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    OK, some perspective from down under by a 60 year...

    OK, some perspective from down under by a 60 year old.

    1. Equity And Fairness. I fail to understand why Assange and Wikileaks are not treated like any other news organisation. It is not as if...
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    I have not seen the story. With the greatest...

    I have not seen the story.

    With the greatest respect, it would appear that what CBS has done is conduct a "Gap Analysis" between what Iraq was under Saadam Hussien and what it is now.

    Being...
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    Isn't McChrystal the man that terminated Michael...

    Isn't McChrystal the man that terminated Michael Yons embedding with 5/2 Stryker BCT in April 2010?

    Does not that suggest that he and his team are extremely sensitive about their media image?
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  4. Thread: Dr. Lani Kass

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    Ken, thank you for your long post on the...

    Ken, thank you for your long post on the Byzantine Washington bureaucracy. :D

    I hope you are right about the beneficial effects it has in moderating conflicting viewpoints. I have no personal...
  5. Thread: Dr. Lani Kass

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    Thanks for the reply Ken, my Labrador thinks I'm...

    Thanks for the reply Ken, my Labrador thinks I'm pretty couth as well as easily mollified.

    My point is that Dr. Kass is Principal advisor on the Middle East. that implies that there is no further...
  6. Thread: Dr. Lani Kass

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    I note the use of the nice qualifier "radical"...

    I note the use of the nice qualifier "radical" Islam, but its "non radical" Muslims that keep getting killed, and that has the potential to antagonise, and radicalise, a whole lot more who are not...
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    I'm wrong there. She didn't come to the U.S.A....

    I'm wrong there. She didn't come to the U.S.A. until 1981 0r 82.

    Without going into it in detail, one needs a computer science degree to have any understanding of "cyberwarfare".

    Her...
  8. Thread: Dr. Lani Kass

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    Ken, thank you for your reply. Henry...

    Ken, thank you for your reply.

    Henry Kissinger - arrived as a Fifteen year old.

    Madeleine Albright - arrived as an Eleven year old.

    Gen. John Shalikashvili - arrived as a Sixteen year old....
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    More On Dr. Kass..

    Apparently the good Doctor is now the Principal Advisor for the Middle East to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Of Staff. She also rejected Gen. Petreaus conclusions regarding American credibility in...
  10. Thread: Dr. Lani Kass

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    Ken White: Thank you for your comments....

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    Thank you for your comments. For your information Ken, it didn't come from a "Hard core leftist website" unless you call Col. (ret.) Pat Lang's "Sic Semper Tyrannis" website hard...
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    I Apologise to The Army.

    If you watch the unedited video, at between 2 minutes Ten seconds and Two minutes Eleven seconds, you can see that the second man from the top of the screen is carrying a loaded RPG7. The round is...
  12. Thread: Dr. Lani Kass

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    Dr. Lani Kass

    Can someone explain why this person has the ear of the Joint Chiefs? Why would she be advising on areas that are way outside her competence. She majored in Russian studies, yet advises on...
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    Holly Grafs behaviours, in my layman opinion, fit...

    Holly Grafs behaviours, in my layman opinion, fit a classic case of Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

    I have interacted with Two females with this condition, one in management and one in a...
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    Ken White: Thank you for your comment. ...

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    Thank you for your comment.

    1. It is sufficient to note that the Military suppressed this video, which confirms beyond a shadow of a doubt that this episode was regarded by...
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    First let me commend Small Wars Journal for...

    First let me commend Small Wars Journal for having the guts to post a thread about this.

    Glen Greenwald at Salon.com has made the obvious deduction; this is how America makes war; all the time....
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    A respectful reply to Schmedlap's question: ...

    A respectful reply to Schmedlap's question:



    I think it is easier for people from outside the United States to answer this question for you because we are far enough away to see the wood from...
  17. Thank you for your excellent post Badtux, my...

    Thank you for your excellent post Badtux, my knowledge of the Russians and their deployments is weak.

    Next question: Has it crossed anyone's mind that this might be construed as a spoiling attack...
  18. What concerns me is a miscalculation by either...

    What concerns me is a miscalculation by either party that could result in further escalation.

    I am however surprised at the speed of Russia's action, which suggest to me that it had to have been...
  19. It's not gratuitous political comment if we allow...

    It's not gratuitous political comment if we allow the same processes and personalities and agendas that got us into Iraq to inform our stance on Georgia.

    ...And the same mouthpieces are already...
  20. I note with interest that the hate site...

    I note with interest that the hate site "Blackfive.net" is already blaming "spineless politicians" - meaning Democrats, as is Mr. Kristol repeating the lie that it was the German politicians who were...
  21. The danger here is that someoen has...

    The danger here is that someoen has miscalculated.

    Putin calculates that the West can't and won't intervene militarily.

    We are calculating that Russia will pull back.

    What if all of us are...
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    Fuchs: It's more difficult to maintain...

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    It's more difficult to maintain peace because the weaker nation state cannot deal with and neutralise it's own internal rivalries that may spill over it's own borders. These rivalries...
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    This was under discussion at "Sic Semper...

    This was under discussion at "Sic Semper Tyrannis" and I'll repost what I said here..

    I have to draw your attention to that excellent work "The Invention Of Peace" by (now) Sir Michael Howard...
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    In Rupert Murdoch's world of media, most of it is...

    In Rupert Murdoch's world of media, most of it is entertainment designed to attract viewers and advertising revenue. That's what drives it.

    Unfortunately very few people in America value truth and...
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    Oh Good! More Regulation To Keep Us Safe!

    There seems to be no limit to the stupidity and passionate hunger for power and regulation of bureaucracies the world over.

    It looks like the boating community dodged a bullet with federal...
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