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  1. After reading this discussion I decided to review...

    After reading this discussion I decided to review the current gun-laws in Belgium, i didnt know them because few people here own guns and thus the need to know the gun-laws is pretty much...
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    An important thing to note when using the concept...

    An important thing to note when using the concept of globalisation (indeed a bit of a confused concept) is not something that happened overnight or in the last twenty years, the concept of...
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    Wikileaks does not only release US or coalition...

    Wikileaks does not only release US or coalition "secret" materials, some of the leaks they released detailed corruption in kenya, scientology (the usual stuff), sarah palin's e-mail account,...
  4. This is an interesting article about Zachary Adam...

    This is an interesting article about Zachary Adam Chesser.
    http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2010/10/11/watching_the_watchers

    About the question if it is a good strategy to take down these...
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    The troubles in northern Ireland, the rise of...

    The troubles in northern Ireland, the rise of socialism (potentialy also anarchism) during the industrial revolution period, peasant rebellions during the French revolution, The russian revolution,...
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    So if i get this right, your general idea is that...

    So if i get this right, your general idea is that insurgencies occur primarily in countries where certain groups do not consider themselves as part of the nation as a group, the lack of a feeling of...
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    I wouldnt call insurgency a strategy, i would...

    I wouldnt call insurgency a strategy, i would rather call as bob said it a


    Also when you look at the translations of the word insurgency, in for example dutch (opstand : uprising ) or in french...
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    What i meant was that the media should portray...

    What i meant was that the media should portray events as objectively as they possibly can with the information they have and this information includes contextual explanation, statements of (all)...
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    The "job" of the media is foremost to spread...

    The "job" of the media is foremost to spread information, not to interpret this information. Interpreting information should be left to people acting as individuals and each news agency, news...
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    Well they might want to specify "manufacturing",...

    Well they might want to specify "manufacturing", because that includes alot of different sectors, and the effects of outsourcing certain industries can be completely different from outsourcing...
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    I find it quite logical that other fields then...

    I find it quite logical that other fields then the military one matter in warfare, if i recall it correctly CvC said that breaking the will of the people was something of an end goal in every war (...
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    A few months ago i read about the release of the...

    A few months ago i read about the release of the "handbook of 5GW"


    I searched the web to find some more information on the subject and ran into a bunch of blogposts on the subject and after some...
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    I find it quite worying that populist politicians...

    I find it quite worying that populist politicians both in Europe as in the US are increasing their popularity and spreading fear, in the name of the fight against radical islam. (a great example of...
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    As i see it both are possible ways to accomplish...

    As i see it both are possible ways to accomplish the goal of defeating an enemy, and the decision on which one to use should be decided by the specific circumstances of an individual conflict and...
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    Ok im not an expert on what the US exports and...

    Ok im not an expert on what the US exports and imports as im from Belgium so i cant really think of any examples to support my claim, anyways lets start.

    consumers in a somewhat capitalist country...
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    Yes but these protectionist measures will then...

    Yes but these protectionist measures will then simply be followed by retaliation protectionist measures by countries who are subject to your measures, leading to a collapse of your export sector and...
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    What about the transition between the more...

    What about the transition between the more high-tech aproach to war before the "gwot" and the current focus on population-centric coin.

    Or the fact that maybe military invasion/force might not be...
  18. so how about turning this discussion around, now...

    so how about turning this discussion around, now we are saying why a movement should choose a non-violent path over a violent one.
    So what about saying how a governement could make a violent...
  19. what if a non-violent aproach does not generate...

    what if a non-violent aproach does not generate attention in general, why would for example the UN care about a few thousand protesters somewhere in say india, why would even the governement...
  20. Here are some thoughts i have have about this...

    Here are some thoughts i have have about this subjects and your theories about them.

    -To start of one of the points of critique i have towards your insurgency model is that you view insurgency as...
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