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Forum: Africa 01-11-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 4,680
Posted By Firn
I have seen first-hand how the horrors of...

I have seen first-hand how the horrors of Mugabe’s Zimbabwe haunt our people...
Forum: Middle East 01-08-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 52,889
Posted By Firn
Harsh words but I fear there is more then just...

Harsh words but I fear there is more then just some truth in it. All those wars with their brutalities and often direct Iranian military intervention have certainly set the bar of feasible terror...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 01-08-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 3,029
Posted By Firn
Indeed. Some terms may be old-fashioned or not so...

Indeed. Some terms may be old-fashioned or not so precise but this fits my personal bias for, well old texts...

And still today much can be read between the lines.
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 01-07-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 3,029
Posted By Firn
I'm currently listening to an audiobook...

I'm currently listening to an audiobook (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7b2NIuXmJDM) of the Xenophons Anabasis (http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Xen.%20Anab.). What a gift it is to be...
Forum: Equipment & Capabilities 01-07-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 77,944
Posted By Firn
Obviously I have no idea but some basic thoughts:...

Obviously I have no idea but some basic thoughts:

1) Overall China is by far, far, far the biggest producer and consumer of ebikes and e-scooters. Almost all is focused on city transport. Mainland...
Forum: Equipment & Capabilities 01-07-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1,212
Posted By Firn
Sven has a fine blog post...

Sven has a fine blog post (http://defense-and-freedom.blogspot.co.at/2017/09/combat-resupply.html) about this topic.

Aerial drones are no doubt part of the future combat supply mix.

Firn
Forum: Equipment & Capabilities 01-07-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 77,944
Posted By Firn
A friend of mine in the voluntary (but well...

A friend of mine in the voluntary (but well trained and prepared) Alpine rescue community has told me that an increasing number of teams are using ebikes with success. In some cases it is an official...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 01-07-2018
Replies: 342
Views: 182,825
Posted By Firn
I'm not surprised by this connection, given how...

I'm not surprised by this connection, given how 'drones' were part of a large package which was created by Israel after it was forced to think and act laterally after the bloody face it's airforce...
Forum: Trigger Puller 01-07-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 11,859
Posted By Firn
I listened to it quite a while ago. Well worth...

I listened to it quite a while ago. Well worth and with good insights. Hardly anything new under the sun, some very specific lessons due to the situation there and then but quite a lot of timeless...
Forum: Europe 01-07-2018
Replies: 637
Views: 162,384
Posted By Firn
Resources have indeed moved considerably higher*...

Resources have indeed moved considerably higher* and are a huge help to support the economic policies of the government on which a large proportion of the economy rests.

Skilled actions by smart...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 01-07-2018
Replies: 650
Views: 170,442
Posted By Firn
Thumbs up I'm now more confident then ever that Energy...

I'm now more confident then ever that Energy Security can be achieved a rather low costs and within a not so long time frame. This is of course very unspecific but at the core the matter is very...
Forum: Middle East 01-07-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 52,889
Posted By Firn
Even if they would have a decent chance to be...

Even if they would have a decent chance to be successful it such projects just seem a huge waste of money due to the very high opportunity costs...

More so if the economic legs are so marginal in...
Forum: Africa 01-07-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 4,680
Posted By Firn
I guess not participating in the theft of land...

I guess not participating in the theft of land and property would have made him rather suspicious in the eyes of the other members of the mafi.. ah elite running the country.

The coup leader is...
Forum: Americas 01-07-2018
Replies: 82
Views: 72,303
Posted By Firn
Indeed the fall seems never-ending. The resources...

Indeed the fall seems never-ending. The resources of the state and the nation are almost exhausted. We seem to have now a situation approaching slowly the one of a huge prison camp where loyalty and...
Forum: Equipment & Capabilities 07-13-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 77,944
Posted By Firn
As much of this thread is about technological...

As much of this thread is about technological aspects I think it is important to point out the key implication of the paper on bicycle patrols: It's mostly not about biketech but about thinking...
Forum: Equipment & Capabilities 07-13-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 77,944
Posted By Firn
Just as short (tech) update: 1) Mighty...

Just as short (tech) update:

1) Mighty Shimano enters the e-mtb engine market (http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/news/article/shimano-joins-the-e-mountain-bike-fray-with-m8000-steps-46994/). A bit more...
Forum: Africa 07-13-2016
Replies: 388
Views: 147,181
Posted By Firn
Good reads. The day will come when power changes...

Good reads. The day will come when power changes hands. Without a widely shared, supported, clear and hardly disputed way as in a modern democracy this is bound to create great tensions and potential...
Forum: Africa 07-04-2016
Replies: 388
Views: 147,181
Posted By Firn
Sadly history has shown that a regime can survive...

Sadly history has shown that a regime can survive a hunger crisis while many of it's citiziens might not.
Forum: South Asia 07-04-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 37,973
Posted By Firn
Aren't the higher strata of Arab society also...

Aren't the higher strata of Arab society also overreppresented in the rank of the Daesh? Maybe somebody has some study at hand...

Obviously that vile murder of foreigners, among them many Italians...
Forum: Adversary / Threat 07-04-2016
Replies: 261
Views: 223,418
Posted By Firn
Aren't the higher strata of Arab society also...

Aren't the higher strata of Arab society also overreppresented in the rank of the Daesh? Maybe somebody has some study at hand...

Obviously that vile murder of foreigners, among them many Italians...
Forum: Europe 07-04-2016
Replies: 227
Views: 36,852
Posted By Firn
EU Support Surges in Denmark as Brexit Scare...

EU Support Surges in Denmark as Brexit Scare Spreads in Nordics (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-04/eu-support-surges-in-denmark-as-brexit-scare-spreads-in-nordics), according to...
Forum: Europe 07-02-2016
Replies: 227
Views: 36,852
Posted By Firn
An interesting facet of Brexit is that it is a...

An interesting facet of Brexit is that it is a lot easier to roughly determine it's overall long-term economic effect - a clear negative for it's potential GDP. In the short run a heavily devalued...
Forum: Europe 06-30-2016
Replies: 227
Views: 36,852
Posted By Firn
Wink Brexit humour springs out from fertile ground and...

Brexit humour springs out from fertile ground and once again stranger then fiction. I mean Boris running away for the time being by not running for PM, Gove's mutiny after defection, spurred on by...
Forum: Europe 06-28-2016
Replies: 227
Views: 36,852
Posted By Firn
Well if Brexit happens it will obviously not be...

Well if Brexit happens it will obviously not be the end of the world, indeed Europe has seen much worse and is still there and one of the richest areas of this world.

For everybody who wishes to...
Forum: Europe 06-27-2016
Replies: 227
Views: 36,852
Posted By Firn
I heard it now a couple of times but don't think...

I heard it now a couple of times but don't think the 'Germany' cited all too often as a proxy for the whole EU will put economic self-interest before poltical necessitiy. Much of the same was said...
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