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    Daisy Ad Comparison

    The original on Youtube (60 sec. video).

    http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2011/11/07/nyregion/20111108-cityroom-schwartz/20111108-cityroom-schwartz-articleInline-v2.jpg

    This week's Russian...
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    If we consider 10 yr old Americans ...

    then we should be considering the risk to them of directly confronting Russia.

    We did that, of course, during the Cold War. The last Cold War study on that was in 1990.


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    Quid pro Quo, Carl;

    just quid pro quo.

    Up front, I'm not objecting to my and your sending US troops to bad places, where they will see worse situations, etc. In any event, they (not 10 yr old Ukrainian school...
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    Carl:

    Point 3 ties in with Point 2 - they both have to do with EU-NATO capabilities and will to use those capabilities. Assuming (without any evidence I can present right now) that there is a coalition of...
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    A couple of human interest stories ...

    from Helsingin Sanomat, Putin knows the Finns well enough, but do any of us really know him? (by Anu Nousiainen; first published in print 9.1.2000):



    and, Who remembers 2nd Secretary Ivanov? -...
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    Outlaw: Please link your story

    I won't; because without a link I don't know if it is anything at all.

    Regards

    Mike
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    Carl:

    1. Any or all of the acts you suggest would be better than lofty rhetoric - if no acts are really intended, then our Beltway should STFU.

    2. Your suggestions beg the question of which EU-NATO...
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    VP Biden, Our Ironclad Monitor

    I read VP Biden's lofty rhetoric as carried on the AP wire yesterday; e.g., Pushing back on Russia, Biden vows more sanctions (by JOSH LEDERMAN,
    Associated Press; Published: Tuesday, Mar. 18, 2014 -...
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    The Agreement(s) to Consult

    should have been laughed off when it was (they were) made.

    But, that is not the Athenian Way, is it ?

    Regards

    Mike
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    The strong rule; the weak drool ...

    Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War (any Crawley trans. edition).

    Words (the lofty rhetoric of politicians), whether written or oral, have no real meaning unless linked to acts. "By...
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    What Agreement ??

    The bottom line is Art. 6:



    Those parties have consulted (last Friday) - commitment met.

    Another "Agreement" - Art. 4 and Art. 5 of NATO:
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    A Mixed Grill ...

    ... citing a few links that caught my eye last nite and today ...

    First, two articles (from yesterday) taking initial looks at "sanctions" (whatever they might end up to be) and Germany; from...
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    Carl:

    One of my neighbors (way back then and more recently) graduated from Tech a year or two after I did, and went on to fly F-4s in the later stages of Rolling Thunder (which by then was a total shooting...
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    Operation Rolling Thunder 0.001

    USAToday, Obama imposes sanctions on 7 Russians after Crimea vote (17 Mar 2014):



    Seriously, is this the vaunted first round of sanctions ?

    What comes next in what appears to be an exercise...
  15. And calling all ships at sea ...

    Answer in first paragraph of Airplane Hijacking - Wiki:



    Legalisms are in footnote 3.

    Regards

    Mike
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    No Daisy Day in Moscow

    Once upon a time in the West ...

    http://www.famouspictures.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/flowerpower.jpg

    Admittedly, we suck at the Art of Coercion.

    Regards

    Mike
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    Of course;

    if you're a good girl, I give you this:

    http://polizeros.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/potemkinvil.jpg

    If you're a bad girl, I give you Detroit. :eek:

    Regards

    Mike
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    Carl: Take care ...

    They're going to multiply on you:

    http://th02.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2013/040/6/5/mirhond_batch_1_by_pandonation-d5ucmx4.png

    Regards

    Mike
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    Africom's Strategy

    Here you go - from the horse's mouth:



    and its political bosses are:

    http://images.politico.com/global/2013/06/05/130605_susan_rice_samantha_power_comp_ap_328.jpg

    That should cheer you...
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    Nick Turse

    I've briefly mentioned Turse - without going into his veracity. Here's Nick -
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    IMO: The nature of the occupied society is paramount. The occupier who recognizes that nature for what it is (as opposed to what the occupier wants it to be) might see "success" and the "light at the...
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    Pretext or Punitive

    Sure; we had a lot of both.

    Here's my favorite cow story (which has both), Into the West - Part 3 (Dreams and Schemes); starts at 56:00; ends at 1:02:20. Great ending, IMO - payback's a mother -...
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    All the *ucks Lined Up, or Wishful Thinking

    Here's a headline from the Washington Examiner, John Kerry: Russia has until Monday to reverse course in Ukraine (by Susan Crabtree, MARCH 13, 2014):



    Also, an interesting back and forth with...
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    Mark:

    I'll post something re: Giustozzi's book in the thread, Second-party Counterinsurgency, when I get around to it.

    Regards

    Mike

    PS: Hmm ..., 100 cattle per perp. Sounds like the founding of...
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    Nuclear Escalatory Ladders and Limited War - Part 2

    All that (in Part 1) recalls the differing viewpoints of Herman Kahn and Hugh Everett. Kahn popularized his "escalation ladder" and other thermonuclear war concepts in a number of books. See John...
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