



It does make them more dangerous. There's no telling what could happen in the event of serious...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 617
Views: 50,555
Posted By Dayuhan
Your disinclination to reply is of course...

Your disinclination to reply is of course understandable. If I'd made a comment like this...



...and somebody asked me who exactly the US is "supposed to be protecting" (somebody would ask;...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 617
Views: 50,555
Posted By Dayuhan
So now you're jumping from "so we've been taught...

So now you're jumping from "so we've been taught in the last 60 years" to a few comments heard by the miniscule handful of people that have contemplated traveling to Syria? People say all kinds of...
Forum: Europe 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,404
Views: 48,300
Posted By Dayuhan
There's a difference between turning your back on...

There's a difference between turning your back on people and sexpecting them to do their share... especially when their cooperation is a necessary part of whatever is to be done.

Poles, Czechs,...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 617
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Posted By Dayuhan
I haven't seen anyone teach such a thing. Syria...

I haven't seen anyone teach such a thing. Syria is not "a nation of crazy terrorists", but a Syrian civil war with active Western intervention would be an irresistible and accessible magnet for...
Forum: Asia-Pacific 1 Week Ago
Replies: 737
Views: 88,728
Posted By Dayuhan
Another one: ...

Another one:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonchang/2014/03/16/china-cant-afford-its-military-thats-why-we-should-really-worry/
Forum: Europe 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,404
Views: 48,300
Posted By Dayuhan
Bollocks. The Europeans aren't children, and the...

Bollocks. The Europeans aren't children, and the US didn't make them what they are. Whatever they are or have become is the consequence of their choices, and it is their own responsibility. They...
Forum: Europe 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,404
Views: 48,300
Posted By Dayuhan
This isn't a boxing match... more like a...

This isn't a boxing match... more like a potential bar brawl. It's also a bar brawl where the protagonists have pistols in their waistbands, only in this case the pistols fire nukes, which makes...
Forum: Europe 1 Week Ago
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Views: 48,300
Posted By Dayuhan
Maybe the message from the US to Erope could be...

Maybe the message from the US to Erope could be something like "either you get serious about your own defense - say for starters commit to raising defense spending to a minimum of 2.5% of GPD and to...
Forum: Law Enforcement 1 Week Ago
Replies: 187
Views: 5,180
Posted By Dayuhan
The post above is a good example of the...

The post above is a good example of the perception issues. This is how that particular incident is perceived in some quarters...


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Forum: Asia-Pacific 1 Week Ago
Replies: 737
Views: 88,728
Posted By Dayuhan
Meanwhile, all's well on the domestic front... ...

Meanwhile, all's well on the domestic front...
...
Forum: Miscellaneous Goings On 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By Dayuhan
Accusing anyone of "getting it wrong" doesn't...

Accusing anyone of "getting it wrong" doesn't hold much water unless you can say what you think "getting it right" would have been.

The US has, like most nations, never been overly fond of taking...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 617
Views: 50,555
Posted By Dayuhan
I think Western involvement in Syria's civil war,...

I think Western involvement in Syria's civil war, directly or by proxy, would be seen as another self-interested attempt by the Western infidel to influence or control Muslim lands. I think that...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 617
Views: 50,555
Posted By Dayuhan
Is there any reason to think that British...

Is there any reason to think that British intervention in Syria would have avoided or reduced that threat?
Forum: Miscellaneous Goings On 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By Dayuhan
Who said that, and where? Feel free to cite...

Who said that, and where? Feel free to cite specific posts.

I re-read much of the old Syria thread the other day. It's at times entertaining and at times excruciating, but I didn't see anybody...
Forum: Law Enforcement 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 187
Views: 5,180
Posted By Dayuhan
This I think is one of the core truths that's so...

This I think is one of the core truths that's so often lost in polarized political discourse. The guy who disagrees with you is not necessarily a shill for "the 1%", "the commies", "the immigrants",...
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