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    Just a couple: Not a "domestic spying program"...

    Just a couple:

    Not a "domestic spying program" - there was no program. Some people wandered off the reservation - and they will go to jail for it.

    He didn't fire them to "contain the scandal"...
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    Sensationalist rhetoric at it's finest. There...

    Sensationalist rhetoric at it's finest. There are so many inaccuracies in that article it is hard to believe they are even talking about the same country.
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    Mostly that coup does not lie under the surface.

    Mostly that coup does not lie under the surface.
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    We can agree to disagree. I will only had that...

    We can agree to disagree. I will only had that in my opinion this threat of insurgency, I believe exacerbated in some cases by this very changing of the uniform of the military to police (and that's...
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    While what you say is true, the threat of coup is...

    While what you say is true, the threat of coup is always there in any LATAM country. It runs deeper in some than others, but it is always there. The lack of it in Colombia is, IMO, as much to do...
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    Yes it is true. Noguera is a man, not the...

    Yes it is true. Noguera is a man, not the institution. The DAS is not part of the Colombian military and Noguera has not been convicted of anything that I know of.

    You need to tone down the...
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    The thing is, you can't say "The AUC is this..."...

    The thing is, you can't say "The AUC is this..." or "The FARC is that..." It doesn't work that way. These are fairly large organizations with hundreds of splinter groups with their own agendas. ...
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    He is correct, your friend. The CONVIVIR program...

    He is correct, your friend. The CONVIVIR program worked very well. The problem came IMO because of a lack of management, mostly on the part of the military. That, and external pressures. The...
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    GEEZUS! Where do you get this stuff?

    GEEZUS! Where do you get this stuff?
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    You've never been to Colombia have you.

    You've never been to Colombia have you.
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    This is basically a gross over-simplification and...

    This is basically a gross over-simplification and simply not true.
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    Perhaps someone should remind the new Congress...

    Perhaps someone should remind the new Congress that Plan Colombia is a Clinton initiative. And that Colombia is not in the ME.

    The problem could be they are so focused on getting the POTUS, they...
  13. Many thanks. Working hard, trying to do the...

    Many thanks. Working hard, trying to do the right thing. Looks like things are going well...
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    Since 1985 in LATAM. Last 4 years, 6 days a...

    Since 1985 in LATAM.

    Last 4 years, 6 days a week, 50 weeks a year, from LTCs to privates, military and police, everything from classroom theory to high risk practical do ya?

    Will work for...
  15. Well, at the risk of over-stating the obvious,...

    Well, at the risk of over-stating the obvious, the problem is a 900-pound guerrilla (get it? :) ) and the Colonel has addressed but part of it. He stayed in his lane and didn't go off on a tangent....
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    Do you read Spanish? There is some material, but...

    Do you read Spanish? There is some material, but I don't think it's been translated.
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    Wildcat, are you the dude that promised me beer,...

    Wildcat, are you the dude that promised me beer, then blew me off?:) Nice AAR.

    goesh,
    It don't work that way.
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    Thank you very much.:)

    Thank you very much.:)
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    Mmm, I agree that it is nascent (hopefully not...

    Mmm, I agree that it is nascent (hopefully not still born) but I disagree. I believe it is indeed FID. W are attempting to defend the internals, such as they are. What I don't think we are...
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    Yes, that preface is in the edition I have. His...

    Yes, that preface is in the edition I have. His changes in the later preface closely mirror my criticisms of the book itself. All in all it is a good piece of work. The problem I believe is the...
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    If you had this capability, would you make it...

    If you had this capability, would you make it public knowledge?
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    Rock, While I disagree with many of his...

    Rock,
    While I disagree with many of his conclusions, the book addresses many of your questions. Be forewarned - it will probably frustrate you based on what I have read in this thread.:)

    Mr....
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    Have you guys read Learning to Eat Soup with a...

    Have you guys read Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife?
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    Posts numbers 3 and 5 in this thread are two of...

    Posts numbers 3 and 5 in this thread are two of the best comments on the subject I have ever seen on the internet.
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    About time

    About time
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