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Forum: Training & Education 2 Days Ago
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On Saturday, December 6th 1941, the pride of the...

On Saturday, December 6th 1941, the pride of the American fleet anchored at Pearl Harbor was already long obsolete, overtaken by the technology of air power and the ability to project air power with...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 4 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,770
Posted By Bob's World
Surely our government would not say one thing and...

Surely our government would not say one thing and do, support or wish very hard for another?? (tongue firmly in cheek).

I really don't know, but sure looks like letting the current governments...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 4 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,770
Posted By Bob's World
Bill, strategic understanding is only politically...

Bill, strategic understanding is only politically correct by coincidence.

Tactical action is politically correct by design.

Besides, neither you nor I know what our government's plan is for...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 4 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,770
Posted By Bob's World
To clarify, when asked to address a problem as a...

To clarify, when asked to address a problem as a whole, rather than a single niche component of the problem that this thread focuses upon, I offer more comprehensive positions. By focusing my answer...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 5 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,770
Posted By Bob's World
In populace-based, revolutionary conflicts like...

In populace-based, revolutionary conflicts like we are seeing across the greater Middle East in the current decade, "understanding why 'they' fight" is interesting; but I believe it is in...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 6 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,770
Posted By Bob's World
Bill, You are an ideolog. I won't cure...

Bill,

You are an ideolog. I won't cure that.

I give you rigor, and you dismiss it. I give you common sense, and you dismiss it.

This is why ideology works. It blinds one...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 6 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,770
Posted By Bob's World
Sorry Slap, put your bible, torch and pitchfork...

Sorry Slap, put your bible, torch and pitchfork away; and break out a map and history books that attempt to portray English control of the northern section of Ireland from the perspectives of each...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 6 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,770
Posted By Bob's World
No, that is human nature. Try being a...

No, that is human nature.

Try being a white settler in Comanche territory in the 1800s; or a black person in white territory in the same period; or an accountant at a biker bar. There are...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 6 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,770
Posted By Bob's World
We are too quick to focus on the sizzle, rather...

We are too quick to focus on the sizzle, rather than the steak.

"The sizzle" is those distinguishing factors, be it shared grievance (powerless peasants vs entitled landholders in Asia and...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 1 Week Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,770
Posted By Bob's World
Seriously? How about Catholics and...

Seriously?

How about Catholics and Protestants virtually every where?
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 1 Week Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,770
Posted By Bob's World
Ok, for all of you who are convinced they fight...

Ok, for all of you who are convinced they fight because of their religious differences rather than in pursuit of power or to throw off a system of governance designed and implemented by one group to...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 1 Week Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,770
Posted By Bob's World
I'm not arguing Carl, just stating the facts as I...

I'm not arguing Carl, just stating the facts as I understand them.

J Singh mentions the enlightenment and reformation.

Better he backs it up a bit and considers the Renaissance in the...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 1 Week Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,770
Posted By Bob's World
AQ uses extreme and unrealistic perspectives on...

AQ uses extreme and unrealistic perspectives on religion to sell illegal, violent political activism for the same reason Madison Avenue uses pretty extreme and unrealistic portrayals of beautiful...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 601
Views: 15,908
Posted By Bob's World
ISIS's hardest fight and greatest challenges will...

ISIS's hardest fight and greatest challenges will come after they "win."

They will find that their state sponsors will shift their support to more moderate voices that are more likely to govern in...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 1 Week Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 47,022
Posted By Bob's World
The sad truth is that America's founding...

The sad truth is that America's founding principals and the goals of the Sunni populations that AQ targets align far more than either side is comfortable to admit.
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 1 Week Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 47,022
Posted By Bob's World
Carl, Who are "They"? You are...

Carl,

Who are "They"?

You are right that "they" in charge of ISIS, ISIL, Muslim Brotherhood, AQ, etc. choose to define the conflict in religious terms. As I have often said, this is the...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 1 Week Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 47,022
Posted By Bob's World
Bill, I am not criticizing the current...

Bill,

I am not criticizing the current approach, I am merely pointing out that it is based more upon our Western interpretation of history, framing governance conflicts in religious terms,...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 1 Week Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 47,022
Posted By Bob's World
When people define the problem in the context of...

When people define the problem in the context of the religion of the participants, they are not only superficial in their analysis - they create a problem with no solution other than genocide or pure...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 1 Week Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 47,022
Posted By Bob's World
Bill, It is not nonsense. You calling...

Bill,

It is not nonsense. You calling someone else's professional, informed and supported position nonsense does not make it nonsense.

I would offer that you are looking more at the...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 1 Week Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 47,022
Posted By Bob's World
Carl, you are in good company. But then, so were...

Carl, you are in good company. But then, so were all of the passengers of the Titanic.

As I said, Dr. Hoffman is clearly an expert on the facts. I have studied his professional work and he is...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 1 Week Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 47,022
Posted By Bob's World
IMO Dr.Hoffman brings a distorted perspective, as...

IMO Dr.Hoffman brings a distorted perspective, as he views revolution and UW through the lenses of the ideologies espoused and the tactics applied by the participants. He is clearly an expert on...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 1 Week Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 47,022
Posted By Bob's World
It's time to recognize that this has always been...

It's time to recognize that this has always been about coercing political change where change was needed, but where those in power had no inclination to do so, and offered no effective legal means...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,992
Posted By Bob's World
Teams are based on Patronage, not being Pashtu ...

Teams are based on Patronage, not being Pashtu

Many Pashtu individuals, tribes and families did not have patronage under the Taliban that do under the current Northern Alliance-based government.
...
Forum: Middle East 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 601
Views: 15,908
Posted By Bob's World
Ali Khedery - now working for the oil industry...

Ali Khedery - now working for the oil industry and himself - clearly is attempting to protect his own legacy. Sorry bud, own it. You were just as tactically short-sighted, and overly focused on...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,992
Posted By Bob's World
Carl, Who do you think "the Afghans" are?...

Carl,

Who do you think "the Afghans" are? Who do you think "the Taliban" are?

I know this may sound trite, but Afghanistan is not America. The concept of patronage as it exists in...
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